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Patient Testimonials

  • Just the treatment I needed, thanks to my lazy parents � props to you guys! ��

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    John F. Bartus

    Absolutely amazing! Dr. Richins and his team go above and beyond to make you feel at home and relaxed. I... Read More

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    Tyler Croswell

    5 star ratingI have been a patient of another dental office for years. They wrangled me in with their numerous dentists, long... Read More

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    Gina D.
  • 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

    Today’s visiting was very comfortable. Kassy, the hygienist was skillful and fast. I had to numb my gum tissue for... Read More

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    kay K.

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

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    Charles Bagley

    Love the staff! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. They make you feel very comfortable.
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    Sally D.

    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

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

Do your kids grind their teeth?

Do your kids grind their teeth?

“My child grinds his teeth when sleeping – sometimes so loud it wakes us up. Is this normal?” The answer is “Yes” and maybe “No.” “Yes” - grinding is a normal response to your child’s growing/changing dentition (arrangement or condition of the teeth), and the majority...

Time For A Cleaning?

Time For A Cleaning?

Words of wisdom from our Hygienist! Ever wonder why we get our teeth cleaned every 6 months? You may be thinking "well, it's because that's what my insurance covers and I want to get my money’s worth from them!" or maybe you're thinking "I want white teeth and fresh...

Sharpen Your Pencils!

Sharpen Your Pencils!

Sharpen Your Pencils! Elisa, our hygienist, is wanting to redecorate her office and we need your help. Please choose from one of these pictures, color it and bring it into our office, post it to Facebook and tag us (@advantagedentalmeridian) or email it to us by...

Broken Tooth

Usually when a tooth breaks off at the level of the gums, the only option is to extract it and then replace it with an implant or a bridge.  Both of these options are expensive.  If the root is in good shape and long enough, a procedure called P.E.T. (Partial...

No School Dates!

With summer break over and school just starting the idea of getting kids into the dentist gets put on the back burner.  For many parents the ideal is to schedule dental appointments on days when the kids do not have school. We looked into the School District...

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.