“Neglected teeth act as a gateway for deadly germs into the system.”
– Dr. Thomas Hartzell (1916)
At Waterloo Heights, our approach to dental care is one of total health and wellness and considers the mouth as an integrated part of your entire body. Rather than just “drilling and filling” we look deeper into the biology of your mouth to determine your risk for oral and overall health problems.
We provide bacterial screenings and oral disinfection treatments to ensure a healthier oral environment. Getting oral bacteria and pathogens under control is one of the most important things you can do for your oral and overall health, and we are proud to be leading the way and changing the dental industry as we know it.
We can help diagnose and treat sleep apnea so you can sleep better tonight for a happier, healthier tomorrow. We also provide dental clearance for surgery if your medical provider needs the OK from your dentist. Whatever your health and wellness goals are, we’re the team that can help get you there.
We take a preventive approach to general dentistry to help you improve your oral and overall health, and hopefully prevent larger, more painful and costly complications down the road. We provide comprehensive preventive care and treatments including oral hygiene, gum disease treatment, oral cancer screenings and mouthguards to help you protect your best asset – your healthy smile.
We also provide gentle pediatric dentistry so we can keep your kids and every member of your family healthy and smiling!
“I have an excellent hygienist. I also have a very knowledgeable dentist in Dr. Shih.”
While our primary goal is to prevent the need for restorative dentistry, we’re all human and sometimes things happen. If you have untreated tooth decay, broken or missing teeth, we use only the most advanced technology and durable, natural looking materials to restore your smile back to full function and aesthetics. We can provide root canals, tooth colored fillings, inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, dentures, dental implants, and full mouth reconstructions.
“Excellent doctor and staff.
Great place to get drilled and repaired.”
An important part of your health and well-being lies in your self-esteem and confidence. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we would love to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with our modern cosmetic treatment options. We provide alternative teeth straightening solutions with Invisalign and Six Month Smiles to straighten your teeth quickly and discreetly. We also offer bonding, teeth whitening, veneers, and complete smile makeovers with smile design.
If you or a loved one is experiencing a toothache or a dental emergency, you should call us right away. Unless a life is in danger, you should skip the ER because they are not trained or equipped to handle dental emergencies. Dental injuries are highly time sensitive, so we leave room in our schedule every day to accommodate emergencies and Dr. Shih is on call 24/7. We’re here for you when you need us.
“I broke off part of a tooth, called Waterloo Dental and they made it work so I could come in immediately to have the tooth fixed. The tooth was fixed and they were awesome.”
Give us a call!
If you’re ready to take control of your oral and overall health and get the quality, comprehensive dental care you deserve, you’ve come to the right place! Contact your West Salem dentist, Dr. Priscilla Shih at Waterloo Heights today.