Southern Ute Indian Tribe


Great Seal of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Dental Office

109 Capote Dr, Ignacio CO, 81137


Fax: 970-563-0287

Mon-Fri, 7:30a – 4:30p
Closed 12:00p – 1:00p


To elevate the health status of the people we serve to the highest possible level. To serve as advocates for Native American and Alaska Native people, to ensure Equity, Availability, and Accessibility to a comprehensive, high quality delivery system.

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Welcome to the Southern Dental Clinic. We thrive on providing comprehensive care to the community and surrounding areas. Our goal is to create an environment where you are the center of care.  We assist you in achieving your healthiest state; physically, mentally and spiritually. When a patient visits our office, the goal of each member of our team is to provide exceptional care in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.

If you make an appointment to be seen, you will be scheduled with your assigned primary dental provider. If she/he is unavailable, you will be asked to see the other provider. If it is an urgent matter that can’t wait, you will be scheduled with the first available provider.

We will ensure that appropriate referrals to specialists and other types of providers are completed. We ask that you keep the dental clinic informed of any outside care you receive so that your primary dental provider has a complete picture of your oral health.

Please schedule a routine oral exam. It is recommended that you see your provider on an annual basis to ensure that you receive the best oral care. This is also an opportunity to build a relationship with your provider.


Dental Staff

Joseph Baumgart, DDS

Dr. Baumgart completed undergraduate studies at University of Illinois Chicago with a bachelor’s of Biology with concentration in cellular function. He then went on to graduate dental school in 2011 at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he received the degree of Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD). Dr. Baumgart has been practicing dentistry in the Four Corners region since 2011. He enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing.

Dr. Brian C. Talley

Dr. Brian C. Talley received his D.M.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in 2002 and was subsequently commissioned as an Officer in the United States Public Health Service.  Assigned to the Indian Health Service in Montana and Colorado, Dr. Talley served six and one half years before being honorably discharged.  He then practiced general dentistry in Colorado and Mississippi for one and one half years before pursuing advanced training in pediatric dentistry.  In 2012, Dr. Talley completed his advanced training at Children’s Hospital Colorado and earned diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2013.  Following two years of private pediatric dental practice in North Carolina, he chose to return to public health.  Dr. Talley currently serves as the pediatric dentist for the Jicarilla Apache, Southern Ute, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribes as well as pediatric dental consultant for the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service.

Justin Weststeyn, DDS

Justin Weststeyn, DDS, is the newest member of the Southern Ute Dental Clinic. Dr. Justin is a graduate of University Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. While there, he received recognitions for his academic and clinical achievements and was chosen for an advanced training program in periodontics. After finishing dental school, Dr. Justin completed a 1 year hospital based general practice residency at Truman Medical Center – Lakewood. During that time, he trained extensively with specialists proficient in root canals, surgical extractions, bone grafts, implant placement, and special needs patient management.

Dr. Justin was married in June of 2018. He and his wife have two kids. In their spare time, they love camping, fishing, winter sports, and playing outside with their dogs, Harvey and Quinn. His favorite snack is uncooked pasta and his favorite meal is breakfast.

Dr. Justin believes in treating every patient like family and greeting them with a smile. He hopes you return one to him!



  • Cleanings
  • General Dentistry
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fillings
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Implant Restorations
  • Dentures


Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule a cleaning?

The dental provider would like to do a complete dental exam before a cleaning is done.

What should I do if my dental crown or my filling falls out?

If your dental crown comes off, save it and call us for an appointment. Not only is the exposed tooth painful, but it might also be vulnerable to breaking. There’s no need to save a tooth filling, but you should call our dental office, so we can restore your tooth.

Why do I have pain when chewing?

There are many reasons why you might have pain when chewing. Does the painful tooth have a dental crown or filling? If so, the crown or filling might be loose or damaged.

If your tooth hurts after you bite down on something hard, you might have a cracked or inflamed tooth.

Can I fix my broke tooth?

Never try to repair a broken tooth yourself. A fractured tooth is at risk for infection or tooth loss.  Call our office for an appointment if you believe you have a damaged tooth. Avoid chewing on the tooth and take a pain reliever until you can come into our office. We’ll evaluate the extent of the damage and do everything we can to save and protect the tooth.