Dentist - South Jordan
10430 South 2700 West
South Jordan, UT 84095
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. James D. Lund
Hello, I am Dr. James Lund. Before I tell you a bit about myself I would first like to thank you for taking the time to browse our website. Please contact us by e-mail, phone, or in person if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
I am a Utah native, who grew up in Cache Valley. While working in the Washington DC area to establish residency for dental school, I met my wife Lauri, also a Utah native. She is a nurse and was working at a Georgetown University clinic at the time. We were married the following summer, and moved to Richmond, Virginia so I could attend dental school. Upon completion of dental school, my family and I returned to Cache Valley and worked there for a time. However, when Dr. Carl McMillan, who built this practice, decided to focus entirely on TMJ disorders, he needed someone to take care of the general dentistry side of his practice. Seeing it as a good opportunity for both of us, in January 2003, I moved my family to Riverton and began the transition of purchasing Dr. McMillan’s practice. Dr. McMillan has since moved his entire TMJ practice to Utah County where he lives.
Change is inevitable when someone new enters a practice, and I have tried to keep that change as positive as possible. I really enjoy and am very appreciative for the many lifelong patients of Dr. McMillan’s who decided to brave out the transition and stay with us. I also enjoy being able to make some changes and open our doors to many wonderful new patients who have joined us as well. We continue to accept new patients and still have room for about 80 more new families.
Some of the changes that have been made since 2003 are a new parking lot, new external building façade, landscaping and new fence. Those are the external changes in case you didn’t recognize us. Internal changes that have been made are not so visual, but even more important. We have tried to maintain the friendly, personal atmosphere that Dr. McMillan created while also trying to improve on the smoothness, reliability, and service experienced. I truly want your experience in our office to be surprisingly refreshing and pleasant. I also want you to have complete confidence in the quality of the work you receive. As a dentist there are literally thousands of materials I can buy to fix teeth with. I have chosen to buy only the best, well proven materials. Others have advised me against this because the better materials are very expensive, and insurance pays the same for good or bad. However, I feel that if you come to me to fix your teeth, they had better be fixed better than anywhere else you could go. If there is a material or method that will increase the strength or longevity of dental work, you should expect to receive it. In fact, I have printed on the wall in our reception area a guarantee of my work. If you are keeping current with your six month cleanings, and you have a filling fail with-in the first two years, or a crown fail with-in the first five years, that is not due to neglect or decay, I will replace it at no cost. I chose that time frame not because I feel a filling should only last two years, or a crown should only last five years; they should last much longer, I chose those numbers, because most insurance companies use those numbers as their guidelines for replacement. I know of no other dentist anywhere who has a written statement to guarantee their work.
COST-I also feel that dental work should be affordable. Even with the extreme inflation of the past few years, I have not had a rate increase for over 5 years. Even our gold crowns are the same cost they were five years ago when I bought the practice.
INSURANCE- Insurance is a mixed blessing. It does help cover some of the cost for patients, however, insurance companies offer you, as a patient, so little. Most insurance companies still have $1,000 or $1,500 maximums each year, just like they did in 1970. I know of no other industry that is so far behind in keeping up with inflation. Yet, it does help you if you can obtain it, so we accept most insurances and are contracted with all of the major insurance providers in the area, thus giving you an even greater discount to come here.
If you do not have dental insurance, we offer three different plans for our office. View those plans here.
Another unique aspect of our office is a focus on sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep disorders. This may seem odd to have in a dental practice, but the area of your body that is the problem for most people with snoring or sleep apnea problems is in the back of the throat. I invite you to browse the sleep section of this website, and see if there are areas in which we can help you sleep better and have more energy.
I also want you to feel cared for personally when you visit us. My receptionist will always treat everyone with the best customer service possible. Our financial manager is exceptional at helping resolve difficulties with insurance billing, statement questions, and being your friend as financial arrangements for treatment are arranged. Our Hygienist does an amazing job while being surprisingly gentle. In fact, I am sure you will find all of our staff friendly, competent, and pleasant to work with.
I really enjoy working as a dentist, and love working with and for other people. I want you to have the very best dental experience you have ever had when you visit our office. I plan on being here for a very long time and invite you to be as well.
P.S. I don’t like to mention the honors and awards, but it is a question we get and patients seem to be interested in my education and credentials.
Graduated from dental school with honors. Cum Laude
Recognized each year since 2003 by CRC’s America’s Top Dentists
Member of Cambridge Who’s Who
Member of Kiplings Who’s Who
Member American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Member American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine