Meet The Team

Steven R. Walls, DMD


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 member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the Sacramento District Dental Society, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, International Orthodontics Assoc., Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He and his team participate in continuing education both in the office and by attending the many professional programs in dentistry in order to maintain the optimal treatment options and material options. 

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. 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.

Marissa B.


Marissa started with as a temp. When we moved to our new location Marissa added us to her already busy schedule and was with us part-time. Last year, we were so fortunate that she was able to help us to finally reopen our office.  Marissa helped research and navigate the every changing CDC recommendations and implemented new Covid-19 protocols throughout our office. She returned in May and is now with us full time. She loves to educate patients with the newest and latest ways to keep your smile healthy. We are so grateful for her passion for dentistry and commitment to our practice.

Rachel J.


We have recently found quite a hygiene gem in Rachel.  She has only been with us since fall of 2020 but she has proven to be such a great fit to our team. She is kind and caring and loves to educate our patients with what is new in dentistry. Rachel is also a Tech Sergeant in the Air Force and flies on a regular basis. We appreciate her service to our country.

Chelsea P.

Front Office Coordinator

Chelsea joined our team in the fall of 2020. She brings with her many years of experience as an R.D.A. and is very knowledgeable with financial arrangements and insurance billing. While she has had big shoes to fill, she has certainly become quite an asset to GHFD in a very short time. She is kind, friendly and very good at her job. We are sure you will love her as much as we do.

Jennie H.

Front Office and Financial Coordinator

Erin T.


Lynne Marie R.


Kylee W


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