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Dr. Kirk Simmonds

Meet Dr. Kirk Simmonds in Salt Lake City, a top dentist providing life-altering full mouth dental implants to revive your smile and confidence!

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Dr. Kirk Simmonds

Dr. Kirk Simmonds grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Weber State University, Dr. Simmonds attended the University of Louisville school of Dentistry in Kentucky.

He then went on to a formal General Practice Residency at the University of Utah program where he received training in surgery, dental implants, and restoring complex dental implant cases. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah where he practices at Nuvia Dental Implant Center providing full mouth dental implants to patients.

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As a high school student, Dr. Kim served as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), further cementing her desire to help others. However, it was the smiles and facial expressions that drew her towards dentistry. She recognized how the first thing we notice about people is their face, and she wanted to be a part of enhancing and preserving that. Dr. Kim's love for dentistry only grew during her dental school years, as she realized that the profession was a perfect blend of science, art, and health care provision.

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Dr. Kim ensures that her patients have a comfortable and supportive experience under her care. She understands the hesitation some may feel about dental procedures and prioritizes making her patients feel at ease. She emphasizes that her goal is not just to treat, but also to educate and empower her patients regarding their dental health.

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