Fun Activities for Families in Utah

Spring is finally here, and SMART Pediatric Dentistry is excited to welcome the season with you and your family! With offices located in Pleasant Grove, Provo, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, and Vineyard, Utah, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to our patients. In this blog post, we’ll explore some fun spring activities that families can enjoy together in Utah. 

Spring Hikes in Utah 

Spring is a great time to explore the natural beauty of Utah. There are many scenic hiking trails that families can enjoy, such as the Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork, the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Provo, and the Squaw Peak Trail in Provo Canyon. These hikes offer breathtaking views of Utah’s landscapes and provide a great opportunity for families to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. 

Family-Friendly Spring Festivals 

Utah is known for its vibrant festivals, and the spring season is no exception. Some popular events include the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, the Utah Renaissance Faire in Mapleton, and the Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City. These festivals offer a variety of family-friendly activities, including live music, art exhibits, and carnival games. 

Springtime Gardening 

Gardening is a great way to get the whole family involved in a fun and educational activity. Spring is the perfect time to plant flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Some popular gardening spots in Utah include the Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, and the Ashton Gardens in Springville. These gardens offer a beautiful and peaceful setting for families to enjoy while learning about different plant species. 

Outdoor Sports and Activities 

Spring is a great time to enjoy outdoor sports and activities with your family. Some popular options include golfing, fishing, biking, and kayaking. The Alpine Loop in American Fork Canyon is a popular destination for scenic drives and bike rides, while the Jordanelle Reservoir in Heber City offers fishing and water sports activities. 


Spring is a wonderful season to spend time with your family and explore all that Utah has to offer. At SMART Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to helping our patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family maintain optimal oral health while enjoying all the fun spring activities that Utah has to offer. 

We are now open for routine care: Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: 

Smart Pediatric Dentistry truly miss seeing all of our patients during this pandemic. We strongly feel that proper and routine dental care is key in the overall health of children. With that said, we are excited to be open once again and are looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces. We are writing a quick post on both why we temporarily closed and how we plan to move forward from here. As always, our main goal is to provide our patients and parents with the best dental experience possible while keeping everyone as healthy as possible.  

Why did we close?

On March 24th, 2020, the State of Utah along with the Utah Department of Health limited medical, dental, and veterinarian professionals to emergency and urgent care only.  The main reason for this was to be proactive in preserving the masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE) that may be greatly needed by our healthcare colleges in the even that the pandemic overwhelmed our medical system here in Utah.   We voluntarily followed this directive and have been limiting our practice to emergency and urgent care only.  

On April 21, 2020, The State of Utah along with the Utah Department of Health rescinded the March 24th order.  They found that hospital systems report sufficient supplies of PPE to meet the needs at this time.  This means that we are once again electing to see our patients for both routine and emergency care.  We will be follow guidelines set forth by the Utah Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA) in order to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

So what’s next?

Below are the guidelines put in place in order to keep our patients and our staff safe as we deliver premium dental care. The Covid-19 pandemic is an every evolving and always changing situation.  We will have updates as needed.  Thank you for your patience, and for trusting us in caring for your children.  


  • Our staff are symptom-free and, to the best of their knowledge, have not been exposed to the virus. 
  • Temperatures checks on staff prior to beginning of each work day
  • Sneeze guards at check in/out desks
  • Goggles or face-shields along with face-masks are to be worn during treatment of patients
  •  Staff are to follow the Stay Home, Stay Safe directives after work hours
  • Closed waiting room at this time

For Parents: 

  • When arriving for appointment please stay in car and call office. A staff member will let each family in separately in order to to keep social distancing protocol 
  • Parents may be asked to fill out a Covid-19 consent form
  • We may check temperatures on patients
  • If parent/guardian has a mask at home we invite you to wear it.  Otherwise please distance yourself six feet from staff and other families while in the office.
  • Billing/payments over the phone in order to streamline your appointment 
  • One adult per family when possible

Feel free to call any of our offices if you have questions. 

National Dentist Day at SMART Pediatric Dentistry in Utah 

Pediatric dentistry in Utah

March 6th is National Dentist Day, and at SMART Pediatric Dentistry, we’re excited to celebrate with you and your family! With offices located in Pleasant Grove, Provo, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, and Vineyard, Utah, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to our patients. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of National Dentist Day and how we can help you and your family maintain optimal oral health. 

Recognizing the Importance of Dentists 

National Dentist Day is a special day set aside to recognize and appreciate the important role that dentists play in our lives. Dentists are responsible for keeping our teeth and gums healthy, preventing dental diseases, and helping us achieve beautiful, confident smiles. It’s important to acknowledge and thank dentists for their hard work and dedication to improving oral health. 

Importance of Regular Dental Check-ups 

Regular dental check-ups are crucial to maintaining optimal oral health. At SMART Pediatric Dentistry, our team of highly trained and experienced dentists and dental hygienists provide comprehensive dental check-ups to our patients. During these check-ups, we assess the health of teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues, and detect any early signs of dental diseases such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. 

Importance of Good Oral Hygiene Habits 

In addition to regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene habits are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. Our team at SMART Pediatric Dentistry in Utah provides education and guidance to our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as the importance of a healthy diet for strong teeth and gums. By practicing good oral hygiene habits at home, you can help prevent dental diseases and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. 

Importance of Pediatric Dentistry 

At SMART Pediatric Dentistry in Utah, we specialize in pediatric dentistry, which focuses on the oral health of children from infancy through adolescence. We understand that a child’s first dental visit can be intimidating, which is why we strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for our young patients. We provide gentle and compassionate care to help children feel at ease during their visit and promote a positive attitude towards dental care. 


National Dentist Day is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of dentists and the crucial role they play in our lives. At SMART Pediatric Dentistry, we’re committed to providing the highest quality dental care to our patients in Pleasant Grove, Provo, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, and Vineyard, Utah. Contact us today to schedule a dental check-up for you and your family and celebrate National Dentist Day with us!