7138 Highland Drive, #218, Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121

Our Staff

Robert Thorup DDS
Dr. Rob Thorup is best described as an entrepreneur who happens to be a practicing Dentist. He is a native of Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Dr. Rob attended Brigham Young University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1986. While attending BYU he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for Valley Ambulance, and was one of the pioneers of the Timpanogos Mountain Rescue Team.

Dr. Rob served an LDS Mission to Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from BYU, he was accepted to the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where he graduated with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1989.

Shortly after returning home from dental school, Dr. Rob found himself in public service as an EMT-Intermediate for the Alpine-Highland-American Fork Emergency Medical Services while maintaining a successful dental practice.

Dr. Rob has lectured nationally and internationally for various dental companies including Dentrix, D4D, and ADABEI, and has published articles in the field of digital radiography, practice management software, and advanced case presentation with technology. He is co-developer of the products known as Dental Automated Treatment Messaging, My Dental Docs, and My Dental Stats.

Other accomplishments include: Private/corporate pilot, Utah Bail Enforcement Agent, Private Investigator, Scoutmaster, BSA-GSLC Venturing Training Advisor and Executive Board Member, NRA Instructor, COSA Climbing Instructor, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid and Remote Wilderness First Aid Instructor, and founder of the Ranger Trek Program at Hinckley Scout Ranch.

Nichelle: Dental hygienist
Nichelle was born and raised in Orem, Utah with her four brothers. She went to Mountain View High School and loved choir, gymnastics, and dancing. Upon graduating from High School, she went to Snow College for 2 years and fell in love with the small town atmosphere. After Snow she attended UVU where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. She met her husband, the love of her life, on a blind date. They have been married since 2011, and love camping, hiking, running, watching movies, Cafe Rio, and drinking Dirty Dr. Peppers.

Joslin: Dental hygienist
Joslin was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. She went to Alta High School and was on the Alta cheer team and dance company. After graduating high school, she attended Utah Valley University and earned a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in the same neighborhood as her husband, but didn't start dating him until they both attended college at UVU. They have been married since 2017 and love boating, playing pickleball, and eating U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

Kaitlin: Assistant
Kaitlin was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. She attended Idaho State University and Brigham Young University of Idaho. She recently has been accepted into the Utah College of Dental Hygiene program and looks forward to continuing her schooling. She loves spending her time with her husband doing anything outside, including hiking, skiing, and mountain biking as well as traveling. Kaitlin plans on traveling around the world with her husband.

Kelsey: Assistant
Kelsey was born in Provo, Utah, but moved to Idaho when she was 7. She is the third of seven children. She graduated from Marsh Valley High School where she played basketball and volleyball. After graduating high school, she moved to Rexburg to attend college at BYU Idaho. Kelsey married her awesome husband in May of 2017 in the Ogden Temple. They moved to Salt Lake that same year when her husband, Tanner, got accepted to the UoU Dental School. She and her husband love doing anything outdoors, whether it's skiing, hiking, running, or riding dirt bikes. She is excited for her future where she hopes to be able to work with her husband in the dental field.

Mackenzie: Assistant
Mackenzie was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario. That's in Canada! She has lived in Canada for most of her life. She went to Georgian College where she studied Dental Assisting. After she finished her program, she took a few months off and moved to Utah. She has lived in Utah since 2016, and has worked in the retail industry at a company called Lululemon, which she loved. Then she decided to put that education to work and entered the dental industry in 2017. Mackenzie loves shopping, adventures, traveling and experiencing different cultures.

Tracy: Office Manager
Tracy was born and raised in Olympia Washington. She completed her Associate Degree at Glendale Community College in Glendale, California and has been in the medical and dental field off and on ever since. She found her way to Utah when she was hired by ProvoCraft in South Jordan as a Channel Marketing and Social Media Manager. Tracy has been working at Thorup Dental since October 2017. She also works part-time for a dental consulting/software company. As our patients have come to know, Tracy is a fighter and advocate for our patients when it comes to battling insurance companies on their behalf.

When not at work, Tracy is a wonderful wife, mom to her daughter, step-children, eight hens, five beehives, Chihuahua, and loves to garden, paint, backpack, fish, and enjoy the warm weather.

Tracy is currently pursuing a business degree from BYU, with a MBA in her future plans.

Thorup Dental
7138 Highland Drive, Ste #218 Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Phone: (801) 944-9494