Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Sam Delahunty

Dr. Sam DelahuntyDr. Sam Delahunty grew up in the suburbs of Salt Lake City in a family of eight boys. Growing up in sixth position, Sam spent much of his formative years competing in his favorite sport, collegiate wrestling.  He attended Alta High School, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska.

Dr. Delahunty appreciates providing his patients with sound and relevant dental care.  He was selected to participate in a prestigious hospital residency with specific training focused on complex full mouth rehabilitation including root canal and dental implant restorations.  He maintains professional affiliations with the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists.

Dr. Delahunty is married to his greatest friend and high school sweetheart.  Together they have a baby boy and an energetic Bishcon Frise puppy named Dexter.  When Sam is not busy enjoying his dental practice he enjoys traveling with his wife, dining out, and an occasional golf outing with his brothers.

Sam is grateful to work with some of the best staff in all of dentistry and together they carry on a legacy of dental care that spans multiple generations.  The many friendly patients over the years are considered family and are the greatest part of Canyon Rim Dental. Dr. Delahunty is a proud member of the ADA. You can learn more about his credentials here.

Dr. Delahunty’s hope is that your experience at our office may be pleasant and one that fosters oral care for many years to come.

Qualifications and AchievementsDr. Delahunty and family

  • General Practice Hospital-Based Residency
  • Graduated in the top 5% of his dental class with high honors
  • Extensive dental implant training
  • Comprehensive same-day porcelain crown and veneer
  • Multiple Dominican Republic outreach service trips
  • Operation Smile ‘Run for Smiles 5K’ founder
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy academic achievement award
  • Conscious Intravenous Sedation certificate
  • Creighton University Excellence in Root Canals award
  • Award-winning research on gum tissue regenerative material: Emdogain
  • Surgical externship at the prestigious Parkland Hospital in Dallas Texas

Dr. Mark R. Taylor

Dr. Mark TaylorDr. Mark R. Taylor was born and raised in the Millcreek area of the Salt Lake Valley.  Shortly before moving to San Francisco to attend the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, he married the girl of his dreams, the former Mary Jane Malstrom.  They have been blessed with three lovely daughters and two handsome sons.  Together with spouses and grandchildren, they enjoy biking, hiking, playing and traveling together.

Dr. Mark joined his brother, Darron, in the practice of dentistry in 1984.  He practices general dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics, disorders related to occlusion and complex restorative dentistry.  In 1997 he pursued additional training in the area of surgical implantology.  He is grateful to be able to contribute to better health in his community and likewise feels a special debt of gratitude to all who have made, and continue to make it possible for him to practice the art and science of dentistry.  This special list includes his mother and father, his dear wife and children, his brother, Dr. Sam, staff members at Canyon Rim Dental and the very best patients in all the world!

Dr. Mark is a member of the Tau Kappa Omega and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Societies, the Utah and American Dental Associations, the Great Basin Academy and the International College of Oral Implantologists.  He is a former member of the Utah State Dental Licensing Board and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. As you can see, Dr. Taylor is a highly credentialed and experienced dentist. You can view his ADA profile here.

When not practicing or teaching dentistry, he can usually be found either riding his mountain bike, reading a good book or pulling a few weeds in his vegetable garden.

Why Choose Canyon Rim Dental as Your Dental Provider

We are fully aware that you have many options when choosing a Salt Lake City dentist. If you are not convinced that we are the best option for you after reading our dentists’ bios, we suggest doing a little more digging online, and in the community. Chances are high that after reading our reviews and talking with friends and family who have been to our office, you will be ready to make an appointment. We are one of the most highly rated salt lake city dental practices. We truly go above and beyond to make our patients feel comfortable and to be sure that they are receiving the highest quality dental care available. We love our patients and the Salt Lake community. If you have any questions about our dentists or the dental services that we provide, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (801) 486-3887. You can also browse the rest of our website to learn more about our practice.