Shaelene Hays, Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised here in Salt Lake City. I finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at Loma Linda University in 2009. I have been married since 2010 to my wonderful hard working husband Ben. I have a beautiful little girl, Kylie, born in 2012 and a handsome little boy, Karston, born in 2015. My kids light up my world. I love to spend time with my family, and also love to spend time outdoors hiking, camping, boating, etc. I love working as a hygienist and getting to help people love their smile. I feel it is a very rewarding job getting to help people with their smile and overall health. I love getting to know my patients and hearing their stories. I love being a part of the Cadenza Family Dentistry office and look forward to working with you! My favorite dental item is the combination of my sonicare toothbrush with my airflosser. A fun fact about myself, I played basketball all through high school where I won my senior year MVP while playing on the Denver Nuggets basketball court, and got a basketball signed by all the Nugget Players. From there I continued to play basketball for 1 year in college. A favorite quote of mine is “You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth.”
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 Dynamic Dental Assisting School in Sandy, UT in 2015. She started as a part-time assistant at Cadenza Family Dentistry in February of 2016, now has been full time and loving it. Dentistry has always been fascinating to her and she’s glad to be part of a great team delivering gentle dentistry to patients. Her favorite dental product is her Oral-B toothbrush and Tom’s of Maine toothpaste with peppermint flavor. In her past time, she enjoys watching documentaries with her husband and spending time with her family.
Chelsea Culligan, Dental Assistant
Chelsea is the youngest of four children, born and raised in South Jordan, UT. She lived in the Mojave Desert in California for a short time, and while she loved living in the desert, she loves the mountains even more. She is the mother of two wonderful boys, Ryder and Kallen, who always keep her going.
After having a rough experience with the dentist when she was small, her goal is to help make every patient’s visit as calm and comfortable as possible. If she can help them have a great experience in the dental office, then she has done her job.
When she isn’t working, Chelsea enjoys cooking for her kids, watching movies and riding bikes together, camping, and spending time with the people she loves the most.
“You brush your teeth at night to keep your teeth. You brush your teeth in the morning to keep your friends.”
Morgan Martin, Dental Assistant
Morgan was born in Hawkinsville, Georgia though while still in grade school, she moved to Panama City Beach Florida. During her Junior year of Highschool, she moved to Salt Lake City. She is the youngest in her family, having only one older sister, and two adorable felines. Morgan recieved dental training from Granite Technical Institution (GTI). She enjoys the process of seeing how dentistry can truly make a strong impact in another person’s life. Whether it be by braces, or by a filling, she loves seeing people smile and having confidence while doing so. Morgan began working for Cadenza Family Dentistry in May 2018, and she loves her job. She also loves to meet new people, paint, play video games, weave yarn, and write in her spare time. Fun fact: Morgan used to sing in her Elementary School’s chior and she performed as well! Her favorite dental product is Sensodyne Toothpaste because she can agree that it truly does help with sensitive teeth. Her favorite quote is, “The dentist gets to the root of the problem!”
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