About Us

Oral Health Program Staff

Dr. SteedDr. Kim Michelson, State Dental Director, Utah Department of Health


Dr. Michelson graduated with honors from Weber State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. He then attended graduate school at the University of Utah in Biomedical Engineering. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE in 1987. He also completed a residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1988. He then operated a private dental office in Sandy, Utah for 21 years.

Dr. Michelson has hospital privileges at Alta View Hospital and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by the American Heart Association. Dr. Michelson is a current member of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the American Dental Association (ADA), the Utah Dental Association (UDA), and is currently (2013-14) the president of the Salt Lake District Dental Society.



MichelleMichelle Martin, Oral Health Specialist, Utah Department of Health


Michelle Martin is the Oral Health Specialist for the State of Utah's Department of Health and worked for over 12 years in private practice as a dental hygienist. She has also worked as a Health Educator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and served on international humanitarian trips in the Marshall Islands, Vietnam, and Peru. She received a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Utah.




Mission statement

The Utah Oral Health Program promotes oral health education and prevention, increases community awareness of the oral health needs in the state, and improves access to oral health care services.

Utah Plan of Action Executive Summary

Contact us

  • Utah Oral Health Program
    288 North 1460 West
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
  • Mailing Address:
    Utah Department of Health
    P.O. Box 142001
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2001
  • Office Phone: (801) 538-9177
    FAX: (801) 538-9409