Meet the Doctor

Tanisha Brown, DDS

Background: Dr. Brown was born and raised in Akron, OJ. Growing up and only child, she found her passion for dentistry very early in life- at the age of six. She spent more time at the pediatric dentist than most kids, and she loved the time she spent there and grew to love the office.

She graduated from St. Vincent St. Mary High School in 2005. From there she studied biological sciences and chemistry at the University of Toledo. While in Toledo, she met Dr. Barricklow who invited her to his office to shadow. She knew after putting in many hours of observation at his office that she was indeed making the right decision to pursue dentistry. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology she took a year off before entering dental school at The Ohio State University. Thereafter, she completed a residency at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Work Experience

Dr. Brown has worked with a wide variety of patients in her career. She has spent time in nursing homes providing care to the residents throughout the state of Ohio. She briefly worked at a pediatric dental office in central Ohio, served as a managing dentist at a dental service organization, and worked weekends at a private office in New Albany. In addition to Uproot, Dr. Brown continues to provide services to the homeless at Friends of the Homeless in downtown Columbus.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Brown’s treatment philosophy is to dissipate people’s perception of what going to the dentist should be like. By being personable and caring, she wants to provide conservative treatment that meets the patient’s needs in a warm and down to earth environment. She is dedicated to life-long learning and vows no less than 100 hours of continuing dental education yearly for the benefit of her patients.


Dr. Brown loves central Ohio and is happy to call it home. When she’s not working she collects Coca-Coca memorabilia and is an active member of The Coca- cola Collector’s Club. She also has an immense love for mixed martial arts and is a huge UFC fan, meeting fighters and going to events as often as possible. Her other lifelong loves include photography, writing, exercising, traveling, playing the drums, and spending time with loved ones. Oh…and she loves horror movies.

My Vision

I value close relationships because they make life meaningful, being kind and giving to be a good steward, and learning and implementing new things to become a better doctor. Accordingly, I am making Uproot Dental a place where people love to work, patients love to visit, and a place known in the community for its altruism.


  • General Practice Residency – University of Iowa
  • The Ohio State University – Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Toledo – Bachelor’s Degree – Biology
  • Fellowship in Dental Oral Conscious Sedation (DOCS) 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist
  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Dental Education Association
  • DOCS Education

Community Service

  • Smiles from the Heart
  • Give Kids a Smile
  • Head Start Dental Screenings
  • Columbus Health Department
  • Smiles for Schools