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At West Wind Dental, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art dental treatments with a personal touch. Our team is led by Dr. Robert Ellis, who has been specializing in general dentistry since 2001. We believe that our family of patients deserves the very best in dental care and strive to provide the highest quality of service and care. Our office is equipped with the latest technology and provides a full range of services, from general cleanings to implant dentistry.

We invite you to take the first step on your journey to better dental health and call now for an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping to improve your smile!

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Mini dental Implants

We specialize in dental implants and understand the importance of having a healthy and beautiful smile. We strive to provide the latest technologies, materials, and techniques to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care.

Our dental implants are designed to offer a natural-looking and long-lasting solution to missing or damaged teeth. We offer both traditional and mini dental implants, which are perfect for patients who don’t have enough bone density for traditional implants. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect solution for your specific needs.



Denture stabilization



         Simple, gentle, non-surgical procedure                                                   - Immediate results                                                 

        - Restored confidence with speaking and eating                         Improved attractiveness of your smile


     - Anchoring for dentures or cemented crowns & bridges                -  Preserves bone and facial structure














Mini Dental Implants are a fast, yet very effective way to stabilize your dentures or to replace your missing teeth. The mini  dental implant procedure is only minimally invasive and can be done quickly. The mini dental implant procedure is a much less involved process than the conventional dental implants. For this reason, the procedure can usually be completed in one simple dental appointment. In addition to saving time in the dental office, you will have far less discomfort following this procedure due to its minimally involved nature (usually requiring no surgical flaps or sutures).Because the mini dental implants are so time efficient, your dentist is able to perform these procedures at a fraction of the cost normally associated with larger conventional implants. Mini dental implants are also more comfortable while requiring less healing time and less visits to the doctor.

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General and Cosmetic Dentistry Services


Routine Exams


Regular exams are offered by appointment only, so please contact our practice today to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning. Your regular exam will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Each regular exam includes a detailed teeth cleaning, in which we will clean, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that have built up on the tooth’s surface.

Dental Hygiene


Keeping your teeth and gum tissue healthy can lower your risk of diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions.  

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Teeth Whitening


Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. 

Emergency Dentistry

Time and money are valuable, and we’ve designed our practice to help you make the most of them.

Sometimes you can’t wait days or weeks to see a dentist. In these instances, we are happy to accommodate our patients with same-day emergency appointments. A visit to our office will have you smiling again in no time.

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Mini Dental Implants
A fast, yet very effective way to stabilize your dentures or to replace missing teeth. Mini dental implants are minimally invasive and can be done quickly. Mini implants are a much less involved process than the conventional implants.

Denture stabilization


 Many people refuse to wear dentures because of the way these devices continuously move around in the wearer’s mouth. Fortunately, denture stabilization is now possible. Implants can be used to keep the dentures firmly in place.


Preserves Bone Structure

If you have missing teeth you may have lost a large portion of the bone in your jaw. Mini dental implants will halt bone loss.

              No More Decay

Mini dental implants are made out of titanium and they are not subject to decay and periodontal disease.

Immediate Results

Without the lengthy healing time of traditional implants, mini dental implants allow you to get your new teeth right away.

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When a significant amount of a tooth has been lost from decay or injury, but still worth saving – a crown may be in your best interest. A crown fortifies and restores damaged teeth, letting them function and look just like natural teeth.
When a tooth is beyond repair or missing completely, a dental implant with a crown is widely considered to be the best solution. The next best thing is often a three-unit fixed bridge which uses your natural teeth on either side of the gap. Longer bridges can be used to span longer gaps.
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Dr. Robert Ellis D.D.S


I am happy to say that I was born and raised here in Rigby, graduated class of 1983. My parents had a farm in the Clark area approximately 5 miles east of Rigby where they raised Cattle hay and grain. It was an awesome place to grow up, not so much then but now looking back I can see that it taught me soo much. I developed my work ethic and desire to help others. We had a tractor without a cab and one of my favorite things was getting bundled up and going around to the neighbors pushing out their driveways during the winter.

I attended Ricks college and later EITC. I relocated to Oak Ridge Tennessee where I worked as a rad con tech, I wanted to return to Idaho and took employment at the INEL and was employed for three years when budget cuts forced my layoff. After much consideration, I sold everything and returned to school attending ISU and then Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wi for Dental school. I graduated in 2001. Dental school was tough but I loved the clinic and was fortunate to excel there.

I consider myself to be very lucky to have been able to return and start a practice here. I love what I do and I am thankful for my friends and patients that visit me for their dental care. I am further blessed to have both of my girls work with me here at the practice. I look forward to meeting you!

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Patient Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it. Our patients speak for themselves.

Friendly and caring staff made my visit better and Dr Ellis was great explaining everything as it was happening so it didn't scare me. Dentist visits aren't wanted but West Wind Dental has a great staff and dentists

Janel H

This was our family dentist for 4 years. He was always very thorough and took care everyone. Prices were very reasonable and didn't take you for a ride like some other dental offices when it comes to restorative care.

The BEST dentist in Rigby hands down! I have had multiple fillings, cleaning and root canals done by them. Their staff is so friendly. Always make you feel like you are their priority and have your best interest. I have always been scared to go to the dentist and Dr. Ellis and his staff are the best!

Mary H

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Our Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Welcome to West Wind Dental A Mini Dental Implant Center of America. Our skilled and experienced dentist team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care and attention. We strive to make your experience here enjoyable and comfortable.


Our Address
Opening Hours

243 E Fremont Ave

Rigby, ID 83442

Phone: (208)-745-0400

                            Fax:   (208) 745-5005                             

Monday – Thursday  8AM – 5PM

                                     Friday        7AM-1PM                                      




West Wind Dental

Whether it’s dental implants, same day extractions, or a radiant teeth whitening, Dr. Ellis and his team here at West Wind Dental are your go-to cosmetic dental office in Idaho Falls, ID.

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We understand that each patient has different needs, and we strive to provide personalized care that meets those needs. Whether you are looking to book an appointment or find out more about our services, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help. Contact us today to learn more

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