Dr. Michael S. Tornow

Dr. Michael Tornow has been a dentist since 2001, having graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry. Dr. Tornow excelled as a dental student and graduated with high clinical honors. After dental school, Dr. Tornow completed three years of service in the United States Air Force with the first year being a residency program in Advanced Dental Education (Langley AFB, Virginia). As part of this residency, Dr. Tornow became proficient with wisdom teeth removal, I.V. sedation dentistry, dental implants, and advanced crown and bridge techniques. His last two years in the Air Force were spent at Cannon Air Force Base (Clovis, New Mexico). In 2004, Dr. Tornow and his family (wife Ivy and their four children- Sabrina, Saxon, Sage, and Brock) moved to Farmington, New Mexico and started his first dental practice- Country Club Family Dental Care. This practice took off and was extremely successful. As a result, Dr. Tornow brought on additional dentists and opened several new dental practices in Kirtland, Bloomfield, Rio Rancho, and Gallup, New Mexico with his partner dentists. Dr. Tornow has now opened offices in Utah under the name Pony Express Dental.

Dr. Tornow is passionate about dentistry and loves treating patients of all ages. In 2012, Dr. Tornow completed the Clinical “hands-on” Mastery Program with Arrowhead Dental Lab under the tutelage of Dr. Jim Downs. Dr. Tornow is very comfortable treating patients with advanced dental problems and giving them the smile they have always dreamed of having.

Dr. Tornow is also engaged in the community by refereeing high school soccer games and being an active member of the LDS church. Dr. Tornow welcomes the opportunity to meet and treat new patients.


Brigham Young University

Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry

United States Air Force AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry)


  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Dick Barnes/Arrowhead Dental Group
  • Academy of LDS Dentists
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA)
  • New Mexico Dental Association
  • Northwest New Mexico Dental Society
  • Crown Council Life Time Member

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Dr. Michael S Tornow