Who is Dr. Hendriks?
Dr. Hendriks can be described in one word: Passionate. This passion for changing lives has lead Dr. Hendriks to surgically place and restore thousands of implants throughout his career. His personal mission is: “To create life changing dream smiles.” This passion has driven him to limit his practice to implant dentistry, which has the most powerful effect on the life of his patients. Unlike most general dentists, Dr. Hendriks doesn’t do routine procedures like regular fillings or crowns. But rather, he focuses on his passion which lies in changing lives through full mouth reconstruction with implants. He travels all over the world, training with the greatest minds in dentistry and medicine, to provide the highest level of care.
After graduating High School, Dr. Hendriks spent 2 years in Europe as a Christian Missionary for the LDS church. He regards these 2 years as priceless. Upon his return from his Missionary Service, he began his undergraduate work and accepted a full ride scholarship to the University of Utah. Under the advice of many professionals and dentists, he chose to pursue a business degree while completing extensive courses in sciences to qualify for entrance into Dental School. Upon graduation with his BA in business and waiting to begin Dental school, he also completed his training to become a nationally certified EMT.
As a dental student at Ohio State, Dr. Hendriks completed two degrees simultaneously. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery, as well as his Master in Business Administration (MBA)- all while starting a family of four children. He credits this feat of completing two professional degrees and raising a family to his wonderful and supportive wife Becky.
Shortly after graduating, he received advanced training at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. This provided him an advanced license in I.V sedation, which makes it possible for Dr. Hendriks to perform surgery with patients being comfortable and sedated. He has provided thousands of safe sedations, leaving patients happy with little to no recollection of the procedure. He also maintains a certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
He continued his advanced dental education by completing a private 13 month residency with a private practice implant teaching institute in Heber City UT. This required 80 plus hours a week, with a very narrow focus on implants. As part of the residency, he also helped train other Doctors in placing implants in general practice. This experience helped lay the foundation for his passion for implant dentistry and teaching.
Because of this deep belief in continuing education, Dr. Hendriks travels regularly to stay up to date with latest technologies, practices, and techniques in implant dentistry. In recent years, he has traveled to Portugal, Italy, Brazil, Colorado, Oregon, Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Kentucky and Louisiana. All of this education has been focused on implant dentistry and full mouth reconstruction.
He is a member and attends yearly conferences for the International Congress of Implantology (ICOI), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists (ASDA).
Dr. Hendriks is unique in that not only does he provide the surgery, he also designs, engineers and fabricates the implants. This is due to the fact that he owns a fully operating fixed and removable lab with state of the art equipment. This ensures his ability to control the quality of the product from start to finish, including the lab and materials which is critical to providing his patients with the best product.
Dr. Hendriks has placed thousands of implants and has a passion for doing things the right way with the right equipment. He has a particular interest and passion for the treatment called by many “All on 4”, which is a hybrid fixed denture that replaces all of a patients teeth. His passion drives this interest because it changes a patients smile all in one day.
Many doctors look to Dr. Hendriks as an expert in implant dentistry and will travel to Utah to be mentored by him in these life changing techniques. He has been mentoring and teaching classes since 2014. This has lead to the creation of an implant training center called Dream Dental Institute. He loves to share his knowledge and experience with anybody that has the same passion for creating life changing dream smiles.