Dr. Rod Gleave grew up between California and Utah. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1986, Dr. Gleave entered the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and earned his DMD in 1990. He held a general practice residency in Loma Linda, California, before setting up his present private practice in Salt Lake.Read Transcript
I think a lot of dentists just get burned out with what they're doing and they try to go off what they learned in dental school, and they don't learn new things, and so they're doing fillings, and crowns, and root canals, but they really haven't advanced. There's so many advances in dentistry, the things that we do, whether it's cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, understanding patient's jaw and bite and TMJ problems, and really when you start taking the approach that I'm not just looking at an individual tooth, I'm looking at an individual. You learn to help that person, and treat them as an individual, and you get to see better the whole process of what their overall health is and can be and help them in that process. Then dentistry becomes a very rewarding experience for not just me, but for my patients as well.
Dr. Gleave believes that in order to provide the best care he can for his patients, continuing education is crucial. That’s why he continues to study and explore the field of dentistry. He has attended thousands of hours of continuing education courses. Most recently, his studies have covered dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, snoring and sleep apnea treatments, laser dentistry, sedation dentistry, and TMD pain and bite problems. He was awarded a fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and also is a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute. Carl Misch is recognized as the top educator for dental implants in the country. Dr. Gleave is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute of advanced dental studies (LVI) and is the only dentist in Salt Lake to hold an LVI fellowship.Read Transcript
After college, I attended Georgetown University, was accepted into their dental program and then after a year made a decision to transfer to South Carolina. I went to South Carolina, finished up my DMD degree, Doctor of Dental Medicine, and then went to Loma Linda and did a general practice residency. I was trying to figure out where I wanted to do, if I wanted to specialize or where I wanted to live, and so that gave me a year to figure out more about dentistry. I decided with three kids at the time to start working, so I moved to Salt Lake City, opened up a practice in 1991 and have been essentially right in this area ever since.
Dr. Gleave is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). Throughout the year, he volunteers his time and dental expertise to the ADA’s Give Kids A Smile® program, which provides dental services to kids who do not have access to quality dental care. He also volunteers for the AACD’s Give Back a Smile program, which helps restore smiles for battered women.
Dr. Gleave spends his free time coaching youth baseball and basketball. He enjoys many sports and loves to be outdoors. He is the father of six children and has recently had the pleasure of becoming a grandfather.