Meet Dr. Stubbs
Dr. David Stubbs graduated from The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and immediately following served as an officer in US Navy where he received post graduate education and expert clinical training in all specialties of dentistry including wisdom teeth removal, IV sedation and implant dentistry. Dr. Stubbs places high priority on the comfort of his patients in his approach to dentistry. He wants everyone to have a positive experience at the dentist.
Dr. Stubbs and his team believe strongly in making our community and the world a better place. Dr. Stubbs’ cites two life changing events that have instilled in him a desire to help people in whatever way he can. The first is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ecuador where he served the people of Ecuador for two years. The second is going to Peru years later to treat the less fortunate on a dental mission. Dr. Stubbs was able to offer free dental care to many people who had never seen a dentist before in their lives.
Despite his many experiences abroad, Dr. Stubbs has a desire to help people and do good in Utah—not only abroad. Dr. Stubbs is committed to doing good and inviting others to do good in our community. So, he is proud to donate the proceeds from every new patient exam to a family in need or a local community program in need every month! Just think, by becoming new patients at our office you will be donating to your local community to someone in need! Thank you to past, present, and future patients as you have helped donate over $14,000 to your community in need!
He has lived with his family in the South Davis County area since 2012 and opened Stubbs Dental in 2014. He is married to Brandy Kaye and both he and his beautiful wife were blessed to adopt their son Dylan in May 2014 the day before Stubbs Dental opened their doors for the first time! Dr. Stubbs and his wife were surprised 9 months later to learn that they were pregnant with their second child! Kaylee Anne is the younger sister that keeps her family on their toes. Dr. Stubbs and family are also the proud owners of a Russian Blue cat named Gus Gus.
Meet Dr. Willardsen
Dr. “Jim” Willardsen is a leading cosmetic and restorative dentist that has over 20 years of dental experience. Dr. Willardsen attended Brigham Young University, majoring in Biology. In 1996, he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, in Southern California. He moved to Nevada where he practiced for over 18 years and was voted by his peer dentists as Top Dentist in Las Vegas Life Magazine on several occasions. He recently moved to Salt Lake City, where he and his three children live. During his career he has always worked to continue his education to better serve his patients. He continues to take courses pertaining to occlusion (TMJ disorder treatment, also known as TMD), neuromuscular dentistry, full mouth restoration, and dental implants.
Dr. Willardsen is a proud father of two boys and a daughter. He enjoys snow skiing, motocross, mountain/road cycling and going to the beach with his family as often as possible. When he his not working or spending time with the family, he spends his personal time training as an amateur cyclist. He competes in cycling races yearly, having completed Lotoja 8 times. This race starts in Logan Utah and ends in Jackson Hole, WY, extending 206 miles. It is considered the longest single day classic race in the USA. This is one of his most treasured accomplishments. Dr. Willardsen is a devoted member of his church and volunteers working with young men as a leader, teacher, friend and mentor.
Meet Dr. Kuchenmeister
Dr. Kris Kuchenmeister, “Dr. K” can be found at our Layton location specializing in dental implants and sedation dentistry. With eight years of dental experience he will surely take care of your all your dental needs. Dr. K graduated from Utah State University with his Masters of Business Administration in 2007. He also has degrees in human resource management, chemistry, and spanish from USU. He then went on to graduate from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California in 2012. Dr. K has been a member of the armed forces for 8 years and in 2018 was promoted to a Major in the United States Army Reserves. He loves serving his country and humanity around the world.
Along with his expertise in dental implants Dr. K has extensive experience in sinus augmentation, is IV Sedation certified, and ACLS certified. Continuing his education and expanding his knowledge has been important to Dr. K since he first fell in love with dentistry as a high school student working as a dental assistant.
In his free time Dr. K enjoys spending time with his wife Ashley, and their four sons, Ryan, Ethan, Grey, and Archer. When they get a break from their crazy schedules they enjoy spending time in nature, hiking, fishing, and taking road trips as a family.
Meet Dr. Phillips
Dr. Shane Phillips recently joined our Layton team after practicing dentistry in the Salt Lake Valley for 20 years. Dr. Phillips attended Texas A&M where he received his Bachelors of Science in Scientific Nutrition. Then in 1997 he received his D.D.S from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Dr. Phillips is a firm believer in continuing education designed to help provide patients with a broad range of dental treatment options. He has completed additional courses in implant dentistry and sedation dentistry to make sure his patients receive the most advanced care. “I love making a difference in people’s lives when it comes to their overall dental health. When I can produce the quality of dentistry that makes my patients happy it is very gratifying.” -Dr. Phillips
In his free time Dr. Phillips enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, sporting events and golfing. He has four amazing children that he loves spending time with Trey, Taylor, Austin, and Alex. He also has eight delightful grandchildren that keep him on his toes.