Meet Our Doctors

Dr. S. Donald Gardner, Dr. Lowell K. Anderson, Dr. Nathan Adams, Dr. Michael Gladwell and Dr. Thomas C. Sorensen are the doctors you will be seeing at Elko Dental Specialists. Dr. Gardner provides orthodontic treatment, Drs. Anderson, Adams & Gladwell are our oral surgeons and Dr. Sorensen is our children’s dental specialist.

Orthodontist

Dr. S. Donald Gardner has been creating great smiles for many years in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is now practicing exclusively in Elko, Nevada. Dr. Gardner received his undergraduate education from the University of Utah, and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky. He completed a one-year internship at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Los Angeles, and a two-year residency at U.C.L.A. receiving his orthodontic certificate.

Dr. Gardner is an active member of many local and national professional organizations, where he has served on various committees and boards. These include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, and is past president of the Utah Association of Orthodontists.


Oral Surgeons

Dr. Lowell K. Anderson is a board certified oral surgeon. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, attended dental school at the University of Louisville, and trained at the Mayo School of Medicine in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Utah Dental Association and is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is active in the American Dental Society, Western Society of OMES and the American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.






Dr. Nathan G. Adams is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon who received his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Adams is an active member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Utah Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Adams has particular interests in the areas of sleep apnea, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery (correcting jaw deformities), facial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting, and office based anesthesia.




Dr. Michael A. Gladwell is a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon practicing in Salt Lake City, Utah and now in Elko, Nevada. Dr. Gladwell graduated from Weber State University with his bachelor’s degree in Health Administration. He received his dental degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky and his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr.Gladwell is a member of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Utah Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association and the American Medication Association.

Dr. Gladwell practices the full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with particular interests in the areas of reconstructive surgery, sleep apnea surgery, oral and facial pathology, corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, bone grafting, wisdom tooth removal, office based anesthesia, and a full range of dental implant procedures.

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Thomas C. Sorensen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and obtained his dental degree from Northwestern University of Dental School. He continued his education at Northwestern and received his Masters of Science in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Sorensen trained at the Children’s Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Northwestern University Hospital system. Dr. Sorensen is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Utah Dental Society. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Nickelodeon and GoCityKids named Dr. Sorensen the Dentist of the Year, 2008, for Salt Lake City, Utah. He works vigorously in providing humanitarian dental work in Third World Countries. Most recently he helped establish dental services in Uganda.