Dr. Monte L. Carlson
Dr. Carlson’s passion is his family. He and his wife, Denise, have five children. The oldest was born in 1979 and the youngest in 2000. As of December 2008 they have 3 grandchildren.
His favorite hobby is cycling. You have probably seen him riding from his Richmond office home to Logan, or somewhere else in the valley. In 2004 he completed the Lotoja, a ride from Logan to Jackson Hole, in about 11 hours.
Dr. Carlson graduated from Sky View High School in 1973, served an L.D.S. mission in Ohio and West Virginia, and graduated from Utah State University in 1980. His doctoral education was completed at The University of Washington in Seattle.
Following Dental School Dr. Carlson spent 5 years in the United States Air Force, stationed at McChord Air Force Base and Mountain Home Air Force Base. At both bases Dr. Carlson was the Flight Dental Officer in charge of the dental care of pilots, nuclear personnel, and commanding officers. During his military experience he earned a commendation medal and set the record for the 1 and ½ mile sprint for the McChord Medical Corp.
In 1989 Dr. Carlson moved to Richmond, purchasing the practice of Dr. Edward G. Merrill, who had practiced dentistry in Richmond for over 40 years. In 1997 the current office of Cherry Creek Dental was completed.
In June of 2008 Dr. Brandon Priebe, Dr. Carlson’s son-in-law, graduated from The University of Washington Dental School and joined Dr. Carlson at Cherry Creek Dental.
Dr. Brandon Priebe
Dr. Brandon Priebe was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He graduated high school and then served an LDS church mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon completion of his service he attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) where he met his wife Emily. He followed Emily from Rexburg to Boise while she attended dental hygiene school. Seattle, WA was the next stop on their adventure while Dr. Priebe attended the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry. After finishing dental school they moved their small family back home to Cache Valley, so they could be close to family and friends. He enjoys most all types of athletics and spending time with his beautiful wife and 3 children.
Dr. Priebe enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from traditional fillings to surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth and implants. He has continued expanding his knowledge by attending many different continuing education courses and learning the many different facets of dentistry including Invisalign and traditional orthodontics. He offers crowns & veneers, as well as whitening, and conscious sedation for those that may be fearful or for longer, more involved treatments. He especially enjoys the patient interactions that occur each day in the office and the friendships that develop while helping those he is serving. Dr. Priebe looks forward to many years of serving the wonderful people of Cache Valley.
In anticipation of the growing Richmond practice, and to accommodate Dr. Priebe, Dr. Carlson opened Hyde Park Dental. Utilizing Denise’s degree in interior design, the Carlsons created a beautiful office at 3125 North Highway 91, in Hyde Park. It is worth a trip into Hyde Park Dental just to see the Tuscan design and decor.
Dr. Carlson will continue to offer conscious sedation, and will also offer greater access to cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Carlson loves changing smiles for people to a smile they are proud of. He has received extensive training in implantology, orthodontics, bonding and veneers, Lumineers, and Invisalign; every tool needed to restore or create incredible smiles
Dr. Curtis Taylor
Dr. Curtis Taylor, son of Faun and Ed Taylor, was born and raised in Cache Valley. As a youth, Dr. Taylor was very active in sports, scouting, and academics. Dr. Taylor graduated with honors from Sky View High School followed by a full-time service mission in Guatemala, where Dr. Taylor learned to speak fluent Spanish. Upon his return, Dr. Taylor attended Utah State University graduating with an honors dual degree in Biology and Spanish. It was at Utah State that Dr. Taylor met and married his wife JoLynne Hunsaker, raised in Tremonton.
Dr. Taylor graduated from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. While in dental school, Dr. Taylor and his wife had two sons, Samuel and Charlie, both dual citizens (Canadian and American). Dental school was an amazing experience where Dr. Taylor was able to hone his skills and learned to love dentistry while living in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Dr. Taylor took his first Job in Garden City, Kansas practicing community and public health dentistry. As one of the only Spanish-speaking dentists in Kansas at the time, Dr. Taylor was very busy practicing full scope general dentistry. It was in Kansas that Dr. Taylor’s third Son, Nicholas, was born. After four years in Kansas, Dr. Taylor fulfilled his dream of moving back to Cache Valley, where he has been practicing public health as well as private practice dentistry.
Dr. Taylor loves his profession. He performs all aspects of dentistry: general restorations, crown and bridge, endodontics, oral surgery, implantology, pediatric care and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Taylor is constantly learning new techniques and strategies through continuing education to better his skill set and offer the most up to date techniques and services. Dr. Taylor is an active member of the ADA and UDA, and is a board certified dentist in the USA and Canada.