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While we pride ourselves on our welcoming office, our state of the art technology and our expertise in bringing the best care to every person who walks through our doors, we know that our people are our most valuable asset. 

Dr. Chavez, our hygienists and staff members on the team come together with one vision– creating the best dental clinic in Utah valley.

It’s our dream to give you a reason to fall in love with going to the dentist.  Schedule your appointment today!

Dr. Juan C. Chavez

Dr. Juan C. Chavez grew up in Orem, Utah and attended Brigham Young University where he received his degree in Finance from the Marriott School of Management. He then served an LDS mission in the Fresno California Area. 

He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After finishing his degrees he undertook a hospital-based residency at the University of Utah Hospital were he was trained in advanced dental and surgical procedures along with sedation.  That training and all of the additional training he has taken over the past decade allows him to make the smile of your dreams and ultimately change lives.  He practiced in Dallas, Texas before moving to Utah where he happily offers everything from root canals to deep cleanings, veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, smile design and more. 

Dr. Chavez enjoys being outdoors and is an avid mountain biker and skier. Cooking and traveling with his wife and children are his other passions. He believes that having a gentle hand goes a long way in dental care and is committed to providing every patient with excellent dental care.  





Dr. Austin Emery

Dr. Emery is from Taylorsville, Utah. He lived in Memphis, Tennessee for two years after high school to serve a church mission. He has been married to his wife, Devin, for 8 years and currently lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Dr. Emery has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from BYU and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from Roseman University of Health Sciences. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Academy of LDS Dentists.

Dr. Emery enjoys playing sports, including softball, basketball, and golf. He also loves hiking, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and extended family. During baseball season, you’ll find him rooting for the Houston Astros.


Dr. Emery is a member of the hole-in-one club, and even though his golf game may not be great, he reminds everyone of his merit. Dr. Emery loves the people of Utah Valley and is excited to be with and serve in this community!

Dr. Robert Swenson

Dr. Swenson grew up in Utah County, he attended Pleasant Grove and Mountain View high schools. After high school he served a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in France and Switzerland. After his mission, Dr. Swenson attended BYU and earned a B.S. degree in Biochemistry.

Dr. Swenson later moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend VCU dental school. While there he met his wife, Andrea, as she returned from her mission in Colorado. They were married in the Washington, DC temple. Dr. Swenson graduated from Dental school in 2015 with his DDS degree, honors from Quintessence Publications for his research in Oral Cancer, and honors from the American Academy of Periodontology for his work in Periodontics.

Dr. Shaun Heward

Dr. Shaun Heward was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. He attended Alta High School and completed his undergraduate at University of Utah. During this time he worked as a dental laboratory technician making crowns and bridges. He then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Following dental school, he began medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. While at the University of Michigan, he also completed his internship in general surgery, residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and was a chief resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Dr. Heward has extensive surgical training in corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), tumors/cysts of the jaws, face trauma, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, cleft lip and palate, face reconstruction and bone grafting. He is delighted to have moved back to his home state of Utah and working with Platinum Dental Services. He also has a passion for serving others abroad and continues to treat less fortunate patients on mission trips overseas. 

When Dr. Heward is not at work he enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, biking, shooting, gardening, wood working and cooking.

Dr. Luis Franco

Dr. Franco is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an officer. He received his degree in Flight Operations from Westminster College, DDS from the University of Utah and completed his residency in Endodontics at Boston University. 

He is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. Dr. Franco has a passion for educating others about patient care and the incredibly interesting world of endodontics. 

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, swimming and learning how to play the piano and electric guitar. 

Dr. Parker Haycock

Platinum Dental of Provo welcomes Dr. Parker Haycock. Dr. Haycock, and our outstanding staff all work together to make sure that you have a positive experience. It is our mission to ensure you receive excellent care, and never want to get your dental care anywhere else.

Dr. Jason Pruett

Born in Provo, UT, Dr. Jason Pruett attended BYU and served a two year LDS mission in Oklahoma.  Jason went on to earn a Masters’s degree in fine art and worked in Los Angeles as an artist, children’s book illustrator, and character designer.  Jason realized he loved making people smile as an artist and thought he might like making people smile as a dentist too!  He attended the University of Utah School of Dentistry for four years of dental school, and received training on restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, and dentures.  He’d love to take care of your oral health with his friendly approach to patient care.

 

Let Platinum Dental in Provo help you discover the confidence that comes with the best care for your smile!