Dr. Blake Dayley
Growing up in a small community taught me to appreciate the value of a strong work ethic and integrity. By the age of nine, I was expected to earn a keep at the Dayley household–because, with six boys, how do you maintain order, except by burning energy? Energy was burned while working in the summer’s heat, sorting nuts and bolts at my family’s construction business. It was very monotonous, but persistence paid off as bucket upon bucket emptied. Soon we were able to have a presence at a job site where life lessons were passed from father to brother, some easy and some painful, but my father always pressed for “You are your word; live beyond it.” Although our summers were filled with sunburns and orange vests, we found solace in achieving our goals by finishing each and every job site we were granted. All of these life experiences molded me to find my ideal position, which was to help people and to give them hope.
After high school, Boise State gave me an advanced education and provided me with the tools to further my thought processes, along with a great position to view their football games in the student section. Working part time in the emergency room as a scribe provided sustenance, but it also was the basis for nurturing my drive to help people. It was during this time that my future began to come into picture. Most good men have a great woman behind them, and my wife, Brandi, is no exception. She soon won me over. Brandi has been working in the dental field for 20 years now and works in the front office a couple days a week during the summer months. The transition from the medical field to the dental field was easy because I don’t just like teeth…I love them! This career choice provided me with the ability to help people and truly make a difference in their smiles.
Sunny California would be our destination for dental school. The University of Southern California provided the backdrop where I not only learned the basics, but had the ultimate practical experience. Whether it was elementary dental education or dental treatment on skid row residents, I knew my dream was being realized. My dental training was furthered with extra involvement in pediatrics in Inglewood. After graduation in 2008, our hearts returned us to Boise to resume where we left off and find a place we could call home.
The satisfaction of changing someone’s world through their smile is like no other. Throughout the years of working together, we have grown our livelihood from our first patients (our parents) to a thriving practice full of amazing people ranging from toddlers to seniors. Just as we have always done, we will continue to work toward our goal of changing and perfecting every smile we are fortunate to treat.
- American Dental Association Member
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentist Member
- Pediatric Dental Selective USC Chairman
- Recipient of Boise State Health Science Award for Pre-Dental Students
- Dayley Dental, Dental Surgeon and Owner (2008 – Present)
- Correctional Medical Services, Dentist (2010 – Present)
- Centennial Job Corps, Dentist (2010 – Present)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles
- Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Boise State University, Boise
- Also completed additional studies in Pediatric Dental Selective, Intravenous Sedation, Progressive Orthodontics, and Management of Complications
Meet Our Team
Dayley Family Dental is run by a great team that consists of our dentist, Dr. Blake Dayley, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and front office staff members. Together, we provide high-quality, family dentistry in Boise, Idaho. We invite you to learn more about us!
Mikki, Billing Specialist & Front Office
I was born and raised in Idaho. I have been married for over 22 years and have two boys in college. I graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2000, and I quickly discovered that my passion for dentistry was in the front office. I love the ever-changing environment that dentistry has to offer, as well as the challenges it brings. I strive to make every patients’ day better than when they walked into our office. I admire the heartfelt compassion that Dr. Blake Dayley has for his patients and his team; I also admire how he treats every patient like family, always putting their best interest first. I really enjoy working for Dr. Dayley. His humor keeps the day moving and makes for a fun work environment.
When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my family while snowmobiling, camping, and fishing.
Nicole R., Receptionist
I joined the front desk team in 2016. I attended Eastern Oregon University on a basketball scholarship, and I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2014. I love the small office environment and the relationships we build with our patients at Dayley Family Dental. As the first face patients see when they visit our office, I strive to create a welcoming impression as soon as they walk through the door.
I was born and raised in Lewiston, Idaho, and I moved to Boise the summer of 2016. Outside of work, my fiancé and I enjoy camping, riding mountain bikes and dirt bikes, and playing softball and rugby.
Heidi, Dental Hygienist
I have worked with Dr. Blake Dayley and the rest of the team since April 2016. I received my associate’s degree in liberal arts and science from CWI, and I received my dental assisting certificate from Apollo College. I recently graduated from Carrington College with my associate’s degree in dental hygiene. I am excited to be a part of a team in such a fun, easy-going environment. As a team player, I enjoy making patients feel welcome in our office, and I always help in any way I can. Dr. Dayley is so much fun to work with! We are always laughing and having a great time at work, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have two loving parents, two older sisters, and a three-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever named LeRoy. I recently married my best friend, Riley, on July 1, 2017, and I am so excited to see what the future holds for us. Outside of work, I love exercising, playing softball, hunting, fishing, camping, and being out in nature.
Violet, Dental Assistant
I joined the Dayley Family Dental team in 2015, straight out of dental assisting school, and I cannot imagine working anywhere else now. I love the fun, easy-going atmosphere of our office. My favorite aspect of my career is building genuine relationships with our patients.
My other pleasures in life include running and riding bikes with my family on the Boise greenbelt. In the summer, we love to go camping, swimming, and watch movies at the drive-in theatre. I have been married for 11 years and have three children who love to keep me very busy.
Nicole T., Dental Assistant
I have been with Dr. Dayley since April 2015. I graduated from dental school in 2010 with my associate’s degree, and I spent three years doing dental assisting before finding Dr. Dayley! I really enjoy working with Dr. Dayley; I love our small office dynamic, and that we love to laugh together. My favorite thing about dentistry is building trusting relationships with patients so they can always feel comfortable under our care. My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends. Because I enjoy the outdoors, I LOVE summertime. I also have a couple of cats that I adore. I also collect plants; my living room is full of them!
Lisa, Dental Hygienist
I graduated from dental hygiene school in 2008 and with associate degree, and I continued on to get my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 2010. I thoroughly enjoy the dental profession. I am passionate about building trusting relationships with my patients, as well as educating them about dental hygiene. My goal as a hygienist is to keep my patients comfortable and happy while providing the highest possible quality of care. I am a Boise native, but I left for many years to travel with my husband. We recently relocated to the area, and I am so happy to be home! I have a wonderful, loving husband and one energetic little boy. I enjoy biking and skiing.