Dr. Holm attended Ricks College (now Brigham Young University-Idaho) and Idaho State University for his undergraduate predental studies. In 2000 he moved to Lexington Kentucky to attend dental school.
In Dental School he was mentored by Richard Haug, a nationally renowned Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Under this mentorship, Dr. Holm had impressive experiences as a dental student in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. These included a close affiliation with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the University of Kentucky, an externship at the University of Louisiana at New Orleans-Charity Hospital, and participation in multiple studies and papers which have been published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Very few Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have authored articles in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery especially as a dental student!
In 2004 and upon graduation from The University of Kentucky Dental School, Dr. Holm began a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Carle Foundation Hospital and Clinics. He distinguished himself didactically and surgically through his residency and served as Chief Resident from 2007-2008.
Upon graduation from Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Holm moved to Pocatello, Idaho where he worked for a year in private practice. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Holm enjoys going on foreign mission trips where he can use his Spanish and perform cleft lip/palate surgery. He is stimulated and fulfilled by operating in some of the poorest areas of the world, on some of the most humble people, and in the most austere environments.
For personal recreation, he is an avid fisherman. He takes every opportunity to get his kids “hooked” on his favorite past time.
Dr. Cordova graduated in 1999 with a bachelors degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics-Emphasis: Animal Science from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. He started Dental School at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota the same year on an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. During dental school he completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery externships at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and at the University of Minnesota. He graduated from Dental School in 2003 receiving the Henry B. Clark award in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the Minnesota Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for being the dental student showing the most promise in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
In 2003 he began his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Carle Foundation Hospital and Clinics in Urbana, Illinois. In residency, his work ethic and attention to detail were hallmarks of his personality. His rich life experiences and spirited blue collar back ground connected him to many patients. He served as Chief Resident from 2006-2007.
After graduation from residency he began his active duty service in the Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. There he was appointed Assistant Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and placed in charge of training general dentists in advanced dentoalveolar surgery and intravenous anesthesia in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Cordova enjoys running, gardening, agriculture, and rural life in general.