” Nothing can take the place of experience. More than 34 years of practice has given me everything I need to successfully correct surgical conditions you may bring to the Smoot Center. My knowledge and skill, combined with the care and respect you will receive, assures you will be more than satisfied with what will we accomplish together. “
Dr. David Smoot
The Maxillofacial Surgeon
Some dental procedures are beyond the training and experience of the ordinary family dentist. These cases, including those requiring surgical skills, dental implants, deep sedation for the patient, or the extraction of wisdom teeth, are best left to a professional with the extended education and experience of a specialist: the Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon.
The founder of the Smoot Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. David J. Smoot, is such an extraordinary surgeon. With over 30 years of schooling and practice, Dr. Smoot possesses the qualities that will ensure a successful procedure that will leave the patient as satisfied with the results as medically possible.
Dr. David J Smoot
After graduating from the University of Utah, Dr. Smoot attended dental school and completed a three-year residency at Californiaâ€™s Loma Linda Medical Center., followed by a craniofacial and trauma fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. A one-year rotation in anesthesia included the full management of operating-room anesthesia at three major Southern California hospitals and was followed by postdoctoral studies at numerous major hospitals throughout the United States.
Dr. Smoot has served on the board of directors of the March of Dimes and is currently chairman of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Salt Lake Cityâ€™s LDS Hospital.
What all this means for you or your family member is that patients under Dr. Smootâ€™s care will be treated with the best professional techniques available and, as the Smoot Center motto assures, that care will be tempered with â€˜skill, respect and compassionâ€.
Dr. Smoot and You
A patient seeking dental care from Dr. Smoot can be assured of receiving the benefits of the latest surgical techniques, professional judgment and compassionate care. Whether the patient is at the Smoot Center for the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, dental implants, or the repair of facial trauma, the greatest skill and empathy will play a part in the treatment at the Smoot Center.
The use of a type of general anesthesia in surgical procedures insuring the patient a more pain-free experience than with the use of local anesthetics. Not all dental procedures requires deep sedation, but where it is the anesthesia of choice, the patient may be assured Dr. Smoot will administer and monitor its use safely and with the utmost care.
Get to Know Us
Come get to know Dr. Smoot and the Smoot Center. Give us a call today at (801)264-8504 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Smoot. We look forward to seeing you here at the Smoot Center for Oral Surgery.