Atlantis Dental Care
David Cantwell, DDS:
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Atlantis Dental Care
David L. Cantwell, DDS
Boise, ID













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jessica O. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


From my first point of contact and throughout the process of my entire family being treated by this practice, I must say that I am nothing short of highly impressed. It is obvious that Dr. Cantwell and his team consider patients to be part of their family. The enviroment is clean, comfortable, and inviting. My care plan goes beyond cleanings and fillings, and I was given more than enough information to make a confident decision moving forward. They are incredible with kids. We need more medical offices that a run like this one.

Lar Jam (Source: Google)


Bonnie of course is breath of fresh air. She is so friendly and proffesional. Jackie Young is so smart. She has convinced me to spend money on my mouth that I would never agree to spend. Her background and experience is second to no one. Dr Cantwell is in my opinion the best dentist I have ever seen. The only area I think this office should tone down on is the guilt my family feels as though were not cleaning or protecting our teeth or gums enough, yes I know it’s all about education. All in All I love all the people that work here. They are all warm and friendly and feel like family. Thanks for all the great years of fixing my mouth.

Seth B. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


Amazing staff I’ve been going here since I was little and they are very friendly and feel like family.  I have never done well with injections of any kind but these guys are pros! I couldn’t feel a thing when they numbed me the last time I went in.  If you want someone who cares about you as much as you care about yourself then come this is the place to be.

A. G. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


Dr. David Cantwell is the best dentist I have ever been to. I’m picky about dental work and I tried a number of dentists before finding Atlantis Dental. At the time, I needed a filling replaced (different dentist did a bad job) and was nervous about the work. There’s something about getting a shot in the gum that really puts me on edge. The Doc mixed up a strong pre-numbing paste to help me out, and did an excellent job with the shot. I have never before been able to say this: I did not feel the poke of the needle going into my gum. At all. Just a bit of pressure. Anyway, the filling came out great with no problems. Since then, I’ve had my teeth straightened and had a bit of other work from him (another filling :-P). All of it has been excellent. Other than dentistry, I love that they will email me and text me about my appointment (days before, then on the day of). Also, It’s nice that they always remember my name, my wife’s name, my kid’s names, what my hobbies are, what we talked about last, etc. They must write notes. Overall, great experience. I would recommend Atlantis Dental to anyone.

B. Skinner (Source: Google)


The staff was so welcoming with an overall sense of comfort and care. The hygienist was gentle and friendly with excellent timing on questions to empty mouth ratio. The receptionist is the most amazing person I have ever met in her position. I am excited to meet the Doctor as I’m sure he is equally exceptional.

Larry Rockow (Source: Google)


Absolutely the best dental doctor and staff in the treasure valley. I’ve been a patient for over 10 years. Erin is an absolute professional hygienist. Very courteous and friendly always thinking of the patient. Office staff goes out of their way to explain the payments and insurance. Best doctor in the treasure valley.

Roxanne Patchell (Source: Google)


The staff is incredible, every one of them. They are very personal and accommodating. Dr. Cantwell is amazing. He’s thorough, gentle, takes the time to explain the procedures. I am not the kind of patient that a dentist hopes for. I have complicated teeth and have had horrible experiences in the past with other dentists. Dr. Cantwell, as well as his staff, have worked with me to make the appointments as pleasant as possible.

Gwenne Hume (Source: Google)


Dr. Cantwell and his entire staff are patient-centered in treatment and in post-treatment responses. Your comfort is a priority, as is informing you of procedure details before treatment. Should there be a need for post-treatment follow-up you can count on an immediate response. I highly recommend Dr. Cantwell and his staff.

Cristi Dean (Source: Google)


My family and I absolutely love Dr Cantwell and the Atlantis dental care staff. We have been patients for over 13 years and they are amazing. Honest, informative and we are treated like family. Dr Cantwell has the best energy and humor to ease any anxiety you might have. Erin has been our hygienist for so long that she’s watched my kids grow up and now they see her as adult patients. We know we will be well taken care of when we are due for our dental visits.

Charlene Dodson (Source: Google)


I was very nervous about going to the dentist. It had been several years since I had been and was having pain and some bleeding gums. Super afraid of going, of the pain and the whole experience. Dr Cantwell and his amazing staff went out of their way to relieve my fears and make it a PAIN FREE experience. Since it had been so long since I had been, I did need crowns done. They scheduled me in very quickly, made the crowns in the office. It was two hours from start to finish total for both crowns. Again a pain free experience. Dr Cantwell and his crew took time and explained the procedure and what to expect step by step. They where professional, courteous, and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Thank you for such an amazing experience.

Shelly Rose (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Cantwell and his staff at Atlantis Dental Care. There is a special feeling you get when you walk in, and again when you later walk out, knowing that you have placed your confidence in dental professionals who really care about you and your experience there. Their attention to detail and follow-up is outstanding. Always available and helpful in response to questions about care, billing, and timing of appointments. You may be “in good hands with Allstate”, but you are literally in good hands at Atlantis Dental Care.

Galen Barnes (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr. David Cantwell for twelve years. Lots of tooth issues have been solved with professional care, gentle touch, and an office of excellent care givers from the front desk to their many highly trained and friendly dental hygienists to the sign out. If you live in the Meridian or Eagle area of Boise and need a top dentist, this is the place for you!

Laurie Gabrielsen from Boise, ID (Source: Healthgrades)


Dr. Cantwell is a very professional and highly skilled dentist. He spends time explaining dental care and answering any questions I have. He has a great sense of humor and makes patients feel relaxed. Twice he has gone out of his way to make himself available immediately for dental emergencies—including after hours. I would give Dr. Cantwell and his staff six stars if possible.

Paul Matheson (Source: Google)


5 Stars as usual…entire family has been getting first class treatment from Atlantis Dental since 2010…from friendly and organized appointments, check-in, and insurance tracking with Bonnie…to consistently outstanding dental hygiene care from Erin, and now Jacque…to the most elite level dentistry we’ve ever had through the capable skills of Dr. Cantwell whose background includes the highest levels of education, training and experience…family has received expert treatments for jaw bone graft, front tooth implant, numerous crowns & veneers, sealants, tooth whitening, and more…and Heather and the other dental assistants round out the professional team with seamless coordination…simply put, Atlantis Dental is the premier destination. GO BUCKEYES!!!

Norita Danner (Source: Google)


From the first phone call to make my initial appointment to the end of my treatment my experience with Atlantis Dental was positive.I have a deep fear of dentistry and everyone was so kind and understanding and so very patient. The work was done on my own time and they never once made me feel embarrassed of my fear…..AND ..they took time to look at pictures of my grandchildren ! I would absolutely recommend Atlantis Dental Care .

Helen Adams (Source: Google)


Over the years my family lived in many areas, large and small and consequently we were patients of many dental practices. While many of our previous dentists have been very good, Atlantis Dental stands head and shoulders above the crowd. My 1st visit was a completely different experience, a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of my mouth and jaw, after which Dr. Cantwell reviewed the results with me, in detail, and answered all of my questions. This was a new experience and I was intrigued! After 5+ years in his care, I decided to undergo Invisalign with some cosmetic dentistry 50+ years after my original orthodontic care. It was an amazing experience. I came to appreciate the wonderfully caring and highly competent group of professionals who work so well together and obviously love what they do! Dr. C used both his talent and artistry to remake my mouth and I am thrilled with the result! How often do you look forward to your dental visits? I do, and the results are nothing short of amazing.

Sean Kress (Source: Google)


Our family loves going to Dr Cantwell’s. I’ve never had a bad experience! I also love that he recommended not doing anything on a potential problem and instead suggested we watch and see if it gets worse. Not many dentists will recommend the option that doesn’t cost you a small fortune. Love getting the best….and HONEST service possible! Atlantis Dental is the way to go!!

Joe Gabrielsen (Source: Google)


I’m very picky about dental work–especially the cleaning. That’s why I’m giving Jackie at Atlantis Dental a shout-out. She does a very thorough job cleaning and polishing my teeth. I highly recommend her. I lost my dental insurance with employment changes and tried a few other places. But when I found out Atlantis offered an accommodative self insurance plan, I went back. Also love that they have their own leading-edge equipment for making crowns in house. My new crown fit perfectly and was done in one appointment. Shout out to Dr Cantwell, Bonnie and all the other good folks there!

Ken D. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


He is hands down the best dentist arguably in the universe. His practice is comfortable with their leather temperpedic massage chairs that have tvs right above your face if you want. Their prices are reasonable. The staff is friendly, excellent and easy on the eyes. Lastly I have family who flies in from other parts of the country just to see him semi annually.

Jennifer B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience here having an exam and cleaning and having a cavity filled. All the employees here, from the front desk to the dentist and dental assistants are super super nice and their equipment is very nice and new looking. The chairs massage you and there is a tv above your head which was especially great while I was getting my cavity filled. Will definitely be back!

Jennifer C. from Meridian, ID (Source: Yelp)


As a busy mom I really appreciated their working with my schedule. They got my whole family in and worked with our schedules. My oldest son was always scared of the old dentist, but Dr Cantwell took some extra time to make friends with him by making him a balloon animal; now he is excited to go to the dentist. The office is very modern, and the filings that were done on me are very comfortable, and the crown looks just like my natural teeth. My husband needed a dental implant and is in the process of completing it. So far so good, but the implant is taking longer to heal, though he had no pain with any of it. I highly recommend their office. Great work, clean, and friendly. I have going there for a couple of years now.

Vicki Lux (Source: Google)


We have been patients of Dr Cantwells for over 12 years. He is an excellent dentist with a wonderful personality. I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years (never in his office) and would highly recommend him for any age patient. He is so knowledgeable, professional and I truly love his entire staff!

Ben Romans (Source: Google)


Hands down one of the best dental staffs you’ll find in the Treasure Valley. You won’t find a more friendly or knowledgeable dentist than Doctor Cantwell, and the rest of the Atlantis team is top notch. They care about patients, they do anything they can to make people comfortable (especially children), and you end up looking forward to your appointment rather than dreading it because you feel like it’s a chance to catch up with friends. I don’t think my boys could have a better dentist. Props to the entire Atlantis team.

Virginia Bennett (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing Dr. Cantwell for the past several years and I have been very happy with my experiences there. The staff is warm and welcoming. Hygienists Hailey and Jackie are both skilled, gentle, and pleasant to converse with. Dr. Cantwell is very easy going and shows a genuine interest in making sure my all my questions and concerns are addressed. Bonnie, the office manager, is an absolute treasure and it is always a joy to see her when I come in. I would recommend Atlantis Dental to anyone in a heartbeat.

Diane Moss (Source: Google)


Dr. Dave is just the best! I’m not an easy patient when it comes to denistry due to really terrible childhood dental experiences. He knows my issues and does all he can to make me feel comfortable, trusting and at ease. His staff is awesome and really cares about how the patient is feeling! Dr. Dave is the only dentist for me and many in my family!

Aubrey Taylor (Source: Google)


This was the best experience I’ve had at the dentist in a long time! I felt welcomed, not just herded through. Hailey was very nice and cleaned my teeth thoroughly and painlessly. Dr. Cantwell was very friendly and professional, addressed all my concerns, and explained all procedures and future treatment very well. He showed me on-screen photos and video as he examined my teeth so I knew exactly what he was talking about. I will continue to go to Atlantis Dental for all my dental care!

Andrew Gaines (Source: Google)


I spent 4 days in agonizing pain from a molar that went bad, I was referred to dr.cantwell from a couple fellas at work. I got brought back, had some days taken and he told me what was going on. He then told me we got a couple options on where to go from here but let’s get thou out of pain first. He gave me a few shots gave me instant relief then went over my options. Truly amazing human. Thank you dr.cantwell for my hero

Joslynn Hughes (Source: Google)


Just had my first visit today and was totally impressed! This was the most thorough cleaning and exam I have ever experienced. I had been neglecting some long-standing issues out of fear and they took the time to explain everything really well and talk me through the treatment plan. I left my visit feeling at ease and confident in the plan going forward.

Larry Crenshaw (Source: Google)


Dr. Cantwell is passionate about providing top notch, cutting edge Service while creating a lite hearted and enjoyable work environment. The skill level and personality of his staff definitely accommodates his examples. Bonnie and Lois manage the front office while treating all who enter like life long lost friends. Hailey is one of three Dental Hygienist. She took the time to understand my needs and performed her magic while keeping me comfortable and relaxed. My Wife and I have recommend Atlantis Dental to all of our friends and family and will continue to do so. Larry S. Crenshaw

Natasha Coltrin (Source: Google)


Absolutely love Dr. Cantwell and his staff. They make you feel very comfortable and they are very professional. They always ask how you and your family are doing. If you every need a shot done for some work Dr Cantwell is amazing with the needle can’t feel it at all. I would totally recommend him and his staff to anyone!

Angela Karsten (Source: Google)


My son and I have been going to Dr. Cantwell for over 13 years! From toddler to teenager, Dr. Cantwell has been great and made my son feel comfortable (which is a tough feat). He and his staff have always been so patient and caring with us, you’re not just another patient there. Definitely recommend Atlantis Dental to anyone looking, you won’t be disappointed!

Nathan Allred (Source: Google)


My wife and I have been going to Atlantis Dental Care over a year now and we could not be happier with every experience there we have had, from the caring staff to the cutting edge technology. The staff is extremely helpful and dedicated to the quality of care they provide. We will continue to have our dental services provided by the Atlantis Dental Staff!

Erin Stocks (Source: Google)


I’ve worked in Dentistry since 2007 under many different dentists but am a patient at Atlantis Dental Care for a very specific reason. Dr. Cantwell is by far the most knowledgeable dentist I’ve ever seen. He doesn’t just focus on the fact that you have a cracked tooth, he finds the reason why so I can prevent future cracks. He is very thorough and takes his time answering my questions. I feel valued when I’m there. Another reason I love Atlantis Dental is due to the great staff. They are efficient and caring, not to mention amazing at what they do. This office is an all around A+

Todd Cramer (Source: Google)


I like their package plans that include cleaning and discounts for other procedures. Bonnie at the front desk is great. Erin the dental hygienist is caring, knowledgeable and highly skilled at her work. She is very helpful with tips and advice about personal maintenance and the best equipment to use. The office feels warm and comfortable. The doctor is great, best dentist office experience I have had!

Lisa Malaniak (Source: Google)


Dr. Cantwell took great care of me and my teeth. I liked that he really listened to my concerns, was very clear in describing the problems he saw and what needed to be taken care of. His staff was kind and very thoughtful. I’m a scared patient with sensitive bottom teeth and this is the first dentist I’ve been to who didn’t act like I was just being a whiner. They believed me and took steps to actively calm me and make my procedures much less painful and unpleasant. As long as we live in this area, I will trust Dr. Cantwell with my dental care.


Dr. Dave Cantwell and our team of professionals look forward to serving you and your family with the highest quality dentistry possible in an inviting and friendly setting. We have been providing friends and family in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, and Star with gentle dental care since 2003. We don’t want to just be your dental home – we want to be your dental home for life. Our team works hard to build relationships to establish trust and understand your desires and concerns. Through an extensive, detailed co-examination, we help you discover your personal needs for your healthiest mouth and best smile. It is our job to help you understand the importance of your dental treatment options. We will answer your questions and give you the information you need to make a confident decision about the direction of your treatment. But ultimately, you have the final say about the treatments you receive. Dr. Cantwell graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After completing dental school, he completed an advanced dental residency in oral, periodontal, and endodontic surgery. Commissioned in 1997 as a Dental Officer in the United States Air Force, Dr. Cantwell cared for military families and retirees while stationed both home and abroad and was awarded several military decorations. In 2001, Dr. Cantwell was awarded Dental Officer of the Year for all of the United States Air Force in Europe. Following his military service, Dr. Cantwell opened his private practice as a Boise dentist, settling with his wife and five children in Idaho to be closer to their extended family. Dr. Cantwell is an active member of the American Dental Association. After hundreds of hours of post-graduate study and testing, Dr. Cantwell was awarded the prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry certification (FAGD), fewer than 5% of all dentists nationally hold this credential. He is an experienced dental implant surgeon, a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, awarded Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and has completed the Misch Implant Residency with training in advanced bone grafting, sinus lifts and dental implant surgery. Dr. Cantwell is also one of a small percentage of dentists who have completed postgraduate training at one of the world’s premiere continuing dental education institutes, The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He is one of only three dentists in all of Idaho to hold this distinction. The comprehensive examination you receive in this office will probably be unlike any you have received before. Dr. Cantwell is married with five children from ages 9 to 20 years. Their nicknames are Buddy, Gus, Shark-Bait, Peaches, and Boo. Dr. Cantwell enjoys golf, all things Roman History, scuba diving, backpacking, reading, target shooting, and above all: goofing off with five wonderful squirmy kids who always beg him to tickle them (although now they have the upper hand and gang up on him). "I love giving people hope that they can have a comfortable, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime and the confidence that they will be well taken care of at our office. I love helping a patient take care of a problem that they have been having trouble with and seeing it through to a successful resolution. When they sit up and say, 'That's awesome, and it was way easier than I thought it would be!' that's my favorite thing."