Salem Dental
Dr. Seth Huish

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Working with an experienced and compassionate dental team makes the difference between a good dental appointment and an exceptional one. You will find that our dentist Dr. Seth Huish is gentle and highly skilled. His experience in all aspects of general, cosmetic, and family dentistry means that you and your loved ones can have all the treatment you need in a single location.

Take a moment to learn more about Dr. Huish by reading below.

Dr. Seth Huish


As a boy, Dr. Huish chipped his tooth and was impressed by the kindness and helpfulness of his dentist. That experience helped Dr. Huish discover his passion for dentistry and inspired Dr. Huish to devote himself to becoming an outstanding dentist.

He attended high school in Park City, Utah, and received his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Dr. Huish completed his dental training at the Oregon Health & Science University and furthered his dental education with post-graduate studies in implantology. He also received continuing education in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics.

Dr. Huish married his high school sweetheart and is the father of four girls. 

“I’m outnumbered,” he jokes. 

He enjoys snow and water skiing, biking, running, hiking, and family time. He loves to travel and serve. He has traveled to Mexico to participate in the Mission of Mercy.

Dr. Huish loves learning and teaching as a dentist. He learns from his co-workers and patients daily and likes helping others become educated so that they can improve their oral health.

Dr. Huish has lived in Washington, Alabama, Utah, Texas, Hawaii, Austria, and Germany. He even speaks fluent German! However, he and his family were quite happy to settle down here, and they love the area.

As your Salem dentist, Dr. Huish looks forward to meeting you and serving you with quality care at Salem Dental.

Dr. Abigail Rapchick, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Abigail Rapchick grew up on a farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Her childhood was spent outdoors, participating in 4-H and Pony Club, and working in her mothers extensive flower and vegetable gardens. She attended the University at Buffalo where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science, before continuing on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery at UB as well. After graduating she moved to Albuquerque, NM to complete a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where she received additional training in all aspects of dentistry. 


In her spare time, Abigail enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and rock climbing. She has had a blast exploring the PNW so far and is always looking for new trail recommendations! Her creative nature is expressed through trying new recipes in the kitchen, and her never-ending mixed media art projects. 


Finish the sentence with Dr. Rapchick;

One new skill I would like to learn is… How to fly an airplane.

If I wasn’t a dentist I would be… A jeweler, or jewelry designer.


One place I would like to travel to someday is… New Zealand


Office Supervisor/Treatment Coordinator

Michele grew up in the PNW.  Born in Idaho, raised in Oregon. Other states she has lived in…Washington, Utah, Montana. She attended OSU and has a degree in business management. Michele is married and has two great children all grown up. Michele loves to spend time in the great outdoors. Hiking, kayaking, gardening, and walking on the beach. She also loves cooking and taking her dog for long walks.

"Finish the Sentence" with Michelle

If I stuck on an island and could only listen to 3 artists, I would listen to... John Meyer, Dave Matthews, and Pearl Jam.

The movie I would remake and star in would be... Harry Potter, of course, it would have to be renamed to maybe… Hazel Potter.

My dinner date of my choosing would be... Thomas Jefferson, I think it would be a great night, he was a highly intelligent man. 


Office Supervisor / Treatment Coordinator

Hollie was born in Hawaii , and now has lived in the PNW for the last 20 years, she loves living in the area . She is married and has three kids , one boy ( 11 ) . two girls (12) ( 7) and now expecting her 4th . She has two brothers that are in Arizona , with three nieces and one nephew and two great nephews .She loves being outside and doing anything that involves her family, from camping to board games to just watching movies . Doing what I do is so rewarding and wonderful , I would not change a thing about it . I love being able to help people with their smile and self confidence. 

Finish the Sentence with Hollie: 

If I was stuck on an island and could only listen to 3 artists, I would listen to ....... Elvis, Cher, and Adele

The movie I would remake and star in would be ..........Twilight, but let's do a team Jacob ending  

If I could have dinner with one person dead or alive it would be ........... Elvis Presely , he is my all time favorite artist and so good looking it would be the best time . 



Treatment Coordinator / Sterilization Tech

Nan grew up on the beaches of Rio Del Mar and Aptos near Santa Cruz, CA. She showed horses for many years. Nan's skill set was Barrel racing, western  pleasure, equitation, and halter classes. Nan was Grand National Champion Reserve in 1975 in  equitation.  For Nan, being on a beach and the ocean, along with being in or around a Barn are two of her favorite things.
Nan attended Florida  State University in Tallahassee, FL.  She worked in the field of Corrections for over twenty-two years. Her last position was the Chief of Security in Rapid City, South Dakota where she supervised the Wild Land Fire Fighting Unit.
She also swam on the Stockton Mini-Subs Swimming Team for approximately seven years. Nan's specialty stokes were the butterfly and free style. Nan has two wonderful nieces whom she love very much and is very close with.
As far as dentistry is concerned, Nan believes every day is a school day and she learns something new every day. Whether is learning more of the front office duties or learning more regarding the back office. She also loves to watch hygiene videos on You Tube.
Finish the Sentence with Nan: 
If you could star in any movie, it would be...... Bad Girls or Alice in Wonderland.
If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive it would be with...... Both of my parents 
If I were stuck on an island and only had three musicians to listen to: Stephen Stills, Donald Fagen and Bozz Scaggs. 


Dental Assistant

Melissa was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She is a mother to two sons who are her world. Melissa has two fur babies, a boxer/ridgeback mix and a Pitbull. Melissa brings such a positive energy wherever she goes. Melissa loves to sing throughout the work day which even sometimes includes during treatment while assisting Dr.Huish. 


Finish the sentence with Melissa 

If I had a one-way ticket to anywhere in the world , I'd go to…… Hawaii or Australia 

If I could remake any movie and star in it, it would be……. any of the Harry Potter movies 

If I wasn't a dental professional, I would be…….  a nurse because I love working with and helping people. 



Dental Assistant

Zihurave grew up in Oregon and lived in Mexico for a year. She loves hiking with friends and spending time with her family and dog Tilly. She spends time doing volunteer work and studying the Bible, she enjoys her alone time painting, drawing and playing her ukulele. 
Finish the Sentence with Z: 
 If I were to star in a movie I'd remake...Cruella, the wardrobe and sass and emotional aspects of the role would be so fun!
If I had a one-way ticket I'd go to... Disneyland 
If I wasn't a dental professional I'd be..... An athletic trainer.


Dental Assistant / Sterilization Tech

Charley was born and raised in Oregon. Living in Central Oregon and  Salem mostly. She is married and has two children, McKenzie and Porter. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking and going to the coast to relax. 

Finish the Sentence with Charley: 

If she had a one-way ticket to anywhere it would be to......Greece.

If she wasn't a dental professional she would be ........ A professional traveler. (If it's not a real thing she would make it one :grinning:

If she could remake any movie and star in it then that would be...... Alice in Wonderland.

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