Northwest Dental Center
Don Cook, DDS:
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Northwest Dental Center
Don R. Cook, DDS
Boise, ID













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

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: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Jayme Radu (Source: Google)


Northwest Dental Center has taken care of my dental needs for nearly two decades. Dr. Cook and his staff always greet me with a smile and accommodate my needs in a very professional manner. My cleanings with Sheila always feel like visiting with a good friend. I have and will continue to recommend Northwest Dental Center for any dental needs you may have. It will be the best decision you make for your dental well being!

Lisa M. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


I am 64 years old and have been to many dentists in boise. Dr. Cook, his hygienists and staff are competent and caring people. Dr.Cook has done crowns and fillings for me and I can honestly say I have never experienced pain during or after the procedures. All of the staff at Northwest Dental are simply the best!

Tara M. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely love Northwest Dental! We have been coming here for years and have referred many people to this office.  The doctors are friendly and make you feel comfortable from start to finish. My kids love going to the dentist!  How many can say that?! My Mother is now a patient and couldn’t stop raving about the customer service she received from the office staff, the assistants and the wonderful Dr. Cook! Thank you so much for being apart of our community and providing the Treasure Valley with exceptional services

Paula H. from Rimrock, AZ (Source: Yelp)


Dentistry at its finest! From the warm welcome we received when we entered the door to the cheerful goodbye as we left, this is the best area dentist’s office we have experienced. Wait time is neglicible, the office equipment is cutting edge and technicians are well trained and knowledgable. Our dentist communicates well and patiently answers all questions. Definately recommend!

Payton Meyer (Source: Google)


Dr Cook and the entire staff at Northwest Dental Center created a friendly, comfortable and inviting experience. Dr Cook did and incredible job and far exceeded my expectations in applying dental veneers and correcting my smile. Couldn’t be happier and can’t recommend enough. Best dentist experience I’ve ever had bar none.

Matt Duffy (Source: Facebook)


I had a great experience visiting for the first time yesterday! The team is friendly, the hygienist I saw was thorough, and they seem to keep up with the lastest in terms of equipment and practices. I will definitely visit again!

Brook Trisha Mueller (Source: Facebook)


My dad was visiting us from out of state when he started having terrible tooth pain; my husband recommended his dentist at Northwest Dental Center. They fit my dad in for an appointment right away. He needed a root canal which they were able to schedule for the following day and did a great job. Northwest Dental Center is knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and professional.

Brandy Hilliard (Source: Google)


This is the best dental office either myself or my husband has ever been to. My husband has a mint allergy and this is the only office to ever ask about mint being an issue. Their one late Wednesday is a huge help when it comes to working and trying to take care of my health. Thanks for being the best dentist we have visited.

Garrett Gallagher (Source: Google)


Picked this dental office from the Tricare provided me and I am glad that I did. I had a great experience from the time I walked in the door to when I left. The staff was very friendly and seemed very happy to be there. My dental hygienist did an amazing job and was very friendly. I will be taking my family to Northwest Dental Center from now on.

Christine Day (Source: Facebook)


I don’t usually love my dentist, but after my visit with Dr. Cook….I now LOVE my dentist. Dr. Cook and his staff are fantastic! I actually am looking forward to my upcoming appointments and care. Very gentle, compassionate, quick and professional. Thank you �

Adam Skalskyj (Source: Facebook)


Wow, what an outstanding visit I had at Northwest Dental Center today. I was in all sorts of pain and misery this morning, and they were able to squeeze me in to their busy schedule quite graciously. I must say, everything about the staff here was unmatched by my many visits at several dental offices Ive been to in the past. Really appreciated all of them, and how professional, thoughtful, skilled and kind they were. Truly was amazed by Dr. Cook and his staff. Hands down my best experience at a dentist office to date.

Dusti Hall (Source: Google)


I can’t begin to thank everyone here for the amazing experience. I was a patient as a child, and after 10+ years of being there I went back. I had to get a root canal and with it being an awful thing to have done (what everyone told me) the experience was far from that. Dr. Cook is amazing and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. Even the girls at the front desk made me feel so welcome. The following day Tina called to check in and see how I was doing!! I am SO happy I went back, and will definitely. I’m 45 minutes away and it is so worth the drive for great work and friendly people!!

Brian Ware (Source: Facebook)


The employees at Northwest Dental always have a smile on. Whether it is in the morning or late in the afternoon, they always make you feel welcome. I have been coming here since I was kid and I would not go anywhere else. Thank you for being so great.

Larrisa Epperson (Source: Google)


I am extremely afraid of the dentist. I have had a fear for quite some time. When I requested an appointment online, they got back to me right away and I got in the next day. Not only was the staff really friendly, but they made sure I was comfortable and felt safe. I highly recommend coming here. I’ll be back for sure.

Melissa S. (Source: Google)


Caring and patient professionals. They’ll chat with you about your appointment and your family. They’re gentle, but will also respect your wishes to go without being numbed, when possible. I’ve done that with some of my smaller fillings. I can feel pretty at the dentist, plus I suffer from chronic migraines and they are quite accommodating. They also have a small children’s play area in the waiting room. I’ve only ever seen Dr. Cook, but I haven’t heard anything bad about the other dentist, either. I’ve been going there for many years and my only poor experience was with a receptionist that is no longer employed there. I usually make my appointments in the morning and rarely wait even 5 minutes. My husband has to make his appointments late in the day and has waited up to 45 minutes.

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


I have been going to Northwest Dental for a year and have been very pleased with the service I have received. Everyone has been very personable, which made me feel very welcome. The cleaning I received from Tracy Wickam was one of the most thorough jobs I’ve had. I also was impressed how well Dr. Cook matched the color to fill in a front tooth. I would highly recommend this dental office.

Gretchen C. from Boise, ID (Source: Yelp)


Me and my children have been coming here for a few years now and everyone in this office has been so consistently kind, accommodating, and honest. They’ve been flexible with scheduling appointments, have worked with me on making decisions that balance health and costs. And I’m so pleased with the quality of their work. In addition to general cleaning and routine work like cavity filling, they did a great job with my Invisalign and I get compliments on my teeth all the time!

Cecilia Rinn (Source: Facebook)


These guys are the best! They have taken care of My family’s teeth for almost 2 decades, and I am so grateful for them. I always feel listened to, comfortable, and confident in their skill and care. Also they have been extra great during this covid crisis. 5 Stars!

William Gates (Source: Google)


I am very impressed!!! A co-worker of mine recommended Northwest Dental Center. I’ve been putting off going to the dentist for a long time because the previous dentist I saw had me taking endless x-rays and put together a treatment plan that was overwhelming and unaffordable. Northwest Dental Center set me at ease by going over my benefits and the treatment plan that they thought would be best suited for me, making it easy for me to understand and very affordable. I was surprised, because the treatment plan wasn’t much different than the previous dentist who gave me the unaffordable rates. Not to mention they are able to take care of an existing problem right then and there, without trying to get me to set another appointment. I’m very glad that my co-worker recommended me to Northwest Dental Center.

R. David Moore (Source: Google)


This was our first appointment after being referred by our dentist in Blackfoot, Idaho. I cannot tell you how impressed I am by the professionalism displayed in this office. Staff, hygienist, and Doctor Cook were all genuinely concerned to make sure we felt welcomed!! There is no question that we will be referring anyone that asks to this office!

Dan Tre (Source: Facebook)


Yes very friendly. I use to come here when I was I teenager in the 80’s. I was visiting from out of state and brought my elderly mother here and they were wonderful. Thank you for the special care. It is a relief to know there is still people who care in this world

Tara Ashley (Source: Facebook)


Absolutely love Northwest Dental! We have been coming here for years and have referred many people to this office. The doctors are friendly and make you feel comfortable from start to finish. My kids love going to the dentist! How many can say that?! My Mother is now a patient and couldn’t stop raving about the customer service she received from the office staff, the assistants and the wonderful Dr. Cook! Thank you so much for being apart of our community and providing the Treasure Valley with exceptional services

Natalie Soma (Source: Facebook)


I just had a crown put on yesterday which took 3 hours- that is normal. I’ll admit it was a tricky procedure because I have a small mouth, however it was painful. I have visible sores on the left side of my lips today, and I’ve never had a dental office do that to my mouth- where there are visible sores on the outside. The one time that I wanted to be gassed was yesterday and their nitrogen was low/ out and did not have any effects to ease my mind. It was 3 hours of yanking and grinding with thirty minutes rest in between. I know that’s how crown procedures are, but maybe my mouth was simply too small for their tools. I was opening as wide as I possibly could. Their dentist was polite enough, but really wasn’t all that personable with me. I’m not asking for a full fledged conversation, but a little is nice. He also seems to lack patience with his dental assistants. (I could be reading into that incorrectly though) My first dental cleaning there, I detected that he seemed very short and somewhat impatient with his assistants. Anyway I am not sure if I’ll be going back again. I chose this place because they had such great reviews. I guess I had a somewhat different experience then most.

Keith Hilliard (Source: Google)


My experience with Northwest Dental has been amazing. They are friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend them. I have an allergy to mint, but for the first time ever I didn’t have to bring it up, because it’s listed as an option for allergies. This really impressed me because it means that there are other flavor options for polish/mouthwash/ fluoride, etc.

Mellissa (Source: Google)


I recently went to NDC to have a tooth looked at that was causing a significant amount of pain. I was greeted right away and was called back almost immediately. The dental assistant and dentist explained my options for treatment which ended up being an extraction. Throughout the procedure they made sure I was comfortable and pain free. Aftercare instructions were explained and I was on my way. As much as I fear the dentist, the team did a great job in helping calm my nerves. I’d definitely recommend them and will be continuing my oral health care there!

Lonni Leavitt-Barker (Source: Google)


Dr. Cook is an exceptional dentist. He is gentle, kind, honest, thorough and takes his time. You never feel rushed — he makes sure you understand what is going on and that you get every question answered. We love his entire staff. It is rare to find an office where everyone is on top of their game. If you want to go to a Dentist’s office where you know you are getting the best care and are treated like family– this is the place!


Our mission is to provide our patients with superior dental care. We strive to help our patients feel comfortable and welcome in our friendly environment. Dr. Don Cook is a dentist who puts quality service ahead of quantity. He provides a caring, professional atmosphere where the patient feels comfortable. ​ Dr. Cook was born and raised in Rigby, Idaho. He attended Ricks College and also Utah State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. With this background, Dr. Cook was accepted into the Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP). (This program is sponsored by the State of Idaho and accepts seven Idaho residents per year. The students attend their first year of dental school at Idaho State University and finish the remaining three years at Creighton Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska.) In May of 1996, Dr. Cook received his Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) degree with honors from Creighton Dental School. ​ Seeking further knowledge and training Dr. Cook chose to complete a 12 month comprehensive dental residency. His year of training was spent at the Sheppard Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in Wichita Falls, Texas. These programs provide didactic and clinical experience in the areas of oral surgery and pathology, endodontics (root canals), orthodontics (braces), periodontics (gum disease), prosthodontics (dentures and crowns), pediatric and preventive dentistry, and many other facets associated with the dental profession. ​ After his residency, Dr. Cook received orders to serve his country at Fort Clayton Army Post in the country of Panama. There he served as safety and support flight officer. ​ Dr. Cook moved to Boise in July of 1999 at which time he joined Dr. Gordon Croft in private practice. In January 2001, Drs. Cook and Croft incorporated their partnership and formed Northwest Dental Center, P.A. ​ Dr. Cook is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Idaho Dental Association (ISDA), and the South-West Idaho Dental Society (SWIDS). ​ Outside the office, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with his family. His other interests include golf, camping, horses and snowmobiles.