A Salt Lake Valley Dentist for All Your Dental Needs
Located centrally in Salt Lake Valley, Pioneer Valley Dental is easy to get to from Salt Lake City, Taylorsville, Millcreek, West Valley City, Rose Park and other surrounding areas. Because of our convenient location and our patient-centered philosophy in running a dental practice, we believe we are your practice of choice. We specialize in traditional, cosmetic implant and laser dental treatments, and our six dentists have more than 120 years combined dental experience! What's more, we are a family values focused practice so you can rest assured knowing that when you walk into our dental office, you will be treated with kindness and respect.
Pioneer Valley Dental is proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility to provide the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our West Valley dental office as we welcome you into our patient family.
If you would like to make an appointment, please call our West Valley dentist office at (801) 969-6200, and ask for one of our patient care specialists.
Financial and Insurance
Pioneer Valley Dental will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing Pioneer Valley Dental for your dental needs.
Dr. Thomas K. Broadbent
Dr. Thomas K. Broadbent graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1981. After practicing in West Jordan for two years, he moved to West Valley in 1983 and started Pioneer Valley Dental on the campus of Pioneer Valley Hospital. In 1986, Dr. Taylor World joined him and began the multi-doctor office that has evolved to our present facility. In 1989, the dental facility relocated to the Harmon Building in West Valley City where it is presently located, having undergone a major expansion in year 2000.
In dental school, Dr. Broadbent was particularly interested in the principles of occlusion and the interrelationship between the jaw joints (TMJ) and the occlusion of the teeth. He studied under Dr. Brendan Stack of Fairfax, Virginia and Dr. Peter Dawson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He learned to associate headache and neck pain with the alignment of the teeth and all these years later, still delights in relieving a patient's head and neck pain when it is associated with the dental and jaw relationships.
In 1989, Dr. Broadbent was one of the first dentists in the Salt Lake area to become trained in the placement of single tooth endosseous implants, adding to his interest in surgical procedures such as complicated third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions which he was already providing his patients. He continues to be excited to be able to provide today's much improved implants for patients with missing teeth and he loves to witness the joy of providing a new tooth for one which was lost, or securing a loose fitting denture, or any of the other uses of dental implants. Dr. Broadbent continues to keep current on the latest implant technologies through continuing education at Whitecap Implant Learning Institute with multiple continuing education courses. He has also been a Whitecap teaching mentor.
Dr. Broadbent practices comprehensive family dentistry with an eye for the cosmetic value of a person's smile, having studied extensively with the Dick Barnes Excellence in Dentistry learning center. He treats children to senior citizens and enjoys watching families grow and develop together and values the relationship with the patients he has treated over the years.
When Dr. Broadbent began the concept of the multidisciplinary family and cosmetic dental practice involving multiple dentists, he did so with the idea in mind that it requires multiple dentists to have available convenient hours for patients. Since dental problems can occur anytime, it was his desire to create a facility which would better meet the needs of all family members including working parents. This was facilitated by creating a partnership of several dentists who, between them, can be available six days a week with extended office hours in the early evening. Pioneer Valley Dental has become a patient centered practice with several doctors each possesing different skills, language abilities, and interests. This provides an environment of caring where referring a patient to an outside specialist is a rare occurrence. Most dental treatment is provided without the inconvenience of sending the patient to a specialist, unless of course a unique problem occurs where a specialist is appropriate.
Dr. Broadbent has had regular engagements on a local radio station about dentistry, and has been to Peru twice providing dental services in that third world country. He is married to the former Daryl Ruth Mann and has four children.
Dr. R. Taylor World
Dr. R. Taylor World Jr. studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Utah and received his dental degree at the University of Iowa in 1986 where he graduated in the top of his class. He earned several distinguished awards in school for leadership and dental excellence. Upon graduating, he entered into a partnership with Dr. Tom Broadbent and formed Pioneer Valley Dental. He has served as continuing education chairman for the Utah chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry and helped sponsor several world renowned speakers.
He has been a member of the American Dental Association and the Utah Dental Association since 1986 and served on the Salt Lake dental board twice heading up the peer review committee and helping solve problems. Dr. World served on the board for the Salt Lake Donated Dental facility, one of the nations' only free clinics, for ten years and served as Chairman for two years. Dr. World has been aggressive in pushing the need for continuing education and is always testing new products for the major dental suppliers.
He is currently one of Invisalign Orthodontic's Premier clinicians and has been recognized as a leader in this field. His family practice has focused on cosmetics and restorative rehabilitation including TMJ treatment and orthodontics. He loves seeing friends from two years to one hundred years old and helping them "keep their teeth." When not at the office he loves being with his family.
Dr. Kim Maki
Dr. Kim Maki attended undergraduate and dental school at the University of Iowa where she graduated in 1986. She completed a residency program at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake City in 1987. Dr. Maki began practicing at Pioneer Valley Dental in 1988. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Utah Dental Association.
Dr. Maki has served as a volunteer with many local charitable dental programs and has donated her dental skills to the Salt Lake Donated Dental for over 15 years.
Dr. Maki is a general dentist and enjoys being in a family practice. Her life is busy with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Curtis Smith
Dr. Curtis S. Smith did his undergraduate studies in the area of Biochemistry at both Northwestern University and Brigham Young University. He then attended dental school at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he graduated as Valedictorian in 1993. After graduating, Dr. Smith joined the Pioneer Valley Dental team and has been providing caring, quality dental services ever since.
Dr. Smith loves being a general dentist and it brings him great joy to help others have a healthier, more beautiful and confident smile. He has taken many continuing education courses that have enabled him to deliver high caliber esthetic and implant dentistry. He is also a Premier Invisalign Provider. "Invisalign or clear braces have been a wonderful addition to the practice because we can give our patients the stunning smile they want without most people even knowing they are going through treatment!"
Throughout Dr. Smith's dental career, he has been involved in forensic dentistry, which is the use of dental records in the interest of law. This has involved the identification of victims of major airline accidents, victims of child abuse, and victims of assault and murder.
Dr. Smith loves anything that involves being with his wife and four children.
Dr. Brent Baugh
Dr Baugh is someone who enjoys seeing others smile! He takes pleasure in helping others feel and look better. He is artistic and skilled in style and design. With these talents, values and goals, Dr. Baugh has been a successful dentist in the Sale Lake valley for more than 13 years.
After completing undergraduate studies at the Univeristy of Utah and Brigham Young University-Israel, Brent Baugh earned his dental degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, in May of 1995. While a student, he served his classmates as vice-president of the student body. Dr. Baugh is fluent in Spanish and has taken opportunities to participate in humanitarian work helping improve dental health locally and abroad. He continues to serve others in the community through his church service and scouting involvement.
Dr. Baugh focuses on family and restorative dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. He recently became a certified Lumineer provider and has attended several occlusion related continuing education seminars. He is a member of the Utah Dental Association and the American Dental Association
Dr. T. Austen Broadbent
Dr. Austen Broadbent is the oldest son of Dr. Thomas Broadbent, the founder of Pioneer Valley Dental. His undergraduate studies were done at the University of Utah, and later graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, May of 2009. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially the one-on-one interaction with real people. He especially enjoys helping to educate his patients on why things have happened to their oral health, and how those issues can be corrected and avoided. He loves the challenges of everyday dentistry, as well as the many modern advances dentistry now has to offer.
Dr. Austen was married in 2002, and has 3 great kids. He has his hands in many projects. He seeks to learn new skills, especially those that improve his ability to focus on dentistry.
WE WARRANTY OUR WORK
Our friendly staff at Pioneer Valley Dental takes great pride in both the quality of treatment that we provide and in the materials we use to do it. Many of our patients ask, “How long will this work last?” It’s a valid question. In most cases we warranty our work for 3 to 5 years—depending on the treatment.
Please call for more details or set up an appointment and we’ll consult with you on your dental needs.