469 Medical Drive Suite 200 Bountiful, Utah (801) 292-5812

Monday, February 25, 2013

Meet the Davis Dental Team

The Team of Experts at Davis Dental Welcome You 

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Dr. Dale R. Linton, DDS

Dr. Linton is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University. Dr. Dale R. Linton has been practicing dentistry in the Bountiful-Salt Lake City area since 1975 and has been serving his patients, by giving them the highest standard of treatment and care by giving them award-winning smiles. He is deeply committed to continuing education, both as a continual student and a teacher.  He has taught his techniques and high standards of quality in many different countries for the past eight years.  His special interests lie aesthetics, veneers and crown and bridge.  He also practices and teaches Minimally Invasive Dentistry. All of Dr. Linton’s and Dr. Davis’s patients are considered close personal friends and are made to feel comfortable and at ease while receiving the most advanced dentistry available.
Dr. Linton has been inducted, as a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry, and the Pierre Feuchard Academy and received two Lifetime Achievement Awards. He is a member of the Utah Dental Association, American Dental Association, LDS Academy of Dentistry, and the South Davis Dental Society.
When not in the office Dr. Linton enjoys: spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, SCUBA diving, water skiing, snow skiing, running (three marathons), tennis, golf, painting, and wood work in his shop.

Tandem Beckstrom- Registered Dental Hygienist

Tandem is a northern Utah native.  She graduated at the top of her class with her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Weber State University.  She has worked in the dental profession for over eight years including the last three with Dr. Linton and Dr. Davis as a dental hygienist. She feels fortunate to in work for outstanding doctors and a remarkable team.  She finds value in building meaningful relationships with her patients and enjoys educating people on their oral and periodontal health.  Patients comment that Tandem makes them feel at ease during their dental experience. To keep up with the ever-changing field of dentistry she stays current by attending continuing education courses. When Tandem is not at work, she stays busy keeping up with her little boy.  She also enjoys baking, reading, camping, four wheeling, playing with her black lab, and going out on the town with her husband.  

Deana Keck- Certified Dental Assistant  

Deana is a Certified Dental Assistant and has worked in the profession since 1986.  She began assisting at the Bountiful office in 1992. She is knowledgeable and proficient in all aspects of dental care. She enjoys the friendship of the people she works with, the wonderful patients she assists and meeting any challenge set before her. She is dedicated to her profession and values serving those around her.  She has had several opportunities to go on dental service trips to Nuevas Casa Grande, Mexico where she has assisted in giving complimentary dental care to those in need.  Deana has lived in Utah her entire life. She is happily married and together they are raising their family in the Layton area. Snowmobiling, riding bikes, reading and spending time with her family are her favorite pastimes.

Alyssa Mackey- Dental Assistant  

Alyssa has worked as a Dental Assistant for almost two years and is loving it! Two years ago she was working as a nanny in NYC and when she moved home she soon discovered that the Dental field was the place for her.  Being trained on the job at another Dental office, she has recently joined our team and is very excited about working with Dr. Davis and Dr. Linton.  One of her favorite things about the job are her patients.  She loves meeting new people, getting to know each individual person and helping them.  Alyssa enjoys traveling, movies, reading, being with family and, like all newlyweds, spending time with her husband. 


Janet Staples- Practice Manager and Administrator  

Janet has lived in Davis County for the majority of her life. She attended Brigham Young University while excelling in sales management. She became interested in the dental profession in 2003. She has years of experience in customer service and finds her work as an office manager rewarding. She supports the doctors and team who provide the highest level of quality care. She is enthusiastic about cutting edge technology and loves to see the change in patients’ lives through esthetic dentistry. She especially enjoys the opportunity to get to know patients and loves working with a fabulous team.  She enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, running marathons, shopping, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Neuromuscular Pain Relief and Therapeutic BOTOX

Therapeutic BOTOX to Treat TMJ Pain, Migraines, & More...   

Why choose BOTOX to treat pain? BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to prevent TMJ related pain, tension headaches, and migraine headaches. What some patients may not realize is their source of chronic headaches,or migraines, may come from tension in the mouth and jaw area. I commonly see this in patients who grind their teeth or constantly clench their jaw from stress. It is common that patients are not even aware that they are teeth grinders or hold tension in their jaw because it is subconscious behavior. A common symptom that people have is they will wake up in the morning with a sore jaw and a headache. This is usually due to nocturnal grinding which may occur because of excessive stress, syndromes such as obstructive sleep apnea, or even occlusal interferences (a bad bite). BOTOX injections can be a great solution for TMJ related pain and headaches.

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BOTOX patient testimonial:

After 15 years of chronic pain from grinding my teeth, the relief is unbelievable." 
I had suffered for over 15 years from grinding my teeth at night (bruxism). My mouth guard was not getting the job done. During periods of stress, I would wake up every morning with headaches and a sore jaw.
Other dentists warned me I was destroying my teeth, but could not give me a solution!
After doing my own research, I learned of a new treatment for bruxism.  The same botox used for cosmetic procedures is injected into the muscles of the jaw, relaxing them.  Unfortunately, it took me three years to find a dentist in Utah that was trained in this procedure.
After my first treatment by Dr. Davis, my relief was immediate and profound.  I can now look forward to waking up in the morning, knowing I won’t be in pain.  It has been a dramatic improvement in my quality of life.
-Wade Paxman Brigham City, Utah

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Meet Dr. Jordan Douglas Davis

Dr. Jordan D. Davis is originally from Idaho Falls, ID. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Utah in 2006 and graduated from Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE in 2011 where he received honors as the most outstanding operative dentist. Dr. Davis also received additional training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Here, he was able to expand his scope of practice to procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement, bone grafting procedures, facial trauma repair, management of dental infections and oral pathology, and intravenous sedation.  His interests range from esthetic dentistry to reconstructive surgical procedures.
Dr. Davis is married to Elena Davis who is a native of Italy from the island of Sardegna. Elena immigrated to the United States at age six with her family. She is trilingual, speaking Italian, French, and English fluently. She also attended the University of Utah where she attained a degree in English and English as a second language.  In addition, Elena received her Masters degree as a reading specialist from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and has taught in inner city schools for the past five years. 
Dr. Davis and his wife, Elena, first started dating after meeting each other in a psychology class at the University of Utah.  A few short years later, they were married in the Salt Lake City temple. It has been 6 years since then and the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in August of 2012. 
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Davis is a sponsored rock climber and has had the privilege to climb in many locations around the world. He is also a drummer and guitarist who has played for many bands and local artists such as Alex Boye.
Together, Elena and Dr. Davis enjoy traveling the world, experiencing different cultures and new experiences, eating great food, and going on long hikes in the mountains.
Dr. Davis looks forward to creating a new home and working in the Bountiful, Utah area and is very excited to provide the local community with quality dental care.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Continuing Education: Comprehensive Dental Implant Surgery Conference

Continuing Education: Dental Implant Conference 
This last week I attended Dr. Anthony Sclar's ISTM 2013 Comprehensive Dental Implant Surgery Conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Sclar is considered a leader around the world in reconstructive and esthetic dental implant surgery. After having completed a year of Oral and Maxilliofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University I wanted to continue my passion and build my expertise on dental implants. This conference was an excellent educational opportunity to learn the latest surgical and prosthetic techniques to achieve proper form, function, and optimal esthetics for implant restorations. I believe in offering my patients treatment options that are based on sound scientific knowledge that will provide the most excellent and predicable outcomes. Dr. Sclar's expertise and experience in dental implant surgery is a valuable resource for practitioners like myself.  I am excited to bring this knowledge in implant surgery to my practice with assurance and confidence that my patients will receive the highest quality care. 

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