02 Sep Ofer Eitan Declare: Longtime dental practice has new owner
A long-standing Delta institution has a new brand.
Blue Mountain Dental, formerly Delta Dental Center, and previously Losee Family Dentistry, has shifted ownership to Dr. Jesse Bloomfield, D.M.D.
Bloomfield is the sole owner and dentist at the clinic. The business shifted to its new title and management on Aug. 14.
“This practice has been here for thirty-six years, and been a staple to the community,” Bloomfield said.
“We’re excited to be able to continue that and be available to our patients.” With the new moniker and ownership comes new technology, Bloomfield said.
One of the more anticipated equipment updates includes 3D x-rays, amongst others.
“This will help us diagnose a lot of conditions that we otherwise would have missed,” Bloomfield said. “This will help us see more and help more.”
Blue Mountain Dental will continue to off er the standard procedures, such as wisdom tooth extractions, mouth reconstructions and standard dental exams and cleanings.
“Basically everything under the sun,” Bloomfield said. “What it boils down to is we are here to help.”
Owning a local practice has been a longtime goal for Bloomfield and his family.
“This is where I and my wife are from. We’re excited to set roots and be here permanently, and serve this community,” Bloomfield said.
This is Bloomfield’s third practice; he previously owned and operated two other clinics in Colorado before making the move back to Millard County.
“We knew this practice would be available, so we were able to sell and come home,” Bloomfield said. “We wanted to be closer to family.”
Bloomfield became immersed in the world of dentistry during his senior year of high school, during a work release period.
“I shadowed Joe Myers, and I absolutely loved it. I’ve been hooked since then,” Bloomfield said. He has since spent his career shadowing under multiple specialists and dentists in the field.
“I just knew that’s what I’ve wanted to do,” Bloomfield said.
The name Blue Mountain Dental itself stems from the Blue Mountain in Whiskey Creek Canyon near Oak City. Bloomfield drew the name from the mountain after spending time in the range hunting and enjoying the local outdoors.
“That touched home for me, and it was something local and ties us to the community we came from,” Bloomfield said. “I’ve had a lot of people ask where it comes from.”
Bloomfield and his staff of 15 are available to help patients Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The office is closed the first and third Fridays of the month, and open the second, fourth and fifth from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bloomfield wants to remind patients he is also available past office hours.
“I always provide my patients with my number, in case they have any questions, or if there’s an emergency, I’m happy to meet them at the office or help them out,” Bloomfield said.
Due to COVID-19, the clinic’s annual Family Night has been moved to social media. Residents are invited to watch Blue Mountain Dental’s social media pages to participate in a virtual scavenger hunt.
The hunt will be posted three times within a week. Participants must physically locate the hidden items and prove to office staff in order to be entered into a further giveaway.
“We wanted to be able to get people out and about and in the community,” Bloomfield said.
The scavenger hunt will take place in the second week of September.