Scott Craven

DDS, MS, PhD & CEO

My Story

Dr. Scott Craven is a Utah native and has been practicing dentistry since 1996. He is a seasoned dentist and proficient in all aspects of general dentistry including restorative dentistry, oral surgery, dental implant placement and restoration, cosmetics, endodontics, orthodontics, and laser assisted dentistry. He is involved in the management of a large group practice with over 60 personnel and 12 dentists. He has been instrumental in expanding this practice by opening another satellite practice across town and currently manages that practice location. In the last 4 years, Dr. Craven tripled the revenues of this practice. 

He co-founded Intermountain Dental Associates (IDA) in 2006, a network of independent dental practices supported by business management services. This network was built primarily with new practice start-ups but several mergers and acquisitions of existing dental practices occurred as well creating a network of 20 independent offices throughout Utah. With the support of IDA, these practices have grown substantially. 

Dr. Craven is passionate about helping independent dental practitioners succeed. To better facilitate this, he purchased IDA in 2019 and founded SynergizeDental, an affiliation of independent dentists, where dentists can participate in a group designed to provide services, consulting, and coaching that empowers independent dentists to compete in a changing and increasingly competitive dental market. 

Dr. Craven loves learning. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He attended Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska, and was one of ten students selected for the RDEP program in which he was able to attend his first year in the medical school at University of Utah. Years later, he earned a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and subsequently a PhD doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He has quite literally spent thousands of hours studying and researching the influences of psychology on individuals and teams. His focus for his PhD and dissertation research centered on dentist leadership influences on dental teams. Dr. Craven is a certified Personal Power coach, and has facilitated Personal Power workshops. He developed and created his own strengthening marriage workshop, Creating Oneness, and has facilitated these workshops over the years. Dr. Craven is an authorized partner with Everything DiSC and the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive team, providing products that have been proven to empower individuals and take teams to new levels of performance. As a practicing dentist, Dr. Craven understands the challenges dentists face and with his degrees in psychology he has a deep understanding of the mindset necessary to create a thriving dental practice and develop an empowered dental team. 

Dr. Craven and his wife are the parents of 5 children and 2 grandchildren (more to come!!). He enjoys writing and has written two fiction novels and embraces anything in the science fiction or fantasy genre. Pickelball is a new favorite and he enjoys playing with the family when he gets a chance. He actively serves in his church and community.

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2685 N 1000 W, Suite 202
Pleasant View, UT 84414

(801) 786-0500

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