Dr. Lance Whetten is a native of Cedar City, Utah. He graduated from Cedar High School and graduated from Southern Utah State College (now SUU) on a music performance scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in only three years. Dr. Whetten earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed a 30-month specialty residency in orthodontics at St. Louis University where he received an MS degree in Dental Studies. His thesis on facial growth was also published in the American Journal of Orthodontics.
Dr. Whetten and his wife, Peggy, are the parents of four children. In his free time, Dr. Whetten enjoys classic cars and classic rock 'n' roll. His college rock band "The Clique" recently reunited and began performing after a 25-year hiatus. Dr. Whetten is the band's driver and drummer, and even has a room in his house dedicated to his drum set.