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Meet our Team

  • Helen Harless, DDS, FAGD

    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…

    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
    (208) 322-5655

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  • Liliya

    My name is Lily. I enjoy getting to assist you in arranging financial options that will allow you to achieve a beautiful smile.  As well as making you comfortable at your dental home. Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my husband and our families.  

    My name is Lily. I enjoy getting to assist you in arranging financial options that will allow you to achieve a beautiful smile.  As well as making you comfortable at your dental home.

    Outside of work, I enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my husband and our families.

     

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  • Lory Farish, RDH

    I am passionate about my career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I proudly graduated with honors from Carrington College of Sacramento, CA. I also received an award for being bilingual. Translating in Spanish for those who needed it. I have been practicing dental hygiene for 15 yrs now, and love every minute of it. I…

    I am passionate about my career as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I proudly graduated with honors from Carrington College of Sacramento, CA. I also received an award for being bilingual. Translating in Spanish for those who needed it. I have been practicing dental hygiene for 15 yrs now, and love every minute of it.
    I enjoy getting to know my clients on a personal level. Laughing and communicating about families, hobbies, pets, and careers makes for a great dental visit. I am detail oriented with a gentle, but thorough touch. Always aiming to provide the best hygiene care and oral hygiene instruction.
    My hobbies include going for walks with my family, cooking, bike riding, and simply enjoying the outdoors. I am happily married to my husband Mark. We have 4 wonderful kiddos. Brittany, Kailey, Sheadon, and Ryder. I’m proud to say we are a flossing family!!

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  • Yamilex

    My name is Yamilex but I go by ” Yami”. I have been in the dental field since 2019. I enjoy assisting Dr. Harless as well as being a patient coordinator. My goal is to make you happy with your smile. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 2 horses and 3…

    My name is Yamilex but I go by ” Yami”. I have been in the dental field since 2019. I enjoy assisting Dr. Harless as well as being a patient coordinator. My goal is to make you happy with your smile. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 2 horses and 3 dogs going on horseback adventures and traveling to different places.

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  • Alexandra Gardner, RDH

    I graduated from ISU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2014. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for 7 years now.  I am passionate about hygiene and educating my patients on how to better care for their mouths. I love establishing a relationship with all of my patients and look forward to…

    I graduated from ISU with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2014. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene for 7 years now.  I am passionate about hygiene and educating my patients on how to better care for their mouths. I love establishing a relationship with all of my patients and look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, confident smile!
    Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two year old son, he keeps us busy and is a lot of fun! We enjoy being outdoors, mtn biking is one of our favorite hobbies. We can’t wait till one day our little guy can join us, for now we take him around in the bike stroller and he’s recently started riding his balance bike! We have also had a lot of fun swimming with him this summer.

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