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Dr. Sam Wise


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Dr. Sam Wise has three master’s degrees, is double board certified, has two patents in dentistry, and over twenty years of experience in Germany, the Middle East, and the USA.
Dr. Wise is an award-winning dentist with extensive education and experience. His priority is to provide each of his patients a healthy and beautiful smile. He has Masters degrees in Oral Biology, Implantology & Dental Surgery and Oral Medicine & Implantology along with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) and a two-year clinical residency at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

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Dr. Sam Wise, dentist in Longview, Washington

Dr. Wise chose the profession of dentistry because it combines art, science and medicine. He shares that “the joy of life is to be free, and you can only be creative if you are free.” Dentistry allows him to be both. He loves his field because he understands that once you improve a patient’s smile, you improve their confidence and change their life for the better. There is nothing more rewarding to Dr. Wise!

Known for his kind manner and gentle touch, patients are comfortable trusting Dr. Wise with their care. His expertise extends to a wide variety of procedures and specialties, including:

  • Dental implants (over 5,000 placements)
  • All types of oral surgery
  • Cosmetic dentistry including complete smile makeovers
  • Prosthetics including full-mouth rehabilitation
  • Endodontics (root canal)
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • TMD and orofacial pain

When he’s not working, Dr. Wise enjoys spending his time with his wife and four sons. He enjoys reading, playing ping pong, chess and swimming.

  • Member of American Association of Facial Cosmetic, 2011.
  • Member of German Association of Dental Implant (DGZI) from 2009-2011.
  • Amercian Board of Orofacial Pain and Headaches (OFP, Part I & II), 2018.
  • CDCA (NERB) Exam: passed all parts, 2018.
  • NDBE part I & II Passed from the first attempt, 2015.
  • German Board of Implantology, 2009.
  • “EXPERT TITLE” in dental implants awarded by German Association for oral implant (DGZI), 2009, (which involved oral and written exams and discussion of two hundred (200) documented successful implant cases (Surgical & Prosthetic) with four years follow-up.
  • “SPECIALIST TITLE” in dental implant awarded by German Association for oral implant (DGZI), 2009, (which involved Oral and written exams and discussion of additional four hundred (400) documented successful implant cases (Surgical & Prosthetic) with four years follow-up.
  • Wise Appliance: patent number: 15/932,001: Treats TMD, Some types of migraines, and tension-type headache.
  • Dream-Wise Device: Patent number: 15/732,976; Treats Sleep apnea and snoring without ruining occlusion.

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Dr. Sam Wise, dentist in Longview, Washington

Dr. Daniel S. Haghighi


Dr. Dan Haghighi holds a medical staff appointment at St. John Medical Center (SJMC) in Longview, Washington. In addition to routine in-office treatment, he is able to provide hospital dentistry services for pediatric patients, individuals with special needs, medically complex patients, and individuals requiring reconstructive dental implant surgeries.

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Dr. Haghighi provides a number of humanitarian oral health services through local agencies. He supports the majority of city call for the SJMC emergency department as well as care for admitted patients as the need arises. He provides free emergent care for individuals at the Community House, Longview, Washington and the Emergency Support Shelter, Kelso Washington.

  • ADA, Special Care in Dentistry, American Association of Hospital Dentists, Lower Columbia Dental Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
  • 1986-1990:
    CWRU School of Dentistry, Cleveland, Ohio; DDS awarded 1990.
  • 1991-1992:
    One year hospital-based general practice residency program, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York; Certificate awarded 1992.
  • 1993-1995:
    Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio; certificate awarded 1995.
  • 1999-Present:
    Medical staff appointment to St. John Medical Center, Longview, Washington.

    Completion of over several hundred hospital-based cases under general anesthetic. Patient scope: pediatric dentistry, special needs patients, implant dentistry, and trauma cases.

    Coverage for the majority SJMC Emergency Department “city call” pediatric and most adult dental emergencies dento-alveolar trauma and oro-facial cellulitis secondary to acute odontogenic infection.

    Extensive experience in the management, hospital admission, treatment, and coordination of care for pediatric and adult dental hospital in-patients.

  • 1999-2000:
    President Lower Columbia Dental Society.
  • 2000-Present:
    Affiliate Clinical Instructor, University of Washington School of Dentistry.
  • 2006:
    Selected as Beta Site for UW Dental Fears Clinical Research Project.
  • 2006- 2007:
    Chair, Department of Surgery St. John Medical Center, Longview Washington.
  • 2006:
    First recipient of the newly established Penner Award for excellence in service to St. John Medical Center Emergency Department.
  • 2006-2008:
    ABCD Champion (chairperson) for Cowlitz County. Access program to provide a dental home for Medicaid eligible children.
  • 2006-2008:
    Member of the PI/QI surgery committee (quality assurance committee) SJMC.
  • 2006 – Present:
    Numerous C.D.E. lecture presentations (see below).
  • 2007-Present:
    Fellowship award International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
  • 2009-2010:
    Member St. John Medical Center bylaws committee.
  • 2011:
    President Lower Columbia Dental Society.
  • 2012:
    Beta site tester for Schick Technologies Digital X-ray sensors.
  • 2014:
    Medicare-approved provider.
  • 2015:
    EPIC (EMR) trained.
  • 2016:
    Partner Surgikor (dental) implants.
  • 2016:
    Clinical Director for Surgikor Implants. Responsible for oversight of implant and prosthetic designs, and implant educational programs for dental health professionals.
  • 2017:
    Solea Dentist Trainer. Train and lecture to other dentists concerning use, clinical applications, and technique for hard and soft tissue removal utilizing the Convergent Solea Dental Laser.
  • Treatment Considerations for Medically Complex Dental Patients
  • The Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse on Oral Health
  • *Treatment, Planning and Site Selection for Immediately Temporized Implants
  • Treatment of Dentoalveolar Trauma by ED Physicians
  • *Basic Bone Grafting Techniques for Implant Dentistry
  • *Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques for Implant Site Development
  • *Implant Treatment Considerations in the Esthetic Zone
  • “Crown Down” Using a Prosthetic Lens to Plan Dental Implant Cases
  • Treatment Considerations for the Anti-Coagulated Dental Patient
  • *Preparation and Applications of Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) in implant dentistry
  • *Prosthetic and Surgical Considerations for Immediately Loaded Implant Supported Hybrid Dentures
  • Case Report and Treatment of Herpes Zoster of the Trigeminal Nerve 2015
  • Co-presenter “Applications for Concentrated Growth Factors in Facial Esthetics, Alveolar Ridge & Sinus Augmentation.” August 28th-29th, 2015.
  • Presenter “Excellence in Dentistry Florida Symposium 2017,” Destin Florida April 2017.
  • Program 1: 3D placement of Dental implants and CBCT Interpretation
  • Program 2: Resilient Attachments and Bar Overdentures in Implant Dentistry
  • Over 200 hundred hours of ADA CERP presented since 2015
  • Solea Laser: Laser Trainer, Convergent Dental, beginning Fall, 2017
  • *Preparing a new two-day cadaver based program for hands-on training in maxillary sinus lift, nasal sinus lift, and ridge split techniques, implant placement. February 2018

* Hands-on animal, human cadaver, or model-based practicum courses. 2016-current: over 150 hrs ADA CERP provided on both prosthetic and surgical aspects of implant dentistry

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Keri J.
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Keri J.

Dr. Haghighi is the best dentist that our family has ever had. If I could give him 10 stars I would. He is so kind, gentle, does great dentistry and is affordable. His staff is also wonderful to interact with. Our family highly trusts this dentist and would recommend him.
Sunei D.
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Sunei D.

I've been to many dentists and dental offices over the years and have never received such exemplary care. Dr. Haghighi and his staff are an incredible bunch!
Diane B.
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Diane B.

Dr. & staff were friendly, empathetic & knowledgeable. They offer affordable dental care for those w/o insurance. I left after my hygiene appointment very happy & assured that I received excellent care.
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