Dr. Skinner

Dr. Skinner

Doctor of Dental Surgery

How did Dr. Skinner ultimately choose to become a dentist? He had it narrowed down to flying a jet for the air force, being a park ranger or possibly something in the medical field.“I was actually inspired toward dentistry from my own dentist growing up. He was a close family friend. I always remember him taking great care of us. I really respected him and admired the way he treated people,” he shares.

Dr. Skinner grew up near the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. He spent his summers working on his grandpa’s dairy farm in Bear Lake, Idaho. After attending BYU and the University of Utah, Dr. Skinner received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1996.

One of Dr. Skinner’s favorite parts of dentistry is learning more. “I get hooked on continuing education. The more research and training I do, the more I want to know,” he shares.

Dr. Skinner practices general dentistry with additional expertise and certifications in cosmetic dentistry, implants, prosthodontics, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation and orthodontics. His professional associations include, The American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society. He enjoys serving as a board member for the Utah Academy of General Dentistry and is currently the President of the Murray-Midvale Dental Society. He is a Fellow of International Congress of Oral Implantologists and completed a residency in dental implants at Whitecap Institute.

Dr. Skinner resides in Holladay, Utah with his wife Janae. They have five children. He loves being outdoors, whether snowmobiling, riding ATVs, backcountry skiing, hiking, camping, and fishing. “I love Utah and the mountains and take every opportunity to get outside,” he says.

Dr. Skinner also admits his favorite food is ice cream (don’t tell!). He loves the movie Braveheart and thinks Jimmy Fallon is hilarious. His favorite travel adventure was on a remote, uninhabited island in Tahiti where he hunted crabs, went spearfishing and swam with sharks! In fact, he darn near lost a foot on that trip! Ask him about it, he’ll tell you the whole story… :)

So, what about the choice to become a dentist? Is Dr. Skinner glad he took the dental route? “Absolutely,” he exclaims! “I so enjoy creating friendships with my patients and seeing the positive change in their lives by helping them create great smiles!”

Dr. Skinner In His Own Words


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Skinner Dental is a Murray based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dentist equipment.


We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like Invisalign®, Veneers, Dental Implants, Zoom Teeth Whitening and more. We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, sedation dentistry, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Skinner and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 801-478-5884 and experience why our patients think Skinner Dental is the best dentist in Murray.



Meet The Team



Kary

Kary

Dental Hygienist

Kary graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Dixie College in 1995. She graduated from SLCC’s dental hygiene program in 1999. She’s worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1999, and has been with Skinner Dental Team since May of 2006. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Dixie State in 2012.

She loves working with people. She also enjoys educating patients on oral hygiene and how oral health is directly related to their overall health. She enjoys forming relationships with her patients and loves to hear what is happening in their lives.

Kary is happily married and has four beautiful girls. She says, “They are my life.” She enjoys reading, exercising, sewing, embroidery, camping, hiking, going on dates with her husband and spending time with her children.

JJ

JJ

Lead Dental Assistant
I am a Minnesota native and mother of 2 girls. I have been a practicing Dental Assistant for 10 plus years now. I enjoy learning new dental technology. My favorite part of dentistry is conversing with patients and patient education. Concerts, museums, documentaries, biographies are a few of the things that I enjoy!

Tiffany

Tiffany

Dental Assistant
  • Joined the Team in 2006, and likes building friendships with patients
  • Enjoys her two beautiful daughters.
  • She is continuing her education at SLCC.


Bronwyn

Bronwyn

Office Manager
I was born and raised in Orange County California but have lived in Utah for the last 20 years. I am a busy mom of 4 girls. I have family from New Zealand and Australia and I married into a big Samoan family. I also speak Spanish. We love to spend our time hanging out with our big family. I love my job here at Skinner Dental as the Office Manager. I get to work with best staff and great patients! Making sure our patients and team members have a great experience here at Skinner Dental is my top priority!



Jeanette

Jeanette

Front Office
  • Joined the Skinner Dental Team in 2011
  • Loves doing any activity with her husband and three kids.
  • Her favorite activities are running and yoga.
  • Building friendships with patients and being part of the Skinner Team.