3rd South Dental

Meet The Team

We're dedicated to providing you with the absolute best Dental Health and Services in all of Salt Lake City!

Dentist

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Dr. Andrew Theurer

Originally from Salt Lake City Dr. Theurer graduated from Highland High School one year before his wife, Jordan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah and continued his education at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco where he was trained on the most up to date techniques and leading materials used in dentistry today.

Dr. Theurer is a member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association, American Academy of Osseointegration (specializing in their study of implant dentistry), and the Academy of General Dentistry.

In addition to dentistry Dr. Theurer loves to read, go hiking in the nearby mountains and to spend time with his wife and children.

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Dr. Latecia Miller

Latecia Miller was born and raised in Sandy/Draper area, and graduated from Alta High School. She went to Utah Valley University on a full academic scholarship and received a Bachelors in Biology. Latecia went on to be in the Inaugural class at the University of Utah School of Dentistry, where she enjoyed staying in Utah and being trained in the most up to date procedures and techniques. Latecia went on to finish a 12 month General Practice Residency at the University of Utah, where she experienced training in hospital dentistry, advanced dental producers, and received her certification in IV sedation. Latecia is a member of the American Dental Association and Utah Dental Association.

In Latecia's free time she likes to travel with her husband, take pilates and aerobics classes, browse the aisles in Barnes and Noble, and try the hidden gem restaurants in Utah. Latecia is very

Hygienist

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Amanda Arnold

Amanda grew up in Ohio. She studied at bowling Green. Recently, she moved to Utah from Ohio for the greatest snow on Earth and enjoys skiing. While here in Salt Lake City, she earned her hygiene degree at Salt Lake Community College.

Amanda has been working as a hygienist in the Salt Lake City area for 5 years. She loves being a hygienist because of all the great people she gets to meet. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends especially her 4 year old daughter. Her favorite time of the year is football season. She wants to say to all the Utes fans, “Go Buckeyes!” and “Thank you Utah for sending us coach Meyer.” (Don’t worry she also roots for the Utes on occasion

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Barbara Hansen

Barbara grew up in salt lake city and went to Highland High School. After high school, she went to college at Utah technical college to study cosmetology and then worked in cosmetology for 35 years. She was super busy for all for those years as she owned her own residential salon while raising 5 children. She puts those multi-tasking skills to work for 3rd South Dental every single day!

Barbara has always been a strong member of the Salt Lake City community as she has been active in PTA and local schools through the years. She has been actively involved at many local schools including Dilworth Elementary, Roslyn Heights Elementary, Hillside Jr High, and Highland High School.

When she is not enjoying helping out at 3rd South Dental, she likes to spend time with her husband working in the yard and being with her nine grandchildren.

Staff

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Erica Padilla

Erica was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a graduate of West High School. She is the team lead assistant and enjoys the time she spends with our patients caring for their needs. Erica spends her free time with her family and friends. She enjoys roller blading and outdoor actives like hiking Stewart falls with her dog Haru

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Melissa Lowther

Melissa is our office manager and she is great at helping patients maximize and navigate through the confusing system of insurance benefits and financing.

Melissa has worked in the dental field as an assistant for 11 years 7 of which have been here.

Melissa graduated from East High school and trained to be a dental assistant at the Academy of Dental Careers. She is highly skilled in both chair side assisting with the doctor as well as front office.

Melissa resides in West Jordan, Utah with her dog Apollo and her two beautiful daughter’s Chloe and Ciara. She enjoys playing billiards, swimming and singing. She was even a semi- finalist in Utah Idol and a junior Olympian for swimming at only 11 years old.

One of Melissa’s favorite quotes is “that which does not kill you only makes you stronger”.

Melissa is motivated by the enjoyment of helping patients through the stress of visiting the dentist and seeing the joy they have with a new and beautiful smile and a positive experience.

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Shannon Rees

Shannon earned her dental hygiene degree from Dixie State University in 2014, graduating with honors. Prior to being a dental hygienist, Shannon worked as a dental assistant, as well as a dental assisting instructor for the Dental Assisting School of Utah. Shannon truly enjoys helping patients learn and understand more about their dental health, and its important role in their overall health. Shannon says that her favorite part about being a dental hygienist is getting to know her patients, and watching the progress and improvement that people can achieve from proper hygiene care. Shannon is a proud member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, and regularly participates with their northern Utah component for continuing education. In addition to dentistry, Shannon enjoys music, traveling the world, reading, hiking, yoga, and cheering on the Utah Jazz at local games with her husband. Shannon resides in Layton, Utah with her husband, son, and their pets Chloe (dog) and Molly (turtle).

A Favorite Quote: Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence. ~Author Unknown

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Ally Navarro

My name is Alejandra Navarro, though people call me Ally for short. I was born and raised in Utah, lived for a short period of my time in Monterrey, Mexico when I was little. Graduated from Copper Hills High Class of 2016 and started my in office training with Dr. Theurer on August of 2017. During high school I did some voluntary work with an organization called Latinos in Action and we helped the community of West Jordan by cleaning parks, help kids with improving their reading and comprehension and going to middle schools around the area to inform them about our organization and how they can help their community as well.

My hobbies consist of hiking in Little Cottonwood Canyon (Big Cottonwood as well, but I just keep going back to Little Cottonwood), I also like working out and reading. I'm currently reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, books that express self improvement are my favorites because I'm always looking to improve in any way that I can.

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