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Ashley brings over 14 years of experience to our team as the office manager and helps to make sure we are all doing our best to deliver excellent patient care. Ashley says she loves what she does because it allows her to make a difference in people’s lives and to help create one healthy smile at a time. Ashley found purpose in providing leadership of a team, encouraging growth, and recognizing strengths that make her job truly rewarding. She is patient, kind, friendly, hard-working, and enjoys serving others. Ashley relocated from Seattle and is recently engaged. She’s a church life group leader and spends her free time writing, reading, doing yoga, hiking, running, and spending time with family.
Isela has been with our dental family for a few years now, helping us out with scheduling, insurance, and coordinating treatments. Isela says she loves her line of work because she’s part of a great team who goes out of their way to help patients and their families. She wanted to work in dentistry because she also loves helping people and making their lives better. When you meet Isela, you’ll find that she’s caring, friendly, ambitious, hard-working, and realistic. In her free time, Isela is usually enjoying quality time with her family, traveling, and creating new experiences.
Danica has been working in dentistry since 2018 and is responsible for answering phones, scheduling, monitoring patient accounts, customer service, insurance breakdowns, email correspondence, and so much more. Danica loves her line of work because it gives her a chance to do what she does best and that’s finding solutions. She’s also a big fan of the office’s sports theme and loves to watch how it makes kiddos feel comfortable. Danica is kind, honest, helpful, outgoing, and friendly. She’s in school to become a biomedical engineer, but in her spare time Danica loves biking, traveling, camping, and hanging out with her family.
While working as a valuable part of our front office team, one of Shania’s biggest tasks each day is to simply make everyone who comes to the office feel welcomed and comfortable. That’s what she loves best about the work she does — meeting and greeting new families while getting to know them on a personal level. Shania says it’s doubly rewarding that she gets to experience this every day alongside a great team. She decided on her current career path because Shania wanted to help people feel more confident with their smiles, especially with the help of orthodontics which she loves. Shania is loyal, caring, and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Natalie is a graduate of Carrington College and has been working in the dental field since 2015. Natalie is usually busy at the office acting as a floor coordinator, helping facilitate leadership, assisting/taking notes, x-rays, and charting. Natalie will tell you that she was drawn to dentistry at a young age, and had a love for seeing the dentist as a kid. If she wasn’t working with us or in dentistry, Natalie says she’d be drawn to personal training or the beauty industry. Natalie is creative, determined, athletic, confident, outgoing, stylish, funny, caring, and patient. When she’s not helping patients, Natalie is spending time with her fiance, family, and friends. She also enjoys working out, shopping, and doing makeup/hair.
Rachel is a graduate of Arizona Sunset School of Dental Assisting and has been in dentistry since 2016. She spends her time at Great Grins taking care of x-rays, cleaning teeth, and providing valuable patient education. Rachel chose her career path because she loves helping kids develop lifelong healthy habits for their smiles. If Rachel didn’t take care of smiles for a living, she’d love to open a home for senior cats. She says working at our office is unique because of our overall enthusiasm and dedication. Rachel is genuine, happy, fun, optimistic, and fast. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys going on road trips with her husband and daughter. She’s also an animal lover and donates to local cat shelters.
Dana is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College with a decade of dental experience. You’ll find her assisting the doctors, taking x-rays, conducting cleanings, along with helping with office duties. She loves being a part of the team because it allows her to work with kids in a fun environment. Also, ever since Dana was little, she’s loved going to the dentist. Dana is funny, fast, friendly, outgoing, and sporty. When she’s not busy at work, Dana is spending time with her husband and their twin boys. She loves traveling, visiting her parents in Iowa, and hanging out with family and friends.
Yasmine is a graduate of Pima Community College and helps us at the office as a dental assistant. In this role, she’s responsible for educating patients on proper oral hygiene care and so much more. Yasmine says she loves kids, her coworkers, and meeting new people, so it makes coming to the office every day exciting. She had a big fear of the dentist as a child, and Yasmine says she wanted to change that for our patients, letting them know that our dental office is a safe, comfortable place. When you meet Yasmine, you’ll find that she’s a free spirit who’s kind, funny, patient, and smart. She’s involved with volunteer work with Door Church outside of work. She also has three brothers and loves snowboarding, singing, dancing, and hanging out with her friends.
Estelle has been with the Great Grins team since 2010 and is responsible for maintaining and sterilizing equipment, preparing lists for ordering supplies, maintaining cleanliness, and doing minor repairs around the office. Estelle says she loves feeling like the office “mom” and taking care of everyone. (Fun fact about Estelle: She’s actually Dr. Wolfman’s mom!) She says it’s a pleasure working with such a talented team who truly loves kids and works well together. Estelle is happy, funny, nurturing, honest, and loving. When she’s not working, Estelle loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
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