Friday, November 15, 2013

It's been a while!

With all of the new and exciting people at Matheson Dental the blog has been sadly neglected. However, despite the long absence of updates, we are back!

This post is much like our last, we have been busy this year! Our December appointments are filling up fast. With the holidays just around the corner and insurance benefits renewing in January, there's always a rush to get in for cleanings or any other work before the new year begins. If you are planning on a having your teeth cleaned before your insurance benefits renew be sure to give a call as soon as possible!!

We hope to hear from your soon!!!

Matheson Dental Team

Keep checking back for more fun and exciting posts from the team here at Matheson Dental!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Step Right Up!

This year Matheson Dental has been busy, busy, busy! That's why we want to encourage all of our existing patients and new patients alike to call now for end of the year appointments. With the holidays just around the corner and insurance benefits renewing in January, there's always a rush to get in for cleanings or any other work before the new year begins. To make sure you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your new years with healthy, beautiful smiles, call now to snag the best appointment times for you and your family!  We hope to see you all in our office soon!

Matheson Dental Staff

Friday, July 13, 2012

Did You Know?

Here at Matheson Dental we strive to work with many different insurance companies in order to better serve our patients. We have a list of the insurance companies accepted in our office on the right side of this blog and under the Accepted Insurance tab. This list is updated frequently to ensure that the correct information is there for your fast and easy referral.

On occasion there are unique qualifiers that sometimes determine insurance coverage in our office. These qualifiers are not often listed on insurance cards and therefore, can be hard to identify. We would like to provide you with information about these qualifiers to avoid problems that arise from the confusion.

HMO/DMO vs PPO plans: At Matheson Dental we accept plans from all the insurance companies listed on our blog. However, some of these insurance companies participate in different types of plans. Most of these plans have a list of providers from which patients can choose. These types are typically known as PPO, Premier, or regular plans. Some insurance companies also offer HMO or DMO plans. With these plans, a patient may only go to one dentist or doctor who is specified by the insurance company.

We do not participate with HMO plans here at Matheson Dental. Be sure to check on your specific insurance plan to find out what type of plan you have. If you are not sure how to do this or have any questions regarding HMO plans, give us a call. We'd be happy to offer you assistance in any way we can!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Ever Wondered??

Have you ever wondered about the fluoride levels in your drinking water? Why do we need fluoride anyway?

Dr. Matheson provides fluoride treatments and recommends finding out the fluoride levels in your water because proper amounts of fluoride can help fortify tooth enamel, strengthen developing teeth, and help reduce tooth sensitivity. However, excessive amounts of fluoride can be toxic. This is why checking the fluoride levels in your drinking water is so important.

According to, "Optimal fluoride levels recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service and CDC for drinking water range from 0.7 parts per million (ppm) for warmer climates to 1.2 ppm for cooler climates to account for the tendency for people to drink more water in warmer climates."

To find out about your drinking water, simply visit and click on My water's fluoride. You can also click here to be led directly to the CDC's interactive map.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring is Here!

                                               Goodbye Mr. Snowman and welcome Spring!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Welcome welcome!

The staff here at Matheson Dental would like to introduce Amy to the team! She joined us about 2 weeks ago and we love having her!Amy is currently attending Salt Lake Community College as a photography major. She has 2 brothers and 3 sisters (remember Katie?), loves country music, and has a darling bubbly personality! We're excited to have her with us.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dental Convention

Dr. Matheson and his assistant Beckee headed to the Utah Dental Convention held at the Salt Palace a few weeks ago! Beckee was certified in radiology and Doctor Matheson found himself some fun new gadgets. The Utah Dental Convention is an event put on every year by the American Dental Association.
"As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health." (
The dental convention has always been a fun event for Matheson Dental. We love participating every year!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Your Family Dental Care Specialist We are located at 3939 South Wasatch Blvd., Ste. 4 Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
Please give us a call at 801-424-0027

Dr. Michael K. Matheson

Doctor Michael K. Matheson was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah. He attended Olympus High School then the University of Utah where he graduated with honors in Behavioral Science and Health. Dental School followed (1994-1998) at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City. While there, Dr. Matheson recieved graduation honors and awards for research in radiology and for outstanding performance in (pediatric) dentistry. He also completed extra course work in implant dentistry, hospital rotations in pediatric dentistry and oral surgery and an externship with an accomplished general dentist in Edmond Oklahoma. He continues to improve his skills and advance his education. He is board certified with the Western Regional Examining Board. Since graduation from dental school in 1998, Dr. Matheson has worked full time as a general dentist. Currently he works in his own office in Salt Lake City - Matheson Dental Associates. He thoroughly enjoys the practice of dentistry. He believes that every patient deserves to be treated in a gentle, friendly manner in a clean, professional environment and works very hard to see that this is accomplished. Dr. Matheson is proficient in all areas of dentistry including crown and bridge, root canals, gum disease, and implants. Believing that patients deserve an honest assessment of their oral health, Dr. Matheson diagnoses and treats but does not push unnecessary, expensive, elective, procedures. He also strives to limit waiting time for appointments and while in the office. He welcomes new patients and is available for emergency appointments. Dr. Matheson and his staff care about each and every patient. You and your family will be treated like best friends.