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.
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.
Dr. F. Todd Wortham—or “Dr. T,” as his patients call him—is so well trained in implantology, he finds installing replacement teeth to be fun. The dentist, who has more than 500 hours of continuing education in advanced dental techniques under his belt, has learned to be one with his work to such a degree that even the challenging procedures have become a joy.
Together with longtime colleague Dr. Rachel M. Deininger, Dr. T takes time to get to know each patient who comes through the door or scratches through the drywall. In addition to installing dental implants, the doctors treat periodontal disease, whiten teeth with custom bleaching trays, and fit patients for dentures.