OUR Dental STAFFEach member of our dental staff is highly trained and committed to providing the best dental health care possible.
Dental Office Manager
As Office Manager, I wear many hats in our practice. My experience in dentistry allows me to support our patients through the treatment process with skill and grace. I may talk to you on your first phone call to our office and I will help you schedule your initial appointment. Dr. Brown and I work very closely to help you understand your recommended treatment, fees, financing, and the role your dental insurance may play. I also have first hand knowledge about a lot of the procedures we offer, and can help you understand what an appointment will be like.
I am an Arizona native, and loving doing anything outdoors. I am also an animal lover and my husband and I have a small farm that includes a mini horse, donkey, pot belly pigs, and a large desert tortoise. My family and I do lots of camping and hiking. I love to garden and watch movies. I am a mother of 3 and I have 2 wonderful grand kids.
My name is Renee and I’m your patient coordinator here at Scottsdale Family Dentistry and Orthodontics. I’m here to help you schedule your appointments, answer insurance questions and help with any other inquiries you may have. I’ve worked in the dental field for 3 years now and I love my chosen career path! I graduated from Ross College with a certificate in dental assisting in 2012. I’ve always loved making people smile which is why dentistry is the perfect fit for me. Before moving to Arizona, I worked for a general dentist in Ohio assisting. I look forward to (eventually!) going back to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.
I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. I moved to Phoenix in 2013. I fall more and more in love with The Valley every day. When I’m not working, I’m spending time with my husband John and our fur baby; a Jack Russell rescue dog named Wesley. We like traveling around the Phoenix area looking for fun & different restaurants to try, spending time with family & friends, and Face Timing with our families back home in the Midwest. In our house, Saturdays and Sundays in the fall are spent watching football. I’m a huge Penn State fan so when I’m actually able to see them play a game on TV out here my day is made! And every Sunday I put on my lucky Tom Brady jersey and watch the New England Patriots win! ?
Feel free to ask me any questions you may have when you see me at the front desk. Always keep smiling!
Registered Dental Hygienist
It all began the day I came home with a mouth full of metal and these strange things they called braces. I quickly began to realize the way I used to take care of my teeth wouldn’t cut it anymore, or should I say the lack of. I used to think a quick brush and the occasional floss did the trick. Wrong. Now, it took a lot more time and effort to brush and floss around these big metal brackets. So, here’s where it all started. I learned why it is so important to take care of your mouth, to brush and to floss. I learned the importance of oral health is greatly underestimated by the general population and why I want to help make a difference. My passion is to educate my patients, family, and friends on the importance of oral health and to promote a healthy mouth as well as lifestyle. Not only did having braces help straighten out my teeth, but they helped straighten out my purpose in life.
Lead Dental Assisstant
I was born in Portland Oregon, but I have been living in Arizona for the past 12 years. I am the oldest of 5 younger brothers. I graduated from Carrington College back in 2011 and have been doing Dental Assisting ever since. My long term goal is to be a dentist. In my free time I like to go paintballing, dirt biking and going to the movies. The best part about being a dental assistant is when I get to watch the confidence in people grow as we work on what they want done.
I have got my CDA from Carrington college in 2013. I am passionate about the education for people and the care of their mouth. Working as a dental assistant and hygiene assistant allows me, to be versatile in my ability to help people understand, the procedures, and how caring for your mouth is important. In my spare time I love to read, watch movies, and trying new things. (Food, places, experiences).