Meet Our Team
Our friendly team of dental professionals is excited to meet you! We love welcoming people to our office, and we maintain a friendly, positive atmosphere where you can feel completely at ease. Call Heritage Dental Associates today at 801-784-4478 to make your appointment with our dentists in Syracuse, Utah, and learn more about our services. We look forward to helping you keep your smile healthy!
Meet Our Doctors
Andrew K. Nield, DDS
Andrew K. Nield was raised in Centerville. He attended both Brigham Young University and Weber State University, where he studied zoology, chemistry and Spanish. In 2001, Dr. Nield received his DDS with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was also inducted into the Dental Honors Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He is an active member of the American Dental Association®, Utah Dental Association and Weber District Dental Society. He is married to Jessica and has five children, Kylie, Kevin, Nathan, Olivia and Colin. He enjoys camping, fishing and being with his family.
Alan D. Wilding, DDS
Dr. Wilding grew up in Centerville and has been a lifelong resident of Davis County. He attended Weber State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology with a minor in chemistry. He attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated magna cum laude and received his DDS. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association and Weber District Dental Society. Dr. Wilding is married to Emilie, and together, they have four girls: Hannah, Ellie, Brinlee and Tessa. He enjoys camping with his family, rock climbing/canyoneering, fishing, mountain biking, road biking and photography as well as being a dentist in Syracuse, Utah.
Candice N. Fresques, DMD
Dr. Fresques is happy to be practicing near her hometown of Layton. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Westminster College in mathematics but always had a goal of becoming a dentist. She achieved her goal when she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Afterwards, she completed a general practice residency at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where she enjoyed supporting and caring for our country’s veterans. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Utah Dental Association and Weber District Dental Society. She is married to Dustin, has two darling kids, Gwen and Felix. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, pottery, knitting and spending time with family and friends.
Ashlee, Office Manager
Ashlee is our awesome Office Manager. She has been with our practice for five years. Ashlee’s background in administration extends for more than seven years, and her passion is to help our patients the best way she can. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain a high and current standard in our office is so greatly appreciated by everyone in our office! “I love working at Heritage Dental because the doctors treat you like family.” Ashlee has a cute family of four. Her husband Rory, and two kids, Kai, and Addi. When she is not working, you will find her fishing, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Veronica is one of our outstanding hygienists. Her professionalism and commitment is noticeably reflected in her positive attitude and delivery of care, traits in which we value as a member of our staff. She is a great asset to our office! Veronica graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Weber State University. “I love helping our patients. I value each each and everyone that walks through the door and thoroughly enjoy helping patients achieve a healthy smile, as well giving them the best dental care.” Veronica is married, and has three wonderful children.
Angie is our lovely long-time hygienist. She has been with our team for almost 14 years! We love having her, she has the ability to make everyone she meets feel like a lifelong friend. “I pride myself on making patients feel like family, and building trust by making sure patients are comfortable and feel well taken care of based on individual needs. Teaching the need and benefit of good oral health in relation to general health, is a critical aspect of being a good hygienist.” When Angie is not working, she enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, singing and making pine needle baskets.
Christine is a native to Syracuse, Utah. She grew up when Syracuse was a small town and helped her dad in his dental office. She decided to become a hygienist to help people take care of their smiles. She hopes all her patients feel loved and less stressed when they walk out of the office. When she is not helping people create beautiful smiles she loves running half marathons, going to movies, eating sushi and spending time with her family.
Heather, Dental Assistant
Heather is our wonderful lead dental assistant. She has been with us for an astonishing 17 years! She is such an example of compassion, optimism, and positivity. Heather completed her dental assisting schooling at Davis Applied Technology College in 2001. What do you like best about being a part of the practice? “It’s my home away from home. I love the people I work with, and a lot of our patients have become my friends. I think it’s important to get to know our patients and make them feel welcomed.” Heather is married to her husband of 16 years and has twin boys. She enjoys crafting, decorating, yard work, and service.
Taygen, Dental Assistant
Taygen is one of our awesome dental assistants. She has been with our practice for five years. Taygen brings a level of energy and compassion that makes our patient’s visits fun, and run smoothly every time. Her contagious laugh, and happy demeanor makes her a joy to work with! “I enjoy helping patients. I love that our office is fast-paced, and everyday is different. Our doctors are awesome!” Taygen enjoys the outdoors, boating, camping, and spending time with her family, including her husband, Mike, and her beautiful lab, Lucy.
Hayley, Dental Assistant
Hayley is one of our incredible dental assistants. She has been with our dental family for 11 years! Her genuinely kind personality and friendly chairside manner always helps patients feel more relaxed during their visit. “The best part about working at Heritage Dental is that our doctors are perfectionists, and hardworking. They pay close attention to detail in their work because they want to make sure our patients receive the best care possible when they come in.” When Hayley is not working, she loves to spend time with her cute family, her husband, and two kids.
Sheila, Dental Assistant
Sheila is one of our outstanding dental assistants. She has been a part of our dental practice for seven years. We are so fortunate to have her, she is incredibly smart and knowledgeable! Sheila attended DATC for Medical Assisting before moving on to Dental Assisting at the UIDA, where she graduated in 2009. The best part about working at Heritage Dental? “I get to meet a lot of amazing patients, some who I build friendships with. I love that I work with all these awesome ladies, we have fun, and work hard together. It’s like home away from home.” – Sheila
Britney, Dental Assistant
Britney is one of our amazing dental assistants. She has been with our team for five years. She is kind, smart, and great with our patients, which is why we love having her as part of our dental family! She is the one that keeps everyone on their toes with her pranks and humor. “It doesn’t feel like I am coming to work everyday, it feels like I’m coming to hang out with my second family.” Britney loves anything pink, makeup, kittens, and being a mommy to her beautiful “Irish twins”, Brinlee, and Aiden.
Allie, Dental Assistant
Allie is one of our fantastic dental assistants. She has been with us for four years. Allie is the best! Her sweet and kind hearted personality makes it so easy to get along with her. She is always ready and willing to help, and is such a valuable team member. “The best part about working at Heritage Dental is that the doctors and staff are like my second family.” Allie loves spending time with her fiancé, Rich, and her family. She also enjoys crafting, reading golfing, and cooking.
Monalee, Dental Assistant
Monalee is our newest dental assistant. She has a spunky personality and will brighten anyone’s day. She has been a dental assistant for four years. She became a dental assistant because her brother in law who is a dentist has inspired her. When she is not working she loves to be home baking yummy dishes that she shares with her family and friends.
Ashley, Dental Assistant
Ashley is one of our cute dental assistants. She has been a part of our dental family for two years. We love having her as part of our dental family. She is always so sweet, and willing to help whenever she is needed. Ashley is bilingual, so not only does she assist, but she’s also a great help with communicating with our Spanish speaking patients! “I love working with patients, the doctors, and of course my co-workers.” Ashley has an adorable son, Romeo. When she has free time, she enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.
Brooke, Front Office
Brooke is one of our fabulous front office ladies. She has been with our office for two years and counting! She is always so genuinely sweet to everyone and always has a infectious smile on her face. “My favorite part of my job is welcoming patients to the office. I enjoy conversing with patients in the waiting room. I feel this is a great place and come see the dentist.” In her free time, she enjoys baking and making yummy treats for the office, and spending time with her family, including her husband, Matt.
Mindie, Front Office
Mindie is one of our sweet front office girls. She is our newest team member, and we are so excited to have her as part of our practice! Mindie received her dental office degree in 2010 at Eagle Gate College, and graduated with a diploma in Dental Assisting. “What I like best about being a part of this practice is the people that I work with, they are all so sweet and genuine.” Mindie’s hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing, shopping and spending time with her lovely family, her husband and three kids.
Brenda is a women of many talents. She has worked as an assistant for many years and has decided to become one of our receptionist. She loves to help people take care of their smiles and health. She loves to be outside, cooking and spending time with family or friends.