Kimberly Hoffman, RDH

EducationWest Virginia University ClinicBaseline I have been in Arizona for 5 years. I am originally from Pennsylvania but lived in Washington, D.C. for a while. When I was a teenager I had to get braces and at that moment I became fascinated with dentistry. It’s important for me to treat the whole patient and educate them to achieve the best … Read More

Tamara Baca, RDH, MPH

Board Certified EducationNorthern Arizona UniversityGrand Canyon University ClinicMaryvale I grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico in a family of six kids.  My father was a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army while my mother was a stay-at-home mom and the backbone of our family.  My parents instilled a love of learning in us kids, in fact, four of my … Read More

Natisha Andrews, RDH

When I was 16, I had my teeth cleaned by a really caring dental hygienist and I loved the way my teeth felt so much afterward that I started thinking about it as a career path. Because I remember what it felt like to be in that chair, I make sure to put myself in every patient’s shoes and I … Read More

Sonja Johnson, DDS

EducationUniversity of ArizonaUniversity of Iowa, College of Dentistry ClinicBaseline I grew up in Montreal, Quebec, but I’ve lived in Arizona for 32 years. I’m very athletic – an avid runner – and used to have a strong interest in sports medicine. I’m not sure exactly how I got into dentistry, but I do know I’ve always cared for others and wanted … Read More

Stephen Glaze, DMD

Board Certified EducationA.T. Still UniversityArizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health ClinicBaseline I have lived in Phoenix pretty much my whole life.  My Dad was in the Air Force, so we spent three years in England when I was a child.  My Mom and Dad worked hard to instill a sense of community in both my older sister and I … Read More

James Baik, DMD

Board Certified I grew up in Goodyear and always wanted to be in business. However, during college I worked for a dentist as a summer job, and that made me change my mind. I saw an article about Mountain Park in the newspaper about 10 years ago and it got my attention. Later a friend of mine worked here and … Read More

Celine Upton, DMD

Board Certified I grew up in Phoenix and always wanted to be an astronaut. I was always looking up at the stars. My boyfriend and parents live here in Phoenix, and I also have family in Ohio and California. I like working with people and being a healthy person. Working in dental gives me more time with our patients. The locations … Read More

Leah Tekle, DMD

My dentist was very good when I was growing up, and I always thought it was really interesting – so I wanted to be a dentist since I was little. Getting to know patients and working with people is what made me interested in healthcare, I wanted to have an open connection with people. When I was a Dental student, … Read More

Christine Chavez, DMD

I moved to Arizona from Northridge, California 10 years ago in order to pursue my dental education. I was looking for a fun and creative way to help people through my work and dentistry felt like a great way to do that. From the start of my career, I’ve always operated with the professional philosophy that all of my patients … Read More

Jordan Janis, DMD

EducationA.T. Still UniversityBarry UniversityUniversity of Florida ClinicMaryvale I came to Arizona from Florida five years ago strictly for dental school but fell in love with everything about the state and decided to stay. I love the weather, everything there is to do, and as a bonus, I met my wife Shannon here. Arizona has been good to me and I … Read More