Summit Dental Group is known around the Treasure Valley area for its outstanding array of treatment options, state-of-the-art equipment, comfortable facility, and skilled Boise dentists. While all four of our Boise dentists may come from different dental backgrounds, they all share in common, comprehensive training and education, extensive experience, and a passion for working with their patients to maintain optimal dental health.
Carson Mooney, DDS
In 1981, at the age of 8, Carson became a patient of Dr. Pierce. Skip played a big part in Carson’s early interest in the field of dentistry. As a high school student, Skip invited Carson to observe the practice, and Carson quickly knew what his path would be. In 1991, Carson graduated from Boise High School, then went to Pepperdine University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. In 2001, Carson earned his Doctorate of Dental Science from Creighton University and was privileged to return to Boise to practice with his longtime friend and mentor, Dr. Pierce. Carson practiced for five years as an associate for Skip and became a partner in Summit Dental Group in 2006. Dr. Mooney is a former President of the Southwest Idaho Dental Society and a current member of the American Dental Association and the Idaho State Dental Association. Married to his wife Cori, they have a beautiful daughter, Maci, and two Weimeraner dogs. As an Idaho native, Carson enjoys much of the recreation this community offers. He has been competitive in both golf and skiing and also enjoys mountain biking, road cycling, and hiking the foothills with his wife, daughter, and dogs.
Robert Studebaker, DDS
Rob was born in Moscow, Idaho, and his family moved to Twin Falls when he was young. He graduated from Twin Falls High School in 1993. After high school, he attended the College of Idaho and graduated in 1998 with honors and a degree in Biology. During college, Rob worked as a river guide on the Colorado River and has whitewater kayaked throughout the U.S., Central America, and Greenland.
Dr. Studebaker attended Creighton University for dental school and graduated Cum Laude in 2005. While in dental school, he received his class award for pediatrics and endodontics. After dental school, Rob returned to Idaho and completed a one-year residency program in advanced general dentistry with Idaho State University. He has served as president of the Southwest Idaho Dental Society and is a member of the Idaho State Dental Association and the American Dental Association. Rob has been with Summit Dental since 2006.
Rob is married to Barb (Brazier), a Boise native, and together they have two sons, Alex and Will. Their family has two dogs who love to bird hunt with Dr. Studebaker and his boys. Rob loves being outdoors hiking, fishing, snowboarding, rafting, and kayaking. He also spends time helping coach his boys in their various activities.
Lance Ritchie, DDS
Dr. Ritchie has been a patient of Dr. Pierce since he was very young. He was raised in Boise and graduated from Centennial High School in 1998. Lance graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Linfield College in 2002 and a Doctorate of Dental Science from Creighton University in 2007. He also completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Idaho State University, where he received additional training in the placement of dental implants and complex case management. Dr. Ritchie is a member of the American Dental Association, the Idaho State Dental Association, and a participating member of the Boise Spear Study Club. Dr. Ritchie also has Spanish-speaking ability. Lance has enjoyed a return to the Boise community to live, practice dentistry, and enjoy the abundance of outdoor recreation here in Idaho. Outside of the office, Dr. Ritchie enjoys whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skiing, and traveling.
Zach Richardson, DDS
Dr. Richardson has been a patient of Summit Dental Group since he was in grade school. Skip Pierce was a big influence in Zach’s life and his decision to choose dentistry as a career. Zach was born and raised in Boise and graduated from Capital High School in 2004. He went onto earn a Bachelor of Science at Carroll College in Helena, Montana while competing on the college football team. Zach then went onto graduate at the top of his class with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Currently, he is an active member of the American Dental Association and Idaho State Dental Association and enjoys staying up-to-date in all the latest trends and dentistry techniques by attending various continuing dental education courses each year.
Zack is married to his high school sweetheart, Hannah, and together they have a son named Maddox. Zach enjoys everything Idaho outdoors has to offer, spending most of his free time golfing, camping, mountain biking, boating, and skiing. A fun fact about Zach is that, outside of dentistry, he has taken a couple of local improv comedy courses since he enjoys bringing a smile and lots of laughs to the people around him.
“I look forward to getting to know each and every one of my patients. I truly believe the best part of dentistry is getting to walk through each stage of life with all the families and patients I see.”
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At Summit Dental Group, our mission is to provide you with the best family dentistry in the Treasure Valley – always tailored to your unique, individual needs. With us, your smile is incredibly important, and we want you to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Our talented Boise dentists are honored to work with so many different people in our caring community. To learn more about our dentists or to schedule an appointment, contact us by filling out our online form or give our downtown office a call at (208) 345-8962 today.