Our doctors are highly skilled dentists dedicated to providing gentle and effective care to patients of all dental backgrounds. Our doctors believe that excellent oral health begins with education and prevention and has made it a mission to enlighten patients to ways they can take greater control over their own dental health. Our doctors are committed to continuing education and remaining aware of the latest advancements in oral health and dentistry.
Dr. Michael Higginson
Born in Idaho and raised, for a time, in Eagle, Dr. Higginson received his bachelors degree from Brigham Young University and earned his dental degree at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2001, Dr. Higginson was the founding dentist of Lighthouse Dental. Through his membership in the American Dental Association and the Idaho State Dental Association, as well as annual continuing education, Dr. Higginson keeps up to date on the latest techniques in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
And, as anyone can tell you, you’re more than just a patient to Dr. Higginson, you’re also a friend.
Dr. Higginson’s greatest joy comes from spending time with his family. He and his wife Marci and their five children love to go on family trips and in 2008 returned from a dental service mission to Tonga.
Dr. Brian Jensen
Born and raised in Boise, Dr. Jensen received his bachelors of science degree at Brigham Young University. Before attending dental school at the University of Kentucky, he received his MBA from Boise State University. Dr. Jensen is a member of the American Dental Association and the Idaho State Dental Association and continues his education in the latest techniques and technology in order provide his patients with the best treatment and care possible. The most important part of being a dentist is earning his patient’s trust. Dr. Jensen joined the Lighthouse Dental team in 2005.
Most important to Dr. Jensen is his wife Tammy and their five children. He is actively involved in his church and enjoys the outdoors. A favorite passion is visiting our national parks.
Dr. Marvin Oto
Born in Provo, Utah, Dr. Oto was raised in Southern California but now lives with his family in Eagle. He received his bachelors of science degree in human biology from Brigham Young University and earned his dental degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Oto is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Idaho State Dental Association and strives to stay up to date with the latest in techniques and technology in the dental profession. As a general dentist, Dr. Oto enjoys all areas of comprehensive dental care from preventive treatment and simple restorations to root canals, crown and bridge work, implants, and cosmetic care.
It was while visiting Idaho during a family reunion that he and his wife April decided to move here with their family, which now includes four children. Dr. Oto enjoys spending time with family and his hobbies include mountain biking, snowboarding, and wakeboarding.
At our practice, we select only the best of the best to serve our patients and their families. All of our staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and highly proficient. Should you have any questions or concerns before, during or after a visit to our office, do not hesitate to visit with one of our staff members. They are readily standing by to address your needs.
Front Desk Team
Emily, Debbie, Denise, Carrie, and Bonnie
When you visit our office, you’ll first be greeted by our courteous front office team. They are Emily, Debbie, Denise, Carrie, and Bonnie. They’re here to help you with just about anything from scheduling an appointment to working with your insurance.
Dental Assistant Team
Tiffani, Nichole, Sue, and Rhonda
Our doctors are assisted by their very knowledgeable and friendly assistant team of Tiffani, Nichole, Sue, and Rhonda.
Jennifer, Kelly, Peggy, Keri, Tamara, and Kim
Our Lighthouse Dental staff also includes our experienced and very friendly hygiene team of Jennifer, Kelly, Peggy, Keri, Tamara, and Kim. With them you can always count on the best of care and the best advice on how to maintain a healthy smile.