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Dental Office Manager
I enjoy dentistry because I love helping people. To be part of a Dental office that helps people that are in pain or who just wants to look better is a joy.
When I was growing up, we moved around a lot, but we lived mostly in Iowa and Southern Minnesota. I have 3 children who are my hobby, but when I am able to get away I like to cook, I also like to ride horses, go fishing, hiking and go to concerts of all kinds. My Dad grew up in Illinois so I am for all sports teams Illinois.
I was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana and moved to Maricopa, Arizona in 2013 with my boyfriend and his family. My fiancé and I love spending time with our families, especially our nephews and nieces.
I attended dental assisting school at the American Institute of Dental Assisting in Mesa, Arizona. I went to dental assisting school with my fiancé, we both wanted to start a new career and thought dentistry was very interesting. I loved learning all assisting aspects of dental and am having a great time learning the front office aspect of dental.
During my free time, I enjoy going on hikes with my fiancé and exploring all the different things to do in Arizona. One of my Favorite things about Arizona is that it has all the climates I like from the extreme heat to the snow covered mountain tops where I can still enjoy the snowy weather but still come back down to the heat.
I was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico by my mother and father. At the age of 8 we moved to Chandler, AZ because of my father’s work. I have been with my husband since 2006 and we have two kids, Xavier and Sophia Lynn. My husband and I are very active and family oriented. On weekends we like to play softball on a family team. We also love to have cook outs and just spend time with our loved ones.
When I was young my first experience with a dentist was not a good one. When we moved to Chandler I was so terrified to go to the dentist my mom had to drag me kicking and screaming. My first visit down here in Arizona was amazing, and he changed my life. I decided I wanted to become a dental assistant and started hanging around the office as much as possible. In high school, I worked part-time in the front office scanning paper charts into the computers. I later went to a technical school and started working for Dr. Pope. I love helping people overcome their fears of the dentist like I overcame mine and to see them come into our office in so much pain and leave with a smile makes my day and reminds me why I love this field of work.
After moving to Arizona in 2003, I have learned to enjoy the hot but short summers and always look forward to the great weather the other half of the year brings. If I’m not cleaning teeth, I enjoy riding bicycles, going snowboarding and going to the lake. I have a large family who also lives here in Arizona – two of which are dental hygienists themselves and a girlfriend who is on her way to medical school.
My name is Cindee, I have been a Dental Assistant since 2006. I have been with Maricopa Family Dentistry & Orthodontics & our sister office Delicate Dental since 2011. I LOVE being a Dental Assistant, I enjoy getting to know my patients and working with the dentist. As a child I grew up being afraid of the dentist, not knowing what was going on placed a fear in me, that I am sure a lot of people have. I am here to comfort and help educate the patient to make their dental visit as pleasant as it can be. So, when I see those smiling faces around town, I know that I had a hand in making that SMILE beautiful and healthy.
I was born in Ajo Arizona, raised in Pinetop Arizona and moved to Maricopa 2011. I have been happily married since 1998 and I have 2 children. We are a very active family, my children are active in school sports, we do off road desert quad racing, we enjoy boating at the lake, camping or just getting together with family. We participate in our community by helping out with school fund raising such as the Football and Baseball Booster Club and the local Community Trunk or Treat that is organized by my church.
Hi! My name is Jessica, I’m a dental assistant at Maricopa Family Dentistry & Orthodontics. I have been assisting for 8 years and I just LOVE it! All of our Doctors are amazing and that make assisting so much fun.
Outside of work I stay busy with my husband and daughter. We love spending time with family, we often go fishing, and every Sunday we are out watching my husband play baseball. I enjoy helping others and that’s why I know I’m in the right field, helping patients smile is the best reward overall.
My name is Cherise and I am currently the Dental Hygienist for our practices. I grew up in Mesa AZ, where I attended Dobson High School.I began working in the dental field as an assistant and truly found my passion in life which is practicing hygiene. I attended Carrington College where I received my Associates in Dental Hygiene.I have 2 beautiful daughters that keep me very busy. The best part of my job is building personal relationships with my patients.I love to educate and motivate them toward an optimum state of oral health.It is so rewarding to see results in my patients and to share the genuine happiness of a healthy smile.
Hi my name is Casey, I was born in Long Island, New York, and moved to Arizona with my family while still in grade school.
My passion for dentistry started at a very young age; I always knew I wanted to be apart of this ever-growing field! WhenI was 17, I had an amazing opportunity to provide dental care in Africa! Ever since, I have continued to make about 2-3 trips to Africa a year. If you end up in my chair, I hope to hear about YOUR life accomplishments and goals!
Dentistry, for me, is the career that contines to excite me and allows me to express my heart for people, both locally and internationally!
If I’m not in the dental setting, you can find me traveling the world, eating new foods, and trying to make people laugh!
I have a very close knit and supportive family, all of whom I love very much! One of my favorite quotes reads: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” Isn’t that so true? I tend to think that with this type of mentality, the realtionships that I form with people can be valuable and meaningful. I look forwardto meeting YOU! Don’t forget to floss!