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 husband, Tim, and I moved here from Texas to follow his (our) dream of starting up a winery in a world-class grape-growing region. While Tim makes award-winning wine, I strive to provide excellent dentistry and the synergistic experience that happens with a well-trained team.
My newest addition of technology to the office is a CEREC Primescan. I have been doing same-day crowns since 2009, and this piece of technology helps me do them even faster. It also has a digital scanner so that I can do complex cases to send to the lab with digital precision. We can do ortho, 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.
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.
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 there to take care of your dental needs.
Southwest Dental Arts
1201 S Five Mile Rd.
Boise, Idaho 83709