A professional and friendly care provider

At Holladay Dental Excellence, we select profesionals who are passionate about providing in dental care to those in need on a daily basis.

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Dr. Val Ludlow

Dr. Ludlow grew up in Salt Lake City. After majoring in Chemistry at the University of Utah, he went to dental school at the University of Southern California. Graduating in 1981, Dr. Ludlow returned to Holladay to establish his private practice.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry
  • Utah Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Spears Study Club
  • Tanner Occlusal Study Club
  • UCLA Aesthetic Continuum
  • DOCS Sedation Education

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Dr. Ludlow is dedicated to continuing his dental education so he can stay up to date with the most modern and advanced dental techniques and technology. Every year Dr. Ludlow completes several hours of continuing education with a focus on courses work provided by UCLA, the Spear Institute, and the prestigious Las Vegas Institute (LVI.) Dr. Ludlow’s dental practice is focused on creating a harmonious, aesthetic smile that provides long-term oral health.

In his spare time, Dr. Ludlow enjoys cycling – for the past 15 years, he has completed an annual 200-mile bike ride. He is also a level II certified ski instructor.

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Lena

Front Desk

Lena grew up in Roy and Salt Lake City Utah. She went to South High School...

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Lena grew up in Roy and Salt Lake City Utah. She went to South High School. She has tons of family in Utah and loves to be around them. She really enjoys the Fall colors up in the mountains and visiting Little Cottonwood in Big Cottonwood Canyon when the colors of the leaves are changing.

She enjoys working at the front desk of Holladay Dental Excellence because she can meet lots of patience and hear their stories. She also really likes the staff here and being able to see them everyday.

Lena loves to have positive day and a cheerful cup of coffee in the morning to get her going.

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Cheristy

Dental Assistant

Cheristy grew up in Taylorsville, Utah and graduated from Taylorsville High School...

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Cheristy grew up in Taylorsville, Utah and graduated from Taylorsville High School. She went to Snow College and Utah State University. After college and trying out a few different things she decided that she wanted to start working in the dental field. She did a short Dental Assisting program in Sandy Utah and then started working chairside.

She really enjoys talking to the patients and learning about all the exciting things in their lives as she gets to know them.

She recently got married, and her and her husband love to hike together especially in Little Cottonwood Canyon and around the local mountains. She actually met her husband while hiking. She also enjoys cooking and brings treats into the office every once in awhile.

Melanie

Melanie

Dental Assistant

Melanie grow up in Midvale Utah and attended Hillcrest High School...

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Melanie grow up in Midvale Utah and attended Hillcrest High School. She took Dental Assisting early when she was a senior in high school. She only worked initially as a dental assistant for 3 months at a periodontist office. She then moved on to working in the insurance industry for 24 years and later got the dental bug and decided to give it another go.

She is enjoying being back because she really enjoys working with Dr. Ludlow and the staff here at Holladay Dental Excellence.

Melanie enjoy spending time with her kids and her granddaughter who calls her YiaYia (Greek for Grandma).

She loves to hike in Bell Canyon and also frequent the hot springs of Utah, especially the hot spring at Saratoga Springs. She also loves to attend reggae concerts and will tell you about her latest reggae adventure if you ask.

Her life motto comes from Bob Marley “Don't worry about a thing cuz every little thing is gonna be all right.”

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Kenalee

Dental Hygienist

Kenalee grew up in Bluffdale Utah where she attended Riverton High School...

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Kenalee grew up in Bluffdale Utah where she attended Riverton High School. She attended both Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. She then did her hygiene training at Fortis College.

She has been working as a dental hygienist for five years and she really enjoys the patient interaction and getting to know everyone that comes into the office.

She enjoys rock climbing especially in American Fork Canyon and Red Rock in Draper. She is excited to be getting married in November of 2018 in Hawaii. She enjoys spending time with her dog Duke who is a Blue Heeler.

Heidi

Heidi

Office Manager

Heidi grew up in Salt Lake City and attended Highland High School...

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Heidi grew up in Salt Lake City and attended Highland High School. She has worked in the hotel industry stock transfer industry and she has many years of management experience. She enjoys meeting and getting no patience and she very much enjoyed working with the positive upbeat crew here at Holladay Dental Excellence.

Heidi enjoys living close to her son and three grandchildren. She loves to dine at porcupine Pub located on Fort Union Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights. Heidi loves to read. She also really enjoys traveling. Close to home she likes to visit Heber Valley, Midway and especially lake Powell.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie has been a registered dental hygienist for 18 years and has worked...

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Stephanie has been a registered dental hygienist for 18 years and has worked for Dr. Ludlow 16 years! Besides working in private practice Stephanie volunteers her time to Salt Lake Donated Dental, Family Dental Plan, Special Olympics and other organizations. As a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association she has served as a delegate and traveled around the nation representing Utah dental hygienists.

Currently Stephanie is attending UVU and will graduate Spring 2018 with her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene. When she isn't polishing those "pearly whites," Stephanie loves to be outdoors running, hiking, snow skiing, and camping. She also loves to travel, play games and be with family.

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