Born and raised in North Ogden, Utah, Dr. Jacob Greaves joined Dr. Shepherd at Uptown Dental Associates in 2018. Having first attended Weber State University near his childhood home in Utah, Dr. Greaves earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with Minors in Chemistry and French, which he speaks fluently, having served as a missionary for his church in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Greaves later attended the University of Utah Dental School, matriculating as only the second class to graduate from the new Dental School. This new program offered exceptional training to Dr. Greaves, providing him with as many as 10 times the number of procedural cases that most dental students see across the United States.
Committed to personal and clinical excellence, Dr. Greaves has received extensive training in several areas of dentistry, receiving several awards upon completing his degree at the U of U, including:
- Excellence in Implant Dentistry from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- Excellence in Service from the University of Utah
- Excellence in Endodontics (root canals) from the University Endodontic Dept.
- Excellence in Prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, and dentures) from the University Prosthodontics Dept.
Dr. Greaves is committed to staying at the top of his field. Currently participating in an extensive Implant Fellowship through New York University, Dr. Greaves also recently completed implant training in the Dominican Republic, where he has visited several times to participate in dental service missions.
When not perfecting his craft (or searching for the future Mrs. Greaves), Dr. Greaves enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He has three older sisters and a good handful of nieces and nephews who think he’s about the coolest guy ever. He enjoys being physically active and spending time at the lake.