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Patient Testimonials

  • positive review Dr Richins is brilliant, no matter what my problem has been in the past he has always taken the time... Read More

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    Paul Williamson

    I would love to tell you about the magical personalities of the staff is why I have been using Advantage... Read More

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    Art Hale

    All the people in that office are great! From estimates, to cleaning, and restorative prices, and procedures, everything was spot on!

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    Jerry Bongiorno
  • No waiting, office staff knowledgeable and very pleasant. Hygienist pleasant and careful, less aggressive w root cleaning than others who’ve... Read More

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    Cathy R.

    Far and away the best dentist I been to. Way better dentist than fishermen. Would highly recommend!

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    Collin Leino

    I have gone to Dr. Richens for over 20 years I highly recommend him the office is always very accommodating... Read More

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    Lisa Crockett
  • You will Love your dentist again, Dr. Richins changes lives.

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    Charles Bagley

    positive review I have been going here since October 2017. I used to be terrified of the dentist. I had horrible experiences... Read More

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    Athina Abel

    Love the staff! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. They make you feel very comfortable.
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A Note from our dentist

I have been asked many times: Why do I care about how my patients are feeling?

One of my earliest memories of dentistry was Dr. Stringham’s drilling away and me screaming because it hurt!  He would say, trying to be funny, “I hear a fire engine.” My unspoken response was always “Are you crazy? That’s me!”  When a new dentist finally moved into town I was so glad that not only did he get me numb, he gave me laughing gas. Dental appointments were no longer stressful.  When I decided to become a dentist, I promised myself that no patient would have to go through what I did as a child.    Read More…


Featured Services

Whether you are new to Meridian, Kuna, Nampa or Boise, or are just looking for a new family dentist, Advantage Dental Center can take care of your dental wants and needs.

Recent Blog Posts

Giving Blood

Giving Blood

Dr Howell is a great Orthodontist that we trust and refer our patients to.  He is sponsoring a blood drive.   If you are a person that likes donating blood here is your chance.  Go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor key "HOWELL" to schedule an appointment. ...

A Present From A Patient

A Present From A Patient

We had a young patient in our office a couple of times.  The first time was for a new patient exam and the next was for fillings.  She is such a sweetheart she drew a picture for her dentist.  Dr Richins was very grateful for the picture     She knew Dr...

Lasers in Dentistry – Laser that Canker Sore!

Lasers in Dentistry – Laser that Canker Sore!

 Why do we get canker sores and how long do they last? Canker Sores can come from a variety of different things: citric fruits, nuts, stress, biting your cheek, cutting your gums, or spicy foods have been known to cause canker sores.  They can hurt for 7 to 10 days...

“Stay Home” & Calm

“Stay Home” & Calm

Have a little extra time on your hands?  Sharpen your pencils!  We’ve got something for you to do! We have some fun pictures you can download and color.  Use them to pass the time OR you could send them back to us when completed and enter our contest!   We have 2...

Following COVID-19 Recommendations

Following COVID-19 Recommendations

We have the best patients in our office.  We appreciate you, and want you to know how wonderful we think you are.  We thank you for your support over these many years and the trust and confidence you have in our treatment.  We take every precaution to make sure that...

Goodness In the Valley

Goodness In the Valley

Many of us are going through and have gone through trials in our life.  It is good when we can step outside of our stress and situations and help others.  When we offer service to others it helps make our problems a little more bearable. We recently witnessed one of...

Dentistry at its finest

Frequently asked questions

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions our dentist has received from patients.  Questions like what is decay, why do I need a crown and is a tooth worth saving? Read for yourself…

Hygiene Highlights

Our hygienist gives plenty of wonderful advice. However, once we leave the dentist office, it’s hard to remember everything. Here are some suggestions for many of the common patient concerns we often hear about.

Using The Latest Tech

Technology is a wonderful thing, and advancements are being made in dentistry often. Dr Richins, our dentist, spends a lot of time researching new technology to be sure he serves his patients in the best way possible.