Dr. Alex Bankhead, DDS

Dr. Alex Bankhead, DDS

Periodontics  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alex Bankhead, DDS is a dentist who practices in Orem, UT. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.Read his story

Utah Valley Periodontics and Dental Implants

1375 E 800 N Ste 104

Orem, UT 84097
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • MetLife

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Dr. Bankhead's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bankhead "Dr. Bankhead was born and raised in Ogden, Utah and comes from a family of dentists. After graduating from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1994, where he served as the Class President for four years, Dr. Bankhead entered the three year Periodontal Residency at the University of Nebraksa in Lincoln. There he obtained his Certificate of Specialization in Periodontology and Master of Science Degree. His Master's Degree Thesis was on Bone Regeneration in Humans. At that time, his study was one of the first to show histological evidence on how bone regeneration works in human beings.Dr. Bankhead served on the faculty of Dr. Gordon Christensen's prestigious Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) in Provo, Utah for nearly 10 years. As a faculty member of PCC he taught dentists from around the world the surgical techniques utilized in Modern Periodontics and Dental Implantology. Dr. Bankhead has produced several videos demonstrating various periodontal and implant surgical procedures.When not working, Dr. Bankhead enjoys family time, skiing, cycling, and riding his motorcycle anywhere the open road takes him. Additionally, he is an avid fan of the Utah Jazz Professional Basketball Team."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bankhead "OUR MISSION IS TO...

  • Treat every patient with respect, dignity and concern.
  • Promote long term patient relationships through quality care and patient education. Education is the key to success.
  • Provide the finest reconstructive and cosmetic dental services to restore function, comfort, and aesthetics to benefit our patients health and their quality of life.

Practice Areas

  • Periodontics
  • Emergency Dentistry
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Alveolar Bone Loss
  • Ankylosis
  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Anodontia
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Black Hairy Tongue
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Tooth
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Tissue Neoplasm
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Tooth Socket
  • Fibroma
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Gingival Fibromatosis
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Halitosis
  • Hypodontia
  • Jaw Bone Tissue Deterioration
  • Loose Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Oral Infection
  • Oral Motor Problems
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tender Gums
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache


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  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Cancer Screening
  • Complex Tooth Extraction
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dento Alveolar Surgery
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Device Implantation and Extraction
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital Tomography
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Electrocautery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Frenectomy
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Gum Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Root Planing
  • Lesion Removal
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • MDI Mini Dental Implant
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Mouthguards
  • Nitrous Oxide Administration
  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Periodontal Exam
  • Photodisinfection Process
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
  • Prosthetic
  • Removable Appliances
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Sinus Augmentation
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures


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Background Check

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  • Creighton
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Lincoln VA Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Nebraska / College of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Bankhead's Reviews

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Dr. Bankhead Says:

Thank you Autumn for your feedback and review.  All of us here at, Utah Valley Periodontics and Dental Implants appreciate you feedback as it helps us in our quest to deliver the best periodontal/Implant care possible.  Dr. Bankhead

Patient Comments (18)

in Slc, UT |
I first met Dr. Bankhead ten years ago when I needed some periodontal work done on my gums. Over the last ten years I often thought of the wonderful experience I had at his office that day. Recently I needed a couple of teeth implanted and I immediately thought of Dr. Bankhead. I am happy to say...more
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in Orem, UT |
Dr. Bankhead (and staff) is the best Periodontist, Dental Implant Specialist and General Oral Surgeon that I have encountered in my health care experience. I did my research before contacting his office, and found that his top reputation in Utah and nationwide is well-deserved! He has been capable...more
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Everything about my experience with Dr. Bankhead was positive and encouraging. From the first visit, I was impressed at how professional and trustworthy he was, as well as understanding and caring.
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in Utah |
Five stars! It's like going to a spa and coming out with perfect healthy teeth! Painless, relaxing, kind atmosphere. Truly, Dr. Bankhead has thought of EVERYTHING. I totally trust him and his care of my teeth!
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in Elk Ridge, UT |
You will never leave this office feeling as if you're just a number, you matter to these amazing people. The professionalism, care and results are exceptional.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bankhead accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Dental DPPO
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
  • Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP

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