• Periodontists 

  • Dr. Kathleen McCombs, DDS

    Dr. McCombs is passionate about helping individuals save their teeth, restoring back to health both tooth structure and supporting bone and tissue.  She is experienced in both periodontal surgery and dental implants and is committed to delivering a high level of contemporary, comprehensive, and compassionate dental care.  She is dedicated to staying current and proficient with leading-edge dentistry and participates regularly in continuing education and advanced training courses throughout the country. Most importantly, Dr. McCombs understands the importance of working closely with dentists in providing care that meets the physical, emotional, and financial needs of their patients.

    Throughout her career, Dr. McCombs has been active in the dental community participating in numerous professional societies, giving presentations/lectures, study clubs, and providing community service.  Dr. McCombs has been a volunteer and team lead in several humanitarian dental expeditions to South and Central America, and Asia.  She also served an LDS mission in Southeast Asia.

    Dr. McCombs was born in Logan, Utah and raised in California, relocating back to Utah with her husband after dental school.  She attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, studying chemistry and biology.  

  • Visiting a periodontist is essential for maintaining good oral health. Periodontists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Regular visits to a periodontist can help to detect and treat these diseases at an early stage, before they cause irreversible damage to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

    Periodontists offer a wide range of services to help patients maintain healthy gums and teeth. These services include non-surgical therapies, such as scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. They also provide surgical treatments, such as gum grafts and bone regeneration procedures, to restore the health of the gums and supporting bone. Additionally, periodontists can help to place dental implants, which can be a great option for patients who have lost one or more teeth.

    In summary, visiting a periodontist is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. Their specialized training and expertise in the field of periodontology allows them to provide a wide range of services to help prevent and treat periodontal diseases, ultimately helping patients to maintain their natural teeth for a lifetime.