Douglas Dowdle, DMD
Dr. Douglas Dowdle completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Biology. His post-graduate education continued at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). He graduated with honors and was awarded an academic scholarship from the United States Air Force.
Since then, Dr. Dowdle has dedicated himself to providing comprehensive and quality dentistry. He believes continuing education and post-graduate studies are essential to keep up to date with new technology and continuing changes in the field of dentistry. He has taken hundreds of course hours in Dental Implants, Endodontics, Periodontics, and General Dentistry.
Dr. Dowdle and his wife live in Meridian and have three wonderful children. His interests including hiking, golfing, fishing, camping, and especially spending time with his family.
Robert French, DMD
Dr. Robert French completed his undergraduate studies earning a degree in Zoology from Weber State University. His post-graduate education continued at the University of Louisville where he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Dr. French continued his studies at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate.
He has been practicing dentistry in Boise and Mountain Home since 1999. He has performed over 500 Hospital General Anesthesia cases while being credentialed at 3 different hospitals and served as a team Dentist for the Idaho Steelheads Hockey team.
Dr. French has served as a Boy Scout Master and is a licensed soccer coach who coached girls’ competitive soccer for several years. In his spare time he and his wife, Jennifer, attend their three children’s sporting events. As a family, they like to go camping, hiking, fishing, and spending time with cousins.
Julie Hess, DMD
Dr. Julie Hess completed her undergraduate studies at Weber State University where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor degree in Nursing. As a nurse, she worked in medical, surgical, and intensive care units. She later completed her post-graduate education at the University of Kentucky where she received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). She graduated with academic high distinction and received several academic scholarships.
Dr. Hess has practiced dentistry since 2006 in Meridian, Idaho. She loves caring for her patients and strives to create a comfortable and caring environment. Dr. Hess loves children and enjoys making sure that their dental visit is a happy one. She is committed to improving the oral health and appearance of her patient's smiles.
Dr. Hess is actively involved in service opportunities in the community. She is a volunteer in a local cub scout group and has volunteered for the American Red Cross and Operation Smiles. Dr. Hess loves spending time with her husband and son and enjoys hiking, skiing, and camping.
Blake Imam, DMD
Dr. Blake Imam completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science as well as completing a Bachelor of Arts in Russian. After 5 years of undergraduate studies he continued his post-graduate studies at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
Since graduation, Dr. Imam has devoted his time and efforts to providing excellent, compassionate, and convenient dental care to the wonderful patients of Willow Tree Dental. Having recently graduated, Dr. Imam continues to keep his knowledge and practice of dentistry current. It is also his privilege to be one of the new owners of Willow Tree Dental along with Drs. Hess and Dowdle.
Dr. Imam lives in Meridian along with his wife and his three amazing children. He loves living in Idaho and enjoys all that living in this beautiful state has to offer. His passions are his family, golfing, fly fishing, camping, wake surfing, anything outdoors, and of course Dentistry.
Wayne Mortensen, DMD
Dr. Mortensen received his Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science at BYU in Provo, Utah. His post-graduate education continued at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
He has been practicing in the treasure valley for several years now. He views his role in oral healthcare as an educator, helping patients make educated decisions about their treatment. His easy-going attitude helps patients feel comfortable in his chair right away.
Dr. Mortensen lives in Meridian with his wife and five children. When he's not treating patients he enjoys water skiing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Bruce Richardson, DDS
Dr. Richardson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University. He attained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Upon graduation, Dr. Richardson entered the United States Air Force and completed his General Practice Residency at Scott AFB Regional Hospital in Illinois. From there, he returned to conduct his Periodontal Residency at the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle.
Continuing in the military, Dr. Richardson held a number of distinguished positions. Some of his most notable duties included: Director of the USAF Dental Implant course at Keesler AFB, instructor of Dental Residents, and head of the Periodontal Department.
Dr. Richardson's professional memberships include the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and American Board of Periodontology. He is one of a few select periodontists in the state of Idaho that are Board Certified Diplomates by the American Board of Periodontology. Additionally, he is a published contributor to several noted dental research journals. Among these include the Journal of the American Dental Association, General Dentistry, Journal of Dental Research and American Journal of Dentistry.
Though accomplished as one of Idaho's most experienced periodontists and dental implant specialists, Dr. Richardson considers his wife and five children his greatest passion in life.