Dr. Helen Harless, DDS

Dr. Helen Harless, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Female  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.

Southwest Dental Associates

1201 S Five Mile Rd

Boise, ID 83709
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Accepted insurance

  • Ameritas
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
  • MetLife
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Southwest Dental is a Complete Health Dentistry practice that understands that each person is unique, and offers customized care with specific attention to the needs of each individual. We look at the function of your bite, check your mouth for any unusual lumps and spots, evaluate your teeth and gums, and look at your smile.

Since your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, we review your overall health and help you find solutions to keep your mouth and related systems in their best condition.

Esthetic results are important to us. We want you to look your best and feel great. We use use expertly matched tooth colored materials for crowns, veneers and  fillings. If you'd like to change your smile, we can do full cosmetic dentistry or just make some small cosmetic changes that produce big results.

We provide a comfortable and relaxed setting, with a caring and professional dental team ready to help you achieve the highest level of dental care that you desire.

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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Oral Infection
  • Plaque
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache


  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

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  • Western Michigan University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yavapai College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Marquette University / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Harless has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Harless has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Idaho State Dental Association, Member

Dr. Harless' Reviews

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based on 81 total reviews (2 with comments)
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Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback. Our goal is to provide the best care possible, and your input helps us continuously monitor and improve our service. We always welcome your comments and suggestions.

Dr. Harless' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Boise, ID |
I am exceptionally pleased with the treatment and services I have consistently received at this dental practice over the years. Dr. Harless listens to her patients and provides options for their dental care. I just spent the last two and a half years in braces. She recommended the orthodontist, Dr. Matunas, and their collaboration ensured an optimal outcome for me. I appreciate her efforts and dedication, as well as that of all her staff, to her patients. I highly recommend Dr. Harless.
in Boise, ID |
Dr Harless and her staff provide excellent oral heath care. I am so glad I made the choice to go to Southwest dental for my family's dental needs.
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Same Day
Next Day
Dr. Harless accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • MetLife
  • National Elevator
  • Tricare
  • United Concordia
  • UnitedHealthCare

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