About Us

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentisry

Katie Sealey, DDS

Dr. Sealey grew up in Billings where she graduated from Skyview High School. She then attended Montana State University in Bozeman and received her degree in English Literature in May of 2002. Dr. Sealey graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006. She received the Senior Student Dental Award from the Academy of General Dentistry for clinical excellence in operative dentistry her senior year.

Paul Berry, DDS

Dr. Paul Berry grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Carroll College where he studied Spanish and Business. Having always enjoyed working with people, the sciences, and using his hands, he was drawn to explore dentistry next. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and is proud to work with Dr. Maes, Dr. Sealey, and the entire team at South Hills Dental.

Joel Maes, DDS, MAGD

Dr. Maes was born in Bozeman and raised in Anaconda. He attended the University of Montana where he studied Chemistry, premedical science and played rugby before moving to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Maes joined the U.S. Navy and received an additional 3 years of clinical training in San Diego, California. He has practiced in Helena since 1981.

More About Dr. Sealey

Dr. Katie Sealey joined her uncle in practice in July of 2006. Dr. Sealey grew up in Billings where she graduated from Skyview High School. She then attended Montana State University in Bozeman and received her degree in English Literature in May of 2002. Dr. Sealey graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2006. She received the Senior Student Dental Award from the Academy of General Dentistry for clinical excellence in operative dentistry her senior year.

Dr. Sealey is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Montana Dental Association. She has served as secretary/treasurer and president of the 5th District Dental Society.

In addition, she is a member of the Montana Study Club. The Montana Study Club has an emphasis on treating difficult restorative and esthetic cases. Dr. Sealey has worked extensively with Dr. Ed McLaren, the former director of UCLA’s graduate esthetic dentistry program, including a trip to UCLA to work with their instructors and students. Dr. Sealey participates in the Sleeping Giant Study Club as well. This group is part of the Spear Study club program. This group focuses on interdisciplinary treatment with the local orthodontists, surgeons and other specialists. She participates in numerous other continuing education programs as well.

Dr. Sealey served as a board member for the Helena Rotary club and Exploration Works. She graduated from the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Helena program. Dr. Sealey and her husband have participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Prickly Pear Land Trust activities and numerous other community events.

Katie’s husband Jeff is a local attorney. They have two sons, Milo and Cormac. Dr. Sealey enjoys spending time with her family hiking the trails around Helena, biking and skiing.

More About Dr. Berry
Dr. Berry’s philosophy is simple: Care about people. Be loyal to your community. Take pride in your work; the details matter. Deliver value and quality; there are no shortcuts.
 
Dr. Berry graduated from Carroll College where he studied Spanish and Business. Having always enjoyed working with people, the sciences, and using his hands, he was drawn to explore dentistry next. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and is proud to work with Dr. Sealey and the entire team at South Hills Dental. 
 
In dentistry, constant improvement and learning isn’t optional. Dr. Berry is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and is a regular member of the Spear Study Club and the Tucker Study Club. Membership in these education organizations emphasize and support continuing education as a foundational part of providing the best dentistry possible.
 
Outside the office you’ll find Dr. Berry with his wife, Kristin, and their daughter Bonnie, in the south hills, skiing, or river rafting. Helena is a great place to call home.
More About Dr. Maes

Dr. Maes was born in Bozeman, raised in Anaconda, and graduated from Anaconda Central High School’s famed Class of 1970. He attended the University of Montana where he studied Chemistry, premedical science and played rugby before moving to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Maes joined the U.S. Navy and received an additional 3 years of clinical training in San Diego, California. He has practiced in Helena since 1981.

Dr. Maes has maintained active memberships in the American Dental Association, Montana Dental Association and Helena’s Fifth District Dental Society since 1981.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and is one of only seven Montana dentists to have achieved a Mastership designation in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Maes is a past president of the Montana Academy of General Dentistry, has served as Regional Vice President for the Eleventh District of the Academy of General Dentistry and is the 1996 recipient of the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry Humanitarian Award for his work with his good friend, Dr. John Smith, in establishing the Helena Cooperative Dental Clinic which was founded to serve the indigent and working poor of Helena. For many years he was recognized as Volunteer of the Year and continues to serve on the Advisory Board for the Helena Community Health Center.

He currently serves as president of the Montana Chapter of The National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, a volunteer group of dentists and dental lab technicians who are committed to providing comprehensive dental care to severely handicapped individuals.

In 2001, Dr. Maes received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Montana Dental Association. Another recognition he is especially proud of is the 2011 Dentist of the Year Award by his friends in the Montana Dental Hygiene Association. In 2013, Dr. Maes was awarded the Montana Dental Association’s T.T. Rider Award for service to his community and to the profession.

He remains active in dental continuing education and is a charter member of the Montana Dental Study Club and the Dr. Maes enjoys photography, reading and practicing dentistry. He is also an avid backpacker and hiker.

The addition of his niece, Dr. Sealey, has enriched his practice life and personal life immeasurably.

The inherent kindness they display and their desire to serve and always do their best has inspired him, just as their intelligence and problem-solving abilities have humbled him.

Dr. Maes and his beautiful wife and best friend Stephanie enjoy cooking together, traveling and especially spending time with their friends and ever-growing family. They have seven children and two grandchildren between them, with more to love as time goes by.

Our Staff

Mel

Patient Services Representative

Nikki

Patient Services Representative

Sarah

Hygienist

Erica

Hygienist

Kenzie

Hygienist

Shelbie

Dental Assistant

Lilly

Dental Assistant

Kelsey

Dental Assistant

Neenah

Dental Assistant

As always, our experience was excellent. My 2 sons (ages 3 and 5) really enjoy going to the dentist with Dad. The crew at South Hills takes pride in making sure we all feel comfortable (myself included) and I highly recommend them!!

Randy Hoag

State of the art equipment and methods. Caring and professional attitude among all that work there. I highly recommend South Hills Dental

Omar Goldberg

South hills dental is amazing! I take all 5 of my kids here. I highly recommend over any other dental places in helena. Great staff and great dental doctors! I wish there were 10 stars because that is what I’d give to South hills dental!

MS

I’ve been attending here for at least 15+ years, because Dr. Maes has compassion, skills that is above genius. He cares and desires the best for his patients. He has work to have his entire team to also care in the same way.

J Beaudin

Call: (406) 443-2780

Clinic Hours

M-Th: 7:30am-4:30pm | F: 7am-2pm