David L. Cantwell, DDS
"I love giving people hope that they can have a comfortable, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime and the confidence that they will be well taken care of at our office. I love helping a patient take care of a problem that they have been having trouble with and seeing it through to a successful resolution. When they sit up and say, 'That's awesome, and it was way easier than I thought it would be!' that's my favorite thing."
Dr. Cantwell graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. After completing dental school, he completed an advanced dental residency in oral, periodontal, and endodontic surgery.
Commissioned in 1997 as a Dental Officer in the United States Air Force, Dr. Cantwell cared for military families and retirees while stationed both home and abroad and was awarded several military decorations. In 2001, Dr. Cantwell was awarded Dental Officer of the Year for all of the United States Air Force in Europe.
Following his military service, Dr. Cantwell opened his private practice as a Boise dentist, settling with his wife and five children in Idaho to be closer to their extended family.
Dr. Cantwell is an active member of the American Dental Association. After hundreds of hours of post-graduate study and testing, Dr. Cantwell was awarded the prestigious Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry certification (FAGD), fewer than 5% of all dentists nationally hold this credential.
He is an experienced dental implant surgeon, a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, awarded Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and has completed the Misch Implant Residency with training in advanced bone grafting, sinus lifts and dental implant surgery.
Dr. Cantwell is also one of a small percentage of dentists who have completed postgraduate training at one of the world’s premiere continuing dental education institutes, The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He is one of only three dentists in all of Idaho to hold this distinction. The comprehensive examination you receive in this office will probably be unlike any you have received before.
Dr. Cantwell is married with five children from ages 9 to 20 years. Their nicknames are Buddy, Gus, Shark-Bait, Peaches, and Boo. Dr. Cantwell enjoys golf, all things Roman History, scuba diving, backpacking, reading, target shooting, and above all: goofing off with five wonderful squirmy kids who always beg him to tickle them (although now they have the upper hand and gang up on him).