Medical Profiles: Young Family Dental


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

12562 Rhetski Lane, Riverton    (801) 446-2518

483 E. 200 S., American Fork  (801) 756-7173

8159 S. 4800 W., West Jordan    (801) 601-8200

1416 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs  (801) 766-2112

   Young Family Dental has been serving Utah County for 47 years. They take pride in providing great dental care at affordable prices. Young Family Dental has expanded to five locations to better serve the community. They have the most current technology, giving the doctors and patients the ability to assess all their dental concerns. They work with a wide-range of insurance companies to maximize benefits for those in need of dental care.

   Dr. Young would like to introduce you to a part of his team. This team of experts are able to provide any dental service needed by every member of your family. Young Family Dental and their team care about your oral health.

Jared Hemmert, DDS, FICOI

   Dr. Hemmert attended the University of Utah for his undergraduate studies and went on to the University of Toronto for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is a native Utah County resident and has been practicing dentistry since 2003. For several years, he has been a part of the Young Family Dental team, providing excellent dental care to the community. Dr. Hemmert highly excels in cosmetic dentistry, especially implants. He was awarded a Fellowship from the International Congress Oral Implantologists in the advancement of implant dentistry. His goal is to achieve optimal oral health for all of his patients, and thoroughly enjoys making people feel good about themselves through their improved smile. Dr. Hemmert regularly volunteers with homeless dental clinics, as well as many state and national dental programs.

Ryan Workman, DDS

   Dr. Workman graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in 2001. He did additional training in pediatric dentistry at Rainbow Babies Children Hospital in Ohio, as well as Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Workman does all manner of general dentistry and root canal therapy but worked exclusively in cosmetic dentistry for several years, making him extremely proficient in this field. He also has extensive knowledge with clear brace orthodontics and has handled numerous cases.

   Dr. Workman enjoys being a part of Young Family Dental, helping patients obtain a healthy and confident smile. He also does volunteer work at the Homeless Shelter Dental Clinic every month.

Ritchie Pelton, DMD

   Dr. Pelton has lived most of his life in Utah County. He became a second generation dentist by receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from UNLV. He has been with Young Family Dental, since 2014 and takes pride in his work, ensuring the best quality dental care is available to each one of his patients. Dr. Pelton stays up to date on all the current dental techniques in order to provide his patients with all general procedures, in addition to root canals, and cosmetic dentistry such as crowns, bridges, dentures and implants. He is on staff at the Riverwoods and Lone Peak Surgical Centers in order to conduct procedures under general anesthesia. Dr. Pelton currently serves in the Army National Guard and provides dental exams to our local soldiers.

Kwang Park, DDS

   Dr. Park completed his undergraduate work at Westminister College in Salt Lake City. He furthered his education by gaining a dental degree from the New York University and graduated in 2004. Following dental school, he served in a residency program which gave him expertise in endodontics. Although Dr. Park performs all general dentistry procedures, he really gets pleasure from the challenge and thoroughness of root canal work, and cosmetic restoration of crowns and bridges. He finds achieving optimal oral health for his patients very rewarding and likes working with both children and adults. Dr. Park enjoys the congenial atmosphere of Young Family Dental, and has been with the practice for over 11 years.

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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