Although I grew up in Sante Fe, New Mexico, I have always dreamed of visiting my extended family in Cadiz, Spain. I moved to Phoenix and met my husband twenty two years ago, and then we began our own family here. We now have three beautiful children who keep us busy with school and sports. When I am not coaching volleyball or volunteering at one of the kids’ schools, I enjoy swimming, painting ceramics, and going on dates with my husband.
I have been interested in the anatomy of people’s teeth, and the effect of teeth on people’s lives, ever since I was a child. I was very embarrassed by my own snaggle tooth, but was fortunate to have a dentist uncle who was able to fix my smile. I had always felt that my ugly tooth was the first thing people looked at, and it was such a wonderful feeling to be able to finally smile! I think that your confidence in your teeth will crossover into so many other areas of your life, allowing you to light up the whole room with your smile. To this day, it still encourages me when patients come in for a smile makeover and leave with a renewed sense of self-confidence.
I was born and raised in Phoenix AZ but some day hope to live by the beach. I enjoy going shopping with my friends, taking day trips to Sedona to hike, relax, and also listening to music when I am not at work. One day I would like to travel the world, mainly to try new and exciting food.
I graduated from Shadow Mountain High school and West- MEC Cosmetology College. Hair is my passion but I have also grown up knowing the importance of proper oral care because of my mom’s profession. The first thing I notice about a person is their beautiful smile /hair. I have been given the opportunity to work with Dr Davis and his staff while building my clientele as a hairstylist. I love working with such a great team who are so willing to teach me new things 'have helped me learn so much.
I started my dental career over 20 years ago in sunny southern California. That is also where I became a registered and certified dental assistant. I have done all aspects of dental from Regional management, single office management, insurance biller and as an assistant. My true passion is dental assisting. Helping patients, becoming their friend and making them comfortable is very rewarding to me.
When I’m not working in the dental office, you will find me with my family members. My husband of 17 years, and myself have a son and daughter. You will surely find us on a soccer field, watching movies or enjoying time with our English bulldog, Roxy.
I have lived in Arizona my entire life, spending my childhood in Scottsdale and am now living in Cave Creek. Growing up as the daughter of a dental technician and as the niece of a local dentist, I have always had my hands in the dental field. It felt only natural for me to begin my own career as a dental hygienist over thirteen years ago, and I have enjoyed getting to know all of my patients over the years. One of the reasons I am so excited to be a part of this team is our shared philosophy on individual patient care and stress on continuing education in both technological developments as well as techniques.
I have been happily married to my husband Gary for twelve years, and I am a proud Mommy to my dancing daughter Kaitlyn and soccer son Christian. When I am not relaxing at home, I'm on the road to wakeboard or scuba diving.
I have been working in the dental field for many years with the last 18 years as a dental hygienist. I did not know that having my own dental issues as a teenager—with too much spacing between my 2 small front teeth—would lead me into a long lasting dental career. I have been infatuated with smiles and helping other feel better about their oral health. It has been a rewarding career and appreciate getting to know patients. I enjoy learning and keeping up on the latest technology and continuing education in order to address the individual needs of patient care. I grew up in New York and relocated to Arizona when I was young. I completed my education with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University. I have three children who keep me on the run. A creatively brilliant daughter, a good natured and tender hearted daughter, and a sport addicted son. When I am not working and tending to them, I enjoy hiking, racquetball, and scuba diving. Also, I volunteer at my children’s school and their church youth group.
I have been practicing dental hygiene for 25 years and have been working with Dr. Davis since 2013. I am from Montana, where I began my career. But after a trip to the sunny Southwest, one winter I decided my goal was to spend winters here. I am fortunate to be able to work eight months out of the year in Arizona and return to Montana for the summer months where I also practice as a hygienist and a farm/ranch operation. I enjoy helping patient’s learn about their dental health and am glad to be able to work with Dr. Davis as we share the same philosophy of patient care.
I travel to Arizona every year with my three horses and enjoy team roping as my main hobby and also enjoy hiking the beautiful trails in the area.