M. Blake Hillstead, DDS, DHSc | Paul M. Broadwater, DDS, MS

About the Staff

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.

The friendly people who will try to make your visits as pleasant as possible are:

Donie Hackney

Office Manager

Donie has been working with the practice for over 10 years. She and her husband, Shane, have two children, Tanner and Shainey. In her free time, Donie enjoys spending time in Lake Powell and reading. Donie's favorite part of her job is having the opportunity to interact with patients and make their experience at the orthodontist a great one.

Nicole Bennett

Front Office Assistant

Nicole has been working with the practice for 8 years. Together she and her husband, Bret, have three very energetic children, Braxton, Blayr and Bentley. Nicole is also the coach of the high school Drill Team. Her favorite thing in the world is vacationing with her family. Nicole loves being able to help think of ways to make our office a fun place to be!

Kathleen Rushnow

Treatment Coordinator

Kathleen has been working with the practice for the last 17 years. She is our X-ray-certified Treatment Coordinator. She and her husband, Tom, have four children, Staci, Matthew, Kellie and Janelle. They also have six Grandchildren. In her leisure time, she enjoys fishing and 4-wheeling. Kathy really enjoys coming to work to get to know the new patients and their families and working with such an awesome staff!

Dusty Passarella

Head Orthodontic Assistant

Dusty started working with the practice when she was in high school and has been here for 11 years. Dusty is married to Jeff, and together they are raising four active children, Taylor, Trenity, T'Ann and Haydon. When she is not working for Dr. B, she is working at the Carbon County Ambulance. In her free time, she is always spending time with her family. Dusty loves working on such a large variety of patients and being able to see their treatment progress to a great end result!

Lisa Mena

Orthodontic Assistant

Lisa has been working in the dental field for 16 years and has been with the practice for almost 5 years. Lisa is married to Brian, and they have two outgoing children, Jesse and Amberia. She loves being outdoors! In her free time, you will find Lisa hunting, fishing, camping and 4-wheeling. Lisa enjoys working with such an awesome team of women!

Alysa Giraud

Orthodontic Assistant

Alysa has been working with Dr. Broadwater for over 3 years. She is also a Licensed Cosmetologist. Alysa and her husband, Jeremy, are proud parents of their daughter, Oakley. In her free time, Alysa loves to go camping with her friends and family. She is also a 'Foodie' who loves to try new things. Her favorite thing about working with Dr. B is being able to learn new things; there is nothing she is unwilling to learn.

Deena Schade

Sterilization Specialist

Deena has been working with the practice for almost 2 years. When she is not working here, she is employed with the Carbon School District. Deena is married to Bob, and together have two beautiful children, Calie and Cooper. In her free time, Deena follows her children around to all of their sporting events. Her favorite part of her job is being able to work with the awesome patients!

Daryl Parker

Orthodontic Assistant

Daryl has been part of the practice for the last year. She loves being a mom to her two kids, Waylon and Bailey. Daryl also works as a waitress at Groggs. When Daryl is not working, she enjoys being outdoors. The best part of working at Dr. Broadwater's office is the great family atmosphere that she gets to work in!