Let us help you find the perfect dentist

Dr. James Garl Drake

Let us help you find the perfect dentist


Park West Dental Care
885 Pancheri Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Mon 7:30 am - 5:30 pm  
Tue 7:30 am - 5:30 pm  
Wed 7:30 am - 5:30 pm  
Thu 7:30 am - 5:30 pm  
Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm  


Idaho Falls dentists, Dr. James Drake and Dr. Brett Jacobson, and their team are proud to serve the Idaho Falls community. We use state of the art technology and provide a wide range of dental services including family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and dental implants. Come visit Park West Dental and experience convenient and comfortable dental care. We look forward to meeting you!

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

James G. Drake DMD (his friends call him J.D.) attended Ricks College, Idaho State University, and received his dental degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. In addition to enjoying all procedures in general dentistry, Dr. Drake is currently focusing his research on Full Mouth Rehabilitation and advanced procedures in restoring people with problems to health. He recently introduced Lasers for use in treating gum infections and treatment of cold sores. Dr. Drake is the grateful husband to his wife, Jennifer and father to their three very cute children. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in eastern Idaho and you may find him horseback any chance he gets. Dr. Drake has also published a book about the human need for acceptance (www.thirstthebook.com) and is co-founder of a national company that trains dental assistants (www.assisttosucceed.com). He is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Help Inc. a local child abuse prevention agency, as well as spending many hours with his church and in other community service organizations.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?


What are you proud of in your practice?

Patient Testimonials “Last time I checked your office was not in my network but continue to use your services because of the high level of care and professionalism which I’m prepared to pay more for it. It is rare to meet true professionals of which your office is. Thank you for your good care.” – John B. “I was a little nervous to go into the dentist. I had concerns about my teeth and gums but I had no reason to be nervous! They were gentle during my cleaning and exam and they were sensitive with my feelings. They had an idea that I was a bit insecure but they explained how I could improve the health of my teeth and gums without making me feel bad about needing work done. They were only encouraging and helpful!” – Matt R. “Going to Park West was the best dental experience! The dentist and the assistants helped me feel comfortable and they gave a gift to me just for coming in!! The chairs had a soft material and cushion that was more comfortable than my recliner! I am actually looking forward to my next cleaning!” – Katie M. “I have never had such great customer service and care!! They even made sure that I had vaseline on my lips to keep them moisturized! They obviously care about the little things to keep their patients comfortable. I have referred all of my friends to go there and they love it there too.” – Sariah L. “When I went to Park West, I had better than great experience. All of my questions and concerns were answered and resolved. They explained what they were doing and why they were doing it. They taught me how to take better care of my teeth. Very proactive!! They were great with my son, he gets excited to go to the dentist.” – Candice G. “My experience was great! Everyone was easy-going and didn’t make me feel bad about the work I needed to get done. I really felt cared for.” – Aaron P.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?


Offered Services 16 Services

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Braces Bridges / Dentures Cleaning Crown / Cap Filling Gum Surgery Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Sleep apnea TMJ Tooth Extraction Veneers Whitening Wisdom Teeth Removal

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