OUR Dental STAFFEach member of our dental staff is highly trained and committed to providing the best dental health care possible.
Dental Office Manager
Hello there! I’m Aziza, Office Manager at Scottsdale Family Dentistry and Orthodontics.
I’m originally from Morocco and have been here for 20 years. I’ve been married to an amazing husband from Bosnia and we both have an 18-year-old daughter who is attending ASU to enter the medical field.
My first job was as a dental assistant in Chicago 13 years ago and I’m a graduate of Apollo College in Phoenix for Dental Assisting (x-ray certified) as well as 2 years of college for computer science at Casablanca University.
I believe that patient education starts in the front office, then goes back to the back office where the patient rooms are, and finally ends up in the front office. I educate patients about their dental insurance coverage, and make sure they don’t get any financial surprises for services. We are a very friendly team to work with, honest and care about our patients.
In my spare time and home time, I’m always cooking new recipes, entertaining friends and family and traveling.
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 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.
“My love for the dental field began my senior year of high school when I got braces. Ever since then, I became intrigued with the medical science within the world of dentistry. I also found it interesting to see how a team must work together in all aspects in order to provide the best care for patients. Ever since I graduated from Carrington College in 2016, I have been seizing any opportunity that could possibly help me grow in knowledge in this field.
I Am a Arizona Native and when I have spare time you will find me listening to music, going to concerts, reading and spending time with my family and friends!”
Registered Dental Hygenist
Hi! I’m Jenna, a dental hygienist at Scottsdale Family Dentist. I chose to be
a dental hygienist because I love helping people and the feeling I get when I give
back. As a kid I always remember loving being at the dentist and I wanted to give
my patients that same experience.
Educating patients is a huge part of being a dental hygienist. I always show my
patients visuals such as their x-rays and other educational tools and give detailed
explanations to show them exactly what is going on in their mouth and how we
can maintain it or help it get better.
Dental hygiene is always evolving so it is my responsibility as a provider to
evolve with it. Taking continuing education courses will always keep me up to
date on the most effective treatment options.
I studied dental hygiene at Pima Medical Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I
had onsite clinical training as well as a few public health rotations including
Health Care for the Homeless, Special Olympics, and Dental Care in Your Home.
I am a recent graduate from the class of 2019.
I’m originally from Rio Rancho, NM and from a pretty big family. My parents and
grandparents have given me constant support that has encouraged me to be the
best version of myself and always continue my education. I’ve always had a goal
to move to Arizona to be with my sister and am really glad I’m here. I am new to
the city of Scottsdale so right now my hobbies include exploring the city and
being with family and friends.
My favorite part of helping patients is the rewarding experience of knowing I
helped to make someone’s life a little better. It is always the best feeling to know
that I am helping someone improve on their oral and overall health. To see
confidence restored in someone’s smile is why I love being a dental hygienist the
Listening to the patient is the most important part of the process. It is my goal to
always address the patients main concern and to assure they will get the care
Prevention is key when it comes to dental hygiene. It is our goal along with the
patients help to keep the patients teeth and gums in their best condition to
prevent any type of disease process from progressing.
Scottsdale Family Dentistry and orthodontics offers services and care for people
of all ages. We always put the patient first and do our best to educate and
address our patients concerns.