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.
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.
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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
Regan (Practice Manager)
Regan grew up in southeastern Idaho, but has lived in Utah since 1999 and has been in the dental field since 2006. While she is certified as a dental assistant, she leaves that to the professionals! She is experienced in all aspects of the front office, specializing in insurance. Her passion is helping patients realize that being at the dentist can be an enjoyable experience, and watching their lives change as their oral health improves. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, camping, boating and spending time with her husband, their 7+ children and her adorable grandbabies.
Christina (Front Office Manager)
Christina was born and raised in northern Utah, a graduate of Bonneville High School. She has over 35 years of customer service experience with over 22 years of those being in the dental industry. She began her dental career in 2000 in Denver, Colorado working as an insurance and billing coordinator for a multi doctor practice and spent 13 years with them before returning home to Utah. She loves helping patients with their dental needs and concerns, while ensuring they have a great dental experience. When not working, she loves spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and doggie, doing all things outdoors, particularly camping, fishing, hiking and golfing.
Alicia (Front Office Coordinator)
Alicia has lived in Davis County for about 10 years. Her career path has included experience in the medical, surgical and dental fields and she is extremely knowledgeable. Alicia’s outside interests include camping, going on their family’s 4x4, animals of all types, and spending time with her husband, their 2 boys and 1 daughter.
Amy (Insurance Coordinator)
Amy grew up in Orange County California. She studied Early Childhood Education in college until she left for Madrid, Spain to serve an LDS mission. Later, she moved to Boise, Idaho to live near her brother who is a dentist. He encouraged her to go back to school and become a dental assistant. Amy has enjoyed working in the dental field and her passion is working with dental insurance. Amy moved to Utah in 2011. She enjoys spending time with her sweet little son, watching scary movies, hanging out with friends and visiting her family in Boise!
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!
Karissa was born and raised in Price, UT. When she was a little girl, she knew she wanted to become a dental hygienist because of the amazing dentist & hygienist she had. This became a reality when she graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. She loves getting to know her patients and ensures that every patient receives the best treatment possible. Karissa and her husband have lived in Layton since 2017 and have made the community their home. When she isn’t working, Karissa loves spending time with her family , especially her 2 children Owen and Adalynn. She enjoys watching and participating in sports and satisfying her sweet tooth!
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 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 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 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 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 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!
After graduating from Davis High in 2020, Maren began her dental career with our Layton Dental team. The youngest of 7 siblings she is always ready to try new things and likes being busy and active. She enjoys being outdoors, playing pickle ball and loves to travel and experience new places and cultures. Maren is currently continuing her education to become a dental hygienist and share her love of the dental world with her patients.
Ella grew up in Layton and attended Layton High School. She joined our team in 2020 and decided to start assisting in 2022 and loves it! When she’s not attending Weber State to continue her education and earn her associates degree, she enjoys being outdoors and going on adventures with her friends and family.
Meg, as she’s affectionately called, has been a part of our dental family for years, but in 2022 decided she wanted to become a dental assistant! She stays busy juggling school, work, sports, family and friends. Volley ball, swimming & lacrosse are some of her favorites!
When Brenley isn’t busy having fun and being active, she is increasing her dental skills here! She is an avid fan of sports, playing softball and basketball, and watching football, and enjoys being outdoors hiking, boating, fishing, snowboarding & hunting. One of her many goals is to continue her education and career in the dental field.
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!
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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"