"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.