Dr. Rosa Pothier, DMD


I believe that open communication, honesty, and the willingness to build a trusting relationship is key towards helping my patients on the journey towards their oral health goals."

My Philosophy

I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry, but my passion over the years has veered towards using my unique experience in dentistry, surgery, and sedation to provide comfortable options for patients who otherwise would be fearful of dental treatment. My desire with every patient is to change the common perception and misconceptions about dentistry and create a patient experience which dissipates anxiety and thus promotes a personal investment and enthusiasm towards long term oral health. I have found that open communication, honesty, and the willingness to build a trusting relationship is the best way to begin on the journey towards optimal results.

Educational Background

I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho and initially became involved in dentistry through dental assisting. This is where my passion for patient care was ignited.  I decided to further my education in dentistry with an undergraduate degree at Idaho State University followed by my dental degree from University of Las Vegas, Nevada School of Dental Medicine, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I also received the Joel F. Glover General Dentistry Award which is given to one student in each graduating class for "outstanding integrity, humility, promise of leadership, and proficiency in all aspects of general dentistry." Subsequently, I completed a competitive residency program for Advanced Education in General Dentistry through ISU. There I received additional training in implant placement, endodontics, 3rd molar extractions, as well as licensing in conscious sedation. Since then, I have sought out and remained actively involved in several dental study clubs here in Boise through which I am continually learning in this evolving field.

Personal Background

Dr. Rosa Pothier Skiing

I have spent the majority of my life in Idaho and many of my friends and family live in the Treasure Valley. Being a local, I have a strong commitment to this community and I value the relationships I create with my patients both in and out of the office. My teenage daughter is currently a cheerleader at Timberline High School and we both enjoy all that Boise has to offer.  Skiing, camping, hiking Tablerock, biking, running local events, boating, and paddle boarding the Boise River or Quinn's Pond are some of the ways we enjoy spending our time outside of the office.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Idaho State Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • South West Idaho Dental Association

Personal Certifications

  • Moderate Sedation Certification

Volunteer Activities

  • Provider at Genesis clinic
  • Give Kids a Smile Participant
  • South West Idaho Dental Association Secretary

Speaking Engagements

  • 2016 Hispanic Healthcare Conference

Leadership Positions

  • ISDA Officer/Secretary 2013-2014
  • ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership 2016-2017