Dr. Lyndi Jones, DDS

Dr. Lyndi Jones is a graduate of Creighton University School of Dentistry. She is passionate about her craft and even more passionate about treating people well. She strives every day to do the right thing... Learn more


Steve Jorgensen

Steve got pulled into the dental world by his wife Dr. Michelle Jorgensen in 2001 when Total Care Dental & Wellness was opened. Before that he was a civil engineer, having attended Brigham Young University for a bachelor’s degree and the University of Nebraska for a Master’s Degree. He enjoys golfing, the outdoors, riding a Harley, and spending time with family.

Amber Smith
Operations Director

Amber has been in the dental field for 20 years and has done everything from assisting to managing the practice. She loves the one on one interaction, the care we provide, the relationships that are built here and getting to know both patients and staff on a personal level. She loves running, camping, hunting—a real outdoor girl. She also enjoys her large family and reading.

Kris McKinley
Business Director

I am new to the dental industry and excited to be a part of the Total Care Dental team. I am originally from Arizona and Texas but have raised my family in Utah and now call it home. I love the different seasons in Utah and feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful state. I enjoy spending time with my husband, children, and grandchildren. I love to read, cook, garden, and be outdoors.

Jiliene Mecham

I love life, laughter, and enjoy my many roles as a woman. I have a composed, enjoyable, fun-loving husband and four energetic, talented, amazing children. I love working as a dental hygienist. I graduated from the University of Southern California Dental Hygiene School in 1991. I worked for a few dentists until I found a brilliant, compassionate, artistic dentist in Dr. Michelle Jorgensen in 1999. I love working with her and providing new ways to bring health to our patients.

Susan West

Susan has been in the dental field as a hygienist since 2006. She loves getting to know patients on a personal level while providing the care and attention they are looking for here at Total Care Dental. A mother of four and a grandmother of four, she loves children and enjoys the fun that comes with their energy. She likes mountain biking, hiking, camping and riding her motorcycle. After work you’ll find her on the many roads and trails throughout Utah.

Kristen Knecht

Kristen loves to learn about human biology, especially dental hygiene, the mouth, and the whole body connection. She is constantly reading scientific studies to understand the root cause of common dental conditions which led her to become an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist; someone who works with patients to neurologically retrain the tongue. She believes form follows function meaning the tongue has a proper function and the form of the mouth follows.

Rachel Petersen

Rachel graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2018 and has been a hygienist for 3 years. She loves learning about the mouth-body connection and forming lasting relationships with her patients. In addition to being a dental hygienist, Rachel is also a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, she helps people improve their health through diet and lifestyle coaching. She has a passion for health, and her goal is to help people discover their best health so they can live their best life.

Kailey Jean Tokunaga
Scheduling Specialist

Kailey comes to us from Hawaii and has worked in the dental field for six years. She keeps our schedule in tip-top shape which can be like a complicated Tetrus game at times. Kailey loves running, the beach, and hiking. She was born in Maui, hula dances and fun fact…she loves Spam! Making new friends and helping others is her favorite part of dentistry.

Julie Nielsen
Front Office Coordinator

Julie has been in dentistry since 1980 and loves to help people achieve better health and a beautiful smile. “I feel blessed being here at Total Care Dental working with friendly, skilled and knowledgeable team members. I love serving our patients and being in an atmosphere of caring, fun, love, and laughter.” Julie is married to a wonderful man . She has one son, five stepchildren, and 14 grandchildren. They all keep her very busy, but she loves it and feels very blessed.

Angie Keyes
Front Office Coordinator

Angie or "Anj" has been married for 30 years and has two awesome children and two of the most amazing and beautiful grandchildren a gal could ask for! She has been in the field of dentistry for 14 years and loves to run, fish, and go kayaking, and traveling to WARM places. She feels like she's working at the best dental office in the world and we are thrilled to have her with us!

Courtney Babb
Front Office Coordinator

Courtney is excited to learn and contribute to the dental world! She has previously been involved in Physical Therapy and even studied it at Utah State University. Her background knowledge and appreciation of wellness make her a perfect fit for us here at Total Care Dental. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, hiking, biking, and climbing and has summited Mount Whitney in California, the second tallest mountain in the United States!

Margot Green
Care Coordinator

Who couldn’t love the team at Total Care Dental? After working with Michelle for 10 years, I ventured out to work with a dental consultant for a few years. Due to my passion for dentistry, I wanted to help other teams as well. Now I’m back to my roots! I love what this practice stands for and the quality of dentistry and care that is given here. When not at the practice you’ll find me traveling, playing with my family, mountain biking, or on the courts playing a fun game of tennis.

Ashlee Crosby
Dental Assistant

Ashlee has been in dental for 10 years now and joined Total Care Dental last February. Ashlee enjoys being able to help patients on their health journey and seeing positive outcomes. She loves woodwork and building things, such as end tables, shelves, and benches! When she isn’t working, she is happy hanging out with her four children. Fun fact…Ashlee can do a double backflip and identify the different flavors of Skittles while blindfolded.

Katie Flinders
Care Coordinator

Hi, my name is Katie Flinders, I have been in dentistry for the last 2 years. I have been especially been enjoying my recent move to total care dental, this move has given me the opportunity to learn how multifaceted dentistry can be and its contribution to our overall health. When I’m not working I enjoy time with my kids and staying active, I love maintaining a positive outlook and meeting new people and hearing their stories. I truly believe every encounter teaches us something.

Adison Wilko
Care Coordinator

Hi, I'm Adi. I have been in the dental industry since 2017 and I love it. Working here at Total Care Dental has been so eye-opening and I think it is so fun getting to know new people and helping them improve their overall health through dentistry. When I am outside of the office I am usually in the salon doing hair or spending time with my family and friends.

Mykalyn Mendnehall
Hygiene Assistant

Brooklyn Mickelson
Restorative Assistant

Grace Hansen
Restorative Assistant

Mary Tejeda
Restorative Assistant

Kara Downing
Surgical Assistant

Kara started dentistry work when a friend recommended it to her 14 years ago. She loves helping people, so being a Surgical Assistant is the perfect fit. She loves to see the positive impact treatment has on her patients. When she isn’t helping with smiles, she loves camping, boating, softball and CARS! She has had a passion for cars since she can remember, which she got from her dad. She is happily married with two kids, a girl and a boy.

Angela Gatten
Surgical Assistant

Angie has been in the dental field for over 25 years and just joined the Total Care Dental family in January 2020 after moving to Utah from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She has always had a passion for the surgical side of dentistry, so the Total Care Dental Surgery Team is a great fit for her. Angie has three grown children who she loved raising and now enjoys spending time as adults with them. She loves the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and exploring new places.

Makiya Bowles
Surgical Technician

Makiya is our surgical scrub technician and comes to us from Nephi, Utah.  She enjoys hunting and camping and traveling to rodeos with her boyfriend.  She has two dogs which have become her babies.  Makiya is a certified CNA, as well as a phlebotomist.

Bailey Hess
Restorative / Front Office Coordinator
Jamie Willard
Surgery - Front Office Coordinator
I have been in the dental field for 20 years with 6 years in oral surgery assisting and 10 years office management. The reason I love dentistry is because I am able to help people get healthy and help others feel welcome and cared for. I am a continual learner of life. My family is my pride and joy. I am a foodie, love interior design, and enjoy anything nature. Camping, hiking, meditation, and renovating my RV. I usually have good joke ready.
Laura Moody
Marketing Outreach Specialist

Laura has a love of marketing! After years as an International Barbie Marketer in Southern California, she moved to Utah and has been doing marketing for Total Care Dental. “I have such a respect for the team here, especially the doctors and their impressive knowledge. I see our patients come in feeling pain and frustration and leave with hope and self-esteem. This has added a bright spot to my world.”

Aubrey Newell
Marketing/Creative Director

Aubrey has spent years in the digital media world and his portfolio includes feature-length documentaries, short films, commercials, and live broadcasts. Aubrey's past work includes working as a Creative Director for a non-profit in Colima, Mexico, and along with working at Total Care Dental & Wellness he loves being part of a team that is working to improve and bless others' lives.

Josh Jorgensen

Josh is one of Dr. Jorgensen’s twin sons. He just got back from an LDS mission to Peru, and is now studying Biophysics at BYU. He got married in March of 2020. He loves the outdoors and rock climbs, hikes, does Spartan Races, and goes on adventures with his wife! He really loves learning about health and wellness and loves the opportunity to research and create quality content for the patients.