We strive to be different!

  • We love insurance and are happy to accept almost all dental insurance plans. We will help you maximize your benefits so that you pay as little out of pocket as possible for all services.
  • We are pleased to offer convenient, affordable financial options. Certainly you can still receive the dental care you need, even if you do not have insurance. Ask us about our affordable in-house dental plan.
  • We offer free second opinions and evaluations. This allows you to get to know us and ensures that you receive the high-quality care your smile needs.

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with a positive, enjoyable experience every time you visit us.


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 is his greatest reward.

Dr. Hicks grew up in the Portland area earned his doctorate (DMD) with honors from the OHSU School of Dentistry in 1997. After practicing in both group and private practice, Dr. Hicks opened LifeSmile Dental Group in 2007. He has devoted his professional efforts to advancing his knowledge and skills so that he can provide optimum dental care for his patients, completing additional training in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, and comprehensive full-mouth rehabilitation.

He has held professional affiliations with the Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, American Dental Association®, and Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS).

In his spare time, Dr. Hicks enjoys working out at the gym, running and swimming for exercise, spending time with his family and friends, and finding time for some fly-fishing and golf.