I love being an orthodontist. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and the friendships that I’ve built with my patients and their families are one in a million. It has always been my focus to make each patient feel at home when they come to me for treatment, and I work hard to give my patients the attention they deserve!
Education & Experience:
My education in dentistry and orthodontics has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. Before becoming an orthodontist, I received my undergraduate degree from Boise State University. I also graduated cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Following dental school, I completed one year of hospital residency in general dentistry. Following my hospital residency, I completed two years of formal orthodontic training at the University of Louisville.
By regularly participating in continuing education, I am able to stay current on the latest technology in orthodontic treatments. My patients deserve the best, and continuing education allows me to provide my patients with more options and better results. I am a member of several professional associations that provide me with opportunities for continuing education, including the:
- American Dental Association®
- American Association of Orthodontists®
- Idaho Dental Association
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
A Commitment to the Community:
I am truly blessed to live and work in such a wonderful community. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families, and it is always such an honor to know that I have made a difference in so many of my patients’ lives. I couldn’t ask for a better job or a better group of people to be sharing their smiles with me. I look forward to working with you!
I am an avid mountain biker, hate sushi and love being with my family. Whether I am boating, hiking or just hanging out, it’s my favorite place to be! If I had a superpower, I would be the world’s greatest ninja! However, if you ask my patients or team, they might say I already am!
Education & Experience:
Dr. Davis grew up in Boise where he attended Boise High School and received his undergraduate degree from Boise State University. Dr. Davis then graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2004. He owned and operated Alpine Heights Dentistry: a thriving family and cosmetic dentistry private practice in Meridian, ID, for nine years. Dr. Davis found he had a special passion working with children and teenagers, and decided to pursue his career in Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his hospital based pediatric residency in 2015, and became Board Certified in 2016.
Dr. Davis is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, the Idaho Dental Association, and a member of Gnathos Orthodontics. In 2007 he completed the Clinical Modification of Dentofacial Development, applied orthodontic and dentofacial treatment methods and continues to be an active member of Gnathos.
Dr. Davis and his wife Audra are the parents of four children and his hobbies include cycling, water skiing, golf, basketball, and scuba diving. He enjoys spending time with his wife and coaching his children’s sports.
Education & Experience:
Dr. Mark Olsen grew up in Brigham City, UT, and earned his BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University. Dr. Olsen then completed his DDS degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where he also received the award for Special Needs Dentistry. He then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Dr. Olsen served as a general dentist for four years at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, where he treated military members and their families. He then decided to narrow his focus to pediatrics and moved with his family back to the United States for a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio. After his residency, Dr. Olsen and his family moved all the way to Misawa Air Base, Japan where he worked for three years as the sole pediatric dentist, providing dental care to children of Air Force and Navy families. Dr. Olsen is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Olsen and his wife Ashley are the parents of four daughters. They love traveling and enjoy being outdoors looking for adventures, and they are excited to be a part of the Treasure Valley community.
Education & Experience:
Born in Oregon, Dr. Burk developed his love for hard work and learning from his parents. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Health at BYU and then moved on to OHSU to complete his dental training to become a general dentist. Following graduation, Dr. Burk had the opportunity to work as an associate in a pediatric practice before finding his home at The Kids Dentist and Orthodontics. A kid at heart himself, Dr. Burk loves using his talents to help children enjoy coming to the dentist! His combination of fun and professionalism allow children to feel comfortable while their dental needs are met – setting them up for a lifetime of good dental habits.
Dr. Burk is happily married to the love of his life, Abby, and they stay busy with their three kids. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and spending time in the outdoors that Idaho has to offer! He loves the open skies, sunsets, rivers and lakes, and is happy to call Idaho home.
Education and Experience:
Dr. Clark Knowlton was born and raised in San Diego and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University (BYU). He then returned to Southern California to attend dental school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated with honors.
Dr. Knowlton received his orthodontic training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. During his three-year hospital-based residency program, he treated a wide range of malocclusions, including cleft lip and palate, orthognathic surgery and a variety of adolescent and adult patient with fixed and advanced clear aligner therapy. Along with the service he provided to the patients in the Bronx, Dr. Knowlton’s family served their local community by establishing a preschool for 2- and 3-year-olds and volunteering in their local church congregation.
Dr. Knowlton is passionate about helping patients restore their confidence and self-esteem through giving them new, beautiful and healthy smiles. Getting to know the patients and their families is one of his favorite aspects of the profession. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists®, the American Dental Association® and all of their constituent societies.
He is an outdoor adventure enthusiast, an amateur foodie and a loving husband and father to his wife Lizzie and his four children. Lizzie and Clark became Disneyland enthusiasts after three years of season passes, and enjoyed all the diverse culture, food, and outdoor experiences that Los Angeles had to offer.
Dr. Sanger knew he wanted to be a dentist since his time as a student at Rocky Mountain High School. After graduating from high school and Boise State University with honors, he made the move to beautiful Salt Lake City where he studied dentistry at The University of Utah. Dr. Sanger dedicated his time in school to learning advanced techniques and volunteering hours of his time to serving the community. He even helped to coordinate two humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic with the G3 Foundation. His experience treating children in the Dominican Republic made Dr. Sanger realize what a great opportunity he has to leave a lasting impact on people every day. Since that time, he has been excited to be back in his hometown serving the Treasure Valley community.
Dr. Sanger loves connecting with his young patients and team members here at IKDO, and works hard to show that his gentle and friendly approach reflects in the dental care your child receives. He strives to give every young patient the best experience possible so they can continue seeing a dentist into adulthood, leading to a happier healthier smile. Every child deserves outstanding dental care and the opportunity for a long life with healthy teeth. He can’t wait to meet you!
Here at Idaho Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, our fun and entertaining team is eager for the chance to meet with you! We are well trained in helping children receive quality dental care in a safe environment. Our team tends to children of all ages, including children with special needs or other disabilities. We speak both English and Spanish to accommodate the needs of each patient! To learn more about our dental offices, we invite you to contact us today and schedule an appointment with our team.