Godbolt joins Matthews at Big Sky Smile Center


Patients of Big Sky Smile Center have a new face to assist them with their dental needs.

Dr. Emerson Godbolt has joined the staff, partnering with Dr. Barrie Matthews at the practice he founded six years ago. Matthews said he’s excited to have another doctor to work alongside him.

“Dr. Godbolt has always displayed the utmost respect for his fellow colleagues and genuinely cares for those around him and everyone he comes in contact with,” Matthews said in a statement. “He displays an unbelievable amount of professionalism, clinical excellence, and passion; we are so lucky to have him as part of our team.”

Raised in Whitehall, Dr. Godbolt worked on several ranches and construction crews before attending dental school at the Oregon Health & Sciences University of Dental Medicine. An avid outdoorsman, Godbolt has hunted and fished all over the state, including eastern Montana.

“I have fond memories of turkey hunting in Eastern Montana and started to look for jobs in this part of the state,” he said. “After finding the exceptional team at Big Sky Smile Center, I knew this would be an outstanding opportunity to become part of a great practice and community, while at the same time revisiting some hobbies that were lost during dental school. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and calling Miles City home.”

Godbolt  graduated from high school in 2004 and moved to Helena to attend Carroll College. During the summer months he kept busy as a wildland firefighter. After five years of fighting fire, he found himself in Dillon working as a dental assistant. While in Dillon, his passion for dentistry continued, and he made the move to Portland, Ore., to attend the Oregon Health & Sciences University of Dental Medicine. After considering his opportunities after graduation, Big Sky Smile Center was the perfect fit for him.

“Dr. Matthews had a vision and he built his practice for two doctors,” Godbolt said. “There’s plenty of space for two doctors, and all the equipment is state of the art. I found it to be very appealing. Everything has been great so far.”

Big Sky Smile Center will be hosting a Meet and Greet Open House Friday, August 15 at 4 p.m., to celebrate six years in existence and officially welcome Godbolt to the community. For every person who attends the open house, Big Sky Smile Center will donate $5 to Relay for Life, which begins Friday evening.

“Please come celebrate all aspects of Big Sky Smile Center’s quest for continuous improvement in service, clinical outcomes and technology, and help us give a big welcome to Dr. Godbolt, all while supporting an amazing cause,” Matthews said.