As I’m sure many of you have noticed, there have been a lot of changes here at Harrison Dental. They are good changes, but even so, sometimes change can be hard. I wanted to take a moment to let you all know why we have so many new faces! We have added 4 new positions to our office! That is incredible growth and we are so happy to be stimulating Idaho’s work force. One of our Core values here is to provide quality employment opportunities. I hope when you come visit us you get a chance to meet our new team members. We are privileged to care for you and your loved ones. Thank you for choosing us to be your dental home and become a part of our extended family!Image


Summer Time!

The team here at Harrison Dental has a big summer coming up, so in light of that we will be taking Fridays off. The last Friday we will be working is June 1st, 2012. Please call today if you need a Friday appointment so we can get you in before our break.
We have our anual staff summer trip planned for July 28th. We are looking forward to rafting! We’ll make sure to post some pictures after we’re done.
We all hope you have a safe and happy summer. Please give us a call if you have any dental needs, it is our pleasure taking care of you and your families.

Dental implants are often a better alternative than dentures

At Harrison Dental, we place a priority on staying up-to-date with the latest technology, methods and training. That includes, for example, same-day crowns with the computer-aid E-4D system, as well as mini-implants.

Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements for broken, damaged and missing teeth. When compared to traditional implants, the mini dental implant procedure is faster, less invasive and provides immediate results. No incisions in the gums are necessary, nor are there any stitches to be removed later. Because of the smaller implant size, bone grafting is rarely needed. The mini implants are placed in the jawbone and fixed with a special attachment that fits into the bottoms of any attached appliances.

Mini dental implants are similar to traditional implants, but can be placed in a single procedure. Traditional implants, by contrast, require a two-part procedure and a significant healing interval before results can be seen.

Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to tooth decay and by age 74, more than a quarter of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. In many cases, dental implants – and especially the mini implants offered at Harrison Dental in Boise’s North End – are a good alternative to dentures.

Welcoming Dr. Colleen Crowley Jarvis

Harrison Dental is proud to welcome another valuable member to our team, Dr. Colleen Crowley Jarvis. Dr. Crowley is a graduate of Creighton University and the Marquette University School of Dentistry and has been practicing for five years. She is involved in the American Dental Association, the Idaho State Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Crowley has gained substantial experience in traditional and new dental techniques and is a strong addition to our staff. For more information on our practice, visit

Time to say “thanks” to our patients

To show our appreciation for our amazing patients, Harrison Dental is holding a monthly drawing! Just come in for an appointment, or make payment on your account throughout the month and we will automatically enter your name. The August prize is a gift card to the Boise Co-Op. Past prizes have included fishing gift baskets, cosmetic gift baskets and theater tickets. We hope you all had a great summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall, at our full-service dental office in Boise’s North End.

Past gift baskets, one for gardening, one for fishing.

Dr. Fife with two of our past gift baskets.

Yes, he's happy: He has a great smile and a fishing gift basket!