Salt Lake Dental Clinic
Dennis Elder, DDS:
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Salt Lake Dental Clinic
Dennis S. Elder, DDS
Salt Lake City, UT













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Sleep apnea therapy

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Sarah Grate (Source: Google)


I absolutely loved my experience at the Salt Lake Care! I have been coming here for years and felt I should let everyone know how great it is! Sandi and Claire were so great at the front and helped take care of the financial aspect! The hygienist who cleaned my teeth was so nice and gentle! Doctor Elder is really nice! He listened to my concerns and helped take care of my aching tooth! Thank you Salt Lake Dental clinic!!!! Love you guys!!!

Colin A. from Murray, UT (Source: Yelp)


Dr Elder is awesome! Most real down to earth dentist out there! I would recommend him or any and everyone! Always super outgoing and nice but does great work! Morgan, my assistant was awesome! She’s super kind as well and gentle as well as thorough!

Brian Zettler (Source: Google)


Without question Dr Elder is the best dental experience in Utah! We live in West Jordan and elect to drive 30+ minutes across the Salt Lake Valley for my family to see him in Holladay. Dr Elder himself is great. Funny and personable, yet very professional and skilled. His assistants are equally wonderful and his front office staff couldn’t be more pleasant and accommodating. Let’s face it, going to the dentist is not at the top of anyone’s list, yet this office makes it the experience worthwhile. They will bend over backwards to do what’s best to service the patient. He has earned my business.

Kate Hosman (Source: Google)


People! If you need a great dentist, you have to go see Dr. Scott Elder. He is the absolute best. He’s talented, personable, quick, and really cares about his patients. I’m not kidding you, he’s an artist. And his staff? Just so great. The whole office has such a good vibe. I can’t recommend Salt Lake Dental Clinic enough – and if you know me, you know I’m super picky about anything to do with teeth. Seriously, go.

Jackie Gutierrez (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder is the absolute BEST dentist ever!! He has the most wonderful chair side manner, he has an AWESOME sense of humor and just overall his personality is why I love going to him. I am so glad that my daughter had a very painful tooth which required us to call him for an emergency appointment, I don’t mean I was glad my daughter was in pain but because we chose to call him to see, that is how we met him and he was so very kind and not at all upset that we were calling him at 9 PM, he just welcomed us in within an hour and took care of her and had her laughing during our visit. He is just the BEST guy!! We would recommend him to EVERYONE!!

Larry T. (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about how great Dr. Elder and his staff are! My wife, two teenage boys, and I have been going here for years. I should have given this review long ago in order to help others decide on a dentist for their family. I can’t believe how nice and fun, yes fun, the staff is. They have an amazing ability to put you ease, which is priceless when it comes to children or nervous adults. Dr. Elder is so down to earth and has a natural ability to make you feel comfortable. More importantly is his honesty. That is to say, he is not interested in selling you on the most expensive option for your dental situation as some dentists are. He, on many occasions, took the time to explain the pros and cons of all options and fully supported me in my decisions. If you are looking for a dentist and staff the really actually seem to care about you and your family this is the place. P.S. his prices are very competitive…..I’ve checked.

Cami Thornock (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder is AWESOME!! I have been his patient for several years. Starting with an emergency visit and am now a patient for life. Dr. Elder makes sure I am well taken care of, comfortable and happy with his work. Jess, Cami, Heather, Sandy and the entire staff are a joy to work with. It says a lot when I say I look forward to every visit no matter the reason. I recommend anyone to make Dr. Elder your dentist!

Cydne Butler (Source: Google)


Dr. Scott Elder changed my life. I spent years in fear about going to the dentist. The anxiety, the office, the inevitable pain, all of it and because of that, I want you to know that this review is completely heartfelt and true. I never had a dentist and the staff of an office take such genuine interest in how I felt about being there and how best to make me feel comfortable. I ended up having extended treatment and I always looked forward to going to the dentist. (yes, you read that right) I have a beautiful new smile and when I say he’s changed my life I’m not exaggerating. Scott and his staff are the absolute most wonderful folks you could ever meet and I cannot recommend this practice highly enough. 100 stars aren’t enough to rate how great they are!

Lisa Darlene Rogers (Source: Google)


I have been going to the office for over 20 years. This week was my first filling of a cavity in my 49 years of life. I was so nervous. Dr.Elder and his staff were so kind and patient with me. There was no pain and despite my anxiety over the unknown, they made me feel at ease. They validated my fears and concerns. I would highly recommend this dental office.

Liza Cisneros (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder is a fabulous dentist, and believe me I have been to plenty of dentists! All the reviews on here are true, he and his staff make you feel at ease, he is honest (unlike many others I have seen) and doesn’t try to over sell you on procedures you don’t really need! My young daughters recently switched over to coming here and left with a smile on their faces and I’m serious when I say they asked when they get to go back! Unheard of!!! I had two other dentists tell me my daughter needed a cavity filled and wanted to sedate her (which terrified me!) and when she saw Dr. Elder he said it didn’t need to be filled because there was no decay and we can just keep an eye on it (again he will not over sell you!) I would give more than five stars if I could!

Jessica Edwards (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder has been nothing short of amazing with family and myself. When he took over Dr. Cheney’s practice, I have to admit I was quite nervous. However, from the get go he made sure I would receive the same treatment and experience. Being a person that is not comfortable going to the dentist, he has made it a much more enjoyable experience. The staff is always happy and welcoming, they truly treat us like family. I highly recommend Dr. Elder and his team for anyone out there looking for an amazing family dentist.

Ervin Mena (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder is the MAN! I went with him in 2015 when he was with Olympus Dental and he treated me so well with the best price in the valley. Seriously, I compared prices with 4 other clinics. Dr. Elder has now moved up in life and has only gotten better. On 4/24/18 they quoted me in-house insurance at $250 for a full year which includes free X-rays, dental cleaning, and 25% off all surgeries. I’m literally excited to go see him tomorrow for some heavy duty dental work. Dr. Elder and his staff are fast, friendly, well priced, and have my absolute 100% trust.

Aubrey Hale (Source: Google)


It all started years ago when I was in some seriously intense pain. It was 3 in the morning and I was desperate. I had literally put off going to the dentist until the pain was so intense I was nearly in tears. I literally would do anything and everything I could to avoid going to the dentist in those but there I was googling one that was close by and opened as early as possible. Maybe it was fate or maybe it was sheer luck but I found Dr. Elder. He was able to fit me in first thing in the morning and I left with one tooth less than I went in with and a dentist that I can’t live without. I even let him take my wisdom teeth out at the ripe age of 28 and let me tell you, when they say get them out early you should really really listen. Mine were nice and impacted and the healing process wasn’t particularly fun but Elder made sure I was well taken care of throughout the process and went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed. I seriously can’t say enough good things about Elder and his assistant Jess they’re banter is hilarious and it’s such a great distraction when they’re drilling away. I can now proudly say I am a reformed dentist avoider, I haven’t missed a 6 month check up in years and I am seriously just so grateful that I have a dentist I actually look forward to seeing. Every person I’ve pushed and prodded to go see Elder has absolutely loved him and if you give it a shot you’ll see why.

Mark M. (Source: Google)


I seldom write reviews but made the exception as my most recent experience with Dr. Elder and his crew was phenomenal. Our family has been seeing Dr. Elder since we moved here, so about 7 years. I had a visit for a mild toothache and it was determined I needed a root canal. I scheduled it a week out for convenience and didn’t think much of it when Dr. Elder said that with the crack I had in my tooth, bacteria can get in and accelerate this scenario. He was right. In a little over 24 hours I was in excruciating pain. Long story short, he came in on his day off, after hours and addressed the issue. He gave me a number to reach him at, regardless of the time, should the pain come back. I returned at a later date to finish the procedure. All of it went flawless. In my 50 years, I have never had a dentist, or his team, be as thorough, professional and friendly as this group. They have a wicked sense of humor as well. Our teenage daughter doesn’t even mind going to see him, how is that possible? If you are trying to find a dentist, I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Dr. Elder and his team.

Sarah Johnson (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Elder is amazing! I found him through a sort of “hand-of-god” moment, when he came into my Shopko eyecare center for some chums. My husband had an Ecigarette explode in his mouth, and Dr. Elder offered to help! Hes the best and always makes us comfortable and enjoy going to the dentist!

Katelin Floy Hosman (Source: Facebook)


People! If you need a great dentist, you have to go see Dr. Scott Elder. He is the absolute best. He’s talented, personable, quick, and really cares about his patients. I’m not kidding you, he’s an artist. And his staff? Just so great. The whole office has such a good vibe. I can’t recommend Salt Lake Dental Clinic enough – and if you know me, you know I’m super picky about anything to do with teeth. Seriously, go.

Family Larson (Source: Google)


Our family has been seeing Dr. Elder for the past few years now, and we have always had a wonderful experience with him and his office. You can’t say that too often about a Dentist. I know the Salt Lake Valley is saturated with dentists, but the experience with Dr. Elder makes him stand out as a cut above the rest. From his welcoming staff, to his hygienist, Jess. Everyone makes the dental experience a great time. I have recommended him to all my friends and family because of his knowledge and care he gives. He really takes the time to explain what needs to be done and gives great advice for going forward. Our family highly recommends Dr. Elder and his office!

Lori (Source: Google)


I’ve been a hygienist for 23 years and first met Dr. Elder when I worked for him as a substitute for the day. This office is great! Dr. Elder is an awesome, highly skilled, and honest dentist. He is not about the money; you are not going to get an expensive treatment plan for unnecessary work here. He really makes it an enjoyable environment for all his patients and staff as well. I was having some concerns with my bite and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Elder. He was so knowledgeable and immediately understood my issues, and was more helpful to me than anyone else I had consulted. He knows his stuff so well and is a great guy. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. Elder and his staff at Salt Lake Dental Clinic .

Cami Lind (Source: Google)


So, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I wanted to write this review. I want to word it just right so that everybody truly understands how amazing of a dentist Dr. Elder really is. I worked as Dr. Elders assistant and sadly had to quit because my husband and I ultimately decided that we wanted to raise our family back in our hometown. Here are some facts about Dr. Elder from my perspective. 1- He really does care about every single person that walks through his doors. One time I asked him what his favorite part about being a dentist was and he said “the people”. 2- If you’re nervous, he will do everything he can to make you feel comfortable and at ease. (He’s also hilarious, so that’ll take your mind off of the nerves on it’s own.) 3- He takes the time to put the smallest of details in to his work. I was blown away when I saw him put grooves and “anatomy” into a simple filling on the biting surface of a molar. Something, no one except for him and the patient are ever going to see. 4- I don’t have a single negative thing to say about him or his work. I have referred my family to his office and will continue to do so. I will also gladly drive 2 hours in each direction (and pass hundreds of other dental offices along the way) just to continue to have my work done by him. If you are trying to find a new dentist, I recommend you give Dr. Elders office a try.

Cregg Cannon (Source: Google)


Thank you Dr. Elder! For the first time in my life I feel comfortable going to see my dentist. Dr. Elder has performed 1 root canal and 3 new crowns since I joined his practice. Dr Elder is thorough, fast and has a gentle touch which is surprising because he’s a tall guy! I love that he remembers my dental history and always educates me about best course of action. He puts my well being ahead of the mighty dollar. Last point…it’s always fun to run into a jazz player at his office.

Lindsey Metcalf (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder is a fantastic dentist. Not only is he very good at dental work, he is also very personable and easy to talk to. He is the most honest dentist I’ve ever been to so I know I am not having my teeth worked on for no reason. It is very clear how much he cares for his patients as well. When my daughter had an accident, he didn’t hesitate to see her even though it was after hours. He kept my daughter calm and unafraid and did a great job fixing her tooth. I would recommend Dr. Elder to anyone.

Leslie (Source: Google)


Jen is fabulous. Dr. Elder is very patient centered. He will always do what is best for the patient. He is personable and makes going to the dentist fun. Jen is gentle and always concerned about how you are doing. She is knowledgeable and efficient. They are on time. Thanks for your concern and help. I would give them more stars but ratings only go up to 5!

Mario Falesha Rossetti (Source: Google)


We have been customers for 5+ years now. Best Dentist I’ve ever had! I was recently promoted at my work, but involves a relocation out of state. Just as I accepted the offer at that moment I realized and said “I’m going to lose my Dentist”. I truly am saddened that I will miss this Dentist office, Scott and the entire team. Salt Lake Dental Clinic has done wonders with my teeth and have taken very good care of us. Thank you Scott and the Team for your amazing work!! Highly Recommended.

Jason Eakins (Source: Google)


After going to other dentists and being told I needed certain things done I asked Dr. Elder. He told me what needed to be done and what could wait. It saved me a couple hundred dollars. This made me realize he wasn’t trying to rip me off. He has fixed cavities in my daughter’s teeth and did a great job. She was never scared and he was quick. I like his staff as well. They seem to be really nice to my family.

Bobbi Heyborne (Source: Google)


My family has been going to Dr. Elder for several years now. My kids look forward to cleanings, baby teeth being pulled when they’re on the verge of falling out, helping with each others cleanings and making cow utters out of gloves with Dr. Elder. My kids loved the office from the start. Very welcoming and lots of goodies for them to take home. Dr. Elder and Jessica are a great team and always available when we need them. Without him, we wouldn’t have the perfect smiles we do. He’s done great with cleanings for us with braces, which is a huge deal. Honest, dependable, caring, affordable and available – these are important qualities in a dentist and I don’t care how far I have to drive, I’ll always stick with this team!

Tawny Cluff (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder is fantastic! I’m so thankful we found him. My 3 year old daughter went in to have a cavity filled and because he is so warm and friendly, my daughter felt comfortable with him and was completely calm the whole time. Other dentists I called had told me that because she is only 3, they’d have to put her under anesthesia to work on her cavity. People, you should NEVER let someone do that to your toddler outside of a hospital setting! Luckily Dr. Elder is not an idiot and he didn’t even mention the option of anesthesia. And as for myself, I will never trust anyone else with my teeth. I had him pull a tooth for me and I knew it would be a difficult job due to the condition of the tooth, but he got it out with minimal effort and I wasn’t even in pain afterward. Not even the next day! That’s never happened before. I think he is a wizard or something.

Claire Binder (Source: Google)


I love this team at Salt Lake Dental Clinic!!! From the moment you walk in the door you are welcomed with a friendly and professional staff before quickly being taken back to get your dental work started. I cannot stress enough in words how impressed we are with Dr. Elder (and his knowledgeable and highly skilled assistants ) and how he has transformed the smile of my 17 year old daughter. Due to a childhood accident she broke out her front teeth and has anxiously awaited her “new” teeth for years!. Dr Elder has made certain that she received the perfect teeth, including returning the first set as he did not think they were exactly the right look, as well as putting a rush on the process to ensure she would be all finished before a big vacation. She now has the gorgeous smile she’s been waiting for!!! Love love love these guys!

Jessica Larson (Source: Google)


Dr. Elder and his team are truly the best. I have been a patient of his for over a year and a half and have always received the highest quality of care. Dr. Elder always makes me feel welcome and important. You can tell he is a very kind person and treats his patients and staff with great respect. His dental hygienist are very knowledgeable and make my teeth feel amazing after a cleaning. Hands down the best dentist I have ever been to!

Sara Plum (Source: Google)


I recently went to Dr. Elder last week for the first time and it was such a great experience! Picking a new dentist makes me nervous, but I was so happy with my choice. He and his staff get A+++ on service, honesty and quality of their work. They were so great with me and my son so I highly recommend them for yourself and your kids! Thanks for giving me a pleasant (dare I say, FUN) experience 🙂

Christopher Hunka (Source: Google)


Omg!! I love my dentist, Dr. Elder. Sarah my wonderful hygienist. Stephanie. And the rest of the office. Are so much fun. I walk in smiling and somehow walk out with an even bigger and better smile! I’ve been with Elder for almost a decade. I used to be so afraid of the dentist to where I had to be dragged into other offices. It was like pulling teeth to go anywhere else. Then I met the Salt Lake Dental Clinic. And, although I have to go every three months instead of six because of previous negligence. I just wanna keep coming back. Sarah, my hygienist, is like no other. Love y’all! Keep the smiles coming, Christopher.

Shalysa M. (Source: Google)


I had been going to the same dentist office since i was a kid, but started to dislike going, and it recently become something i dreaded, so i didnt make it a priority. I knew i needed to find a new dentist, so i did a quick google search. I cannot say enough positive things about this team! Alisynn was one of the first people i met, and she is the sweetest person! Dr. Elder, is so easy to talk to, and takes the time to explain procedures, rather than just getting it over with. I can honestly say, that my visits to the dentist have become a positive experience, and something i sincerely look forward to! I highly recommend this dental team, and have already told many of my friends and family about this clinic.

Jenny Bunnell Petersen (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Elder is by far the best dentist I have ever had. He is not only personable and detail oriented but actually makes going to the dentist enjoyable. My kids even like going. His staff also does an incredible job! Glad we found Scott and his crew.

Tyson Blatter (Source: Google)


Cares more about the patients than money. Previous dentist said I needed a root canal and 4 fillings. I walked out of Dr Elder’s office with 1 filling and no root canal. Staff and Dr. Elder were incredibly friendly and accommodating to my schedule and needs even with this being my first visit with them. Highly recommend.

Destiny Lanier (Source: Facebook)


My husband & I have been seeing Dr.Elder & his wonderful assistant Jessica for about 3 years now. Scott Elder is the most loving, kind, hardworking, genuine,friendly, selfless dentist I’ve met in my entire life!!!!!! From day 1 him & his staff made it easy to keep coming back for more work, they all are so friendly, loving & caring. I highly recommend this office & Dr. Elder to anyone looking for any dental work!!! 10 star rating in my opinion. ��⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️�� They are like family to us!!!


At Salt Lake Dental Clinic, our dentist and team care that each person gets the care they need in an enjoyable way. Dr. Scott Elder understands that not all patients love visiting the dentist's office, and so he tries each day to make sure our patients feel completely at ease while receiving our exceptional care. Our team combines skill with artistry to provide our patients with beautiful, long-lasting results. If you are interested in scheduling your appointment in Salt Lake City, Utah, contact our office today. We would love to help you create a smile that you feel amazing in. Salt Lake Dental Clinic is a local and privately owned and operated dental office. We pride ourselves on how much we love our patients, the mutual trust we have with each other and how incredibly hard we try to do what is right for all of our patients. Dr. Elder graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry and earned awards from virtually every department of dentistry. He loves restoring teeth and he prides himself on trying to do what’s right for each patient. Dr. Scott Elder has earned a reputation for his personable care and broad skill set as an emergency dentist in Utah who specializes in cosmetic dentistry and provides general oral care for individuals and families. The variety of Dr. Elder’s dental practice resembles the conglomeration of schooling, awards and certificates that he has received on his way to becoming the best cosmetic dentist in the Salt Lake Valley. Outside of the office, you can find Scott on the back 9 improving his golf swing or spending time with his family on the ski slopes.