What Makes Us Unique
WHAT MAKES THIS BOISE, IDAHO DENTAL OFFICE
Air Abrasion - Pass on the Needle and Drill!
With this new technology, many shallow cavities and sealants can be completed without the dreaded drill and without anesthesia. Air abrasion works like a mini sandblaster to quickly and safely remove decay. Read more about Air Abrasion at WebMD.
Dental Microscope – Attention to Detail
Currently only a small percentage of dentists have discovered the extreme benefits of using a high-powered microscope. Dr. Ripplinger first started using a high powered scope to perform detailed work in 2007. Using a microscope, the level of precision achieved is greatly increased. A rough spot that is not visible to the naked eye, suddenly becomes clear, giving the patient a more comfortable and natural feel to their filling or prosthetic. The thoroughness when performing root canals can not be matched. Small pockets of infection which otherwise would go unnoticed, suddenly become visible, avoiding problems that may occur in the future.
The microscope is also hooked to a video camera allowing the patient to view or even record the procedure. Dr. Ripplinger believes this piece of equipment will revolutionize dentistry and will be the standard of care for the future.
Cerec – Same Day Crowns
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) has revolutionized dental procedures. Traditionally, if crowns, onlays, inlays or dental veneers were required to restore damaged teeth, multiple procedures and a great deal of waiting time in-between would be inevitable.
CEREC® creates these ceramic restorations within minutes in the dental office. This means that many treatments can be completed in just a single visit, saving the patient time and money.
For Children: We understand that it is sometimes necessary for you to bring children with you to your appointment. We also know how stressful it can be to try to entertain those children while in the chair. That is why we have a special treatment room adjacent to our children’s area where your children can play games, color and watch movies while still playing within hearing range.
For Adults: For parents bringing their younger children we want you to make the most of your time at our office. That is why we have equipped a special waiting room with internet and a selection of movies in each op.
Patient Comfort and Anxiety Reduction
Our staff will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety and allay fears, from providing a warm cozy blanket, to turning on a favorite movie right in the chair. We take the time to carefully explain each procedure so you know what to expect. We also offer general conscious sedation dentistry and nitrous oxide if desired.
Early Appointments Available
We know it can be difficult to miss work to complete your dental work. We open at 7:00 AM Monday-Thursday and work through lunch to ensure our patients can get in for dental treatment before or during normal work hours.
Discounts and Rewards
We offer a 5% discount for senior citizens and another 5% off for those fully financing their own dental care on the date of service. We also offer an amazing Patient Loyalty Program where you can earn rewards like a Free Sonicare Toothbrush, Free Teeth Whitening, Discounts on Treatment and more.
Six Month No Interest Financing
We offer treatment financing through Care Credit and Lending Club. Find out more about our patient financing options.
Experience You Can Trust
Dr. Ripplinger has had several years experience working in an area where he had to perform numerous complex cases in a town with few specialists. He has placed thousands of dental implants and completed countless full mouth reconstructions. He has an eye for cosmetic dentistry and loves to help his patients achieve their perfect smile. Learn more about Dr. Ripplinger on his bio page.
Second Opinions and Cosmetic Consultations are Always Free
If you would like a second opinion before going forward with treatment Dr. Ripplinger would be happy to discuss your treatment plan at no cost. He can go over all your options and what they would cost, so you can make the right choice for you. Just make an appointment with the receptionist and have your current x-rays available.
We understand that you expect your dental restoration to last. If you have a restorative procedure done that fails in the first year under normal conditions we will repair or replace the restoration for free.