Who We Are

​Areté Smile Design Center began as an idea – a dream amongst a small team of like-minded dental professionals. We aim to defy the status quo of dental care, and preserve what dental care should really be all about – you. Your health, your fulfillment, your confidence, and your quality of life. Our commitment as dentists extends beyond treating teeth. We treat individuals. Building Areté Smile Design Center has been a journey, a story that we are proud to share. But our story is only just beginning. We invite you to be a part of the next chapter, for our story is your story. We are in this together.
We are Areté.

We Stand By
Mission Statement

In a basic sense, our name means “moral virtue” or “excellence of any kind.” But it’s deeper than that, Areté is a lifestyle, it is our constant journey. Bound within this concept is the underlying notion of absolute fulfillment of purpose and function: the act of living up to one’s full potential through achieving excellence in all aspects of life. If perfection were the end goal, excellence would be the process, and Areté would be the constant frame of mind.

Core Values
  • Defy the status quo of dental care.
  • Focus on what is most important, you the patient.
  • Develop a relationship of trust with all patients.
  • Listen, teach and execute with skill and expertise.
  • Treat everyone in a manner that they deserve as patients and people.
  • Preserve the artistry, craftsmanship and doctor-patient relationship of dental care.
Why Choose Us?

We are more than an average dental practice. With exceptional specialists and vast experience in so many facets of the dental arts, we can address a multitude of problems and needs.

All we do is focused on you, your excellent experience, building your trust and making sure that you are heard and understood. We are nothing without you and that’s not just a slogan, it’s the truth of what we value.

When you bring passion into your work you can achieve the very best. And, nothing is better than working in a field that also feeds your passion. We have an incredible passion for our work, our patients and each other. That shows in everything we do and everything we strive for.

The medical profession is fraught with scams, unneeded tests, and profit over process. That is not who we are and it will never be how we operate. We believe in treating people ethically and that is never going to change. We know it’s rare but, that’s why we’re different.

Credibility & Competence
Our Team

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Jordan Davis, DDS

Smile Designer | Implant Surgeon

Dr. Jordan D. Davis can be described as one who is insanely passionate about providing his patients with highest level of care. Called a “perfectionist” …

Dr. Kelly Carlisle, DMD

Crowns | Bridges | Fillings

Dr. Kelly Carlisle is genuinely passionate about high quality dentistry, and delivering an exceptional dental experience for his patients. He is …

Dr. Levi Taylor, DDS


Dr. Levi Taylor, DDS, is a specialist in dental anesthesia. Born and raised in Kaysville, Utah, he received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham …

Dr. Marshall Hanson, DDS, FAACD

Smile Designer | Cosmetic Specialist

Dr. Hanson’s passion to create “undetectable dentistry” led him to become the 69th doctor world-wide to be formally recognized (FAACD) …

Our Team

Meet Our Staff

Andrew Marx

Technician & CAD/CAM Specialist

Aysia Foust

Hygiene Specialist

Deana Keck

Lead Dental Assistant

Janet Staples

Administrative Specialist

Kendra Richards


Natasha Anderson

Dental Assistant

Stop Hiding. Start Shining. Find Your Perfect Smile.

Areté – A Smile Designed Just For You


Andrew Marx

Andrew Marx has over 13+ years of dental lab experience ranging from waxing, crowns and bridge work to custom high end full mouth smile design. A gift for details, quality, and artistic ability makes Andrew one of the very best in the dental lab industry.

Recently, Andrew ventured out to start Sonobe Dental Arts and join forces with Arete Smile Design Center to pursue his passion for high end cosmetic dental restorations and focusing on full mouth restorations and smile design. Andrew is committed to providing the very best, beautiful, and highest quality lab work that can be found in the industry.

Married in 2007 to his lovely wife, Lindsay, they share a life in Layton Utah with their 3 beautiful children: Sophia, Norah, and Benson. Andrew also has a passion for oil painting wildlife for various art shows in Utah including the Hogle Zoo. When Andrew is not sitting in front of his canvas, you might find him cycling on Antelope Island, hunting, fishing or camping with his family.


Natasha Anderson

My name is Natasha Anderson, I live in North Salt Lake and am happily married to my best friend! I love spending time with family, cracking jokes, laughing, and making other people laugh. I think that’s why I love what I do with our dental team so much. I love seeing people smile and I love helping them get the smile of their dreams. Seeing our patients go from being shy and embarrassed about their teeth to being open, proud, confident with their smile is such a blessing and being a part of the team that makes it possible is so rewarding it couldn’t be put in words. Our passion for perfection is what truly sets us apart from others.

Kendra Richards

I was born in Salt Lake City, and raised in Washington State. I moved back to Utah in 2012 to attend college, and have been enjoying my time here ever since. My husband and I met in Bountiful and have settled our little family here in Utah for the time being. Outside of the office, I can generally be found in one of three places: spending time with family, with some kind of animal (generally our dog or two cats), or reading a book. My whole life I have craved experiences that change me, and allow me to make a difference in the lives of the people around me. This desire had led me on many adventures throughout my life, but I have to say that ending up at Dr. Davis’ practice is one that surprised me. I honestly never anticipated falling in love with anything even remotely related to the dental field. That being said, I think anyone would be hard-pressed to not be completely captivated by the joy that radiates from a patient who is seeing their dream smile for the first time. Seeing the courage our patients demonstrate as they navigate the sometimes challenging path to their smile goals is a humbling and fulfilling experience that has laid roots in my heart. Areté Smile Design Center is easily one of my favorite surprise life adventures.

Janet Staples

I have always had a passion for beautiful teeth, so naturally a dental office was the perfect fit. I have been in the industry since 2003 and joined Dr Davis’ practice in 2012 as the Office Administrator. My goal is to bring happiness into our patients lives. It’s exciting to see the transformation through our Smile Designs. Each patient has a glow after they go through with treatment, it truly touches my heart. In my spare time I enjoy attending my kids sporting events, running marathons, biking, hiking, shopping, gardening, and most of all spending time with my family.

Deana Keck

I started assisting in 1986 and have not looked back once. I have seen a lot of changes with this profession and it is exciting to be with a team of professionals that stay on the leading edge of technology which in turn benefits our  wonderful patients.  I love dentistry and the difference it can make in peoples life when treatment is done right. I have appreciated the opportunity to assist Dr. Davis since 2012. I am a native of Utah and enjoy spending time with my family. Snowmobiling and off-roading are some of my favorite things to do.

Aysia Foust

Aysia graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Weber State University in 2017. Upon graduation she was elected membership in Sigma Phi Alpha, the dental hygiene honor society.

She currently serves as a committee member of the Northern Utah Dental Hygiene Association. She is a member of the American and Utah Dental Hygiene Associations.
Aysia has loved every minute of dental hygiene and being a part of the Arete team. She feels blessed to be working with Doctors and team she can trust. She loves educating and teaming up with patients to help them achieve their optimal oral health and smile. She values continuing education and improving her career.

In her free time, she enjoys drawing, singing, cooking and being with her husband. Together they love hiking, fishing, traveling, and playing pickle ball.