Dr. Buchanan Tollefson is the daughter of Dr. Jon Y. Moody. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and she grew up working as a dental assistant for her father in Holden, Utah where she graduated Valedictorian of Millard High School. From there she attended Southern Utah University where she graduated with honors earning a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Upon applying to dental school in 1999, Dr. Buchanan was chosen as one of only ten students to attend the prestigious Regional Dental Education Program (RDEP). This program allowed her to attend the University of Utah Medical School her freshman year. She then completed her remaining three years of dental education at Creighton University School of Dentistry located in Omaha, Nebraska. She also completed an externship in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics while in dental school.
Dr. Buchanan graduated from dental school and started practicing with her father in Saint George, Utah in 2003. She is a member of the Spear Education Faculty Club and is a Spear Study Club Leader in the area meaning she promotes the growth and education of local dentists. She also continues her dedication to extensive continuing education and the use of cutting-edge technology. This in conjunction with a new 2700 square foot state-of-the-art office that she built with her father in 2007 allows her to offer her patients unparalleled quality and professionalism in their care and treatment.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Buchanan enjoys photography, cooking, and watching the ‘Food Network.’ She lists ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as her favorite movie, and her favorite foods are at Cafe Rio. When asked what she likes best about Apple A Day Family Dentistry, she says, ‘my staff. I work with the best!’