Meet the Doctors
Stephen E Smith, DMD
I feel very lucky to live and work in the Yelm community! Since returning to Washington in 2010, I have been practicing general dentistry at Yelm Dental. I had the privilege of working alongside my childhood dentist, Marlin Kay, until he retired in 2013. I grew up in Lacey, graduated from Timberline High School in 1998, then spent twelve years furthering my education and starting a family.
I earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Brigham Young University in 2004, and a doctor of dental medicine (DMD) degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 2008. I spent two years in Detroit, Michigan where I received additional training in oral and maxillofacial surgery which included IV Sedation, the removal of impacted wisdom teeth and dental implant surgery.
My wife Stephanie is a native of Federal Way, Washington. She and I were married in 2002 and have moved our family from Utah to Pennsylvania to Michigan and then finally back to Western Washington, where we plan to stay. We are the proud parents of four boys and a girl. When we are not driving around to our kids activities, we love road trips and exploring the outdoors especially here in the great Pacific Northwest!
DANIEL G BLACKNER, DMD
I absolutely love living and working here in Yelm and be a part of the wonderful team here. I strive for excellence in patient care and am proud to be in a practice where the principles of gentleness, conservative treatment and preventative dental care are paramount.
My wife and I are natives of Federal Wa, WA. I graduated from Federal Way High School in 2001 and went on to receive my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in 2008. I graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia in 2013. After four years of living on the East Coast, my family and I are so excited to be back in the Northwest cheering for the Seahawks and hiking and playing in the outdoors.
In my spare time, I enjoy participating in any and all sports as well as spending time with wife and three kids.
Mackenzie wood, dmd
I am very excited to be returning home to practice dentistry in Western Washington. After graduating from Black Hills High School, I attended St. Martins University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2011. After a few years of life experience, I met my husband Paul who is also a native of Olympia. I graduated from the Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in 2019.
When I am not treating patients, you will find me spending time with my husband as we enjoy all this area has to offer. We love hiking, running, camping, playing soccer and supporting our Seattle area sports teams. I feel very blessed to have the love and support of famiy and friends and look forward to developing new relationships at Yelm Dental.
tyler tebay, dmd
I absolutely love what I do and the relationships I get to forge. I take great pride and responsibility in the trust that is built between me and my patients. I strive to provide the best care and continue to learn every day. I am very thankful of the opportunity that Yelm Dental and the community have given me to do what I love.
I was born and raised in Pasco, Washington. Baseball brought me to the Pacific Northwest where I received an athletic scholarship to pitch for the Saint Martin University. I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2005. I moved to Portland, Oregon and received my doctorate of dental medicine (DMD) from Oregon Health and Science University. I graduated with great honors in 2016 and was elected membership into the dental honors society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.
When I am not seeing patients, I love spending time and traveling with my wife Molly. I am an avid Seattle sports fan and find any opportunity to root them on.