Learn More About Our Practice

I’m Dr. Gardner and I’d like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us.

We are conveniently located in Layton, Utah. Our office provides modern dentistry in an unique, caring environment. Our goal is to provide the highest quality dental care while enhancing the lives and smiles of our guests. We want you to be a client and friend for life. Our office offers a peaceful relaxing atmosphere and thoughtful skilled care. We offer the following services for your entire family. General Dentistry, Cleanings, Cavities, Whitening, Inlays, Root Canals, Wisdom Teeth, Dental Implants, Dentures, Orthodontics, Bridges, Crowns, and Periodontics, Call our office today for a Free Consultation and see what a difference our Family will make.

We are involved with and volunteer our time and services to Give Kids a Smile, Red Barn Academy, and donate supplies to charitable organizations.  We have presented fun, educational classes at local schools and daycares, and a lucky few of our team members have served on humanitarian trips.  We value and love being a part of our community and educating the public on the benefits of proper dental care.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Tim Gardner

Dr. Tim Gardner was born and raised in Holladay, UT. He is the 3rd of 8 children. He went to school at The University of Utah where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Medical Biology. After finishing at the “U”, Dr. Gardner went on to Dental School in the great state of Oregon, at Oregon Health Sciences University, a school known for Clinical Excellence, graduating in 1998.

He is married to his wonderful wife Kimberlee Jensen Gardner and they have 5 beautiful children: Hailee, Grant, Megan, Griffin and Cooper. They have lived in Layton since 2004. He enjoys golfing and boating with his family. Dr. Gardner believes strongly in staying up to date on the best techniques and materials for helping to keep your smile healthy and beautiful throughout your life.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Steve Pitcher, D.D.S

Dr. Steve Pitcher and his family are thrilled to have finally moved “home.” He and his sweet wife, Tori Jensen Pitcher, both grew up in the Kaysville area and graduated from Davis High School. They currently have twin boys, Bowen (Bo) and Callen (Cal), who are the light of their lives. After serving a two year church mission in Paraguay, Dr. Pitcher graduated from Weber State with a degree in Microbiology. He went on to attend Marquette Dental School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For the last few years, he has been practicing in Washington state. He loves the unique way he can help people through dentistry. His favorite part is building relationships with the people he gets to serve. When not practicing dentistry, he loves being with his family, watching and playing sports (including racquet ball and ping pong), and trying new restaurants with his wife.

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Dr. John Christensen, DDS

Dr. Christensen began practicing dentistry in 1979 after graduating from Northwestern University Dental School. Understanding patients and their needs, along with providing the best possible care has made him a staple in the dental community. He has had a long and distinguished career, including being awarded a Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry, a degree awarded to less that 2% of general dentists in the United States and Canada.  He has recently transitioned to a part-time status, while continuing to serve the community in a variety of areas.

When he's not providing patient care, he enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and traveling.

Meet the Team

Olivia (Front Office)

Olivia previously worked as a dental assistant for 3 years before transitioning to the front office. She is from Centerville, UT and is currently attending the Weber State University Respiratory Therapy program. Between her busy work and school life she loves to spend time outdoors. She and her husband spend many weekends in the summer camping or fishing at their family cabin at Strawberry Reservoir. In the winter they jump at any opportunity to go snowboarding and skiing!!

Whitney (Dental Assistant)

Whitney was born and raised in Layton. She graduated from Layton High in 2023. She began her dental career in 2023, and aspires further her education in the dental field. Her favorite part of dental assisting is learning new things about dentistry and connecting with patients. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, going to concerts and spending time with friends and family.

Tori (Dental Assistant)

Tori is a Kaysville native. She graduated from Davis High School and received a Bachelor's degree in Health Promotion from Weber State University. She has 15 years experience in the dental field and loves getting to know each and every patient. In her free time she loves being with her husband, chasing their twin boys around, baking, running and water sports.

Emilee (Hygienist)

Emilee was born and raised in Lehi, UT and moved to Layton after she got married. Her dental career began in 2018 as a dental assistant and she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in April 2022. She loves providing her patients with the best care possible. When she’s not working, she is spending time with her husband, playing and watching sports and trying new desserts!

Megan (Hygienist)

Megan was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Ogden. After graduating from Ogden High in 2003, she began working as a dental assistant. While working, she pursued her goal of becoming a dental hygienist and in April 2011, she graduated from Weber State with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She loves educating her patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and providing the best treatment possible. When she is not working, Megan and her husband enjoy spending time with family and friends and they love being parents to their daughters Ruby and Charlotte! Megan enjoys listening to true crime podcasts and loves desserts!

McKinlei (Hygienist)

McKinlei grew up in Layton. McKinlei has been in the dental field since 2007. She has been a dental assistant, front office assistant and is now enjoying dental hygiene. She graduated from Weber State University in 2013 with her bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She loves interacting with patients and learning new things every day. She is the perfect combination of thorough but gentle! McKinlei has been married since 2011 to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of their adorable sons Dax and Kash and daughter Reece. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, cooking, baking and of course eating chocolate!

Kenzie (Hygienist)

Kenzie was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Bountiful. She started in the dental field as a dental assistant in 2009, after working a little over three years as an assistant decided to continue her education and become a licensed dental hygienist, graduating in 2015. Kenzie loves educating her patients and is always learning new things. When not working she loves to spend time with her husband, her adorable baby and their families, being outdoors, camping and four wheeling.

Braidyn (Hygienist)

Braidyn has been in the dental field since 2014, beginning her career here with Dr. Gardner as a dental assistant. She was a dental assistant for 6 years before finishing her schooling and becoming a registered dental hygienist in 2020. She is passionate about dentistry and excited to help patients overcome any fears they may have when coming to the dentist. Braidyn enjoys camping, fishing, true crime podcasts, crocheting and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Ellie (Assistant)

Ellie was born and raised in Layton. She graduated from Layton High school in 2016 and attended the dental assisting program at the Davis Applied Technology Program. She has exclusively worked at Layton Dental team! Ellie loves working as a dental assistant and getting to know all of the patients. She comes from a family of 5 with two sisters. In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband, her family, going hiking, running, shopping, and hanging out with friends.

Rayley (Assistant)

Rayley has been assisting with the Layton Dental team since the beginning of 2020. She graduated from Syracuse High School in 2019. She enjoys working with kids and loves to assist with our younger patients. In her free time, Rayley likes to do makeup, spend time with family, and cruise with her friends in her car. Most likely, she will have a different hair color every time you see her!

Ivvy (Dental Assistant)

Ivvy was born in Layton, Utah, and is the youngest of 4 siblings.  She attended Northridge High School, graduating in 2023, while also beginning her dental career.  Her goal is to attend Weber State to get an undergraduate degree in Biology, and then go on to dental school. Music is an important part of her life, and she was the president of the choir group, Chatelaines, where they went to 2 separate competitions in California and got first place both times.

Cori (Front Office)

Cori was born and raised here in Utah and loves raising her family here. Cori has been in the dental field for 3 years and her favorite part about her job is the patients. In her free time she loves naps, her dogs, camping, party planning and spending time with her family and friends.

Samantha (Assistant)

Samantha grew up in Kaysville, Ut. She graduated from Davis High School in 2021 and attended Davis Technical College, graduating as a dental assistant in 2022. She loves her job because she enjoys working with patients and loves getting to know them. She is the oldest of 3 siblings and is the only girl. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and boyfriend, go to the gym and go adventuring!

Sarah (Hygienist)

In her sixth grade class, Sarah wrote a paper on becoming a dental hygienist. In 2010, her dream came true when she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Weber State University. She has been working as a hygienist ever since! Sarah’s favorite part of her career is getting to know her patients and forming meaningful and caring connections. When she’s not working, She is a wife and a mother to three little boys and loves hiking, reading, flower gardening, and baking!

Abby (Dental Assistant)

Abby lives in Layton and attended Davis Technical College for dental assisting.  She graduated from Layton high school in 2023. Abby loves working as a dental assistant and learning new skills. In her free time Abby likes to hang out with her friends, animals and her FFA family.

Cindy (Insurance Coordinator)

Cindy is from Sandy, Utah. She attended the University of Utah on a full-ride basketball scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in finance. She now lives in Layton and has a house full of 4 kids, 3 dogs and 3 cats. In 2023 she returned to the workforce as the insurance coordinator at Layton Dental, after being a stay-at-home mom for 25 years.

Mikenzie (Front Office)

Kenzie grew up in Davis County.  She has been in the dental industry since 2013, beginning as a dental assistant and transitioned to the front office. She enjoys helping people feel their best, and being a part of the process to restore their smile! In her free time, Kenzie loves traveling, is an avid animal lover, and likes spending time with her dog and 2 cats at home.

LeeAnn (Dental Assistant)

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Our patients say.

"Gardner Dental has such a positive environment. All of the employees are super nice and have great personalities. I just had a dental checkup and cleaning and everything was so smooth and efficient. Something else that has impressed me with them is the education they provide to their clients."

Spencer S.

"Everyone at Gardner Dental is so nice. They really make you feel comfortable and check to make sure you are ok during the appointment. Dr. Gardner is great! He explains everything and makes sure you understand if there are options. I also appreciate that I never wait long when I arrive for my appointment."

Dana F.

"The dental assistants are always very kind and skilled. During x-rays, I ask for a cover over my throat to protect from possible thyroid cancer someday and they always get the extra piece of covering and put it over my neck. They are very skilled at doing the cleaning, the flossing, the rinsing, the scraping, the raking of x-rays, the examine and the whole process. Dr. Gardner is always patient, friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled. I just enjoy the whole staff like they are my long-time friends."

Gary C.

"Love Dr. Gardner he is an excellent dentist! He is very  experienced & knowledge, he is compassionate, friendly & he works quickly & efficiently! His hygienist is excellent 👌His staff & dental assistants have all met our needs & patient , knowledgeable & kind."

Lori P.

"I absolutely love my dentist and his staff. They are all very knowledgeable and great to work with. I have had many dentists and have never felt as cared for like I do at Gardner Dental."

Hailey W.

"Braidyn was extremely prompt and helpful. I was very surprised how quick she responded at 7:30 at night when I texted what I thought was maybe only a number they used to send out appointment reminders. I appreciated the fact that she was working late and understand how few appreciate the time you miss from your family and friends when working nights. Thank you Braidyn!"

Bryce C.

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