We would like to introduce our friendly staff and doctors. Together, they make a great team! Our staff not only cares about your smile but also your overall experience. They will take the time to help you feel at home and completely comfortable as well as strive to help you maintain a healthy smile. If you are needing dental work, we will work with you to form a treatment plan and help you achieve your goals in the best possible way. Our team will strive to make your experience a great one as they work together to help you in any way that they can!
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Blake Matthews
Dr. Blake Matthews graduated from Brigham Young University, where he received his B.S. in Microbiology with a Minor in Organizational Behavior. Dr. Matthews received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1994 from Creighton University, known for pioneering the way in the art of dental implant technology.
While in dental school, Dr. Matthews began research studies for both the Creighton University and the world-renowned non-profit organization Clinical Research Associates’, (C.R.A.) now known as CR. Through constant research, Dr. Matthews has been able to stay on the cutting edge of technology and deliver the best in modern dentistry.
Dr. Matthews is also a graduate of the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (P.A.C.-live) in San Francisco, California, a highly prestigious institute for advanced and comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry. Having cosmetic dentistry as a big part of his dental practice focus since 1994, Dr. Matthews is well known for his exceptional ability to create the perfect gorgeous smile. He is also pleased to serve as a mentor and instructor for the White Cap Institute, where he instructs colleagues from around the country on Aesthetics, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting and Connective tissue grafting.
The Utah Valley Dental Association, in which Dr. Matthews has served as a past President, has enjoyed his service for over 19 years. Other professional organizations include: The American Dental Association, American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Osseo Integration Utah Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Association. Dr. Matthews is a proud supporter of Brigham Young University Sports and Athletics and is a member of the B.Y.U. Sports Medicine & Dentistry Team.
In addition to maintaining a quality dental practice, Dr. Matthews is involved in supporting several charitable foundations. He supports “Charity Anywhere” participating in fundraising and humanitarian service missions with his family and members of his dental team. In addition, he also supports “SMILES for Zimbabwe” by donating dental supplies and hygiene kits to help children in Africa. Furthermore, Dr. Matthews believes that it is important to help those in need here in Utah Valley. He and his dental team continue to donate their dental skills to help those less fortunate to improving their smiles.
Dr. Blake Matthews and his wife Sydney have four children: two sons and two daughters. He loves spending time with his family in the outdoors-running, biking, horseback riding, and boating.
Dr. Gary Matthews
Dr. Gary Matthews has been interested in dentistry since he was a young child. It was always his life plan to become a dentist. He attended Brigham Young University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology, then went on to Northwestern University Dental School to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Matthews has always enjoyed staying current in dentistry. He has extensive post-grad training and has both taken and taught many classes on evolving dental techniques and technology.
Dr. Gary’s greatest philosophy has always been “patients first.” Since moving to Provo in 1970, he has developed friendships with many patients, some of whom he’s worked with for over 40 years. In an industry that’s becoming more corporate, Dr. Matthews sees himself as a patient’s advocate and coach to keep their teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. He helps patients find the right solutions with the least amount of dental work for the best results, minimizing expenses whenever possible.
Dr. Matthew’s love for dentistry is apparent to everyone he meets. He passed his passion onto his three sons, who all became dentists as well.
Dr. Gary Matthews has been involved in many dental associations, including being the president of the Provo Dental Association and the Utah Dental Association. He has been an instructor at WhiteCap Implant Institute, Examiner for the Western Regional Examining Board, and Faculty at the University of Washington Dental School.
Dr. Matthews has loved being involved with Utah Community Connect, providing free dental work for those in need. He has also traveled to Honduras to do humanitarian work. He greatly enjoys working with the Dental Association for the State of Utah, giving the licensing tests for graduating dental students operating on live patients.
If asked to choose a favorite part of dentistry, Dr. Gary Matthews would have to choose orthodontics. He particularly enjoys working on crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
Meet Our Team
At Matthews Smiles, we pride ourselves on our experienced dental team. Each staff member shares the same attention to detail and personalized care as Dr. Blake and Gary Matthews. Our team will make sure your dental experience is pleasant and hassle-free before, during, and after your visit. Our patients are our family, and we give you the excellent care and service you deserve!
Mary began her career in dentistry in 1992 in California where she worked for a group Oral Surgeons for 15 years prior to moving to Provo in 2007. While living in California she also worked part-time at Golden State Business College instructing insurance coding and billing, business communications, and other classes. Upon relocating to Provo she began working for Dr. Blake Matthews and has been employed with him since that time. Mary is a wonderful leader of our dental team at Matthews Smiles.
Joey started working at Matthews Smiles in Summer 2015. Joey is a great addition to our team of professionals at Matthews Smiles. She has been working in the dental field for 22 years. She loves doing the administrative and insurance work for the practice. She is a single mom of two wonderful kids who are her life. Joey has lived in Utah for 11 years, but was born in West Virginia. She misses her country roots and hopes to one day get back there. She is a big “Mountaineer” fan and loves watching them play.
Patient Scheduling Coordinator
Julie graduated from the Academy of Dental Careers in 2011 as a Dental Assistant and found she had a greater desire for the front office. Julie has been with Matthews Smiles since the spring of 2015. She is the scheduling coordinator and enjoys working with patients. Julie was born in California and moved to Utah Valley in 1998. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her son and family. Julie is fun, energetic, and loves to make our office staff laugh.
Hygiene Team Leader
Ginger attended dental hygiene school at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. Shortly after, she started working with Matthews Smiles and is in her eighth year with Dr. Matthews. She has loved working with Dr. Matthews and meeting so many wonderful patients! Ginger enjoys the relationships she has developed through working here. She loves Utah, the outdoors, and being associated with so many wonderful people at Matthews Smiles.