Dr. Whitney Bator is a Washington-state native. Born and raised in Moses Lake, she then went on to attend Gonzaga University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology. GU is also where she met her husband, Kellan. They then moved to Seattle where she attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She graduated in the top 10% of her class, earning her a prestigious position in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. After dental school she went on to successfully complete a 1-year General Practice Residency at the University of Washington, where she excelled at treating medically complex and special needs adult patients. Through her residency program, Whitney received additional training in oral surgery, endodontics (root canals), pediatric dentistry, and removable prosthodontics (dentures). She has been certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and was trained in moderate conscious sedation.
She has received numerous additional honors and awards including: 2017 America’s Top Dentist Award, Kois Restorative Dentistry Scholarship, Achievement Award in Periodontics, Achievement Award in Orofacial Pain, Pierre Fauchard Academy Annual Scholarship and Leadership Award, Ben and Betty Zukor Scholarship, Stephen M. Talbot memorial Scholarship, the Jack Nicholls Award for Clinical Research, and the ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Preventive Dentistry Scholarship.
Whitney has continually demonstrated strong advocacy for underserved populations through multiple volunteer services throughout her career. She has been an associate faculty at the UW Dental Urgent Care Clinic, a volunteer dentist at the free Seattle King County Clinic, and most recently, at the Genesis Community Health Clinic in Garden City, ID. She loves how volunteering allows her to focus on relationships and connecting with members of her community.
Whitney and her family moved to Boise to escape the rain and traffic of Seattle in the summer of 2017. She has been a dentist in private practice since 2013 where she has focused on pursuing quality comprehensive and ethical care for her patients. She believes that her job is to educate and guide patients as they navigate the sometimes-confusing world of dentistry. She has been a CEREC and CAD/CAM dentist for the past two years and continually strives to be at the forefront of what technology can do for improving our medical and dental care. She is thrilled to have joined Duston Connaughton and his dedicated and talented team at Tree City Family Dental.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her sons, Ben and Sam, and daughter, Emery; enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Kellan; working in her yard; staying active with yoga and running; and piecing the occasional quilt.
Tree City Dental
Address: 7301 W. Emerald St. #102
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 286-2699
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