Syracuse Family Dental
Dr. David Cox owns Syracuse Family Dental in Syracuse. He recently acquired the practice from the current Mayor, Dr. Mike Gailey, the original founder. Dr Cox comes from a long line of dentists spanning back four generations. He observed on many occasions how his family members were able to help and treat members of the community with various dental needs spanning from giving someone the smile they always wanted to giving care to someone’s child in a dental emergency. He is very grateful for the time and opportunities his father was able to give him, rarely ever missing a game or other sporting event. These experiences pulled Dr. Cox toward the profession
After attending Weber State University, Dr. Cox received a military scholarship from the army to complete his dental training at The Ohio State University, one of the nation’s top dental programs After completing his dental degree, he went on to get further military training at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, and then to Ft Hood, Texas where he served on active duty in various capacities and units including , DENTAC, 3rd Cavalry, and the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) . While in the WTU he worked with many soldiers who were transitioning out of the military programs, many due to severe injuries while in combat.
Upon leaving the military, Dr Cox Partnered with a dental group in Golden. Colorado, where he thought he would lay down his roots. However, he soon learned that God had another path for him when his father tragically passed away, bringing him back home to Utah in 2016 to be closer to his family. After returning home, he decided to take the opportunity to pursue an MBA degree from the University of Utah EMBA program. He felt that having his MBA would give him the tools needed to more effectively run a dental practice.
Dr. Cox really enjoys what he does. His practice is Multi-faceted and works with both individuals and families to improve and optimize their dental health. Dr Cox’s favorite thing about his job is, “being able to perform procedures that include restoring either an entire arch or full mouth of teeth for someone who has many missing and/or broken down teeth. These procedures change people’s lives. I’ve often witnessed people shed tears of joy, because they have never been able to feel good about their smile or smile at all. This is what motivates me to come to work every day.”
Dr. Cox also believes in staying up to date with the leading and cutting edge technologies in the dental industry. He continuously attends continuing education to ensure that he is at the top of his field to best serve his patients.
Most importantly, Dr. Cox genuinely listens to his patients. He cut down to each individual’s chief concerns and oral issues, to come up with each person’s most optimal solution, and takes the time to explain things in ways you will understand. He also makes himself available, by staying open some evenings and weekends, to make things more convenient for those who cannot come during regular business hours.
Dr. Cox has always been fond of sports and grew up playing a variety of them but his true loves are golf and skiing.
Throughout his junior and high school years Dr. Cox competed at the local, state, and national level in golf, he also skied in various masters races and was on the ski team in college, but today he likes to compete in amateur golf events and more than anything, a good powder day! When Dr. Cox is not at work you’ll probably find him practicing his golf game somewhere, skiing at Snowbasin, or on a hike with his Siberian husky, Pika.