Referring Doctors

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Treasure Valley Endodontics.  We value our relationship with you as we partner to deliver the best quality treatment to our mutual patients.  Our mission is to provide outstanding endodontic treatment to patients referred to our practice and to serve as a resource to help you continually improve the quality of endodontic treatment you personally provide. You are vital to our success in achieving these goals and we value your feedback as we work together for the benefit of our patients.

This section of our website is dedicated to you and is divided into two sections.  The first section focuses on our interaction with you and the patients that you refer to us for endodontic treatment.  The second section provides key information to help your practice thrive, including helpful tips and reviews on current science and techniques involved in providing excellent endodontic care.

We value comments and feedback from referring doctors and staff to help us continually improve our service.

Doctor Comments:

“I’ve enjoyed  sharing patients with Dr. Widmer since his arrival in Caldwell.  As a matter of fact, the first time I met him in my office, I handed him a PA of a failing RCT with a post and a broken file in the apical 1/3 and said, ‘Would you like to try this one?’  He handled it and I believe it was his first case.  Since then I have used him almost exclusively and am very pleased with his work.  I especially like his tendency to pick up the phone and call when there’s a question on a case and which way we want to proceed.  He’s young, sharp, hard-working and dependable.  To have him in Caldwell along with a good oral surgeon completes this area’s needs for superior dental health care. ” — Dr. William Jeppe, Homedale, Idaho.

“One of the most frustrating  aspects of General Dentistry is when a long-time patient who has been referred to a specialist for treatment returns with a comment such as, ‘I never want to go there again!’  Patients trust our judgment in referral and some of that trust is lost if they have not had a good referral experience.  This has not been the situation with patients I have sent Dr. Widmer’s direction.  In fact, they often come back with words of appreciation for Dr. Widmer’s professionalism and technical ability.  Dr. Widmer has been a great addition to the wonderful group of dental specialists we have in the Nampa/Caldwell area, for which I am thankful.” — Michael W. Benedick, D.D.S., Caldwell, ID

“Dr. Widmer provides the very highest in clinical care for the patients I have referred.  More importantly, his compassion and dedicated professionalism are evident by the countless number of positive comments I receive from patients post-treatment.  I practice in a rural area, and most specialists are 2-3 hours away.  Dr. Widmer’s staff and office have made special accommodations for my patients that make life as a rural practitioner easier.” —Sean A. Benson, D.D.S.

“Communication skills are the #1 compliment I have for Dr. Widmer, and I mean communication with patients and with referring doctors.  Many times, as a referring dentist, I have questions regarding treatments, alternatives with referred cases, and my own endodontic difficulties in my practice.  He has always taken the time to discuss questions and give advice.  My patients have been very satisfied with his treatment, and success rates are impressive.”  — David G. Smith, D.D.S.

“We have never had an endodontist in Caldwell for nearly all of the 31 years I have practiced here.  I do a lot of endo and I like it.  I have also realized that there are times when the talent of the endodontist is needed.  Recognizing when to refer is critical to the patient’s well-being, not to mention your own avoidance of heartburn when things go wrong or something untoward happens in treatment.  Dr. Widmer has a great communication ability, is very knowledgable, and is kind to the patient.  It is noteworthy that he takes pains to explain situations to the patient without trashing anyone.  If you see a difficulty in a potential endo treatment, ask yourself the most important question- How would you want to be treated if it were your tooth?  Upper molars… if you don’t find the 4th canal, evaluate and refer.  Life is too short to create your own problems later.  Stanton is the go-to guy.  He is here in Caldwell and we all should use him.  His fees are reasonable and the care he provides exceeds that of many others.” — John D. Blaisdell, D.D.S.

“I love it when my patients see Dr. Widmer.  They come back to my office with a greater understanding of why they need a crown on the tooth.  My patients are much more likely to accept treatment when they return from a visit to his office.” — Ruston R. Munk, D.M.D.

“When a patient of mine needs root canal treatment requiring special diligence, Dr. Widmer consistently produces excellent work.” —Patrick Waite, D.D.S.