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Our Practice

Here at palisades dental, our goal is to make dentistry as comfortable as possible!

Dr. Youngquist is an American Fork Dentist who has been practicing dentistry for over ten years. In 2014 Dr. Youngquist purchased Palisades Dental. Dr. Youngquist understands, from a patient’s perspective, how difficult and stressful dental work can be. That is why he strives to make your visit pleasant. Each day patients are heard saying “I didn’t even feel the shot!”

Each oratory has TV’s on the ceilings, so you can enjoy your favorite shows as you get your dental work done. The office is also equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including a Cerec, so you can have a crown done in just one visit!

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Dr. Jeff Youngquist

- Dentist in American Fork, UT

Dr. Jeff Youngquist has been practicing dentistry for over ten years. Since graduating from the university of Minnesota, he has spent significant time devoted to Pediatric dentistry, implants, and cosmetic dentistry. Because of this, he feels comfortable seeing patients of any age for any need.

His favorite thing in dentistry is fixing broken or worn front teeth because of the confidence he restores in his patients. “As a child I broke my front teeth on a trampoline, so I know what it’s like. No one should have to feel self-conscious about their smile!”

Starting at 2011, Dr. Jeff Youngquist also practiced in Southern California. It was there where he was able to gain extensive experience in cosmetic dentistry. He was partner in a private practice in Orange Country until devoting his full attention to Utah Dentistry, and eventually purchased his current practice from Dr John Capua in 2014.

Our Staff

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Nicole

- Office Manager

Nicole loves working with people and has over 22 years experience in customer service as well as accounting and managing medical/business offices. She has four children, a beloved daughter-in-law and the cutest grandson ever! In her spare time she enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, and camping with her family. Nicole was raised in Southern California and loves getting to meet and talk to the practice’s amazing patients. One of her favorite memories is missing the last day of fifth grade to watch her father become an official citizen.

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Janette

- Dental Assistant

Janette was born and raised in Utah county. After graduating from Mountain View High School Janette attended and graduated from the American Institute of Medical and Dental Technology as a certified Dental Assistant. Janettes career spans 27 years in the health care field from her start as a dental assistant to working closely with patients' accounts including insurance coverage and benefits. Today Janette manages Dr Youngquist's office. Janette considers all of Dr Youngquist's patients as close friends and welcomes all with a warm smile and a hello. In her spare time you can find Janette enjoying the outdoors on horseback which to her is the only way to see the back country of our beautiful state. Janette likes to collect antiques kitchenware. Janettes pride and joy in life is her family.

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Christina

- Dental Hygienist

Hi, I’m Christina Allen. I grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. I have been around dentistry my entire life. My father was a dentist and as early as 8 years old I would accompany him for emergencies on the weekends to assist. The dental office was my second home growing up and I worked as an assistant for many years. I felt I was taught by the best and learned so many valuable things in dentistry before attending college. I also had many opportunities to travel abroad and learn of other cultures and people. For my dental hygiene studies, I attended Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida at the Dental Hygiene School and received my Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene. I did all of my prerequisites at Weber State University as well as BYU Jerusalem, BYU Salt Lake, and SLCC. I loved the experiences I had with my schooling in Florida. I was able to work closely with the University of Florida Dental School, the VA Hospital in Gainesville, as well as clinics in rural areas of Central Florida. I worked with a real diversity of people. I worked in Georgia for a few years as a registered dental hygienist, before moving back to Utah. I have been a Dental Hygienist now since 1993 (27 years) and I have my licenses in Georgia (expired), Florida (current) and Utah (current). I am also licensed to do Local Anesthetic. I have continued to learn and grow in my profession, learning from each dentist I work with and attending continuing education conferences and courses. I enjoy my job and getting to know my patients. I get satisfaction in being meticulous and in helping my patients feel as comfortable as they can. I have especially enjoyed working in Utah County, here at Palisades Dental in American Fork. The patients here are great! My interests outside of my work are hiking, gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, skiing and anything outdoors. I have a Mini Aussie/Border Collie dog who is my hiking buddy. I also have two amazing kids. They are the most important people to me in my life and I never tire of being with them or talking about them.

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Madison

- Dental Hygienist

Maddi has been a hygienist for nine years, and loves it! She is from Southern Utah, where she attended Dixie State University for hygiene school and moved to Lehi with her husband and twin daughters. She enjoys hiking with her golden-doodle Rosie, doing jigsaw puzzles and doing home improvement projects.

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Lacey

- Dental Assistant

Assists the Dentist while working with patients to make them feel comfortable in the dental chair, preparing them for treatment and procedures. Lacey has been with Palisades Family Dental for a short time, but has been an in the Dental world for 10 years! Lacey graduated from Practical Dental Assisting in Lindon and currently teaches there too. Lacey is CPR certified, licensed to operate dental x-ray equipment and perform dental radiographic procedures. Lacey currently lives in American Fork, with her Husband. In her spare time, she loves shopping, camping, hiking and exploring Utah! Lacey is a firm believer in Dreaming big, staying positive, working hard and enjoying the journey! Lacey knows that the dentists is not everyone’s favorite place to be so she strives to make every patient feel at ease while visiting our office!

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MacKenzie

- Dental Hygienist

As a Dental Hygienist, MacKenzie provides high-quality care to her patients and educates them on how to maintain good oral health. She is empathetic to those that may experience dental anxiety and her friendly nature puts patients at ease giving them a positive experience during their dental appointment.

MacKenzie has been practicing hygiene at Palisades Dental since 2015. Prior, she lived and worked in the suburbs of Phoenix, AZ practicing in a variety of different disciplines; including pediatrics and working with a wide variety of periodontal cases allowing her to become proficient in administering anesthetic comfortably to her patients.

MacKenzie has been practicing Dental Hygienie since graduating with her Bachelors in 2012 from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem, Utah. She graduated magna cum lade and was awarded "The Three Missions Award", which was voted on by the faculty and students at her school. MacKenzie started working in the dental field 15 years ago in Idaho as a front desk receptionist and was also trained as a dentsl assistant. Her background in various aspects of the field allows her to answer many of the questions a patient may have about their dental procedures.

MacKenzie resides in Provo, Utah with her 2 young children. Her family is big BYU Cougar football fans! She loves spending time outdoor with her kids, especially in her yard. She and her husband like to go on dates and try new local restaurants. Their current favorites are the Black Sheep Cafe and Bombay House in Provo.

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Janessa

- Dental Assistant

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Denae

- Dental Hygienist

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