About Us

Oral Health Program Staff

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

Dr. Michelson

Dr. Kim Michelson Is the State Dental Director for the Utah Department of Health. He also is the Assistant Clinical Director for the Family Dental Plan clinic operated by the Utah Department of Health. He is a member of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, and is a past president of the Salt Lake District Dental Society. He is also a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He 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, after which he completed a residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He then operated a private dental office in Sandy, Utah for 21 years prior to working for the state of Utah.



Michelle 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, Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. She received a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Utah. Michelle is a member of the ADHA and UDHA



Lauren Neufeld, Oral Health Educator, Utah Department of Health


Lauren Neufeld is the Oral Health Educator for the State of Utah's Department of Health. Lauren graduated with Summa Cum Laude from the Utah Collage of Dental Hygiene and has practiced dental hygiene over the past 4 years. She has spent much of this time in Public Health setting working in Medicaid offices and with disadvantaged families. She is a member of the ADHA and UDHA





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

  • Location Address:
    Utah Oral Health Program
    3760 South Highland Dr., 3rd Floor
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84106 (str. Address zip for FedEx and UPS)
  • Mailing Address: (US Mail must use the PO Box)
    Utah Department of Health
    P.O. Box 142002
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2002
  • Office Phone: (801) 273-2995