Our team at Natural Smiles Dentistry is truly a family. We believe in giving all our patients the personal attention and care that we would our own friends and family. Just as we want to get to know you in order to provide you with the best dental care possible, we think it’s important that you get to know the person poking around in your mouth. Get to know our Salt Lake City dental team below!
Thomas Brickey, DMD is the founding Salt Lake City dentist of Natural Smiles Dentistry. Tom and his incredible staff have been treating adults and children of all ages for over 20 years. He is a Utah native, and graduate of Highland High School and the University of Utah with a BS in Communication.
Tom graduated from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry and spent time working in various public health dental clinics, while beginning his private practice in the Cottonwood Heights area with the help of his uncle and mentor, Roger Russell, DDS. Four years later he moved to his current location in the Canyon Rim area. His Salt Lake City dental office promotes a philosophy of healthy living through optimal oral health, which begins and ends with oral hygiene. Prevention of dental disease has never been easier, and all we need to do is spread the word! Natural Smiles Dentistry always incorporates the latest in CAD-CAM computer assisted dentistry in providing timely, beautiful, and biologically sensitive solutions to your dental needs. He is one of only 8 dentists in the state of Utah to be trained and qualified to perform the LANAP® laser periodontal treatment for people with gum disease. His high tech dental practice boasts an amazing view of Mt. Olympus too!
Thomas loves his patients, his family, his dog, and his ’95 Ford Escort. He’s learning to like soccer games and school homework with his two slightly above incredible children. He likes to remind kids and patients of all ages that cavity bugs like to poop on your teeth and that soft drinks, especially diet sodas, are the source of all tooth evil. He would much rather talk about the feeling one gets while carving less-than-perfect S turns through perfect Utah powder, or the thrill of climbing any one of Utah’s many crags, than the horrors of root canal due to poor oral hygiene.
Dr. Brickey loves to read, watch his beautiful children grow, spend time with his gorgeous wife, outdoors, and traveling the globe. He is dedicated and resolved to bring dental disease to its knees!
“Floss your head off!”
What a joy to welcome back Dr. Laura Provine to our office! It was over 5 years ago that she was a part of our team before she attended dental school, and now returns to re-join our dental family as our newest Salt Lake City dentist.
Dr. Laura has a BA in Chemistry from Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine in 2004. She obtained her
DMD from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona in 2014.
If you haven’t met her already, you will come to enjoy her sense of humor, her empathy with her patients, and her commitment to exceptional dental care. Her passion for improving her patients’ quality of life matches Dr. Brickey’s commitment to excellence in dentistry. As a matter of fact, she is HIS dentist!
Her love of nature is one of the major reasons she moved to Utah in 2005 from the East Coast. When she is not in the office, she is outside……somewhere! Dr. Provine is a self-proclaimed avid outdoor enthusiast, enjoying biking, hiking, and especially downhill skiing. So look out for her on the slopes!
She and her husband Aaron were married here in 2011 and are looking forward to making Utah their permanent home.
Be sure to bug her about professional sports as she still claims to be a Pittsburgh sports fan, but we’ll convert her soon enough.
Heidi is a Utah native, growing up in Ogden and later moving to Salt Lake City with her family. An East High School grad, she loves to spend time with her husband, Dr. Tom Brickey, and take full advantage of the beautiful natural resources the State of Utah has to offer. Heidi attended the University of Utah and graduated from Salt Lake Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is currently holding the position as Business Manager for Natural Smiles Dentistry, however, she does keep her hygiene license active and attends many continuing education courses yearly for both administrative and clinical practice. Throughout her professional career, she has been an active voice for Dental Hygiene in the community, donating her time to the Sealants for Smiles Program and Salt Lake Donated Dental Clinic.
She is still an active member of the Utah Dental Hygiene Association and has served on the Board of Trustees for several years.
She, her husband, and their two exceptional children love to travel the world.
Jeannine is a Utah native and graduate of Spanish Fork High School. She started her dental career in 1993 in Taylorsville, first as a receptionist and later as an assistant. Her goal from the beginning was to become a Dental Hygienist, which she realized in 1998. She was a classmate and close friend of Heidi Brickeys’ in Dental Hygiene School and first worked for Dr. Brickey in 1999. She has always felt Dr. Brickey is an exceptional dentist and feels honored to return to this office and be part of this talented team. She loves providing excellent care to each patient. The relationship she develops with her patients is what really brings her joy. She has also enjoyed working with dental hygiene students as a clinical instructor at the SLCC Dental Hygiene Program. She has volunteered her time and energy over the years for those without access to care. When not working, she loves being with her family, staying active with Zumba, yoga, and skiing, and volunteering in her kids classrooms and watching them play sports and dance.
Many of you may remember this face because Erica has returned to Natural Smiles after a four year absence, welcome back! We were sad to see her leave when she moved away but were excited to get the news she was moving back to Salt Lake City. Erica is the proud mother of three amazing children, one boy and two girls. She loves spending time with her family. In her spare time, Erica is an expert shopper for her Ebay store. Her sense of style is incredible and we’re happy we have to wear scrubs around the office so she doesn’t put us all to shame!
Jenny has known and worked for Dr. Brickey for over 17 years. Dr Brickey treated Miss Jenny while doing his residency at the University of Utah after she was involved in a life threatening motorcycle accident. Jenny has overcome many obstacles in her life, and helps to keep us organized in the front office with her mad filing skills. She is an avid Utah Jazz fan. When she is not at work she loves to spend time with her husband and their dog. You will hear from Jenny numerous times around our office that “Dr. Brickey is the best dentist ever.”
Britney graduated from the Productive Dentist Academy, Whitecap Institute and is CRA Infection Control Certified. She also received Academy of General Dentistry certifications from Patterson Dental Supply, Limoli & Associates, and Atlanta Dental Consultants. On top of all that, she also boasts a Radiology Certification from Weber State University.
Britney loves helping people, loves to travel, and loves her job! While she is not at work she enjoys spending time with the new additions to her family, a beautiful niece and nephew. She is a real animal lover, and a PADI Certified Open Water Scuba diver. She loves Maui so much she named her dog after the beautiful island. She loves oldies music and gardening, and she flosses everyday!
Cheryl began her dental career in 1999 as a Dental Assistant. She spent the next 4 years learning all she could about the dental field and trying to provide the best patient care possible. Seeking a change of pace, Cheryl decided to try her hand at front office administration. She worked for 5 years as Office Manager in another Salt Lake City dental office. Although she enjoyed her time there, she knew she ultimately wanted the chance to learn more about the clinical aspects of dentistry and provide more hands-on care for her patients. Cheryl earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Utah Valley University in May 2008!
She loves working as a Dental Hygienist and always strives to provide excellence in all patient care. Outside of her dental career, Cheryl loves to spend time with her husband and three beautiful children. She adores the outdoors and enjoys always being active.
Ashlee started her Dental Hygiene career in 2009. She graduated from Dixie State College with a BS in Dental Hygiene. Ashlee was born in Brigham City, Utah. She is the youngest of 4 children. She loves to stay active by playing softball, volleyball, and doing cross-fit. She also teaches fast-pitch softball pitching lessons on the weekends. She prides herself in knowing more about sports then most men! Ashlee also loves the outdoors and spending time with her boyfriend, Joe and their hyper-active dog, Brax.
Ashlee loves being a Dental Hygienist. She loves getting to know all of her patients. She is always striving to further her education and knowledge to help everyone reach optimum oral and overall health.
Lucero has been working with Natural Smiles for several years and specializes in implants, surgical, and restorative procedures. The youngest of 7 girls, Lucero was born in Guerrero, Mexico and came to the United States at 11 years old to seek a better life for herself, a very tough decision for such a young girl who’s first language is Spanish.
Her ultimate reward is seeing her patients smile! She loves continuing education and learning new methods and new technology to give the best care for families, friends, and patients. She loves to help a patient overcome the fear of seeing a dentist. She’s a natural helper and believes that to have the technology and ability to give someone back a tooth is an amazing feeling.
Outside of the office she loves to snowboard in the winter, sky dive in the summer, and dance the night away any night she can. Lu loves to spend her time with her 4 year old little girl! Her favorite evening is just a nice dinner at a new restaurant with the one she loves. Her Mom is her hero.
Kenzie started her dental career in 2007 as a Dental Assistant. After four years of dental assisting, she decided to go to school to become a Dental Hygienist. Kenzie earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Fortis College in 2013. Throughout her dental career she has enjoyed providing patient education and loves helping people.
Originally born in Florida, Kenzie has lived in Utah for the past 25 years. She loves animals and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kenzie enjoys country music and loves spending time outdoors soaking up the sun.
Sierra started at our practice as a patient at age 6. Her love and passion for dentistry came naturally from being involved in the practice with her mother Erica, who has worked for our office since 2004. We were lucky enough to have Sierra start at a young age of 17 in August of 2014 as Dr. Provine’s assistant. The eldest of three siblings, Sierra was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and never plans on leaving! She loves being surrounded by mountains and being able to experience the best snow on earth! Outside of work, she enjoys snowboarding in the winter, and hiking in the summer. Also enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and 3 dogs! She wants to travel the world throughout her life and experience new things, live life to the fullest!
Sierra loves her job, loves helping the doctors achieve beautiful dentistry, and the continued education and improvement of skills that come with the job. She loves using her hands and working in the lab. Her ultimate goal is to become a hygienist in the future and help with the preventative side of dentistry.