Meet Our Team
What Makes Us Unique
At Implants Northwest, our highly-trained staff provides excellence in patient-centered care in a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment. Our administrative personnel are knowledgeable and experienced to maximize your insurance benefits. Our surgical staff is an exceptional and experienced team dedicated to providing top-quality care from consultation to recovery.
Dr. Daniel Cullum
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Dr. Cullum completed his DDS with distinction at the University of Alberta, Canada and a general practice residency and specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, New York.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Cullum is on faculty as a Visiting Lecturer at both Loma Linda University and UCLA, Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is Past-Chair, Department of Surgery, at Kootenai Medical Center.
He speaks internationally and has written numerous articles, textbook chapters and a new textbook titled “Minimally Invasive Dental Implant Surgery.” Dr. Cullum has served in national, state and local leadership roles.
At Implants Northwest, he practices oral and maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on patient-centered care utilizing immediate and minimally invasive techniques in esthetic implant reconstruction. Dr. Cullum has developed a number of innovative techniques and continues to teach and study internationally. Dr. Cullum is also the president of Implants Northwest LIVE Learning Center, a continuing education institute in Coeur d’Alene.
Dr. Cullum and his wife live in the Coeur d’Alene area. He loves the outdoors and especially enjoys skiing and spending time with his family.
Dr. Richard Montandon
In order to provide the best in patient care, we often use a dental anesthesiologist for advanced anesthesia and pain management. Dr. Montandon works with Dr. Cullum to provide patients with a comfortable and safe surgical experience.
Dr. Richard Montandon was accepted into the Idaho Dental Education Program and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) through Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Immediately following dental school, Dr. Montandon was introduced to dental anesthesiology through a one-year general practice residency at Indiana University. He then completed an additional four years of intensive anesthesia residency training, which included anesthesia care for a broad scope of medical and dental procedures.
Upon completion of his anesthesia residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Montandon became an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. During this time, he provided anesthesia care and trained dental anesthesia residents, student nurse anesthetists, and dental students. Dr. Montandon’s professional focus is primarily clinical dental anesthesiology; however, he has also been involved in lecturing, publishing articles, and other scholarly activities. Dr. Montandon is board certified through the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Montandon is dedicated to increasing the availability of dental and oral and maxillofacial surgery services to patients that are unable to have their treatment completed without the use of sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Montandon is committed to helping meet each patient’s needs in a safe and comfortable manner.
After being out of the Inland Northwest region of the country for 11 years, Dr. Montandon and his wife are happy to be back home. In his spare time, Dr. Montandon enjoys his family and friends and spending time in the great outdoors.