Trent Pryor, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Trent Pryor was raised in Cedar City, Utah and graduated from Cedar High School. He obtained his pre-dental requirements at Southern Utah University. Dr. Pryor received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2007 at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He then completed his 2-year pediatric specialty dental residency at Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and is a board-certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Pryor grew up coaching youth sports programs and knew he wanted to be a positive influence in the life of child for the rest of his life. When not in the office, Dr. Pryor enjoys spending time with his wife, Holly, and their four children. He also enjoys competing in triathlons as well as playing basketball, golf, and basically any other sporting activity.
Jeff Higbee, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Jeff Higbee was born in Utah and raised in the small town of Cedar City. He attended Southern Utah University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. His dental school training was completed at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
After dental school, Dr. Higbee became a board-certified pediatric dentist by completing his 2-year specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Hospital for specialty care in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as chief pediatric dental resident in the final year of his training. During his specialty training, Dr. Higbee enjoyed treating patients from all over the world and especially enjoyed working with patients with special health care needs, including those with cleft lip and palate, autism, down syndrome, and many others conditions.
When Dr. Higbee is not in the dental clinic, he enjoys spending time with his family, wife, and four children. He loves the outdoors, being active in the community and coaching youth sports. One interesting thing about Dr. Higbee is that he is fluent in Spanish and enjoys using this special skill to better communicate with many of his patients who speak Spanish as their first language.
T Jay Robinson, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
With a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of his patients through dentistry, Dr. T Jay thrives on helping children feel comfortable when they are in his dental chair.
As a father of three children, he understands the importance of compassion and patience when treating kids. Many years ago when he was in dental school, during a humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic, Dr. T Jay realized the need for skilled pediatric dentists.
At that point he decided to focus his career on children’s dentistry. With more than a decade of experience, he continues to look forward to seeing each of his young patients – and helping them grow into healthy adults.
Meet Our Team
Kids love visiting our pediatric dental practice in St. George, Utah, not only for our play room and beach-themed office, but also for our fun, playful team. Our team members have the experience and friendly attitude needed to improve your child’s oral health and give them a happy dental experience at St. George Kids Dental. Take a look at the biographies below to learn more about the team that assists our children’s dentists.
Lacey Sweetwood — Office Manager
Lacey grew up in Cedar City and has moved around the state of Utah, settling in St. George. She loves the warm weather and enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids, playing at the park, hiking, and relaxing in the sun with a good book.
Lacey started her dental career shortly after high school and spent her first eight years in the back office as a dental assistant. She is now our office manager here at St. George Kids Dental. She loves being able to help families coordinate their children’s dental needs and achieve great dental health for all of the amazing kids who come into our office.
Lacey has been a great addition to our team, and we do not know what we would do without her! She keeps us all on our toes and laughing throughout the day!
Nicole Carlson – Treatment Coordinator
Nicole has worked in the dental field for 9 years and has been at St. George Kids Dental since we opened in 2014. Nicole loves working in the dental field but especially in pediatrics! She has experience in dental assisting, front office, treatment planning, insurance, and billing and loves being able to use her skills to help in the office wherever is needed. Nicole takes care of our insurance claims and billing at St. George Kids Dental and enjoys helping others and seeing our patients smile. Nicole enjoys being with her family: two cutest kids and the best husband!
Whitney Curtis – Front Desk Receptionist
When you come to St. George Kids Dental, Whitney will be the first person you see at the front desk. She is always smiling, has the most positive attitude, and enjoys getting to know each patient. Whitney worked in the medical field as a phlebotomist for 4 years before joining our team. She was born and raised in St. George, and she enjoys boating, being outdoors, and going shopping. Whitney looks forward to helping you and your family have a good experience here at St. George Kids Dental.
Randi Goodell – Pediatric Dental Hygienist
Randi is from Bountiful, Utah, where she met her high school sweetheart, Chad. They moved to St. George so Randi could attend the dental hygiene program at DSU. When she is out of the office, she is either shopping or spending time outdoors with friends and family. Randi is with us full-time; she enjoys working with kids, and she loves the fact that her “job” consists of playing with children all day. One of her main goals is to make each patient feel like her best friend before they leave. We love having her around and the positive attitude she brings!
Paige Garrett – Pediatric Dental Hygienist
Paige was born and raised in Page Arizona. She lived there until her high school years at which time she moved to St. George with her family. She went to Desert Hills High School where she excelled in academics and athletics. She graduated with honors and accepted a full-ride athletic scholarship for volleyball at Dixie State University. Dixie is also where she received her education in Dental Hygiene. There she met her husband, Louis. Paige loves to play all sports, be with her family and friends, and do all things outdoors. Paige loves her job as a hygienist and loves working with kids.
Alexa Hunter – Pediatric Dental Assistant
Alexa was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah. After graduating from Cedar High and working in general dentistry for a year, she moved to St. George to attend Dixie State University. Now working as a pediatric dental assistant, she loves everything this field has to offer, as well as getting to work with children. Alexa enjoys doing just about anything outdoors, whether it is at the lake or up in the mountains. Alexa is a great addition to our team.
RaQuel Bundy – Administrative Team
Born and raised in St. George, RaQuel started her career in Dentistry following graduating from Snow Canyon High School. She has been working in the Dental field for over 20 years and has assisted in General Dentistry, Cosmetic, and Specialized Dentistry. Now she is part of our administrative team and works at our Snow Canyon location. She loves children and working with parents to get the Best Care for their Dental needs. RaQuel loves the outdoors, fishing and camping and spending time with her family.
Amy – Administrative Team
Amy was born and raised in Southern California, she has been in the dental field for over 17 years and loves everything about the dental world! She decided to take the jump and leave California to move and raise her family in Utah 10 years ago. When Amy isn’t working at the St. George office, you may find her enjoying the sun and water at the lake or enjoying anything outdoors with her husband Ryan and 3 children Ethan, Jake & Maddy. Her hobbies consist of watching her children doing sports including racing motocross and baseball, spin, practicing her love of yoga and taking every minute of life in with her family and friends. Favorite Quote- : Enjoy the ride and remember to smile, life is too short!”