Dr. Michael Dolby

Cosmetic Surgery
Eagle, ID
30 years experience male

Locations

Cottonwood Creek Dental - The Smile You Want.... The Dentist You Need!

Eagle, ID

Address

325 E. Shore Dr. ste#100, Eagle, ID, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

9381401

About

Bio

Dr. Dolby entered the field of dentistry is 1993 in somewhat of an unorthodox fashion. In 1983 he was awarded a football scholarship to Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Immediately after graduating with a Business Management degree he worked as a consumer products sales representative for Beecham Products. In search of a more rewarding profession he decided that dentistry would meet his needs. Dr. Dolby was accepted to the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He was awarded high academic recognition by the Alpha Omega Fraternity and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Society, graduating with high honors. Dr. Dolby went on to further his education by accepting a position to participate in a General Practice Residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado and in 2001 he was honored with achieving Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Dolby partnered with Tony Robbins and Fortune Management to share his practice management expertise with fellow dentists to enrich their lives through mastery of personal development and practice management systems. He was an instructor with the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco where his students learn the latest, most effective strategies, in building unstoppable teams and maximizing profitability. Dr. Dolby practices Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Eagle, Idaho. He can be reached at 208-323-8545 cottonwoodcreek-dental.com

Specialties
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Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry

Prosthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
They won't!: Your bad breath is from bacteria. More than likely on your tongue or around your teeth. See your dentist or see a new one if they claim veneers will... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: A bridge is not usually considered cosmetic. It may very well have a cosmetic result, but if your missing teeth and a bridge would correct that probl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
It docent!: Teeth whitening completed by a professional will not damage your teeth. In fact there has never been a documented case of teeth whitening gels damagi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
See your physician : Burns from teeth whitening are usually gone within 2-3 days. If this is spreading it's not a result of the peroxide and you should see your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Enamelplasty!: If your teeth are simply rough with slight chipping with no decay, you can have your dentist smooth out the rough edges. This will dramatically chang... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
27 is older?: Age can dictate the final outcome of teeth whitening but at age 27 that certainly dose not mean you! you are the only one that can make the determina... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
TWO Treatments: You can either whiten your teeth with either professional whitening or over the counter or have your dentist tell you about porcelain or composite ven... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Professionally: You will always get your best results when you use a professional to whiten your teeth. Zoom professional teeth whitening has worked excellent for my... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
6-12 months!: When you take out smoking, large amounts of coffee, wine and other surface staining products, your whitening can last a very long time. You can exten... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Usually 2-5 days: The "splotchy white marks" are because the enamel in those areas of your tooth are decalcified. Decalcified tooth structure dehydrates very easily re... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: I have never seen teeth whitening covered by any insurance. Even the sag insurance won't cover this expense. Thank goodness it's not very expensive ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Sometimes: Depending on the size of the cavity and the realistic time frame it will take lose this tooth will determine if you should correct the cavity or not. ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: The active ingredient in teeth whitening products will not whiten porcelain what crowns are made of. You can have surface stains removed from porcela... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: Tangerines are very acidic and placing these on enamel for long periods of time will only damage your enamel! stick to the professional or over the c... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
None: The is no official specialized field of dentistry for the placement of inlays and inlays. You want a dentist that is proficient in bonding all types ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
?: I have not heard of this. Why not use an over the counter proven teeth whitening product that you know won't hurt your teeth. Better yet, most denti... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Massage & rest: Headaches can happen for a number of reasons. In my profession - dentistry, i see headaches associated with grinding and clenching your teeth. This ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Absolutely: Studies of tooth movement are very consistent. If you retain teeth 6-8 hours a day, your teeth will not move! so basically, wearing your retainer du... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Infection: The infection from your tooth has most likely spread to your sinus an must be treated with antibiotics immediately. Ice compression on the affected s... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Ignore: Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and the only stage that is completely reversible!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
You Don't!: Use the professional kits or the ones sold over the counter. Most dentist today will whiten your teeth for free with a cleaning that you need anyway!
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Probably not!: Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure and insurance plans nor the government cares what your teeth look like, they only care your not in pain or hav... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
You will be fine: After you place your trays, use your finger to wipe out the excess gel and discard. If you happen to swallow a little it won't hurt you. Make sure y... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: Plaque and tartar that have calcified on your tooth must be removed by a hygienist. It may wear away slightly but won't go away completely. Yes, hyd... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
NO!: The active ingredient is too harsh for your delicate tissue down there! soap and water works just fine!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Not sure....: Stay on the safe side and use a proven over the counter whitening kit or call your dentist, they will probably give it to you for free!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Implants: Always with your choice of Doctors comes some level of trust. Simply ask how many of these types of implants have they placed. I don't think they wi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: They actually work really well. You just need to be patient because they will take longer to see the effects vs professional whitening procedures.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Most case 4-6 shades: Unfortunately the "laser" has nothing to do with making your teeth whiter. The peroxide is the active ingredient and thats it! if your teeth are on ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Crowns!: Teeth need crowns for several reasons. First off a crown restoration is used to re-distribute the bitting forces and provide strength to the tooth. T... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: A yellow color to your teeth is unfortunately the natural color of your teeth and responds the best to professional teeth withering. Unless your dent... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Very Safe!: You are correct, this is the quickest way to get your teeth whiter, however the side effect can be sensitivity that should resolve in 24-36 hours with... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Thats not good!: Laminates or veneers are an excellent cosmetic alternative that are bonded to your teeth. The problem with sensitivity lies in the bonding. If this ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No!: Whitening your teeth with either the laser or conventional bleaching trays, the only genetic portion of the tooth that will whiten is the enamel. The... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
NO: More than likely this went into you stomach and it will pass in a few days. Don't worry about retrieving it, your dentist will make a new one.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
NO!: The "gel" is actually peroxide and it can burn your gums. The reason for the custom bleaching trays is to keep the whitening gel where we want it, on... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Topical: This is used to pre-numb the tissue prior to the needle inserting to deliver the anesthetic. It really needs to sit on the tissue for 3-4 minutes to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
A rubber barrier: A dental dam is a square piece of thin rubber that stretches over the teeth you are having treated. This creates a barrier between your teeth and you... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Professional Clean: Your dentist is more than likely going to use a combination of pumice and some type of acid or peroxide to try and scrub your stains away. I have seen... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Crest White Strips: With over the counter products you want to look at the percentage concentration of peroxide. That is the active ingredient that will brighten your sm... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: So called laser teeth whitening will not damage your teeth. Professional whitening uses a higher concentration of peroxide and your teeth may be sens... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Maybe?: Baking soda is an abrasive to remove any surface stains and peroxide is an acid that will clean a little deeper. However with genetically brown teeth... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Cavities at the gum: These cavities form because the gums are usually exposing the delicate root surface which is extremely pours and susceptible to cavities. They are ea... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No : Ridge augmentation is not purely cosmetic. If your going to replace your missing teeth with implants, it's crucial to have adequate bone to support t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Check the percentage: Check the package for the concentration percentage of peroxide. Peroxide is peroxide! the higher the concentration the faster you will get whiter, h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: You can successfully whiten your teeth once all of the permanent teeth are completely erupted which is around 15-17. If your daughters teeth are comp... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
YES!: The peroxide in teeth whitening systems can only whiten your enamel if it is in contact. If plaque and bacteria are in the way your outcome will be c... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
No: The active ingredient is peroxide. All peroxide does is make your enamel rods inside your tooth clear, and your teeth appear white! this procedure d... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dolby
Cosmetic Surgery 30 years experience
Professionally: Go to your dentist and if you don't have one, most will whiten your teeth for free! stay with professional products either form a dentist or over the... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dolby is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dolby is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Graduated 1993MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boise State University
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

St. Joseph's Hospital - Denver Colorado 1994

Awards

Fellowship American Academy of General Dentistry
Better Business A+ Rating
Boise's BEST Dentist 2015

Affiliations

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF COSMETIC DENTISTRY
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