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Leslie Hayes, DDS is a Bozeman dentist.

Dr. leslie hayes

Born and raised in Livingston, Montana, Leslie Hayes completed her undergraduate work at MSU in 1986, here in beautiful Bozeman.  She achieved her DDS degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and immediately moved back to Bozeman to start her practice in 1990.  She is the current President of the Montana constituent of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), is the current chairman of the AGD Fellowship Exam Committee Team C.


Her dedication to leadership in the dental field has spanned many years as she has served as President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the 6th District Dental Society of the American Dental Association (ADA) and as Secretary/Treasurer, President Elect and President of the Montana Academy of General Dentistry, and Chairman and committee member of the Self Instruction Committee of the Academy of General Dentistry.

In addition to her commitment to leadership, she has demonstrated her commitment to continuing education starting in 1992 when she began working toward her Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry.  Earning her Fellowship in 1997, she continued to work toward her Mastership in the AGD, which she will receive in June 2015.  Fellowship and Mastership in the AGD required passing a written exam, taking at least 1000 hours of continuing education with 500 of those hours being hands-on courses.  She is so passionate about continuing education that she currently serves as the chairman of the AGD Fellowship Exam Committee Team C and serves on the Montana Dental Association Continuing Education committee.  Continuing education is such a passion for Dr. Leslie Hayes because she sees it directly benefiting her patients’ needs.  When she saw a real need for a simple approach to orthodontics, she pursued a special 2 year course to meet that need, approaching this service as she does all of her work: simply and honestly.
 
Dr. Hayes is one of the friendliest and most approachable people you will meet and her dedication to her patients and to her profession extends to the greater Bozeman community, as well.  She has served on the boards of the Bozeman Area American Red Cross, Gallatin Valley United Way, and Cancer Family Network of Montana.
 
When she’s not in her office or attending professional conferences, you might meet Dr. Hayes hiking with her poodles, Luke and Stella on trails around Bozeman.  She also loves to quilt with friends, travel the world with her mother and spends as much time as possible with her two granddaughters.


MEET KATHY ULLMAN

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

Hi there! I am a dental hygienist on Dr. Leslie Hayes’s dental team.  I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Hayes for almost 23 years.  It is our goal to provide every patient quality dental work in a clean comfortable setting.  Our team members truly care for every patient and want to provide each person with the best dental experience possible.

 

I grew up in Big Timber, MT and then attended hygiene school in Sheridan, WY, going on to the University of Wyoming where I attained a BS in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis on public health.  After graduating in 1988, I worked in Wyoming and Colorado and spent summers working for the State of Colorado Migrant Program. I then moved back home to Montana to continue my career in dental hygiene.

 

I am married and have two children.  Our family is very involved in most sporting events. We love to spend time outdoors and spend summers camping in our favorite Montana spots.

ANNE MARIE

DENTAL assitant

I have been dental assisting for 10 years.  I joined this practice in 2014 an am proud to be part of such a warm caring team.


I moved to Bozeman with my husband in 2003 from Northern California.  We are raising our 3 children here in Bozeman and are thoroughly enjoying the many activities the Gallatin Valley has to offer.

MEET: ASHLEY SMEIJA

OFFICE MANAGER

As Office Administrator for Dr. Hayes since 2013, I’ve enjoyed working with this amazing staff and learning about dentistry. 

 

A Minnesota native, I have called Bozeman home for 18 years.  In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and animals and photographing extreme sports.

 

CHRIS NELSON

DENTAL assistant

I was born and raised in southern California where I pursued my career as a dental assistant.  My goal is to help educate my patients and comfort them through their visits in our office.


My husband and I have two sons. As a family, we love to enjoy the outdoors of Montana, camping, fishing, hiking, skiing and riding four wheelers.

MEET: SHELLY Mcmullen

DENTAL HYgienist

My career as a dental hygienist started in 1996.  I have worked for Dr. Hayes for over 7 years.  It is a fantastic practice and I feel grateful to be part of it.  I am fortunate to work with wonderful colleagues, who all strive to achieve the best care for and dedication to our patients.


I love the personal relationships built with my patients and that I am able to provide them with the opportunity to have the best oral health.


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, treasuring every moment I have with them.  Born and raised in the Gallatin Valley, I enjoy being outdoors and love everything this area has to offer.