About Total Care Dental
American Fork, Utah’s Favorite Dentists
Dr. Michelle Coles Jorgensen DDS, FAGD, TNC, CNAS
Dr. Michelle Jorgensen is an author, speaker, teacher, biologic/holistic dentist, and health and wellness provider. After practicing traditional dentistry for 10 years, Dr. Jorgensen became very sick. Through her own journey to return to health, she discovered she had mercury poisoning from drilling out mercury fillings for her patients. She was concerned that there may be other health-threatening materials or procedures in dentistry, and led her to the Biologic/Holistic Dentistry field.
For the last 10 years she has been paving the way in Biologic/Holistic dentistry, learning from pioneers all over the world. She has created the Total Care Dental Way, a patient CARE centric, health focused method for treating dental and over all health. Patients from around the world seek out her care, and come to Total Care Dental to have their health restored.
She has received certifications as a Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor, a Certified Nutritional AutoImmune Specialist, and is currently enrolled in a program to become a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath. She completed a Holistic Dental Mini-Residency, and is pursuing ongoing training from Swiss Biohealth in Switzerland and Costa Rica.
Dr. Jorgensen also teaches and coaches groups of dental professionals across the country who come to learn from Dr. Jorgensen. Her goal is to change the way dentists look at health. She started and hosts a study group of Alternative Care Practitioners, where they teach each other and collaborate together for better patient care. This group includes Chiropractors, Naturopaths, MDs, Nurse Practitioners, Energy Workers and more.
A prolific writer, she has authored hundreds of blog posts and articles about dentistry, health and nutrition. Her first Book, Healthy Mouth, Healthy YOU will be published by the end of 2018 and for sale on Amazon.com. She is coauthoring a book about patient CARE with an internationally known expert on Lean Management, Karyn Ross, and the Owner of Dental Boot Kamp, Suzanne Blac. Watch for that release in 2019.
Since founding Total Care Dental in 2001 her dental practice has helped over 20,000 patients in Utah. Dr. Jorgensen and her team have been awarded the Dental Team of the Year and the Dental Practice of the Year at the Prestigious Crown Council Member’s Choice Award. They were also recipients of the Best in State in Utah Award.
Each year Dr. Jorgensen and her team donate thousands of dollars’ worth of free dental care to the Food & Care Coalition Dental Clinic, which serves those who are underprivileged and working to get back on their feet.
When not at work Dr. Jorgensen is busy with her husband, four children, and her own mini-farm, where she loves to grow, harvest and preserve her own food. She loves to read and has a huge library of books on homesteading, gardening, natural health, herbology and so much more.
- Brigham Young University, Biology
- Creighton University Dental School, DDS Degree
- Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor certification
- Certified Nutritional AutoImmune Specialists
- Holistic Dentistry Mini-Residency
- Nerve Express advanced Practitioner Training on Heart Rate Variability
- Lightwalker laser Advanced training
- Mollica Ozone Training
- Swiss Biohealth User Course
- Choukroun PRF Training
- Exceptional Dental Functional Oral Systemic Health Training
- Karen’s Energy Empowered courses
- Cosmetic training with Cosmodent Center for Esthetic Excellence
- Kois center Master track – with John Kois
- Practical Clinical Courses with Gordon Christensen
- Advanced cosmetic training with William Strupp
- Whitecap Institute mini- residency in implants
- All on four training with Nobel Biocare
- Conscious sedation with DOCS
- Dawson Center for jaw and bite training
- Rehabilitative locked in denture training at USC
Dr. Chase Larsen
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. Dr. Larsen is certified to perform oral and IV conscious sedation, 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
Dr. Sergio Montes
Total Care Dental is very excited to welcome Dr. Sergio Montes to our team! Dr. Montes recently moved to Utah after building a successful holistic dental clinic in northern Arizona. He completed his dental training at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and has pursued advanced dental studies in the US and internationally. He has a passion for integrative dental medicine and the effect it can have on whole body health.
Dr. Montes specializes in and has trained other dental professionals in less-invasive techniques such as ozone therapy, air abrasion and biomimetic dentistry. He has completed a residency in integrative medicine and dentistry and is a board-certified naturopathic doctor. Dr. Montes was raised in Arizona and gained his degree in molecular and cell biology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
As a research scientist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, he researched and published articles on cardiac disease before leaving medicine to pursue his career in dental health.Dr. Montes has six children and is active in church service as well as volunteering with local Boy Scouts of America units.
Dr. Myles Preble
We are so thrilled to now have Dr. Myles Preble on our team as our TMJ and Sleep Specialist! Dr. Preble travels the country to help patients with sleep disorders which so often come about due to dental health. We get to have him here at Total Care Dental every Monday. His schedule fills up quickly so don’t wait too long to make an appointment.
Dr. Preble is known and respected by his colleagues around the world. In 1998, he began attending (and continues to attend) courses at what many refer to as the premier training center for neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (L.V.I). He is currently a member of Orthopedics, the American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. His dedication and experience in neuromuscular dentistry proved to be an excellent foundation for his studies in sleep medicine. He has been advancing his clinical skills in sleep medicine since 2003.
Dr. Brian Jones
Dr. Brian Jones is a very talented dentist that Dr. Jorgensen hand-picked especially for our team due to his skill of Wisdom Teeth removal and general dentistry. Now our patients can have their wisdom teeth removed holistically—using PRF and Ozone which aids in healing, overall health and cavitation prevention. In high school, Dr. Jones was interested in dentistry and took a dental assisting course that was offered through the school district. From there, he decided to get his Medical Biology Degree from the University of Utah, and while doing so, was able to work at his cousin’s dental office. When it was finally time…Dr. Jones was SO excited to be accepted into dental school! He and his wife loaded their truck and took their first-born to Cleveland, Ohio where he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Jones has had the opportunity to work in a private practice in Provo, as well as teaching dental students. He came to Total Care Dental, because he wanted to be part of a Holistic practice and on a team that is innovative and a leader in providing dental care.
Dr. Jones is a family man with five great kids. They like to do things as a family, such as riding bikes, playing games, being outdoors or just watching a good movie. He loves skiing and is excited to report that this was the first year that his younger kids were able to ski independently! He grew up on a farm in Salt Lake City. His dad milked the cows twice a day and his mom kept the home organized and raised seven kids. Dr. Jones is the fifth child of seven. His parents and days on the farm taught him to love life and serve others.
Total Care Dental Team Of American Fork, Utah (UT)
What do you think makes a perfect dental team member? Compassionate, caring, good listener, detail oriented… even goofy. Well, this dental team has all that and more! American Fork Dentists, Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Coles have looked far and wide to find team members that are genuinely interested in our patients, concerned with making you feel comfortable, and with giving you the best possible dental care in American Fork, Utah.
This team makes a winning combination. Total Care Dental is about Hope, Health and You! Our practice was honored as “Best of State” in Utah among all service oriented businesses. Please feel free to let us know anything we can do to make your visit to our dental office in American Fork, Utah (UT) more ENJOYABLE.
Steve Jorgensen ~ Co-Owner Steve got pulled into the dental world in 2001 when Total Care Dental was opened. Before that he was a civil engineer, having attended Brigham Young University for a bachelor’s degree and the University of Nebraska for a Master’s Degree. He does all things in the dental office (management, marketing, accounting, finances, IT, maintenance…) except look in people’s mouths. He is married to Dr. Michelle Jorgensen and loves working with her on the dental practice, the house, and 4 amazing kids. He enjoys golfing, the outdoors, riding a Harley, and spending time with family.
Jilene Mecham ~ Dental Hygienist
I love life, laughter and enjoy my many roles as a woman. I have a composed, enjoyable, fun-loving husband and four energetic, talented, amazing children. I love working as a dental hygienist. I graduated from the University of Southern California Dental Hygiene School in 1991. I worked for a few dentists until I found a brilliant, compassionate, artistic dentist in Dr. Michelle Jorgensen in 1999. I love working with her and Dr. Coles. When not working as a hygienist or playing with my wonderful children, I’m either running marathons or biking with my fantastic husband.
Julie Nielsen ~ Front Office Concierge
I have been in dentistry since 1980 and still get excited about it and love to help people achieve better health and a beautiful smile. I feel blessed being here at Total Care Dental working with friendly, skilled and knowledgeable team members. I love serving our patients and being in an atmosphere of caring, fun, love and laughter. I am married to a wonderful man and love being with him whether it’s going for a walk, hiking, traveling, or just enjoying being outdoors together. I have 1 son, 5 stepchildren, and 11 grandchildren. They all keep me very busy, but I love it and feel very blessed.
Stacie Henry ~ Dental Assistant
I have enjoyed being part of the dental world since 1993. I joined the Total Care Dental family in 2000. I love the patients, atmosphere, friendships, and all the continuing education that we do here. I took a short eight year break to be a “stay at home mom” and have recently returned. It’s great to be back. I have been married since 1995 and we have three wonderful children (all parents say that). You can often find me volunteering at their elementary school or running kids to various activities. As a family we enjoy camping, traveling and anything outdoors in our free time.
Laura Moody ~ Practice Manager
Most people in this field say they have a “love of dentistry”. Laura, however, has a love of marketing! After spending several years as an International Barbie Marketer in Southern California, she moved to Utah and was hired to do the marketing for Total Care Dental. Since being here, there hasn’t been a beautiful smile that she hasn’t appreciated on a whole new level. “I have such a respect for the team here, especially the doctor’s and their impressive knowledge. I see our patients come in feeling pain and frustration and leave with hope and self-esteem. This has added a bright spot to my world.” She enjoys people with a good sense of humor, the ocean, pretty cupcakes and of course…Barbie.
Kara Downing ~ Surgical Assistant
Kara started dentistry work when a friend recommended it to her 14 years ago. She loves helping people so being a Surgical Assistant is perfect for her. She enjoys seeing how it helps people. When she isn’t helping with smiles, she loves camping, boating, softball and CARS! She has had a passion for cars since she can remember which she got from her dad. She even studied collision repair in college! She is happily married with two kids, a girl and a boy.
Margot Green ~ Care Coordinator
Who couldn’t love the team at Total Care Dental? After working with Michelle for 10 years, I ventured out to work with a dental consultant for a few years. Due to my passion for dentistry, I wanted to help other teams as well. Now I’m back to my roots! I love what this practice stands for and the quality of dentistry and care that is given here. Plus…the team here gives a “Top Gun” experience. When not at the practice you’ll find me traveling, playing with my family, mountain biking or on the courts playing a fun game of tennis.
Wendy Cullem ~ Dental Hygienist
I followed my sister’s footsteps, and in 1992 became a Dental Hygienist. I graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s Degree. I am a native of Southern California, except for the two years I lived in Idaho while going to ISU. My husband and four kids moved to Utah in May of 2015. I love to hike, ski, play soccer, read and spend time with family and friends. I have worked for many different dentists throughout my career, but none have compared to Total Care Dental. I am constantly learning and improving with my wonderful dental team.
Kelsie Yarn ~ Front Office Concierge
Kelsie has been a dental assistant for two years. She went to school in Idaho Falls and has been working and loving dentistry ever since! She moved to Utah in February of 2018 and found a family here at Total Care Dental. She was recently married to her amazing husband, Joey and they are loving married life. She has a passion for the outdoors and animals. She loves camping and snowboarding and is working on getting a dog!
Angie Catmull ~ Finance Coordinator
Angie has been working in the dental field for 33 (maybe more) years. She started as a dental assistant, then an office manager and now she is our financial specialist. She loved dentistry so much, that she wanted to share what she was learning and formed the study group “Utah Dental Office Leaders Learn” back in 2012. She has been married for 30 years and has two beautiful children, Jake and Taylor. She loves to sew and cook, however after having surgery on her hands a few years ago, she has been a little bit limited. But that doesn’t slow her down!
Jackie Andersen ~ Community Outreach
Jackie has been in the dental field for nearly 30 years, obtaining her CDA and working in various positions. She loves being with the Total Care Dental Team, helping to spread the good word of what makes us truly unique in giving “total care” to our patients. She has known Dr. Jorgensen for years and one of the many qualities she admires in her is her continual quest to gain knowledge, insight and experience to best serve her patients. Some of her favorite things are cleaning and organizing (yes, she embraces her OCD), meeting new people, going on walks, spending time with her husband and making memories w with family–especially her 11 grandchildren!
Kangie Dawber ~ Care Coordinator
Kangie came into Total Care Dental one day to tell us about her practice as a Doula and turns out…we loved her and offered her a job! She tells us that she feels honored to be part of the Total Care Dental Team. “There is an air of compassion and care for the team members and for the patients here. You can literally feel it as you walk in the door! Every day is a learning experience and the knowledge the doctors have is truly enviable.” Total Care Dental suits her personality well, as her passion is whole body health. She loves to travel, and while in Australia she met her husband. From there they moved to England where they lived for eight years and had their little son Jack.
Aly Ray ~ Dental Assistant
Aly came to us from California where she was a birthday party Disney Princess! She came on board to work at the front desk, but soon realized that she loved dental and works with Dr. Jorgensen assisting on surgeries and is a certified phlebotomist. She loves being in musicals and is a pre-med student at UVU.
Amber Smith ~ Operations Manager
Amber has been in the dental field for 20 years and has done everything from assisting to managing the practice. She loves the one on one interaction, the care we provide, the relationships that are built here and getting to know both patients and staff on a personal level. She loves running, camping, hunting—a real outdoor girl. She also enjoys her large family and reading.
Leslie Stockle ~ Dental Assistant Leslie loves to workout, spend time with her two children and will eat any type of chocolate that comes her way. She has been an excellent dental assistant since 2013. You can find her outside, hiking, biking—anything to get outdoors. She is IV Certified and although she’s tiny, she is a huge asset to Total Care Dental!
Suzanne Bush Black ~ Coach
Suzanne has been coaching and training in the dental field for 40 years! Her expertise ranges from teaching hundreds of “Dental Boot Kamp” courses to perfecting systems and customer service for private dental practices in the United States and Canada. She comes out to our practice several times a year and always leaves us better. We are lucky to have her.
Ashley Taylor ~ Care Coordinator
I have been part of the dental industry for 5 years. I do love teeth! It’s one of the first things I looked for when looking for my husband haha! But I do love seeing patients feel happier about the work that they are getting done. I love getting to know new people! I am originally from Teton, Idaho I love traveling, playing basketball, baking, snowboarding, and hanging out with family and friends. Working at Total Care Dental is so much fun and I learn new things every day!
Angie Keyes ~ Treatment Coordinator
Angie or "Anj" has been married for 30 years and has two awesome children and two of the most amazing and beautiful grandchildren a gal could ask for! She has been in the field of dentistry for 14 years and loves to run, fish and go kayaking. Ang loves jewelry, shopping and especially traveling to to WARM places. She feels like she's working at the best dental office in the world and we are thrilled to have her with us!
Toafia Jestice ~ Dental Assistant
Toa just started working in the dental field last December, and is doing very well here at Total Care Dental. She loves to hang out with her big family of six siblings. She enjoys working out, hiking and going on scenic drives. Her favorite thing about being in the dental world is helping people feel comfortable and is great with fearful patients. She just married six months ago and is living happily ever after with her husband that she met at BYU Idaho.
Ashley Kate Houghton-Financial Coordinator
Because we have multiple Ashley’s at our practice, we call this Ashley…Kate! She has been in the dental field for two years and the health field for five. She is one of finance coordinators and we are thrilled to have her and her skills on our team. Kate loves hiking and traveling and spends all the time she can on DIY projects. She beautifully refinishes old furniture and says, “Crafts are where it’s at”! She has a huge family including four sisters and a brother and she is child number four!
Ashlee Crosby ~ Dental Assistant
She has been in dental for 10 years now and joined Total Care Dental last February. Ashlee enjoys being able to help patients on their health journey and seeing the positive outcomes. She loves woodwork and building things, such as end tables, shelves and benches! When she isn’t working, she is happy hanging out with her four children. Fun fact…Ashlee can do a double back flip and identify the different flavors of Skittles while blindfolded.
Kailey Jean Tokunaga ~ Scheduling Specialist
Kailey comes to us from Hawaii and has worked in the dental field for six years. She keeps our schedule in tip-top shape which can be like a complicated Tetrus game at times. Kailey loves running, the beach and hiking. She was born in Maui, hula dances and fun fact…she loves Spam! Making new friends and helping others is her favorite part of dentistry.
Toni Linsenmeyer ~ Marketing
Jens Jorgensen ~ Marketing
Josh Jorgensen ~ Marketing
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