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Dr. James Anderson

Dentistry
Roy, UT
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Syracuse, UT

Address

1662 S 2000 W, Suite 1A, Syracuse, UT
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 8:00pm
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Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Altius Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

Lakeview Dental

Roy, UT

About

Bio

<h5>OREGON HEALTH SCIENCE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WHITECAP INSTITUTE OF DENTAL IMPLANTOLOGY RESIDENCY WHITECAP INSTITUTE OF IMPLANTOLOGY ADVANCED RESIDENCY</h5> After earning his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1998, Dr. Anderson received his doctorate from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 2002. He is a member of the WhiteCap Institute of Dental Implantology and frequently lectures at the WhiteCap Institute. He has also lectured at numerous continuing educational classes around the country. He is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Academy of Costmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, the Academy of LDS dentists, the Golden Key National Honors Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. He was his high school class Valedictorian in 1991. He and his wife have been married for over 15 years and have six children. He loves spending time with his family, is an avid college football sports fan, enjoys creating, reading, traveling, electronics, and movie theater popcorn. He is easy to talk with and strives to make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone he meets. We are certain that you will appreciate and respect the empathetic, detailed oreinted, knowledgable, and compassionate nature of his practice of dentistry. Dr. Anderson practices in both the Syracuse and Roy locations.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Licenses

United States: Utah

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
118 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
No: Most general dentists use composite fillings--especially if they are younger. Some older dentists aren't comfortable with the material however. Call... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Yes: This is extremely important to treat before teeth abscess. Your baby won't loose most of their teeth until ages 8-12. It usually takes 1-2 years for... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Sedation: I would recommend putting your child to sleep by a nurse anesthetist. The dentist would be able to carefully fix these issues without traumatizing yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Implant: An implant is an ideal solution. You don't have to damage the adjacent teeth with unnecessary crown preps (assuming that they don't have crowns alrea... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
No: Teeth whitening is safe. You won't kill your tooth. But you might have some post-operative sensitivity for a few days to deal with. Talk to your de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Flossing regularly: This is a symptom of periodontal disease. You will need to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis. But often if you have your teeth cleaned regula... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Meidicnes: Most medicines have not been tested on children. It is recommend that you avoid any medicines that have not been tested on your age group to avoid an... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Dental Health: An ear ache, sore around the temple area, and generalized discomfort of the jaw are symptoms of a necrotic tooth requiring either extraction or root c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Tooth Caries: A common cause of aching teeth that can wake a patient up in during the night is severe tooth caries (or a deep cavity) that has extended close to the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
No: A dental bridge is not considered cosmetic--but your insurance might have a missing tooth clause which would prevent them from covering it. Call your... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Lubrication: Visine tears will help provide temporary lubrication. If that is your definition of work, then your answer is yes.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
1 Cavity: If you are going back to see the dentist every 6 months, i would go with the dentist that tells you you have 1 cavity. Tooth decay is gradual. Even... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Flossing regularly: Most gingivitis issues will go away after the patient begins to floss every day for 30 days. Initially it might be painful to do this, but after abou... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Replace the cap: It is better to replace the cap instead. New ceramics that are available--especially emax--are beautiful and durable.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Waterpik: Patients will often be more compliant with using the waterpik device than with flossing. Flossing is always preferred--but in areas around orthodonti... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Orthodontist: Yes, always use an orthodontist for complicated ortho cases. They have two to three years of extra training focusing on orthodontia vs. A general den... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Ibuprofen: Taking general analgesics like ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Aspirin are the best ways to manage dental related pain while waiting to see a d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Depends: Every six months if you have health teeth and gums. Sometimes every three to four months if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Swelling: I'm assuming that the dentist also gave your child antibiotics to take. We often see increase swelling after a patient begins to take antibiotics for... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Internet: I would recommend using the internet to search for a dentist in ohio that uses nitrous oxide. Most dentists will advertise this on their web pages.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Phone calls: You can often get a front office person to tell you what a certain type of procedure is priced at if you call and insist that they tell you what they ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Plastic disposibles: The tips that enter patients mouths are usually disposable plastics that are used for one patient only. Some offices will use metal parts that are st... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Dentistry: Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the o... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
How: How long do they last? Can they break? What contraindications are there to having the treatment?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
General: General dentists can be excellent at oral surgery--but be sure to ask them about their comfort level.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Many: Many general dentists do this--but a category of dentists called prosthodontists are trained specifically for this type of work.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
No: Even a dentist needs to see a dentist to have his or her cavities fixed. Holes in enamel and dentin will not repair themselves.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Call your dentist: From what you've described, it sounds like you have a hematoma. You might consider it similar to a small bruise. Like a bruise (ecchymosis is the te... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Tooth abscess: Often a patient with an infected tooth will present with a fever, an aching ear, a sore throat, and migraine headaches. It is important to visit your... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Genetics: Somewhere back in your genealogy one of your ancestors also had geographic tongue. You most likely will pass it onto someone else. Brushing your ton... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Maturity: It is recommended that you wait until the child has stopped growing before an implant is placed. But I have seen success with implants placed in pati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Fix it: You will need to either have the tooth extracted or have root canal therapy on it. Visit a dentist immediately for pros and cons of both treatment op... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Every 6 months: No, your regular six month visit should do for any care of dental implants. We are concerned about peri-implantitis (or irrigated tissue around the i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Sonicare: Try a sonicare electric toothbrush--a patient once told me that she was upset that all of her life she had never really brushed her teeth until she tr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Not aware: I am not aware of any international dental insurance companies. Insurance companies are regulated by state, federal, and country laws. I would suspe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Sealants: Sealants are wonderful preventative restorations that help prevent occlusal surfaces from developing decay. The price really depends on your local ma... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding has not caused his teeth to decay. Rather not brushing his teeth regularly has caused it. Be sure to brush his teeth often--especially... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the product. Manufactures are required by law to list the Fluoride concentration percentage on the label. You might need to re... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Sedation: Find a dental provider that offers sedation performed by a certified nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist. Let the dentist be very comprehensive ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Tooth abrasion: Our front teeth are designed to cut into foods--not grind them. Our posterior teeth (molars and premolars) are flatter for this purpose. Chewing nai... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Sinus Infection: Sinus infection can cause headaches--including pressure headaches. It often causes toothaches as well. No dental treatment is necessary--most ofte... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Ask: Ask him what complications does he or she most regularly see with oral surgery that they provide.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
No: It is more dangerous not to remove the bacteria that can fester in deep periodontal pockets. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease. Follow th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Carefully: Often we use a "cord" to push your gum tissue away from the cavity and carefully remove the decay and fill the cavity like any other restoration. Som... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Sinus infection: A sinus infection will often cause the patient to feel tremendous pressure behind their nose and under their maxillary teeth. Often the patient will ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Dental Cyst: A cyst is a sac of tissue that has either fluid or soft material inside it. Cysts can form in a wide range of tissues including in the face and mouth... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Are you healthy?: If you are healthy and he or she has prescribed a safe amount you shouldn't worry about taking it. It is very useful for patients with dental anxiety... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Depends: The topical is placed where the needle will enter into tissue. Depending on where the nerve is that the dentist is trying to anaesthetize will depend... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
Dental anatomy: There is an average length of teeth for most people--but just like noses--some teeth can be shaped differently than average. Despite the length of yo... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Anderson
Dentistry 20 years experience
They: They don't hurt nearly as much as crown preps, extractions, or even root canals...

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Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Ogden Region, UT - Summer
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Ogden Region, UT - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Ogden Region, UT - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of LDS Dentists

Publications

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