Meet Boise ID Dentist Dennis Garpetti DDS


Dennis J. Garpetti, DDS, FAGD

“My father always said that it doesn’t matter what your career choice is, but you should love what you do. I love my career in dentistry and I always look forward to going to work each day.” – Dr. Garpetti

Dr. Dennis Garpetti finds extreme personal and professional satisfaction from improving his patients’ lives through their smiles. He believes no patient should have to lose their teeth and is committed to doing everything possible to make sure all patients keep their teeth for a lifetime. As a member of the community, Dr. Garpetti loves becoming a small part of our patients’ families. He enjoys hearing the stories about their kids, their children’s sports, or other activities. Dr. Garpetti feels so fortunate that our patients choose our practice and trust him with their health and happiness.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Zoology – Miami University, Ohio
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Ohio State University College of Dentistry
  • General Practice Residency – Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio

As an active member, past president, and board member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Garpetti has shown his dedication to continuing education in all aspects of dentistry. He has completed studies at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Education where he focused on diagnosis and treatment for patients with extensive dental needs, including TMJ problems, bite correction, extensive tooth wear, implant placement and restoration, and cosmetic reconstruction.

Dr. Garpetti also regularly attends continuing education seminars in dental anesthesiology to ensure his patients are safe when undergoing sedation dentistry.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiology
  • Idaho State Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwest Idaho Dental Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Idaho State Board of Dentistry, Anesthesia Committee Member

ICD Fellowship

Dr. Garpetti was honored to become a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. The ICD is the preeminent honorary organization of dentists who are nominated by their peers for excellence in leadership with an emphasis on service in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Garpetti also received his Fellowship in The Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2015. This Fellowship is awarded after completion of 500 hours of Academy approved continuing education and passing the Academy’s fellowship exam.

Outside of the Office

Dr. Garpetti lived in several states before his family settled into the Centerville, Ohio, area. There, he attended high school, college, and dental school, and most importantly, met his wife, Ferene. They were married in 1994 just before he began dental school and remained in Ohio until the completion of his General Practice Residency. After a visit to Idaho, Dr. Garpetti and his wife immediately knew that they wanted to make Boise their home. They have two amazing daughters named Aubree and Alessa.

Dr. Garpetti’s wife often tells him he has too many hobbies. He loves snow skiing and finds complete happiness when on the mountains. He also loves playing men’s league ice hockey through the fall and winter seasons, and in the warmer months, he can be found mountain biking, riding off-road motorcycles, water skiing, backpacking, and hunting.

On quiet days, Dr. Garpetti enjoys reading U.S. history to learn about the sacrifices and struggles that our military veterans have made in defending our country and in protecting freedom around the world. Dr. Garpetti is passionate about enjoying life to the fullest. He lives every day grateful for everything in his life and is sure he finds the time to do the things that make him the happiest.