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Idaho State University

ISU Family Dentistry

Dentist and Hygienist working on a patient

Idaho State University continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, and the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, including patients, is our top priority. The University is strictly following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and state and local public health officials. Due to these guidelines, our clinic will be closed through March 24th.  We will be reopening with limited hours as recommended until further notice.

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ISU Meridian Health Science Center
1311 E. Central Dr.
Meridian, ID  83642


Closed Until March 24th

Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 373-1855
Fax: (208) 373-1856

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Patient parking is located in the clinics area parking (yellow painted lines) located in front of the ISU Clinics entrance of the building which is located on the southwest side of the building facing I-84. 

Meridian Clinic Parking Map

About Us

The ISU Family Dentistry Clinic is sponsored by the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Program, an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. Residents provide comprehensive general dentistry including: preventative dentistry, periodontal surgery, cosmetic dentistry, and sedation dentistry.

Comprehensive Dental Care

Comprehensive dental services provided for adults and children include:

  •  Comprehensive Exam: Your first visit includes a comprehensive oral examination which includes:  a review of medical and dental histories, oral cancer examination, periodontal evaluation, full series of digital x-rays inclusive of bitewings, periapicals, and panographic imaging, and a comprehensive evaluation of the dentition. 

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dental services provided for adults and children include:

  • Professional Cleaning: You will receive a thorough cleaning to remove calculus, plaque, and common stains from your teeth followed by flossing and polishing.
  • Deep Cleaning: Deep cleanings are used to treat periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease is an infection that affects the gum tissues and bone that support the teeth.  Untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.  Plaque and tarter deposits are removed through the use of an ultrasonic cleaner.
  • Sealants: A sealant is a material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay occurs most often.  Sealants form a barrier that keeps out plaque and food and helps to reduce the risk of tooth decay.
  • Fluoride: Fluoride is recommended for patients of all ages and helps strengthen teeth and prevents tooth decay.
  • Patient Education: Individualized plan for optimal oral health.

Periodontal Surgery

On-site periodontal surgeries provided for adults and children include:

  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Biopsy
  • IV Conscious Sedation
  • Dental Gas
  • Other Surgical Procedures

Hospital based surgery is also available for children and disabled patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry

On-site cosmetic dentistry procedures provided for adults and children include:

  • Fillings: Restorative white and amalgam fillings.
  • Veneers: A veneer is a custom made shell that covers the front side of the tooth.  Veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are permanently stained, crooked, chipped or worn.
  • Dental Implants: An artificial tooth that is surgically placed to replace lost teeth or provide support for dentures.
  • Crowns: Dental crowns cover the natural crown of a tooth or is used to support a dental bridge. 
  • Bridges: Dental bridges are fixed or removable teeth used to replace missing teeth.
  • Dentures: Full dentures are used to replace the entire set of teeth, top and bottom and partial dentures are used to replace a few teeth.  Partial dentures can be attached to natural teeth or crowns.
  • Tooth Whitening: Tooth whitening is sometimes referred to as “bleaching” and is a procedure used to whiten or brighten discolored or stained teeth.

Dental Technology

Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to use the newest technology available to ensure that you receive the best quality care.

  • Digital Office (paperless office)
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Panoramic imaging
  • On-site CAD/CAM unit used to create dental prostheses including: crowns, crown lays, veneers, inlays and onlays, bridges, dental implants, and dentures.
  • CBCT 3D imaging creates a 3D image of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan.


  • Insurance:  The clinic accepts and bills all dental insurance plans including Medicaid for adults with disabilities and children less than 21 years of age.
  • Non-Covered Services:  Services that are non-covered may be discounted using a sliding fee schedule based upon family size and income.


  • Payment is expected at the time of service.  We accept cash, check, and/or credit/debit cards.


Supervising Dentists

  • Pamela Powell, DMD
    Co-Site Director
    (208) 373-1858       

2019-2020 Residents

  • Alan Baker, DDS
    University of Michigan
  • Jenna Kedish, DDS
    Creighton University
  • Christopher Jackson, DMD
    Roseman University
  • Sean Ziegler, DMD
    Nova Southeastern University


  • Joshua Crank, General Dentist
  • Jessica Watkins, Administrative Coordinator
  • Stephanie Holman, Reception Coordinator
  • Christine Ferguson, Dental Assistant
  • Gina Peel, Dental Assistant
  • Kathy Peterson, Dental Assistant

Idaho Advanced General Dentistry

Idaho State University sponsors the Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Program, an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. The goal of the program includes increasing the knowledge and clinical skills of the general dentist beyond that achieved in the pre-doctoral education. Through an integrated multidisciplinary learning environment, residents are able to increase their competence in the application of modern standards of care and practice management.

This one-year residency focuses on providing comprehensive care in a variety of clinical settings, emphasizing rural, underserved, and at risk populations. Residents also receive training with patients who have emergency or episodic needs. A certificate is awarded upon the successful completion of the program.

The Meridian site includes:

  • State-of-the-art facility that opened in 2011 with $1.5 million in funding from Delta Dental of Idaho Community Outreach and the Idaho Legislature.
  • 12 clinical treatment rooms, including 2 surgical suites
  • Videoconferencing capability
  • X-ray and sterilization lab
  • CAD/CAM unit
  • CBCT 3D imaging

Idaho Advanced General Dentistry Program