We know the dentist office isn’t always your favorite place to be, so we hope to offer you a place of comfort and trust, while providing the quality care to improve your dental health.

Uncomfortable with the dentist? Try sedation dentistry. It allows you to be completely comfortable while you are having treatment, and most of the time, our patients have little if any memory of their treatment.

A Message From the Doctors

We believe in individualized care and promise to take the time necessary to hear your concerns and help you come up with an acceptable solution.

Ask about our cost-effective family dental solutions, starting from dental cleaning and bridges to cosmetic dentistry.

A large part of our practice is dedicated to complex dentistry, including cosmetic and implant dentistry. This is due to the fact that we have invested a great deal of time in post-graduate continuing education – we know that to stay at the top of the field of dentistry, we have to constantly educate ourselves.

We invite you to look at our before and after gallery to evaluate the results we’ve achieved. If you’d like some more information about our practice, please feel free to call the office. We’re surrounded by an incredible staff committed to helping you achieve your dreams.

– Doctors Ben & Paige

Your Dentists

Ben Gates, DDS

Benjamin Gates graduated from Whitman College with a BA in biology, and received his Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery from Northwestern University in Chicago in 1998. He is the owner of North Idaho Dental Group and is an accredited lecturer on the subject of dental implants and restoration.

Dr. Gates has been recognized as one if the area’s best dentists – as voted on by his peers – and listed in Spokane/CDA Magazine for the last 6 years. His dental practice emphasizes a conservative approach to meeting patients’ needs with an emphasis on same day restorations, cosmetics, and the use of dental implants.

  • American Dental Association ADA
  • Academy of General Dentistry AGD
  • Idaho State Dental Association ISDA
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD
  • Inland Empire Periodontal Study Club
  • Spokane Study Club
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Idaho Panhandle Endondontic Study Club
  • Invisalign Certification
Paige Landers, DDS

Also a Coeur d’Alene native, Dr. Paige Landers earned her bachelor degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience in 2004 from Montana State University and her Doctoral degree in Dental Surgery in 2008 from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Dr. Landers was excited to return home and join North Idaho Dental Group, working alongside longtime family friend Dr. Ben Gates.

During her free time, Dr. Landers enjoys spending time with her husband Brian, their daughter Chloe Ann and their son Bridger. She enjoys traveling, skiing and playing on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Dr. Landers continually strives to provide the highest level of dentistry and takes pride in staying up to speed with new dental technologies. She is a member of the following affiliations:

  • American Dental Association ADA
  • Academy of General Dentistry AGD
  • Idaho State Dental Association ISDA
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry AACD
  • Inland Empire Periodontal Study Club IEPS
  • Institute for Latin American Concerns- ILAC volunteer Dentist

Your Staff

Amy

Amy joined North Idaho Dental Group in 2012, and has been in the dental field for more than 20 years. Amy started her career as a dental assistant and is very good at making patients feel informed and comfortable. She is our insurance/appointment coordinator and also enjoys assisting patients with financial planning so that they may achieve their dental goals. Amy is married and a proud mother of 4 children that keep her life busy and exciting.

Heather

Heather is a dental hygienist. She has worked with Dr. Gates since graduating from the American Institute of Health Technologies in December of 2003, with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Heather was born and raised in Coeur d’ Alene. She is married to one of our fine fireman and is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters. She enjoys an active lifestyle and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys making connections with the community and encouraging complete health.

Sandy

Sandy is a dental hygienist. She graduated from the University of Nebraska earning a BS in Community Health Education and received her associate degree in dental hygiene from Central Technical Community College. She has been a practicing clinical dental hygienist for 30 years. Her passion educating patients about excellent health starts with the mouth. Sandy is a member of the Inland NW Dental Study Club and continues reading evidence based dental health research. A highlight in her career was being a founding member of the first dental hygiene association in Queensland, Australia in 1988. You will find Sandy watching Nebraska college football in the fall, trying new recipes, and taking long walks with her husband and dog Earl.

Jessica

Jessica was born and raised in Idaho and has been in the dental field for more than 9 years. She has lived in the Coeur d’Alene area for 14 years and joined the North Idaho Dental Group team in 2012. She also does an excellent job of making patients feel relaxed, while assisting Dr. Gates, during their dental procedure. Jessica enjoys being active outdoors and reading a good book.

Marlo

Marlo joined North Idaho Dental Group in 2011 and has been in the dental field for 22 years. Marlo is passionate about making patients feel comfortable, while assisting Dr. Gates, during their dental procedure. She was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, has been happily married for 24 years, and is the proud mother of two grown boys. Marlo enjoys scrapbooking, reading and you will find her in her flowerbeds – weather permitting.

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