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Phone: (435) 657-1700

380 E 1500 S #205,
Heber City, Utah 84032

Creating lasting relationships

Dr. Jeffery F. Dorius, DDS

Dr Dorius has been practicing in the Heber Valley since June 2000.  He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin.  He married his beautiful wife Jennifer in 1994 and she has been making his life fantastic since.  They have 5 kids, Justin (20), Trevin (18), Tori (15), Logan and Ty (10) and they love doing things together.  When he is not in the office, he loves watching his kids play basketball, football, swim, and 100 other things they are involved in.  When there is a little free time, he loves to fly fish, backpack, water ski, snow ski, and most anything outdoors! He loves to watch his wife… she doesn’t really have to be doing anything, he just enjoys watching her.  She loves to swim, bike, do triathlons, play guitar, and loves life!!

Becky Spensko

Although not born in Heber she and her family have lived in the valley for more than 20 years. She has been working in dentistry for 27+ years. She and Dr Dorius have worked together since he graduated in 2000. Becky worked as a chairside assistant for 18 years before transitioning to the front office. She and her husband Chance have two grown children, Mitchell (27) and Alison (22), and 2 precious granddaughters, Jennica (7) and Alexis (5) that she loves to spend time with. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, camping, crafting and shepherding her flock of 7 chickens.

Kelsie Graham

Kelsie was born and raised in the Heber Valley. She graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2007. In her spare time, Kelsie enjoys sewing, baking, cooking, hiking, boating, and spending time with her family. Kelsie spends the majority of her time raising her 3 beautiful children. She is married to her husband, Tyler, and feels very fortunate to be raising her children in this beautiful valley. Her favorite part about dentistry is creating relationships with her patients and striving to make the routine dental checkup more enjoyable. She loves getting to know each patient and helping them understand their dental needs.

Laura Olson

Laura grew up in Cache Valley where she met her husband who is an absolute social butterfly. They have two cute little boys who are full of energy and fun. She loves watching them grow up as they play hockey, run around with their friends, and make the whole family laugh. She enjoys cruising the world and smiling. Her favorite ice cream is Rocky road and she is an expert crocheter.

 

Kirbi Hughes

Kirbi was been working with Dr. Dorius for 9 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She was raised in Heber and never wants to leave. She and her husband Aaron, along with their two adorable daughters Cheznee and Salem, love spending time in the sunshine together, whether it’s horseback riding, hunting, or camping!

Stephanie Lyon

Stephanie graduated from her hygiene program at UVU, after finishing her bachelor’s degree from BYU. She grew up in Boulder City Nevada and has live in Utah for the last five years. She enjoys doing just about everything outside; skiing in the winter and wake boarding in the summer, and riding her dirt bike anywhere in between. When she isn’t in the office she is usually traveling, laughing, running, and/or spending time with her friends and family. Basically she rarely likes to hold still, unless of course she is somewhere on a beach reading a good book.

Anelle Ovalles

Anelle loves working in Dentistry! She graduated from Utah Valley College of Dental Hygiene recently and has enjoyed being a part of the Dorius Dental Team ever since! Anelle loves being with her happy little family of four as they try to experience everything this beautiful valley has to offer! Originally from the Philippines, Anelle loves her family’s culture and is doing a great job of bringing some diversity to Dorius Dental!

Taunya Olson

Taunya loves being a part of the Dorius Dental Family! After being in the Jewelry business for several years, she landed here and continues to do something else that she loves. She adores and enjoys spending time with her sweet family. It doesn’t really matter what they are up to, as long as they are together! As the newest member of the team, she feels right at home and loves seeing all the friendly faces from around the Valley!

Meet The Team

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Dental Bridges

Brooklyn, Sydney Harbor, Rialto, and Golden Gate. More appropriate for spanning a river than replacing a tooth. An implant is almost always a better treatment option but sometimes a dental bridge is necessary and certainly better than a partial denture.

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Fillings

We are way past the days of drilling half of your tooth away and packing a bunch of silver metal in the hole. Modern materials allow us to be very conservative, preserve healthy tooth structure, and restore it to a natural appearance.

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Gum Disease

Understanding & Conquering Gum Disease

If you like bleeding gums, bad breath, bacteria accumulation in your mouth, and the thoughts of gum grafting then go ahead and ignore your red gums. Our goal is to help you maintain health and wellness. Through the use of ultrasonic cleaning, laser therapy, and improved cleaning aids for home, we get great results. Gum disease left untreated can lead to periodontal disease which has been associated with other inflammatory diseases like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and low pre-term birth weight.

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Implants

If you like bleeding gums, bad breath, bacteria accumulation in your mouth, and the thoughts of gum grafting then go ahead and ignore your red gums. Our goal is to help you maintain health and wellness. Through the use of ultrasonic cleaning, laser therapy, and improved cleaning aids for home, we get great results. Gum disease left untreated can lead to periodontal disease which has been associated with other inflammatory diseases like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, and low pre-term birth weight.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry In Heber City

Kid tested and mother approved. Dr. Dorius has a great way with kids. Other than the weird feeling lip, his little patients often are unaware they got a shot. Visit Dorius Dental Design for friendly and skilled pediatric dentistry.

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Sedation

Conscious Sedation Dentistry

Thank goodness for modern dentistry! New technology now allows even the most fearful dental patients get the dentistry work they need accomplished–without feeling any pain! Comfortable dental visits are available at Dorius Dental, where we can relieve your anxiety and provide you the care you need.

Unlike general anesthesia which puts the patient to sleep, our practice uses conscious sedation, where the patient is awake and comfortable, yet sedated.

When our professional Dorius dentists use conscious sedation, you won’t fall asleep. These modern, safe, and comfortable oral sedation options can provide you with great benefits. We offer two types of minimal sedation dentistry at our office: Nitrous Oxide (also known as Laughing Gas) and Oral Sedation. Read on to learn more!

The perfect option for people who:

NITROUS OXIDE / LAUGHING GAS

Nitrous Oxide is the most commonly used technique among conscious sedation dentists. The goal is to eliminate any dental anxiety you may face, allowing you to feel comfortable while your dental care is being worked on. Your dentist may even be able to complete work that would normally take more than one visit!

The N20-02 (Nitrous Oxide/Laughing Gas) inhalation option is very positively effective for patients with mild to moderate levels of anxiety about dental work. As N20-02 typically minimizes gagging, it is also a great technique for those prone to gagging.

IV SEDATION – ON REQUEST

IV sedation is an alternate option for those highly fearful patients who need more than nitrous oxide. IV sedation allows patients to be comfortably sedated during their entire dental visit! If you choose IV sedation, it is mandatory to have another person drive you to and from your appointment. You may not operate a motor vehicle for a few hours after receiving IV sedation.)

All sedation options are very safe and effective. At Dorius Dental, we use safe and widely prescribed medications. In addition, we bring in qualified medical staff to perform the IV Sedation. From the moment you arrive in our office, we monitor your vital signs, and won’t let you leave until we are certain you are ready. Our whole dental team is trained and certified in emergency procedures, and we assure you that Dorius Dental is one of the safest places you can get your dental work accomplished.

As an added bonus, the medications used with IV sedation have an amnesiac side effect, which leaves you, a previously fearful dental patient, with little or no memory of your dental appointment–even without anesthesia!

Call us now for more information about sedation dentistry or to schedule an appointment–with no fear!

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Root Canals

Heber Root Canal Dentist

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

A root canal is a small passageway that branches from beneath the top of the tooth, extends downward vertically, and reaches the tip of the root. Every one of your teeth has between one and four root canals.

WHAT CAUSES THE PAIN?

Most problems leading to tooth pain are caused by infections that have spread to the pulp (the inner chamber of the tooth–think blood vessels, tissues, and nerves). As the infection worsens, it often begins to affect the roots. Injuries to a tooth can also negatively affect the pulp, causing similar problems.

When your inner tooth becomes diseased, an array of problems can arise. You can experience pain, increased sensitivity, and spreading infections that cause pockets of pus and potential abscesss. If you feel that you have any of these problems now, call Dorius Dental to schedule a free consultation.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY – WHAT IS IT?

Root canal therapy is a specialized treatment with high success rates. It involves a careful removal of the diseased tissue, which stops the infection from spreading, and restores the health back to the tooth. Root canal therapy is specifically designed to save your tooth, instead of having to consider the alternative option: extraction.

WHAT DOES A ROOT CANAL CONSIST OF?

A typical root canal can take up to three visits. On your first visit, a tiny hole will be drilled through the top of the tooth and down into the inner chamber. The doctor will then remove the diseased tissue, clean and disinfect the inner chamber, and reshape the tiny canals. An elastic material and medication (designed to prevent infection) fills up the chamber after it has been cleaned, and may be only temporarily filled until a permanent seal is created (learn more about crowns here).

IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY VERY SUCCESSFUL?

Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.

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Velscope Oral Cancer Screening

VELscope Oral Cancer Screening

VELscope is a powerful tool that makes it easier to discover oral abnormalities. The VELscope assists in early detection of oral cancer, helping to catch the cancer before it has time to spread. This technology has the potential to save lives.
Benefits of VELscope Oral Cancer Screening include:

If you have questions about the VELscope, or if you want to schedule your dental appointment, we invite you to call Dorius Dental Design today. One of our friendly staff will be happy to answer all of your questions

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Veneers

VENEERS

Veneers

Veneers are designed to help your smile look its best. They are thin, custom-made shells that are customized to fit your teeth perfectly. When bonded to your teeth, they can make your smile beautiful and flawless. They can enhance your smile by:

Receiving your porcelain veneers will take two appointments at our office. In the first visit, your teeth will be prepared to receive the veneers. They will be lightly buffed and the surface of your teeth will be shaped to prepare for bonding and the added thickness of the veneers. Molds (impressions) of your teeth will also be taken to ensure that the veneers will fit your teeth perfectly. The shade closest to your surrounding teeth will then be chosen by the dentist.
At the second dental visit, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth. It is important, after the procedure, to follow the recommended care instructions given by Dr. Dorius. Consistently maintaining proper dental hygiene (brushing, flossing, etc.) will support the life and function of your veneers. For more information about how veneers can improve your smile, please give Dorius Dental Design a call.

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Teeth Whitening

Non-professional whitening treatments are over the counter products such as strips and toothpaste. These products vary in their price, difficulty of use and effectiveness.

Philips Zoom professional whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth. Your dental professional will either apply the treatment for you, or fit you with a customized trays so you can do the treatment at home.

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