Hello Boise! I’m Dr. Helen Harless. Let me tell you a bit about myself and about our office.
I’m from Prescott, Arizona and have been in the Treasure Valley and with Southwest Dental Arts since 2011. I graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry and then spent my first three years as a dentist serving in the Air Force while working on my post-doctoral education. Next I dedicated two years providing dental services in a non-profit community health clinic.
Before coming to Boise, I worked at a private practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, focusing on same-day porcelain cosmetic and restorative crowns, veneers, sedation dentistry and smile design.
My newest addition of technology to the office is a CEREC Primescan. I have been doing one-visit crowns since 2009, and this piece of technology helps me do them even faster, and with beautiful and reliable results. It also has a digital scanner so that I can do complex cases in partnership with a lab using digital precision. We can do orthodontics, dentures, implants, sleep apnea treatment, and more using digital imaging.
I am 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. I’m devoted to providing a comfortable and caring environment for patients and for our dental team. I enjoy the synergistic experience that happens with a well-trained team. My goal for you is to help you to need less dentistry over the course of a lifetime, with a result that looks natural and feels comfortable.
Here in the age of Coronavirus, we have researched and implemented the very best practices to keep our office safe for our patients and team members.
I like to nerd out listening to thousands of hours of dental podcasts and reading books about business best practices and personal growth. Fiction and poetry also find their way onto my reading list occasionally. I love to learn new things. Good food and fitness are part of my wellness routine.
After we get to know each other a bit, I might crack a joke (I like puns), or get into a brief philosophical discussion with you, depending on the circumstances. We take our work seriously but like to have a bit of fun in the process. We are real people treating real people. Let’s make it an enjoyable experience for all of us!
I hope to see you in our office soon! Feel free to give us a call and we’ll be ready to take care of your dental needs.
Southwest Dental Arts
1201 S Five Mile Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83709