Welcome to Canyon Gate Dental. I’m Dr. Payne and I’ve been practicing dentistry for nearly 30 years. I grew up in Chicago and also lived in Southern California. I went to Brigham Young University for my undergraduate degree and attended dental school at the University of Southern California. I had a practice in Los Angeles for 12 years before moving to Orem. I started the Canyon Gate Dental practice nearly 17 years ago and absolutely love Utah. I love being a dentist and firmly believe in going the extra mile for patients so that their visit in our office is as comfortable as possible. I have been married to my wonderful wife Val for 34 years. I love practicing the piano, running, playing outdoors, and spending time with my family of 6 children (all married to wonderful people) and 13 grandchildren.
I can’t wait to meet you! I’m Dr. Young and I’ve been here at Canyon Gate Dental since 2010. I initially joined Dr. Payne as an associate dentist and was so impressed with this great office and amazing patient family that I wanted join the team for good. I became an official partner of the practice at the end of 2012 and I love my job. As a general dentist, I enjoy all specialties of dentistry, but I like emergency dentistry in particular. It’s very satisfying to help people look and feel great and also help them get out of pain. I’m from Provo and attended Brigham Young University for my undergraduate degree and the University of Louisville for dental school. I frequently get asked if I’m related to Brigham, Steve, or the other local dentists with my same last name, but the answer is no on all three counts (although Steve and Brigham are heroes of mine). I’ve been married for 9 years to my beautiful wife, Heather, and we have two young children. My favorite thing to do is be a daddy and rough house with my kids, but I also enjoy playing golf, watching football and basketball (Go Cougs!), and going on dates with my wife.