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Serving and connecting with the community

“It’s an amazing feeling, being able to work with people you genuinely care about, from our patients to our awesome team,” says Dr. Alexis LaRose.

Owner of Kootenai Family Dental in Coeur d’Alene and servicing North Idaho communities, Alexis and her team pride themselves as being a full-service general practice that specializes in providing a relaxed “patient first” experience for the entire family. Here, their patients receive more than just the best care in full-service family and cosmetic dentistry; they will find a caring and personal staff who genuinely cares about their patients’ well-being and who are willing to go above and beyond to best educate their patients when it comes to their oral health.

“Our patient experience is what sets us apart. When you come to our office, you join our family and are treated like it,” says Alexis. “We have a team of people who focus all day on listening to your specific and unique needs and story. Their mission is to exceed your expectations and make you leave with a huge smile on your face!”

At Kootenai Family Dental, Alexis is joined by Dr. Marie Smith and Dr. Kelsi Wheeler, and four exceptional hygienists—a team of like-minded people who always put the patient first, no matter what.

Services offered include everything from: routine exams and cleanings, extractions, snoring prevention and emergency dental care, bridges, fillings, implants, dentures, root canals, veneers, Invisalign® and more.

When it comes to what they find most rewarding about the work they do, it’s being able to change someone’s life and give them a reason to smile. “So many people come into our office and they are scared, nervous or dreading the experience,” says Alexis. “When you’re able to help that person relax, help them smile for the first time in years, give them a confidence boost or just simply make them laugh—that’s why we do it.”

Alexis and her husband Nick, who manages the office at Kootenai Family Dental, moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2012 from Billings, Montana. They were in search of a practice and found just what they were looking for at Kootenai Family Dental. They wanted to stay in the Northwest, to be part of a vibrant community and a place to put down roots and raise a family. They knew they had found home.

“Not a lot of places offer the quality of life we have here,” says Nick. “We truly believe we found paradise and are proud to be a part of this community.”

A big part of Kootenai Family Dental is community service. They are very active participants with Team Hoyt Coeur d’Alene and Lake City Academy. “While work and family keep us all busy, we try to always make time for giving back as often as possible,” says Nick.

With a passion for community service and working with people, the team at Kootenai Family Dental firmly believes that if they take care of their patients, everything else will take care of itself. Patients are the priority; everything else falls into place after that.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7am to 7pm.

Kootenai Family Dental

1420 Lincoln Way, Suite 200

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814


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