Gregory Gillespie also attended Brigham Young University and received his dental training at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Dr. Greg follows a progressive yet conservative approach and has received advanced training in cosmetic and implant dentistry as well as IV sedation and surgical procedures. Dr. Greg is passionate about education and frequently travels around the nation, educating other dentists about several aspects of dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. Greg can be found chasing his four children in the park, waterskiing, or jamming on his mandolin or fiddle.
Dr. Lenz started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 2006 when she completed the Clark County Skills Center Dental Assisting Program as a high school student. Her first dental assisting position was with the now-retired pediatric dentist, Dr. Ronald Lund in Hazel Dell, Washington.
She continued her work as a dental assistant throughout her time in college and dental school at an emergency dental office in Omaha, Nebraska where she gained a vast amount of hands-on knowledge while assisting several different dentists. She attended University of Nebraska Medical Center where she completed advanced research in Bacterial Adherence to Sealant Materials and Orthodontic Bonding Agents and graduated with two regional awards. She received the W.W. Webster Oral Surgery Award for demonstrating outstanding ability in performing oral surgery as well as the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award for demonstrating outstanding achievements in community dentistry and dental public health.
She has also been recognized by Komet USA in the Outstanding Women in Dentistry category in 2016.
Erica moved “home” to the Vancouver area with her husband in 2017 and Dr. Erica Lenz began working for Comfort Dental. She has one son named Arthur. She is most appreciated by patients for her gentle and relatable chairside manner as well as her ability to explain things thoroughly. Her dentistry knowledge is very well rounded and her skills include extractions, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, clear-aligner therapy, and dental implants.
Blake Perkins is a man of many talents. He has worked in jobs as diverse as Lot Boy for Burgerville USA when he was 14, to Shoe Salesman, Customer Service Representative for Alltel Telephone Company, to Ink Department apprentice at James River (now Georgia Pacific). He happily settled into the world of Dentistry after working for Clinical Research Associates in their Dental Research division while attending Brigham Young University. There he found a passion for anything related to teeth and most of all, the people who have them!
After graduation from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in 2000, he was accepted into the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, where he trained with specialists from all aspects of dentistry. From there he and his little family moved to Beale Air Force Base in Northern California. After finishing his commitment there, Blake transferred to the Air Force Reserves, and returned to his hometown of Vancouver to practice full time. In 2010 he joined the Or Air National Guard and loves continuing to serve his country.
Blake loves to find creative ways to solve problems, and the challenges of each individual patient are what drives him to excel in dentistry. He is always seeking out new knowledge in the dental field through Continuing Education in implants, endodontics, oral surgery, and many other facets of the ever complex world of dental treatments. He is rapidly becoming known in the area for his expertise is treating patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, helping them regain the quality sleep that we all need.
Blake spend time outside of work with his wife Sarah, and their 5 children, going from sporting events, to dance recitals, to piano lessons, and everything else that comes with a busy family. He loves the outdoors, and can be found volunteering either at church with the youth programs, or his local Scout troop, mentoring the next generation. He has yet to find an activity outside he doesn’t enjoy, and looks forward to the new adventures each day brings.
Founder & President of HALO;
General of the Tooth Fairy Army
The Founder of The HALO Dental Network and fearless leader of the Tooth Fairy Army, Dr. Brady Smith, DDS, received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University – Idaho. Upon graduating from The University of Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, Dr. Brady and his lovely wife relocated to Colorado, where Brady began his career in dentistry.
Five years later, the Spokane native returned to his home state of Washington, where he established his Comfort Dental practice in Camas. Although his practice was thriving, he wanted more. Inspired to give back, Brady launched the popular DRILLED with Dr. Brady, a podcast to help educate and demystify dentistry. Now, Dr. Brady is growing The HALO Dental Network, a global coalition of dental professionals willing to donate their services to their local communities. Not only does he lead the HALO effort, but he donates his time and services to the dentally underserved, changing countless smiles and lives.
Now a father of four, Dr. Brady enjoys playing basketball with his sons between saving smiles. He also plays guitar in a local cover band called The Playlist.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Wood knew that oral surgery would be the perfect fit for him because he has a passion for working with his hands and loves being able to implement his years of experience in both dentistry and medicine. He was drawn to Utah Surgical Arts because he felt that the overall culture of this practice was something special and knew he could add to the team’s exceptional standards of care and treatment.
Knowing that he can help people restore their confidence, comfort them throughout treatment, and improve people’s lives, Dr. Wood is happy to be able to come to work each day. He has the utmost confidence in his training and looks forward to the opportunity to establish a connection with all of his patients. Dr. Wood is highly skilled and experienced in treating facial trauma, dental implants, anesthesia and sedation techniques, and bone grafting and proudly offers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery to patients of all ages.
Education and Residency
Dr. Wood studied economics at the University of Utah and interrupted his studies to participate in a church mission in Ukraine from 2005 to 2007. When he returned, he finished his undergrad in 2011 and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry in 2015. He completed his residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, where he worked alongside highly talented specialists. Taking other people’s care into his hands is something that he takes seriously, and he feels honored to be able to communicate with his patients and provide them the best possible care.