Dr. Mark Harris
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Originally from Star Valley, Wyoming, Dr. Mark Harris decided to become a dentist because he not only enjoys helping people in the profession of health care, but he also enjoys the artistry involved—especially in cosmetic dentistry.
After serving for two years as an LDS missionary in Perth, Australia, Dr. Harris attended Brigham Young University in Provo, where he met his wife, Larisa. Now with 5 kids, he and his wife welcome all BYU jokes and have within the family both U of U and BYU fans! “Keeps things lively!” he says.
During the making of this fun family, Dr. Harris attended dental school in Omaha, Nebraska, where in 2002 he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree cum laude. He was also presented with awards in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics, including the American Equilibration Society Award for outstanding performance in the science of occlusion and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function.
Following dental school, Dr. Harris owned a successful dental practice in Soda Springs Idaho for 5 years. Although he and his family enjoyed their time in Idaho, they felt drawn to the Ogden area, and in 2008 they moved here. “I truly have met some fantastic people here in the Ogden area. I hope to be able to continue in a tradition of gentle and personal patient care, because that’s what people deserve.”
Over the past 10 years of private practice, Dr. Harris has spent significant time in continuing his dental education, seeking out advanced studies across the country to stay abreast of the most current treatments available, including more advanced oral surgery techniques and placement of dental implants. Dental work today is easy and comfortable, especially in Dr. Harris’s hands. He makes the patient’s comfort his primary concern, and treats dental work as art. He provides comprehensive dental care for the entire family.
The Harris family, which includes Mark’s wife Larisa, and children, Samuel, Melissa, Marah, Luke, and Olivia, enjoy spending time together. When not working on your teeth, Dr. Harris can sometimes be found snow-skiing, hiking, wake-boarding or watching Utah Jazz basketball games
Dr. K.C. Wilkins
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Dr. KC Wilkins graduated summa cum laude from Southern Utah University in 2004, and later graduated cum laude from the prestigious Temple University School of Dentistry, the second oldest operating dental School in the United States.
In dental school Dr. Wilkins was awarded many honors, including the Leonard C. Abrams Award for knowledge in dental anatomy and occlusion, honors from the International College of Dentists, and induction into the Omicron Kappa Epsilon Dental Honor Society, an honor only given to the top 10% of his graduating class.
Since graduation, Dr. Wilkins has spent a substantial number of hours in continuing education, earning certificates on a wide range of procedures and topics including dental cosmetics and “smile makeovers.” He also takes great pride in providing superior patient education.
Depending on the condition of a certain mouth, there are often multiple treatment options which can sometimes leave a patient feeling somewhat confused. Dr. Wilkins commits himself to his patients to make sure they make an informed decision regarding the health and cosmetics of their teeth, with the overall goal of achieving long term health and comfort. “Begin with the end in mind”. -Stephen R. Covey
Immediately after graduation, Dr. Wilkins went to work as an associate dentist in Flagstaff, AZ. After a time there, he moved with his family to the Ogden area and began working with Dr. Harris as a co-owner of Cobble Creek Dental. “I love being my own boss,” he says. “I never have to feel like a pushy salesman; and I get to focus on doing what is best for the patient, rather than what is best for the shareholders of a corporation.”
He maintains memberships in the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, and the Weber County Dental Association. He is also fluent in Portuguese, due to having served an LDS mission in Minas Gerais, Brazil for 2 years; he also speaks Spanish.
Dr. Wilkins and his family moved to the Ogden area in 2008 and they love it! The mountain biking trails are fantastic and so are the people. When he’s not thinking about teeth, he can be found spending time with his family. He and his wife Lynnette were married in 2002 and they enjoy their four children (Zachary, Miles, Violet, and Daniel). He also finds time to enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and reading.
Shelli keeps everything running smoothly as our experienced office manager. She helps take care of business concerns so the doctors are able to just focus on patient care. She decided to enter the dental profession at the young age of 10 after she developed a crush on her oral surgeon! Shelli has been in the dental field for 20 years now and loves working at Cobble Creek because everyone is so aware of the patients. She also loves anything creative whether it’s cooking, painting, quilting, or gardening and it’s even better when she can create something with her husband, children, or grandchildren!
If you have dental insurance, Cari will be your best friend. Her goal is to make sure that you squeeze every drop of benefit out of that insurance that you can–minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses. She graduated with High Honors in 2001 from the dental assisting program at Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College. She takes pride in her work and has a bubbly sense of humor. Cari loves that the doctors at Cobble Creek Dental have a real passion for dentistry and their patients. She has a soft spot in her heart for children and donates to Pennies by the Inch and Lots of Love, which is a charity her friend started. She also loves camping, swimming, sewing, animals, sports, and spending time with her family.
Paige is from Hooper, and graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2013. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. Her excellent training, in addition to her natural confidence and love for patients makes it seem like she’s been assisting in dentistry for years! She now works at the front desk as our scheduling coordinator, where her knowledge of dentistry and natural ability for time management helps our schedule run smooth! When she’s not working at Cobble Creek she likes to ride horses and go camping with her husband and their two beautiful children (her hubby is nice looking too).
Lead Dental Assistant
Tiffany is our lead dental assistant. She loves helping people and coming to work every day! She graduated from the Utah Institute of Dental Assisting and has now spent about 8 years in the business. Tiffany decided to go into the dental profession because she loved having her orthodontic work done and she wanted to help other people feel good about their smile. When she’s not at the office, she loves to do things like backpacking, reading, and being around animals.
This is Kassy! She loves to make people feel good about smiling and has been in the dental profession for 7 years. We asked her what she loves about working at Cobble Creek and she said, “I love how passionate we are about dental care, and how well we work together.” A very detail oriented person, Kassy also loves crafting and restoring. She’s also proud of her amazing husband and cute little two year old!
Alberta is one of our dental assistants who really enjoys working with people and helping educate them in dentistry. She has 10 years of experience of helping patients as a dental assistant. Alberta loves working at Cobble Creek Dental because everyone is really efficient at what they do and there is a high standard of professionalism. When she’s off-hours, she loves spending time with her husband and 2 teenage children.
Kassidy graduated at the top of her class in dental assisting and has been working at our office for over a year. She’s a pro–in fact she considers dental assisting her best job ever! She is naturally gentle and caring, which makes for a very comfortable dental visit! She grew up right here in North Ogden, and she and her husband have two beautiful kids, Asher and Aspen. She likes running, camping and boating with family, crafts and scrapbooking. And, get this: her favorite song? “One” by Metallica!
Allison is one of our dental hygienists and loves our patients and the relationship she has with them. She graduated with Honors and has an Associate Degree of Applied Science with a major in dental hygiene. Allison loves getting the opportunity to help people lead a healthier life and make a difference in people’s health. She loves the Cobble Creek Dental’s philosophy to always strive to do quality, ethical dentistry. When Allison isn’t cleaning teeth, she loves running, hiking, and spending time with her husband Russ and their dog Brooke.
Megan is one of our dental hygienists and is passionate about improving people’s oral health. She graduated with High Honors and has a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She is really involved with the American Dental Hygiene Association and has served in many leadership positions including president and delegate. Megan also loves her patients, coworkers, and being able to provide a high quality of care to her patients. However, her favorite thing is being a mom; it’s the best thing she’s ever done!