About Us

Here at Breakwater Dental, we’re pleased to provide no-stress dentistry to patients in the South Portland, Maine, area.  From routine check-ups and teeth cleanings to cosmetic dentistry to emergency dental care, we are here for all of your dental needs.

We work hard to meet your needs, so you can expect:

  • A variety of dental services right here in our office for your comfort and convenience
  • A caring and compassionate team who takes the time to get to know you and your specific dental needs and concerns
  • Dental services for the whole family
  • Simple billing and payment option

Dr. Florence Edwards

Dr. Florence Edwards, Dentist at Breakwater Dental

Dr. Florence S. Edwards has been a practicing dentist for over a decade including time served as a Captain in the US Army. Dr. Edwards completed her doctorate at the 5th oldest dental school in the U.S., Howard University College of Dentistry, in 2009. Other than time at school and in the Army, Dr. Edwards has lived in the greater Portland area since childhood. 

Dr. Edwards is an active member of her community; she serves on two Boards of Directors: Equality Maine and Coding for Young Women of Color. She hosts a weekly radio show on USM’s WMPG radio station, and prior to the pandemic organized a monthly networking happy hour for Mainers of color.

In her spare time, she’s a bit of an outdoor enthusiast. She has run 18 road and trail races, from the Pineland Farms 5k canine cross to the Beach to Beacon 10k, to the Moose Pond half marathon. She enjoys snowshoeing on forest trails. She camps every summer in Maine’s state parks and enjoys kayaking with her wife along the rivers and coasts of Maine.

Dr. Edwards focuses on chairside practices to make patients feel comfortable and listened to. She looks forward to meeting new patients from the Greater Portland area.

Dr. Shilo Annis, Owner

Dr. Shilo Annis, DDS

Dr. Shilo Annis is a Maine native and has forged a non-traditional path to become a dentist. After matriculating Windham High School, Dr. Annis enlisted in the Army where he was stationed for several years in South America. Shilo then went on to become an Apache Helicopter Pilot in the Army for several years. After Shilo left the Army, he then went on to become a federal agent flying for Customs and Border Protection in San Diego.


While Shilo will always treasure his time flying, he then turned his attention to serving the people in his home state of Maine. He focused on completing his studies at the University of Southern Maine and then attended the University of New England College of Dental Medicine, graduating in the inaugural class. Dr. Annis is a devoted dentist and wants to maintain general practices in which he can serve the local people and their dental concerns. While not at work, Shilo loves any and all activities that allow him to spend time with his wife and two daughters. “Yes, I enjoy making beautiful smiles. Moreover, I really enjoy helping someone that is anxious at the dentist become more relaxed and providing solutions for their concerns.”

Book An Appointment Today

We’re currently accepting new patients. We’d love the opportunity to welcome you to the Breakwater Dental practice. Contact our office to schedule your next dental appointment.