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James Carrigan, DDS

James Carrigan Pediatrics

About James:

James grew up right here in Utah, hiking the many mountain trails, swimming at Lake Powell, and rooting for the Utah Jazz. He knew he wanted to be a dentist from a very young age, having more or less grown up in dental offices. Teeth are a family business, and James spent a lot of time around white coats and drills. His first job was making retainers in his grandpa’s orthodontic lab, and he’s stayed on that career path pretty much ever since, working as a dental assistant in various pediatric offices throughout high school and college.

While James always knew he wanted to be a dentist, he didn’t originally plan on working with kids. Then, while studying at BYU, he worked in a pediatric dental office and realized kids are funnier, have better stories, and are more exciting to work with than adults. Sorry parents, get better material! 

His residency at Texas A&M was in one of the largest pediatric programs in the United States and provided an opportunity to see a wide range of patients and medical conditions from the incredibly common to the exceedingly rare.

James speaks fluent Spanish and when he’s not working, he enjoys traveling, eating at new restaurants, and binge watching TV or movies with his wife, just as long as they aren’t scary. James isn’t a fan of scary things, and that includes visits to his office.




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BS, Brigham Young University, 2017
DMD, Roseman University of Health Sciences, 2021
Residency, Texas A&M and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, 2023



Parent Feedback

We started coming to family first in 2013. We moved away, but came back in 2020, and I knew exactly where to go back for my kids pediatric care. My favorite thing about Toby is that he talks to my kids. He makes them feel welcomed, important, and heard. He also takes the time with me and answers any of my crazy mom questions. Super thorough. You can’t go wrong at Family First. Whenever I had to run in with a sick kid, and Tony isn’t available, we have gotten excellent care by any of the doctors. I can’t think of ever having a bad experience.

—Tina Fraidenburg.

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