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Boise, Idaho

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Dr. Jake A. Peterson was born and raised in southeast Idaho. A natural people person and problem solver, Dr. Peterson was drawn to oral surgery to help people through reconstructive and corrective treatments. He finds the field deeply rewarding and keeps up with the latest advances, so he can provide his patients with the exceptional care they deserve.

Following a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, Dr. Peterson attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and graduated at the top of his class. He obtained his Medical Degree (MD) at the University of Michigan Medical School and received High Honor designations during his time there. He then completed his surgical training in general surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital System. During his residency, he was elected Surgical Chief from 2018 to 2019 and received honors with several awards for his leadership.

Dr. Peterson has earned several esteemed distinctions during his education and training. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, the UM School of Dentistry Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Chi Chapter, and a recipient of the UM Medical School Top 10 Certificate of Clinical Excellence.

Dr. Peterson joined Whitewater Oral Surgery Group in 2020. He exemplifies our passion for patient care and dedication to the field of oral surgery.

He has taken his skill set abroad on several cleft lip and palate mission trips, including Mexico and Honduras. Dr. Peterson plans to continue these life-changing trips throughout his surgical career and even into retirement.

Outside of the office, Dr. Peterson can be found spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys exploring, hunting, fishing, skiing, and biking. Besides finding new outdoor adventures, Dr. Peterson enjoys adding to his skill set and is always open to recommendations!

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Digital Media Library

What is the Digital Media Library?

The Whitewater Oral Surgery Group’s Digital Media Library is where you will find many full-motion videos, 3D animations, clinical and before-and-after video files. By visiting the digital media library pages, you will be able to view video presentations of common and complex topics ranging from corrective jaw surgery, dental implant surgery, and wisdom tooth surgery. The Boise OMS Digital Media Library is a growing collection of Maxillofacial Surgery topics so be sure to check back.


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Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Then a surgery appointment will be scheduled.