At Signature Dental, Dr. Matt Kooyman and his staff strive for utmost patient comfort during the full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental treatments. He uses soft-tissue lasers to recontour gum lines, reducing the bleeding and recovery time of metal blades, and Diagnodent lasers to reveal tooth decay, which, like a middle child’s birthday, can be easily overlooked.
In order to help minimize patient discomfort and set patients at ease, Dr. Kooyman’s quiet electric handpieces reduce much of the whir and buzz of air-driven dental equipment. A television and headphones in the operatory further block out ambient dental noises while the operatory’s massaging dental chair kneads out muscle kinks.
A Reason to Smile's Dr. Craig Smith, who became Idaho’s first Premier Invisalign provider in 2006 and currently resides in the top 5% of Invisalign practitioners in North America, beautifies smiles with the help of advanced technology. In order to keep pearly whites in peak condition, Dr. Smith combines the knowledge gained from advanced course work with technologies such as the DiagnoDent laser tool, which can locate even the smallest cavity hidden in the tooth and boil water from 200 feet away. He also employs Cerec technology to create custom-fit ceramic restorations with 3-D-imaging software, salivary DNA tests to screen for gum disease, and sedation dentistry to make trips to the dentist as relaxing as a nap on milkweed floss.
At Lake Harbor Dentistry, Drs. Michael Peterson and Eric Ballou maintain teeth with general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. Restorative procedures are a particular specialty, as both dentists wield the CEREC system to create and implant ceramic crowns in a single appointment. They also use advanced 3-D imaging to guide implant surgeries and practice IV sedation to limit discomfort. Beyond the office, both dentists stay active within the community—Dr. Peterson teaches CERC CAD/CAM courses for dental assistants, whereas Dr. Ballou has volunteered for the Wise MOM Project, a charity that provides dental services to those who may have difficulty affording them.
Whether performing a routing exam or root canal, Dr. Errol Fife and his staff aim to keep patients as comfortable as possible. A television and headphones offer a nice distraction during appointments in each treatment room. In the waiting room, a special kids' nook is outfitted with a Xbox system and a snack bar.
We have been creating beautiful smiles in the Treasure Valley for over 13 years! Our team is led by Dr. Laura Lineberry, who is a Specialist in Orthodontics. As a mother of two, we feel she provides an extra caring touch to our patients!