Smiles! Dentistry by Dr. Joseph Heher
Joseph Heher, DDS:
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Smiles! Dentistry by Dr. Joseph Heher
Joseph Heher, DDS
Salisbury, MD













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Karen H. from Millsboro, DE (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Heher and staff always put me at ease while in their office. I felt like he does a very thorough examination, more than I ever experienced by before I switched to him. I switched after my daughter took a fall and damaged her front tooth and he was the dentist on call for the ER. Because of his care for her, my whole family switched over to him. Have been happy ever since!

April Townsend (Source: Google)


Dr. Heher and his staff are absolutely phenomenal!! They treat you like family as soon as you step front through the door. And they already know your name!! I have horrible anxiety when I have to go to a dentist. So much I only go for emergencies. But after my first visit with this office, I can honestly say it made me finally have a different perspective and respect. The honesty, integrity and attention to detail is amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Heher and his staff at Smiles for dental needs and exceptional customer service.

Linda Smith (Source: Facebook)


I have tried many dentists over the years but this one has been by far the best. Everyone is friendly from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave. They make you feel at ease and are very professional. My husband and I will always come here for our dental needs.

Suzanne T. from Delmar, MD (Source: Yelp)


Since my youngest son had such wonderful experience with Dr. Heher, my oldest son switched over to him and loved him. As for myself, he is my new dentist also. I no longer dread my dentist appointments. Dr. Heher and his staff are very friendly and make you feel comfortable. Let me also mention that Dr. Heher has a great sense of humor, which makes your visit much more pleasant!

William Mills (Source: Google)


If your anything like me, you hate going to the dentist. Dr. Heher and his staff were very professional and easygoing which made me feel at ease and welcome. Phenomenal service which made going to the dentist an enjoyable experience. Will continue to recommend and refer without any hesitation.

Sophia O. from Salisbury, MD (Source: Yelp)


I was in search of a new dentist becasue my old dentist doesnt take my insurance any more. I was referred to this dentist by a co-worker.  I went and had the best initial experience.  Very thorough.  Dr. Heher made me feel he actually cared about the health of my whole mouth and not just my teeth.  He asked tons of questions that I had not been asked before, and it wasn’t questions on a sheet of paper, it was face to face.  This made me feel it welcomed.

Ladd C. from Salisbury, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Heher and his support staff are very knowledgeable, experienced and customer-friendly. He makes going to the dentist a joy rather than a nightmare. Most importantly, he stays apprised of the latest research and    is aware of new innovations in dental care.

John Mills (Source: Google)


I just left this office for having a molar extracted. Excellent service, well trained and polite staff . Got me in and out quickly and efficiently and I always felt like I was in the best care. Will be returning for any future issues. Thanks again everyone, your team is amazing!!!

Mike K. from Salisbury, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Heher is the best dentist I’ve ever had work on my mouth. He has advised me over the past 12 years on oral hygiene practices that have helped me to be much healthier! His staff is also well qualified, and takes care to make you comfortable. I highly recommend this wonderfully clean, modern, and upbeat establishment!

Ashley Pasquith (Source: Facebook)


Visited the office today for my cleaning and everyone was pleasant as usual � From the front desk with Lorraine to Dr. Heher. I might be the only person to say this but I feel relaxed going to the dentist after becoming a patient here. Everyone is so kind and thorough with explaining any dental problems that I might have in a way that can be understood. The music is also soothing during the exam

Rk156 (Source: Google)


I absolutely LOVED my experience with this office! Everyone was so kind and nice and they really made sure I was comfortable with everything! I have terrible anxiety about dentist offices but I was extremely comfortable here! I wish I had known about this office sooner! Hands down my BEST dental experience! – Jantyne Love-Saunders

Maggie Pedersen (Source: Facebook)


Very impressed! Has a different approach than any dentist I have been to before going here. Before he starts to get into looking at your teeth, he gets to know you. Which put me at so much ease. Plus he makes you aware of what he is saying to the dental hygienist. Case in point, they will sometimes yell out numbers and you haven’t a clue what they mean…he explains them. His hours attracted me, but the care of him and his staff puts any concerns I may have to rest.

Shirley Patterson (Source: Facebook)


Excellent Dentist who enjoys his work and is very in tune to what the patient wants. My husband and I are very satisfied with his work. Staff does an excellent job as well. Barbara is the best Dental Hygienist we have ever had clean our teeth. Lorraine always greets you with a smile whether in person or on the phone and handles your needs. Keep up the good work everyone!

Kate O'Dea Sprague (Source: Facebook)


I’ve been going to Dr Heher for over 15 years! I remember when I first went, I told him that I was scared and had bad dental experiences as a child. I trust him and he is so intelligent! His whole staff is pleasant and treat me like family! The hygienist is gentle and great! I recommend friends and family to him!!

Adrienne Custis (Source: Facebook)


This was my first time visiting this dentist office. The staff was very friendly and my wait time was quick! Dr. Heber did an excellent job with my tooth extraction. The extraction was quick and painless. I highly recommend Dr. Heber to everyone!

Veronica In OC (Source: Google)


Dr. Heher and his staff are wonderful. From my first appointment they have been welcoming, supportive, understanding and kind. Like many others, I had a great fear of the dentist chair. Working with this team of professionals has eased my fears and I actually look forward to my next appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Heher and his team.

Julie S (Source: Google)


A wonderful dentist. He is the first dentist I’ve ever had that has actually asked me what I liked and disliked about the dentist. When I expressed my concerns he gave me alternatives. I never knew going to the dentist could be almost stress free. Office staff and hygienist are very nice and accommodating. Very happy with my experience at this office.

Linda Smith (Source: Google)


My husband started off as a patient and had nothing but great things to say about all of the staff and how comfortable the whole process was. When I had a problem I called and was seen quickly. I have tried a few dentists over the years and I will say this place is where I have felt most at ease. I cant say enough about the staff, they are all friendly, and compassionate. I was also impressed that Dr. Heher calls to check on how you are doing the next day. I have never had a dentist do that. We are glad we found this dentist and will always use them.

Diana F (Source: Google)


I drive from out of state just to see Dr Heher. We figured out today I have been seeing him since 2005 and consistently since 2013 with a slight hiatus when I moved. I couldn’t find a dentist I liked in my new area so I chose to go back to Dr Heher. His staff treats me like royalty and I refer everyone I talk to in the area and out of the area to see him exclusively. I do not like work being done to my mouth, yet I have had my fair share and Dr Heher has always treated me with the utmost care and concern for my well-being. I wouldn’t choose to go anywhere else now.

Melissa H. from Salisbury, MD (Source: Yelp)


I have to say that Dr. Heher and his staff are amazing! I had a toothache and I called this morning and got an instant appointment. The staff was so friendly and Dr. Heher was amazing! He explained to me what was going on and was so caring and he pulled out the tooth and I didn’t even know he was done. Communicated the whole time and just a great office. I will be going back to him and recommend him and his office to everyone!

Abby G. from Salisbury, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Heher is a true professional who demonstrates an exceptional knowledge of current and emerging technology/best practice. Not only is Dr. Heher a highly skilled dentist but he is also kind and compassionate. So, he is wonderful with anxious patients, like me, as he takes the time to listen- a rarity with modern day physicians/ medical personnel.

Linda Smith (Source: Facebook)


I have tried many dentists over the years but this one has been by far the best. Everyone is friendly from the time you walk in the door to the time you leave. They make you feel at ease and are very professional. My husband and I will always come here for our dental needs.

Christina Kreydatus (Source: Google)


Love all the staff there and Dr. Heher is wonderful! Very knowledgable and patient oriented with their care. You can tell it’s not just about the money and that they truly enjoy working with their patients. Always had a good experience when I was there. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for outstanding dental care.

Susan Layton (Source: Google)


i had an excellent visit with Dr Heher tda!!! I thought sure the tooth that had a huge whole in it would have no chance to be saved,With Dr Hehers knowledge and hard work he was able to use a new technique to save it,I was more than satisfied and will go back .He has a wealth of knowledge and he never hurt me!!!!

Bobbi W. from Delmar, MD (Source: Yelp)


My wife told me how great her experience  was with the Smile personnel. I saw Dr Heher for the first time today my wife was correct. I have never had such a complete evaluation and the immediate look at my xrays with easy to understand explanation of the results. I will be returning for more dental and gum work with the knowledge the outcome will be the best.

Courtney T. from Salisbury, MD (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Heher definitely did the most thorough examination of any dentist I have ever been to and he has excellent bed side manner. The whole experience has been great every time I have gone. The whole staff is great and they are always on time which is very rare at any doctors or dental office! Dr. Heher took the time to sit down with me and go over all of his findings during his visit and did not rush anything at all. You can tell he is very knowledgeable, loves his job and takes time to make sure all of his patients have a great experience. I would highly recommend him and his office!

Teresa Riccio (Source: Facebook)


My family and I have gone to Dr. Heher for our dental care for over 20 years. His office is friendly, very professional and filled with great staff. Dr. Heher is a top-notch dentist – his work is meticulous, he’s passionate about dentistry and is cutting edge in the field. He is also a kind, gentle man with a quick sense of humor to put his patients at ease. If I could give him 10 stars I would.

Velma Wisdom (Source: Facebook)


Being new to the area and having the same dentist for 37 years prior, it made me nervous to have go to a new dentist. Everything about my experience with Dr. Heher and his staff was exactly what I needed. A hand shake from Lorraine as soon as I walked in, and friendly hellos from everyone I encountered. Even the little boy that was leaving was smiling after getting a filling and knowing he had to come back to get another. This was THE MOST thorough dental exam I had ever had. I did have to have a tooth filled and Dr. Heher was very careful about making sure my bite was right before I left. Thank you for making going to the dentist a pleasant experience.

George Bouche (Source: Google)


Dr. Heher and his staff were fantastic. I hadn’t been to a dentist in over 2 years and was prompted to make an emergency appointment due to what I thought was a cracked tooth. Even though I wasn’t a patient of his, Dr. Heher was able to see me next-day, discover the issue I was having (a cavity) and fill it in the same visit. I highly recommend Dr. Heher and his wonderful team to anyone shopping around for a dentist.

Cathy Love (Source: Google)


A great experience. I was dreading going to the dentist fearful of the judgement of not going for years. dr Heher was kind , interested in my past experiences not judgemental and basically spent two hours with me. His staff are so kind and sweet. They could teach a customer service class. I highly recommend this office.

Kevin Oliver (Source: Facebook)


Hands down the best dentist, not only in this area, but ANYWHERE I have lived in my life (And I’ve lived in many different places!) From day one, Dr. Heher’s treatment of you as a patient is second to none. His attention, care and genuine interest in your oral health and overall well being is remarkable. The entire staff at this office are the most fun, professional and sincere people you could hope to meet! There is a long story behind this statement, but I never really smiled before meeting Dr. Heher. He changed that. Being a patient of Dr. Heher has changed my confidence and overall well being as a person and I am forever grateful. If you are looking for the best…look no further and give them a call TODAY.

Paula Emerick (Source: Facebook)


My daughter needed to see a dentist for some cavities she had which wasn’t making her look pretty, so we googled some dentist and came up with Smiles Dentistry by Dr. Joseph Heher! Most dentists had a month or two wait for a new patient, they got her in the day she called! What a great Dentist. My daughter waited maybe 3 minutes to be seen and was called by her first and middle name which most don’t use the middle name. I could hear my daughter when she was finished (now may I tell you she is an adult 33) saying over and over “thank you so much, I really like it, thank you so much”. Dr. did an amazing job. It wasn’t the easiest and she still needs more dental work but it’s a start. The staff was wonderful too, they explained everything that went on after the work was done, and also explained to my daughter as he was doing the work. We are very pleased and will be telling everyone we know about Smiles!!

Melissa Holland (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Heher and his staff are amazing! I called in the morning with a toothache they got me right in and explained to me all of my options. They were so friendly and caring just an amazing dental office! Dr. Heher explained everything to me and made sure I was comfortable and I didn’t even know he had pulled the tooth out! Would recommend to everyone! It was my first time here but won’t be my last!

Meaningful Expressions (Source: Google)


This was my first visit at Dr. Joseph Heher with my two sons. As new patients, the staff was very nice and polite as well as the doctor. Everyone engaged in conversation and the dental hygienist were very patient with my two sons while cleaning their teeth. My family and I felt welcomed and really enjoyed our experience. We look forward to building a relationship with this new dental office for they made us smile, laugh and feel comfortable!

Kimberly Tamosaitis (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr Heher for years. Would not go anywhere else! He and his staff have always been professional and very friendly. His dedication to his patients oral health goes far beyond what I have experienced anywhere else. Plus they make what is normally a stressful time for most people “fun” with their office banter!