Meet Our Team

Dr. Nicholas Brown

Doctor of Dental Surgery

What year and month did you join the office?

Day one! 2015.

How long have you been working in your field?

I’ve been practicing dentistry since 2009. Studied at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

What is your super power?

Fix-It-Felix.

What do you love about Relaxation Dentistry?

It's all about treating our patients and our team like FAMILY. This creates the BEST for them in every way.

Favorite activities?

I'm pretty much allergic to being inside doing nothing.

Do you have any pets?

Pets, so many pets, though I do love them all. Have a look at my wife’s profile, Jessie Brown.

Please share a couple of your hobbies.

My favorite hobby is snowboard-invent-rockclimb-basketball-surf-kayak-downhillmountainbike-flyfish-wakeboard-snowmobile-build-wakesurf-iceclimb-football-skate-tennis-swim-racquetball-boat-exercise-camp-golf-motorcycle-baseball-dive-raft-learn…ing. There's not enough room here to list my second favorite hobby!

Get to know Dr. Brown

Dr. Brown was one of 6 brothers and sisters, and was raised in Wasilla, AK until he was 14 years old. He obtained his GED early so that he could work as a contractor in Japan also working in California and

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Dr. Nicholas Brown

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Brown was one of 6 brothers and sisters, and was raised in Wasilla, AK until he was 14 years old. He obtained his GED early so that he could work as a contractor in Japan also working in California and Texas. He even began a competitive snowboarding sponsorship, but cut it short to serve a Christian mission in England.

After his return, he met his beautiful wife, Jessie, snowboarding the backcountry pass of Jackson Hole, WY. Together, they have 3 children; 10 yr old son, Kai, 8 yr old daughter, Taya, and 3 yr old daughter Trinlee.

Dr. Brown finished his undergraduate schooling at University of Oregon, in Lundquist College of Business Honors Program. After working in business management only a short while, he realized he had not arrived where he wanted to be. After much research, he and his wife realized that a career in Dentistry would fully utilize his various talents and his desire to make a difference. His family gave up a lot to support him through going back to school, but after just the first week, they knew it was worth it. He was almost shaking with excitement when he got home each day.

It was the beginning of a passion. Six years after quitting his stable business job to go back to school, his family celebrated with him as he graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, WI. Since then, he has jumped into dentistry, taking countless hours of continuing education in order to fulfill his career aspirations. He has expertly provided all aspects of dentistry to his patients while helping them, through various techniques such as Conscious Sedation, to achieve optimum dental health with minimum discomfort.

Dr. Brown truly enjoys getting to know others and their cultures/beliefs. In his free time, he loves working with his hands, creating/inventing/building things and volunteering for his church and scouting. He likes snowboarding, rock climbing, wake boarding, and almost any outdoor activity or sport. Above all else, he absolutely loves spending time and doing all of the above activities with his wife and kiddos.

As excited as he and his family were to support him in his career dreams, they all felt as though a part of them was being left behind when they left the mountains. It’s been a long winding road, and they couldn’t be happier that it has ended here in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

Dr. Brown is grateful to be an integral part of this community and, in fact, Dr. Brown has rapidly become Summit's Top Dentist for many of the more advanced dental procedures. He especially looks forward to earning your trust and friendship, helping you to achieve a smile as epic as the area we live in.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Danielle, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

What year did you join Relaxation Dental?

2020

How long have you been working in your field?

4 Years

What is your superpower?

I’m a THE gentle little giant!

What do you Love about Relaxation Dental?

The true team environment, constant training and the comradely amongst my peers.

Favorite activities?

Hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, boating, baking (yummy), exercising and overall health. Oh, I also love DIY projects!

Do you have any pets?

I have one German Shepherd. His name is Milo.

Janell Wisehart, Registered Dental Hygienist at Relaxation Dental.

Janell Wisehart, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

What year did you join Relaxation Dental?

2020

How long have you been working in your field?

30 Years

What is your superpower?

The bringer of happiness and health!

What do you Love about Relaxation Dental?

The ability to bring my expertise to a well-seasoned team that are always open to learning and growing, together.

Favorite activities?

Jeeping, boating, camping, traveling, soaking in the amazing hot springs in our area, skiing, scuba diving…but that can get a little tricky in the mountains.

Do you have any pets?

Two cats, Jak & Jazmine and two Mini Aussies, Keeva & Melia.

Administration

Jessie Brown, Business Growth & Team Development Specialist at Relaxation Dental.

Jessie Brown

Business Growth & Team Development Specialist

What year did you join Relaxation Dental?

Day 1 with Dr. Brown. 2015.

How long have you been working in your field?

11 Years

What is your superpower?

I GROW things! Businesses, Teams, People, Gardens, Animals, Children…. I can also wiggle my nose and ears like a rabbit…just sayin’

What do you Love about Relaxation Dental?

I love creating, developing, and working with the most amazing team and the most stellar people I know. I love changing lives-- The lives of our team members by creating growth and development opportunities they wouldn’t normally have access to. Changing lives of our patients by creating access to a level of compassionate, quality, care that is above and beyond anything they can get anywhere else, much less in a small town, as well as creating a safe environment where they can feel 100% trust and 0% fear. And I love making a difference, helping people at all turns. Making things/communities/people better than when we found them. We’re making a difference individually and communally and that feels good to be a part of something so good. This all might all sound a little
canned, but it’s 100% true!!! It’s exhilarating. I also love working with the best kind of people. Everyone here is hired for compassion, drive, intelligence & kindness first, and experience second. That makes for a very fun group of people to work with!!!

Favorite activities?

EV.ER.Y.THING! Snowboarding (was a pro-instructor for 15 years), Trail Running year-round (I would call it more of a trail-jog or speed walk if I'm honest! But Trail running sounds way more hardcore ;-), backcountry snowmobiling, RZRing, river SUPing & rafting, hiking, camping, wakeboarding/surfing, rock climbing, Ice climbing, snorkeling & scuba and on and on and on!

Do you have any pets?

Chickens, cats, a parrot, and a bunch of piglets...all named after foods. Some of the names are BBQ, Nugget, Raisen, Carmel, Twinkie, Bean, Sausage, Baconater, Fritter etc etc!

John Takacs, Marketing Director at Relaxation Dental.

John Takacs

Marketing Director

What year did you join Relaxation Dental?

2019

How long have you been working in your field?

21 years

What is your superpower?

You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can pour. Become like water my friend.
-Bruce Lee

What do you Love about Relaxation Dental?

Our approach towards Dentistry proves our motto β€œBecause there is a better way”, a better way within dentistry and a better way to live life and better way to look at your own health. We have opened people’s minds (and mouths!) to the concept that Relaxation Dental is a very welcoming place to visit and how essential your oral health is to your overall health. We promote an active lifestyle, go on company hikes, constantly train, and cross train to make sure we are all on top of our game. We also make sure that all our patients and anyone who enters Relaxation Dental receive top notch treatment and a positive experience from the moment they walk in the door, and that’s just the beginning of their journey. I love creating amazing, long-lasting relationships with our patients, other businesses, individuals, and finding fun and creative ways to BUILD TOGETHER. We are Salida Strong! And I am Salida Proud.

Favorite activities?

Pickleball, and lots of it! Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, volleyball, rafting, trail running, backpacking, but mostly pickleball, I love pickleball!

Do you have any pets?

2 amazing Mini Aussies, Cally & Joey. We take them everywhere with us and they are the best adventure pups. 1 cat named Talan (which means β€˜Maybe’ in Hungarian, pronounced Toe-lyn) and a kitten named Misu!

Julie Foster, Patient Concierge at Relaxation Dental.

Julie Foster

Patient Concierge

What year did you join Relaxation Dental?

2018

How long have you been working in your field?

25 Years

What is your superpower?

I can see the sign on your chest that says, β€œMake me feel important”. I know NO stranger.

What do you Love about Relaxation Dental?

In life, I love making people feel happy and calm! I love that I get to apply this action to every person that walks in our doors! As your patient concierge, I strive to serve our patients and create a WOW experience every time! I do everything to support our patients that may have anxiety by providing weighted blankets, essential oils, noise cancelling headphones and much more. I feel "at home" every day I work here. We are one big happy family, and I treat everyone of our patients the same.

Favorite activities?

Walking my dog, Willie! I love to β€œJeep” and hike. I also really enjoy self-improvement podcasts, meditation and reading. I have an online jewelry company, Julie Nicole Jewelry, everything I sell is $5 and I do weekly Facebook LIVE jewelry shows, I really enjoy it. I also love thrifting!!

Do you have any pets?

My Labradoodle, Willie…ohhh I love Willie. I’m also a proud parent of a polydactyl cat named Earnie!

Amanda Bonapace, Treatment Coordinator at Relaxation Dental.

Amanda Bonapace

Treatment Coordinator

What year did you join Relaxation Dental?

2020

How long have you been working in your field?

10 Years

What is your superpower?

I have a keen ability to calm and always calm others.

What do you Love about Relaxation Dental?

We have the most amazing patients, practice, and team. We train weekly and are always on top of our game.

Favorite activities?

Hiking, ice climbing, boating, kayaking, fishing, cooking.

Do you have any pets?

Dogs!!

Honorary Team Members

Kai Brown

Boy Genius

Taya Brown

Artist Extraordinaire

Trinlee Brown

Double Trouble