Dr. Hollern completed her dental training at the University of Washington, receiving her DDS with a solid background in conservative and evidenced based dentistry. Resulting from her comprehensive education, Dr. Hollern has dedicated her time to making a difference by contributing to the health and social welfare of her local communities.
Prior to joining the Mint* team, Dr. Hollern worked as a public health dentist in Missoula as well as Oregon. Dr. Hollern is proud to be active throughout the community and participates in free dental screenings and sealant programs in local schools as well as Homeless Connect, an annual free dental clinic. She has practiced mobile dentistry in smaller towns throughout Montana and Oregon. Dr. Hollern was also involved with Medical Teams International in Washington State.
Dr. Hollern is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as her local dental society. Born and raised in Montana, Dr. Hollern received her Bachelor Degree from Montana State University and is proud to be back in Cat Country.
While not in the office or performing dental outreach, Dr. Hollern enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, and dogs. She likes to run, hike, and ski in this beautiful place she calls home.
Dr. Tanguay received his DDS from the University of Washington, and completed his residency at Seattle Special Care Dentistry and Swedish Hospital. During that time, Dr. Tanguay acquired comprehensive training in pediatric dentistry, patients with complex medical and/or special needs, and advanced dental techniques, including IV sedation. Dr. Tanguay is the only general dentist on staff at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital.
Ardently committed to social responsibility and building healthy communities, Dr. Tanguay has been involved with multiple local outreach projects in Gallatin and Jefferson counties including school screenings, sealant programs and Project Homeless connect. Dr. Tanguay’s environmental leadership has resulted in Mint Dental Studio winning the Montana EcoStar Award for their pollution prevention efforts in 2012, 2013, 2018 & 2020.
A member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Dr. Tanguay served on the Board of Directors of the Montana Dental Association and as President of the association in 2020. Dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest evidence based dental care techniques, Dr. Tanguay is also a member of the Spear Bozeman Club, a dental study club comprised of local Gallatin Valley Dental professionals.
Prior to his career in dentistry, Dr. Tanguay taught high school science for five years and worked as a professional mountain guide, logging many impressive ascents, which include Mt. Rainier, Mt. McKinley, Kilimanjaro, Vinson Massif, and a few trips to Mt. Everest. Out of the office, Dr. Tanguay enjoys hiking, biking, climbing, skiing, yoga and spending time with his wife Karina and three daughters, Elliana, Malina and Naya.
Dr. Scott Lawson received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in 1986. After graduating, Dr. Lawson dedicated an extensive amount of time and resources to additional training in occlusion, periodontal and oral surgery, and aesthetic and implant dentistry.
Prior to joining Mint Dr. Lawson spent 34 years running two high quality practices, the last 20 here in Bozeman. He also served as the Dental Director for the Community Health Centers in each of the communities in which he’s lived. He was honored to be recognized by the Montana Dental Association with the annual "2020 Clinical Excellence Award".
In order to provide you with the best treatment options available, Dr. Lawson is committed to continually updating his knowledge base and incorporating the latest techniques and technology. He believes that identifying risk factors, focusing on prevention and developing a comprehensive dental treatment plan are the pillars to achieving a long-lasting, functional and beautiful smile.
When not doing dentistry, Dr. Lawson enjoys all the outdoor activities Montana has to offer, as well as photography and spending time with his wife Lori, and their daughter Sumner. He grew up mainly in Alaska, but has been proud to call Bozeman home since 1999.