Woodland Park Dental is a Layton based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.
We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Hearne and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 801-416-1603 and experience why our patients think Woodland Park Dental is the best dentist in Layton.
Dr. Hearne grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. He decided to become a dentist at the age of 12, due to the example of a close family friend and well known dentist. He began his career in the hotel industry at age 14, where he learned the importance of customer service and a high standard of excellence. When Dr. Hearne was 18, he lost his little brother, “Little Buddy,” to cystic fibrosis who was 7 when he died. The tender care given to his brother throughout his life by wonderful nurses and doctors inspired Dr. Hearne to become and excellent caregiver for his patients.
During his undergraduate education at Utah State University, Dr. Hearne met his wife, Naomi. After completing his education at USU, Dr. Hearne earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery(DDS)degree after 4 years of training at Creighton University School of Dentistry in May, 1997. He then completed a one-year advanced General Practice Residency program at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in June, 1998 while working part time as an Associate Dentist in a private practice.
Dr. Hearne, a Utah general dentist, started Woodland Park Dental in August, 1998 and continues to build a very successful practice today. Dr. Hearne is constantly striving to provide a painless experience for his patients with the use of parenteral and oral sedation and other techniques and technologies which enable him to achieve these results.
Through his unceasing commitment to learning and professional development Dr. Hearne received an Honorary Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in Washington, DC in July, 2005. The Fellowship, in conjunction with memberships in the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Painless Dentistry, and the Weber District Dental Society, demonstrates his dedication to education and improvement for his patients’ benefit.
Dr. Hearne’s commitment to his community goes far beyond the dental chair. He currently serves in the Boy Scouts of America as an adult trainer in “Wood Badge” courses (training for adult Cub and Boy Scout Leaders) and is currently serving as a leader for the eleven year old Boy Scouts.
He enjoys many outdoor activities including swimming, skiing, snowmobiling, and scuba diving. But even more, he loves to read and spend time with his family.
Dr. Nielsen grew up in Layton, where he spent most of his youth outdoors. He loved running around the soccer field, rolling around the skate park, or cruising down the mountain on his snowboard. Dr. Nielsen also grew to love music. He taught himself to play the guitar in high school, and even started a band with some of his friends. It was also in high school that Dr. Nielsen discovered his passion for dentistry. During a high school internship program he was able to observe many interesting procedures, which allowed him to recognize the differences that were happening in the lives of the patients. He loved the idea of being a part of that.
After high school, Dr. Nielsen completed his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Weber State University. While attending school, he worked full time in the hospitality industry at the Marriott hotel. It was also during college where Dr. Nielsen met and married his wife, Ali. They now have two children, Arbor (2) and Vera (2 weeks), as well as the family dog, Tilly (4). They spent the last four years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Dr. Nielsen attended Marquette University School of Dentistry, learning and growing in the dental profession. He has recently returned home and is extremely excited to make a difference in the lives of those in the community. He is determined to study and improve his knowledge and skills to create the most comfortable dental experience for each person he is able to work with.
Kacie has worked in the dental field for 16 years. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband of 13 years and her 12 year old son. Kacie is happy when the patients are pleased with the looks of their teeth.
Katie has worked in the dental field for over 8 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is married with 2 boys. She loves being active and playing sports. Katie says “I love helping people feel great about their smile and getting to meet new people.
Amanda has been apart of the Woodland Park Dental team for 16 years. She is happily married with 2 children. Enjoys softball, athletics and reading. She loves being active and living life to the fullest with husband and kids. “Love what matters in life and enjoy the little things”
Diana has spent the last 30 years working in many dental offices but says the reason she has worked at Woodland Park Dental for almost 15 years is because she loves the extra time and expense we invest into making people’s experience here truly painless. She says she also really appreciates the “confidence she has in the high quality of dentistry provided to our patients.” She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her grandson.
Val has been a dental assistant for over 10 years and has moved to the front office for the last 2 year. She says she “loves working at Woodland Park Dental because she loves people and helping them feel comfortable is what we do!” She is almost always smiling and enjoys her work, spending time with her family, camping and many other outdoor activities. She is a Seattle Seahawks fan and loves Football.
Michelle has been part of the Woodland Park Dental team for over 18 years. For the first 12 years she worked in the front office scheduling patients’ dental appointments and helping them with treatment plans. Although she loved that position, she had a strong desire to gain more knowledge of the clinical side of dentistry so she could help better educate and serve others. So, after completing her undergraduate work she attended Weber State University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. Michelle loves the friendly and caring environment at Woodland Park Dental and was very excited to hear that a hygiene position was available. Dr. Hearne and the whole team are VERY happy to have her back! One of her favorite parts of Woodland Park Dental is that the patients are always first. We pride ourselves on being painless and keeping up with the latest technology available. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, snowboarding and spending time with her husband and two boys.