Dr. Craig Stannebein was raised to use his mind and hands to build and create. He learned quickly to understand what broke, why it broke, and how to repair it so it would last. When deciding how he wanted to spend his life, the dental field was an obvious choice. It has always held his interest and attention, and seemed to be a good fit. Dr. Stannebein hasn’t been disappointed with his choice, and he’s been practicing since 1991!
Dr. Stannebein was born in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to northeastern Montana when he was young. His family settled in Billings when he was seven years old, and he graduated from Billings Senior High School. He attended MSU-Bozeman to earn his bachelor’s degree in science and chemistry. He continued at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, where he completed studies for his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry.
Since graduation, Dr. Stannebein has been a member of the American Dental Association and the Montana Dental Association (9th District). He also enjoys working with his patients. Dr. Stannebein gets to meet great people and is always excited to provide each individual with their own dental needs and desires. He enjoys the gratification of relieving people from dental pain and providing them with dental function, form, and the beauty they desire. Dr. Stannebein sees every patient as a new relationship as well as a new learning experience.
Dr. Stannebein believes in the mantra: “At the end of the day or the end of life, all you have are the relationships you create.” He and his wife Nicki have been married since 1987. They have two sons and two grandchildren, as well as two Jack Russell terriers and a cockatiel! In addition to cultivating relationships with his family, Dr. Stannebein enjoys fishing Montana’s warm-weather species, fly fishing, hunting big game, gardening, and spending time outdoors.