Alison Smith has known she wanted to work in the dental field since the age of thirteen when her dentist offered to let her shadow at the office. This lead Alison to complete a dental assisting course during her senior year of high school and knew that dental hygiene was what she needed to study in college. Alison graduated with her bachelor's degree from Dixie State University in 2019 where she had the opportunity to serve as VP in SADHA and as the student delegate for District X at the ADHA Annual Conference in 2018. When Alison attended ADHA, she had a fire lit within her that truly taught her that there is more to being a hygienist than just cleaning teeth.
Alison married her perfect match in 2016 after dating for almost two years (unheard of in Utah). They love reading new series of books together, usually out loud with all sorts of silly voices and accents. They enjoy playing video games, both retro and modern, and love adventuring out in the wild.
Tresurer and ADHA Delegate
Speaker of the House
ADHA Head Delegate
Immediate Past President
Kathleen (Kathy) Young graduated from Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked in California for over 25 years. Life (and the Air Force) then took her to Texas, England and Alaska. While in Alaska, Kathy took her state boards again in order to get an Alaska dental hygiene license. It wasn’t any more fun the second time around, but she passed! Again, life changed for her when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. This brought her and her family to live in Provo, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at UVU. She continued on to get a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Science from Utah State University. She currently is a Professor at Utah Valley University, and loves working with the students. Kathy has always been passionate about using her skills to serve others, and has taken service trips to Haiti (twice), China and the Dominican Republic. She is also passionate about serving her profession, and has done so for many years.
Salt Lake Component President
Heather began her dental career in 2000 and spent time as a dental assistant and office manager. She attended the Utah College of Dental Hygiene and graduated in 2008.
Heather has held roles such as Arestin educator and trainer, managing editor for Beyond the Prophy, and Senior Ambassador for Burst. After speaking at Utah’s Dental Hygienists' Association lobby day a few years ago, she caught the speaking bug and loves teaching and learning
along with her fellow hygienists. When she
isn’t in the op, she is spending time with her husband and three sons, scrolling social media, or watching BYU football (go Cougars)!