Finally, you've found a dentist in Provo that respects you as much as your teeth! Our doors are always open to welcome new patients who are ready to receive the best in dental care. Dr. Albert Clark, Dr. Quinn Schiffman, and our staff are dedicated to our patients and to providing the best dental service possible. Our dentists are located in Provo on University Avenue, near the Brigham Young University campus. We are proud to serve dental patients in Provo/Utah Valley and surrounding areas.
The mission of our practice is to offer and deliver high quality dental care in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Our patients are the heart of our practice. They are to be treated as honored quests and receive the same care we would provide for our family. We are here to provide them with extravagant service. At all times they will be treated with respect, dignity, and compassion. We will put their interests first. It is our professional duty to provide education, quality treatment, and compassionate love and support.
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Dr. Clark is the most humble and hard working person we have ever met. He puts his own wants last, and is only concerned with helping others. We have all been touched by knowing him and hope that many more people will also be blessed to know him. Dr. Clark is very dedicated to his patients and will do EVERYTHING in his power to ensure you have a good experience. Dr. Clark enjoys spending time with family and biking.
Vickie has been working in this office since before Dr. Clark took over the practice. Many of you know Vickie at the front office, but what many of you don't know is that she has done it all. She started as a chairside assistant working with the doctor, and through her years of experience knows how to do everything from scheduling patients and handling insurance to assisting the Doctors. She enjoys spending time with her family and is lovingly known as "Elmer".
Kristy is Dr. Clark's daughter and has worked in the office for twelve years, six of which as a hygienist. She graduated as valedictorian from UVSC in 2000. She spends most of her time wrestling her two children, so she is only in part time. Before she lost her identity to her children, Kristy enjoyed lifting weights, rollerblading, rock climbing, and hiking.
Russell is our other registered dental hygienist. He graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem. Prior to working as a hygienist he served in the United States Coast Guard and was a pilot for many years. He and his wife have five daughters and eleven grandchildren and still growing.
Kelsey is one of our assistants and is a mother of four. She loves spending time with her family and going on vacation. She received training at the American Institute and has been working with our office for nine years.
Dr. Schiffman is originally from Bountiful Utah. He served an LDS Mission to Hungary, which "was a wonderful experience." At BYU he completed a B.S. in Microbiology with minors in Chemistry, Zoology, and Business Management. He received his dental training at Ohio State University and graduated in 2004. He joined Dr. Clark in Provo soon after graduation. His wife Lisa is from Ucon Idaho. They have three sons and a daughter. They enjoy music, being outdoors and with family, and currently live here in Provo.
Cassi has been a patient of Dr. Clark's since she was a girl. She completed her dental assistant training on the job and has worked with our office for eight years. She is married and has 2 children of her own who come to visit now.
Hillary completed her schooling at Provo College in 1992. She is the mother of 4 children and loves to make memories with them. She loves being outdoors, she competes in triathlons and loves racing with her husband in the Weekly Race series mountain biking every summer.
Monica is our newest dental assistant. She just joined our practice and also just graduated THREE times….from MATC, high school and seminary. We are grateful she has chosen this office to work for until she goes on her mission that is. Then after her mission she plans on going back to school to pursue either becoming a hygienist or a dentist one day. Great things are happening for her and we are lucky to be a part of it all.
Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged or to take the place of missing teeth. A crown (also referred to as a cap) is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. Crowns may be used to: • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing • Restore a fractured tooth • Attach a bridge • Cover a dental implant • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment Bridges and crowns are made by first taking an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to a dental lab where your crown or bridge will be custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown or bridge will be placed into your mouth until your permanent crown or bridge is ready and cemented into place.
Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged or to take the place of missing teeth.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. If you have a tooth that requires a filling, the dentist will first remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. A filling helps prevent further decay by closing off any cracks or spaces where bacteria can enter. There are a variety of filling materials available including gold, silver, plastic and porcelain. The dentist will work with you to determine which material is best, depending on the extent of repair, where in the filling is needed, and cost.
A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape.
Sealants are used to fill narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn't brush, but because they're too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. To avoid cavities developing over time, the dentist will brush on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.
Sealants are used to fill narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing.
Wisdom teeth are the last molars or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaws. Wisdom teeth usually emerge in the back of the mouth between the ages of 16-20. Wisdom teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned. Often, however, problems develop that require their removal. When the jaw isn't large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may also grow in sideways, emerge only part way through the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Wisdom teeth are the last molars or “third molars” that develop on each side of the jaws.
EZ-White Pro gives you the whitest smile in as little as 30 minutes. It's very mild, little to no sensitivity. It's also very effective, achieves up to 8 shades whiter with minimal fade back.
EZ-White Pro uses a patented, light-activated technology and oxygen-rich gel to break away any stains on your teeth quickly and gently in seconds. EZ-White Pro is only $199.
EZ-White Pro gives you the whitest smile in as little as 30 minutes. It's very mild, little to no sensitivity.
Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth. Mouthguards are recommended to protect the jaw and teeth during physical activity and sports such as boxing, football, basketball, or other activities where your mouth may be hit. Guards also protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Nightguards are recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth at night as a way to protect their teeth and bite.
Custom designed mouthguards and nightguards are made of flexible plastic and molded to fit the shape of your teeth.
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when an untreated cavity reaches all the way to this pulp. Treatment may also be needed when deep restorations or trauma to a tooth cause nerve damage. Once the pulp becomes infected, and can begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is known as an abscess). If the pulp is infected, not only is it painful but it will require treatment as it cannot heal on it's own. Symptoms that indicate the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. However, sometimes no symptoms are apparent and you may be unaware of any problem until a checkup.
A root canal is performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Alternate treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal is filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy.
Root canal treatment is made necessary when an untreated cavity reaches all the way to this pulp.
Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there still sometimes necessary occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted. A tooth may need to be extracted for the following reasons: • Severe decay • Advanced periodontal disease • Infection or abscess • Orthodontic correction • Malpositioned teeth • Fractured teeth or roots • Impacted teeth After careful examination and treatment, the dentist may advise to have a tooth extracted. Before a tooth is removed, the dentist will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialized oral surgeon.
Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available, including partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain, while complete dentures are used to completely replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to your appearance.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason. A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically positioned into the jaw. Once in place and bone surrounding the implant has had time to heal, a replacement tooth is attached to the post. While implants are typically more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement, they provide superior benefits. Implants are stronger than natural teeth and generally last 10-20 years. They are also a more favorable approach than bridgework since they do not depend on neighboring teeth for support. To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also be committed to excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits as these are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
A dental implant is an ideal tooth restoration for people who are missing one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any other reason.
Air abrasion is a drill-less and more gentle approach to remove decay from the teeth. An air abrasion unit is a small instrument that blasts a fine stream of air and particles onto the teeth to spray away decay. The small particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide or baking soda and aid in cleaning the tooth surface. Air abrasion allows for decay to quickly be removed while conserving healthy tooth structure. The particles and decay are then suctioned out of the mouth. Air abrasion is gentle because it generates no heat, sound, pressure or vibration. In addition, it reduces the need for anesthesia, making it an ideal choice for children and those who experience dental anxiety
Air abrasion is a drill-less and more gentle approach to remove decay from the teeth.