About Our Facility
Our Salisbury, MD office is well-equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a trained and experienced team of dental professionals, working in spacious, private treatment rooms. Dr. Joseph Heher and his staff have created a relaxing and friendly environment to allow each patient to feel at ease throughout their treatment. Upon arrival, patients will be greeted and led to a cozy reception area. Our team understands your time is important, which is why they pride themselves on offering short waiting times prior to your consultation or procedure. In private treatment and hygienist rooms, they use innovative technology such as advanced magnifying instruments, digital/panoramic radiography, and the VELscope, an FDA-approved light source using special filters which allows inspection beneath the surface of intraoral soft tissues via reflected light so that they may offer more accurate diagnoses and treatments. They also offer nitrous oxide sedation in each treatment and hygienist room for patients who may have anxiety about their dental procedure. At Smiles! Dentistry by Dr. Joseph Heher, each member of his team is committed to providing exceptional and quality care that fits the individual needs of our patients.
Emergency Care Policy
We attempt to treat emergency patients during business hours on the same day they occur. Patients of record will receive instructions on how to contact Dr. Heher on our answering device if an emergency occurs after hours. If Dr. Heher is away from the practice, contact information for the dentist attending to his patients will be provided.
A caution on toothpaste with young children
Watch the amount of toothpaste your child uses and observe your child brushing until you are comfortable they are not swallowing the toothpaste.Read
Filling Toxicity: Composite vs Amalgam
If it comes down to a choice between extraction or amalgam, I’ll take amalgam any day of the week.Read
Is Chewing Gum Good for You?
Chewing gum is actually good for you, especially if it contains the sweetener, xylitol.Read
Mercury and Amalgam Fillings
You may or may not have heard the nation of Norway has banned mercury -containing amalgam fillings. Dr. Heher discusses this event.Read