Meet Our Team
The Center for Progressive Dentistry is dedicated to helping you receive experienced care. Our team of experienced and trained dental professionals are some of the best in Scottsdale AZ. We love to make you smile and be proud of your smile. We invite you to learn more about our doctors and look forward to seeing you in our office.
After leaving Colorado in 1998, Kim found a new home as the office manager at the Centre for Progressive Dentistry. For the past 20 years she has brought her knowledge and compassion to our practice. She loves to interact with her dental family and our patients help everyone have a great experience. She goes above and beyond to keep our practice running smoothly. She has over 25 years in the dental industry, and has seen things evolve for the better. Kim is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and two dogs. Her history crosses several borders. She was born in Canada, lived in England, and now calls Arizona home. Kim looks out for all of us and is an invaluable part of our team!
As our treatment coordinator, Kathleen’s role in at the Centre for Progressive Dentistry family is to help our patients understand their treatment needs and financial issues. She has been with the Centre for Progressive Dentistry since 1999 and has been in dentistry for even longer. She is happily married and she and her husband enjoy traveling around the world, visiting family, and spending time with their grandchildren. Her only children still at home are furry since she has three dogs – Genney, Kiah, and Micco. Originally from Vietnam, Kathleen is bilingual. Her quick smile and easy laugh put our patients and our team at ease and we are lucky to have her!
Susie has been in dentistry for over 26 years and is currently working as our dental hygiene coordinator. Originally from Show Low, Susie graduated from the dental assisting program at the Bryman School in Phoenix. Susie is a texting master and does a great job of making sure we all keep up with our cleanings! If you ever get a text from her you’ll know she’s looking out for you! Susie loves the outdoors and you can often find her hiking, kayaking, or mountain biking. The time she spends outdoors makes us envious of her tan. Her friendliness and warm smile make her an awesome addition to our team!
Our hygienist Heather has been a part of the Centre for Progressive Dentistry family since graduating from Rio Salado’s dental hygiene program in 2001. She has a passion for creating a positive, comfortable experience for our patients, and in our unbiased opinion, she is very good at it! She worked as a dental assistant for four years prior to finishing hygiene school and has a love for dentistry. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, and is a mom to Aiden and McKenna. She loves to travel with her family and much of her spare time is devoted to her husband, children, and to volunteering at her kids’ school.
Born in Page, Mell is an Arizona native and a rock star in our hygiene department. She began working with the Centre for Progressive Dentistry in 2004 after graduating from White Mountain School for Dental Assisting in 2000. As many of our patients can attest, she is an x-ray wizard and has been certified by the Dental Assisting National Board. Family is important to Mell, whether it’s her work family (including patients – you mean a lot to her!) or her husband and three beautiful sons. She is also close to her sisters and enjoys the time she gets to spend with them. In her free time, Mell enjoys running the mountain. She is also learning sign language with her hearing impaired son.
Michelle works as an assistant to our doctors. Her helpful and easy-going attitude puts our patients at ease and helps our doctors provide the best possible care. She joined the Centre for Progressive Dentistry team in 2013 immediately after graduating from the dental assisting program at Carrington College. She has been a valuable team member ever since. Her true passion is working in the area of chronic pain and sleep disordered breathing; and helping patients find the same relief from issues that she has personally experienced. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English. She married her high school sweetheart and is the mother of two beautiful children, Alex and Emily. In her free time, you will find her spending time with family and friends. If she is really lucky you will find her at her favorite vacation spot – the beach!
Michele is a woman of many talents and has the ability to assist in various administrative tasks in the front office and the required expertise to sit chairside and assist our doctors. With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, you can rest assured that you are in good hands whether you need her to help with a billing question, or she is helping our doctors provide you with the quality dental care. Michele enjoys camping, hiking, and any activity that involves the beach. Her true passion is her family: her husband and two sons. She truly loves the work she does and will provide you with the best possible experience!