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Kelly D. Carroll, DDS - Brighton Family Dentistry | Our Team in Salt Lake City

2114 E. Fort Union Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Our Team

Our Team in Salt Lake City, UT

Our dental team at Brighton Family Dentistry is committed to providing you with a pleasant, comfortable dental experience. Each of our dental staff members is highly trained and skilled, and we are always happy to help you in any way. To learn more about our team and our dental treatments, please call or visit our dental office in Salt Lake City, Utah today. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Dr. Kelly Carroll

Dr. Kelly D. Carroll is a Texas native, and graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1996 with a doctorate degree in dentistry. Prior to studying in dental school, he attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with two bachelor of science degrees; one in Biomedical Science, as well as a bachelor of science degree in Nutritional Biochemistry. Dr. Carroll has been practicing for over 20 years. He has been in his current location since 2002. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Carroll has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care available.

He currently consults on high tech dentistry and incorporating technology into the dental practice.

He is married to Diana, with 2 boys. While away from the office, Dr. Carroll plays ice hockey, skis, and bikes. He is also active in coaching lacrosse at The Waterford School,  coaching hockey, and other activities. Dr. Jenkins’s hobbies include running, biking, hiking, and cooking.

Dr. Melissa Jenkins

Dr. Melissa Jenkins graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2006. She completed a cosmetic dentistry externship in 2006, followed by a restorative dentistry residency from 2006-2008. Before attending dental school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Butler University. Dr. Jenkins is committed to expanding her knowledge in the dental field, and she takes continuing education courses as often as possible. She has been practicing dentistry in Salt Lake City for two years; before joining our dental practice, she practiced in Seattle, Washington and Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Jenkins is proud to have earned the Press Ganey Award for having a greater than 95% dentist satisfaction rating.


Tara Jackson – Dental Assistant/Front Office

Tara joined our team at Brighton Family Dentistry over 5 years ago. She graduated from Eagle Gate College in dental assisting in 2008, and she is currently attending Salt Lake Community College. Tara is the jack-of-all-trades at our office! In her spare time, she enjoys photography, art, reading, camping, hiking, and yoga – in fact, she is a certified yoga instructor.



Kim Hicken – Office Manager

Kim has been part of our team at Brighton Family Dentistry for 18 years, and she has nearly 20 years of experience in office management. She loves working with our team because it feels like family. Kim is very knowledgeable in all aspects of dental insurance, and she helps our patients better understand their insurance. She is married and she and her husband have seven kids between them, but they are finally empty nesters. Originally from California, Kim feels that she is a displaced beach bum! In her free time, she enjoys reading, quilting, hand appliqué, and baking.



sandy1.jpgSandy Avilla – Front Office

Sandy has worked with our dental team for over 17 years; she worked as a dental assistant for ten years before moving to the front office. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University – Hayward (CSUH). Sandy enjoys the sense of family within our office, and she helps to foster a relaxed and caring atmosphere. She helps to put our patients at ease, and she greets each patient with a warm, caring smile and manner. Sandy is married and they have two children and two grandchildren. She relocated from Northern California to Utah in 1994 due to her husband’s job transfer; she loves Utah and its beautiful mountains and outdoors. When she isn’t working, Sandy enjoys friends, family, reading, photography, art, and decorating.


Michelle Moehle – Dental Hygienist

For over 5 years, Michelle has worked as a dental hygienist at our Salt Lake City, Utah dental office. Originally from Calgary, Canada, she graduated from Texas State Technical College. Michelle loves how close the dental team is because it helps them work together. She strives to help her patients feel comfortable through her gentle touch, and she is committed to staying up to date on new technology to always provide the best possible dental care. Michelle married in 2012 and has two cats. Away from work, she enjoys travel, photography, skiing, and reading.



Ashley – Dental Hygienist

Ashley has been working with our team for over 10 years. One of Ashley’s favorite parts of working at Brighton Family Dentistry is that the team is like family to her. Ashley’s hobbies include gardening, running, thrifting, organizing, and reading.






maryann2.jpgMaryann Darling – Dental Assistant

Maryann has been working as a dental assistant at our office in Salt Lake City, Utah for 7 years. She graduated from Eagle Gate College. Maryann enjoys the family atmosphere at our practice, and she focuses on providing individual, efficient, and gentle dental care for each patient. She is married and has two sons, three grandsons, and three dogs. When she isn’t working, Maryann likes to go camping and four-wheeling.




april.jpgApril Nielsen – Dental Assistant

April joined our team over six years ago. She loves working with our dental team every day because they always make her laugh, and she strives to put her patients at ease with her warm, friendly attitude and smile. April was married in 2008, and she loves party planning, photography, and travel. She also has her own family and wedding photography company.




Deborah Hanna – Hygienist

Taylor Staley- Hygiene Assistant

Alexis Graham- Dental Assistant


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