Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Meet our staff...
Carol McHaney (Office Manager)
Carol first joined our office in 1990. After 8 years she took some time off to raise her family and enjoy other pursuits. In 2007 Carol rejoined our staff and is so glad to be back "home." She enjoys working with all of our patients and thinks of them as family. She is usually the cheery voice you hear answering the phone and is available to answer any questions you may have about your dental treatment or insurance. Carol graduated from Apollo College Dental Assisting School but has found a home in Office Management. She enjoys scuba diving with her husband. She also loves being on vacation where she enjoys exploring other cultures and ways of life.
Deanna Goff (Hygienist)
Deanna has been a hygienist in our office since 1999! She received her hygiene certification from Phoenix College and is so passionate about her work. She loves catching up with patients each time they come in for their cleanings and many of our patients have watched her beautiful children grow up through the photos and stories Deanna brings to the office! Deanna is a native Arizonian and grew up in the Scottsdale area. She loves her job, family, and the three crazy dogs that rule her house.
Nannette Whiting (Hygienist)
Nannette joined our office in 2008 as a temporary hygienist when Deanna went on maternity leave and we just didn't want to let her go! We convinced her to stay on as one of our staff members and she now splits her time between Scottsdale and Payson. Nannette also received her hygiene certification from Phoenix College and has been a practicing hygienist for nearly 40 years! She has 3 children and 9 grandchildren! She spends her vacations traveling the globe to visit them.
Chanelle Drain (Back office assistant)
Chanelle graduated from the Bryman School of Dental Assisting in 2007 and started working for us only a few months later. She has been such a wonderful addition to our office! She is x-ray certified and our Head Dental Assistant. Chanelle is originally from California and enjoys going back there to visit friends and family. Chanelle often reserves any spare time she has for playing with her adorable chihuahua Coco!
Laura Chaisson (Back office assistant)
Laura became our second back office assistant in February of 2011. She has her Associates degree from St. Pete College and her dental assisting certificate from Santa Fe Community College. She became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2010 and we are happy to have her as part of our staff! She is originally from Florida, and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, family, and church, and of course always has some time for her puppy!
Kelly Kuntz (Front office assistant)
Kelly joined our office in March of 2011. She comes to us from a dental lab where she worked for 2.5 years. Kelly is the other smiling voice you hear answering our phones and greeting our patients when they first walk in the door. She graduated from Apollo College Dental Assisting School in 2008. She is originally from California and enjoys reading, running (though not in the blistering summer heat) and playing with her beautiful boxer.