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Meet Dr. Derek Graff

 
I feel strongly that each of us has the capacity to help and lift those around us. Our team works very hard to provide each patient with a comfortable, efficient and uplifting Orthodontic experience using  the highest quality and most modern equipment available.  We would love the opportunity to make your “Perfect Smile” part of our Graff Ortho family. 

Our Philosophy

"We offer advanced Orthodontics in a relaxed, fun, and caring atmosphere. Our philosophy is to treat our Patients like our own family.  That's why we treat you with gentle, friendly care and offer you prompt appointments that respect your time.  Whatever we can do to make your visit more comfortable and to give you a healthier, more attractive smile, we'll strive to make it happen."

Education and Continuing Education

I was accepted into dental school early and received my Bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. My orthodontic residency was completed at the University of Colorado.

Although my formal education is complete, I regularly complete continuing dental and orthodontic education in order to sharpen my skills and to stay abreast of the latest methods and technologies. As part of my continuing education, I am actively involved with many local and national professional organizations. I wish to offer my patients every advantage in treatment to ensure not only a beautiful and lasting smile, but also a comfortable and efficient experience from beginning to end. 

Education: 
Associates Degree Dixie College 1998-2000 
Bachelors Degree Sothern Utah University 2000-2002
Dental Degree Nova Southeastern University 2000-2004
Orthodontic Residency University of Colorado 2004-2007

Professional Associations: 
Member of the American Dental Association
Member of the American Association of Orthodontists
Member of the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists
New Mexico Dental Association
Academy of LDS Dentists
Member of the OKU
Member of NWDDS (Northwest District Dental Society)

Awards: 
OKU Inductee, Graduated with Honors in Dental School
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Undergrad 

Love of Profession

Transforming someone’s smile is truly a life-altering process, and I am honored to have this ability and to be able to help the people of our community. One of the best parts of my job is simply getting to know my patients and their families. I love being part of their lives during treatment, and I want to provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for them to visit.

There is no better feeling than to turn a patient's life around through orthodontics. Oftentimes, patients come in lacking confidence and afraid to smile. They often gain self-esteem throughout treatment, and by the end, they are proud to show off their beautiful smiles! Seeing this transformation is the most rewarding part of my job, and it makes me proud to be an orthodontist.

The staff in my office is integral to our wonderful reputation. My team genuinely cares about our patients and treats people of all ages with equal respect. They love to laugh and smile and help put our patients at ease. Our patients love coming to see us, chatting with the team, and having a good time here. We truly care about you and your family, and it shows!

Family Life

I grew up in St. George, UT, and I love living in Farmington. My greatest love is my family, and I spend as much time with them as I can. My beautiful wife, Kristy, and I have a son named Shandon, and four daughters named Jacei, Kennedy, Sydney, and Madison. We love spending time outdoors, and I especially enjoy hunting, fly-fishing, camping, and hiking. In addition, I am a sports enthusiast, watching most sports and following sports statistics.

I also have a deep religious conviction and spend a great deal of my free time serving and participating in church. I teach lessons, plan and participate in service projects, and make weekly visits to those who are in need of an uplifting visit or help with a project.

 
"Dr. Graff and his Team were professional, kind, and so fun to work with.  We can't believe how great our smiles turned out.  We highly recommend Dr. Graff for anyone needing braces."
 
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