Give your kids a head start to health.

Your child is at an important crossroads—the habits they start now can last for a lifetime.

And while learning to brush, floss, and enjoy their trips to the dentist are part of that, there are more pieces to the puzzle.

You may not have ever thought about talking to a dentist about things like inflammation, nutrition, or healthy sleep, but that is exactly the direction that cutting-edge dentistry is going.

After all, the mouth is the gateway to the body. Why should you have to wait for your child to have problems before most dentists will pay attention?

At Castle Creek Pediatric Dentistry, we do things differently.

With over 19 years in practice and hundreds of hours in training in pediatric dentistry, sedation, dental hygiene, myofunctional therapy, Complete Health Dentistry, and more, we’re here to find the root causes of your child’s symptoms and promote health for the long term.

Here’s how we do it:

Get to Know You

At your child’s Complete Oral Health Assessment, we’ll listen to your concerns and learn about areas where you and your child need support.

Make a Plan

Every child is unique. Using the latest screenings and non-invasive technology, we partner with you to create an individualized family treatment plan.

Create Healthy Habits

Everyone deserves a head start. We’ll help your child enter life equipped with the knowledge and habits they need for a lifetime of health.

We understand that this type of care feels new and different, but we believe your child deserves more than the outdated style of dentistry. We’re committed to giving you the education, support, and tools that will help your whole family live a healthy, active life.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Boyd Simkins, DDS

Dr. Boyd Simkins is passionate about helping children and making their experience as pleasant and fun as possible. But beyond having a good time, he is committed to empowering children and their families to enjoy better health and a better life. That’s why he refuses to stop learning, always looking to the cutting edge for new, proven approaches to oral and overall health.

Dr. Simkins is board certified with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and graduating cum laude from Creighton University Dental School, he completed a post-doc in pediatric dentistry from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He has completed, and continues to seek, specialized training in dentistry for children, adolescents, and those of all ages with special healthcare needs, including sedation and anesthesia dentistry.

In addition to Castle Creek Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Simkins is also on staff at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden and is an attending physician at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.

He is married and has four children. He loves spending time with his family, sketching and painting, being outdoors, and generally having fun.

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Dr. Daniel Chavez, DDS

Dr. Daniel Chavez is passionate about making sure every child leaves the office with a positive experience and a smile. In fact, he strives to treat and recommend treatment the same way he would expect for his own daughters. He says, “As a parent, I understand how big and important of a decision it is when it comes to your child’s oral health. It is of my utmost importance to help your child develop a positive attitude about going to the dentist.”

Dr. Chavez attended Weber State University where he graduated with a degree in microbiology with minors in both chemistry and Spanish. He attended dental school at The University of Utah where he specialized in pediatrics.

Dr. Chavez and his wife have three incredible daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking, playing soccer, and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.

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Dr. Cayla Ray, DMD

Dr. Cayla Ray was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. Having been raised in a small town, she values genuine interactions and believes having fun is the ‘root’ of any good experience, whether young or old.

Dr. Cayla obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she also had the pleasure of playing collegiate tennis. She continued her education and graduated from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health with her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD). It was during this time that Dr. Cayla established a strong interest and foundation for “whole body health care” and pursued a Certificate in Public Health with a dental emphasis. She has led several dental mission trips and believes that prevention and education are just as important as any traditional treatment or advanced technology.

After her dental school training, Dr. Cayla completed a 2-year pediatric dental residency at Primary Children’s Hospital. During this time, she received extensive training in dentistry for children, adolescents, and individuals with special health care needs. Her training also specialized in sedation and general anesthesia, as well as managing medically complex cases and dental trauma-related emergencies.

In her free time, Dr. Cayla enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 dogs, exploring new places and food, working out, and fostering as many dogs as possible until they find their “fur”ever home.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Sheila Jones RDH
Kirsten Nelson RDH, Myofunctional Therapist
Aubree Despain RDH

Dental Assistants

Tami Carter – Dental Assistant
Markie McClellan – Dental Assistant
Morgan Simkins – Dental Assistant
Jakeline Ramirez – Dental Assistant

Front Office

Natalie Cunliffe – Office Manager
Jill Fuller – Financial Coordinator
Kim Palmer – Treatment Coordinator
Monica Butler – Appointment Coordinator
Jessica Hogge – Insurance Coordinator