801-255-6581// 1662 West 9000 South, West Jordan, Utah 84088 // bladendds@gmail.com    

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B. Kent Bladen, DDS is well known for a fun, friendly office & staff. Our dental work is outstanding and many patients love leaving positive reviews about their experiences. We do our best to ensure our patients receive a pain free experience while also providing optimal care for every patient that comes through our doors.


Dr. Bladen’s dental office offers our patients dental payment plans through CareCredit. CareCredit allows you to begin your dental treatment immediately – then pay for it over time with affordable monthly payments that fit easily into your budget. Your monthly payment amount will depend on the total cost of your dental treatment. For more information on our dental payment plans through CareCredit, call 801-255-6581 to speak with our dental receptionist.


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Dr. B. Kent Bladen, DDS

Beth Dickinson, Hygienist

Shanon Monson, Hygienist

Melissa Belliston, Hygienist

Alyea Christesen, Dental Assistant

Ashli Parry, Dental Assistant

Amy Beardshall, Office Staff

Melissa Lancaster, Office Staff

Christy Weekes, Office Staff



There are many procedures that fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry. While it’s true that all of them improve appearance, increase confidence, and usually result in more smiling, not all of them are purely cosmetic. The majority of procedures serve a dual purpose. Whether it’s improving oral hygiene, reducing tooth decay, or correcting a bite to relieve pain, the goal of good dentistry is to maximize the patient’s overall quality of life. The professionals at West Jordan Dentist offer a full range of cosmetic dental services with that goal in mind.


By helping your child prevent problems before they exist, he or she can be spared a significant amount of pain later. Children who have healthy teeth can talk more clearly and quickly. By making regular appointments, the dentist can easily and quickly treat any conditions that may arise. He can also take measures to help prevent future problems. He can also help educate parents on how to properly maintain oral health between visits. This will help minimize future problems and save money.


State-of-the-art dental fillings are an enamel colored plastic and glass combination known as composite resin fillings. These fillings look great and are far more cosmetic than silver and gold fillings. Tooth-colored fillings can also be made from porcelain, but are more expensive than composite resin fillings.


In addition to restoring your smile and maintaining the true shape of your face, bridges also restore your ability to chew properly and prevent movement of other teeth. Bridges are so named because they bridge the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth. The best type of bridge to use is determined by the location of the missing tooth and the condition of the surrounding teeth.

Crowns, which are also called caps, completely cover a damaged tooth to restore its full functionality as well as its appearance. Crowns are constructed of superior materials and is the longest-lasting cosmetic dental procedure. They are often used in cases in which other procedures would not be effective.


Dental implants can be an important way to improve your smile and your dental health. Dental implants can be used to bridge gaps in your smile caused by tooth decay or injury, and are an impressive alternative to dentures. Through metal posts secured in your jawbone, dental implants can be a natural, safe alternative to dentures or tooth bridges. If you are looking for superior dental implant surgery, West Jordan Dentist is ready to analyze your smile and get started today.


Outside of brushing and flossing, dental exams are the most important thing you can do to preserve oral health. By having regular checkups, your dentist can ensure that your teeth and gums stay as healthy as possible. If you do have an issue, then it can be taken care of before it becomes too large, saving time and money, as small restorations or sealants cause less discomfort and are less expensive than emergency services. Be sure to make regular appointments for exams and cleanings as all patients should have an exam and a cleaning every six months.


Oral surgery is a general term that covers many other procedures and treatments. Oral surgery can be used to treat a number of conditions such as: dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, TMJ disorder, facial trauma, corrective jaw surgery, oral pathology, anesthesia and bone grafts.

Not all dentists can perform oral surgery, it is a specialization in the dental field and requires additional training outside of the realm of general dentistry.



What is a Root Canal?

Our teeth are not solid all the way through. The enamel covering the tooth houses a hollow area that is filled with a pulp-like substance. Inside this substance are nerves that carry sensation to your teeth. Over time, the nerves within this pulpy area can become damaged or infected. This is especially true when there is any damage to the outside enamel of the tooth, such as a cavity or chipped tooth. Pain is the biggest thing you notice, but your entire tooth can be at risk.

Why Root Canals Are Needed?

When the inner section of your tooth becomes infected, the nerves send pain signals (a lot of them!) to let you know something is wrong. If left untreated, the irritation within your tooth can become infected and may even become abscessed. When this happens, you face the risk of other medical problems is the abscess releases toxins into your system, a great deal of pain and the risk of losing your entire tooth. Having the dentist perform a root canal will help you save your tooth – perhaps for the rest of your lifetime.






B. Kent Bladen, DDS

1662 West 9000 South
West Jordan, Utah 84088




Office Hours

Monday:          8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday:           8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday:       8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday:         8:00am to 5:00pm

Dr. B. Kent Bladen, DDS

I was born and raised in southern Utah, and graduated from Southern Utah University.  I then attended dental school at the University of Washington, and although I enjoyed those years in Seattle, I was anxious to return to my native Utah to begin my life’s work as a dentist.

I have worked on committees for the Utah Dental Association and I am a practicing member of that organization as well as the American Dental Association.
I thoroughly enjoy providing dental care for the people of Utah, and my wonderful staff and I are dedicated to giving each patient the best possible dental care.  I attend continuing dental education courses regularly to stay on the cutting edge of state of the art dentistry in order to better serve my patients.
Leisure time is spent watching college football, golfing, and traveling with my family.
Alyea Christesen, Dental Assistant

  I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. I have been a dental Assistant for about 6 years and I am very
passionate about what I do. I have 3 brothers, 1 sister and 1 niece. I enjoy any outdoor activities like
taking my jeep off roading or going hiking. I am a huge fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. I
attend as many games as she can during the season with my family.

Ashli Parry, Dental Assistant

  I was born and raised in Taylorsville, UT. I have been a dental Assistant for about 3 years and enjoy
working with our patients. I have been married for 10 years to my husband Gary, and I am a proud Navy
wife. I have 2 daughters and enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. My favorite time of the
year is fall and I love Halloween and scary movies.

Shanon Monson, Hygienist

  I Was raised in Cedar City as the daughter of a dentist. I have been a Hygienist for 12 years and assisted for many years before hygiene school. I have been married for 22 years we have 1 son and 3 daughters. We love doing all things outdoors, camping, fishing, and hiking. I Love college football, GO UTES!!

Christy Weekes, Office Staff

  I was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Kaysville UT. I have been in the dental field for 4 years as an assistant and office staff and I love it. I love any extreme sport especially rock climbing and mountain biking.

Amy Beardshall, Office Staff

  I graduated from the U of U with a post graduate certificate in alcohol and substance abuse treatment
training. Once I started a family I wanted a less stressful work environment and more time with my kids.
I have been working part time for Dr. Bladen for the last 8 years and can’t imagine working for anyone
else. When I’m not at work, you can find me in the outdoors with my husband, daughter and two son’s
most likely hiking. I love sewing, calligraphy, photography and I’m best friends with my dog Chuck

Melissa Landcaster, Office Staff

  I was born and raised in Utah. I have been involved in the dental field for 8 years. I love learning all aspects of the dental field and getting to know all of our wonderful patients. I have worked with Dr. Bladen since 2014 and I love the team I work with. Outside of work I love to travel, the outdoors, and spending time with my husband Mike, and my baby boy Max and friends.

Beth Dickinson, Hygienist

I am in my eighth year of practicing as a dental hygienist, and worked as a dental assistant and in the dental front office for many years prior to hygiene school. I enjoy having great fun with my two boys, and I enjoy working with my dad (Dr. Bladen).

Melissa Belliston, Hygienist

  I was born and raised in Star Valley Wyoming. After graduating high school I moved to Logan Utah where
I attended Utah state university. I then moved to southern Texas where I graduated from Coastal Bend
College with my degree in dental hygiene. 
I have over ten years of experience in the dental field. I also enjoyed working as a dental assistant,
orthodontic assistant and hygienist. Through my years of experience as a dental hygienist, I have learned
that this is my true passion. 
I have been married to my husband Charlie for a couple years now. We have a cute golden retriever
named Willis. I love Mexican food, traveling, playing in the ocean, dogs, warm weather, the outdoors,
and spending time with my family.