Dr. Thomas C. Brick DMD, PA
Dr. Brick has been a resident of Naples since graduating from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine in 1983. He has acted as the president of the Collier County Dental Association and has served as a delegate to the Florida Dental Association. He is involved as a mentor for the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Miami, Florida. He is a founder of the dental program at the Neighborhood Health Clinic and is a board member at the clinic.
Dr. Brick is a trained and certified restorative dentist for numerous implant systems, with an emphasis on the 3i Biomet and the Nobel-Biocare Implant Systems. His primary interest is in providing general dentistry with emphasis on preventive care as well as implants, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Brick is supported by a highly trained, and caring staff, that actively pursues continuing education programs to enhance their knowledge and level of service.
Dr. Brick seeks out the most academic oriented continuing education programs to update and enhance his dental knowledge. He incorporates new proven technologies to provide optimal care, results and comfort for his patients.
Academies and Societies:
American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, Collier County Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, L.D. Pankey Institute
Kurston Craft was raised in Naples and has strong family ties to the area. Kurston is a certified dental assistant and also the office manager. She is a friendly, hard working professional who will be glad to help you with your needs. She will make sure all of our patients’ needs are met. Kurston has been a great asset and addition to our office and continues to keep us updated. Please just ask for Kurston if you have concerns and questions.
Dawn Northup RDH
Dawn is known as DJ at work and has been working with Dr. Brick since 1995. DJ is a graduate of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL in 1976 and has been practicing dental hygiene full time for 35 years. She has an unmatched enthusiasm for her profession. DJ is an outstanding educator for her patients. She works with each individual to establish a workable plan to help keep each person’s mouth as healthy as possible. It is a common refrain in our office from new patients “I have never had my mouth feel so clean before” or “No one ever taught me how to clean my teeth before.” DJ is an ultimate professional and she feels a strong responsibility to help each person to be as healthy as possible .
Lisa Mellinger RDH
Lisa is a Naples native who acquired her dental hygiene training from Edison State College. She has an extensive dental knowledge that is enhanced by working as a certified dental assistant in the beginning of her career. Lisa likes to focus on educating her patients while they are in the office. This approach improves each patient’s over all health. Lisa’s southern charm is a wonderful asset to her professional skills. Come and meet Lisa.
Susan Smith CDA
Susan has been working as a dental assistant for 37 years and has been with Dr. Brick since 1987. Susan has been a valuable member of our staff due to her commitment to continual improvement to both herself and the dental office. Susan has a tremendous amount of knowledge about numerous dental procedures and enjoys new technologies that provide better outcomes for her patients. She is gregarious and has the Midwest charm that makes her so approachable. Susan is a steady presence in our office and always quick with a smile and friendly greeting.
Mary is our front office receptionist, she is the lovely kind voice you will hear confirming and making your appointments. She can also help you with any of your insurance needs. Mary has a strong determination to meet each patients needs, she will go that extra mile no matter what she needs to do. Mary will be the one to greet you when you first come into the office, she will have a big smile and always a kind word for each and every patient.