Salem, Oregon Center of Cosmetic Dentistry
2510 12th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

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Cosmetic Dentist in Salem, OR


Dr. Emery Karst

Dr. Karst, a graduate of Loma Linda University's School of Dentistry, has practiced cosmetic dentistry in Salem for over 25 years. A pioneer in such cosmetic techniques as porcelain laminate veneers, he has been administering aesthetic dentistry to his patients since the early '80's.

Dr. Karst

  • has helped develop cosmetic dentistry techniques such as porcelain laminate veneers.
  • has developed a more accurate technique in endodontics, that was published in the June 2003 issue of "Dentistry Today".
  • was also published in the October 2003 issue about an improved technique for placing white composite fillings.
  • was an instructor at the Dental School at Oregon Health Sciences University.
  • was invited to be chairman of the Crown and Bridge Department at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
  • has an affinity for cosmetic "computer imaging" so that patients can see their perfect "virtual smile" before any dental work is done.

Dr. Karst is very active in his church, having held many of the offices. He sings in the church's state-wide men's chorus that has traveled internationally. He enjoys sports, including the Portland Trailblazers basketball team, skiing, ice-skating, racquetball and other individual sports.

Digital photography is another of his passions. He uses it extensively in his practice for recording images to send to dental labs for achieving correct color and shapes for porcelain crowns and veneers, and recording "before and after" images of the cosmetic cases that he has done. These can be seen on this website.

"My staff and I give the 5-star, red-carpet treatment to all our patients. We designed every aspect of our new facility to cater to patient comfort and accommodate them in high-tech style. We offer complimentary massages, heated blankets, scented steaming facetowels, amenities in the restrooms - we want our patients to feel as though they've just been to the spa or a luxurious hotel, not the dental office of yesterday."

Dr. Jennifer P. Owens DDS

I am a Salem native and attended the University of Oregon. I selected Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California for its reputation in advanced clinical dentistry and its commitment to service in our communities. I was selected to study full mouth reconstruction, TMJ treatments, and advanced cosmetic techniques setting my education ahead of my colleagues. I have continued my education by attending seminars, participating in study clubs, and maintaining close working relationships with specialists to offer my patients the best in dental treatment options. I graduated from dental school in 2000. After practicing in Portland, I returned home to Salem with my family and started my own dental practice in 2005. I am married to my husband Eric who is a general contractor and concrete specialist. We have two fabulous girls who keep us very busy. We love to be outdoors and enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, and travelling. In June of 2011 I decided to move my practice to the Oregon Center of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. I am able to continue offering my patients a small office feel with the support of an excellent staff to care for the needs of my patients. I believe knowing my patients on a personal level allows me to better treat a patient and not just your teeth. The best compliment I receive is that patients tell me I am not like other dentists. I want patients to feel comfortable and listened to so that any dental visit is a positive one. I want to establish long term relationships with my patients and would love to meet you, your family, and your friends.