About

Kent E. Gardner, M.D., F.A.C.S.

#1 In The Nation

Kent E. Gardner, M.D. is a fellowship trained, award-winning, double board-certified physician with the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He received the TOP SCORE in the nation on the Facial Plastic Surgery Board Exam and he is the recipient of the Jack Anderson National Award for scholastic excellence. As an experienced surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Gardner has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He is a proven leader in the medical community and has served in multiple positions including Chief of Surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Gardner earned an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Utah where he graduated with honors. He attended medical school at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine before completing his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado. Dr. Gardner then completed additional fellowship training in head and neck surgery, microvascular surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery through a combined fellowship program with Methodist Hospital and Indiana University.

Dr. Gardner’s areas of emphasis include facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery-including cosmetic rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, Botox and injectable wrinkle fillers, skin cancer surgery, functional nasal and sinus surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, pediatric ear tube and tonsil surgery. On a personal note, Dr. Gardner enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He loves to travel, play golf and he speaks Japanese.

TRUST YOUR FACE TO A SPECIALIST.

Wendy L. Utley, NP-C

Wendy Utley is a Nurse Practitioner. Before coming to Southern Utah Ear, Nose and Throat, she was a registered nurse in the operating room at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Wendy earned an Associate Degree in Science from Dixie State College, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing with honors from Mohave Community College, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of nursing, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Society of Physician Assistants in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys running, hiking, scuba diving, traveling, reading, and anything that allows her to spend time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

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Dr. Gardner is a fellowship trained, national award winning, double board certified specialist of the face and neck. His unique skillset allows him to blend cutting edge surgical and non-surgical techniques to give each patient customized, natural results.

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