Our Team

We look forward to serving you

Smiles works with one goal in mind- providing personalized, high quality dentistry, that looks good, feels natural and lasts a long time. We offer dental health services for all ages using advanced techniques and the finest materials.

We’ll make you comfortable, listen to your concerns, answer your questions and customize a treatment especially for you.

Our Dentists

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Dr. Scott Kiser

Dr. Kiser received his degree in zoology from Brigham Young University. After graduating from the University of Pacific School of Dentistry, Dr. Kiser moved to Salt Lake and established Holladay Dental which is now Smiles Dental Studio. Smiles works with one goal in mind- providing personalized, high quality dentistry, that looks good, feels natural and lasts a long time. We’ll make you comfortable, listen to your concerns, answer your questions and customize a treatment especially for you. Having completed over 30,000 cosmetic crowns and several thousand hours of advanced training years of experience and extensive postgraduate training has helped Dr. Kiser to a continued commitment to seek new and better ways of dentistry. He has also been an educator and speaker in the areas of clinical procedure and practice management at University of Washington’s Northwest and Oregon Health and Science University. 

When not in the dental world Dr. Kiser loves spending time with his wife, kids and grand-kids, biking, and tennis.

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Dr. Ericka Smith

 

Dr. Smith received her degree in biology from Southern Utah University. She then went out to Portland to attend dental school at Oregon Health & Science University where she earned her DMD degree. After graduating Dr. Smith moved back home to Salt Lake and joined the Smiles Team. “Making someone smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Dentistry allows me to be a part of making those smiles. I love being able to see the confidence and relief that comes with a happy and healthy smile.” Dr. Smith also enjoys being outside, swimming or any activity involving water, and curling up with a good book.

Our Hygienists

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Kathi Downing, RDH

Kathi is such an amazing and indispensable asset to our office. With over 13 years with us, she is very close with our patients. She definitely treats them all like family and we think the feeling is mutual. Originally from Arkansas, she first taught math to Junior High and High School students. She then obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Salt Lake Community College in 2000. We are so grateful she changed paths and became part of our team.

You can find Kathi cheering on her Utah Football, or before the game in the tailgate lot with her husband, Bob, and her 3 kids, Brad, Amanda, and Bailey. “Go Utes!”

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Doug Smithey, RDH

Wednesdays couldn’t get any better with Doug! Doug has been with us every Wednesday for over 9 years. He attended Colorado Northwestern Community College where he graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist with an Associates of Science. He then attended Weber State University for his Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. Doug’s personality will have you rolling with laughter, as there is never a dull moment when he’s around!

In his spare time, Doug enjoys to travel and eat great food.

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Valeriya

Valeriya Dubiel has been working for Dr. Kiser as a dental hygienist since 2014.  She was born and raised in Siberia where she was a general/pediatric dentist for over nine years.  After she moved to the U.S., she enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program at SLCC and graduated at the top of her class.

She has a small family; her daughter is currently a student at the University of Utah School of Dentistry.  Her hobbies include: quilting, gardening, reading, hiking and biking.  She also loves spending time with her two dogs, three cats and five parrots.

Our Office Team

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Victoria

Office Manager

Where to start with Vicki?! Vicki has been part of our practice for over 20 years. She is easily the patient’s favorite. She keeps us all laughing everyday and we couldn’t appreciate her more. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Troy, and her son Skyler. They love camping and riding their four wheelers. “Go Buckeyes!”

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Lisa

Insurance Specialist

Lisa has been a great part of our practice for over 11 years. She is the one to go to for any insurance or financial questions. She’ll take care of the hassle of billing your insurance company so you don’t have to. She will utilize the benefits you have to reduce your out of pocket expense as much as possible. Originally from Utah, she loves everything this great state has to offer, from the national parks to the ski slopes. Together with her husband Richard, they enjoy the outdoors, going camping, hiking and traveling. She also loves spending time with her family.

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Brittany

Dental Assistant

Brittany attended Bryman School and graduated in 1993. Upon graduation she began working for Dr. Scott Kiser that same year. She enjoys the dental industry and all the modern advances it now offers to allow people to have the self confidence in their smile, to maintain their teeth and implement a personal healthy oral practice. Her bubbly, fun personality is very comforting to patients and adds to the positive atmosphere at the Smiles office. 

When she is not working, Brittany enjoys painting, gardening, ice skating, the fine arts, being in the outdoors and traveling. 

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Vanessa

Dental Assistant

Vanessa has been with the Smiles office since March 2015. She’s been a chair side assistant for 20 years and enjoys doing her job. She’s from Arizona and is a Native American from the Navajo tribe. She grew up in Spanish Fork and moved to Salt Lake City for dental assisting school and graduated from Bryman Technical School in 1992. 

She has two daughters that she enjoys spending her free time with. She’s happy to be a part of the Smiles office.

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Dental Assistant

Alaina graduated from Premier Dental Assisting School in 2013. She has worked in the dental field since and loves interacting with patients to improve their dental health. She recently started with Dr Kiser and is looking forward to meeting all his great patients and making them confident in their smile. Alaina is married and expecting her first child in May 2017. However she does currently has one baby that she loves with all her heart, her pitbull Stormy. In her free time she enjoys being out doors and going camping, fishing, four wheeling, hiking and golfing.