Robert D. Swenson,DDS,MS
Dr. Swenson grew up in Utah County, he attended Pleasant Grove and Mountain View high schools. After high school he served a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in France and Switzerland. After his mission, Dr. Swenson attended BYU and earned a B.S. degree in Biochemistry. He then moved to Richmond, Virginia to attend VCU dental school. While there he met his wife, Andrea, as she returned from her mission in Colorado. They were married in the Washington, DC temple. Dr. Swenson graduated from Dental school in 2015 with his DDS degree, honors from Quintessence Publications for his research in Oral Cancer, and honors from the American Academy of Periodontology for his work in Periodontics.
Upon graduation from dental school with his DDS degree, Dr. Swenson and his wife moved to Iowa to attend residency at the University of Iowa. While in Iowa, Dr. Swenson and his wife had two children, Ammon and Melanie. Dr. Swenson Graduated from Residency in 2018 with an M.S. in Oral Sciences and a certificate in Periodontics. His masters project on 3D-bioprinting, a cutting-edge technique to to allow for 3-D printing of viable bone forming tissue, won the AADR Research Award for Post-graduate Periodontics and presented his research at the AADR national meeting.
Dr. Swenson is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association and the Utah Dental Association. His work has been published in the Journal of Virology, the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and the textbook used by the majority of dental programs Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology.
Dr. Swenson’s practice covers the entire scope of periodontal therapy including treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis (gum Disease), gum grafting for recession coverage, bone grafting, dental implant placement, cosmetic periodontal surgeries and IV sedation.