Jerry Brown, DDS
I am most passionate about being a dentist for real people, solving real problems in light of each individual’s situation. I am passionate for people who are hurting, who are scared, and who need more than just a dentist sometimes. I am passionate about personalized care.
I appreciate the value dentistry brings to my life: having the opportunity to help someone else on a daily basis is something I strive for. It is a win-win situation for me. Working with so many unique people is exciting and interesting, and no two days are ever alike. I pride myself on not being a cookie-cutter dentist: each of my patients has unique dental needs and goals. I try not to assume what a patient needs or wants; rather, I try to hear what the patient wants first. I think this is missing in the world and I try to do this each day as best I can.
Education and continuing education
- Undergraduate degree – Lamar University
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Baylor University College of Dentistry
My commitment to excellence in patient care extends beyond what I do in the office. I attend many hours of continuing education courses and seminars each year, enabling me to keep fresh on the basics and expand my knowledge of new techniques. I believe my patients deserve nothing less.
- American Dental Association
- Washington State Dental Association
- Spokane District Dental Society
Outside the Office
I am a Montana boy from the mountains, and grew up in Bigfork. I have been blessed to have the most amazing family. Enola, my wife and best friend, and I have three children: Camille, Marissa, and Matthew. We also serve as foster parents. Our home wouldn’t be the same without our English bulldog, Bill Murray, and our crazy cat, Ders.
My free time is spent with all the amazing people in my life. I am humbled and honored to have the wonderful patients, coworkers, and friends that I do. When I have a moment, I enjoy reading, playing “Call of Duty” on Xbox, training for triathlons, traveling, and public speaking.
Colville is a unique town where you get to know everyone, and I am amazed at the talent and caliber of the residents. I go to Lifeline Ministries in Colville because I believe the Lord is at work there. I do what I can in the community as long as it’s meaningful and truly helps others.
I gave my heart to Jesus in 1994. Each day I strive toward the goal of knowing Jesus more and trying to listen to His teachings. I have learned that the more I know and do, the further I have to go.
Joshua Ricks, DDS
I have a passion for dentistry and I enjoy improving other people's lives. I strive to be the best practitioner I can be. As my patient, your health and well-being is my upmost concern.
I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Colorado. I went on to earn my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. After completing dental school I served as a Dental Officer for four years in the United States Navy. I continue to improve my skills by taking continuing education courses, and I am up to date on current dental practices and technology. I have extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and endodontics. I am also a member of the American Dental Association.
I was born in Seattle Washington. My family later moved to Colorado where I spent the majority of my youth. I love the outdoors. Trail running, backpacking, cycling and marathoning are some of my favorite outdoor activities. My wife, Kandis, and I have been married for 12 years. We have two children, Hayden and Brinley. Since living in a rural mountain town as a teenager I have always wanted to make a small mountain town my home. I am excited for the opportunity I have to live in Colville and to practice in this community.