Dr. Matthew McInnes
Dr. McInnes grew up in South Jordan and graduated from Bingham High School. He was involved in football, track and field and student government. After high school, he attended Brigham Young University for a year before serving an LDS church mission in Portugal.
Returning from Portugal, Dr. McInnes continued his studies at BYU in accounting at the Marriot School of Management as well as completing his dental prerequisites. Dr. McInnes then moved to Southern California to begin dental school at Loma Linda University. Being a Christian university, Dr. McInnes appreciated the standards and morals belonging to his fellow students and professors as well as their desire to fulfill the school’s mission to help make man whole.
While in California, Dr. McInnes met his wife, Michele. When not at the office, Dr. McInnes can be found playing with his 3 sons, attending their baseball, soccer and basketball games. working in the yard, and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. McInnes has been fortunate to be surrounded by great team members, all wanting to make your experience here as pleasant as possible and hopefully find a friend. We will make every effort to answer your questions and make you comfortable at each visit.
Dr. McInnes enjoys dentistry and the benefits it brings to all of our lives. From something as simple as a routine check-up to relieving a painful tooth or to making a new smile, he enjoys it all and looks forward to being able to spend time with you.
Dr. Shea Bess
Dr. J. Shea Bess is a Utah native and loves the state. He was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley and graduated from Bingham High School in 1991. He married a beautiful South Jordan girl in 1994. He attended the University of Utah and obtained a bachelor’s degree in medical biology. He then moved on to dental school at Loma Linda University in southern California. Loma Linda University is owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and he enjoyed the people and appreciated their strong value system. Dr. Bess’ first son was born while in dental school and he now has four great boys. They are his focus in life and he loves spending time with his wife and kids, especially outdoors!
Dr. Bess really enjoys practicing dentistry. While living on the east coast, he met a couple of dentists that loved what they did for work. This sparked his interest and has been a part of his life since. Dentistry provides the opportunity for him to work with his hands and with people. Dr. Bess will regularly review the day ahead and feel excitement at the list of friends that he will see in his practice on any given day. He truly wants his patients to be his friends and know that he will do his very best to make their visit as pleasant as possible. He has had a fantastic team of people around him since the birth of Autumn Ridge Dental in February of 2003 and this continues today.
Service has always been a big part of Dr. Bess’ life. His parents taught him this throughout his youth and he continues serving today. He volunteers his services at Utah Navajo Health Systems, and also serves at Give Kids A Smile to help underprivileged children with their dental needs. He serves his immediate community through various assignments with his church.
Dr. Bess spends 2-3 hours a week in the research and development department of Ultradent. This company is cutting-edge, and is always producing and manufacturing the next best thing in dentistry. His involvement started in January of 2003 and is a great way for him to stay a step ahead on the latest technology by playing a role in the research and development of many products that have not yet reached the dental community.
Dr. Bess has a goal to be happy and believes strongly that with the correct attitude, atmosphere, and people, something as dreaded as a root canal can be tolerable, and on occasion even fun. His greatest hope at work is that when his patients leave his office they feel like they have gone to see some friends!