Maurina L. Brooks, D.D.S.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Maurina L. Brooks, D.D.S. began her dental career at a young age working as a dental assistant here at Hot Smile Dental, her mother’s general practice. As a home-schooled student for her primary and secondary education, at 14 years old, Maurina began taking collegiate classes at Columbus State Community College as part of the Post Secondary Educational Opportunities (PSEO) Program.
At age 16, Dr. Brooks earned her Dental Assistant Radiographer Certificate, allowing her to expose dental x-rays in the state of Ohio. In 2010, Maurina graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and received an Associate of Science degree from Columbus State Community College, earning Magna Cum Laude distinction. In 2013, Dr. Brooks received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, specializing in Peninsular Literature and Culture, with a minor in Biology from The Ohio State University. During her gap year, Dr. Brooks taught elementary school as a Certified Substitute Teacher.
Upon entering dental school in 2014, Dr. Brooks became the first, Black female, mother/ daughter legacy student at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, as her mother, Dr. Susan K. Wilson, received her doctoral degree from the same institution in 1983. During her doctoral studies, Maurina served as chapter president for the Student National Dental Association, participated in numerous community service events, and received multiple awards for her community outreach efforts and professional conduct.
In May 2018, Dr. Brooks, the youngest in her class, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
When she’s not wearing her white coat, Dr. Brooks is an amateur body builder, having competed in the prestigious Arnold Classic. As a fashion lover, Dr. Brooks has modeled for local designers in both Fashion Week Columbus and Alternative Fashion Week. She also enjoys British television, going to concerts and traveling the world.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brooks, please call: 614-235-5560
Susan K. Wilson D.D.S., dental surgeon, is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Educated in Columbus City Schools, Dr. Wilson attended Highland and Watkins Elementary, Beery Junior High, and graduated from Marion-Franklin High School in 1974. She attended Howard University and The Ohio State University receiving her Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from The Ohio State University in 1978 and 1983, respectively.
Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Wilson served as an Associate Clinical Professor at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry from 1983-1993.
In 1992, Dr. Susan Wilson married Mr. Bill Brooks, and they have one daughter together, Dr. Maurina L. Brooks.
Dr. Wilson is the first African-American female to open a private dental practice in Columbus, Ohio, and has been serving the Columbus area out of her East side office for over 30 years. She is currently serving as President of the Columbus Association of Dentists (CAD), the local chapter of the National Dental Association (NDA).
At Hot Smile Dental, we are always implementing cutting edge procedures to help our patients achieve their most beautiful, 'hot smile'. Dr. Wilson is one of the few female general practitioners in the Columbus, Ohio area who surgically places dental implants. We, also, offer our patients Invisalign® - The Clear Alternative to Braces, a state of the art orthodontic service.
Dr. Wilson’s mission is as follows: “Our practice is based on the belief that our patients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.” As a result, a high percentage of Dr. Wilson’s practice comes from repeat, satisfied patients and their referrals. “We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver to you the best dental service in town,” says Dr. Wilson.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilson, please call: 614-235-5560.