Dr. Clark Knowlton

Orthodontist

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.

Personal:
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.

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Dr. Davis

Pediatric Dentist

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.

Personal:
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.

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Dr. Jason Howell

Orthodontist

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.

Continuing Education:
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:

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!

Personal:
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!

Dr. Mongillo

Orthodontist

I love being an orthodontist because I have a front-row seat to witness some of the greatest changes an individual will experience in their lifetime … and I’m not just talking about their smile. It’s amazing to see these kids grow physically, mentally and emotionally throughout their time in treatment. I feel honored to be a small part of that.

Education & Experience:
Dr. Mongillo earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University. He graduated with honors in orthodontics and was inducted into the OKU Honor Society for exemplifying scholarship, advancing the ethical standards of the dental profession and for serving as an example among peers. He then continued his studies at Saint Louis University, where he specialized in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. During his time there, he received awards for service and for excellence in the edgewise technique. By his final year, he was a national finalist for the Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year Award. Dr. Mongillo also received his Master of Science degree for his research on tooth proportions resulting in ideal occlusion.

Dr. Mongillo is committed to advancing dental ethical standards and serving as an example among peers by engaging in professional organizations such as the American Dental Association®, American Association of Orthodontists®, Idaho Dental Association, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Idaho State Society of Orthodontists, among others. He has served, or is currently serving, as the Idaho State Society of Orthodontists Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President.

Continuing Education:
He continues to stay up to date on the latest advances in orthodontics by participating in continuing education courses each year. He enjoys learning about the newest in digital technology and clear aligner orthodontics, such as Invisalign® treatment. Another way that Dr. Mongillo is different from other orthodontists is that he had two years of experience practicing general dentistry before he became an orthodontist.

A Commitment to the Community:
When Dr. Mongillo is not straightening teeth, you can find him coaching his sons’ sports team, chasing his daughter around a playground or on a walk with his wife (who grew up near Twin Falls). One of his favorite things is running into patients or parents out in public — if you do, please say hi, and he’ll introduce you to the fam!

Personal:
Before moving to Idaho, Dr. Mongillo lived in many other places including, Florida, Switzerland, Utah, Korea, and Missouri. He would love to talk about your travel and culinary experiences! Little known facts: Dr. Mongillo played rugby at Brigham Young University, went running with the bulls in Spain, and speaks French and Korean. He learned to be meticulous from a young age by building model airplanes (his first solo build was at age 6). Dr. Mongillo is a great listener (even if he’s losing his hearing), a terrible singer and never judgmental. For those who struggle with the name Mongillo, it rhymes with willow and pillow. The “g” is like giraffe, not gorilla. The name is Italian. If all else fails, Dr. M works fine! We look forward to meeting you!

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Dr. Olsen

Pediatric Dentist

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.

Personal:
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.

Dr. Paul Stevens

Pediatric Dentist

We are exceptionally excited to have Dr. Paul Stevens as the newest member of the IKDO team! First of all, he is the father of three active and wonderful children and is in the trenches with all parents when it comes to keeping our kiddos’ teeth and gums clean and healthy. He knows what it is like when children resist brushing, and he can relate when children get nervous about visiting the doctor or dentist. His number one goal is to create the positive and supportive environment that all parents want for their children at the dental office. His number two goal is to teach the fundamentals of preventive dentistry to parents and children.

Dr. Paul is a board eligible pediatric dentist who completed dental school at the University of Louisville. During his school breaks, he would extract wisdom teeth at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego. After dental school, he went on to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina, where he took care of “big kids” who had significant tooth decay. It was at this point that Dr. Paul decided to become a pediatric dentist. He felt if he could help change habits early in someone’s life, it could prevent a lifetime of decay. Next he went to sunny Okinawa, Japan, where he helped pediatric dentists complete cases in the operating room at the naval hospital. He even went on the radio (twice!) to talk about prevention and kids dentistry and to do a live question and answer session for the 60,000 active duty service members on the island. After one year in 29 Palms, California, where he earned the Fleet Marine Force award with a marine unit, he was honorably discharged from the Navy and started his residency in pediatric dentistry at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, part of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. His program had a strong emphasis on patients with special needs and complex medical histories. He is excited to settle into the outdoor lifestyle that Boise has to offer. In his spare time, he likes to ski, mountain bike, work out with his wife Natalie and smoke meat.

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Dr. Travis Burk

Dentist

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.

Personal:
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.


Our Team

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.

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Our Mission

As locals in the greater Idaho region, our doctors and team are closely connected with the community and take great care in providing each of our patients with personalized treatment! We are passionate about assisting patients with their dental concerns and are deeply committed to helping children receive pediatric care in a safe and comforting environment. To help you and your child feel welcome here, we offer easily accessible dental care at affordable prices. You can reach out to our team today for more information about meeting with our doctors!