The Ensemble

Cadenza Family Dentistry

Our Staff

Amanda Bell, Team Leader

Amanda graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2009. She has worked in the dental field since then, working in both a dental lab and here at Cadenza Family Dentistry. She loves her job, in every aspect from assisting in the back office to managing in the front. Her goal is to make sure each patient has an exceptional appointment every time. She feels it is really great to work for someone who treats her patients and employees like family. Aside from loving her job… She is married to Josh and loves being a mom. Her son Jaykeb, who was born in 2009, is always keeping her busy. Her daughter Kai, who was born in 2010 and passed away just 3 weeks later, is always on her mind. Amanda does a charity event, Festival of Trees that benefits Primary Children’s Hospital, in Kai’s name every year. Amanda also has a step-daughter Mataya, born in March of 2001, and a step-son Jarin born in 2004. Amanda has many other hobbies including but definitely not limited to: being outdoors- Camping, 4 wheeling, hiking, metal-detecting, panning for gold, reading, scrap booking, crocheting, sewing, and baking! Some fun facts: She took culinary arts for 3 years, and was in a singing/dancing performing group called Onstage. Her favorite dental product is Oral B Glide Floss because it doesn’t tear, and she loves to floss! Her favorite quote is “You’re never fully dressed without a SMILE”

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Christina Thayer, Registered Dental Hygienist

Chrissy grew up in South Jordan, Utah and started her dental career as a Dental Assistant while attending Bingham High School. Six years later, after witnessing the incredible difference dental hygienists can make in the lives of their patients, she began pursuing her education to join the profession. In 2014 she graduated from Salt Lake Community College as a Registered Dental Hygienist committed to quality care and continuing education to remain current in all aspects of dental hygiene. “The best part of being dental hygienist is the relationships I build with patients, while serving them with the highest quality care. My main focus is being gentle yet thorough, we have a great opportunity to change patients overall health in the dental profession.” Chrissy joined the Cadenza team in April of 2015. When she is not serving patients, she enjoys spending time in nature with her two dogs and traveling with her husband. Her favorite quote is “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page,” Her favorite dental product is the Airfloss.

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Shaelene Hays, Registered Dental Hygienist

Shaelene was born and raised in Salt Lake City and finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at Loma Linda University in 2009. She has been married since 2010 to her wonderful hard working husband Ben. She has a beautiful little girl, Kylie, born in 2012 and a handsome little boy, Karston, born in 2015. “My kids light up my world”.

Shaelene loves to spend time with her family, outdoors hiking, camping, boating, etc. Shaelene joined Cadenza in July of 2012 and loves working as a hygienist and helping people love their smile. She feels her job is very rewarding with helping people with their smile and overall health. She loves getting to know her patients and hearing their stories.
“I love being a part of the Cadenza Family Dentistry office and look forward to working with you!”

Shaelene’s favorite dental item at Cadenza Family Dentistry is combination of Sonicare Toothbrush with Air flosser. A fun fact about about Shaeleen: she played basketball all through high school where she won her senior year MVP while playing on the Denver Nuggets basketball court, and got a basketball signed by all the Nugget Players.

“You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth.”

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Stephanie Bowers, Dental Assistant

Stephanie was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She joined our team in the beginning of February of 2016, and we couldn’t be happier. She has over 10 years of dental assisting experience and has worked in both general dentistry as well as Pediatric dental offices. Stephanie went to dental assisting school at Salt Lake Community College and graduated in 2004 with her assisting certificate. She then graduated from Salt Lake Community College with her Associates of Science in Psychology in 2007. Shortly after, Stephanie took a year and a half off and served an LDS mission as a missionary in Carlsbad, California, where she learned the Spanish Language. After returning, she attended and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public health with an emphasis in health promotion. After working in the Public health field for a short time, she returned to the dental field and loves it. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and also loves going to the spa. Her favorite dental product is Xylitol gum- it makes her feel like she has a fresh mouth at all times. And her favorite dental quote is “You don’t have to brush and floss your teeth- just the ones you want to keep”.

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Courtney Hanson, Dental Assistant

Courtney was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her dental assisting education and training in Dental Assisting School of Utah West Jordan in May 2015 and joined Cadenza in September 2015. One aspect of her work that she likes is to make patients happy with their smiles. She loves to continuously learn in Cadenza Family Dentistry and keeping up to date on the latest and greatest technology and programs. Her favorite dental product is the Oral-B Pro-Health Pulsar toothbrush because it has soft vibrating bristles designed to break plaque between teeth which leave her teeth feeling clean and plaque free after every brush. She’s loved working with the team so far and was privileged to attend the ADA meeting in Washington DC in November 2015. Her favorite quote “Your smile is priceless.”

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Andrea Despain, Dental Assistant

Andrea is a middle child of 6 siblings, born in St. George, Utah. She completed dental assisting education and training at the Dynamic Dental Assisting School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2015. She started as part-time assistant in Cadenza Family Dentistry in February of 2016. Dentistry has always been fascinating to her and she’s glad to be part of a great team in delivering gentle dentistry to patients. Her favorite dental product is Tom’s toothpaste with peppermint flavor. In her past time she enjoys watching X-Files & the Walking Dead with her fiancée.





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Genesis Gutierrez, Dental Assistant

Genesis was born in Los Angeles, California but has lived here since she was about seven years old. She completed the dental assisting program during her senior year of high school at Jordan’s Applied Technology Center (JATC). She started working as a dental assistant as soon as she graduated in 2014. Genesis joined our team in April of 2015 and loves it. She enjoys meeting and working with our patients. Genesis is fluent in English and Spanish. The ability to speak Spanish gives Genesis a better connection with our patients who prefer to speak Spanish. In 2014, Genesis attended Utah’s dental association (UDA). She has also attended America’s Dental Association in Washington D.C in 2015. She enjoyed attending both conventions because of how informational and interesting they were. Genesis is currently attending Salt Lake Community college, where she will be graduating with her associate’s degree in Psychology this Fall 2016. She will then transfer to the University of Utah where she will continue towards her goal of becoming a Neuropsychiatrist. Genesis’ favorite dental product is our Venus whitening gel because she loves the appearance of having a bright smile. Her favorite dental quote is “Stay flossin’ !”

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