Bristol Heights Dental
Michael Shipp, DMD:
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Bristol Heights Dental
Michael Shipp, DMD
Boise, ID













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry


Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

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: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Hannah J. from Winstead Park, Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


I have been going here since I was a child. I recently came back to them (after a few years with no dental insurance). They have always treated me well! After coming back I have no doubts I made the right decision. They helped me understand the cost of what I was having done was, I was talked through the entire process (I am a nervous wreck when it comes to the dentist). I 100% recommend them! They have always been caring and understanding of my needs.

Jenny Steiger (Source: Google)


After a horrible experience at a different dentist, I found Bristol Heights. I was so scared to even have my teeth cleaned and was shaking and crying the first time. I have never been treated so good by any dentist and staff. They are always really nice and pleasant. I never feel like they are trying to “upsell” me on anything than what I actually need which has created a huge trust. When I had to put a crown on one of my molars they made sure to offer me medication to relax. I will never go anywhere else!

Rebecca Harsin (Source: Google)


My experience with Dr. Shipp and staff has been amazing… Very knowledgeable and so courteous and helpful with the problems I have been having recently . The office is so clean and welcoming. I would definitely recommend Bristol Heights Dental to anyone! Thank you for the amazing dental care I have received!

Cindy R. from Nampa, ID (Source: Yelp)


My brother just recently was seen by Bristol Heights Dental for a cleaning and then a procedure.  He is always treated with respect and caring.  Today after his procedure, he told Dr. Shipp that he is the best dentist he has been to.  I am very pleased with this dental practice and the care and patience they have for my special needs brother.  I can’t imagine anyone in this office being unprofessional – our experience has always been outstanding.

Janet Grove (Source: Google)


As always Jennifer, my hygienist, made my recent appointment a positive one. She is extremely thorough while being gentle. She offers advice but is not pushy… and takes time to answer any questions I have. Her calm, friendly personality always makes me feel at ease. I totally appreciate her competence, service, and encouragement.She is an excellent hygienist! Thank You! Jan Grove

Shannon Goodall (Source: Google)


Half of our family just loved Jennifer! Can’t wait for the other half to meet her!!! She brings a gentle hand and education to teeth cleaning! My son came home so excited to take better care of his teeth! Thank you! The TV on the ceiling was an added benefit! Bristol Heights dental is top notch from the reception to the Dentist! 1st time X-Rays we’re not a pain, literally! Honest straightforward care! Happy to have found you!

Lily Adcock (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Bristol Heights for all of my dental needs for as long as I can remember. I have had nothing but good experiences! I’ve loved all of the hygienists I’ve had over the years, they always remember me and take such good care of me. Dr. Shipp is a friendly face and offers helpful, professional advice. Their team always keeps me updated on whatever new services they’re offering, but have never been pushy about sales or made me feel forced into anything. I highly recommend them!

Jace H. (Source: Google)


From the moment you walk into Bristol Heights Dental you are greeted with warm smiles and caring people! Dr. Shipp and his staff are very professional, knowledgeable, skilled and timely. The office is modern and very comfortable. Dr. Shipp took the time to discuss what treatments he recommended very thoroughly. The procedure was very affordable. I will recommend Bristol Heights to my family and friends.

Morgan Bundy (Source: Google)


I went here for the first time yesterday and loved this office! 🙂 The staff are exceptionally nice. If you are the kind of person who may not like getting your teeth cleaned, this is the place to go because they are VERY gentle and make sure you are aware of everything they are doing. They are great at answering any questions, and Dr. Shipp is super nice! I love this office!

Angie Coyne (Source: Google)


My kids look forward to going to the dentist! The staff is wonderful, and Amber is so gentle with all 3 of my kiddos and one of my kids has a “sensory issue” so ANYTHING in his mouth is traumatic for him. He was actually the one who wanted to go first! I can’t thank that staff enough. Excellent care and wonderful service. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Brenda Zantjer (Source: Google)


Dr. Shipp and Amber, my dental technician, and the entire staff at Bristol Heighs Dental are amazing! I actually look forward to going to the dentist. I and my husband have been patients of Dr. Shipp’s for as long as he has practiced at this location, I’m guessing it’s been about 10 years. He took over for the previous dentist and the transition was smooth, as every visit since has been. They offer a wide array of services I’ve not seen at other offices. They cured my TMJ with botox injections and sent my hubby home with a sleep study device which led him to a CPAP machine. It literally changed his life. If you’re looking for a great dentist check them out!!!

Brady (Source: Google)


My family and I have been going to Bristol Heights Dental for the past year and a half, since we moved to the area. It’s always a little nerve wracking starting over with new health care providers. However, they have made us totally comfortable since the very first appointment. Dr. Shipp and his staff seem to be up on the very latest in dental technology and ways to keep patients comfortable, which is great for a chicken like me. Highly recommend!

Morgan Marshall (Source: Google)


I had to have a root canal because my last dentist botched a crown procedure that left me with nerve damage. Dr. Shipp was very helpful in explaining the procedure and assuring me that it would fix the pain I had been experiencing for a year. The procedure was painless, and fairly quick. The results are perfect! I no longer have pain in that area of my mouth, and the tooth/crown are as good as new.

Kyle Barton (Source: Google)


Bristol Heights was great. I initially scheduled my appointment there because they had a great new patient offer and were close to my work. Once at my appointment the staff was great. They explained everything that they were doing and even have televisions mounted on the ceiling so they can specifically show you what they are talking about. After going to my appointment I am very satisfied that I chose Bristol Heights.

Eric Bassett (Source: Google)


I’m somewhat of a stickler when it comes to service, and the presence of or lack thereof usually makes or breaks the whole experience for me. The whole environment in this dental office really helps you relax. The employees genuinely seem like they love working there and more importantly, are happy to see you when you come in. The office is really modern and just gives a natural premium feel. The hygienist that worked with me was very kind and professional, giving me tips, and advice, while she efficiently worked. Dr. Shipp came highly recommended and he did not disappoint. He pointed out all sorts of options i could choose from versus the usual “one size fits all,” approach. In short, it was really nice to find a dental office where you genuinely feel appreciated. I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for dental work.

Vicki Carlson (Source: Google)


Our family has been going to Bristol Heights and we love the service and the staff. I have Invisalign braces and I am very happy with my results so far. Everybody in the office is kind, caring, and professional. I normally don’t like going to the dentist, but I always look forward to my dentist appts becaue Bristol Heights has now become part of our family. If you are looking for a dentist in the Meridian area, I would highly recommend Bristol Heights Dental. You will be really glad you called them!

Jill Smith (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Dr. Shipp and his staff, especially Jenn, the hygienist who has worked with me the most. Everyone has been friendly, the office is clean and the waiting area even has a play area for kids. Although I never have had to wait long. The TV’s playing HGTV in the waiting area and above the chairs as I get my teeth cleaned is always a huge treat for me. 🙂 What initially brought me in was I moved into a nearby neighborhood and received a mailer. As a new patient I had a choice in a gift so every 6 months that I come in for my cleaning I get a free whitening tray, which is great. I’ve also referred another patient and received a gift card for that as well.

Aspen Palacio (Source: Google)


I have never loved a dentist office as much as I love this one. Every time I walk in that office I feel so welcomed. Jennifer (hygienist) is the BEST! I laugh so hard and she doesn’t treat you like another patient. I am grateful to have found such an amazing office! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new office!

Shaea Marie (Source: Google)


Ive been at this dental office for a few months now and every time I went in, I have always been greeted with a smile, I have never felt judged. Anyone who takes care of me the day I went, is really nice to me and make me feel comfortable while they were working on my teeth. Thank you for good experiences always ! Highly recommend!

Frances Smith (Source: Google)


I went here to get a porcelain veneer replaced that had been broken and I had for 15 years from a previous dentist. They were very welcoming and understanding and in the 3 visits to get it completed, I never once had a bad experience. They talk you through everything and they are honest with you about what’s happening. Definitely worth going back and continuing to go back for all of my dental needs.

Ben Lew (Source: Google)


They are generally great, patient folks. I have a significant fear of dental work (>20 teeth pulled between baby, adult, and wisdom) and as my orthodontist back in junior high put it “the worst case he had…” With this context, I don’t dread heading in to their office! Even had a random wisdom tooth pulled the day of, that had an inflamed nerve. I was very hesitant to have this done with such short notice. That was back in early February (?), and there have been zero issues since then, on following their instructions. They have adverts for Botox and dental implants that are a bit off-putting, but I get the need to cater / upsell as a business. Teeth whitening whatever superficial blah blah blah pass. Fundamentally, I’ve never waited long in the lobby (brought in within 10 min of my appointment time), they quote things beforehand, send reminders the week of an appointment, and have seemed more genuine over time. They also play Fixer Upper, if that’s your jam (not mine). I plan to stick with them.

Lavon Webb (Source: Google)


I’ve put off straightening my teeth for many years. Dr. Shipp and his team decided to tackle my case with Invisalign at The age of 53. I couldn’t be any more pleased with the consultation and process on getting them installed. So looking forward to see the final results.

Nate (Source: Google)


Normally, getting me to go to the the dentist is like pulling teeth, but this office is the exception. I asked if I could get an appointment earlier and they told me that they would call me if something opened up. They actually did. The staff was super friendly and did a great job. I would definitely recommend this office. They also put TV’s on the ceiling if you’re into that.

Jonathan Belnap (Source: Google)


Always a great experience working with Dr. Shipp and his staff! I used to get nauseated from the anesthetic, and they were able to adjust the medicine so I no longer have the reaction. Everyone is friendly and flexible and works to make each experience as pleasant as possible. Thanks and keep up the good work!

Rua Bot (Source: Google)


My colleague recommended I visit Dr Shipp at Bristol Heights Dental and I’m very happy he did. Finding the right dentist and hygienist is an important decision if you want to have a great experience the first time and every time. The appointment started on time, friendly conversation, pain free cleaning, and I was quickly on my way back to work. Taking a note from my coworker, I would definitely recommend a visit!

Obie J. (Source: Google)


After a year of being out of the service, I was not very keen on having to find a new dental office so I just didn’t. My wife recommended Bristol Heights and I’m glad I went! Incredibly professional office, friendly staff, and a great place to get back in the dental hygiene groove. I’ll be going here for the rest of my time in Boise and would recommend them to everyone! Amber did an amazing job on my checkup and Dr. Shipp knows his stuff!

Lauren Nesbit (Source: Google)


They are wonderful every time I go there. They offer new patient packages which include whitening for life. They have online scheduling which is a must for me. The front office staff with wonderful and very prepared. The dental hygienists and assistants and skillful and kind. They explain what they are doing and what they see. They make sure you know proper techniques. Dr. Shipp is really great and listens to all your concerns. I would recommend this office to anyone!

Erin Peterson (Source: Google)


My daughter and I are clients. It is so convenient to have our appointments at the same time. It is also funny how particular we are on our hygienist! We MUST have our hygienist, and they are so accommodating. My daughter, in the past, has had difficult experiences with dentist, so much so that she had to be sedated to have filling done. I was shocked that not only did she have no issue with getting x-rays for her hygienist (Amber) but will sit by herself for her cleaning while I get mine (I see Jenn)!!! That is amazing. I will NEVER go anywhere else…EVER.

Cynthia Roby (Source: Google)


I took my special needs brother to Dr. Shipp and Jen has been just wonderful helping him to understand how to take care of his teeth. She explains everything to him so that he understands what needs to be done to keep his teeth in good shape. He also don’t have the best dental insurance and the gals in the front office have made some suggestions that will help with his dental insurance needs in the future. I am very pleased with Dr. Shipp and his staff, they are caring and helpful. I recommend them to anyone who needs a knowledgeable dental group.

Jeffery Butler (Source: Google)


Dr. Shipp and his staff at Bristol Heights Dental are the best! From start to finish, the procedures are always seamless. I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be called in and they make the whole process as comfortable as possible. Getting my teeth cleaned is always pain free and they are great at answering all of my questions. I highly recommend Bristol Heights Dental!

Pat LeFevre (Source: Google)


My experience at Bristol Heights Dental is always excellent. The entire team there (from the business office team to the clinical staff) are extremely friendly, professional, and really top-notch! I’ve gone to this office for many years. The hygienists are so gentle and careful. Dr. Shipp and his assistant always carefully explain everything to me and take time to make sure that all is going well before, during, and after any exams/treatments/procedures. I appreciate how Dr. Shipp ensures that I understand what my options are and that I am informed and comfortable when decisions need to be made. I definitely recommend this team to everyone.

Caitlin Henning (Source: Google)


I am usually terrified when going to the dentist, but this place is amazing. I got a cleaning done without needles or pain! The lady who worked on my was VERY nice, talked me through the whole thing. Dr. Shipp was informative about all my dental work, gave me lots of options, I am going back to this place and will be referring everyone!

Candi Reid (Source: Google)


I have an extreme fear of dental work and have not found a dentist I fully trusted since my childhood dentist retired. I was recently in somewhat of an urgent situation and needed immediate care. Bristol Heights Dental got me in right away. Dr. Shipp was wonderful and the staff was amazing. They understood my anxiety and did their best to make things as painless as possible. I hope I don’t need any major work done again but if I do, I hope Tina is still there and assisting Dr. Shipp because she was wonderful. I will absolutely be using them for my regular visits from now on. Dr. Shipp is so kind and all the ladies there that helped me in every aspect were delightful.


We are dedicated to providing exceptional, quality dentistry while keeping you comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Shipp is very gentle and caring. He builds a relationship with each of our patients and takes the time to explain any procedure you may need. Our friendly and experienced staff takes great pride in keeping your smile beautiful. We will get to know you by name and do everything we can to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. We truly appreciate your trust and look forward to serving your smile! Dr. Michael Shipp received a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville in 2006. He then continued his education and earned a GPR certificate in 2007 for completing a 1 year advanced dental training residency. Dr. Shipp's favorite procedures are dental implants, smile makeovers and Invisalign orthodontics. He does addtional training and continuing education every year to ensure our patients are receiving the best treatments and newest technology. In 2018 Dr. Shipp joined the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and is an expert in facial treatments such as Botox to smooth wrinkles and dermal fillers for lips, cheek enhancements, nasiolabial folds and acne scars. This allows him to give patients the whole package and amazing results with the smile makeovers and veneers we do! Dr. Shipp also is a leader in treating migraines, tension headaches, chronic facial pain and TMJ issues pain with Botox. We are Medicare providers and have additional training and expertise in treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with comfortable oral appliances instead of the dreaded CPAP machine that 50% of users won't even wear. Dr. Shipp is a member of the following groups: the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the Idaho State Dental Association. He attends nationally renown and accredited continuing education courses each year to stay current on all the latest advancements in dentistry. Dr. Shipp has treated thousands of adults and children here in the Treasure Valley. He believes his patients deserve the best dentistry so he has invested in technology like computer guided implant surgery, cavity detecting lasers, digital x-rays which extremely decrease radiation exposure and also intraoral cameras which allows him to show you exacly what he sees inside your mouth if there is a problem. Dr. Shipp understands coming to the dentist can be very difficult and scary for some patients. He offers medications to help relax you and has equipped the office with televisions above each dental chair to make your dental appointment a little easier. He offers Sleep Dentistry for those who want to get everything done in one visit and don't want to me awake. This allows you as the patient the best experience you can imagine with no fear, no pain, no anxiety. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Shipp enjoys playing basketball, golf and tennis. He loves taking family and friends boating and wake surfing. He enjoys spending time with his family and being invloved with their hobbies and interests.