I was 12 years old when I decided I wanted to be a dentist. I was blessed to have a mother who was a dental hygienist that quit her own practice of dentistry to be my mom but never lost her love of the profession. I had great friends and examples that encouraged my education and dreams. My college years allowed me to pursue my love and amazement of the human body, the relationships of loving people, and the environment that surrounds us.
I chose to specialize in pediatric dentistry because I get to be involved with children all day long and help them to grow and be healthy.
We invite and encourage parents to be involved in this process and try to teach families a better way of life. Sure, times can be very challenging, but I have resolved that a tender heart, kindness, and compassion help to make friends and better patients as opposed to being a mean or scary authoritarian that forces children to behave because of fear. We get to work with the greatest clientele in the world and even when things get tough, they are willing to give you a fist bump or a hug when we finish our work.
I love the outdoors and participate in many outdoor sporting and recreational activities. I love to run and challenge my mind and body with endurance races. I have completed over 100 marathons or ultra-marathons and this is my guilty pleasure after a hard day of work. I have a long affiliation with Boy Scouting and love to teach youth, for in them is where our future lies.
My greatest job in life is being a dad. I have 4 children and the most wonderful wife, who supports my craziness. I am a very blessed man, and I thank you for considering our practice as you look for a dental professional to take care of your precious children.
Pediatric dentistry is the best job in the whole world. With the specialty of pediatric dentistry, we are able to use new, state-of-the-art and “tried and true” techniques to provide a dental environment that children can thrive in. I love the emphasis that is placed on child growth and development. Each child is special with individual needs. This makes for a vibrant, stimulating, and rewarding environment to practice the art and science of pediatric dental medicine.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in 1982, my Doctor of Dental Medicine from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in 1987, and my pediatric dental specialty training from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1989.
Outside of dentistry, most of my interests are located out of doors. Utah provides a wealth of incredible recreational activities. Winter brings skiing and snowboarding in the mountains of Utah and Canada. In the spring and fall, I love to explore Utah canyons, both on motorcycles and hiking to remote canyon areas. Summer finds me boating the Utah lakes with my children and grandchildren. I also love tending to my garden and vineyard.
I’m grateful to our patients and staff and want to publicly thank everyone who has made Provo Pediatric Dentistry such a great place for oral care for the parents and the children (yes, even the teenagers!). My talented partner, our very competent staff of pediatric assistants, and I wish you all the best and welcome you to our practice. You are the best!
I grew up in Brigham City Utah where as a youth and avid scouter I was inspired to become a dentist by my Scoutmaster. I set my sights on dentistry and began preparing for this career as early as high school and continued on to Utah State University studying Biology, Chemistry, and Public Health. I received my Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, and Pediatric Specialty training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital.
I love being a Pediatric Dentist! It is the perfect blend of art, science, and fun! It allows me to work with the most kind, happy, and, entertaining population. I believe it is very important for all children to have access to quality dental care and to feel empowered with the knowledge and resources to have a healthy smile for life. A positive dental experience combines the very best care tailored to each child’s unique personality and needs with a relationship built on trust and communication.
My goal as a Pediatric Dentist is to provide a dental home and gentle care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs.
After spending many years away my wife and I are excited to be back in Utah. We love this great state and are excited to get back to many of the outdoor activities we love as well as watching our 2 wonderful kiddos discover new and exciting things.
Thank you for entrusting your child’s dental care with us!
Meet Our Team
Our talented and hard-working dental team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of pediatric dentistry. Check back soon for more details about the Provo Pediatric Dentistry dental team.
Was born in Ogden, Utah, but has lived in Orem most her life. She has 2 brothers, one older and one younger, 2 older sisters, 2 brothers-in-laws, 2 nieces and 4 nephews. She enjoys basketball, boating, traveling, laughing, decorating, and shopping. She loves working with the doctors and meeting the kids each day. “It’s always fun when you see happy kids at the dentist”.
Is from Washington State, she loves dirt bikes, hunting, camping, wake surfing, and fishing. Pretty much anything and everything outdoors. She said “Moving from out of state everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, the staff in this office works so well together.”
Is from Provo. She loves volleyball, camping and hiking. Emma used to be a patient at this office, and now has come back to work with us. She says “It has always been so welcoming, bright, and happy here. I love the environment I get to work in.
Is from Price Utah, she is married and has 3 amazing kid’s named Kazia, Landen, and Xane. She loves anything outdoors especially boating, hiking, and camping. She really enjoys the positive atmosphere in the office.
Lives in Lehi with her husband and 3 wonderful kids. 2 beautiful daughters and one active son. She loves camping, hiking and just being with family. Heather has worked at this office for over 15+ years. She say’s “It’s always a fun time. I love working with children, the dentists, and the other assistants. It’s family!”
Grew up in Provo. She comes from a family of 5 kids. 2 brothers and 2 sisters, (She gets to work with her sister Megan and daughter Jordyn). In her family it’s herself, her husband, and their 2 kids. They love doing anything outside, but boating is their favorite. They love watching movies and have an amazing collection of them. Jess has worked here for over 20+ years, she loves working here and doing anything she can to make it comfortable and fun. She loves helping the kids leave our office with a smile on their face.
Was born and raised in Provo. She loves working here with her mom (Jess). She enjoys sports, riding motorcycles, going on hikes and hanging out with family and friends. Jordyn loves working here because she feels like our office cares for the patients better than anyone else!
Grew up in Provo and is now living in Springville with her husband and their two kids Paityn and Titan, along with their Great Dane Diesel. She loves to do anything outdoors, boating, hunting, spending time with her family while they 4-wheel and play with her kids. Megan has worked here for 12+ years and loves to build relationships with the patients and watch their families grow.
Has lived in Seattle, Washington, and Draper. Tara is the youngest in her family and has 2 older brothers. She loves basketball, rock climbing, brushing teeth, snowboarding, wakeboarding and just having fun. Tara REALLY likes teeth and wants to become a dentist!
Grew up in Los Angeles, California. He is the oldest of 4 and has two little sisters, a little brother, and some pretty cool parents. He is Dr. Lund’s son-in-law and is married to Baylee. He loves to play and watch sports. He is a laid-back guy and loves to laugh. He wants to be an orthodontist, and likes the opportunities he has to grow and learn in this office.
Is from Mapleton Utah, she is Dr. Lund’s daughter and has an older brother and a younger brother, along with a twin sister. She married Ty in March, 2017, and loves working with him. She enjoys finding any excuse to be outdoors, and enjoys hanging around family and friends. She loves talking to all the patients and enjoys getting to know the patients and their families.
Is from Mapleton Utah, she is also Dr. Lund’s daughter and Baylee’s twin. She is currently running for BYU and loves being outdoors. She likes watching movies and spending time with her family. She says, “I’ve grown up with this office, I love it here”.
Grew up in Richfield, and now lives in Salem. She grew up with a fun family of 4 siblings. She and her husband Kevin, have one amazing daughter. Julie loves to do anything with her family but she really enjoys the outdoors, riding horses and loves to be at the ballpark. She has worked here for many years and loves it! She loves the atmosphere and helping kids find their smiles.