Specialist Referrals

At times it may be necessary to be referred to a dental specialist. There are 9 dental specialties in dentistry. These specialties usually require 2-6 years additional schooling and training after dental school. The most common to be referred to are: oral surgeons, orthodontists, endodontists, and periodontists.

With over a decade here in the western treasure valley, Dr. Smith has well-established relationships with many dental specialists. Here are websites to these most common referrals.

Oral Surgeons

Oral surgeons specialize in surgery in the oral cavity. Most routinely they extract wisdom teeth and other difficult teeth. They also deal with pathology and other abnormalities such as jaw discrepancies and impacted teeth that need to be pulled in with braces.

Dr. Hillam idahooralsurgery.com

Dr. Massoth  drmassoth.com


Orthodontists specialize in teeth alignment. There are many benefits to having straight teeth namely: esthetics, greater ease to clean, easier to fix when there are cavities, less bone loss and even greater self-esteem.

Dr. Barinaga  barinagaorthodontics.com

Dr. Howell  howellorthodontics.com

Dr. Miler  centerpointortho.com

Dr. Webster  caldwellorthodontics.com


Endodontists specialize in root canal treatments. At times teeth may have very curved roots or other indications that make root canal treatment at a general dental off ice difficult. With additional equipment such as a microscope and advanced techniques they area very adept at treating difficult cases. They also retreat unsuccessful root canal treatments.

Dr. Burley  endoidaho.com

Dr. Newcomb  boiseendo.com

Dr. Widmer  tv-endo.com


Periodontists specialize in the bone and gum tissue surrounding the teeth. When gum and bone loss is severe enough, periodontists can reposition or even replace missing bone or gum tissue. These and other treatments can extend the viability of patient’s teeth for many years if not indefinitely.

Dr. Ferguson  treasurevalleyperio.com

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