Our Philosophy

We believe dentistry should be free of judgment, comfortable, and relaxed. We help patients of all ages have a great experience at the dentist. Whether you need help soothing a painful toothache, fixing a broken or missing tooth, or just want a dentist you can trust, you’ve come to the right place.

Keep reading to find out what sets Healthy Smiles Family Dental apart from other dentists in Salem!

About Healthy Smiles Family Dental

We’re one of a kind and we’re proud of it!

  • Full-service family, general, and cosmetic dentistry
  • Calming and comfy office
  • Friendly dentists and staff
  • High-tech treatments
  • Quality and affordable care

Meet Our Experienced & Friendly Team

We work together with one goal: to help our patients feel comfortable and confident about the health of their smiles.

Dr. Xu


Yoga, hiking, traveling, reading, cooking

Dr. Thomas


Navy veteran, grandfather of 11, hiking

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Dr. Makkattil

M.S.D, Periodontist

Spending time with family, working out, reading

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Dr. Merzenich


GP for over 50 years and senior consultant at Idylwood Dentistry

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Dr. Ommi


Enjoying time with family, traveling, outdoor activities

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Dr. Mussone


Coming soon…

Patty Mason

Office Manager

New team member


Front Desk Receptionist

Dogs, cooking

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Surgical Dental Assistant

Spending time with her two kids and family

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Dogs, spending time with kids

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Playing the guitar

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Quality time with his four kids and family

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Surfing and nature


Dental Assistant

Going to the gym, spending time with friends and family 


Dental Assistant

Crafting, gardening

Team Member

Team Member



Spending time with her young daughter

We believe in giving back

Our practice has called Salem home for 60 years. During that time, we’ve done a lot to give back to the community, including:

  • Making donations to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  • Volunteering with Dental Van
  • Educating local children about their dental health

For every family member or friend you refer to our practice, we’ll donate $1 to Doernbecher for cancer research.

We’re working to make all of Oregon healthy and happy — one smile at a time!

Dental health savings plan
& insurance options

In addition to accepting most dental insurance plans, we offer CareCredit and other financing/payment options.

Thank you for your service! We are proud to offer all veterans a 10% discount on all dental care and any products purchased at our office.

Invest in your dental health and save!


We offer CareCredit and discount plans through Principal and Carrington. Our office can also arrange payment plans with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.

Whether you have dental insurance or not, we’ll help you get the general dentistry treatments you want and need at a price you can afford.


Learn more

Don’t see your insurance provider listed? Call our Salem dentist office at (503) 315-2500 and our friendly front desk staff will answer your questions.

Share a smile & win!

There are even more ways to save at Healthy Smiles Family Dental. Refer a friend or family member to our practice and you’ll:

  • Save $20 towards your copay, treatment, or other office purchase
  • Be entered to win an Oral-B Sonic toothbrush, a $219 value

“Dr Xu and her staff are wonderful. Knowledgeable, professional, friendly. Would highly recommend!”


Become a patient at Healthy Smiles Family Dental

Our doors are open to you and your entire family.

Have questions? Call (503) 315-2500 today. We hope to see you soon!

Our Office


4392 Liberty Rd S,
Salem OR 97302

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Monday - Thursday
7:00AM - 4:00PM