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.
Feel Relaxed at Our Office
We want our patients to feel like coming to the dentist is a relaxed and comfortable experience. We know that many people have anxiety about going to the dentist, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns and provide you with a personalized treatment plan.
Our entire staff is focused on our patients and their comfort. All of our assistants and hygienists are also fully trained and experienced in the dental field. If you’re looking for a highly experienced dentist in the Provo, UT, area, then come to Matthews Smiles. We have patients that travel all the way from Vernal as well as Southern Utah just to be treated by our friendly dental team.
Choose From Our Wide Range of Services
We specialize in a variety of different dental services for patients of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist or an oral surgeon, we can take care of you at Matthews Smiles. Get in touch with us today to schedule your next appointment. We are open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call us during that time at 801-377-9600 to figure out how we can help you.
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.
Dr. Katie Garrity was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri—Columbia where she received her B.S. in Biology while also playing for the Missouri Women’s softball team. Dr. Garrity then went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri—Kansas City, also graduating summa cum laude.
Dr. Garrity enjoys all aspects of dentistry, developing relationships with families, and helping them achieve and maintain a healthy dentition. She has a passion for learning and enjoys discovering new techniques and materials to help her patients have the best possible experience. Her goal is to perform excellent dentistry in a gentle and caring way.
Dr. Garrity and her husband love the outdoors and as recent transplants from Missouri have really enjoyed discovering all that Utah has to offer. They hope to visit all five national parks in the state with their 2 young children this year. Dr. Garrity particularly enjoys hiking, biking, and is excited to travel more after her husband finishes his radiology residency in July 2020.
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!
27 Years Experience
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.
Front Office Team Leader
10 Years Experience
Dominique began her career in dentistry in 2009, graduating from the Salt Lake Community Tech Center in Dental Assisting. She found that her skills were better used in the front office with having a great desire for working with patients.
Dominique has been with Matthews Smiles since 2017. Dominique was born and raised in Utah and now lives in Mapleton with her husband and 3 kids. Dominique has a passion for travel, she has visited many places around the world.
Hygiene Team Leader
Chelsea began her dental career 12 years ago as a surgical assistant for a Periodontist. It was there that she fell in love with educating patients about their oral hygiene and helping them feel confident with their smile. As an Arizona native, Chelsea decided to leave the warmth to receive her bachelor’s degree at The College of Dental Hygiene. She has been with Matthews Smiles for over 3 years now and has loved creating friendships with our great patients. Chelsea enjoys making people laugh, playing outside, Face Timing her nieces and nephews, and of course Pizza.