M. Blake Hillstead, DDS, DHSc | Paul M. Broadwater, DDS, MS

What Makes Us Unique

We do our best to set our practice apart from the rest. We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors.

  • Dr. Hillstead is an orthodontic specialist.
    In addition to dental school, Dr. Hillstead has years of specialized training . He earned his BS and BA degrees from the University of Utah. He earned his DDS from Northwestern University Dental School and his MS and Orthodontic Specialty Certificate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists as well as the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontics and the Utah Orthodontic Association.
  • Dr. Hillstead is board-certified!
    Through rigorous studies and examinations, Dr. Hillstead has been awarded Diplomate status by the American Board of Orthodontics. He is also certified to treat patients with the Invisalign system.
  • We get you in and out of braces during the estimated treatment time!
    Dr. Hillstead and his staff have a high success rate of having their patients complete treatment during the estimated time period. Through his specialized training, Dr. Hillstead can determine the best treatment options available to our patients and will always monitor your treatment closely.
  • We keep you informed of your treatment progress.
    We make every effort to keep you informed of your treatment progress at each appointment and keep you updated with any changes in your treatment plan or any other suggestions to keep your treatment on track. Dr. Hillstead and his staff always make time to address your questions and/or concerns at each visit.
  • Dr. Hillstead always places the braces himself.
    The placement of the braces is the most important aspect of the treatment process; therefore, Dr. Hillstead always places the braces himself to ensure the best possible results.
  • We always put braces on the second molars.
    Not all orthodontists place braces on the second molars since it is quite time-consuming. However, Dr. Hillstead makes the time for this important step as it is vital to align the second molars to achieve a healthy, functional bite.
  • We do not recycle braces… EVER!
    Each patient's treatment plan is unique, so we do not believe in recycling braces. You can rest assured that all braces in our office are manufactured for each individual case, and we will NEVER recycle braces.

We are proud to offer the highest quality orthodontic care available and appreciate the trust you have placed in us.