Professional Care
With a Personal Touch

Here at Smiles Dental in Salem, OR, we believe that dentistry is a complex blend of medicine and art. Creating beautiful smiles that people can feel confident in is our expertise, and we can’t wait to show you the difference our team can make. From general dentistry to restorative procedures to cosmetic treatments, we’re sure to have something for every smile in the family. If you’re ready for a smile that’s healthy, brilliant, and one of a kind(ness), then give a call. Put your smile in good hands!

Giving You
a Reason to Smile

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Smile-Worthy Services

We provide a wide range of comprehensive dental services to ensure that patients of all ages can achieve their best smile.


  • Teeth Cleanings, Exams & X-Rays
  • Nightguards
  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Crowns & Bridges
  • Dentures
  • Implants
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Invisalign®
  • Extractions
  • Oral Surgery
  • Root Canals
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Sedation Options

Emergency Dentistry Near You

Smiles Dental is proud to accept emergency cases. We understand that life happens and you shouldn’t have to waste time searching for a dentist to treat you when an emergency occurs. We allow extra time in our schedule to accommodate unexpected visits and give you a designated place to go if a dental emergency strikes.

Dental Insurance

We proudly accept a wide range of dental insurance. Don’t see your insurance provider on the list? Call our office and we can check your coverage!

  • Aetna
  • Assurant
  • Cigna
  • Connection (GEHA)
  • Delta
  • Dentemax
  • Metlife
  • Regence (LifeMap)
  • United Concordia

Meet Our Friendly Dentists, Drs. Cheryl Cooper, Theron Nebeker & Michael Hall

Dr. Cheryl Cooper

Dr. Cheryl Cooper is a seasoned dental professional with 17 years of experience. She completed her dental degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May of 1995. She then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Nebraska. She and her husband, Sean, moved to Salem in 1997, and she worked in Salem for seven years. For the past eight years, she has been an associate with an office in Albany before making the trip back up to Salem to practice with us here at Smiles Dental. Dr. Cooper has two very active boys and enjoys spending time with them during their various activities. She is a US Masters swimmer and is an early riser for her workouts with the Bearcats Masters team. She and her husband are very active leaders with Boy Scout troop 19 here in Salem, where both of her boys are on their way to earning their Eagle Scout rank. Dr. Cooper and her oldest son, Colin, are singers and musicians with their praise team at Salem First Christian Church.

Dr. Theron Lane Nebeker

Dr. Theron Lane Nebeker grew up in Canby, OR, and attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate education. He then moved back to Oregon to complete his dentistry degree at the Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Dentistry in Portland. Dr. Nebeker now resides in Salem, Oregon, and practices dentistry in the Smiles Dental office. Dr. Nebeker loves supporting and following the local sports teams and has a passion for fishing here in the Pacific Northwest. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their baby boy named, Theron (Jr.).

Dr. Michael Hall

Dr. Michael Hall grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended college at Olivet Nazarene University near Chicago, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry. While at Olivet, he was involved in mission programs to Haiti and helped organize a fundraiser to build wells for drinking water in Haitian churches. After Olivet, he attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he continued his passion for service. He has been involved in many free dental clinics around the Southern California area, as well as a mission trip to the island of St. Vincent. Dr. Hall, his wife, Mary, and their dogs, Chloe and Indy, moved to Oregon to be closer to their family. He is excited about continuing service activities in his local community and the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the people around him. Dr. Hall enjoys watching and playing sports, outdoor activities, traveling, game nights with friends, and playing an active role in his church.

We Love New Patients

Are you thinking about visiting Smiles Dental for the first time? We hope you do! As a small token of our appreciation, we encourage you to take advantage of one of our great new patient specials.

We love to foster healthy smiles in our Salem community.

Get in touch with our office to book your appointment!

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