I grew up my uncle being my dentist, and I always admired him. I loved how he was able to provide services for many people. He was able to spend time with his family and be able to own his own business. For me, that was a great thing because I wanted to spend time with my family. Family's very important to me, and I wanted to be able to help other people but still be able to have time to be a good dad and husband.
I did undergrad studies at Westminster College, which is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I studied in chemistry and I minored in Spanish. I really enjoyed that program. It was very challenging, and afterwards, it set me up for success in dental school because it was very, very hard. Dental school wasn't easy, but it was very, very ... It allowed me to develop good study habits and be able to really be focused.
At dental school, I attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia. I really loved the East Coast. It was a good change for me, being from Salt Lake City moving to the East Coast. It's great to experience a different part of the United States, and I really enjoyed my time out there. I met a lot of great people.
My training there was excellent. After graduating, I hit the ground running. I enjoyed dentistry. I wasn't as intimated by ... I think other people could've been. I enjoyed the challenge of dentistry.
The first thing I did after graduating was I took a lot of studies through the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. I took a lot of CE courses through there, went to their convention. Wanted to jump in head first into cosmetic dentistry and enhancing my skills and what to look for and how to recreate smiles, basically. That was probably the first thing that I did. Since then, I've incorporated in implant training, I attended the WhiteCap Institute, which is located in Heber City, Utah, and went through an exhaustive training course there to prepare me for implant placement. That helped me a great deal as well.
Before joining Your All American Smile Center to provide great service for our patients, Dr. Tyson Pickett earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before attending dental school, he studied at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, majoring in chemistry and minoring in Spanish (which he speaks fluently).
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The most rewarding part for me is the challenge, overcoming the challenge of dentistry. It's extremely nuanced and there's always new information to learn, new techniques to use, and new technology to apply and practice. That takes a lot of work, and when you come out with a good result that's long-lasting, looks great, and the patient was comfortable during the process, it's just a home run and you feel great about ... and everybody's just happy. That's what makes me happy about it is to be able to provide a good service with all those ... all the preparation that's needed and coming together with a good product at the end.
He remains passionate about dental care, stating:
“Dentistry has allowed me to help others improve their oral health as well as their smile. I love being able to continually meet new people and learn new things in this ever-evolving practice. Let me help you meet your oral health goals comfortably using the latest in dental knowledge and technology.”
When he’s away from the office, Dr. Pickett volunteers his time to his community and church. He also loves spending time with his wife, working on cars, hunting, fishing, camping, and skiing.
Dr. Pickett is currently accepting new patients and networks with Delta Dental, MetLife, and Aetna.