Now Offering Orthodontics!

By: | Published: October 8, 2015


We are excited to announce that the Center of Dental Professionals now offers Orthodontic Services for children, teens and adults! Now you or your child can receive orthodontic care right here in our office and experience a straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smile.

Our providers have provided orthodontics for years and know just what your smile needs. We tailor each treatment plan specifically for our individual patients and their own unique needs!

If you know that you need braces, that your jaw or teeth are misaligned, or if you just want to come in and check us out, call us at 801-747-8000 to schedule a Complimentary Consultation and get one step closer to a perfect smile!

Dental Implants the Solution to Traditional Dentures

By: | Published: September 23, 2015


According to the Washington Dental Service Foundation, around 75% of adults 60 and older have only a portion of their original teeth. Millions of American’s suffer from tooth loss due to tooth decay, injury, or gingivitis. Do you suffer from these problems? The answer could be Dental Implants!

Dental implants are becoming dentists’ treatment of choice. Compared to dentures, dental implants are more stable, preserve more bone, are more predictable, and cause less irritation than ordinary dentures.
Dental implants are stronger than dentures due to the implantation process. Dental implants become the roots of your missing or extracted teeth. The titanium in the implant molds to your jaw bone and becomes a great support for your fixed dentures. The dental implants will not slip, cause bone damage, or decay like other processes such as bridgework will. They support the teeth and prevent them from movement and accidental dislodging, while preserving your jaw bone and preventing bone loss unlike classic dentures.

Dentures can become loose which makes your gums irritated and sore and makes eating painful, but there are other options that can allow you to eat comfortably and confidently.

There are two implant procedures that take the place of dentures. One is a removable overdenture that uses two to four implants for support, which improves comfort and functionality. Another option is a fixed prosthesis, known as the hybrid, which uses four to six implants for support and offers more comfort along with the look and feel of natural teeth.

Dental implants allow you to get better nutrition, lead a more active lifestyle, and have more confidence in your smile.
These procedures are gentle, fast, and have a short recovery time.

No age is too old for dental implants! Schedule your consultation for dental implants with Dr. Maurice Jenkins today! Call us at 801-747-8015 or visit us online at

Closed for Labor Day

By: | Published: September 3, 2015


The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kid’s Place Dentistry Inc. will be closed in observance of Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency you can reach our on-call service at 801-824-6007. We will be back in the office Tuesday September 8th at 7:00am.

We wish you all a happy and enjoyable Labor Day!

CORE Open House

By: | Published: August 28, 2015

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The Core Foundation would like to invite you, a prospective student, to an open house!

Come in and meet our professional staff and see how we work towards empowering YOU to become a Certified Dental Assistant or a Dental Administrator.

Open House

September 1, 2015 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Located at 530 East 500 South Salt Lake City, 84102

Dental Assistant and Dental Administrators are positions that are growing in demand with earning potential of $12-$16 per hour.

The Core Foundation was developed to prepare our graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving success in the dental field quickly and with integrity.

Our training facility is located on the upper-level of a 5,000 square foot cutting-edge Dental Office and Pediatric Surgical Suite and our hands-on curriculum is taught using only the highest quality of equipment. We utilize digital panoramic and ceph x-ray technology and use an efficient, reliable paperless system. The Core Foundation specifically focuses on working in teams to maximize the learning process and aid in the smooth transition into the dental field.

The programs are 12 weeks in length, evening and night classes are offered. Tuition financing is available.

Not only do we help you exceed the industry standard and become an exceptional dental assistant or front-office administrator through our course, but we also assist graduates with resume preparation and job placement.

Questions about our programs and facility are encouraged. Come to the open house to tour all of our on- site facilities. On-site registration will be available.

Call Abigail today at 801-747-8007 to RSVP and make a step in the direction of a fun and rewarding career.


We can’t wait to meet you!


For additional information check us out online at

Or find us on Facebook at The Core Foundation


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Exciting news for the Center of Dental Professionals

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We are very excited to announce a new development here at The Center of Dental Professionals

We now have a periodontist!

Now anytime you need the care of a periodontist—a specialist in advanced gum disease and all related treatments— you can come to where you are already comfortable going and receive the best care possible.

This is especially great news for any of our patients who have been treated here for gum disease. Gum disease, unfortunately, requires constant monitoring and maintenance, but with our new dental specialist working alongside you, you can take control of your oral health and receive the care and options that you desire!

We are committed to your overall oral health.  As a sign of this commitment we are extending a FREE CONSULTATION with our specialist Dr. Nicholson to anyone who would like to take advantage of this exciting new opportunity!

Call us today at 801.747.8018 to schedule your consultation as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you!


Meet Dr. Nicholson

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Dr. Nicholson is a dental specialist who completed an additional 3 YEARS of training beyond dental school to become a board certified periodontist. He believes oral health is a choice and always feels honored to participate in this choice with our patients. 

Schedule a Consultation Today!


FREE Patient Appreciation Party Today!

By: | Published: August 15, 2015

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A Kid’s Place Dentistry &
The Center of Dental Professionals

Patient Appreciation Party TODAY at Classic Fun Center!

Time: 12:00PM- As long as you want to stay
Location: Classic Fun Center
9151 South 255 West
Sandy, Utah 84070

FREE Admission and Pizza.
Bring the family and join in the FUN.
When you arrive, just let the admission staff know you are with
A Kid’s Place Dentistry.

We hope to see you there!

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

By: | Published: March 26, 2015

Easter Reminder

We are a little over a week away from The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kids Place Dentistry’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! The hunt is one of our biggest community events for the year and we are so thrilled to be having it at Liberty Park on April 4th at 9am.

Getting hundreds of eggs ready for our friend the Easter Bunny to hide in the park.

Getting hundreds of eggs ready for our friend the Easter Bunny to hide in the park.

The Easter Bunny and his helpers will be there to hand out candy, provide face painting, and hide all of the eggs for families with young children. We will also have doughnuts and other refreshments available to anyone that wants to join us.

We will have lots of cool prizes, like this water gun, for whoever finds the golden egg!

We will have lots of cool prizes, like this water gun, for whoever finds the golden egg!

For more information or to RSVP go to our Facebook page for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4th at 9am at Liberty Park.
Arrive early as parking is limited.

Pot of Gold!

By: | Published: March 24, 2015

The month of March is home for one of our favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day!

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To get in the Irish mood we held a contest to see if we could fill a “pot of gold” in our offices before March 17th. In order to fill the pot we asked our patients to share the following image with their Facebook friends.

Pot of Gold Promotion

For each share the post received we threw a gold dollar into the pot. Even leprechauns would be jealous!

Now that St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone it is time to announce the winner.

Drum roll please….

Contest Winner

Our winner is… JAZZIE MARES! Congratulations!

Remember to join us next month on April 4th for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

For more information, please visit The Center of Dental Professionals or A Kids Place Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah.

530 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah | 3798 South 700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah


We are Hiring!

By: | Published: March 12, 2015

The Center of Dental Professionals and A Kids Place Dentistry are currently hiring for several positions!

Come join a team that values exceptional service and patient care.

Please click the image to enlarge and see job posting details.

Please click the image to enlarge and see job posting details.

Now hiring for:

  • HR/Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Billing/Financial Treatment Coordinator
  • Account Manager/Collections

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Christie McCutchan

(801) 747-8012



Is Arthritis Preventing You From a Healthy Smile?

By: | Published: February 23, 2015


Is Arthritis Preventing You From a Healthy Smile?

By David L. Steed

As we all get older, maintaining proper care of our teeth can seem like a daunting task. Prescription medications and health conditions like arthritis that severely limit mobility in the hands and fingers can quickly deteriorate a healthy mouth. The circumstances of aging don’t have to be detrimental to your health. With the help of a proper Dental Provider, like the Center of Dental Professionals, you can continue to experience a beautiful smile.

The number one recommended practice for adults to maintain a healthy mouth is brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once per day to prevent oral health problems. These problems may include debilitating conditions like gum disease, root decay, tooth loss, dry mouth as well as a variety of other periodontal diseases. When proper tooth care is combined with regular visits to the dentist (every six months) people feel healthier and many individuals are able to sustain longer lives.

In 2008, a combined study by the American Dental Association and Crest/Oral-B found that most American adults believed that regular brushing techniques and visiting the dentist often were the key to proper mouth care. Of those individuals, 25% self-reported not having visited a dentist in the past year and an additional 54% only visited the dentist once.

It is because of this data that The Center of Dental Professionals urge all patients to visit the dentist regularly. With the help of a family dentist that you trust, most oral diseases are highly preventable or at the very least treatable with specialized care. Many healthcare providers are sensitive to the needs of their elderly patients and can make suggestions during consultation to meet individual circumstances. Other ailments such as arthritis, cancer treatments, and prescription medications should be discussed with your dentist to help them suggest alternative treatments to prevent bone loss or tooth decay.

At The Center of Dental Professionals we know that healthcare is a highly individual experience. Our amazing team of dentists, hygienists, and administrative staff want to find ways to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come. Please visit any of our office locations to discuss any concerns you might have about your oral health in Salt Lake City, Utah.