Welcome to Willis Dental

At Willis Dental, our team of dedicated oral health professionals strive to provide our patients with the best dental care in Salem, Oregon. We understand that you have a lot of choices when selecting a family and cosmetic dentist in Salem. That's why, at Willis Dental, we create a comfortable and relaxing environment designed to help meet your needs in our state-of-the-art office. Your oral health matters. Let our team help keep your smile looking its best for a lifetime by scheduling your next Salem dental care appointment with our office today!

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Now Accepting New Patients

Dr. Willis and Dr. Nelson offer our patients a comprehensive selection of dental care treatments designed to meet your individual oral health care needs. We specialize in performing complex dental procedures, sleep dentistry, implant placement, full oral reconstruction, root canal therapy, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dental services, and much more!

Our office is conveniently open Monday - Friday. We are currently accepting new patients, referrals, walk-ins (schedule permitting), and patients of all ages in NE Salem and the surrounding communities of Brooks-Gervais, Stayton, Silverton, and beyond. Call 503-364-3004 to schedule your next appointment with one of the best dentists in Salem, Oregon

Meeting Your Individual Needs

Unlike other dental practices that take a universal approach to patient care, our team at Willis Dental understands that every patient has their own unique oral health care needs. To ensure our patients receive the individualized care they require, our doctors take the time to form lasting relationships with their patients by getting to know them personally.

By building an open and honest relationship, our doctors ensure the needs of their patients are met and their expectations exceeded.

Special Offers

As your family dental practice in Salem, Willis Dental strives to provide every patient with the best, most affordable dental care possible. To make it even easier to receive the type of high-quality dental care you need to enjoy a healthy, great looking smile for a lifetime, Dr. Willis and Dr. Nelson proudly offer a number of special offers designed to meet the needs of any budget. Our current special offers include:

$500 Off on Dental Implants In Salem

Dental implants make an excellent treatment option for patients that suffer from missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures, or a gap in their smiles. With our current offer of $500 Off on Dental Implants In Salem, Oregon, we’re making it more affordable than ever to restore your smile back to health. Take the first step towards smiling with confidence again by scheduling your dental implant consultation with our family dentist in Salem today!

*Terms and conditions do apply. Offers only good for new patients without insurance. These offers have no cash value

Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. David G Willis, DMD

    Dr. Willis grew up in Lancaster, California. He attended OHSU Dental School and has been practicing dentistry here in Salem since 2000. Dr. Willis enjoys providing all aspects of dentistry for his patients.  Services include routine and emergency care, cosmetic dentistry, bonding, dental bridges, dental crowns, teeth whitening (including Colgate Visible White in-office whitening), veneers, teeth cleaning, tooth extraction, dental implants, dentures, TMJ treatments and sleep apnea therapy.

  • Dr. Brock Nelson, DMD

    Dr. Brock Nelson, a native of the Willamette Valley, is thrilled to be practicing dentistry in Salem, Oregon. He completed his undergraduate studies of Physiology and Developmental Biology at Brigham Young University, before receiving his doctoral degree from UNLV School of Dental Medicine. Providing compassionate patient care and experience is of the utmost importance to Dr. Nelson. He Loves continuing education and travels around the country attending the best courses in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. 

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Hours of Operation

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Digital X-Rays

    X-rays are one of the most important parts of a dental exam, and can help medical professionals detect problems long before they are visible to the naked eye, including early tooth decay, gum disease, abscesses, and abnormal growths. Benefits of Digital X-rays Easy to obtain Digital X-rays are obtained ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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  • Same-Day Crowns

    A tooth that has been structurally damaged by decay or trauma sometimes needs to be crowned or “capped” so that it can look good and function properly again. A crown is a durable covering that is custom-made to fit over the entire tooth from the gum line up. Getting a crown used to mean multiple ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

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  • Laser Dentistry

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The First Dental office in Years that Helped me without telling me it will be thousands to help me.. everyone here is the best. Dr. Nelson calls to check up on his own patient Love this."
    Kim Bean F. / via Facebook
  • "The staff are extremely courteous and friendly. The facility is very clean and inviting. It's a great dental office full of great people."
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  • "The staff and providers here are so amazingly professional and nice! I truly appreciate entering and knowing that everyone there is experienced and knows what they should be doing!"
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