Fairfield Dental of Layton
Meet The Doctors
Let us show you what it’s like to LOVE your dentist!
We do our best to maintain an excellent and comfortable office space here at Fairfield Dental of Layton so that you are comfortable every time you visit. But we also know that more importantly than our office space, our team is the most important part of why you come to our office.
Get to know the Doctors!
Dr. Matthew Keeffer
Dr. Keeffer, originally from Ogden, has lived and worked in various places including Italy, England, and several eastern states. He also served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Portugal and Cape Verde. Prior to dental school, he received a degree in dental hygiene and worked as a hygienist for several years.
He graduated from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine in 2016 and returned to Utah with his wife and child. Dr. Keeffer now resides in West Haven and is excited to serve the Layton community.
Dr. Emily Grifin
Dr. Emily Griffin is a dedicated and compassionate dentist who is excited to bring her knowledge and passion for oral health to her patients. Her journey in the field of dentistry began at Louisiana State University, where she pursued her undergraduate studies, setting the foundation for her future dental career.
Driven by a commitment to providing the highest quality of care, Dr. Griffin continued her education at Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah. There, she honed her skills and expanded her knowledge, earning the distinguished title of Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).
Currently residing in the beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Griffin shares her life with her supportive husband, Kyle, who has been her constant companion throughout her dental journey. Together, they have created a warm and welcoming home for their beloved pets, Korra and Margeaux, who bring joy and companionship to their lives.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Griffin finds joy and relaxation in a variety of activities. She embraces the stunning Utah landscape by engaging in outdoor adventures, whether it be skiing down the slopes of the nearby mountains or exploring the scenic trails. Dr. Griffin is also an avid music festival enthusiast, appreciating the power of music to bring people together and create memorable experiences.
With her warm and compassionate nature, combined with her dental knowledge and excitement for dentistry, Dr. Emily Griffin is committed to providing exceptional dental care to her patients. She understands the importance of a healthy smile and spending time on patient education. She is dedicated to helping individuals achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile they can be proud of.
Dr. Solomon Nair
Solomon Nair DMD is a dentist with an extraordinary journey of service and achievement. He is a Chicagoland native and served a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has also served a combined 15 years on active duty in the US Army and Navy, exemplifying discipline and dedication.
Dr. Nair graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 2017. Upon Graduation he attended a 1 year General Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton where he learned advanced emergency management and surgical techniques. Additionally, he held the position of Assistant Department Head at the VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL, where he provided exceptional dental care to fellow veterans.
Alongside his professional endeavors, he is the founder and manager of a real-estate company and works as a DJ, entertaining crowds with his vibrant energy. Dr. Nair cherishes his family, being a devoted husband and father of seven. He finds his greatest joy in spending quality time with them.
Beyond his career and family life, he has a profound commitment to serving the underserved and teaching which he has had various opportunities to do in the various places he has lived.
Dr. Shaun Heward, Oral Surgery
Dr. Shaun Heward was born and raised in Sandy, Utah. He attended Alta High School and completed his undergraduate at University of Utah. During this time he worked as a dental laboratory technician making crowns and bridges. He then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he completed dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Following dental school, he began medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. While at the University of Michigan, he also completed his internship in general surgery, residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and was a chief resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Heward has extensive surgical training in corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), tumors/cysts of the jaws, face trauma, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, cleft lip and palate, face reconstruction and bone grafting.
He is delighted to have moved back to his home state of Utah and working with Platinum Dental Services. He also has a passion for serving others abroad and continues to treat less fortunate patients on mission trips overseas. When Dr. Heward is not at work he enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, biking, shooting, gardening, wood working and cooking.
Dr. Devin Christiansen, Periodontist
Dr Devin Christiansen was born and raised in Bountiful, Utah. He attended Weber State University where he got a degree in Microbiology. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville, and went on to specialize in the field of Periodontics and earned a Masters Degree in Oral Biology at the University of Nebraska.
He is currently an associate professor at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr Christiansen enjoys spending time with his wife Halee and 3 kids – Davis, Madison, and Janie.
Dr. Luis Franco, Endodontist
Dr. Franco is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an officer. He received his degree in Flight Operations from Westminster College, DDS from the University of Utah and completed his residency in Endodontics at Boston University.
He is a member of the American Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. Dr. Franco has a passion for educating others about patient care and the incredibly interesting world of endodontics.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, swimming and learning how to play the piano and electric guitar.
Dr. Brandon Williams, Orthodontist
Brandon H. Williams, DDS, is a retired US Air Force Colonel. He served four years as a General Dentist and an additional 17 years as an Orthodontist in the USAF Dental Corps.
Originally from Alamosa, CO, Dr. Williams graduated from Brigham Young University in 1998 and earned his DDS from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. With an ardent passion for orthodontics, he has treated thousands of patients, catalyzing transformative changes in their smiles and bolstering their confidence.
Dr. Williams provides a diverse array of services, ranging from braces, clear aligners, and palatal expansion to orthognathic surgeries.
Beyond the realm of dentistry, he finds joy in spending quality time with his family and embarking on journeys of exploration through travel.