I have such mixed emotions writing this blog today. I told you last week I would be talking about some big news at Total Care Dental, so it’s time I share.
We will be saying goodbye to Dr. Coles next week. He has accepted an opportunity to work in Derby, Kansas, helping to revitalize a dental practice there. The doctor that owns the practice can’t wait to have him come, and we all know why. Dr. Coles has a quiet strength about him, and a commitment to excellence that is unrivaled. His wisdom and clinical knowledge are second to none. Total Care Dental will never be the same without him.
Change Is Never Easy
Personally, I am very sad to see my parents move, and it’s been a rough few months for me as this has all progressed. But, I am excited for the possibilities this new adventure offers them. We will all miss them and wish them the best in Kansas! I particularly like a quote I found, “If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies”. I know there will be gorgeous butterflies for them because of this change as well.
Now for the happier news! I am excited to welcome two doctors to Total Care Dental in American Fork, Utah (UT). I searched long and hard to find the right people, and am confident I did just that. Dr. Ashley Heid and Dr. Chase Larsen will be joining me, starting today, April 11th. Their bios are below so you can get to know them a little before you visit our American Fork, Utah dental office.
Family & Team
More good news – our fabulous dental team in American Fork is all still here with us as well. So your visits will change very little (in fact, Dr. Larsen reminds us all quite a bit of Dr. Coles – with more hair!). Dr. Heid is very experienced in all aspects of dentistry, enjoys seeing children, and will be bringing sleep apnea appliances to our American Fork dental office. Dr. Larsen has had excellent training in surgery and cosmetic dentistry (his favorite) and is able to provide IV sedation dental care for our patients – just as Dr. Coles did.
Thank you for being a part of our dental family. We look forward to many great years to come. We’ll introduce you to our two new doctors when you visit next – you’re going to love them!
Dr. Ashley Heid
American Fork, Utah Dentist
Dr. Heid has a passion for dentistry and loves helping people look better and be healthier. Since she was young, Dr. Heid knew she was wanted to be a dentist. She worked hard in school, graduating with a BS in Mathematics from BYU and then finished Dental School from Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Dr. Heid is from Taylorsville, Utah and loves her home state. After beginning her Dental career in Arizona, she was excited when her husband was accepted to BYU Law School so she could come back to the mountains! After spending 2.5 years working in South Utah Valley, Dr. Heid was excited when the opportunity came to work with Dr. Jorgensen and her staff at Total Care Dental, an office she worked at as a Dental Auxiliary while attending BYU for her undergraduate degree.
Dr. Heid has been married to Tyler since 2003 and has two children: one boy and one girl. She loves being a busy mom and spending time with her two active kids and husband. She enjoys hiking, camping, snow skiing and just about any other outdoor activity. She is passionate about learning and helping people feel their best. She has enjoyed spending many hours over the last few years learning about how natural things can improve and maintain overall health. She also loves reading, singing, acting and composing and writing songs on the piano.
Dr. Heid enjoys and strives to give back to the community by finding ways to help underprivileged individuals receive needed dental care. She loves that she is a part of the Total Care Dental team who serves all types of patients and continues to be the best dental office in Utah.
- Brigham Young University, BS in Mathematics
- Temple University Dental School, DMD Degree
- Stomatognathic Honor Society
- Advanced Rotary Endodontic Course
- Practical Clinical Courses with Gordon Christensen
- Courses in many topics in dentistry including adhesion dentistry and cosmetic dentistry
- Experience with Invisalign and placing dental implants
Dr. Chase Larsen
American Fork, Utah Dentist
Dr. Chase Larsen loves creating and maintaining beautiful smiles! As a native of Utah, Dr. Larsen is thrilled to provide his patients in Utah Valley with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, and surgical treatment options in their pursuit of comfortable, beautiful, and healthy smiles.
Inspired in high school to pursue dentistry as a profession while on a humanitarian expedition in Vietnam, Dr. Larsen is an avid supporter of humanitarian efforts to provide dentistry to patients within his community and in several developing countries.
Dr. Larsen attended Brigham Young University for his undergraduate studies and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts for his dental degree. He then completed a year-long residency at Idaho State University where he received extensive training and experience in complex restorative and cosmetic dentistry, surgical implant placement, oral surgery and sedation dentistry. Dr. Larsen is certified to perform oral and IV conscious sedation in American Fork, UT, making dental work a pleasant experience for anyone.
Outside of the office, Dr. Larsen loves spending time with his lovely wife Ashley and their beautiful daughter. He is an avid “outdoorsman” who loves spending time in the mountains of Northern Utah and the deserts of Southern Utah. He enjoys hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and playing golf.
Dr. Larsen is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, Crown Council, American Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, Idaho State Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society.
- Brigham Young University – B.S. Neuroscience
- Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – D.M.D.
- Idaho State University – Advanced Education in General Dentistry
- Hornbrook Center – Training in Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Accreditation Candidate
- Guided Implant Surgery with Nobel Biocare
- IV Sedation Training at ISU & Portneuf Medical Center
- On-Call Dentist in Emergency Room at Portneuf Medical Center
Total Care Dental
Specializing In Cosmetic Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry In American Fork, Utah
Come experience Total Care Dental and you will see that our American Fork, Utah (UT) dentists and staff offer state-of-the-art, quality dental care services with a smile to patients in our local community, including: Provo, Pleasant Grove, Lehi, Orem, Lindon, Alpine Highland, Springville, Spanish Fork and surrounding areas. Whether you are seeking an American Fork general dentist, sedation dentist, or a completely different approach to dental care, we are here to provide results and the most enjoyable dental visit you will ever have! Call us at (801) 756-3737 and experience the difference with Total Care Dental.
Total Care Dental
12 S 1100 E
American Fork, UT 84003