Meet the Team
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.
I have been dental assisting for 10 years. I joined this practice in 2014 and I 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 Smieja
I started working for Dr. Hayes in 2013. Not knowing much about dentistry when I started, I truly enjoyed learning and working with this amazing staff.
I moved to Bozeman 21 years ago from a small town in Minnesota where my parents had a dairy farm. The farm taught me hard work and love for animals. On weekends you can find me riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles or my horse. I also enjoy photography and going for walks with my dog. My most exciting life event will be happening in July 2017 when I marry my wonderful fiance!
I have been a dental hygienist for 11 years. I moved to Bozeman a year ago with my husband and two kids. We are really enjoying the Bozeman area and all the opportunities it has to offer. Some of my favorites include: camping, fishing, hiking, skiing and hunting all with my family.
MEET: SHELLY Mcmullen
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.
I am a native of Montana and grew in the Frenchtown area. I went through a four year program at the University of Montana for Radiology tech and graduated in 2010. I began dental assisting in February of 2012 in Missoula for Full Care Dental. I completed my dental assisting certification in 2017 and moved to Bozeman.
My five years experience in dental assisting has helped give me the ability to help patients which is a passion. I have an older sister with cerebral palsy and I really understand the meaning of compassion in the medical field. It is what inspires me.
I love spending time with my family and anything outdoors. I enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and hiking with my puppy dog Addy.