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"I love oral surgery and I thoroughly enjoy helping and supporting fellow dentists provide necessary care to their patients. Often dentists do not feel comfortable performing certain procedures and subsequently defer to another doctor. With the latest and most advanced training, techniques, and materials, I am happy to provide that care in a familiar and convenient environment to the highest standard."

Dr. John Pulsipher was trained in the full scope of dental treatment at the University of Southern California and as a general dentist has obtained additional advanced training and certification in oral and IV sedation, impacted wisdom tooth removal, surgical placement of dental implants and gum grafting procedures. "I never intended surgery to be my passion, but it is and I stay at the forefront by completing 100s of hours of CE each year in implantology, sedation and anesthesia, infection control, and dento-alveolar surgery.

When not performing oral surgeries on behalf of other dentists in California, Idaho, and Washington, Dr. Pulsipher maintains a group practice in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where he provides thousands of oral surgical procedures each year. He also enjoys teaching part-time at Eastern Washington University's Dental Hygiene program and training dentists from all over the world how to perform and improve dental implant surgeries. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on dental implant surgery, practice management and growth. 

Humanitarian Trips

Mexico City, Mexico: April 2006, AYUDA, Inc
Belize: April 2007, AYUDA, Inc
El Salvador: November 2009, Smiles for Central America
Dominican Republic 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Upcoming Humanitarian Trips: China, Israel, Africa 

Implant Surgery Instructor

"If you would like to increase your confidence with surgical placement of dental implants I invite you to come with me to the Dominican Republic for the best hands-on course. I am one of the instructors two times each year and started in this capacity in 2011."

Teaching at EWU

"Right place, right time!" That is how Dr. Pulsipher describes his involvement with teaching at Eastern Washington University’s Dental Hygiene program. He is a part-time clinical instructor spending most of his time guiding the future restorative hygienists correct placement and carving of permanent direct restorations. "The students are brilliant and do beautiful work and the administration and faculty are fantastic. I am better because of my involvement there. I have enjoyed teaching at EWU since 2010."

Continuing Education

Although most states require 15-20 CE hours per year, he routinely completes well over 100 hours. "Dentistry is always evolving and has many exciting aspects to keep up with. I strive to be at the forefront."