Dr. Whitt opened Dental Care for Kids in December of 2007. Wanting to provide a dental home for children in the Treasure Valley he gathered a staff that he trusted and trained and empowered them to be a powerhouse team that has become more like family.
Dr. Whitt is originally from Oregon but has made Idaho his home since 2005. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in business management in 1997. He then went on to obtain his DMD degree from Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2002. In 2003 Dr. Whitt spent a year at the University of Utah hospital practicing and studying general dentistry. From there Dr. Whitt, his wife Andy, and their four children (#5 was born in Rochester) moved across the country to Rochester New York to pursue specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Rochester/Eastman Dental Center. After two years in New York, Dr. Whitt completed his training in Pediatric dentistry and then moved back west to the Treasure Valley. In 2007 Dr. Whitt earned his board certification in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Whitt enjoys all kinds of sports and is quite competitive. He loves spending time with his family and friends mountain biking, skiing or boating to name a few of his favorite hobbies. A unique fact about Dr. Whitt is that he speaks both French and Tahitian. If you want to brighten his day, next time you see him use the Tahitian greeting "Ia ora na" (yo-rah-nah). He loves the Tahitian culture so much he has a Black Pearl Farm on the island of Takaroa! Check out Anuna Pearl to see some of his adventures and creations!
Dr. Whitt is a family man through and through. Although his home now-a-days is a lot emptier as all of his five children have graduated and started their next chapter. He too has graduated to the title of “Grandpa” and is loving being a part of all their unique lives. One benefit of this season is that he and his amazing wife, Andy, now get to travel whenever they want!
Dr. Coletti grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and earned his Bachelor's
Degree from the University of Utah. He completed his dental education at
the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, earning his DMD degree.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with numerous awards for consistently
performing in the top 10% of his class. As a big kid himself, Dr. Coletti
always knew he wanted to specialize in pediatric dentistry. After dental
school, he furthered his training through a two-year residency program at Nationwide
Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University. During the course of
his specialized pediatric training, Dr. Coletti gained extensive
experience treating the oral health of children, including traumatic
dental injuries, medically complex patients and patients with special
needs. While there he earned his Masters Degree in Pediatric Dentistry and
also served as a clinical instructor at The Ohio State University College
of Dentistry. Dr. Coletti is a member of the American Dental Association,
the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Idaho State Dental Association. He also holds clinical privileges
at Southern Idaho Surgery Center.
Dr. Coletti joined the Dental Care for Kids family May 13, 2019 making us feel like we won the lottery! He has been such an easy / fun addition to the practice. Dr. Coletti is full of Dad Jokes, funny sayings, cool shoes, funky socks and if you are lucky, you will hear one of his songs. He has a way of making each patient feel like he is their ‘buddy’. On the flip side of the fun, Dr. Coletti treats each patient as if they were his own child. Taking pride and making sure he is creating the very best treatment plan for each appointment.
Dr. Coletti and his wife, Jen, are the proud parents of two daughters. When he is not caring for young smiles, he enjoys spending time with family, kicking around a soccer ball, running, mountain biking, kayaking or enjoying his newest hobby, fly fishing! Dr. Coletti is also Dance Dad extraordinaire! Traveling to watch both his girls compete in what they love brings him so much pride and joy.