At Northwest Dental Center, our patient and friendly doctors will make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed every step of the way. Our mission is to provide the highest level of dental care to the greater Boise area.
DR. DON R. COOK DDS
Dr. Don Cook is a dentist who puts quality service ahead of quantity. He provides a caring, professional atmosphere where the patient feels comfortable.
Dr. Cook was born and raised in Rigby, Idaho. He attended Ricks College and also Utah State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. With this background, Dr. Cook was accepted into the Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP).
(This program is sponsored by the State of Idaho and accepts seven Idaho residents per year. The students attend their first year of dental school at Idaho State University and finish the remaining three years at Creighton Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska.) In May of 1996, Dr. Cook received his Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree with honors from Creighton Dental School.
Seeking further knowledge and training Dr. Cook chose to complete a 12 month comprehensive dental residency. His year of training was spent at the Sheppard Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Wichita Falls, Texas. These programs provide didactic and clinical experience in the areas of oral surgery and pathology, endodontics (root canals), orthodontics (braces), periodontics (gum disease), prosthodontics (dentures and crowns), pediatric and preventive dentistry, and many other facets associated with the dental profession.
After his residency, Dr. Cook received orders to serve his country at Fort Clayton Army Post in the country of Panama. There he served as safety and support flight officer.
Dr. Cook moved to Boise in July of 1999 at which time he joined Dr. Gordon Croft in private practice. In January 2001, Drs. Cook and Croft incorporated their partnership and formed Northwest Dental Center, P.A.
Dr. Cook is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Idaho Dental Association (ISDA), and the South-West Idaho Dental Society (SWIDS).
Outside the office, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with his family. His other interests include golf, camping, horses and snowmobiles.
Message from Dr. Cook:
My desire in dentistry is to make my patients feel comfortable and confident they are receiving the highest quality of treatment available. My staff and I focus on three main principles.
- A caring, warm atmosphere where patients feel welcome and their fears are diminished.
- Personal attention is given to learn the questions and concerns of each patient. We want to understand your needs and desires in order to present a treatment plan that fits you.
- Provide quality service where you, the patient, are satisfied with the treatment rendered and are willing to refer your friends and family to our office.
DR. DAVID G. BINGHAM DDS
Dr. Bingham enjoys helping his patients achieve a smile that they love and building relationships of trust with his patients. He is experienced with general dental procedures that include fillings, extractions, root canals, same day crowns, bridges, and cosmetic work. He also does Invisalign and implants.
Dr. Bingham grew up in the Treasure Valley where his father, Dr. Michael Bingham, practices as an Endodontist. After graduating from Eagle High School, he then attended Brigham Young University and received his bachelor’s degree in English. Through the Idaho Dental Education Scholarship Program, he continued his education at Creighton University School of Dentistry and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2014. Dr. Bingham is a member of the American Dental Association, Idaho State Dental Association and the Southwest Idaho Dental Association.
He has been married to his wife Sara for 10 years and together they have three children. Outside of the office, Dr. Bingham enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors backpacking, mountain biking and skiing.