Dental Team

 

Susanna McClurg, RDH

With over 10 years experience in the dental field  Susanna enjoys the opportunity to help our patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficail to their overall health.  Susanna recieved her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene.  

Susanna enjoys baking, interior design, traveling and being a mom. She and her husband just welcomed their sweet baby girl. Her love for dentistry along with her exceptional knowledge of dental hygiene is a perfect match for Hobble Creek Dental Care.  

"As my patient, you can expect to be treated as family.  You will recieve honest and compassionate care with quality and thorough treatment through cutting-edge technology.  You can expect personalized help and support to reach your dental goals and improve your overall oral health." 

 Knowing how valuable it is to have a great first dental visit, Susanna takes extra care to help children have a fun and positive experience during their first dental visit. 

"If ever a first impression counted, this one does. It's important to me that children know the dentist office can be a fun place and that they can trust us right from the start. Establishing that connection is essential."


Celeste Cowley, RDH

We've had the pleasure of having Celeste as part of our team for over 2 years. Growing up Celeste knew she wanted to serve others through her skills as a Dental Hygienist and the opportunity came once she graduated from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. At a young age Celeste enjoyed going to the dentist to get her teeth cleaned. In turn, she hopes to help each of her patients have a great experience during their visit. Her favorite aspect of being a Dental Hygienist is connecting with her patients and she looks forward to making a positive difference in their lives. 

"I want my patients to know that I truly care about them as a person. When they come in for their visit I'll treat them as though they were my own family. I want them to walk away feeling like their questions were answered and that we listened. I want them to know that their dental goals are our priority and we'll help them get to where they want to be."

Celeste enjoyed completing her pre-requisite courses at Utah Valley University where she also ran for their Cross Country Team.  Celeste continues to run and participates in trail and road marathons. When she's not in the office she's spending time with her husband and their dog, Odie. They often go hiking, running, camping, mountain biking, and boating. 

 


Haley Terry, RDH

 

Although Haley has been working as a Dental Hygienist for several years, dentistry has always been a part of her life because her dad served as a dentist in the Air Force. Haley attended Brigham Young University for her general and hygiene prerequisite courses. She then transferred and graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. In her spare time Haley enjoys playing board games, hiking, and running. Recently she ran a 1/2 marathon in May 2018.

Her  favorite aspects of dentistry include cone beam technology, the ultrasonic's incredible ability to flush out bacteria and debris, as well as other advances that help combat gum disease. "It is my goal to help all of my patients feel comfortable during their appointment and be happy with their results. Having a healthy smile is possible! As a dental hygienist it is my priority to make sure my patients are receiving care tailored to their specific needs."

         


Cassie Ewell, Office Manager

Cassie Ewell, Office Manager

Cassie’s passion for dentistry is driven by her love for people and the opportunity it gives her to unravel the “mysteries” of dental insurance to help our patients.

Cassie brings with her a wealth of knowledge as a veteran dental office manager that is committed to patient care. She is dedicated in helping our patients maximize their insurance benefits and while keeping their dental treatment affordable.

With her extensive dental knowledge she coordinates insurance billing and patient /doctor communications. Outside the office she is a busy mom that loves the outdoors and country dancing. Cassie is committed to continuous learning as she is a member of American Association of Dental Office Managers.

"Dentisty today is exciting, the field of dentistry is constantly changing, and it keeps me on my toes.  The technology is incredible, and Dr. Pratt and our entire team is committed to remaining on the cutting edge, in both the areas of high-tech dentistry and patient experience. With those two goals, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!" 


Bethany Kramer, Scheduling Coordinator

Bethany Kramer, Insurance Specialist

Bethany earned her CDA and Radiology certificates when she graduated from Provo Dental Care in 2013.  She has been working in the dental field ever since.  Bethany is continuing her education at Utah Valley University where she has completed her Associates degree and working toward her Bachelors. 

When Bethany is out of the office she and her husband keep busy camping, four-wheeling, and spending time with their family.  

"Working in the field of dentistry has turned out to be one of the most enjoyabe decisions I've made!  I feel at home in this office and with this team.  My love for dentistry stems from my belief that having good oral health and a beautiful, confident smile is priceless.  Being a part of a profession that helps others accomplish this is what I enjoy most about what I do.  There's nothing more rewarding than helping somone to not just smile comfortably but to also smile confidently."     


Amber York, Scheduling Coordinator

From a young age Amber knew she wanted to work in the field of dentistry. She graduated from MATC with her Dental Assisting Certificate and has been working in dentistry for over 4 years. Her number one priority is patient care. Amber loves the opportunity to meet new people every day and strives to provide individualized care. 

"No two patients are the same. When you schedule your next visit you can expect to receive care tailored to you. Our team is dedicated to providing gentle and effective services specific to your needs." 
 
Beyond her love of dentistry, Amber spends her free time in the outdoors. She enjoys dancing, bow hunting, fishing, and camping through all four seasons.  If she's not in the office she can be found spending time in the mountains. She and her husband will welcome their new baby girl in the summer of 2018.  

Chelsea Tsafos, Dental Assistant

Chelsea Tsafos, Dental Assistant

Chelsea joined our team over 5 years ago and loves taking great care of her patients which is why she is so valuable to the Hobble Creek Dental Team!   Chelsea's  gentle nature makes her a favorite with patients.  She is gentle and prides herself on making sure her patients feel comfortable while they are in her care. Chelsea graduated from the Mountain Land Applied Technology Center where she recieved her dental assisting certificate.   

"I love being part of a team that takes care of their patients like family!  Dr. Pratt shows so much love and concern for his patients, it's a great place to work."  

When not assisting Dr. Pratt, Chelsea enjoys traveling, hiking, rock crawling, and visitng Moab - her favorite place to get away.

 

Brooke Sorensen, Dental Assistant

Brooke Sorensen, Dental Assistant

A desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology is what first attracted Brooke to Hobble Creek Dental Care. "Dentistry is an exciting field to be in. With all of the advancements we've seen in technology helping others obtain optimal dental health and a smile they love is easier than ever. I love being a part of something that can truly change the way a person sees themselves."

This translates into Brooke's exceptional care with each patient she sees. Having been a dental assistant for over 4 years she has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting which makes her a great addition to Hobble Creek Dental Care.

Aside from being a dental assistant Brooke loves to craft. She and her husband also enjoy road trips, four-wheeling, and hunting.


Alecia Kent, Dental Assistant

Alecia Kent, Dental Assistant

Alecia's desire to continue her education in dental hygiene lead her to Hobble Creek Dental Care because she heard about the exceptional team working with Dr. Pratt.  She finished her Dental Assisting degree at MATC, and is currently attending the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. She is expected to graduate in August of 2018 with her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene.

Alecia assists our hygiene department and loves working with children.  
Alecia's attention to detail shows she is a great addition to the team.

Alecia says her life goal is to travel, she loves volleyball, four wheeling, and hiking. 

 

Karlene Curtis, Dental Assistant

A native to Oregon, Karlene first moved to Utah a few years ago where she attended the Utah Valley Dental Assisting School. There she received her dental assisting and radiology certificates. Karlene is an excellent addition to our team as she loves all aspects of dental assisting especially meeting new people. Assisting in our hygiene department, she cares for patients of all ages. 

"I love working with Dr. Pratt and the opportunity it provides to meet new people. I enjoy helping others and I feel like I can accomplish that by being a part of this team."

Outside her role of being a dental assistant, Karlene and her husband spend their free time boating, hiking, and shopping.