Meet the Total Care
Dental & Wellness Team

Taking a Holistic Approach to Your Dental Care & Wellness

MEET THE DOCTORS OF TOTAL CARE DENTAL

Dr. Michelle Jorgensen
DDS - Owner

Dr. Michelle Jorgensen an author, public speaker, teacher, biologic/holistic dentist, and health and wellness provider.

Michelle has dedicated her career to finding and correcting root cause issues for her patients. This dedication all started with needing to find answers to her own health issues and lead to the creation of the Total Care Dental Way, a patient CARE centric, health-focused method for treating dental and overall health... Learn more

Dr. David Mishler
DDS - Surgical Specialist

Dr. David Mishler is a dedicated dental surgeon that doesn’t accept anything less than excellence.  Dr. Mishler grew up working in his family's construction business and his love of working with his hands lead him to dentistry.

He attended the University of Pacific Dental School and did a periodontal surgery residency at the prestigious NYU and has taken courses in Invisalign, Lasers, Cosmetic Dentistry, Tissue grafting, Dental Implants, PRF... Learn more

Dr. Myles Preble
DDS - Sleep Specialist

Dr. Myles Preble is a TMJ and Sleep Specialist and is respected by his colleagues around the world.

In 1998, he began attending courses at 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... Learn more

MEET THE TEAM TOTAL CARE DENTAL

Steve Jorgensen
Co-Owner

Steve got pulled into the dental world by his wife Dr. Michelle Jorgensen in 2001 when Total Care Dental & Wellness 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 enjoys golfing, the outdoors, riding a Harley, and spending time with family.

Amber Smith
Operations Director

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.

Kris McKinley
Business Director

I am new to the dental industry and excited to be a part of the Total Care Dental team. I am originally from Arizona and Texas but have raised my family in Utah and now call it home. I love the different seasons in Utah and feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful state. I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I love to read, cook, garden, and be outdoors.

Stephanie Shaia
New Patient Coordinator

For the past 10 years, Stephanie has been a familiar friendly face in the Utah County dental world. She loves talking to and taking care of people's needs, as well as helping them begin their path to better dental and overall health. She has a particular interest in and understands how holistic dentistry benefits our whole body wellness. You will hear her say, "Take Care!" and she means it.

Julie Nielsen
Front Office Coordinator

For the past 10 years, Stephanie has been a familiar friendly face in the Utah County dental world. She loves talking to and taking care of people's needs, as well as helping them begin their path to better dental and overall health. She has a particular interest in and understands how holistic dentistry benefits our whole body wellness. You will hear her say, "Take Care!" and she means it.

Angie Keyes
Front Office 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, and traveling 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!

Londyn Crane
Front Office Coordinator

My name's Londyn, just like the city but spelt a little funny. I've been in the dental field since 2016 and it's been such an amazing experience. I really enjoy working in the dental field because it's so interesting and I learn something new every single day. It's extraordinary how everyone at this office strives to help patients and each other to improve their lives. Everyone's like family here, I love it!

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.

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. 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.

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!

Leslie Stockle
Care Coordinator

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!





Jiliene 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 providing new ways to bring health to our patients.

Ashlee Crosby
Restorative 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 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 backflip and identify the different flavors of Skittles while blindfolded.

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 the perfect fit. She loves to see the positive impact treatment has on her patients. 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.

Angela Gatten
Surgical Assistant

Angie has been in the dental field for over 25 years and just joined the Total Care Dental family in January 2020 after moving to Utah from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She has always had a passion for the surgical side of dentistry, so the Total Care Dental Surgery Team is a great fit for her. Angie has three grown children( 2 girls and 1 boy) who she loved raising and now enjoys spending time as adults with them. She loves the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and exploring new places.

Makiya Bowles
Surgical Technician

Makiya is our surgical scrub technician and comes to us from Nephi, Utah.  She enjoys hunting and camping and traveling to rodeos with her boyfriend.  She has two dogs which have become her babies.  Makiya is a certified CNA, as well as a phlebotomist.

Laura Moody
Marketing Outreach Specialist

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 doctors 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.

Aubrey Newell
Marketing/Creative Director

Aubrey, has been actively involved in digital for more than a decade and his ever-growing portfolio includes work on feature-length documentaries, short films, commercials, music videos, and promotional videos. Some of his favorite projects including working as a creative director for a non-profit in Colima, Mexico and being able to work live broadcasts for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a digital media compressionist. Aubrey loves working with Total Care Dental and seeing how lives are changed every day from health-based dental work performed.

Josh Jorgensen
Marketing

Josh is one of Dr. Jorgensen’s twin sons. He just got back from an LDS mission to Peru, and is now studying Biophysics at BYU. He got married in March of 2020. He loves the outdoors and rock climbs, hikes, does Spartan Races, and goes on adventures with his wife! He really loves learning about health and wellness and loves the opportunity to research and create quality content for the patients.

Dr. Michelle 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
my story

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. David Mishler

Dr. David Mishler is a dedicated surgeon that doesn’t accept anything less than excellence.  He grew up working construction in a family business, so he wanted to do something creative and with his hands.  That led him to dentistry.  He attended the University of Pacific Dental School, then took a great opportunity in Alaska. 

The first portion of his career, Dr. Mishler owned and operated a busy Health-Based dental practice as well as managing a Children’s Dentistry practice in Anchorage Alaska.  Wanting to take his surgical skills to the same level as his exceptional restorative dental skills, he sold these practices and was accepted into the prestigious Periodontal Surgery residency at NYU.

After completing his Periodontal residency, Dr. Mishler wanted to come to Utah to live near family.  He was planning to start his own practice focused on periodontal surgery when he met the doctors at Total Care Dental.  Realizing they shared his beliefs in health-based dentistry and his pursuit of world-class dental care, he joined the team and has now become the Clinical Director of the Total Care surgical department.

Always a dedicated student seeking to know more and improve his craft, he has taken courses in Invisalign, Lasers, Cosmetic Dentistry, Tissue grafting, Dental Implants, PRF and much more.   When asked about his hobbies, he says he has just one – dentistry!  He truly loves the profession and studies and learns in his spare time. 

Dr. Mishler has a soft place in his heart for those in need, and he has served in many capacities through the AK Mission of Mercy donating dental service, the Boy Scouts, and as a mentor in the Alaska Military Youth Academy.  He is happy to now be here serving the surgical and health needs of patients from around the world.

Learn About Dr. Myles Preble

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. Lyndi Jones

Dr. Lyndi Jones is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry. She is committed to continuing her dental education and attends conferences and seminars regularly.

Dr. Jones makes patient comfort a priority. She is passionate about her craft and even more passionate about treating people well. She strives every day to do the right thing, whether it’s interacting with patients, their families, or in her relationships with staff members.

Her goal is to astonish someone every day. When she isn’t working she loves to spend time with her daughter, husband, and dog. They love to travel and enjoy a host of outdoor activities including hiking, paddle boarding, and surfing.

Dr. Derek Preble

Dr. Derek Preble loves to help people with his passion for dentistry. Dr. Derek’s path to becoming a dentist was a little roundabout for someone that grew up in a dental office, but because of this, he knows dentistry is his passion.

Dr. Derek has been working in the dental field since 2003, while going to the University of Utah for a Bachelor of fine arts in sculpture, first working as a delta lab technician. After graduating from the U Dr. Derek started a mobile 3d imaging business for dentists across the Wasatch front, running that business and working with patients made him realize the joy he got from helping people.

This started him on the path to become a dentist. During the time of running the imaging business and during dental school Dr. Preble worked as a diagnostic technician for the Vivos Dental sleep appliance.

After graduating from Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Preble went to work as the lead Dentist for a busy corporate office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Derek is excited to be back in Utah at Total Care Dental, not only because it brings him back to his roots and close to family, but provides him the opportunity to help patients with a more comprehensive whole-body health approach.

When Dr. Derek is not at the office or trying to expand his dental knowledge and treatment options; he is spending time with his loving wife and 2 boys. He and his family love spending time in nature. Dr. Derek also plays in the occasional hockey game.

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Dr. Derek Preble loves to help people with his passion for dentistry. Dr. Derek’s path to becoming a dentist was a little roundabout for someone that grew up in a dental office, but because of this, he knows dentistry is his passion.

Dr. Derek has been working in the dental field since 2003, while going to the University of Utah for a Bachelor of fine arts in sculpture, first working as a delta lab technician. After graduating from the U Dr. Derek started a mobile 3d imaging business for dentists across the Wasatch front, running that business and working with patients made him realize the joy he got from helping people.

This started him on the path to become a dentist. During the time of running the imaging business and during dental school Dr. Preble worked as a diagnostic technician for the Vivos Dental sleep appliance.

After graduating from Roseman University’s College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Preble went to work as the lead Dentist for a busy corporate office in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Derek is excited to be back in Utah at Total Care Dental, not only because it brings him back to his roots and close to family, but provides him the opportunity to help patients with a more comprehensive whole-body health approach.

When Dr. Derek is not at the office or trying to expand his dental knowledge and treatment options; he is spending time with his loving wife and 2 boys. He and his family love spending time in nature. Dr. Derek also plays in the occasional hockey game.

Learn About Dr. Robert Ferrell

Dr. Robert Ferrell

Dr. Robert Ferrell has been practicing periodontics and dental surgery in South Ogden, Utah, since 1999. He has received extensive advanced training in implant dentistry with over 10,000 implants placed over his career. He has performed hundreds of full arch implant procedures, including All-on-4® Teeth-in-a-Day implants. Dr. Ferrell is the President of the James Ferrell Foundation, a charitable foundation that provides dental care to the underprivileged of our community as well as abroad. In addition, Dr. Ferrell has organized several different dental and medical humanitarian projects across the globe. He has also been a Spear Study Club leader since 2014. The Spear Study Club organizes a forum where difficult and challenging cases can be reviewed and treated by some of the top dentists in Northern Utah.


Education:

  • BA, Family Science, Brigham Young University
  • Masters of Science, University of Nebraska
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Louisville

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 has 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 - Total Care Dental
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.
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Amber Smith – Operations Director
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.
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Kris McKinley – Business Director
I am new to the dental industry and excited to be a part of the Total Care Dental team. I am originally from Arizona and Texas but have raised my family in Utah and now call it home. I love the different seasons in Utah and feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful state. I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I love to read, cook, garden, and be outdoors.
Stephanie Shaia – New Patient Coordinator
For the past 10 years, Stephanie has been a familiar friendly face in the Utah County dental world. She loves talking to and taking care of people’s needs, as well as helping them begin their path to better dental and overall health. She has a particular interest in and understands how holistic dentistry benefits our whole body wellness. You will hear her say, “Take Care!” and she means it. Whenever possible, she can be found walking flower gardens, or where the ocean meets the sand.  She loves spending time with her family: her husband of 35 years, her 4 grown children and her 3 absolutely adorable blue-eyed, blonde-hair grandchildren. Family is her everything! She is happy to be a part of the Total Care Dental & Wellness family.
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Julie Nielsen – Front Office Coordinator
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.
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Angie Keyes – Front Office 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!
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Londyn Crane – Front Office Coordinator
My name’s Londyn, just like the city but spelt a little funny. I love the beach and summer time! I’ve been in the dental field since 2016 and it’s been such an amazing experience. I’ve worked with pediatric dentistry, general dentistry and now I’m in the specialty world of periodontics. I really enjoy working in the dental field because it’s so interesting and I learn something new every single day. It’s extraordinary how everyone at this office strives to help patients and each other to improve their lives. Everyone’s like family here, I love it!
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.
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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.
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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!

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Leslie Stockle – Care Coordinator
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!
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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.
Grace Hansen – 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.

Ashlee Crosby - Total Care Dental
Ashlee Crosby – Restorative 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 backflip and identify the different flavors of Skittles while blindfolded.
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 the perfect fit. She loves to see the positive impact treatment has on her patients. 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.
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Angela Gatten – Surgical Assistant
Angie has been in the dental field for over 25 years and just joined the Total Care Dental family in January 2020 after moving to Utah from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has always had a passion for the surgical side of dentistry, so the Total Care Dental Surgery Team is a great fit for her. Angie has three grown children( 2 girls and 1 boy) who she loved raising and now enjoys spending time as adults with them. She loves the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and exploring new places.
Makiya Bowles - Total Care Dental & Wellness
Makiya Bowles – Surgical Technician
Makiya is our surgical scrub technician and comes to us from Nephi, Utah.  She enjoys hunting and camping and traveling to rodeos with her boyfriend.  She has two dogs which have become her babies.  Makiya is a certified CNA, as well as a phlebotomist.
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Laura Moody – Marketing Outreach Specialist
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 doctors 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.
Aubrey Dalton Newell – Marketing/Creative Director
Aubrey, has been actively involved in digital for more than a decade and his ever-growing portfolio includes work on feature-length documentaries, short films, commercials, music videos, and promotional videos. Some of his favorite projects including working as a creative director for a non-profit in Colima, Mexico and being able to work live broadcasts for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a digital media compressionist. Aubrey loves working with Total Care Dental and seeing how lives are changed every day from health-based dental work performed.
Josh Jorgensen ~ Marketing
Josh is one of Dr. Jorgensen’s twin sons. He just got back from an LDS mission to Peru, and is now studying Biophysics at BYU. He got married in March of 2020. He loves the outdoors and rock climbs, hikes, does Spartan Races, and goes on adventures with his wife! He really loves learning about health and wellness and loves the opportunity to research and create quality content for the patients.

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