Idylwood Dental StaffIdylwood Dental is thrilled to announce plans for a total makeover! After a month of closure in order to draw up plans for the pending remodel, we have reopened and are ready to serve you and all your dental needs.  We value all of our patients as family and commit to earning and maintaining your trust and loyalty through our exceptional services and compassionate care. Our growing team of experienced specialists are looking forward to providing you with any and all professional dental services that you require. We are excited to make Idylwood Dental Salem’s most state-of-the-art dental facility and your number one choice for your family’s dental care. We will be open during construction and promise to keep all of our patients, new and old, as comfortable as always throughout the rejuvenation process. Call to make an appointment today! 503-315-2500

Dr. Merzenich

Making Your Smile Shine!

Dr. Ed Merzenich and his experienced team of dental professionals have been sprucing up smiles in the Salem area for over 40 years, offering a broad scope of professional dental services in order to meet all of your dental needs. Whether you need a cleaning, a crown, an implant, or are simply looking to brighten up your smile, the team at Idylwood Dental has you covered.

Meet Dr. Merzenich and Our Staff



Smile: / smīl / verb 🙂

It costs nothing but creates much. It enriches those who receive without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich that they can get along without it, and none are so poor but are richer for a smile. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is no earthly good to anyone until it is given away.


Ready to smile about your dentist?

Dr. Edgar Merzenich has been serving the Salem, Oregon, area since the 1980s. His expertise, coupled with his knowledge of the most modern techniques in general and cosmetic dentistry, make him an excellent choice for patients of all ages. Have an emergency? Call and we'll work you in fast! Or make an appointment for a general cleaning and exam. You'll love Idylwood Dental for its comfortable, friendly atmosphere!

  • This 5-star review goes to Edgar Merzenich, DMD and his staff.... You would be LUCKY to have this dentist do any dental work. I'm very particular about doctors and dentists. I feel like the Lord G-d blessed me to find Dr. Merzenich. Absolutely the BEST DENTIST in Salem, and probably the entire state. His staff is exceptional as well.
    Joseph H., Salem, OR
  • 5 Stars for Dr. Edgar Merzenich. I have been his patient for about 40 years. He is the best. I have 3 implants and love them. Dr. Merzenich cares about his patients. He has an excellent staff. I would recommend him to anyone.
    Margaret W., Salem, OR
  • Met Dr. Edgar Merzenich and his assistant during an emergency visit. I was seen the same day I called while traveling in the U.S. and having a toothache. I was treated in a very professional manner, with great care and compassion. Would definitely recommend him as a dentist.
    Asia K., Salem, OR
  • Very pleased with this office. Been going here since the 80s! DeeAnne is awesome! Love Dr. Ed.
    Joanne S., Salem, OR