Joseph D. Kayne, DDS
Dr. Joseph Kayne obtained his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. From there he attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he received advanced training in all areas of dentistry. Dr. Kayne then practiced dentistry in New Jersey for the Air Force, where he was able to gain significant experience with difficult crown and bridge treatments, implants, and complicated root canal treatment. He believes education is integral to good clinical practice, which is why he completes far more than the yearly required continuing education every year. Dr. Kayne enjoys every aspect of dentistry, but most of all he enjoys the time he spends getting to know his patients. He believes that good dentistry can only be accomplished with good communication.
Dr. Kayne was born and raised in Longview, Texas. He met his wife, Becca, while they were both attending Brigham Young University, and they were married in her hometown of St. George. They have two beautiful daughters, ages 8 and 6, and an adorable little baby boy. Dr. Kayne’s hobbies include playing the guitar and the piano, hiking, fishing, and doing anything outdoors where he can see the mountains. In his spare time, he likes to garden and has a secret love of all things nautical. He also enjoys cooking Chinese food, visiting new places with his wife, and playing games with his family. He is very excited meet each of you and to build long-term relationships.
Eric I. Tidwell, DDS
Dr. Eric Tidwell graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry and was a member of the honorary Omicron Kappa Upsilon society. He then completed an advanced training residency in general dentistry at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE. After serving two more years in the Air Force in Redlands, California, Dr. Tidwell started his practice in Provo, UT. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Utah Dental Association, and he is very active in serving in his community.
Dr. Tidwell grew up in El Segundo, CA, where he developed a love for baseball and basketball, and especially the beach. He enjoys biking, hiking, traveling, and more than anything, he loves spending time with his wife, kids, and six awesome grandchildren.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly dental team at Rock Canyon Dental is dedicated to providing you with personalized dental care. When you visit our office, we take the time to understand your dental needs and desires before providing your treatments. We work hard to maintain an environment free from stress and anxiety, and to ensure your comfort throughout your entire visit. Please contact us at 801-373-6362 to make your appointment with our dentists and learn more about dental care in Provo, Utah. We look forward to helping you care for your smile!
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Mallory Brown was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She served a full-time LDS mission in Argentina speaking Spanish. Mallory has been married to her husband Adam for 4 years. Together they love to be outdoors and consider themselves foodies. She loves to donuts and working out. Mallory has worked at Rock Canyon Dentistry for 5 years and she is very enthusiastic and fun to have working with us!
Danielle grew up in Olympia, Washington, and Northern California. She has been married to her husband Jim for 23 years and they have 4 kids with ages ranging 12-21. As a family they love to go camping, ride 4-wheelers and other outdoor activities. She has been working at Rock Canyon Dentistry for two and half years as an Office Manager.
Carissa Nielson grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She is currently attending Utah Valley University, studying dental hygiene. She served a full-time LDS mission in Oakland/ San Francisco, California Tongan speaking. She likes to go running, play soccer, eating tacos and visit with her family. She has been working at Rock Canyon Dentistry for about 3 months as a dental assistant. Carissa is so sweet and we are so glad she works here with us.
Sara Washburn grew up in El Paso, Texas. She attended BYU (go cougs) and then went on to hygiene school at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. She loves to read, be outside, and hang out with her sisters. Her favorite food is Little Caesars. Sara has been working at Rock Canyon Dentistry for about a year and a half as a Hygienist. We love having Sara here she is so fun to have here with us.
Amanda Jensen grew up in Skagway, Alaska. Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in health science at Utah State University. Then she went on to hygiene school at Utah College of Dental Hygiene. She loves hiking, running and visiting the Pacific Northwest. Amanda has been working here at Rock Canyon Dentistry for about a year and a half as a hygienist. She is so sweet and does and amazing job!
Dharienne Tapusoa was raised in St. George, Utah. She served a full-time LDS mission in the Philippines. She loves to go on road trips, watch movies, and eat hamburgers. She has been working at Rock Canyon Dentistry for about six months as a front office assistant. We love having Dharienne here with us.
Savannah Pullins is originally from Phoenix, AZ, and has been living in Provo, UT, for the past 3 months. She is currently studying at BYU-Idaho in preparation for hygiene school. She served a full-time LDS mission in Stockholm, Sweden. She is planning on getting married March 2018 in the Salt Lake City. She has been working at Rock Canyon Dentistry for 2 months as a dental assistant. And is loving her time here!