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Meet Your Oral Surgery Team

Stephanie Walkenhorst

Office Manager

Oral Surgery Team: Stephanie WalkenhorstBorn and raised in Utah, Stephanie is one of six siblings, one older brother and four younger sisters. She is married with 7 children and 13 grandchildren. Her hobbies include riding her Harley Davidson, playing softball, water-skiing, camping, and scuba diving. Stephanie loves dolphins, sunshine and horses and spent 18 years offering horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Salt Lake City to Utah tourists and residents alike!

Maggie Paul

Receptionist

Oral Surgery Team: Maggie PaulMaggie was born in the back seat of a car, so the location listed on her birth certificate says "I-15”. She is the youngest of 5 children. Maggie enjoyed gymnastics when she was little. When she was older, she began judging gymnastics and even instructed gymnasts for a while. Maggie also played softball starting at a young age and has never stopped playing. She has 4 daughters that all but 1 could do standing back handsprings by the time they were 9! After she got married, her husband joined her playing softball every weekend. Now that she's over 50, her softball team includes not only her husband but their 4 girls and THEIR husbands and boyfriends.

Angela Sharp, RDH

Office Relations

Oral Surgery Team: Angela SharpAngela was born and raised in upstate New York. After attending 3 years at BYU, she transferred to Weber State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has enjoyed being in the dental field for 17 years and loves working with people. Outside of work, Angela spends much of her time with her husband of 15 years and their 3 children. While they love to go jeeping, fishing, and traveling, most of her spare time is spent supporting her children’s efforts on the soccer field and their academic achievements through PTA involvement. She is trained as a radKIDS instructor and teaches classes at the elementary school that provide safety and self-defense instruction to students. If she had time, she might like to read.

Sabrina Pinilla

Surgical Assistant

Oral Surgery Team: Monica FonsecaOriginally from Queens, New York, Sabrina now lives here in Utah with her three dogs and one cat. She has high aspirations of one day becoming a surgeon herself! After spending her days with us at the office, she heads off to school where she is currently taking pre-med classes and working on her Bachelor's degree. When she's not chiseling away at her goals, Sabrina likes to hang out with friends, go dancing and loves Chinese food. Not only does this bright assistant dream big, but she works hard!

Rylee Padilla

Receptionist/Surgical Assistant

Oral Surgery Team: Rylee PadillaRylee grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where she developed her love for the outdoors. Her hobbies include kayaking and water skiing. She is an avid dog lover and has Shepard mix named Joon. Joon is about 3 years old and was adopted by Rylee when she was 8 weeks old, right after her leg was amputated! Rylee loves Indian food…enough to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not working hard at the office, or eating Indian food, she enjoys listening to podcasts. We are lucky to have her as part of our team!

Brittany Elder

Surgical Assistant

Brittany was born and raised here in Utah and has worked as a dental and surgical assistant for 13 years.  Growing up, she spent years playing softball and perfecting her pitch.  She loves working with people and can strike up a conversation with just about anyone.  Her bubbly personality and positive energy are always fun to have around.  Outside of work, Brit spends her time wake boarding, camping and dirt biking…which she is already training her 3 year old son to ride! 

Jenna Swaney

Surgical Assistant

Oral Surgery Team: Rylee PadillaJenna recently moved to Utah from Florida with her husband and 10 children. Outside of work, she stays very busy but still has time to have fun! Since her husband works as a pilot, Jenna has enjoyed travelling all around the world to places like Shanghai and Paris.

Salt Lake City Office

Open Today 8:00am-5:00pm All hours

2180 East 4500 South Ste 285
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Directions (801) 277-3942

"I don't fear many things in life, but I can honestly say going to the dentist is one of them! But the experience Dr. Hopkin's office provided me made it not so scary. I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone!"

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