Dr. Jeff Stutts completed his undergraduate degree in 1996 at the University of Colorado at

Boulder with a bachelor degree in EPO Biology. He then moved to Denver where he completed

his Dental Doctorate work at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. After

graduation, Dr. Stutts worked for two years in a private practice in Denver.

 

   He eventually fled the crowds and traffic of the city to enjoy life in Bozeman. Dr. Stutts and Dr. Julie Raaf founded Cottonwood Creek Dental in 2002 and have been treating the Gallatin valley for almost two decades.

 

   From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Stutts attended the Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg,

Florida. At the Dawson Academy, he received specialized training in Dental Occlusion, TMJ,

Esthetics, and complex restorative cases. His personal interests include Ccara Llamas, bow

hunting, fishing, and chasing upland birds behind his pointing dogs.

Dr. Julie Raaf grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She attended the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. Dr. Raaf received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. In 2002, she and her husband, Jeff, moved to Bozeman and established Cottonwood Creek Dental. During her first years in Bozeman, she completed courses at Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since then, Julie has continued to pursue continuing education opportunities including courses covering sleep apnea, implants, removable prosthodontics, and one of her greatest passions, pediatric care. She and Jeff love not only practicing dentistry in the Gallatin Valley, but also raising their two young daughters here as well. In her spare time Julie enjoys taking care of her menagerie of animals, gardening, hiking, reading, and traveling when the opportunity arises.

   Dr. Adam Stutts was born and raised in the Midwest near St. Louis Missouri. Go Cards! In college he was offered a chance to play tennis at Montana State University, and, thus, he began his journey to the west. 

 

   After completing his undergraduate studies in biomedical science at MSU (and earning a Big Sky Championship his senior year), he went on to complete a master’s program in Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Adam was then accepted to study dentistry at the University of Colorado in Denver. During his senior year, he spent two weeks in Uganda treating the dental needs of Ugandan orphans.

   Following four years of dental training, he was then accepted into the general practice residency program at the University of Colorado. He received specialized training in the areas of implant, sedation, and hospital dentistry, and it was during this residency that he developed a love for the surgical aspects of dentistry.

 

   In his 10 years in practice Adam has consistently pursued continuing education in the areas of surgical and complex restorative dentistry as his passion for furthering his knowledge and giving his patients the best options for optimal oral health has never wavered. 

 

   In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and in the outdoors. Fly-fishing, hunting, biking, and camping are some of his favorite activities, and he especially enjoys sharing them with his wife, Jessica, their twin girls Ella and Lily, his son Lincoln and their dogs Layla and Tele.

 

   Adam is now a cherished part of the Cottonwood Creek Dental team, treating patients alongside his brother Jeff and his sister-in-law Julie.

   Noelle trained for dental hygiene in Pennsylvania, and has lived much of her life on the East Coast. 

 

   However, she moved to Bozeman and has loved it for its beauty and its people. She is looking forward to raising her family here in the valley.

   Brooke was born and raised in SE Alaska before moving to Bozeman where she fell in love with both the state as well as her now husband of several years, West.

 

   She joined the CCD family in 2016 and loves being a part of a team that strives to bring both comprehensive and compassionate care to the public. As the Dental Assistant Department Manager for the practice, she enjoys not only her time chair-side assisting the doctors, but also endeavors to supply her co-workers with whatever technical and clinical support they require to provide the highest level of care to their patients. 

   Above all, she is thankful to have found such a wonderful work family to call her own, and cannot imagine a better place to pursue a career impacting people's lives for the better. 

 

   When she isn't scrubbed up, Brooke enjoys a rainy day reminiscent of typical SE AK weather, a good read, and pursuing creative outlets such as photography and digital art. 

   Ashley was born and raised in Glenrock, Wy. She moved to Bozeman with her boyfriend, now husband of eight years. They are raising a vivacious little girl, and a lively little boy who both keep her very busy.

 

   Ashley chose the dental field when it was time to move into a fulfilling career to provide for her family. Ashley plays an integral part in the CCD family by always smiling and having fun.

 

   Outside of work, Ashley can be found hunting, fishing, and camping with her family with kids in tow.

   Sierra was born and raised in Sheridan , WY. She made her way up to the Bozeman area to ski Big Sky where she met her husband of twenty years. She and her husband are raising two kids in their teens,  and recently sold a business they ran together for ten years.

 

   The dental industry is new to Sierra, but she loves it and has fit right in with her second family at CCD. She’s looking forward to being part of the growth at the new location.

 

   Outside of work, she can be found on shopping trips with her daughter, playing monopoly with her son, and getting in trouble for letting the dog on the bed.

   Dawn was born and raised in East Texas just West of Lufkin. She graduated from Hudson High School and soon started a career working in the Corporate offices of Brookshire Bros. Grocery Corp. Her husband’s job transfer brought the family from Texas to Bozeman in 2002.

 

   She went to work in the front office for Cottonwood Creek Dental in 2009. Another job transfer by her husband took the family to St. Louis for 3 years. Her husband’s company moved the family back to Bozeman in August of 2014 where they plan to retire.

 

   Dawn is thrilled to go back to work for her other family, Cottonwood Creek Dental. She’s so happy to be home