Tami – Office Manager
Tami knew at the age of 9 that she wanted to pursue a career in the dental profession. Going to the dentist was so much fun for her and she always enjoyed learning more about teeth. She graduated from Southern Maryland Dental in College Park, Maryland with a Registered Dental Assistant/ Radiation Technologist Certification. After holding the position of lead dental assistant for 6 years, she later turned her focus more to office administration. She now has over 17 years experience as a Dental Office Manager. Tami prides herself in building lasting relationships and being able to help patients with their dental insurance & financial options. Some patients even refer to her as the “insurance guru!”
She relocated to Gilbert in 2007, from the east coast. She loves the Arizona sunshine & can’t say enough wonderful things about the amazing people she has met here. Outside of the dental office, she enjoys playing with her adorable shih-tzu, Mojo and catching Diamondback baseball games.
It’s clear when you meet Tami that she loves her position at the office and is very proud to be part of such an awesome team. She looks forward to helping all of our wonderful patients obtain the smiles they deserve!
Tami is a proud member of AADOM, American Association of Dental Office Managers.
Jo – Patient Care Coordinator
Jolene’s contagious smile is one of the first smiles you will see when you enter our practice. She is very passionate about making every patient feel comfortable and relaxed upon entering the office.
She joined our team in 2016 when she and her husband of 8 years moved to Chandler. She has over 3 years’ experience as a Patient Care Coordinator. She will happily work with you to coordinate your dental appointments around your work and home schedule. Jolene loves getting to know all of our patients and their families.
On her spare time she loves to be with her family and doing things outdoors. Jolene is a huge animal lover. She has 2 rescue cats named Lion and Sally and one crazy chocolate lab named Tim. She also enjoys reading and baking.
Maria – Lead Hygienist
Maria always knew she wanted to pursue in a career in dentistry. After graduating from Holbrook High School in 2012, she moved to the valley of the sun and began her journey to pursue dental hygiene. Maria’s passion for dental hygiene grew throughout her education at Phoenix College, where she graduated in May 2017. She is grateful for her everyday experiences in the field, where she has had numerous opportunities to learn and grow as a dental professional. She enjoys learning and implementing the latest technologies and newest standards in the dental world. Maria strives to provide patient centered care and holds her relationships with her patients close to her heart. Outside of the office, you’ll find Maria cooking away in the kitchen, camping/hunting in the woods, in a crowd at a concert, or spending time with family. She is grateful to be a part of such a wonderful work family at Gateway Family Dentistry
Arriana – Dental Hygienist
Arriana has been practicing Hygiene since 2004. We were so delighted when she joined our team in early 2011. She enjoys the one-on-one experience she has with her patients and educating them on the importance of Dental Health. Arriana is warmhearted and has a natural ability to make you feel at ease and relaxed.
She has been blessed with the opportunity of practicing in the dental field since 2000 when she became a dental assistant. She later furthered her education and graduated from Rio Salado’s Dental Hygiene School. She has had experience both in a general practice setting and also in a specialized pediatric office, where they offer dental treatment to children and special needs patients.
When not practicing dental hygiene, she loves spending time with her family, baking yummy desserts, decorating her home, exercising and traveling.
Lindsey – Lead Dental Assistant
Lindsey attended and graduated from East Valley Institute of Technology for Dental Health in 2015. She did her dental assisting externship at our practice and our patients immediately loved her. After her externship she stayed on as a permanent part of our team.
She grew up here in Arizona and served on her LDS mission in Oregon.
While serving on her mission she met Nathan, whom she married in 2017. Lindsey loves her family and tries to spend her time out of the office doing fun things with them. They enjoy “desert fun“ activities such as off-roading and mountain biking. Running is a passion of Lindsey’s also. Her and her family have run in over 40 charity events.
Lindsey truly strives to provide the best patient care possible by explaining treatment to patients and putting their minds at ease. She feels as though being a dental assistant gives her the rewarding opportunity to create a better quality of life for our patients.
Raven – Dental Assistant
Raven attended and graduated from Carrington college in 2014 as a X-ray certified chairside Dental Assistant. She started with our office as an intern while in school. She joined our team full time in 2015 and quickly worked her way to Lead Dental Assistant. She worked as a licensed massage therapist from 2007 to 2015. She loved helping patients through sports massage and relaxation techniques. Later her love of patient care took her to PIMA Medical Institute where she pursued her Associate of Science degree in respiratory therapy and graduated in 2018.
Raven is a valued member of our team. She is always willing to jump in and help where ever she is needed. She is a great team lead to our other dental assistants, great at maintaining back office supplies, and being our office safety coordinator. She currently is a Part time team member while also working at one of the highly respected Banner Hospitals in Mesa as a respiratory therapist.
She and her fiancé are expecting their first child in August of 2018, we are so excited to meet baby Jax and welcome another member to our Gateway Family.