About

Meridian, ID Dentist

Dr. Timothy Hansen, DDS

Dr. Hansen graduated from Creighton University in 1999. Shortly after graduation, he returned to his native state of Idaho and opened Austin Creek Dental in 2000.

Dr. Hansen is active in many dental organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). In order to provide his patients with the most comprehensive and advanced dental care, Dr. Hansen devotes many hours each year to continuing education in all facets of contemporary dentistry.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Kois Center, an advanced learning center for dentists founded and directed by Dr. John Kois, one of the foremost dental educators in the world. This has enabled Dr. Hansen to understand patients’ risks and susceptibilities to certain dental diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease and bite problems which lead to broken, worn and missing teeth and a loss of function. Rather than just fixing the apparent problems, Dr. Hansen’s focus is to treat and manage each patient based on his or her individual risks and providing the most predictable and practical methods of treatment to address the patient’s problem; whether it be pain, loss of function, or an unacceptable / unattractive smile.

Dr. Hansen’s greatest professional satisfaction comes from helping patients and their families with their dental needs and making them feel like part of the Austin Creek Dental Family. Patients that just need routine care or to those patients that have suffered many years with crooked, disfigured, or missing teeth. In many cases, these people are afraid to even smile and often times, creating a beautiful, new smile literally changes their life. Dr. Hansen will always give you an honest assessment of the condition in your mouth and try hard to make you feel at home.


Dr. Cynthia McKim

Dr. Cynthia McKim practices in beautiful Idaho, focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry in 1989 and practiced overseas for six years, providing care for multiple expatriate nationalities. She relocated to Boise in 1996.

Dr. McKim founded the Boise Center for Cosmetic Dentistry where she practiced cosmetic and general dentistry for years and incorporated anti-aging injectables for her patients to age gracefully. Recently, she transitioned to Austin Creek Dental where she continues to provide her patients with a personalized and thoughtful approach to dentistry.

With Dr. McKim’s work and techniques featured in numerous professional journals and magazines, her expertise places her as one of the few dentists worldwide holding the honor of both an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Accredited Fellow of the AACD. Accredited Fellow is the highest credential earned in the AACD and to date there are only 88 dentists in the world to have earned this distinction. This designation demonstrates a continued ability and sustained commitment to deliver excellence.

Dr. McKim has pursued post-graduate training in complex restorative dentistry from the Eubank Teaching Institute, the UCLA Continuum, Kois Restorative Excellence, the Hornbrook Group and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. McKim enjoys spending time with her sons and their families, having her Giant Schnauzer at her feet and training and showing her dressage horses.