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1434 East 9400 South , Sandy- 84093
Utah , United States  United States
Today (Wednesday) Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sandy Shores pediatric dentistry - Sandy

Are you looking for pediatric dentist in Sandy Utah? Sandy Shores Pediatric Dentistry offer best pediatric dentistry and family dentistry service in Utah.Dr. Bekker is a native of Utah, and attended the University of Utah obtaining a degree in psychology. Having grown up with a father in dentistry, Dr. Bekker always wanted to become a dentist, and was accepted to dental school in Boston at Tufts New England Medical Center School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Dr. Bekker returned to Utah and completed a residency in Oral Pediatrics at Primary Children’s Hospital. While maintaining a private practice in pediatric dentistry in Sandy, he also is the current Medical Director of the Pediatric Dental Residency at Primary Children’s Hospital. Recently, Dr. Bekker was named as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Patient Care at the University of Utah School of Dentistry and is excited about teaching at the school. Dr. B, as his students call him, is also serving as the President of the Utah Dental Association. Married to his wonderful wife Delsie, they are the parents of 5 children and a growing group of extremely cute grandchildren. Jim and Delsie love to travel and spend time with their family skiing, boating and fly fishing.Dr. Matthew V. Jacobsen DDS.Dr. Matt graduated from University of Utah, receiving an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. He attended dental school at Creighton University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received various awards for his outstanding performance in pediatric dentistry. After dental school he completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at Primary Children’s Hospital, where he worked extensively with children from infancy to adolescence, including those with special health care needs. While working at Primary Children’s, Dr. Matt was nominated as Resident of the Year due to his caring and dedicated approach to treating children.While away from the office, Dr. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Melanie, and two children. As a family they love to boat, swim, hike, fish, and take road trips together. My name is Elena but some people call my Barbara. I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 10 darling grandchildren and I am getting older by the minute. But whoever said getting older isn’t fun didn’t work at our office. I have worked here since the dawn of time and it is always a fun adventure. I enjoy working at the front desk, greeting patients and their families. We have a wonderful, calm, professional environment. We would love to have you come visit us anytime. I am the one sitting in front with the wild red hair.My name is Elizabeth but I go by Liz. I am an avid reader and enjoy everything from junior fiction to the classics. I love all things Disney. I love celebrating holidays and events (like the Olympics) with friends, family, and lots of yummy food. I have an energetic niece and nephew that I love to spend time with. I have worked in this office for quite a while, starting out as a chair-side assistant and recently moved to the front office. I have enjoyed getting to know our patients and their families through my contact with them at our office.

My name is Jenny, I have been in the dental field for 37 years (9 of that with Dr. Bekker). I enjoy gardening and making jewelry. I used to raise quarter horses as well. I have enjoyed working and spending time with your children. We have a great staff here and loving and caring Dr.’s. Hope to see you soon!Hello! My name is Kenadee. I just graduated from Jordan High School where I completed my certified dental assistant course. I was a cheerleader in high school and I also love to read and go to Disneyland. I am a serious shopaholic as well. I look forward to meeting all of you!

Business Operation Hours
Monday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry have both recommended that all children be seen by a dentist within 6 months of the appearance of their first tooth or age 1. Multiple studies have shown that children seen by this age have significantly fewer dental treatment related costs over the course of their lifetime. At an infant oral exam we perform and intraoral and extraoral exam to make sure your childs teeth and soft tissues are developing normally. We concentrate on prevention of tooth decay by performing a cavity risk assessment. We will talk about diet, oral hygiene, fluoride, and injury prevention so that together we can create a bright and healthy smile for your children.

At Sandy Shores our first priority is prevention of tooth decay and other oral diseases. We take pride in every child that has a “cavity free” visit. We will be happy to discuss specific methods to maintain your child’s oral health based on their cavity risk. Part of prevention is also injury prevention. We offer custom athletic mouth guards to help your children play their sports comfortably and safely. At your child’s exam we will clean your child’s teeth and also offer in-office fluoride treatments to make your child’s teeth shine. We perform a full diagnostic exam and radiographs, examining both the intra-oral and extra-oral hard and soft tissues to make sure your child’s oral health is complete.

Even with the parent’s best efforts, some kids still get cavities! Our office is skilled in providing restorative treatment to get your kiddos oral health back to square one. We offer a whole range of treatment options including the latest in esthetic white crowns and fillings. We will be happy to discuss your wide range of options at your child’s examination.

We understand that every child is unique. Behavior and the ability to cooperate for dental procedures vary from child to child. For this reason we offer a full spectrum of treatment at Sandy Shores so that we can tailor the method of treatment to your child. We offer:

At your child’s examination we will discuss whether or not we need to perform any of these sedation methods and which would best for your child.Our doctors are well trained to provide emergency treatment for your child. Whether your child fell and experienced dental or oral trauma or they have a swollen cheek or a toothache, we can help. Please call us at any time and we will make arrangements to see you as soon as possible.We accept a wide range of dental insurances at Sandy Shores, including Medicaid.

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