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Welcome to LifeSmile Dental, Your Dentist in Portland, OR

The Portland dentists at LifeSmile Dental welcome you to our website! At LifeSmile Dental our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

LifeSmile Dental offers a full range of general and cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, Invisalign, crowns, preventive care and dental implants. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Portland.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Portland dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at LifeSmile Dental. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.

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Meet Our Staff

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  • Dr.
    Thomas Hicks

    Dr. Hicks is passionate about dentistry and is dedicated to making sure his patients are always comfortable and well informed of their options for dental care. With an easygoing and personable chairside manner, Dr. Hicks strives to put patients at ease and help them enjoy their time in the dental office as much as possible. The relationships he has established and shared with the people he has treated over the years are his greatest reward.

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  • Invisalign for Adults

    When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind? Probably a young teenager whose teeth are covered by a latticework of metal. There are indeed many orthodontic patients who fit that description. However, there now exists an increasingly popular alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign® ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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See what our patients have to say about us!

  • "Very professional team. I had Lisa take care of some dental work for my first visit and she did a great job. I also had the pleasure of working with Julie and she was great. Very cheerful. They are great to work with. Good job with your team Dr. Hicks."
    - Estephano M.
  • "Great service. Very nice and professional staff. I particularly appreciate how they don’t try to sell me unnecessary services and thoroughly explain the costs associated with services before you accept them."
    - Ijeoma A
  • "Beautiful office, attentive staff, top notch dental work!"
    - Denise A.
  • "I've only been to this office twice and on my third time I went in the gal at the desk addressed me by first name! It was so nice and personal, something I feel is missing in customer service these days. Whether this was just an educated guess based on my appointment time or she really remembered me, it made a difference. The staff here is always so joyful, courteous and competent. Thank you."
    - Laura F.
  • "Best dental experience ever !"
    - Richard D
  • "I've been going there for years even, after I moved from right down the street to 35 minutes away. They are friendly, flexible, and reliable. I'm always greeted with a smile and they do a great job of making you feel comfortable."
    - Steven H.
  • "I've been going there for years even, after I moved from right down the street to 35 minutes away. They are friendly, flexible, and reliable. I'm always greeted with a smile and they do a great job of making you feel comfortable."
    - Steven H.
  • "I've been going there for years even, after I moved from right down the street to 35 minutes away. They are friendly, flexible, and reliable. I'm always greeted with a smile and they do a great job of making you feel comfortable."
    - Steven H.
  • "Another visit but this time for 2 hour major work and the professionalsm, bed side manner and quality of work is outstanding!"
    - Paul S.
  • "With 40 years of dental procedures at clinics throughout the country, my opinion is no one will take better care of you than the team members and Dr. Hicks at LifeSmile Dental Group. What another clinic said could not be done, LifeSmile and Dr. Hicks completed successfully without hesitation. Who do you want in your corner?"
    - Charles M.
  • "Excellent patient care is the standard at LifeSmile Dental Group. I feel so well taken care of and reassured by the staff at LifeSmile, especially by Dr. Hicks. He did an amazing job at explaining various procedures and treatment plans, as well as thoroughly addressing my concerns."
    - Taylor T.
  • "Couldn't have been happier. The staff is super friendly. Marissa was super gentle with the cleaning and always made you feel comfortable as she spoke through what she was doing. I also like that Dr. Hicks doesn't push treatments on you that you don't need. As an aside - my wife hates going to the dentist and loves coming to Dr. Hicks and team."
    - Rob S