Who knew that going to the dentist could be so much fun? For over 20 years, our Spokane Valley children’s dentist and team have provided friendly care to families just like yours. From one year olds to high school students, we’re here to ensure that your child grows up with the healthy smile that he or she deserves.
Thomas Joel Blake was born and raised in St George, Utah and was the 5th of eleven children (that may be why he loves working with children so much) After high school, Dr. Blake went on a two-year mission for his church in Haiti ( he speaks a little French and a lot of creole) In 1991 he married Mary Ann, his now wife of 26 years. Dr. Blake concluded his undergraduate studies at Southern Utah University majoring in Zoology and minoring in Chemistry. He then studied dentistry at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where he received his DMD degree. Dr. Blake and his young family then moved to Tucson, Arizona where he worked in The Children’s Dental Clinic for the next four years. In 2006 Dr. Blake, Mary Ann, and their four children, Sarah, Adam, Nathan, and Hannah, moved to the lovely Spokane area with which they fell in love. Dr. Blake loves doing anything that involves being with his family, especially snow skiing and the things that are water related. He also loves traveling with his family when time affords and seeing new places. Dr. Blake and his family are thankful to be here in beautiful Northwest and are particularly grateful for the wonderful people here that have helped them make this area home.
Michael Rees was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where he enjoyed playing sports and spending time in the mountains. Mike completed his undergraduate degree in business at BYU and went on to graduate from Temple University School of Dentistry as a member of the OKU honor society. During dental school, he was fortunate enough to visit Haiti on two separate occasions to offer much needed dental care to the Hatians. He also volunteered a significant amount of time tutoring and helping the inner-city youth of Philadelphia. Mike’s clinical experiences seeing children impassioned him to become a Pediatric Dentist and complete a two year residency in Yakima, Wa. He enjoys the lightheartedness of children, especially that of his three young children that occupy a large amount of his time. When he is not at work he enjoys traveling and being outdoors with his family. In Yakima, he was introduced to glacier climbing and was excited to fulfill a longtime dream of summiting Mt Rainer. Mike married a Spokane native that is thrilled to come back and raise a family of her own. Mike is excited to work with Dr. Blake and the awesome staff at KidSmile Dental and pursue his next most pressing goal improving his golf handicap.