Our practice at Big Sky Pediatric Dentistry is lead by Dr. Gabe Dawson. Dr. Gabe is a 4th generation Kalispell, Montana native. After graduating from Flathead High School, he went on to receive his bachelors degree in Neuroscience at Montana State University, and dental school at the University of Washington in Seattle. In Seattle Dr. Gabe discovered his passion for treating children and made the decision to specialize in pediatrics. He attended pediatric residency at Nationwide Children's Hospital, ranked #7 in the country for Pediatric Hospitals overall and, #5 in the country for pediatric cancer.
During his residency, he worked alongside the program’s world-renowned faculty and received extensive training in emergency care and trauma, orthodontics, dental sedation, general anesthesia, and care for children with special needs. Specifically, children with cancer, and advanced heart conditions.
Dr. Gabe is a board-certified pediatric dentist and diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Montana Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Gabe also serves as the pediatric dentist treating children for the Montana Cleft Clinic. He worked as the pediatric dentist at Nationwide Children's Hospital's 22q Center, which treats children with craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip and palate.
Dr. Gabe can often be spotted enjoying the outdoors on a hike to his favorite spot in Glacier National Park, or swimming in Ashley Lake.