Salt Lake Modern Dentistry
Ryan McAffee, DDS:
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Salt Lake Modern Dentistry
Ryan J. McAffee, 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

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: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





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

Ryan H. from Irvine, CA (Source: Yelp)


The staff here is very friendly and they make sure you are comfortable the entire time. I had to replace 2 crowns and possibly 2 root canals…yikes! But they prepared me mentally and financially so that there were no surprises. They also presented different options which I appreciated. Luckily no root canals were needed. Dr. McAffee was very meticulous and attentive. At one point I started feeling some sensitivity to the cold air. He numbed it again and made sure I was comfortable before he continued. I also could raised my hand if I needed to swallow or needed a break. I highly recommend Dr. McAffee and his team. They were great all around!

Hannah Zaborowski (Source: Google)


I had the absolute best experience! I have always had a lot of anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist so I put it off for far to long. From the moment I stepped into the office I felt so comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. When people told me they enjoyed the dentist I had no clue what they were talking about, now I do! It felt like talking with friends the entire time. They are very professional and super personable. I will never go anywhere else!

Jordan Erickson (Source: Google)


I have always had a hard time going in to a dentist office. But it was time for my cleaning so I got an appointment. As soon as I walked in I was greeted by a friendly front desk who helped me get signed in. Then I was taken to the back for X-rays which were the best I have ever had. They took lots of different angles and were very thorough. Then I had my teeth cleaned by hands down best dental hygienist in the state! Then the doctor and his awesome assistant did a couple fillings for me. The dentist was checking in on me making sure I wasn’t in pain and made sure that I had the best experience possible. I will be recommending this place to everyone and will be a life long patient!!!

Steve Poeschl (Source: Google)


The check-in procedure and paperwork in preparation for my visit were extremely efficient. The receptionist, dental assistant and doctor were excellent and professional. The hygienist was amazing! Great experience and as strange as it may sound I’m really looking forward to my next visit to the dentist!

Tony G. (Source: Google)


I was very satisfied with the installation of my crown. Dr McAffee explained all the options available and the procedure was painless. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. I was pleased that the crown was milled in the office and only one visit was necessary. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Katie Olsen (Source: Google)


I am very impressed with Dr. McAffee and his attention to detail! Dr. McAffee takes time to explain everything in detail and is very patient! I struggle going to the dentist and they have made my experiences great so far and have made everything work well for me. Danielle provides the best cleaning I have ever had and their office staff is patient and kind. I am very happy with my decision to see Dr. McAffee!

L. Lund (Source: Google)


Stopped by to schedule my first dentist appt in 10 years. Was very nervous about it being painful and hurting; to my surprise they not only got me in same day but also was near painless to get fillings. The front office staff, hygienist and Dr were amazing. I will definitely be returning and keeping up on my dental health thanks to the staff here!

Tilomai Lowry (Source: Google)


Wonderful service and staff! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming! If you are like myself and feel anxious when going to the dentist, these outstanding staff members help put all of your worries to rest! You are treated with high respect and their office is nothing but comforting! The lovely staff in front help with flexibility and are very thorough with talking with your insurance and going over what’s covered and if something isn’t, they help you out so much and give you a variety of options that fit your budget and make sure you get the care you need! I have never been to any dentists office like this one and I can honestly say they are the best and I truly recommend them to everyone! You will have a pleasant experience, feel cared for and that your opinion matters, and they always ask you how you are doing and check up on you! They listen to all your concerns and worries if any and they work through it all with you! They are genuine staff with outstanding customer service!

Michael Zucker (Source: Google)


Dr. McAffee is great at explaining procedures and your options. He always ensures you’re comfortable and doesn’t mind giving you a break if needed. He is typically assisted by Brooke–who is an exceptional assistant–for my appointments. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dentists of South Jordan!

Jamie Chlarson (Source: Google)


This office is really professional. I feel like my dentist (Ryan McAfee) really knows what he is doing. I love that he and the hygienist give me a ton of advice on what I can do to prevent spending a ton of money on my teeth. The work that I have needed to have done has been painless and satisfactory.

Masa Fukuda (Source: Google)


I was initially referred to this clinic by another dentist who was unavailable. I absolutely loved the experience being treated here! Clean office, friendly staff, and a top-notch dentist (I’m sure they have multiple.) Best of all, their generosity touched my heart. I had two visits for placing elastic spacers for braces, and they didn’t charge me a penny! I believe it’s because it was a referral for a short-term visit but still… I insisted on paying for their time, but they insisted otherwise. Hands down best!!

Sam Hughes (Source: Google)


Dr. McAffee and his wonderful staff are just amazing! Make you feel like you’re apart of the family as soon as you walk through those doors! Not to mention, they have ALL the best, newest and most up to date equipment you can get. I have never had more thorough work done to my teeth. As well as all of the dad jokes your heart desires! I highly recommend Dentists of South Jordan and Orthodontics!

Kathy C. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Yesterday I was seen for an emergency/broken tooth by Dr. McAffee. I am from out of state and visiting in Utah. I was so impressed by the facility, the staff and level of care shown to me, not a patient of record! If you are new to the area or looking for a new dental home I highly recommend this office. Dr McAffee and his staff showed above and beyond professionalism and expertise for my situation as I am confident they will for all

Marrisa P. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I had an amazing experience at this dental office they took great care of me and my issue with my tooth ! also called in to check on me after my appointment. my grandma and kids were there for a long period of time while i had my root canal done and the staff were very kind to them as well . great office i recommend to everyone !

Wendy Aiken (Source: Google)


Dr Mcaffee and staff are amazing. I had an emergency need and they really took care of me. He gave me fair treatment options and listened to my needs. I have an extremely sensitive gag reflex which makes going to the dentist more uncomfortable. The staff and the dr took extra care to help me. I highly recommend this dentist.

Jeff Turk (Source: Facebook)


Needed an emergency crown for a cracked tooth and was able to get in on a Saturday morning. I was very apprehensive, as usual when it comes to the dentists. Dr. Macafee was fantastic! Alleviated many of my concerns, answered all my questions, took the time to give me as much info as possible and was able to resolve my tooth issue quickly and do a same day crown. Thank you for your help!

Heather Bennett (Source: Google)


Like many I had one bad experience with a dentist and it gave me severe anxiety. I would make appointments for 6 month checks and would always cancel my appointments to get work that I really needed done. It came down to the point I HAD to get work done. I decided to give this office a chance. On the phone I let them know my anxieties. My first visit Dr. McAfee met with me in his office first. We discussed my fears and stress of the cost of all that needed to be done. After xrays he laid out all I had going on. What I loved was he did not pressure me at all. He was honest and told me what he thought was most pressing. He let me know what he could do when I get worked on to relieve some of my anxiety. I have been back 3 times and he has done 2 crowns all while making sure I was comfortable and able to take care of the financial part as well. My girls love the office and the staff and I never worry about them in the other room while we are all there. His staff is professional and personable. For me to continue to go back AND write a review is something I never would have done. I highly recommend Dr. MacAfee and his staff!

Kierra Israelson (Source: Google)


My new insurance recently went out of network with my old dentist, who I had been with for 20 years, since I was a little kid. It was intimidating to look for a new dentist. I found dentists of South Jordan and they have been nothing but incredible! They made me feel so welcome and were extremely helpful in answering all my questions. I have already had work done and it was an amazing experience. The Dentist and this office staff is kind and genuine!

Taylor Richards (Source: Google)


I love this office! Dr. McAffee and his team go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable during your visit. I had a cracked tooth and they got me right in and fixed up. Even my kids love coming here. Dr. McAffee jokes with them and makes their experience fun, they call him the bald guy and they think he’s hilarious. When my 6yr old daughter need two teeth pulled he made her feel so at ease throughout the visit. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a dentist.

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


My husband and I have been looking for a new dentist. We came across dentists of south Jordan and booked an appointment. My husband received a phone call from our new Dentist doctor Ryan, the night before calling to introduce himself before the appointment (That was very cool we thought).It was a great feeling to be welcomed by the friendly office manager Caralee and she was very informative. Not only did they take all of our X-rays and get all they needed to get a treatment plan set up they worked both of us in same day, same time and short notice. While I was in the back my daughter wanted to play the games they had out front, Caralee kept an eye on her and even gave her tokens for the cool little toys they have and that made my little girls day!! Ryan explained our treatment plans and He was very polite, patient and truly made me feel like his goal was the same when it came to the health of my teeth. When making the appointments we needed we were able to use the coupons that they had on yelp for new patients, we got spin brushes!!!!!! As well as water bottles with stuff in them!! This place knows how to welcome new patients and how to make them feel valued! I most definitely recommend this office and the wonderful people that run it. Thank you Dentists of south Jordan it was a great first impression!! Wonderful TEAM!

Monica G. from South Jordan, UT (Source: Yelp)


I’m very impressed by the services I received at this office. First, the ladies at the front counter were lovely. Then, Dr. McAffee, the dentist, meet me at the waiting room, walked me inside and took the time to answer all my questions and concerns on my first visit. He is very patient oriented, and knowledgeable. I also spoke with Dr. Chamberlain, the orthodontist, he is very knowledgeable as well and he explained the treatment throughly that I need to do. The benefits coordinator was very helpful and took the time to called my insurance to get a better idea of my benefits. The hygienist Danielle did a amazing job with my cleaning. I highly recommend this place!

Brian Poulsen (Source: Google)


Dr McAffee is a caring and gentle dentist. His chair side manner is outstanding and he truly cares for his patients. His passion for his work is evident in the high quality of care he delivers. As a fellow dental professional I would recommend Dr McAffee to anyone due to the high clinical and ethical standards he holds himself and his staff to.

Devin Soelberg (Source: Google)


As we are all experiencing these hard times. I recently had a dental emergency. Truly grateful Dentist of South Jordan got me in same day to get it taken care of. It was a clean and professional environment. They had a questionnaire about exposure and took my temperature before getting me fixed up. Thank you Dr. McAffee and your awesome staff for being there during these odd times.

Mary Evans (Source: Google)


I have a rare disease that causes severe allergic reactions and Dr. McAffee did everything he could possibly do to make my experience better. They were able to use another numbing medicine in order to make sure I didn’t go into anaphylactic shock. He was willing to listen to my health concerns and put me at ease when other dentist offices refused to work on me do to my severe medical issue. I highly recommend them. Thanks again Dr. McAffee

Ryan Johnson (Source: Google)


I was lucky enough to get in to see DDS McAffee with most other dentist offices closed due to Covid-19, where I discovered I was going to need a Root Canal. Despite this news, the staff at Dentists of South Jordan were so well prepared, professional and compassionate that my experience was without a doubt the best dentist visit I’ve ever had. Even the root canal was fascinating, with the 3D sculpting, and on-site crown milling, we knocked it out in one visit. Not only was I treated excellently, but doctor McAffee himself reached out to me the next day to follow up, not just on the procedure, but as one human being to another. I can not thank your team enough!

Maia (Source: Google)


Dr. McAffee is my new favorite dentist! The staff is so considerate of cost, and they make it clear that they don’t want to pressure patients into getting unnecessary procedures. Dr. M is patient and explains things thoroughly so that you can make informed decisions about your care. I am afraid of needles and I really like the way this facility handles numbing shots. First numbing ointment is used, then surface shots in the tissue to make the real shots (the deeper injections) not painful at all. I am a big wuss with needles, but Dr. M and his staff made me feel so much more comfortable. This staff consistently goes above and beyond for their patients.

Yan Wo (Source: Google)


Called Monday at 1030 to see if they could reattach a temporary crown done in Phoenix two weeks ago that came off Saturday. They said they could take me immediately. Immaculate brand new office, great service from everyone. All electronic for everything: medical history, signatures, X-Rays– no paper in sight. Dr. McAffee and his assistant Chelby were great. Charged me very little, too! If my son wasn’t a dentist in Phoenix, this would be my first choice. Ten stars.

Suzanne Macgregor (Source: Google)


I’ve had nothing but bad experiences trying to find a dentist after mine passed away. Basically all were incompetent. Until I was sitting in the waiting room and Dr McAffee came and sat next to me, handing me my coffee cup gift, and introduced himself. Offering me juice, water, hot chocolate! We went to his office he asked of my concerns then explained what he was going to do. He’s very knowledgeable and has an awesome bedside/dentist chair manner! The staff were all great as well. I learned a lot from just 1 visit. I went back for my root canal and, for the first time in 25 years, I had no pain, no after affects and no complaints after the procedure! I’m very pleased I have a new dentist that I can count on! Highly recommended! Thank you all !!

Ashley Whaley (Source: Google)


Dentists of South Jordan has been taking care of my husband and I for over two years. We have had nothing but great experiences with them. Dr. McAffee is kind, patient, and thorough. He always does a great job of explaining procedures. Caralee in the office is so warm and helpful. Love this office and could not recommend them enough!

Nikki R. (Source: Google)


I had a great experience while being seen at SL Modern Dentistry. I saw Emily Thompson as my hygienist, she was the epitome of professionalism as well as very kind! I have been a tobacco user for about 7yrs and Emily was very non-judgmental and gave me very sound dental advice on what to do about my use. I overall had a great experience at SL Modern Dentistry, and would highly recommend everyone go there to see Emily!

Hilarie Petersen (Source: Google)


We went to Dr. McAffee yesterday for the first time. He was wonderful and so was his entire office staff. The place is new and very clean. Dr. McAffee was kind and thorough and sensitive to our needs. We had been going to a dentist who wasn’t kind to my kids and impatient with their fear of shots. Dr. McAffee reassured me that if they need dental work and shots, he would be patient and if their fears were still too high, we could try sedation. Something our other dentist never offered, just yelled at my boys if they cried at all when they got the shot. We are excited to take our whole family here. I also liked how thorough the appointment was, he sat down with my daughter and I before her cleaning and addressed any concerns. She has braces and has had teeth sensitivity. He explained it is often normal, but they would try a flouride treatment to help. I also don’t like root canals fr the potential risks on the whole body’s health and am happy that he tries to avoid them as much as possible. I would recommend him to anyone. Will update after we take my boys and have work done

Cody Burns (Source: Facebook)


Dr McAffee and his staff are amazing!! Dr. McAffee took the time to explain all my treatment options even following up with a call after my visit. His staff are fun, friendly and professional! The office is new with all the latest technology and very clean! I could go on and on which is hard thing to do about a visit to the dentist but Dr. McAffee is seriously the best around!!!!

Laureen Lund (Source: Facebook)


They got me in same day. I never expected that. Dr and his staff are all amazing and friendly. I avoided the dentist for years because I was fearful of the pain. Dr McAfee and his staff were so gentle it had me wondering why I waited so long. will be my dentist from here on out, hands down!

Alex Wesoloski (Source: Google)


I don’t know of anyone who loves going to the dentist, however i can say that going to salt lake modern dentistry doesn’t make me dread it anymore. Their office staff and hygienists were professional, friendly, patient, and kind. My dentist was a perfectionist and continued to check in during my procedure to make sure that I was doing okay and that I was comfortable. I will definitely be going back.

Megan H. from South Jordan, UT (Source: Yelp)


I chose this office because of their advances in technology and how efficiently they operate. The office is very clean and new, and the staff is super friendly. My appointments always run on time and the office team is very thorough and accommodating. Dr. McAffee is excellent and really takes the time to understand your dental history and needs. Overall an excellent dental experience and highly recommended!


I am a native to Utah and grew up in the Taylorsville area. After spending two years in Argentina on a mission for the LDS church, I met my wife on a blind date set up by my mother and mother-in-law. My wife, our four children, and I love to take our dog outside in the summer and go skiing and ice fishing in the winter. I am passionate about cycling, and cheering for the Utes, and am a self-proclaimed foodie. As my patient, you can expect a unique experience; we will discuss both your wants and needs. Together, we can develop a plan that gives you great care and excellent dentistry that lasts. I aim to help improve the lives of those I come in contact with, including you. My favorite book is Start With Why, my favorite movies are Wonder and A River Runs Through It, and my favorite TV Show is This Is Us. For vacation, my favorite destination is Colorado. I also enjoy rooting for the Utah Utes, eating sushi, and celebrating the 4th of July.