Dr. Jacob Zurcher
Dr. Jacob Zurcher grew up in Vacaville, California until age 11 when his family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. His father is an orthodontist, so he became interested in dentistry by watching and working with him. It’s extremely satisfying to help a patient who has dental needs to gain a functional and beautiful smile. In orthodontics, he saw many children and teenagers whose self-confidence greatly increased when their treatment was completed. This gave him the desire to pursue dentistry as a career.
After graduating from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah he attended Brigham Young University and then the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Although he originally planned to become an orthodontist like his father, he grew to love the variety of general dentistry during school, so he decided not to specialize. However, he still loves orthodontics too, and he has worked and trained with his father for several years in addition to completing extensive orthodontic continuing education courses.
Dr. Zurcher has been married since 2009 and he and his wife have two energetic and fun daughters. During his free time, he loves working on creative projects. While attending dental school, he helped create a card and dice game called Luck O’ The Dice. He also enjoys writing, running, biking, gardening, and 3-D printing. One of his favorite parts of dentistry is getting to know his patients. He looks forward to helping you with your dental needs!
Dr. AJ Smith
Dr. A.J. Smith graduated with honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and has practiced dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah for over thirty years.
He served as Vice President of the American Dental Association from 2009 through 2011. He is past chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Practice, has served on numerous ADA committees and task forces, and is currently a delegate to the ADA House. Dr. Smith has served as president of the Utah Dental Association (1993), the Salt Lake District Dental Society, and is currently a member of the Utah Dental Association Board of Directors. He is past president of the Academy of LDS Dentists.
Dr. Smith taught complex restorative dentistry at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida for fifteen years. He has been a faculty member of the University of Utah/Creighton University dental program for over 30 years. He has lectured at numerous dental schools throughout the country, as well as internationally.
Dr. Bill Zurcher
Dr. Zurcher grew up and graduated from high school in Boise, Idaho. After a two-year LDS mission to Zurich, Switzerland he completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University. He received his dental degree and his graduate orthodontic degree at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Zurcher practiced orthodontics in Northern California for over ten years before relocating his wife and seven children to Utah in 1995.
He has had an orthodontic office in Draper, Utah for 19 years and opened a second location in Jordan Landing 5 years ago. He has the highest concern for all his patients and strives to treat to the highest quality of orthodontics possible.
Dr. Zurcher is a member of the Utah Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. He attends numerous continuing education courses to stay current on the latest trends and techniques in orthodontics. In his spare time he likes to work in the yard, read from his Kindle, and spend time with his family.
Linda has been working in dentistry since 1979, and she still loves the profession! She has worked as a dental assistant at Old Farm for 30 years. She is now working at the front desk. She is excited to be a part of Dr. Zurcher’s team. He has made some great changes and upgrades to the office, offering many more services with the newest technology.
Working in the same office for the past 30 years has allowed Linda to get to know all of the patients and feel like many of them are friends. She is a native of Utah. Her husband is from Montana. They have two sons that they enjoy golfing with every weekend. They love being here in Salt Lake City, Utah and plan to remain here indefinitely.
Cynthia is a licensed, registered dental hygienist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Allied Health from Weber State College.
She stays on the current and cutting edge of oral health issues by attending continuing education classes that are offered by the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Dental Hygiene Association. She enjoys catering to each patient’s unique dental concerns in a caring, knowledgeable, comfortable manner.
Cynthia loves being a hygienist with Dr. Zurcher and the staff at Salt Lake Family Dental. She confidently can say that dentistry of the highest quality is done in this office (fillings, crowns, root canals, implants, extractions). It is fun to be a part of this dental family in Millcreek. When Cynthia’s not working, she loves to spend time with her husband and family. She likes to fish, walk her dog, read non-fiction and go to yoga classes.
Kylee is a dental assistant, and she loves it! She’s been assisting since 2015. She grew up in Lehi and did all her schooling in Utah County. She currently lives in Daybreak. Kylee loves doing anything that involves the outdoors. A few of her favorite things are hiking, climbing, and skiing. She also loves animals. She just got a mini Australian Shepard.
Kylee has family members that live on the East Coast, and she tries to visit once a year. She loves traveling and learning about different cultures. But Salt Lake City, Utah will always be home.
Cindy grew up in the Salt Lake area. She attended South High School and then the Salt Lake College of Medical and Dental Assisting. She has been working in dentistry since 1985 and at this office since 1991. The best part of her job is working with patients.
She has nine sisters and three brothers, one daughter, one son, five step kids, and 16 grandkids. She loves horseback riding and traveling. So far, her favorite place is Italy (that’s where her family is from). She and her husband have been restoring a 1967 Camaro. They both love working on classic cars. Her love of cars came from her dad. She grew up going to the racetracks when her dad was racing. He always told her, “If you are going to drive it, you are going to fix it.”