Meet Our Smileworks Office of Meridian, Idaho
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Smileworks Office of Meridian, Idaho
Smileworks Office of Meridian, Idaho
Hello, and welcome to our dental practice. Located in Meridian, Idaho, our very reason for being here is to provide you with superior dental care in a setting where you can feel at ease. It is our goal to establish a relationship with our patients to a level where they feel comfortable talking about any dental issues they may have. We at Smileworks, truly believe in teamwork. We want to include our patients in every aspect of their care overall health.
You can expect us to listen to your concerns, educate you in dental health, and recommend treatment that we would recommend for ourselves. We strive hard every day to make your dental visit with us as enjoyable as possible. We welcome you to come and be a part of our TEAM!

Our Team
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Dr. Daron Lind | Meridian Dentist
Dr. Daron Lind
DENTIST
I want to be your favorite dentist ever! I enjoy getting to know my patients, so that I can better understand their specific needs and develop treatment plans that are realistic, prioritized and affordable for them. I am passionate about my patients and having a positive impact on their lives by delivering high quality, comfortable patient centered care. I enjoy treating patients of all ages and backgrounds. One of my major goals is to focus on prevention and control of oral disease (i.e. cavities, gum disease). As a general dentist I enjoy being able to provide comprehensive care such as Oral Surgery, Root Canals, Fillings, Dentures, Crowns, Implants, Bridges and Veneers. It is really satisfying to be able to use my skills to help my patients improve their smiles, maintain their quality of life and overall health, relieve their pain and see their self-confidence flourish.

I am an Idaho native and have been practicing dentistry in the Treasure Valley since 2008. I have been happily married to my wife, Jaimie, for 19 yrs. Together we have two daughters ages 13 and 10. I’m proud and excited to be part of the Smileworks team. Besides Dentistry, I love the quality of life that living in the Treasure Valley provides. I enjoy it’s parks, rivers, mountains and the family life the area has to offer. I particularly enjoy fishing and mountain biking.

 
MEMBERSHIPS
  • American Dental Association
  • Idaho State Dental Association
  • Alpha Omega
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • American Academy of Facial Aesthetics
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
  • English & Spanish
EDUCATION
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from the University of Southern California in 2008
  • B.A in Business Administration from the University of Nevada Reno in 1999
Jeanie Smileworks Meridian Office Manager
Jeanie
OFFICE MANAGER
I have worked in the dental field for over 25 years in both front and back office roles. I joined SmileWorks 16 years ago as a dental hygienist and recently transitioned into the office manager position.   I enjoy the long term relationships with our patients as well as establishing new ones. I am committed to helping you with your oral health needs and making your dental experience as positive as possible.

Aside from dentistry, I serve as the Executive Director of the Man Up Crusade. A nonprofit organization, my husband, Sheriff Kieran Donahue and I started in 2012. The program is a public awareness campaign on the issue of domestic violence and partners with professional rodeo and bull riding events across the nation raising awareness and funds for local domestic violence shelters.

Kieran and I have three grown daughters and when not at work we enjoy family, spending time outdoors, riding horses in the mountains and working cattle on the family ranch. 
Katie Smileworks Meridian Dental Hygienist
Katie
DENTAL HYGIENIST
My passion has always been in the dental field. Before attending Dental Hygiene School, I had graduated from the BSU Dental Assisting Program where I was an assistant for 5 years. I graduated as a Dental Hygienist from Carrington College Boise in April of 2015 and have been a part of the Smileworks Team since the fall of 2015. Educating and helping each one of my patients to achieve an overall healthy lifestyle for their oral health care is the best part of being a Dental Hygienist!

I was born and raised on a farm South Nampa, where my family raises and shows pigs. For the last 24 years I have been involved in the 4-H Youth Development Program, both as a member and volunteer leader. Spending time with my son and family is most important to me. As avid sports fans, my son keeps me busy attending many of his sporting events, where he plays baseball, basketball and football. I also enjoy watching and attending many baseball and football games and am HUGE fan of the New York Yankees!
Jaimie Smileworks Meridian Practice Manager
Jaimie
PRACTICE MANAGER
As the practice manager, my role is to ensure your experience while in our care, is of the highest quality. From the moment you schedule your appointment to the time you check out I want you to feel and know how much we respect and value your time and oral health. There are many dental offices here in the neighborhood but we want to stand out as the ONE that you return to with your family and friends because Dr. Lind and his team truly care about you.

Outside of the office I spend most of my time shuttling our girls around to dance and volleyball. Before I had children I was an elementary teacher and literacy specialist so I still try to get my “teacher fix” by volunteering in their classrooms as often as possible.

I have been blessed with Dr. Lind in my life for 25 years and can tell you without a doubt he is the kindest, most patient and easygoing dentist in town. I invite you to come in and see for yourself the pride he takes in creating a treatment plan that is specifically designed with your needs in mind.
Rachel Smileworks Meridian Dental Hygienist
Rachel
DENTAL HYGIENIST
I received my dental hygiene degree from Carrington College in 2017 and have been working in private practice since graduation. In March of 2020 I started working with the SmileWorks team. I have enjoyed meeting all the new faces and getting to know a little about each patient and their families. I have had a passion for healthcare since I was young, which led me to graduating with my Bachelors in Health Ecology from the University of Nevada, Reno. The dental field is where I am able to help educate my patients about a healthy lifestyle that starts with their oral health care.

Outside the office I spend most of my time with my husband and daughter exploring all the beautiful places Idaho has to offer. We enjoy swimming and hiking in the summer and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. Not growing up in Idaho, we sure do love taking advantage of everything all four seasons has to offer.
Molly
PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
I was in the Medical field for 17 years then transitioned to the Dental field for the past 3 years. I really enjoy learning and helping patients! In my free time I like to spend time with my family. I have 2 teenagers that keep me busy. We enjoy the outdoors going camping, fishing, hiking, paddle boarding, and love to go skiing. 
Abby
DENTAL
ASSISTANT
I was born and raised in Melba, Idaho. I enjoy archery hunting elk and deer with my dad. I also enjoy making bath bombs! I went to school for dental assisting in 2016 and then went back to school for a little bit for nursing and decided that I wanted to stay in the dental field. I have worked at Smile Works as a Dental Assistant since December and I love it. I love being able to help others and help them feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair.

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