You come first. Everything we do is designed to serve you, from our extended hours of operation to the extensive continuing education that every member of our Abundant Dental Care of Murray team receives. By mastering every aspect of our dental profession we are equipped to deliver world-class dental care in Murray.
Our top priority is putting the patient first. We believe that patients deserve the best care possible and we are dedicated to making that a reality. All of our dentists and dental professionals are committed personally and professionally to ensuring each patient feels valued, prioritized, and understood. There are a number of ways we put your needs first, here are a few:
Hours designed to fit your schedule. We’re open from 7am – 7pm on weekdays and 8am – 2pm on Saturday. If needed we even offer same day appointments and 24/7 emergency care.
Cutting edge technology gives our dental professionals the tools they need to do expert dental work.
Our dentists are contracted to do a minimum of 70+ hours of continuing education. This far exceeds the industry requirement of 30 hours every two years. We do it all in the name of providing world-class care for our patients.
There are many other ways we work to deliver on our promise to put you first. Come and see how we are distinctly different.
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We live the philosophy of Unconditional Responsibility, meaning we take ownership of our lives, work and every situation we’re dealt. We hold ourselves to the highest standards because we know our decisions and actions affect each patient’s experience.
We have a culture of constant feedback. Each member of our team is empowered to correct processes when they see opportunities for improvement and we have daily discussions around ways we can improve individually and as a team.
We love our job and we love finding ways to better improve our knowledge and the ways to care for you, our patient. We follow meticulous processes and understand that our job requires exactness. We invest in the latest equipment and technology available and master each new tool. We believe in doing our jobs well and communicating with transparency to our patients.
Our Murray Team
We recruit talented dental professionals that are committed and driven. We work hard to find the best dentists in the industry, so our patients receive the best dental care possible.
Chandler Townsend, DDS
Dr. Townsend was homegrown in Utah in the East Millcreek and Holladay area. After completing a 2-year mission in Brazil, he attended the University of Utah where he met Katie, whom he wed in 2010. He attended Creighton University Dental School in Nebraska where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. During dental school, Dr. Townsend received awards for his knowledge and skill set in both endodontics and implantology.
While he and his family enjoyed their time in the plains of Nebraska, they were eager to return to their home in the mountains of Utah. It was here that Dr. Townsend served veterans at the George Wahlen VA in Salt Lake City. Here he worked alongside specialists and mentors while completing a General Practice Residency (GPR), training in advanced endodontics, prosthodontics, implant placement and IV sedation. He gained a great appreciation for those who have served and fought for America's freedom.
Currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of LDS Dentists, Academy of General Dentists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dr. Townsend is committed to lifelong learning and is constantly seeking to improve so he may better serve his patients.
Dr. Townsend and Katie now have two sons, Carter and Cooper. As a family they love doing things little boys love like riding bikes, reading books (especially on dinosaurs) and watching Carter's favorite movie, Finding Nemo, over and over again. Dr. Townsend and Katie also enjoy watching college football, attempting new culinary recipes and playing one of the games in their extensive board game collection.
Dr. Chandler Townsend is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Don Hilton, DDS
Dr. Hilton was born and raised in Texas, and while he has now spent the majority of his life in other places, including Tennessee, Utah, Los Angeles, and New York City, he still considers himself Texan at heart. From a young age Dr. Hilton carried a deep interest in medicine, and having observed his father cultivate a successful neurosurgical practice in San Antonio, he learned early on the level of hard work, discipline, and concern for patient well-being required of an effective practitioner.
Dr. Hilton attended Brigham Young University from 2007-2011 and from there obtained a bachelor of science degree in biology. He then completed his training in Dentistry at the highly ranked New York University College of Dentistry, a program renowned for its advanced clinical curriculum. From there, he received exceptional comprehensive training in the various disciplines of dentistry, including prosthodontics, endodontics, operative, periodontics, oral surgery, and oral pathology. Dr. Hilton values his dental education highly, and since his time in New York has continued to immerse himself in a pursuit of continued education and learning.
Outside the office, Dr. Hilton pursues a variety of interests. He enjoys sports, particularly basketball and snowboarding. He also loves to travel, and his favorite vacation spot is the Alaskan coast, where he and his father have gone several times over the years for salmon fishing. Dr. Hilton is also an accomplished pianist, and has a passion for musical composition, recording, and performance.
Kirk Simmonds, DMD
Mark Ashcraft, DDS
Dr. Ashcraft was born in Salt Lake City and grew up in Davis County. After completing a 2-year mission in Micronesia, he attended Utah State University where he got a bachelor's degree in psychology. During his undergrad, he worked as an anesthesia technician and was able to assist in many types of surgeries. He then attended the University of Utah School of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. During dental school, Dr. Ashcraft participated in five dental service trips to the Dominical Republic and Ecuador where he further developed his passion for serving people in need.
After dental school, Dr. Ashcraft started a residency program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Through this residency, he has had the opportunity to serve the communities of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. During that time, he received advanced training in oral surgery, periodontics, and endodontics. He is dedicated to life-long learning and excellence in dentistry.
Dr. Ashcraft enjoys playing basketball, hiking, camping, and running. He participated in a trail-running Ragnar in 2019 and his next goal is to run a marathon. He is very happy to be back in Utah near friends and family and he is excited to provide excellent dental care to patients at Abundant Dental Care.
Lindsay McPhee, RDH
Lindsay was born and raised in Salt Lake City, where she now lives with her husband and baby boy. She earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Fortis College in 2015, and has enjoyed bringing health and confidence to her patients since then.
Lindsay loves dental hygiene because she gets to encounter new people that she otherwise wouldn't be able to meet and she enjoys the opportunity to serve them. She thinks that everyone deserves to love their smile and not be afraid to laugh during life's greatest moments.
Kenra Peterson, RDH
Kenra Peterson is a Registered Dental Hygienist that comes to Abundant Dental Care with 10 years of patient care experience. Kenra is a native of Utah and loves to spend time developing relationships in the community and enjoying all the outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Kenra has held many professional roles; including owning and operating a deli/catering business with her twin sister.