Meet The Team

 
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Steven R. Walls, DMD

Dentist

Our team is led by Dr. Walls, he attended Temple Dental in Pennsylvania, did his residency in the United States Army where he served for five years thereafter deciding to go west for the great snow. He started his practice in EDH in 2001. Dr. Walls is a person who loves to continue educating himself with the latest developments in his field of practice; he takes continuing education classes and attends about 100 hrs per year. He believes that the brain has to be in sync to ensure that dental formulae respond. While he is not attending to his dental clients, Dr. Walls engages in activities that not only make his bones strong but also help avoid teeth grinding in cold winter days. He loves to ski, mountain bike and a host of other outdoor games.


Wendy Hagel

CFO (Chief Fun Officer)

Wendy met Dr. Walls, on a blind date, when he was first building his practice.  Together they designed the office and got it up and running.  In 2002 she left her regular job and started working full time in the practice. They married in 2003.  Though she tries to stay out of the office now she does like to come in and hang out with our patients and staff.  You can ALWAYS hear her laughing with someone.


Megan Stanley, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Megan has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 24 years and a friend of the practice for over 10 years.  She enjoys providing gentle, high-quality care to all of her patients.

She and her husband, Joe, have a daughter, Morgan and a son, Connor.  They love the beach, hiking and bike riding.


Jessica Hicks, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a dental hygienist, and she followed that dream! Jessica is the type of person who pours her heart and soul into things whether work or play. She is passionate about providing excellent care to our patients and it is important to her to build a trusting rapport with them. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, and exploring her creative touch doing hair, interior decorating and gardening.


Marissa Harris, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Marissa has been a hygienist for over 10 years and still LOVES it.  She recently moved to El Dorado Hills from the Bay area.  She and her husband, Kevin, have 3 children, Emma, Ethan and Adrina. In their spare time they enjoy being outside enjoying the fresh air, from playing sports to having picnics. We are happy to have Marissa part of our team.


Melanie Souza, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Melanie is new to our office, but has worked in the dental field
for 4+ years. She loves to be around people with their different
energies, stories and smiles. Melanie takes pride in making sure
that her patients are as relaxed, informed and as comfortable as
possible. She is a local from El Dorado County and has 2 totally
amazing teenagers.
In her spare time, and when the weather is beautiful, you can find
her relaxing by the water or enjoying a great outdoor concert.


Makenzie Staggers, RDA

Makenzie has recently received her RDA.  And we are so proud of her.  She will always make sure you have the best care while in the dental chair. She didn't always know she wanted to work in the dental field, but now that she does she LOVES it more and more everyday. Makenzie was born and raised in Placerville. In her spare time she likes to play softball, ride dirt bikes, hike with her dogs, and anything outdoor that allows her to enjoy the fresh air. 


Susie Lawson

Financial Specialist

Susie is our patient coordinator and financial specialist. She came to us with over 15 years of customer service experience and is rapidly gaining experience with dental office coordination and insurance. If you have any questions or fears, she is your gal! If she doesn't know the answer, she will find it for you. She is dedicated to getting to know you and helping you achieve your dental improvement goals. She is married and has 3 beautiful children and one darling grand-daughter.


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