Avenues Dentistry
Paul Porter, DDS:
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Avenues Dentistry
Paul M. Porter, DDS
Salt Lake City, UT













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Sedation dentistry

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Ryan B. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Having recently moved to Utah from Chicago I was looking for a dentist for myself and my family. Being in the medical professional, I started my dental search with some research. I wanted a dentist who had finished his training somewhat recently, being up-to-date on the latest techniques, but not too new if you know what I mean… As we own an apartment downtown, I also wanted a dentist with a convenient location. Through my search for these criteria, I encountered Dr. Porter and decided to give him a try. Building: Fairly typically independent dentist office, the parking lot is a little tight. Reception: Average waiting room, normal assortment of magazines. I was initially very impressed with the reception staff they were friendly and engaging. The check-in process was smooth and hassle-free. Appointments reminders were sent electronically–which I greatly appreciate. Dental Assistants: From my previous experiences with oral care professionals, the dental assistants and hygienists are equally as important as the dentist himself. I worked with two of Dr. Porter’s assistants during my visits. Unfortunately, I can’t remember their names but they were true professionals. They cleaned and polished my teeth with care. Critically, when they were flossing between my gums they didn’t jam my gums (I hate that). Throughout the process, they were courteous and offered me tips on the best approach to flossing behind my permanent lower retainer. I couldn’t have been more pleased. Dentist: Dr. Porter was a true-professional during my two appointments. During my initial visit, he discovered a small cavity adjacent to a previous metallic filling from 15 years ago. I returned a couple of days later to have the cavity filled. During this visit, Dr. Porter expertly (in my opinion) filled my cavity and also replaced my previous metallic filling. During this typically less than pleasant experience, he kept me comfortable, pain-free, and worked efficiently. Being in a similar profession, I greatly value these attributes. I was very impressed. I haven’t had such positive experiences with previous dentists in Chicago. Conclusion: Following my uniformly superb experience with Dr. Porter; I determined he would be the long-term dentist for my family moving forward. His office staff is top-notch and I look forward to continuing my oral care with him in the future

Rowley R. V. (Source: Google)


I broke a tooth on the first day of a extended vacation, called Avenue Dentistry from Reno, Nv to see if I could be seen there by a dentist, they were booked solid, but took my number and a short while later they returned my phone call and said they could squeeze me in, a quick trip to Salt Lake City. The staff here were awesome and so was Dr. Porter. I can’t give them enough thanks for saving my vacation. The broken tooth needEd a crown and luckily they have the ability to make a permanent crown In house, Total time there was 3 hours. Thank you, Thank you Dr Porter and staff. I was 700 miles from home, but felt I was treated like I was a local regular patient. Best dental experience in my lifetime!

Olivia Dawn Horlacher (Source: Facebook)


Got my wisdom teeth out last week and came with no pain or swelling. All 4 came out and I was at the gym later that day. The woman working with Dr Porter explained what was going to happen and put me completely at ease. The whole experience was great. I’m glad Dr Porter is my dentist!

Mike P. from Syracuse, UT (Source: Yelp)


My daughter’s orthodontist recommended she have 6 “baby” teeth removed so her orthodontic treatment could progress. I asked several people I knew and they recommended Dr. Porter. On our visit Dr. Porter didn’t just pull them, he took the time to evaluate the situation and agreed with the orthodontist. Despite the teeth still having significant roots on them, Dr. Porter did everything he could to make my daughter comfortable. My daughter said it hurt very little and much less than when a previous dentist had pulled out 4. I would highly recommend Dr. Porter for any work you need done.

Dean Sutter (Source: Google)


Being 57 years old and having had braces for 3 years as a teenager I have spent lots of time in a dentist chair. Dr. Porter and his staff are fantastic. They are very efficient and not over the top expensive. They are not alway trying to upsell and have you do things that are not necessary but give good advise on what to be thinking about doing. I would recommend the Dentistry to anyone wanting a great dentist who does great work. I have had two crowns done in the last two years and both have gone very well. Thank you Family Avenues Dentistry.

Chris Bybee (Source: Google)


Dr. Porter was able to fit me into his schedule quickly for a tooth extraction. His staff and dental assistants were all very friendly and professional. I’ve gone to several dentists prior to Dr. Porter who all seemed to be interested more in seeing a large volume of patients over doing the job right. (which is what led to the extraction). Dr. Porter made sure to take the time needed to complete the job well. He also took the time to call me from his cell later that evening to make sure all was going well. If you are looking for an honest, reliable dentist who cares about his patients, Dr. Porter is your dentist.

Rina Daghlian (Source: Google)


Dr. Porter and his staff are very professional. My mom had a dental emergency and when she called, they fit her in their schedule immediately. They are efficient, friendly, and definitely know what they are doing. It was also very useful that she was able to have the crown done on the same day. I would recommend to anyone.

Arielle Moore (Source: Google)


I hadn’t been to the dentist in about a year because I switched insurance and it took a couple months to get in for a cleaning. So… I had a fair amount of buildup and my teeth are sensitive from my bleeding gums. So it wasn’t the most pleasant experience of cleanings ha. To be clear, it hurt because of my gums and buildup, I’m not mad at the person for cleaning my teeth. The woman was incredibly friendly and thorough and I appreciated her work for my teeth and gum health. She gave me a lot of great tips I hadn’t heard before and gave me a new brand of sensodyne toothpaste she uses to help with sensitivity and some mouthwash to sooth my gums after the cleaning. The dentist was also great. Showed me some teeth grinding that I’ve never heard from any dentist before, told me more tips that will help and asked if I had any questions for him. Great move. Felt very comfortable being there and the staff were all friendly. Fun perk was looking out the huge window of their new space at the huge trees. Very calming and beautiful

Fan Yang (Source: Google)


Dr. Porter is super nice and explained the procedures of what I needed to be done for my teeth very well! Had my first crown couple weeks ago & he checked on me later that day to make sure my crown was fine. I used to hate going to the dentist & still am but I’m glad Dr. Porter and his staff are making it easier and a lot less painful.

Brian James (Source: Google)


The best staff, everyone is friendly. Extremely helpful with my billing and payments. Everyone is knowledgeable. I had a bunch of cavities and a crown done. Dr. Porter makes sure everything is okay before AND after you leave. I’m lucky to have found Avenues Family Dentistry. If you’re putting off going to the dentist like I was, make an appointment, they’re the best.

Margaret Tow (Source: Google)


I got my teeth cleaned and I was very happy with the results. Thank you for the help that you gave me getting around. It was good to find the reason that my gums were hurting in the one place. I will get to new something I can’t remember the name on Monday and everything will be set crowns that’s the word I was looking for two new crowns. Haven’t done this before on text on Google this is new for me. Thank you for being kind and helping me I appreciate that very much see you on Monday Maggie Tao

Karen Bell (Source: Google)


I just moved from Montana and was looking for somewhere to get my teeth cleaned and get whitening treatment done. Based on the reviews, I gave Dr. Porter and the people at Avenues Family Dentistry a shot. They did not disappoint! Super friendly from when I walked in to when I walked out. Plus, my teeth look awesome! I will definitely be doing my follow up here, and I will recommend Dr. Porter to my friends.

Maria Galiano (Source: Google)


To anyone serious about finding the best Dentist in the state of Utah, do not think twice. Top of the line equipment, top notch customer service and Dr. Porter is above and beyond thee best Dentist I’ve ever visited. He called me himself to follow up. Not his assistant or front office, but himself. My jaw literally dropped when I knew it was him- AMAZING!! See u on the 21st for whitening!

William K. from Sandy, UT (Source: Yelp)


Folks… this is coming from a giant “pansy A$$” when it comes to drills and such. Dr. Porter and his staff are nothing short of AMAZING. Just today, I had the daunting expectation of a crown removal, cavity below the removed crown and then replacement. At times.. I thought they were drilling for oil… but never.. not once… did I feel any pain. Thank you gang at AFD. Happy Thanksgiving to you all

Alina Riquelme Smith (Source: Facebook)


The dental hygienists have been there as long as I can remember, I think 2009, really good. Such a big difference with Dr. Porters work, no post op pain or sensitivity at all when I’ve had cavities filled by him.

Chris F. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Porter is an amazing dentist. He is not only very skilled and knowledgeable; he is compassionate, empathetic and just a great person. His staff are wonderful and they make going to Avenues Family Dentistry a great experience each time. I would recommend Avenues Family Dentistry to everyone! I moved to Utah 5 years ago and have been seeing Dr. Porter since. I am currently a student in Dental School and I am very impressed with the quality of work and service provided.

Joli Perez (Source: Google)


Avenues Dentistry was recommended by neighbors on the NextDoor App. I found the dental hygienists and the dentist Dr. Porter to be very knowledgeable and skilled. They listened to my concerns and issues. The hygienist was very good and carefully cleaned my sensitive teeth. Their offices are very clean and a beautiful too. I also loved the ceiling tv to distract and the natural lighting. It was a very good visit. I like that they are taking precautions during Covid-19 and I felt very safe. 10/10 would recommend!

Daniel Ottey (Source: Google)


Both my wife and I needed serious dental work (a crown) while on vacation. Avenues Dentistry fit us both in to an already heavy schedule (it probably helps that my sister works there!). Sadly, this dentist found problems with my teeth that my family dentist apparently missed when I saw him about three months ago, not to mention noticing that a crown previously done by my family dentist “appears to be broken and will eventually need replacing because it will continuously be catching food”. I don’t think it’s actually broken because it’s been catching food ever since he put it in!! Needless to say, I can’t afford to permanently move to Utah, but I will DEFINITELY be changing our family dentist! These folks were great and are using some of the latest technologies to make the whole going to the dentist process almost painless. I’ve never walked into a dentist’s office and left with a permanent crown the same day!

Teena H. from Syracuse, UT (Source: Yelp)


I have enjoyed my dental experience, along with my entire family of 10 children and my husband, with varying dental needs, for the last 3 years. I have received the best dental treatment and assistance at very reasonable costs. Dr. Porter is thorough, careful and kind. His staff is friendly and helpful. He has done root canals, crowns, fillings, tooth repair, and most recently the good doctor put my 6 year old’s front permanent tooth back in after he knocked it out by crashing on his bike. I would recommend his service to anyone!

Jamie W. from Kaysville, UT (Source: Yelp)


We take the whole family to Avenues Family Dentistry. Ages 2,5, and 7. They are excellent with kids and work hard to make it a good experience. They also got me in on short notice to remove a wisdom tooth that started causing me problems. The procedure was quick and painless. I didn’t even take any pain medications after. Dr. Porter even calls from his personal phone to check on us after each visit. They definitely care about their patients and go out of their way to give you a good experience. Absolutely without hesitation recommend them. The whole team from top to bottom is superb. Even when we have had questions they are always ready and willing to answer our questions resolve any concerns.

Kathy Douglas (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Porter and the entire staff at Avenues Family Dentistry are fantastic! Everyone in the office is very helpful, pleasant and provide excellent service. We highly recommend Dr. Porter and his staff!!!! Trevor, Kathy and Betty

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Avenues Family Dentistry over the past year or so, and they’re absolutely amazing! The work Dr. Porter has done has been quick and as pain free as I could’ve ever hoped for! I had a tooth pulled, a bone graft, an implant, and soon a new permanent tooth. So, I’ve spent hours in those chairs! Not only is Dr. Porter nice, communicative, and an incredible dentist, the other staff are so hospitable and welcoming. If anyone is looking for a good dentist who will do their very best to make sure they’re taken care of, Dr. Porter and the rest of Avenues Family Dentistry is the place to go!!

Reginald Brookins (Source: Google)


I have nothing but respect for Paul Porter! I used to hate going to the dentist. I’ll admit, I was the stereotype. Lol. Dr. Porter has expanded his practice. The lobby is comfortable and inviting. He does everything he can to put you at ease. The dental hygienist are caring, thoughtful and mindful. I have NEVER had a bad experience here. So nice to feel at home at the dentist. I thought I’d never say that in this lifetime. 5 stars fir excellent care, reasonable prices and excepting most insurances. Bravo Paul!

Alina S. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here since January 2010, back when I worked up at the U. Very quick drive. Got married in 2012. Started taking my husband here for dental work. He likes it too! I’ve been at 4 different employers to date-each job switch has been progressively further from this dentist. In 2015 I tried another dentist for the sake of getting dental care closer to work. Big mistake, totally hated it, in a lot of pain. Went back to Porter! Huge difference with quality of his work, no post op pain after filling cavities. It is a good dental office with good staff and dentist. Husband and I are happy with treatment here. I’ve had the same hygienist Susan since 2010. Today was my first visit at the new office. Same location, just remodeled. It is very nice, worth scheduling your appointment and checking it out

Tanya S. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


Landed on Dr. Porter after months of dental issues and chronic mouth pain. It was one thing after the next, but within three weeks of treatment with Avenues Dentistry I finally started to feel better. Dr. Porter didn’t treat my mouth like a gold mine – he made a tactical plan of approaching everything one step at a time and was thorough with his examination and course of treatment. He, as well as his staff, makes you feel comfortable and informed. If you want an honest and ethical Doctor with a great team behind him – this is the place to go

Erin Voellinger (Source: Google)


Dr. Porter and his hygienists are just great. As a classical musician, my mouth and teeth are part of how I make a living so my dentist is very important to me. I started going here when we first moved to Salt Lake on recommendation by some of my fellow musicians. I have never regretted that decision. Since then we moved to Park City, but have never considered changing dentists even though we have to drive further.

Jed Piercy (Source: Google)


Doctor Porter and his staff are extremely friendly and Informative, they took the time to explain what I needed and why I needed it. I appreciate that they didn’t try to upsell services to me that were not needed at the time. You can be sure that I have FINALLY found a dental practice that I will be going to until Doctor Porter retires.

Stephanie Huskey (Source: Google)


This was first time visiting Avenues Family Dentistry and my experience was a good one. I was able to get a last minute appointment because part of a filling I had came out from prior dental work in another state. I thought I was just going in for an evaluation, but because of another cancellation I was able to get a full crown to fix the issue right there on the spot. I love that have the software to do the crowns in house. Dr Porter even called later in the day to check on me. All in all good professional service. I will be back.

Kyl Myers (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at Avenues Family Dentistry for two years and I have had nothing but great experiences. Tien, Susan, and Dr. Porter are so great and really care about their patients. Even though I only come in about twice a year, they remember me and my family and ask genuine questions about my life, which makes a great difference. Recently, I brought my 2-year-old in for a “Happy Visit” and I was blown away by Susan and Dr. Porter’s ability to make my kid feel so comfortable and have such a fun experience. I recommend Avenues Family Dentistry to everyone!

Mikal J. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I’ve had great care here and found Dr. Porter to be highly skilled and constantly attentive to facilitating my dental health. The staff here are warm and friendly and make for a great experience whether coming in for a cleaning or a crown – just had one done and it went super smoothly and surprisingly pain free. The practice seems like it’s on the smaller side, which makes me feel like the there is dedicated focus on the customers that come here. Feels like I’m in good hands, and enjoy touches like their text reminders about appointments.

Lawn T. from South Jordan, UT (Source: Yelp)


Great office and a great dentist. I’ve had multiple crowns, a root canal, and emergency repairs on 4 of my teeth after a cliff jumping accident. The dentist and staff have always been accommodating, friendly, and professional. All of Dr. Porter’s work has been top-notch with very little need for adjustments after the fact. He’s always good about checking up on me after a procedure to make sure things are healing up etc. The person who complained about women being barked at couldn’t be farther from the truth. After spending many, many hours in this office, I can say that I’ve seen nothing but respect between the employees at Avenues Family Dentistry.

Linsey Hammons (Source: Google)


Dr. Porter and all of his staff are so amazing to work with. They were so kind and helped me get past my fear and anxiety of going to the dentist. Dr. Porter is always very honest , straight forward and fair with the work he is going to perform, which is hard to find in a dentist. I commute 1.5 hours to see Dr. Porter and his staff and feel it is completely worth it every time. The office staff has been helpful and able to accommodate my schedule.

John Maycock (Source: Facebook)


Dr Porter and his staff at avenues Family Dentistry have gone out of their way way above and beyond to calm my fears of the dentist chair and get me through my Dental work his chair side manner an excellent assistance made my experience the best ever so for me as long as they exist they’re the only place I’ll go for my dental work.

Sarah Carden (Source: Google)


Finding a new dentist is not my favorite thing, so when it came time to get my daughter’s cavities filled, I just googled ‘dentist slc’ and Avenues Dentistry popped up. The website was easy to navigate, and I saw that new patient exam/cleaning was under $100, so I figured I’d give them a call and see if they could fit us in. Not only were they able to get us in quickly, but everyone we dealt with was incredibly helpful, friendly, thorough, and overall it was probably the best experience we’ve ever had at the dentist. Although I do have insurance, I didn’t think it was active yet, so I was planning on paying out of pocket, but the woman at the check-out desk said she’d run it just in case, and wouldn’t you know it, the visit was covered, I only had to pay the co-pay! Seriously these people are the best. Highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amanda G. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. Porter and his staff to be very friendly and efficient. I had a veneer fall off randomly (from another dentist) and called in to get it fixed and the staff was very accommodating. Dr. Porter called me after my initial appointment to check in on how I was feeling, which is very considerate. The cleanings I had were very thorough and my teeth felt amazing after!


We are a local dentist office located in the heart of the Avenues in Salt Lake County. Our dentistry team, hand-picked by Dr. Porter, has a passion for providing the very best comprehensive dental care for you and your family. Whether you need preventative dental care treatment, such as routine dental cleaning, or a more complex cosmetic dental overhaul, you can rest assured that our team is committed to helping you maintain your oral health through quality and affordable dental care. We strive to make our dental services affordable by offering convenient financing and payment options. Dr. Paul Porter completed undergraduate work at Utah State University in 2006. He went on to study dentistry at Indiana University, earning his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He graduated with distinction at the top of his class. He began practicing dentistry at Avenues Dentistry in Salt Lake City, UT in 2010. Dr. Porter works hard to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in dental care and participates in regular continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Paul Porter’s dedication to improvement and growth in a variety of dental technologies, treatments, and procedures that our Salt Lake City area dental patients receive the most modern, efficient, and effective general and cosmetic dental care available.