About Us

Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Peterson

Dr. Michael Peterson | Lake Harbor Fmaily & Cosmetic DenistryDr. Michael Peterson is a licensed general dentist with over 21 years of experience. He received a B.S.  degree in Zoology at Brigham Young University. He then attended the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry for his dental training. Following dental school, Dr. Peterson completed a General Practice Residency as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Two additional years of military dentistry prepared him well for private practice. He has now practiced for 18 years in Boise.

Dr. Peterson has a keen interest in providing the most up to date, state of the art dental care available and regularly attends continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge. He also teaches a course for dental assistants on Cerec Cad/Cam dentistry and is a mentor at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry where advanced Cerec Cad/Cam dental techniques are taught to dentists from across the United States.

Additionally, Dr. Peterson also has advanced training in I.V. Sedation and surgical procedures such as implant placement and oral surgery.

Dr. Peterson is married with 2 daughters, a son, 2 sons-in-law and a new first grandson. He enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, golf and playing hockey.

Member of Idaho State Dental Association and American Dental Association.

 

Dr. Eric Ballou

Dr. Eric Ballou | Lake Harbor Fmaily & Cosmetic DenistryDr. Eric Ballou is a highly skilled and experienced general dentist providing patients with comprehensive general and cosmetic care at Lake Harbor Dentistry in Boise. With advanced training, Dr. Ballou focuses on CAD/CAM  Digital Dentistry with Cerec 3D and Galileos 3D imaging for implant planning.

Dr. Ballou graduated with his undergraduate degree in Medical Biology from the University of Utah, before completing his dental degree at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, where he was the Vice President of his class. Throughout his training, Dr. Ballou worked under the mentorship of Gerald Berg, D.M.D. as a student dentist, before beginning his own practice. He received certification for Invisalign in dental school and has since continued with orthodontic courses and certification. After completing many sucessful cases, Dr. Ballou was selected as a Preferred Provider for Invisalign.

Actively involved in the dental and local communities, Dr. Ballou is a member of several professional organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Idaho State Dental Association
  • Southwest Idaho Dental Society

He has also volunteered his time and dental services to those in need through the Wise MOM Project, as well as providing dental awareness during his training.

Dr. Ballou is married with two children, and enjoys taking road trips on his motorcycle, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Our Staff


  • Joan is our Receptionist. With over 36 years of experience in dentistry, she graduated from Boise State University Dental Assisting Program. Joan is a caring, helpful person. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and grandchildren.
  • Jeanine is our Treatment Coordinator, with 16 years of experience in dentistry. After many years in a clinical setting, she is able to discuss treatment planning with patients in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. Jeanine has 2 children; in her free time, she enjoys Boise State Football, photography and spending time with her family outdoors.
  • Tracy has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 15 years. She received her certification from University of Colorado. Tracy's emphasis is to make patients feel comfortable. She is married with 2 beautiful daughters; in her spare time, she loves skiing and hiking.
  • Marsha has been a Certified Dental Assistant for over 20 years. Originally from Michigan, she is married with 3 kids. In her free time, Marsha loves camping with her family.
  • Ivy has been a Dental Assistant since May 2009. Her warm smile makes patients feel at ease in the dental chair. In her spare time, Ivy enjoys white water rafting, bike riding, and traveling.
  • Ralynne has been an RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) since 2005. She has 4 kids; in her free time, she loves riding her horses.
  • Leanne has been an RDH since 1985. She is married with 5 kids, and is a PTA mom. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys photography and being a Boise Native.
  • Rayna has been an RDH for 3 years, graduating at the top of her class. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, skiing, riding horses and Boise State Football.

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