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Dr. Michelle Jorgensen is a speaker, teacher, dentist, and Therapeutic Nutritional Counselor. Dr. Jorgensen lectures regularly to groups of dental professionals across the country who come to learn from Dr. Jorgensen and her vision on outstanding patient care, advancing the profession of dentistry, and the latest breakthroughs in holistic and natural dental care.
After a personal struggle with mercury toxicity Dr. Jorgensen has become passionate about holistic dentistry and focusing on a whole-body approach to dental and overall health. She has since authored a book and several articles relating to the topics of healthy holistic dentistry.
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, which includes a large garden, eight chickens, four goats and two dogs.
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.
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.
Jessa Smith ~ Front Office Concierge
I have been in the dental field for 16 years. I have been with Total Care Dental for 11 of those years and have loved every minute of it. Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Larsen have been her favorite doctors ever! Dr. Jorgensen’s holistic approach to both life and dentistry is exactly what I believe in and love. She enjoys spending time with her significant other, five children, being outside and traveling. But don’t be surprised if you catch herplaying withLegos and dress-ups!
Laura Moody ~ Marketing & Operation Manager
Most people in this field say they have a “love of dentistry”. I however, have a love of marketing! After spending several years as an International Barbie Marketer in Southern California, I 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 I haven’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. I enjoy people with a good sense of humor, the ocean, cupcakes and of course…Barbie.
Margot Green ~ Financial 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.
Heather Barney ~ Dental Assistant
The main thing that I love about my job is our patients! They are truly the best.
I also love serving and making people feel comfortable. Dentistry is wonderful, because you get to serve and help people all day long! I’m pretty keen on my family and I LOVE to read.When I have down time, you’ll find me reading in a sunny spot outside or in my home. I like to just sit and enjoy the nice weather outside. The heat has never bothered me!
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.
Alyssa Wilson ~ New Patient Treatment Coordinator
Dentistry has intrigued me from a very young age and I feel so lucky to be apart of it! I enjoy visiting with the variety of people we get to see each day with different personalities, ages, careers, backgrounds, etc. I have been an elementary school teacher and currently teach English to children in China online when outside of the dentist office. Recently I was married to my wonderful husband and enjoy the time we have together snowboarding, windsurfing, and pickleball!
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