Welcome to Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry

We are committed to making your child’s first dental visit an enjoyable and comfortable one. Pleasant visits to the dental office can promote an environment of trust and confidence. At Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry we focus on prevention, early detection and treatment of dental diseases, and keeping current on the latest advances in dentistry for children.


Dr. Jeffery Rupp, Dr. David Gustafsonand Dr. Whitney Aste

Board Certified Pediatric Dentists

Welcome to Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry, a premier pediatric dental practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. Superior oral health is vital for a child’s development and we are here to help every step of the way.


Holladay Office

  • 1548 East 4500 South #102
    Salt Lake City, UT 84117
  • (801) 463-1900

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Cottonwood Heights Office

  • 7167 S. Highland Drive Suite #2,
    Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
  • (801) 758-0414

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Rave Reviews

I recommend Dr. Rupp and his staff to anyone and everyone I can. They are all very professional, very great with kids, the office is clean, I have never felt pressured or have felt like a service was recommended unnecessarily, very thorough yet swift while managing four kids there at the same time for cleanings…it has been an awesome experience every time. They deserve all 5 stars.
Brittany W.
03:23 20 Jul 21
My daughter had a dental emergency. I called 4 different dentists before being referred to Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry. The team got me in less than 3 hours after my call. They were all super professional, friendly, and great with my daughter. She was nervous about going to the dentist, but didn't complain once when we were in the office. A great experience! We will definitely be back.
stephanie P.
01:12 20 Jul 21
Amazing experience! I was so concerned since it would be my first time to have any of kids put to sleep. And they did amazing!!! Thank you Dr. Aste, Alex, and Staff.
Maria R.
01:14 15 Jul 21
Everyone is so nice. They treat my daughter like a queen. The office is always so clean and nice! Loved our experience every time.
McKenzi M.
01:11 07 Jul 21
Thank you for your wonderful service. The atmosphere is friendly but professional and all the staff are wonderful!
Rebecca A.
11:48 16 Jun 21
How many ways can you say FABULOUS?? An amazing visit by Dr. Dave and staff! Patient, kind, fun, happy, and very thorough and professional.THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lisa s
12:19 11 Jun 21
They do a wonderful job. Everyone is super nice and show that they care. So glad to be able to take my child here for the dental needs.
Adam I.
16:08 27 May 21
We absolutely loved our visit here. The staff was very welcoming and patient with my son (2 years old). The hygienist was sweet and engaging, Dr. Rupp was gentle and very informative. We will definitely be coming back!
Jordan J.
01:39 18 May 21
It is a very friendly staff and the place is super clean and they take of children really good.
sara H.
01:09 18 May 21
Professional, clean, quick and kind hygienists and dentist. Dr. Gustavson took time to ask if I had any questions and addressed any concerns I had!
Liesel S.
18:14 15 May 21
My 6 year old daughter actually looks forward to the dentist and loves Dr Whitney Aste! Even after getting a cavity filled! Amazing staff and locations!
Sara J.
14:33 15 May 21
Dr. Dave did sealants and fillings on my daughter's teeth. He and his assistant were amazing! Dr. Dave knows exactly how to work with children. He is a pediatric dentist for a reason. I'm so happy we had such a wonderful experience! My daughter said, "it didn't even hurt!"
Charly H.
04:57 05 May 21
Our first visit my daughter was very nervous because it was her first dentist visit ever. They were patient and did what was possible. It was such a good experience for my daughter that she was excited to go back and couldn’t wait. Our second visit was so much better because the first experience went so well. Also to be honest I love that my daughter will grow up having a female dentist. That will be her normal. Thanks Dr. Aste and assistant (sorry your name is slipping my mind) but she did an amazing job too!
Jessica P.
23:30 27 Apr 21
I have been taking my 7 year old daughter here and everyone on the staff is wonderful. Very professional and great with kids!
Kathy K.
01:36 27 Apr 21
My daughter and I love our visits here!
Kelsey R.
01:09 27 Apr 21
Everyone was very friendly and professional. My daughter enjoys going to this dentist.
Kim W.
03:48 13 Apr 21
Amazing staff and Dentists. They were all so kind to my special needs child. They were willing to make the necessary accommodations. I would highly recommend this Practice.
Pamela V.
03:54 09 Apr 21
My son had a great experience with “Dr.Whitney Aste” and her assistant “Madi” in Salt lake pediatric dentistry-Cottonwood heights. It was his first dental visit and he really liked it. I absolutely recommend this place and Dr. Aste. You can watch my son’s vedios of his visit at this Instagram address”@iliya_harooni”.
Mitra H.
23:39 31 Mar 21
Dr. Debbie and her staff were amazing! She was incredibly patient with my kiddo to get his teeth fixed. Very pleased with this whole office and her skill!
Cassi K.
03:05 20 Mar 21
I cannot recommend salt lake pediatric dentistry enough. This was our son’s first dentist appointment which he needed several crowns. The staff was very friendly and straight to the point with treatment. As you can imagine an experience like this can be scary for younger kids but ultimately we could tell our son was comfortable. They do amazing work here and we’re glad to have visited.
Abraam G.
02:16 11 Mar 21
Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Charlie and I had the best experience at your offices tonight. Thank you for taking the time to help us after hours. I can’t say enough how great this office is.
Rachel S.
02:11 06 Mar 21
Dr Aste is so awesome with our daughter and the staff is friendly and helpful too!
Paul H.
02:59 05 Mar 21
My 3 year old daughter went to ride her bike with her grandma yesterday around 6PM to the park since it was a beautiful day. Her handlebar broke off while she was trying to pedal forward and she face planted straight into the concrete. My daughters smile is everything to me and after doing some research I was able to get in contact with the Pediatric Dentist at around 7PM and I sent her pictures of my baby and she assured me that they would fit her into the schedule the next morning since it was emergent. Sure enough they were able to fit us in and get her taken care of. Unfortunately her teeth broke at the root and we were unable to salvage them so they had to extract them but her big girl teeth will grow in soon. Her Dentist (Whitney) was super sweet as well as the front desk staff and nurses. I was panicking more than my baby of course but they treated her with so much care and kindness I appreciate them so much for making her feel safe and loved.
Kay P.
02:31 05 Mar 21
We love going here! My kids leave the dentist office happy! They are gentle friendly and organized. Even with COVID they’ve made adjustments to continue service.
Elise M.
02:29 03 Mar 21
Very friendly and awesome work!!
Liz N.
04:27 02 Mar 21
Fun and friendly. Loved how kind the doctor was.
Josh & Leslie W.
02:10 26 Feb 21
My daughter had a lot of anxiety about going to the dentist but after going the salt lake pediatric dentistry, she feels confident about going now.
Shannan G.
02:24 23 Feb 21
This Kids dental office is so amazing they are so patient and kind with the kids and the environment is so nice and calming. I would recommend them to any parent who wants good dental care for their kids.
Tray&marley V.
02:40 17 Feb 21
I am very happy with my new veneers that help my smile look more cohesive. I’m only 12, but even I know how important your smile needs to be to feel good about yourself. Dr. Dave and Beth were so nice to me and they made sure I knew what to expect because I’d never had nitrous before. So, yea it was great, thanks! 😁
Samuel T.
03:39 11 Feb 21
Staff and clinicians were great! Madi was so great with my two year old and Dr. Aste did such a good job and was so kind. Thanks!
Brady D.
04:06 06 Feb 21
They made my sons first time at the dentist so comfortable. We all loved it❤️
Gisela A.
15:39 02 Feb 21
All the staff and dentists are so kind.We were in and out in no time!
Monica M.
02:34 28 Jan 21
Dr Aste is amazing with kids and did an awesome job with our two year old!
Rylar M.
02:16 28 Jan 21
Great team! They make coming to the dentist fun for kids. Professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!
Traci B.
02:13 28 Jan 21
These guys are awesome! My son LOVES going to the dentist and he is 3! They are so patient and gentle! We recommend them to all our friends and family! Also, with COVID and all the precautions, they do a wonderful job. Very clean and well organized!
Heather H.
02:18 19 Jan 21
We love Dr. Aste!
Sonja S.
02:22 28 Dec 20
Great and friendly staff. Very positive and supportive environment. Our Dental Hygienist was so patient and gentle with my son. Dr. Dave is amazing - thank you for letting my son share his art. Taking that extra minute was so memorable for him.
Rebecca A.
02:12 11 Dec 20
Lovely office, kind staff, easy to get an appointment. This place is great!
Kelli P.
14:28 08 Dec 20
Dr. Gustafson is a wonderful dentist. My children adore him because he makes them feel very comfortable. His staff is excellent and we would recommend his office to anyone.
Sara R.
03:40 13 Nov 20
I brought my 2 yr old in for his first dental visit and everyone was so sweet and amazing even as he was screaming bloody murder the whole time. Dr. Aste saw him and said he had 2 cavities and was going to need a fill and crown and be put under which made me nervous. They were able to accommodate me at the office for his procedure within a week of our first visit and Dr. Dave and the anesthesiologist talking to me about the procedure and being put under really put me at ease. Highly recommend this place I'm so so happy I found them for my little guys first dental experience!!!
Taylor H.
02:46 05 Nov 20
I’ve taken my daughter here for the last 2 years and she’s always so excited for her visit! The entire staff is so friendly and welcoming. Everyone is so sweet to her and very patient. Thank you Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry for being the absolute best!
Sydney T.
19:52 29 Oct 20
The staff were personable and polite. The visit was smooth and the care instructions were straight forward! I look forward to returning 😃
Ashly E.
01:29 27 Oct 20
SLPDentistry makes me wish I was a kid again just so I could love dental care the way my son does now. This dental office provides a fun environment for children and they are so, so good with kids. (I know–whoever thought 'fun' and 'dental' would be used in the same sentence! Lol.)In all seriousness, the staff is incredible here. Dr. Aste is delightful. She is kind, attentive, skilled, and most of all: my son likes her. They're thorough in their communications, utilizing the best new dental techniques, and I cannot rave enough about how much my son loves this place. They've made it a memorable experience for him with the wonderful treatment they provide (and I'm sure the prizes he gets for being a great patient play a part in this as well).100% recommend bringing your child here–they're gonna love it!
Allee 0.
16:48 22 Oct 20
Love the dentists and staff! Dr. Dave is awesome but they are all good. My daughter saw a pediatric dentist in Atlanta since she was a baby (she’s 13 now) so changing dentists was a big deal. We were not disappointed!
Lori S.
01:09 13 Oct 20
We love this dentist location. Beautiful office and wonderful staff!
Melissa W.
04:47 23 Sep 20
You guys are wonderful and you always take care of my daughter's dr. Rupp and dr. Dave thank you I won't go anywhere else I'm truly glad that I found you guys after the bad experiences that I had prior to finding Salt Lake Pediatric again thank you so much for everything that you do to make my children feel comfortable
Melania R.
01:11 02 Sep 20
The staff is so freindly and very professional!! I wish there was a place like this when I was a kid!! I take both my kids here and Im sooo glad!! Thank you so much!!
Brandy M.
01:50 29 Aug 20
The whole crew is amazing! We love Dr.Aste! They’re always so fast and nice.
Sami A.
05:09 21 Aug 20
Absolutely the most amazing, friendly & professional staff. Outstanding service. We had a last minute emergency and this office went way above and beyond for us. Highly recommend this office.
Cynthia B.
01:20 14 Aug 20
I love everything about this dentist office. The Drs (specifically Dr Dave), the cleanliness, the dental assistants/hygienist, the location, even the ortho office on the first floor who lets my son go in and play basketball whenever we go, everything is amazing. Everyone is nice, and it is comfortable, my kids “like going to the dentist.” If I could improve one thing it would be to not have to update the lengthy medical history form every time I take my kids (every 6 months)
Ashley S.
01:32 11 Aug 20
We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Aste at the Cottonwood Heights location. It was our first visit with my 11-month-old and she was so gentle and caring -- she made his first check up and cleaning just so easy. Will definitely be back as a regular patient now!
Alex H.
16:39 07 Aug 20
Took my two year old daughter for her first exam and had the best experience. Beautiful and thoughtfully designed office, sweet staff and gentle exam. Highly recommend Dr Whitney Aste!
Megan B.
01:19 24 Jul 20
Dr. Aste is INCREDIBLE! So knowledgeable and professional, but also very warm and kind with her patients, and happy to take time with you to fully explain procedures and help you feel good about the decisions you make in your child’s dental care. Could not speak more highly of her. Came here after my daughter had a traumatic dental experience elsewhere and I was worried she would never adjust. Now she loves to go to the dentist to see her friend, Dr. Aste!
Kirstin N.
01:17 22 Jul 20
My son crashed on his bike and they were really good about getting him in last minute so they could check out his gums. Everyone was so nice and friendly and professional!
Grace R.
14:45 04 Jul 20
My daughter is very nervous of anyone looking in her mouth. The last dentist we saw couldn’t even get an X-ray on her. The staff at SL ped dentist were amazing. She left feeling confident about her teeth (even though her teeth are going to need orthodontist work in the future)! So happy we finally found this dentist. I only wish they saw adults!
Chloe Q.
17:46 29 Jun 20
The most wonderful service!
Kasey L.
02:33 24 Jun 20
Would definitely recommend! The staff was very friendly and Dr. Aste was kind, thorough and efficient with my son!
Leisl F.
02:52 11 Jun 20

Kids’ Dentist In Salt Lake City

Count on Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry for all your child’s dental care needs. We provide high quality, family-friendly dental treatment in the Greater Salt Lake area. Whether your child is suffering from pain and discomfort, or simply needs a regular checkup, we can help.

We know that a child’s first trip to the dentist can be a stressful endeavor, which is why our pediatric dentist for kids in Murray, Millcreek, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights and Salt Lake is focused on making the visit fun and stress-free. We offer treatments for common tooth problems and preventative services in a child-friendly environment where parents and children can feel comfortable.

At Salt Lake Pediatric Dentistry, we believe that dental care should start at an early age, but we want to make sure to start them off with visits that are comfortable and worry-free so they will want to make proper oral care a lifelong habit. Our dentists and staff have vast experience in meeting the dental needs of children to ensure they enjoy their dental visits and can learn about proper oral health care.