Meet Your Doctor


As kindergartners, most of us thought we’d become a doctor or a fireman. Saving lives and putting out flames somehow seemed like the most noble of professions when we were young. But as life goes on, only a few have the perseverance, passion and intelligence to actually become a doctor or dentist. The rest of us benefit from their hard work, knowledge and skill.

In Utah Valley, we have some of the finest medical professionals in the state and even the nation. But finding the right doctor or dentist for ourselves and our families can be difficult when simply looking at a list in the Yellow Pages. This profile section will introduce you to some of the valley’s top medical professionals and help you find the right person to meet your needs.

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

This quote by Albert Schweitzer is as true in Utah Valley as in any part of the world. And while medical facilities, professionals and clinics in the area may not be able to do a lot with the memory part, there is some of the finest health care in the state available right in our own backyard.

Whether it’s a throbbing tooth or a throbbing big toe, area doctors, dentists and surgeons can provide service that will minimize pain, ensure a longer life and, perhaps with the right mix of a bad memory, increase happiness.

On the following pages there is information about specific doctors, dentists, orthodontists and other medical professionals in the area. Use them as a resource and make sure you live the healthy life you hope for.

(From left) James I. Hoyal, D.P.M., and James C. Hoyal, D.D.S.

(From left) James I. Hoyal, D.P.M., and James C. Hoyal, D.D.S.

Dr. James I. Hoyal Podiatry

Dr. James I. Hoyal Podiatry, 1798 N. State St., Orem, (801) 224-6464

Whether you are walking, running or just doing a daily routine, having healthy, comfortable feet enhances your ability to enjoy life. With Dr. Jim Hoyal’s extensive background in surgery and wound care, he is able to help restore patients to their normal comfort and function.

His quest for excellence is demonstrated not only in his surgical abilities, but also in his personal philosophy — that relationships are the most important part of his practice. Dr. Jim and his team give total and personalized care to each patient. If you would like a unique, spa-like experience in a caring environment, Dr. Hoyal would love to meet you and welcome you to his practice.


Dr. James C. Hoyal Dentistry

Dr. James C. Hoyal, D.D.S., 1802 N. State St., Orem, (801) 224-0320

A beautiful smile can make a big difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Bioesthetic Dentistry is the art and science of creating beautiful smiles that not only look great, but function naturally.

As one of the world’s leading Bioesthetic dentists, Dr. James C. Hoyal combines 30 years of experience with the latest technology to bring to his patients the best dentistry available. While being in the forefront of new advances in dentistry, Dr. Hoyal has been able to create lifetime goals for his patients and provide them with the latest information and treatment.

His caring and highly qualified team create a unique experience where patients receive personalized care and treatment.

Reynold_Entezari-with-logoNeurological Associates

Christopher J. Reynolds, M.D., Mohammad Entezari-Taher, M.D.

52 N 1100 East, American Fork, (801) 763-0901, 730 W 800 North, Orem, (801) 714-6410, 50 South Medical Drive, Payson (801) 465-4800

Neurological disorders can be some of the most complex and frustrating health problems people face. There are many difficult disorders that can affect our brain and nervous system: Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy are some of them. Strokes, migraines, spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve disorders and vertigo can be disabling.

At Neurological Associates we specialize in helping people with these disorders. Appropriate solutions and useful direction improves the quality of life for many of our patients.

The most common signs of neurological illness are:

• dizziness

• headache

• numbness/tingling

• memory/concentration loss

• blackouts/seizures

• muscle weakness/pain

• unsteadiness

• tremors/twitches

• head injury

• sleep problems

• sudden vision change

• slurred speech

At Neurological Associates we specialize in improving people’s quality of life. There may be a solution to feeling better.


Dr. Greg Pitts, D.D.S.

Dr. Greg Pitts, D.D.S., 9 North 1100 East, American Fork, (801) 763-9000

Dr. Greg G. Pitts, DDS Family and Sports Dentistry, provides “the ultimate experience in friendly and reliable dental care.”

Our new office is furnished with state-of-the-art equipment. In order to provide for optimum patient comfort, we offer nitrous-oxide (laughing gas), televisions in the ceiling, and friendly staff, to list a few. We also have other exciting features such as digital X-rays (90 percent less radiation), sterilized water system, and in-operatory patient education programs.

We have easy scheduling options, electronic insurance billing, and offer a variety of payment solutions. Our office is conveniently located one block south of the American Fork Hospital on 1100 East.

Dr. Pitts and his wife, Melisa, live in Cedar Hills with their three daughters. He is originally from Provo, played football and received his bachelor’s degree at BYU, and received his dental degree at Creighton University in Nebraska. He is committed to providing the latest in dental techniques and procedures.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Hilltop Dental Center

Dr. Wayne Young, Dr. William A. Cerny, Dr. Christopher W. Young, Dr. Michael H. Loeser

1834 S. State Street, Orem, (801) 224-0222

One New Year’s resolution that can help anyone look and feel better is the resolution to improve their smile.

For 30 years the Hilltop Dental Center has offered complete dental service in a family-friendly environment. With a full staff, which includes four dentists, the Hilltop Dental Center is an efficient office where needs are taken care of in-house and, many times, in the same day they are discovered.

Making this efficiency possible is a unique blend of experience and state-of-the-art equipment. A digital X-ray system allows for almost instant images with less radiation than traditional X-rays. The system allows more interaction with and closer examination of the image, providing more accurate diagnoses for patients.

Besides the X-ray system, the Hilltop Dental Center also has a one-hour bleaching system that gives the brilliance of whitening trays without the discomfort. The bleaching system can undo years of yellowing in a matter of minutes.

The Hilltop Dental Center has 10 operatories that allow for procedures ranging from fillings and crowns to wisdom teeth extractions and root canals. An intra-oral video camera enables photos to be taken of patients’ mouths that not only allows for a more accurate diagnosis, but also increases the quality of communication with patients.

The Hilltop Dental Center has an informative Web site — The efficient staff is extremely adept at helping patients use their dental insurance benefits to the best advantage of the patients and their families.


Matthews Dental Group

Dr. Gary L. Matthews, Dr. Blake L. Matthews, Dr. Corbin G. Matthews, Dr. Jeremy B. Matthews

3610 N. University Ave., #200, Provo, (801) 373-3933

Family serving family.

That’s what patients experience with the Matthews Dental Group. In this unique practice of a father and three sons, Drs. Gary, Blake, Corbin and Jeremy are dedicated to the preservation of a healthy, gorgeous smile. They have recently moved to a brand-new, state-of-the-art dental office conveniently located at the Courtyard at Jamestown in the Provo river bottoms. They have stayed on the leading edge of technology by being continually involved in dental research, teaching and post-graduate study. One of the latest technologies available is their use of conservative air abrasion, which eliminates shots and aggressive drilling.

At the Matthews Dental Group, patients experience a warm, relaxed and caring atmosphere. It’s how the Matthews family would like to be treated, and it shows in how they treat their patients — just like family.

Total-Care-DentalTotal Care Dental

Dr. Michelle C. Jorgensen, D.D.S., Dr. Daniel B. Coles, D.D.S.

12 South 1100 East, American Fork, (801) 756-3737

If you’re like many people, you may dread going to the dentist. However, you may find that’s not the case with a visit to Total Care Dental. Through a combination of luxurious spa-like amenities, personalized service, and cutting-edge technology and materials, Dr. Michelle Jorgensen and Dr. Dan Coles can transform the way you view a visit to the dentist.

Since starting their practice, this father-daughter team has made it their goal to provide “A New Kind of Dentistry,” and two of their trademarks are comfort and convenience.

Imagine dental treatment being performed in reclining massage chairs with your choice of comforts: heated aromatherapy neck pads, pillows, blankets, tinted glasses and headphones. You can escape into a new release DVD movie or listen to a relaxing CD.

After treatment, enjoy warm scented towels and take-home lip balm, and then freshen up in private with our personal care items.

Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Coles have learned that most people don’t like being referred to an unfamiliar doctor’s office for specialty services. Because of this, they are happy to offer braces, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, oral surgery, implants, and sleep dentistry on site — along with all other general dentistry services. Patients also rave about the ultimate in convenience — one-visit crowns and onlays.

At Total Care Dental a team member will be available to see to your every need. Every member of the team has received special training in providing exquisite, comfortable dental care and they love what they do. You’ll be amazed at what Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Coles can offer you. You might find yourself looking forward to visiting the dentist. Learn more at Please call to receive an information packet or to schedule an appointment.

Dr.-TrapnellTrapnell Orthodontics

Dr. Brian F. Trapnell, D.M.D., P.C., Dr. Chris Trapnell, D.D.S., M.S.

3610 North University Ave., Suite 175, Provo, (801) 344-8887

225 E. 400 S., Springville, (801) 489-9475

Many patients appreciate the extra attention a phone call from Dr. Brian Trapnell gives after getting their braces on. It’s part of what you get with Trapnell Orthodontics — true value for your dental dollar and service that goes the extra mile.

Patients enjoy a knowledgeable and friendly staff in an atmosphere that combines the latest in proven technology with an ambience of comfort. With the addition of a location in Provo, patients experience additional convenience along with top-of-the-line care.

The experience, technology and business-like service the Trapnells offer may cut treatment time by six months or more compared to national averages. State-of-the-art brackets, wires and other proven equipment helps with the shortened time, and some orthodontic problems can be fixed with no wires at all.

The Trapnell brothers offer service on a full-range of problems. From mildly crowded teeth to severe overjets and underbites, Trapnell Orthodontics works with patients to explain the  concerns and the options of treatment. Patients also find that the service continues through treatment. Each patient receives face time with the doctor and is treated like the friends and neighbors they are. The office offers patients a comfortable setting and a family-friendly environment.

For the best service and the best value, visit either location of Trapnell Orthodontics — in Springville or Provo.

Dr.-SmithDr. Jason Smith, D.D.S.

Dr. Jason Smith, D.D.S.

826 North 100 East, #5 Spanish Fork,  (801) 798-0061

Dr. Jason K. Smith, D.D.S., P.C. has opened a dental clinic in Spanish Fork that offers high quality family and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Smith is committed to providing his patients with a warm, friendly, non-threatening atmosphere, where it is obvious that he cares about you.

Dr. Smith was raised in Bountiful. He attended Utah State University for his undergraduate work and completed his dental training at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He and his wife are excited to be back home in Utah among family and friends.

Dr. Smith and his staff pride themselves on delivering excellent dentistry in a comfortable setting. In addition to the latest in modern materials and instrumentation, Dr. Jason K. Smith, D.D.S., P.C. is one of the few dental offices to offer digital X-ray technology which uses a sensor instead of film. This process captures the image of the tooth on a computer screen in seconds. Digital X-rays provide up to a 90 percent decrease in radiation from our already highly reduced X-ray machines, and are used to provide highly accurate diagnoses.

To make your visit more enjoyable, the office also offers ceiling mounted televisions in the operatories and toys and Game Boys in the waiting room.

Whether you want to improve your smile, replace loose or missing teeth, eliminate bad breath or treat gum disease, Dr. Smith’s Dental Clinic will work with you to give you a natural, healthy smile.

Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at

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