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


Dental Assisstant

I joined Uptown Family Dental in 2018.   I am about the easiest going, most good-natured person you will ever be around. I maintain a chipper disposition while constantly operating at warp speed.

I am married to the luckiest man alive. Uh, I mean, *I’m* the lucky one. I have 3 children Cassandra is a model in Iceland and Spain and is the mommy to my grandson Regan 10. Zachary is in his 6th year in The USMC and is engaged.

Marissa is 21 and is in Albany NY in college and is the mommy to Aleyana 4 yrs. old who lives with me here in AZ.

I have two dogs that are crazy, hyper and fun. I go hiking with my dogs almost every weekend.

I began dental assisting in 1990, I love that I am doing something new every day, and its rewarding when you see a patient smile when all their treatment is complete.



Registered Dental Hygienist

I started my journey in the medical field as a CNA in 2012. I wanted to advance in the medical field but I knew I wanted to devote myself to one Person at a time to where I could get to meet new people and be a part of their progress in life. I stumbled upon dental hygiene and I new that’s where I wanted to be. I started my journey in dental hygiene in 2014 and I was lucky to start this journey with my wife.  Two days prior to starting school we had our beautiful baby boy. Mid way through school we had our beautiful baby girl. We wore more determined to finish school than ever.  We graduate in 2017 and have been saving lives one smile at a time since than. I enjoy spending time with my kids and wife. I enjoy being outdoors either fishing, swimming, camping, or all at the same time. I enjoy building things with wood and fixing things. 



Hygiene Assistant

My name is Mayra, I was born and raised in Arizona. I have been working in the dental field since 2016 and I love it! I also recently graduated from ASU (go sun devils!) with my bachelors in biological sciences and am currently working on my Masters in business administration. 
When I’m not working or studying, I like to travel and spend time with my family and friends. 


Office Manager

I started in dentistry in 1986 as a RDA registered dental assistant. I worked for a wonderful dentist in Northern California first as his RDA then as his office manager. I work for him for over 28 year’s. I love working with patients in all area’s of the dental field.


After moving to the hottest place on the planet (Phoenix, AZ) with my family, I’m glad to be with the Uptown Family team to help with all your dental needs.

When I’m not working, I enjoy being with my family, my husband and I have five children, six grand kids, 3 dogs, 2 ferret’s and a tuttle. 



Patient Coordinator

I have been working as a dental assistant and patient coordinator since 2016,  since graduating from the Dental Assisting program at Altrain Acadamy. I believe that going to work everyday holds something new and is another opportunity to ensure that our patients  feel comfortable. I believe that laughter is the best medicine. I enjoy pop culture, movies, books, cars and music. Most of my free time is spent arguing with my daughter who is the love of my life.