Meet Dr. Heaps

Dr. Justin Heaps was born and raised in the Bountiful area. While growing up he attended South Davis Junior High and then Woods Cross High. In 2006, he graduated from BYU with a major in Biology.

DENTAL SCHOOL

Dr. Heaps was privileged to study at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Upon acceptance there Dr. Heaps received the Dean’s Scholarship for outstanding incoming students. Dr. Heaps participated in several leadership positions at UCLA and was elected by his class to serve as the Class Vice President. Dr. Heaps was also selected by the Dean to participate in the prestigious Dean’s Leadership Institute.

RESIDENCY

After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Heaps continued his education at the University of Utah Hospital. Dr. Heaps there completed a one year residency in general dentistry where he gained extensive experience in periodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. After learning so much about all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Heaps decided that his true interest and passion was in orthodontics.

ORTHODONTIC RESIDENCY

Dr. Heaps was accepted to attend the orthodontic residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, New York. While at Montefiore, Dr. Heaps gained extensive experience in clinical orthodontics. During his final year, Dr. Heaps was chosen by the residency director to serve as the Chief Resident. Dr. Heaps successfully passed the American Board of Orthodontics written examination qualifying him to be a board eligible orthodontist. In June 2014, Dr. Heaps received his orthodontic specialty certificate.

PRESENT

After spending several years on both the east and west coasts, Dr. Heaps is happy to call Utah his home again and loves being close to his family. He enjoys the outdoors particularly snow skiing, waterskiing and swimming. Dr. Heaps is also a huge movie buff.

PRACTICE PHILOSPOHY

“When I was growing up, I required extensive orthodontic treatment. I was in braces for several years. But once my braces came off, I was amazed how many people complimented my smile. My smile suddenly gave me more confidence than I’d ever had before and truly made a remarkable difference in my life. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than passing that experience on to my patients. Witnessing the excitement and transformation an improved smile can bring someone is priceless. By using a kind, personal touch and utilizing the latest technology and techniques, my goal is to provide each of my patients with an experience similar to mine.” - Dr. Heaps