45 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE
Matthews Smiles has been providing cosmetic dentistry services as well as other dental services to the Utah County area for more than 45 years.
We are a family-run dental practice and strive to treat our patients as such. Our goal is to exceed our patients’ expectations by providing them with high-quality dental treatment.
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.
More About Dr. Matthews
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. JD Ashman
Dr. JD Ashman early in life knew he had a passion for dentistry. Unlike most 6th graders, JD took an interest in his friends’ loose teeth and often volunteered in aiding the removal of them. Growing up in Utah county, JD graduated from Timpanogos High school, got a B.S. in Biology at Utah Valley University, and went on to get is DMD at Western University of Health Science in California. JD claims his biggest accomplishment is earning the nickname “white tornado” while competing in baseball and football.
In 2014, JD was able to convince the love of his life Mykell to marry him. Since then, they have one son (Duke) and a second child (baby Girl on the way) due in July. Their family loves the outdoors such as hiking, fishing, camping, or just going out on a Sunday walk. As much as their son loved the California beaches, they are more than excited to be back where they both grew up.
While attending Western University of Health Science, JD was able to expand his knowledge in all areas of dentistry. Since WesternU does not have any specialty programs, JD was able to do several patient cases that only graduate specialty programs have to offer. JD looks forward to learning new innovative technology and embraces the challenges that dentistry has to offer.
Our Awesome Staff
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!