Meet our Doctors

Meridian, ID Dentist

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.


Cynthia McKim, DMD FAACE

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.


Todd S. Adams, DDS

Dr. Adams practices dentistry in Ada County, Idaho, serving the communities of Meridian, Boise, Eagle, Star, Nampa & Middleton.

He is passionate about delivering “Innovative Caring” to his patients. For him, this means striving to provide the highest quality dental care by incorporating the latest advancements in dental science, technology, treatment, and practices while being genuinely concerned for and understanding each patient on an individual basis.

Using the latest in dental digital 3D technology, Dr Adams provides same-day crowns and veneers, full-smile makeovers, SureSmile & Invisalign clear-aligner orthodontics, precision guided dental implant tooth replacement, and 3D printed dentures, splints, guards, and retainers.

He is an active member of professional dental organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), the Idaho State Dental Association (ISDA), and the Southwest Idaho Dental Society, and of CDOCS.

Dr. Adams is a proud graduate of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and completed Post-Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University.

Dr. Adams enjoys exploring the great outdoors through hiking and camping adventures with his family—he loves visiting our State and National Parks exploring these remarkable natural treasures. Dr. Adams gives his time as a youth sports coach, scout leader, classroom speaker, and serving in his church and community.

In his personal time, Dr. Adams enjoys spending time with family and friends. He enjoys a variety of indoor and outdoor sports and activities, such as snow and water skiing, mountain biking, racquetball, golf. . .and most recently pickleball!

Dr. Adams and his family have recently relocated to Idaho, where his wife was born and raised. They now call the town of Eagle their home.

Dr. Adams’s upbringing was an adventure around the world, as he was born on an Air Force Base in Puerto Rico and then lived in Labrador, Canada, Iceland, Scotland, Brussels, Belgium, Mexico, and Spain. Consequently, Dr. Adams has passion for travel which has also taken him to countries in Europe, North & South America, and Asia.

Dr Adams is fluent in Spanish.


Julie Newcomb, DDS

Dr. Newcomb graduated from Creighton University in 1998 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). She started a residency in Periodontics at the University of Louisville but realized several months in that she preferred general dentistry and left the program. She practiced in Louisville for two years before returning home to Boise in 2000. Dr. Newcomb practiced general dentistry for six more years in Boise before taking a leave of absence while her children were young. In 2010 she returned to work in a limited capacity, seeing patients for preventive care only within the practice of Dr. Stacy Moon. She is excited to continue to provide this care at Austin Creek Dental.

Dr. Newcomb and her husband Bruce, a local endodontist, enjoy cooking, gardening, skiing, and traveling. A flock of chickens, a black lab and three cats keep them on their toes at home now that their three children are grown.