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Here at West Jordan Platinum Dental Care, we are not just a state-of-the-art facility using the most modern techniques and tools available. We are a dedicated group of professionals ready to serve you and your family. We believe what really makes the difference in our practice are the people! Our dentists are top-notch when it comes to caring professionals and the leaders of our talented team and our hygienists love what they do and serve with patience and kindness.
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Dr. Kenneth Hicks
Gentle And Painless
Dr. Hicks is a native to Utah. He believes that dental care should be gentle and painless. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He’s practiced medicine in various areas of Utah over the last 22 years.
He served a 2 year church mission to Southern France. He and his wife have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and live in South Jordan. He loves golfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, paint, and vacation with family.
He works as a dental consultant part-time for the state of Utah Department of Health and is a member of the Utah Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He’s a former member of the Illinois Army National Guard and has performed dental services in Thailand and Paraguay. Dr. Hicks provides dental care for everyone including pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and general dentistry services.
Dr. Andrew Vernon
Passionate And Friendly
With a ceaseless pursuit of the latest technology, techniques, and training combined with an unsurpassed passion for dentistry, Dr. Vernon blends science and art to provide cutting-edge oral health care to the patients who visit his clinic.
He and his professional staff take great satisfaction in helping you achieve and maintain a bright, beautiful smile. We are committed to caring for your teeth to give you the best-looking set of pearly whites with the least amount of discomfort, emotional stress, and financial anxiety. Our trusted dental practice strives to provide affordable dental care for families, children, and adults.
Dr. Vernon and his staff perform general and specialized family dentistry services at our local dental care practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. Have you been trying to find a good dentist in your area? Platinum Dental can provide that answer to this dilemma.
Dr. Gatlin Marks
Friendly and Knowledgable
Dr. Gatlin Marks is a friendly and dedicated general dentist from Salt Lake City, Utah. He started his dental career working as an orthodontic assistant for 10 years. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah in Exercise and Sport Science. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Roseman University of Health Sciences with honors; including “Roseman Excellence in Endodontics Award” and “AAOMS – outstanding achievements and performance in undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery”.
Dr. Marks is a proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Academy of LDS Dentists, and the Utah Dental Association (UDA). He has great respect for his profession and spends countless hours studying, taking continuing education courses and applying the advances of dentistry. He strives for perfection in all he does.
Although he loves many facets of dentistry, Dr. Marks most enjoys getting to know his patients. To him, the heart of patient care is taking a personalized approach because each patient and their smile is special. Whether a patient’s concern is cosmetic, restorative, or a dental emergency, he creates a genuine connection with his patients and provides them with the excellent, individualized care they need.
When Dr. Marks is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife Ellie, and daughter Quincy. They love to travel, hike, ski, and try new foods together!
Dr. Karli Wilson
Dr. Wilson is a Colorado native and earned her bachelors of science in chemistry degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She moved out to Utah to earn her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine. During that time, she received honors with Roseman’s Excellence in Endodontics and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She believes in compassionate dental care and wants to support her patients to make the best decisions for their oral health.
Dr. Wilson is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society. She strives to better herself as a dental professional every day and doesn’t settle for anything less than excellent.
In her spare time, Dr. Wilson loves to spend time in the great outdoors and to summit mountains. She consistently hikes, trail runs, and mountaineers more than 600 miles every year and has a goal to reach the highest point in each state. You’ll probably find her among the Wasatch mountains on the weekends soaking up the impeccable views!
Dr. Robert Swenson
Dr. Swenson grew up in Utah County, he attended Pleasant Grove and Mountain View high schools. After high school he served a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in France and Switzerland. After his mission, Dr. Swenson attended BYU and earned a B.S. degree in Biochemistry.
Dr. Swenson later moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend VCU dental school. While there he met his wife, Andrea, as she returned from her mission in Colorado. They were married in the Washington, DC temple. Dr. Swenson graduated from Dental school in 2015 with his DDS degree, honors from Quintessence Publications for his research in Oral Cancer, and honors from the American Academy of Periodontology for his work in Periodontics.
Dr. Shaun Heward
Dr. Shaun Heward was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. He attended Alta High School and completed his undergraduate at University of Utah. During this time he worked as a dental laboratory technician making crowns and bridges. He then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Following dental school, he began medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. While at the University of Michigan, he also completed his internship in general surgery, residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and was a chief resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Heward has extensive surgical training in corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), tumors/cysts of the jaws, face trauma, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, cleft lip and palate, face reconstruction and bone grafting. He is delighted to have moved back to his home state of Utah and working with Platinum Dental Services. He also has a passion for serving others abroad and continues to treat less fortunate patients on mission trips overseas.
When Dr. Heward is not at work he enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, biking, shooting, gardening, wood working and cooking.
Dr. Parker Haycock
After completing his undergraduate degree at University of Utah, he received his dental degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He then furthered his education at residency and received a Masters in Science of Dentistry. Dr. Haycock’s educational endeavors and his rigorous training on the latest techniques and technologies have prepared him to be an excellent addition to our orthodontic team.
He works hard with his colleagues to create the best possible treatment plan and care for his patients. He now lives with his wife, three kids, and dog in Salt Lake County, and spends his free time playing soccer and skiing.