About Our South Temple Dental Dentist in Salt Lake City
Get To Know Us & Our Dentist Better!
At South Temple Dental, we love a family atmosphere in which we come to know our patients. By doing so, we are best able to treat your mouth and make you happy. Our dentist in Salt Lake City works tirelessly to make you feel welcome and comfortable. You will see familiar faces each time you come back, unlike the chain dentists. We know visiting the dentist is not anybody’s favorite thing to do, but you will leave smiling.
Thanks to our new Glidewell Dental Crown System we offer same day dental crown examination, preparation, crown impression creation, and crown placement in one visit!
Dr. Updike is proud to say that he is your adviser in your dentistry. He is not like other dentists in Salt Lake City to tell you what to do, but rather is here to let you know all your options. After discussing the pros and cons of all your options and showing you all x-rays and photos of your teeth, we are confident that you will make the decision that is best for you.
Our Dentist, Dr. Spencer Updike, grew up in the Salt Lake area and graduated from Murray High School. He then went to California on a service mission for his church. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he attended Ohio State University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. After practicing in Arizona, he moved to Utah in the summer of 2010 and fulfilled a dream to purchase his own practice.
In his free time, Dr. Updike loves spending time with his wife and three children. They enjoy spending time outdoors, especially in the Utah summer weather after living in Phoenix. They look forward to getting away to Lake Powell and spending time hiking in the mountains. Dr. Updike also enjoys being involved with just about any sport and especially loves the Jazz. He is still trying to convince his wife to do the same.
At South Temple Dental we know that shots hurt, but they are necessary for us to help numb the area to continue the work. That’s why we use Dental Vibe: Injection Comfort System. Dental Vibe sends a vibrating pulse down to the nerves in your mouth, so while you’re getting injected with the needle in your cheek or gums, you can’t feel the needle poke. Below you can watch a video on how it works: