Get to Know Our Doctors

These days it’s not enough to provide excellent dental care. At Parleys Creek Dental, we make sure that you receive both great dental care and that you have great experience. From keeping up with the most innovative dental procedures for both kids and adults to a friendly, compassionate staff, a visit to Parleys Creek Dental is like no other experience you’ve had at a dental office. Get to know our doctors and staff.

Meet Dr. Smith

Dr. Smith grew up in the Boise area. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Biology. While at BYU he worked with the Neuroscience and Physiology Departments with a particular emphasis on Alzheimer’s. Following his studies at BYU he attended The University Of Louisville School Of Dentistry where he was awarded his graduate DMD degree. While in Louisville, Dr. Smith participated in the Remote Area Medical (RAM) program providing dental services to citizens of the Smokey Mountains in Eastern Kentucky. He was also selected by the University to travel to Cebu City, Philippines where a clinic was set up to provide dental care to children. Following dental school Dr. Smith has received additional training in Implantology and Dental Esthetics.

Dr Smith and His wife Katherine decided to return to the great state of Utah following dental school to be close to family. Dr. Smith and his wife are parents to one very special and active little girl. When not treating patients Dr Smith and his family enjoy spending time visiting the natural wonders the state of Utah has to offer. Dr Smith also enjoys running and playing golf.

Meet Dr. Petersen

Dr. Petersen focuses on caring for his patients with integrity, experience and warmth. He loves applying his skills and knowledge to the people he’s honored to serve, and he enjoys spending time helping each patient understand the best way forward to optimal dental health.

A Utah native, Dr. Petersen graduated from the University of Utah in 2006 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He was then accepted at the prestigious Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry program in Nova Scotia. After earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completing his board exams in 2010, Dr. Petersen and his wife returned to Utah. While they enjoyed their time in Halifax, they wanted to be close to family, friends, and the abundant outdoor amenities in the Salt Lake area.

Dr. Petersen thoroughly enjoys his time away from the office with his wife and three daughters. They can often be found exploring the great outdoors and enjoying the Utah seasons.