Dr. Helen Harless
Hey Boise! I’m Dr. Helen Harless! I want to take a quick minute to tell you about myself!
Originally, I’m from Prescott, Arizona and now live in the Boise area with my husband Tim. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to dental podcasts, yoga, swimming, helping my husband on the farm and family business, and spending time with my two young-adult step kids between their many adventures.
I’ve been with Southwest Dental Associates since July 2011. I graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2003, and have been practicing and continually learning since then. I spent my first three years as a dentist in the Air Force while working on my post-doctoral education. After the Air Force, I dedicated two years to a non-profit clinic where I provided needed emergency and restorative care to the underserved population in Fort Worth, Texas.
Before coming to Boise, I worked at a private practice in Dallas, Texas, focusing on same-day porcelain cosmetic and restorative crowns, veneers, sedation dentistry and smile design.
I’m dedicated to providing high quality individualized patient care by leading a team of expertly-trained and caring professionals. I’m committed to continually increasing my skills through continuing education and using modern technology. Lastly, I’m devoted to providing a comfortable and caring environment for patients and for our dental team.
I hope to see you in our office soon! Feel free to give us a call and we’ll be there to take care of your dental needs.
Southwest Dental Associates
1201 S Five Mile Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83709
Crystil is one of the hygienist at Southwest Dental Associates. She earned her Hygiene License from Carrington College in 2012. Crystil has been focused on health care for over 15 years earning certificates in Nurse Assisting, Phlebotomy and Dental Assisting prior to becoming a Dental Hygienist. Born and raised in Burley, Idaho she moved to Boise to pursue her dental career in 2007. Crystil now lives in Meridian and is the proud mom of a teenage daughter. During her time off, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, salsa dancing, sewing and restoring furniture.
Shelby is one of the hygienists at Southwest Dental Associates. She was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. After graduating from Boise High she moved to Pocatello where she received a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at Idaho State University. Shelby has been a hygienist in our office for over 17 years. She loves music, anything crafty and spending time camping, hiking and skiing with her husband and 2 daughters.
Tasha is a dental assistant at Southwest Dental Associates. She attended Carrington College where she earned a degree in Dental Assisting in 2016. Born and raised in Boise, she has lived throughout the great state of Idaho and now resides in Nampa with her husband and 4 children. During her time off, she enjoys target shooting, fishing, camping and all things that involve being outdoors.
Sarah is the Patient Care Coordinator at Southwest Dental Associates. Sarah attended school to become a Dental Assistant at The Milan Institute and graduated in May of 2008 with a 4.0 GPA. Sarah enjoys chair side assisting, but her true passion is front office work. Sarah was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and later moved to Boise to pursue her Dental Assisting Degree. She is a busy mom of 7 year old twin boys. She loves Summer days and spending time with her family.
Jamie is the Practice Manager at Southwest Dental Associates. She attended Boise State University and The American Institute of Health Technology where she graduated with a degree in Dental Assisting in 1998. Jamie enjoyed 7 years as a chair side dental assistant prior to transitioning into a management role. Born and raised in Boise, she now resides in Meridian, Idaho. In her free time, you will find her spending time with her boyfriend Gabe, family, friends and an assortment of pets which include two backyard chickens.