Meet Our Doctors Boise Dentist James Stirland, DMD Dr. James Stirland discovered his love for dentistry while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated with a BS in Neuroscience. He then received his DMD at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California in 2014. After graduation from school, Dr. Stirland completed a 2-year residency in General Dentistry at Fort Hood, Texas with the U.S. Army. In 2017 he was assigned to the Last Frontier in Alaska where he expanded his scope of dentistry. Dr. Stirland ran the Army’s dental clinic at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson where he was able to manage care for over 4000 soldiers and mentor multiple general dentists to pursue higher areas of interest. While on active duty with the U.S. Army, he has developed valuable dental skills including placing dental implants to restore missing teeth, thus aiding function and aesthetics; periodontal surgeries to restore oral health in diseased tissue or as a necessary prep for other procedures; endodontic procedures; extensive surgical cases such as wisdom teeth removal, biopsies, and trauma; orthodontics; pedodontics; and overall comprehensive care of the patient. He also has a great passion for CEREC technology (same-day crowns). Dr. Stirland loves being able to help people reach their fullest potential in oral health through teaching. His favorite part of dentistry is the role he plays in helping boost his patient’s confidence by helping them turn their lives from painful insecurity to a healthy, confident smile. His patients recognize his calm and kind nature, and feel comfortable and at ease in his care. When not in the dental office, you can find Dr. Stirland with his beautiful wife, Rachel, and their three wonderful children hitting the rivers to fish, playing soccer in the backyard, or exploring a new trail! Robert Stevens, DMD Dr. Robert Stevens was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, before moving to Gooding, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1970. After spending some time in Scandinavia, he attended the University of Oregon and then Portland State University, where he graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Public Health Certificate. During this time, he started a family with his wife, Maureen, who gave birth to two children. He attended Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated in 1982. After graduation, Dr. Stevens returned to Idaho, where he has been practicing dentistry in and around the Boise area. During this time, his family grew in size by three more children. He thinks of his patients as an extended second family, and in order to better serve their dental needs, Dr. Stevens has remained active in training for current dental procedures. In 2008, he received training and experience in implant placement and restoration. More recently, Dr. Stevens and his staff were certified in the use of dental lasers, including the Waterlase and the diode laser. His passion for dentistry is to help restore or create healthy, comfortable, natural-looking smiles. Dr. Stevens has been active in voluntary civic service through organizations such as Rotary Club International and the Boy Scouts, where he has over 30 years of service in various capacities. He enjoys staying physically active through backpacking, mountain climbing, biking, skiing, and exploring. He also loves photographing Idaho’s amazing backcountry. Dr. Stevens enjoys sharing these experiences with his children, grandchildren, and other family and friends.