Why I Became a Dentist
I had a great dentist growing up. He helped me out to feel a lot more comfortable in the chair. I had a lot of fillings growing up, it was kind of difficult for me, I wasn’t the greatest at taking care of my own teeth. He was able to teach me and help me understand the importance of keeping care of my teeth as well as I had to get fillings, I had to get some other problems fixed, and I was very anxious, and he was really able to get rid of that fear for me.
It was one of those things growing up that I saw, hey here is an opportunity to teach somebody and help them get out of fear and anxiety for going to the dentist. So that’s something that I really try to pride myself on is education, teaching somebody what I’m going to do and not just take this instrument or whatever it might be into your mouth, I want to explain why I’m doing it and how that can benefit your oral health. That is something that I try to strive for in my practice.
Dr. Nathan Brooks grew up in Indiana. His grandfather, a biology professor at Purdue, was a great influence for Dr. Brooks. His exposure to science from a young age drove him to pursue a career in medicine. He attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for his undergraduate studies, followed by a Master of Biology degree from Purdue University. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Indiana University.
Dr. Brooks and his wife are the parents of two beautiful little girls, Lydia and Eliza. When he has time to himself, Dr. Brooks’ enjoys reading, playing guitar and piano, camping, and playing with his girls. He is a huge fan of “oldtime” TV shows including I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Taxi, Get Smart, The Cosby Show, and many others. He enjoys a variety of community service projects and has participated in dental humanitarian trips to Honduras and Ecuador. He plans to continue serving those in underprivileged communities around the world.