We at Lake Harbor Dental are lucky to be blessed with the best staff in Boise, Idaho. They are ready to help you with all of your dentistry needs, from a simple cleaning to oral/maxillofacial surgery. For a more in-depth look at the dental services we provide, check out Our Services page.

If you have any questions regarding the services we provide or need to set up an appointment, contact us today. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Lake Harbor Dental is conveniently located in Boise’s Historic North End, at the intersection of West State Street and North Harbor Lane, east of Crunch Fitness and Jalopy Jungle. Come on by and see why we are your #1 Boise dentistry team.

Let us serve you and your family with a smile.



Dr. Michael Peterson is a licensed general dentist with over 29 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 26 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 dentists and 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. Dr Peterson is also an official Cerec trainer for Patterson Dental Supply.

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

Dr. Peterson has 3 married children and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, golf, riding horses, and playing hockey.

Member of Idaho State Dental Association

American Dental Association

Southwest Idaho Dental Society



Dr. Eric Ballou is a highly skilled and experienced general dentist providing patients with comprehensive general and cosmetic care at Lake Harbor Dental in Boise. With several years of advanced training, Dr. Ballou focuses on CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry with Cerec 3D and Galileos 3D imaging for implant planning. When dentists in southeast Idaho purchase Cerec technology from Patterson, Dr Ballou goes to their office and trains the staff and doctors how to use the equipment. He also teaches a course to doctors and assistants in called Cerec Efficiency. He has been a Mentor for cerecdoctors.com in Scottsdale, AZ for several years and attends courses there regularly in both teaching and learning capacities.

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. He received certification for Invisalign in dental school and has since continued with orthodontic courses and certification. After completing many successful cases, Dr. Ballou was selected as a Preferred Provider for Invisalign.

Actively involved in the dental and local communities, Dr. Ballou has had several leadership roles and 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 and recently in the Dominican Republic with the G3 foundation.

Dr. Ballou is married with 5 children, and enjoys golf, hunting, camping and spending time with his family.

Meet our staff


Joan is our Hygiene Coordinator. She graduated from Boise State University Dental Assisting Program in 1974. Joan is a caring, helpful person. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and grandchildren.


JaNae has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1998. She has lived in Idaho her entire life and is married with 4 children. She loves spending time with her family and in her free time loves to sew & quilt!


Tracy has been a certified dental assistant since 1996 and has been with the practice since 2004. In 2015 she moved to the front office and is now a treatment coordinator. She came to Boise in 2004 from Denver, CO, thanks to her husband, whom she met on an airplane! Tracy's emphasis is to make patients feel comfortable and understanding of their needs. In her spare time she loves hiking, biking and traveling.


Aubree has been in dentistry since 2001 and became a registered dental hygienist in 2006. She grew up in a small town in western Washington. She and her husband backpacked Europe for 5 months in 2007 before moving to Boise. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter in the outdoors.


Krystal has been in the dental field as an assistant since 2015. She enjoys learning new things and perfecting her art as a dental assistant. She has a little boy named Mack who she loves spending her free time with as well as with her fiance, 2 cats and her Great Dane!


Leanne has been a hygienist since 1985. She raised her 5 children while working part time. Now she spends her free time spoiling her grandchildren, hiking, volunteering in church youth groups and volunteering as a baker for “Community Cakes”.


Ralynne has been an Registered Dental Hygienist since 2005. She has 4 kids. She is also a volunteer firefighter with the Middleton Fire Department. In her free time she loves riding her horses and spending time with friends and family.


Shannon has been a certified Dental Assistant since 1999. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and travelling in and around the Northwest Coast.


Audrey has been a certified Dental Assistant since 2002. She is married with 3 kids and is another Idaho Native. In her spare time she enjoys cheering on her kids at their sporting events, camping, ATV riding with her husband, and spending time 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 spending time with her growing family.


Jeanine is our Treatment and Financial Coordinator. She has been in the field of dentistry since 1994. After many years in a clinical setting she is able to discuss treatment planning with patients in a clear and easy-to-understand manner. Jeanine is married with 2 children, and in her free time you can find her enjoying the mountains of Idaho through camping and hiking, and has a passion for genealogical research.


Bree has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1992 and now works in our front office greeting patients with a smile! She loves fitness, and new adventures with her husband and son are always on her bucket list.