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OUR DENTAL STAFF

Each member of our dental staff is highly trained and committed to providing the best dental health care possible.
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Nareli

Dental Assisstant

In our practice, we invest our time in getting to know about our patients because we care about their needs, their life, and their interests.  Dentistry is life changing and, with new advances being discovered everyday, both dentists and assistants can work together in making beautiful smiles. I started assisting in 2015! I am originally from Arizona, and spent the first half of my life in Mexico before coming back to the beautiful, amazingly HOT Arizona.  I have no children but I have two turtles that I love with all my heart.  Aside from devoting my time to my reptiles I enjoy going on hikes with my partner. I also enjoy getting to know all my patients and hearing their fascinating stories. Patient Comfort is a foremost desire of mine.

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KATHY

Registered Dental Hygienist

A healthy mouth is the key to a beautiful smile. A beautiful smile is the key to a person’s positive self-esteem. It’s my good fortune to play a part in ensuring the optimal health of our patients. My devotion to our patients’ wellbeing is strong.

I’m a native Phoenician residing in a historic home in Phoenix who enjoys walking to our uptown office. In 1981 I received my degree in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College and also have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from ASU.

Traveling, hiking, working out, reading and nature help make my life complete. Volunteering brings me personal fulfillment as does time spent with friends and family. My family includes a brother and sister, nieces and a nephew who are an integral part of my life as are my two dachshunds Roxy and Harrison.

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JAMES

Office Manager

I have been in dentistry for ten years now. I am originally from California, but after spending 4 years in the army. 3 years , stationed at Ft Huachuca in Sierra Vista I decided to make Arizona my home. I have over 20 years of experience in customer service and my goal is to make everyone feel like they are important.

I likes to spend my spare time going to the movies, (I managed a blockbuster video store for 6 years). Reading is also big on my list, (I admit that I read the last Harry Potter book in 24 hours). Also, you might find me at the gym, (a great stress reliever).

I am very happy to join the “Uptown Family Dentistry” family. One of my favorite quotes is: “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” It is my hope to bring that spirit to my position at Uptown Family Dentistry and orthodontics.

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Astrid

Patient Coordinator