Dr. Garner was born in North Ogden, UT and completed his elementary education within that community. He graduated from Weber High School, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State College. He then attended dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE, receiving his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree. Upon returning to Utah, Dr. Garner began his practice in downtown Ogden, UT in 1987. He built the current Mountain Springs Dental Building in 2009.
In 1982, Dr. Garner married LoriAnn Wood and they have five wonderful children and 15 grandchildren. He enjoys reading, water/snow skiing, boating, movies, travel, and spending time with his family.
He is an Invisalign provider and recently certified as a Vivos sleep medicine provider. He loves helping his patients to feel better, breathe easier and smile brighter.
Dr. Emily Griffin is a dedicated and compassionate dentist who is excited to bring her knowledge and passion for oral health to her patients. Her journey in the field of dentistry began at Louisiana State University, where she pursued her undergraduate studies, setting the foundation for her future dental career.
Driven by a commitment to providing the highest quality of care, Dr. Griffin continued her education at Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah. There, she honed her skills and expanded her knowledge, earning the distinguished title of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
Currently residing in the beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Griffin shares her life with her supportive husband, Kyle, who has been her constant companion throughout her dental journey. Together, they have created a warm and welcoming home for their beloved pets, Korra and Margeaux, who bring joy and companionship to their lives.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Griffin finds joy and relaxation in a variety of activities. She embraces the stunning Utah landscape by engaging in outdoor adventures, whether it be skiing down the slopes of the nearby mountains or exploring the scenic trails. Dr. Griffin is also an avid music festival enthusiast, appreciating the power of music to bring people together and create memorable experiences.
With her warm and compassionate nature, combined with her dental knowledge and excitement for dentistry, Dr. Emily Griffin is committed to providing exceptional dental care to her patients. She understands the importance of a healthy smile and spending time on patient education. She is dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile they can be proud of.
Born in Santiago, Chile in 1960 and raised in the USA, he is fluent in both English and Spanish. He completed his education in California, becoming an Orthodontist in 2020, and has owned and operated his own practice in Atlanta since 1995. Recently joining Platinum, he brings expertise in expanders, habit appliances, braces, bite correctors, in-house aligners, and Invisalign.
His passion for providing orthodontic care without the distraction of running a private practice led him to join Platinum, where he looks forward to collaborating with other dental professionals and participating in interdisciplinary orthodontic treatment plans.
Dr. Shaun Heward was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. He attended Alta High School and completed his undergraduate at University of Utah. During this time he worked as a dental laboratory technician making crowns and bridges. He then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Following dental school, he began medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.
While at the University of Michigan, he also completed his internship in general surgery, residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and was a chief resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Heward has extensive surgical training in corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), tumors/cysts of the jaws, face trauma, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, cleft lip and palate, face reconstruction and bone grafting.
He is delighted to have moved back to his home state of Utah and working with Platinum Dental Services. He also has a passion for serving others abroad and continues to treat less fortunate patients on mission trips overseas. When Dr. Heward is not at work he enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, biking, shooting, gardening, wood working and cooking.
Dr. Franco is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an officer. He received his degree in Flight Operations from Westminster College, DDS from the University of Utah and completed his residency in Endodontics at Boston University.
He is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. Dr. Franco has a passion for educating others about patient care and the incredibly interesting world of endodontics.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, swimming and learning how to play the piano and electric guitar.
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