Meet Your Dentists
Meet Dr. Caesar Hearne
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.
For exceptional dental services in Layton, call Woodland Park Dental offices for an appointment with Dr. Hearne at +1 (801) 416-1603
Meet Dr. Peter Christensen
Dr. Christensen loves connecting with his patients and providing comprehensive care to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile for every patient. He is committed to providing excellent care by listening to your concerns, explaining recommended procedures, and helping make your experience comfortable. He is also dedicated to continued training and advancing dental technology in order to provide the highest level of care.
Dr. Christensen was born and raised in Farmington, Utah and studied at the University of Utah. While attending the U of U for his undergraduate degree, he met his wife, Nikki. He started his career in dentistry as a certified dental assistant prior to starting dental school.
Dr. Christensen earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of New England (UNE) in Portland, Maine. While studying at UNE, he was involved in various local and national organizations, which included being the co-founder and acting President for The Practice Management Club at the College of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Dental Implant Student award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons as recognition for his attention to detail, planning, and surgical ability. Dr. Christensen was also awarded the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Dental Award for having exhibited the greatest interest, knowledge, and proficiency in the field of general dentistry.
Outside the office, Dr. Christensen loves spending time with his wife and twins, Harrison and Adeline. He recharges by spending time outdoors, and specifically enjoys fishing, camping, golfing, mountain biking, and working in the yard and garden.
Dr. Christensen is excited to be with the Woodland Park Dental team and serving patients alongside Dr. Hearne.
Meet Our Team
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 20 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 grandsons.
Valerie has been with Woodland Park dental for nearly 18 years. She enjoys helping people and truly loves what she does! Her patients are her number-one priority and getting to know them is the best part about her job. Valerie’s passions include spending time with her family and traveling.
She is happily married with four kids! When not at work, Valerie is taking care of her little farm and watching her son play football!
Lindsay grew up here in Layton and has never left. She attended High School and a dental assisting program simultaneously, graduating from them both in 1997. She has worked in the dental field for 25+ years as both an assistant, as well as within the front office. She has been with Woodland Park dental for four years now, and is our insurance & financial coordinator. In her time away form the office, she enjoys spending it doing many things such as building or restoring furniture, painting, sewing and spending time with her loved ones. Lindsay values her relationships with people and is happiest when others feel heard, cared about and are smiling.
Michelle has been part of the Woodland Park Dental team for over 20 years. She loves working in the dental field, especially helping fearful patients have a positive and comfortable experience. It is important to her to keep up on her education and new technology to be the best Hygienist she can be!
In Michelle’s free time, you will find her somewhere in nature. Snowboarding, kayaking or just enjoying the beauty Utah has to offer. Michelle has two sons and two furry children.
Natalie graduated from Weber State University in 2017 with honors and has been with Woodland Park Dental ever since. She has over a decade of experience in dentistry from dental assisting, front office and as a dental hygienist. Natalie has received several awards and accolades for her research in dental hygiene, including first place at the National Dental Hygiene Association’s Annual Conference. Natalie continues to be an advocate for her patients and community by consistently volunteering in leadership positions within the Utah Dental Hygiene Association. She is currently serving as a Delegate for the state of Utah and represents her association on a national level. In her free time, Natalie is an avid traveler, marathon runner, and is one of our resident foodies. She loves hanging out with her dogs and exploring the outdoors.
Lauren has worked in the dental field for the past five years. She has her associates degree in education and played volleyball at a JUCO college in Wyoming. She has a one year old boy. In her free time, she continues to play volleyball in recreational leagues and go on adventures with her son.
Sierra moved here a year ago from California for her husband’s job in the Air Force. She has been working in the dental field for about three years. She loves interacting with patients and helping them with their needs. Sierra has her associates degree and is looking to further her education soon. In her free time, she loves throwing the ball with her dogs and going on hikes with her husband.
Jena has worked in the dental field for 4 years now. She is going to Weber State to continue her education and work towards becoming a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys getting to meet and knowing all of her patients. She loves going to the beach, mountains and going swing dancing! Jena is full of energy and keeps us all laughing!
Kristy has spent many years moving around the country. In those years, she received her RDA in California as well as New Jersey, working as a Dental Assistant for General Dentistry and for an Oral Surgeon. She moved back to Utah in 2020 and enjoys working the front office and spending time with her family.
Makenna has been a dental assistant since 2018. She recently moved to Utah from Wisconsin. She loves being a dental assistant because she enjoys working closely with patients. In her free time, she loves to read, rock climb, and ride her bike!
Mauri grew up in a small town just outside of Spokane,m Washington. She loves spending her time outdoors running, hiking, fishing and riding dirt bikes. She also loves music and taught herself to play the piano, cello and guitar. Mauri found a love for dentistry after getting her teeth cleaned when she was 12 years old. She graduated from Genesis Dental School of Assisting in fall of 2020 as a certified dental assistant, and has loved meeting new people and helping them feel comfortable and cared for ever since.
Lexi is new to the dental field and graduated April 2021 from Bridgerland Technical College for Dental Assisting. Lexi’s favorite part about working at Woodland Park Dental is the constant knowledge she gains, our high-quality equipment, and comfort we give our patients. In her free time, Lexi enjoys traveling, snowmobiling, and R2R rides with her family.
Jessica was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. Her first language is Spanish and she loves to spend time with her dog. She enjoys painting, going to the gym, and playing volleyball. She is currently going to school at Weber State University to become a hygienist. Jessica’s favorite part of her job is making new connections with patients.