Dr. Bernadette Wilson

 Serving Helena & Great Falls, Montana 

Meet Dr. Bernadette Wilson — She is a proud resident of Great Falls Montana. Dr. Wilson attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Anthropology and Zoology. She continued her education at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dentistry in 1994.

Dr. Wilson pursued her advanced education at The Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota from 1994-2000. She graduated with her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in 1998, and her General Surgery residency with them from 1998-2000, including her year as joint Chief Resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is the first woman to complete the Mayo Clinic Oral Surgery residency.

Dr. Wilson eventually followed her passion for the outdoors to Whitefish Montana, where she acquired her solo private practice, Glacier Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Her practice in Whitefish allowed Dr. Wilson to serve the Flathead Valley community while enjoying the stunning beauty that the area offers. She performed complex surgeries, including facial trauma surgeries for the victims of unfortunate grizzly bear encounters. After 12 years, she returned to the Midwest to be closer to family, but her love of Montana never diminished. In 2023, she accepted the opportunity to return to Montana, and its residents, which she dearly missed and loves.

Dr. Wilson has a youthful spirit and can be found sporting her SpongeBob attire and SpongeBob “briefcase” (backpack) in our offices. When she’s not seeing patients, you can find her continuing to explore beautiful Montana with her family and friends. She enjoys hiking, downhill skiing, kayaking, and travel. Her dogs, Mac, Gracie, and Kipper are omnipresent in her daily life. Kipper, her pug, can be found aiding nervous patients in our Great Falls office.

Dr. Wilson is a member of the following organizations:

  • Diplomat American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member-Montana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member-Montana Dental Association
  • Member-American Dental Association
  • Basic Life Support Certified
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified