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Meet Our Team

Our team welcomes you to Salem Smiles Family Dentistry! We are excited to provide you and your family with personalized, high-quality dental care. Our dental team enjoys caring for patients of all ages, and we welcome you to bring your entire family to our office for the comprehensive, gentle dentistry you deserve in a state-of-the-art, comfortable environment. We invite you to contact our dental office in Salem, Utah, to learn more about our team and our dentists, Dr. Hulse, Dr. Dawson, and Dr. Stringham. We look forward to caring for your family!

David Wennerholm - Office Manager

David lives happily in Spanish Fork with his wife and three kids. After moving a lot in his youth and meeting his wife in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, he decided to move closer to family, which led him to Utah. David has a drive for customer satisfaction that comes from his years of experience in the service industry. Specifically, ten years of cleaning carpets with a year and a half of that as an owner of his own carpet cleaning business has left him accustomed to identifying the needs of his customers and doing what it takes to create life-long customers. In his extra time, David loves spending time with his wife and kids by coaching many of the sports teams his kids have played on. As an Eagle Scout, he loves the outdoors, mainly hiking, and enjoys passing that addiction along to his family.

Heather Hulse - Office Staff

Heather was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, back when California was cool. She met her husband, Dr. Hulse, when he moved into her ward his senior year, her junior year in high school. While he was gone, Heather went to BYU where she instantly fell in love with the mountains. Even though they have moved around a lot, she always felt like she was home as soon as she saw the mountains.

Heather and Dr. Hulse had two kids here in Provo before he started dental school in Iowa City, Iowa, and then added three more while he was in dental school. They moved to Germany with the United States Army two months after their youngest was born. Living in Europe for three years was amazing! It was great to meet new people and experience new cultures. Heather really enjoyed the traveling, the food, and of course, the shopping!

Going through the start-up of Dr. Hulse’s last practice has prepared her a bit for the highs and lows of this new adventure. They love this area, with the wide open spaces, and Heather gets a beautiful view of the mountains from her spot at the front desk. She loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, gardening, walking…everything is just better outside when the weather’s nice. When she’s indoors, Heather loves to watch movies, play games with her family (she was recently ousted as the top dog of ping pong in their family by her husband), and do puzzles.

Ann Brough - Dental Hygienist

Ann was born and raised in Michigan and came out West at twenty years old when her family moved to Arizona. She has worked in pediatric, oral surgery, and general dentistry offices as an assistant and receptionist. In 1998, Ann graduated from Weber State University’s dental hygiene program. She often has nurses ask her how she can have her hands in peoples’ mouths all day, but dentistry is what she knows and is passionate about (and she’d rather have her hands in mouths than bedpans!). Dentistry is especially important now that the medical community is making the connection between good oral health and how it relates to the overall health of the body.

Ann loves to work with dentists and staff who have great dental skills as well as good people skills, and she’s sure you will find that at Salem Smiles Family Dentistry!

Lynda Thomas - Dental Hygienist

Lynda has lived in the Mapleton, Salem, and Payson areas. Lynda attended school at UVU. She has been a dental hygienist for over 9 years, and prior to becoming a hygienist, she was a dental assistant for 5 years. She loves what she does and attends a variety of continuing education courses that keep her job interesting and exciting, thus allowing her to provide the best for our patients.

Outside of work, Lynda enjoys keeping active with sports, traveling, running, reading, and spending quality time with her four children.

Ruby Villanueva - Dental Assistant

Ruby grew up in San Diego, California. She moved to Utah with her family and now lives in Elk Ridge, Utah. She has been a dental assistant for ten years and loves to help the patients with their dental needs. In her spare time, Ruby likes camping, photography, and spending time with her husband, four children, and two grandchildren.

Shantel Williams - Dental Assistant

Shantel was born and raised in the Spanish Fork/Benjamin area, where she attended school. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 2007. Shantel then went on to work for an orthodontist for a year before getting into the dental field. She enjoys meeting new people and keeping up with the patients as they come in over the years.

In her spare time, Shantel loves to spend time with her daughter and friends and family. She loves running, camping, hunting, four wheeling, and anything outdoors. She loves to keep active as well as enjoy every moment of watching her daughter grow.

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