About Us

About Us

About UsSouthwest Dental Associates believe that preventive treatment and education about dentistry and hygiene are the key ingredients to a healthy beautiful smile. Ranging in treatment options from emergency treatment to same-day beautiful crowns to orthodontic appliances to a full dental reconstruction, the experienced and caring staff at Southwest Dental Associates use state-of-the-art technologies to deliver the smile you desire. Our team is made up entirely of expertly-trained people who care about you and thoroughly understand dentistry. who help guide you through your experience. We accept many dental insurance plans, and offer our own in-house dental plan for families and individuals with no insurance. Come and see how our Boise dental team can help you get that healthy beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!





Dr. Helen Harless

 

Dentist
Dentist

"Dedicated to providing high quality individualized patient care by leading a team of expertly-trained and caring professionals. Committed to continually increasing my skills through continuing education and using modern technology. Devoted to providing a comfortable and caring environment for patients and for our dental team.‬ These are the basics. They are also usually the most important things patients want to know before they come to us for their care. I have years of training and experience with both dentistry and customer service. I care for our patients with these things in mind."

Dr. Helen Harless has been with Southwest Dental Associates since July 2011. She graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2003, and has been practicing and continually learning since then. Dr. Harless spent her first three years as a dentist in the Air Force while working on her post-doctoral education. After the Air Force, she dedicated two years to a non-profit clinic where she provided needed emergency and restorative care to the underserved population in Fort Worth, Texas.

Before coming to Boise, Dr. Harless worked at a private practice in Dallas, Texas, focusing on same-day porcelain cosmetic and restorative crowns, veneers, sedation dentistry and smile design.

Dr. Harless is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Idaho State Dental Association. In 2010, she was awarded Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry, making her one of the premier dentists in Boise. Her next professional goal is to achieve AGD Mastership. She participates in a local study club that focuses on providing a team approach to treating difficult cases. She also participates in an international mastermind group that focuses on creating a world-class dental practice experience.

Dr. Harless is from Prescott, Arizona and now lives in the Boise area with her husband Tim. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to dental podcasts, yoga, swimming, helping her husband on the farm and family business, and spending time with her two young-adult step kids between their many adventures.

Our Team

Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Pam P.

Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Shelby O.

Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Michelle P.

Office Manager

Jamie N.

Patient Care Coordinator

Sarah F.

Dental Assistant

Tasha T.

Dr. Harless regularly consults with a team of dentists from around the country and world to stay up-to-date with the best practices in dentistry. Here is a partial list of these colleagues.

San Diego, CA Dr. Kathrina Agatep Dental Design SD 858-490-4281 www.dentaldesignsd.com www.facebook.com/sandiegodentist
Auckland, New Zealand Dr. Nicolas Anderson Alpers Dental 0064-9-524-5056 www.alpersdental.co.nz www.facebook.com/Alpers-211134815629042/
Burtonsville, MD Aaron Nicholas DDS Nicholas Dental Care 301-989-0088 www.nicholasdentalcare.com https://www.facebook.com/NicholasDentalCare
Chino Valley, AZ Dr. Mark Costes Horizon Dental Group 928-636-1565 www.horizondds.com https://www.facebook.com/Horizon.Dental.Group/?fref=ts
Chicago, IL Victor Ramirez DDS Advent Dental 773.247.0404 http://www.adventdental.net/
Kingman, AZ Jason Lowry DDS Lowry Family Dentistry 928.753.5069 www.lowrydentistry.com www.facebook.com/lowryfamilydentistry
Shreveport, LA Benjamin Kacos DMD " " 318-869-2593 www.shreveportsdentist.com https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Benjamin-M-Kacos-147276138798537/?fref=ts
Sugar Land, TX Tim Cashion DDS,Teresa Cody DDS C&C Dental 281-242-0241 www.candcdental.com https://m.facebook.com/candcdental/
Boise, ID Helen Harless DDS Southwest Dental Associates 208-322-5655 http://southwestdentalboise.com https://www.facebook.com/Southwest-Dental-Boise-320454658005266/