Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.


Office Manager

Valerie is our Office Manager. She has been with us since April 2016 and she handles all insurance and financing. She is very knowledge and takes great pride in her work.  She is originally from Cincinnati, OH.  She received her B.S. in Public Health from BYU-I.  She loves the mountains and the community here in Spanish Fork.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs and she is a very skilled baker!



Natalie is our receptionist and does a wonderful job helping patients feel welcomed into the practice.  She is a life long Utah resident and has been in Spanish Fork for 8 years.  She has 4 children and one grandbaby!  She enjoys being with her family and supporting her children in their activities.


Lead Dental Assistant

Danelle is our lead dental assistant and has been with us since June 2016. She is great with keeping patients at ease and has the best laugh. She has lived in Spanish Fork for eleven years with her husband and three wonderful boys. She grew up in the San Antonio, Texas area and moved here for school. She loves crafting and painting, but cooking/baking is her favorite. She also loves spending time with her kids outdoors and swimming is one of their favorite things. She has been in the dental field for fifteen years and loves it!


Dental Assistant

Caitlin is a full time dental assistant and has been with us since August 2016. She was raised in Spanish Fork and currently lives here with her husband, Jake. She loves being active and is an avid dancer/clogger. Her favorite place to be is Disneyland and loves chocolate.


Dental Assistant

Mariela is a full time Dental Assistant and our resident Spanish speaker.  She is super funny and always keeps us on our toes with her whit.  She has lived in Utah most of her life and she lives with her dad and sister.  She enjoys traveling, reading and watching movies.


Dental Hygienist

Heather is a full time hygienist. She has a long history with the Atwood's . She started with Dr. Mike Atwood in the 90's as a front office employee and then went to hygiene school and then continued to work for Dr. Mike Atwood before Dr. Richard bought the practice. She has such a happy disposition and is a joy to be around! She loves to travel and has been all over the world!


Dental Hygienist

Alex is a full time dental hygienist.  She is very calm and puts her patients at ease.  She enjoys soccer, spending time with her husband and being outdoors.


Dental Hygienist

Allison is a part time hygienist and works two days a week with us. She takes great care of her patients and loves to reconnect with patients she has seen for years. She has 3 children and 3 step children and lives in Salem. She graduated from hygiene school in 2002 and she enjoys being outdoors, wake boarding, hiking and traveling.


Dental Hygienist

Summer is a part time dental hygienist.  She's originally from Las Vegas and has been in Utah for a few years.  She comes from a family of many dentists, including her husband who is a dentist.  She has 4 children and enjoys spending her time with them.


Dental Hygienist

Karen is a part time Dental Hygienist and has worked in the practice since 2016. She was raised in a small town in Utah called Alton. She is a twin and has 11 siblings! Karen is the mom of two little boys and loves to travel to St. George to visit her family.