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. 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.”

Dr. Joshua Stephens

Dr. Joshua Stephens, dentist at Breakwater Dental

Dr. Stephens and his wife decided to move to Maine to be closer to family in 2020 right before the pandemic shut everything down. They have never regretted their decision, taking advantage of the natural beauty, as well as the breweries and eateries. In his free time, Dr. Stephens enjoys woodworking, painting, and spending time with his wife and two-year-old son.

Graduating from Indiana University School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, Dr. Stephens started at Aspen Dental, focusing on surgical extractions, dentures, restorative procedures, and Invisalign. Dr. Stephens prides himself on relating to patients and trying to make them feel comfortable in an uncomfortable environment. Dr. Stephens is a member of the American Dental Association as well as the Maine Dental Association.
If you’re looking for a dentist that will look out for your oral health in a thorough, but patient manner, then you are in the right place. Integrity and personal attention are the foundation of Dr. Stephens’ life, personally and professionally, and he will strive to treat each patient like family.

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.