Meet The Team

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At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.



Cherie`

Office Manager

Cherie` has been in dentistry since 1999. Her favorite part of the dental field is seeing life changing transformations. She enjoys what she does because she believes there is nothing more gratifying than being able to help others. She furthered her education and obtained a bachelors degree in marketing in 2008.

Cherie` was born in Hawaii but raised in the Pacific Northwest and later settled in Las Vegas for 13 years before relocating to Arizona in 2012 to be with her spouse. Together they have two beautiful children, boy/girl twins born in December of 2013. They are the loves of her life and keep her very busy! Her greatest joy is being a Mother. Her interests include spontaneity, creating memories with family and friends, naturopathy, DIY projects/crafting, and staying active.


Cari

Dental Hygienist

Cari was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Arizona in 2008. She received her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from Youngstown State University in 2007. Cari was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Here at Estrella Mountain Dentistry, she has the opportunity to accomplish both of those and work with a team that is committed to advancing their skills and knowledge with dentistry and technology. Cari is an avid golfer and when not caring for her patients, you can find her on the course with her husband Andy. Additionally, she loves to travel and go hiking.



Erika

Treatment Coordinator

Erika has been dedicated to dentistry since 2003, in both general and specialty services. She enjoys connecting with people and helping them achieve their goals.

Erika has lived in Arizona since October of 2000. Before that, she grew up and started her family in Colorado. She has two amazing daughters and a grandson. She spent many years traveling with her daughters supporting their love for soccer. On her free time, she loves to travel and spend time on the water with family and friends. She also spends a lot of time traveling by motorcycle and going on adventures with her spouse. Together they have a wonderful blended family with 5 children. Outside of dentistry, Erika has a passion for skincare and will soon be a licensed Aesthetician.


Patsy

Dental Assistant

Patsy has been in the dental industry since 1995. She was born and raised in Carlsbad New Mexico, and moved to Phoenix in 1989. Patsy believes that a person's smile says a lot about their personality. She has assisted in many smile makeovers throughout the years and finds it to be one of her favorite procedures in the field.

For Patsy, helping patients meet their dental needs and watching them transform into confident individuals has been a very rewarding experience.

When Patsy isn't working she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. They enjoy outdoor activities like jeeping, camping and fishing, going to the movies and traveling.



Yajaira

Dental Assistant

“Yaya” has been in the dental field since 2008. She joined the Estrella Mountain Dentistry team in 2013 and fell in love with dentistry. She loves being able to help people and make them comfortable. She is bilingual in Spanish and English.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling, raising and riding horses and spending time with her niece and nephew. Yaya married her childhood sweetheart in July 2017. They are looking forward to starting a family of their own in the future. 



Suzanne

Dental Hygienist

Suzanne is originally from outside of Pittsburgh, PA. (Go Steelers!) She received her dental hygiene degree in Binghamton, NY where she practiced for 2 years, saving to buy a car with air conditioning so she could move to AZ. Arizona has now been her home for over 30 years.
 
Suzanne is excited to be on this great team at Estrella Mountain Dentistry. Together we can make a difference in people's lives and improve smiles along the way!
 
Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys travel, spending time with family and friends, going to the movies and discovering new restaurants.  Reading a good book is a luxury enjoyed while on vacation!  A trip to Disneyland is a must at least once a year!


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