Doctors

DAVID L. RIPPLINGER, DDS

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Dr. Dave grew up in a farming community just south of Preston, Idaho. He graduated from Marquette School of Dentistry in 2004, completing his clinical work nearly a year ahead of schedule. He was often the end of the line while practicing in the small town of Cortez, Colorado and gained great experience in a wide field of challenging dental procedures. He currently owns a practice in Boise, Idaho as well as Cascade Dental. He takes pride in providing dental care to those in need. His long-term goal is to support the Cascade community by providing great patient care to local patients amongst other things. When Dr. Dave isn’t practicing Dentistry, he can be found planting at his orchard and working at the family farm with his 6 kids and wife, Katie.


TREVOR E. TAFOYA, DMD

Dr. Tafoya relocated to Boise from New Mexico in 2000.  He immediately fell in love with all that Idaho has to offer and later attended Boise State University.  He then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry on a Navy Scholarship and graduated in 2013. After dental school, Dr. Tafoya provided comprehensive dental care to our service men and women in South Carolina, Japan, and finally in San Diego. Patient comfort and quality care are always his main priorities. Dr. Tafoya is thrilled to return to the Boise area with his wife and four awesome children.  They love exploring the outdoors, mountain biking, skiing, camping, and Boise State football. They are excited to finally return to their Idaho home where they can be closer to family, be involved in the community, and enjoy Idaho again!


ERIC R. BARNEY, DDS

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Dr. Barney was born and raised in rural Eastern Idaho. He attended dental school in Omaha Nebraska at Creighton University, where he graduated in the top ten of his class.  Dr. Barney owns a dental office in Boise, Idaho and has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentists. Licensed in IV Sedation, Dr. Barney offers sedation dentistry to our Cascade Dental patients. He enjoys spending time with his wife, their children, and grandchildren. They love the outdoors and whitewater rafting is one of their favorite activities.


RUSSELL R. JENSEN, DMD

Dr. Russ Jensen graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, practiced in Great Falls, Montana, and now owns a practice in Boise, Idaho. He enjoys making weekend trips up to Cascade with his family and found it a natural and easy transition to provide dental care to our patients. He is always looking for ways to improve the treatment and experience his patients receive. As a result, he takes continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Jensen and his wife have three children.  They enjoy taking their children to the zoo, going on hikes in the woods, and playing in the park with them.