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Get to Know Dr. Charles Walker

Salt Lake City Utah dentist Doctor Charles Walker treating young dental patient

Dr. Charles Walker has been a staple in the Sugar House community for over 30 years, and he loves that during this time, he has gotten to know so many people and watch them grow and thrive. He’s always happy to welcome a new dental patient into our dental office and help them feel like family from the moment they step through the door. He’s also thrilled to work alongside his daughter, Dr. Shona Teeple! To learn a little more about your trusted cosmetic dentist in Sugar House, Dr. Walker, before you come to see us, keep reading.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Doctor walker talking to dental patients at community event

Dr. Walker knew from an early age that he wanted to dedicate his life to helping people. So, medicine sounded like the way to go, and he ultimately chose dentistry because he didn’t want to be faced with ailments that could be potentially fatal. He also likes that the job allows him to work one-on-one with each patient while giving them healthy, beautiful smiles.


Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Doctor Walker treating dental patients at a clinic for those in need

Originally from Yreka, CA, Dr. Walker’s college career started at UC Davis, and he ultimately earned his dental degree from UC San Francisco. Over the decades, he has completed countless hours of continuing education, including a course on Advanced Endodontics with Dr. Cliff Ruddle and another at the University of the Pacific. He has received training to provide dental implants from Dr. Gordon Christiansen, a leading authority in the realm of implant dentistry. He also has certifications in Invisalign and ClearCorrect.

Always eager to learn, Dr. Walker is a member of several professional organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Utah Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • SPEAR Education

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Doctor Walker talking to dental patient

Dr. Walker and his wife have been married for over 45 years, and they have two daughters, Megan and Shona, who have blessed them with three grandchildren. He also has a dog that the family says is actually his favorite daughter. Forever curious, Dr. Walker has a master's in Insect Toxicology from Oregon State as well as a Ph.D. in Genetics from UC Davis. When he isn’t hiking with his family, he likes to join Dr. Teeple in her volunteer work—he has been the lead dentist at the CARE Fair at least four times.