WSS Director, DDS
Dr. Heath Hendrickson was born in Richfield, Utah and is a current resident of Heber City, Utah. He graduated from Creighton University Dental School in May of 2002.
Dr. Hendrickson has been in private practice since 2002. His first practice, Synergy Dental, focused on full mouth rehabilitative dentistry. His patient family was limited to adults and the practice only accepted insurance on a third party basis. He trained extensively in occlusion, full mouth rehabilitation, and biomimetic dentistry.
In 2007, Dr. Hendrickson transitioned to the full-time removal of third molars. He purchased an existing practice, Wisdom Teeth Only, from retiring oral surgeon Dr. Oscar Daniel Bluth. Since that time, Dr. Hendrickson has removed over 200,000 third molars and attended the sedation of over 35,000 patients.
In 2018, Dr. Hendrickson purchased and renovated Western Surgical and Sedation. It has been Dr. Hendrickson’s goal to move Western Surgical and Sedation forward by focusing intently on safe, predictable third molar removal training as well as IV moderate sedation training for general dentists.
Currently, Dr. Hendrickson resides with his wife, Karissa and 8 children in the Wasatch Mountains of Northern Utah. He enjoys reading, skiing, traveling and passing the time with his wife and family.
Dr. Diercks received his D.D.S. in 1998 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. Diercks completed several WSS courses where he demonstrated outstanding surgical skills. Third molar removal with IV sedation is an integral part of his daily practice. He joined the WSS faculty in 2016.
When not at work, Dr. Diercks enjoys just about anything outdoors. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and tries to spend as much time as possible on the bike when the weather is nice. He is married with a new baby boy and lives in San Jose.
Dr. Daniel Whittaker
Dr. Daniel Whittaker is a native of the Leelanau Peninsula in Northern Michigan. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, College of Dentistry in 2007 and established his first dental office in a small rural town in Ohio. Since then he has added 5 more offices.
Dr. Whittaker attended his first exodontia course with Western Surgical and Sedation in 2012. He now has one day a week in his office reserved for third molar removal with IV sedation. He routinely removes 4 third molars in 20 minutes or less. Dr. Whittaker is a Master in the College of Sedation, American Dental Society of Anesthesia.
The overall theme of his practice and life is integrity. His warm and caring personality and ability to communicate clearly make Dr. Whittaker a popular WSS faculty member.
Tim received his RN degree at DeAnza College in Cupertino, CA. He is currently the Lead Instructor at HeartShare Training in San Jose, CA where he teaches American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, PALS and EKG interpretation.
Prior to his role at HeartShare Training, Tim worked for Riggs Ambulance Service as a paramedic for several years. There is no substitute for real-world experience saving lives. Tim Fagin brings real-world experience to Western Surgical and Sedation. His responsibilities at WSS include hands-on emergency scenarios, airway management, ACLS skills training, and EKG recognition
Dr. Sheth is a leader in restorative, surgical, and implant dentistry. Dr Sheth obtained his IV sedation credentials from The Ohio State University General Practice Residency in 2010.