The CrownDoc Staff

Dr. Will Christensen and his team of 11 men and women outside in Orem, Utah

We have one of the most friendly and knowledgeable dental teams you will encounter.

In addition to our dental background, we feel the diversity of our outside interests allow us to relate well to our patients' needs on a friendly level.




Dr. Will Christensen

Dr. Will Christensen smiling outside

Seemingly since birth, Will has been involved in the dental field. As a youngster he assisted his dental hygienist mother with patients. While in high school he trained in John Archibald's dental lab. In college he worked both in the Archibald lab and in his father's dental office. Will attended the University of Iowa for his DDS degree, and the University of Louisville for his MS degree.

Will enjoys athletics, specifically cycling, skiing, tennis, water skiing and attempting to stay in shape. He is a Utah Jazz-aholic. One of his main hobbies is the ongoing study of World War 2, which includes attending one of the largest air-shows in the world annually in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, and when time permits, visiting WW2 sites around the world.

Will has been married since 1983 to his wife Kristen who is a nurse. He has three children, and two German Shepherds.

Will enjoys performing dental treatment. His philosophy is centered around the Golden Rule, of treating people how he would want to be treated.

FRONT DESK



KIM POTTER
Front office staff member

Kim started in the dental field in 1996. She began as a dental assistant and has performed many different procedures over the years from orthodontics to oral surgery, as well as front office. She absolutely loves what she does and loves working with our patients. She feels the patients deserve the very best.

She started with Dr. Christensen in February of 2015 as a dental assistant, then in 2016 transitioned into an administrative role with her primary responsibility as treatment coordinator; she will still assist as needed.

Kim as lived in Heber City all her life and does not mind the drive down the canyon to work. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family. She has four children, three grandchildren (that she loves to spoil), an awesome son-in-law, and wonderful husband. They enjoy boating, going to the sand dunes, camping, and Sunday dinners together.


BRENDI TRENT
front office staff member

Brendi started in the dental field in 2014. She began as an orthodontic assistant and transitioned into an administrative role in 2015. Brendi believes that trust and quality patient care should be a top priority, which is why she is part of our front office team. Her primary responsibility is Hygiene Coordinator. She is your go-to for scheduling your cleaning and exam so you may keep your oral hygiene on track. Brendi is a great addition to our team and enjoys serving the needs of our valuable patients. When she's not in the office she runs a small dog grooming business and enjoys spending quality time with her family.

HYGIENE DEPARTMENT



TIFFANY NELSON
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Born and raised in Utah county, Tiffany graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at UVU in 2003. She has been a practicing hygienist now for fifteen years, and fourteen of those years have been spent here at Christensen Prosthodontics. She worked full time for more than ten years, but is currently working two days a week, so she can spend more time with her family. She married a small town boy from Rockland, Idaho in 2011 and now has 2 boys who she absolutely adores.

One of the things she enjoys most about dentistry is the relationships she has built with her patients over the years. She is detail oriented and tries to be a team player.

In her free time she loves to mountain bike, exercise, travel and enjoys the outdoors.


KRISTEN FRANDSEN
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Kristen has been working as a dental hygienist for six years. She graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in December 2011, and has loved working in the dental field ever since. She started working for Dr. Christensen July of 2017 and has really loved working with our team.

Kristen values our patient's oral hygiene and wants them to be as educated about their mouth as they want to be. She values patient's opinions and wants them to be happy with their smile.

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys hiking, camping, and skiing. She loves doing these activities with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Gerald.

BACK OFFICE



TONI DAFFER - Lead Dental Assistant
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Toni started in the dental field in 1997. She began as a dental assistant and has jumped from the front and back office as needed over the years. She began working with the Dr. Christensen in 2016 when she moved with her family from southern Nevada.

Toni understands that the dental office is not everyone's favorite place. She hopes to help make it a more enjoyable experience. When she is not in the office, she is a taxi driver for her five children.


MILLIE DRIGGS - Dental Assistant
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Millie started in the dental field in 1999. She began as a dental assistant, working four years in SLC, UT. Then she moved to Columbus, OH and assisted there in general and oral surgery for three years. She has been back in Utah for thirteen years working for Dr. Christensen as an assistant. Millie believes that we should always have the patient's best interest at heart and is a hard worker for the practice. In her spare time she loves spending time with her twin boys, two dogs, and husband.


SHELBY CRAWLEY - Sterilization/Dental Assistant
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I'm Shelby! I have been working at Christensen Prosthodontics for almost 2 years as the Sterilization Tech, and have recently been cross-trained for both dental assisting & sterilization. I am currently attending UVU, soon to apply in the Dental Hygiene program. I love working in this office and with this team. I am excited to see what the future holds for me here!

SPECIAL CONSULTANT



KAREN PRESTON
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Karen started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant working for Dr. Gordon J. Christensen. After assisting a few years, she returned to school and obtained her Registered Dental Hygiene license and Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her work with Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. William Christensen for many years as a dental hygienist. Karen returned to school and received a Master of Arts in Education with adult education/training emphasis, and is currently a full-time professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at Utah Valley University.

LAB TECHNICIANS



An integral part of the Christensen Prosthodontics team is our lab support . Both our fixed prosthodontic (crowns, bridges, veneers & implants) laboratory and our removable prosthodontic (dentures, removable partials & implants ) laboratory are located ON SITE!

This allows us to address any unforeseen situation as it arises, usually with no added appointments to your treatment sequence.

John Archibald, founder and owner of Archibald & Associates and Ric Schwarting, founder and owner of Riverside Dental Arts are available at a moments notice to assist in helping us meet your lab-related dental expectations.


JOHN ARCHIBALD
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RIC SCHWARTING
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