Katie was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona. She comes from a family of seven siblings, with six of them being sisters. Katie went to Highland High School in Gilbert and graduated in 2000. She still lives in Gilbert with her husband of almost 9 years. Between the two of them, they have a family of three girls, with one of them also attending Highland High School.
Katie started in the dental field very shortly after graduation as a Sterile Technician and found her passion. She attended Pima Medical Institute and graduated with a diploma in dental assisting. She
worked as a dental assistant for a few years before she was crossed trained in the front office and is now an office manager. If you ask Katie why she loves working in a dental field, she will tell you, “She loves to assist patients in making them feel comfortable and knowing they are in good hands.” Katie’s main goal is to see every patient leave with a confident smile.
When not at work you will find Katie loves to spend as much time with family, working out, and reading as many books as possible.
Jannette –Insurance Coordinator
Jannette was born in Morgan Hill, California, where she grew up with her three brothers. She and her family moved to Maricopa, Arizona where she lives now with her husband. Janette has been in the dental field for five years now, where it gives her great joy when patients gain the confidence they need to enjoy their smiles.
Jannette joined the Kokopelli Family in August of 2020 and she is very excited to grow her career. When Jannette is not at work, she and her husband love to take their RV to the sand dunes in California where she rides around in her Dune Buggy.
Barbara – Dental Assistant
Barbara was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Knowing that she wanted to be an orthodontist, she enrolled in South Mountain Community College. While enrolled she was able to earn two Associates Degrees. Barbara then received her diploma in Dental Assisting in hopes to earn enough money to pay for her Masters Degree.
Outside of work she enjoys hiking and spending time with family.
Alma –Patient Care Coordinator
Growing up in a family of five, Alma was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She started in the dental field in 2008 as a dental assistant and moved her way to the front office. Alma has now found her place in the dental field as a treatment coordinator, and she feels that is the perfect fit for her. When not at work Alma enjoys all that Arizona has to offer with its amazing sunsets and sunrises. You can always find her enjoying the great outdoors with her husband and dogs.
Janet – Dental Assistant
Janet was born and raised in Mexico. She graduated dental school in 1998 from UAN, where she met her husband. Shortly after dental school, they married. A couple of years later they moved to Virginia and had a daughter. In 2001 her family opened a dental lab that operated until 2010 when they decided to move to Arizona.
When Janet is not at work she enjoys taking part in active sports like karate, kickboxing, tennis, and best of all skating. Though, she finds the most joy in spending time with family and values every second of life and health.
Mae – Dental Assistant
Maevonny (Mae) was born in Augusta, Georgia. When she was five years old, her family moved to Phoenix. Mae attended East Valley Institute of Technology and earned her certificate in Dental Assisting while at Desert Vista High School.
Maevonny’s goal is to attend Mesa Community College to start her prerequisites in order to eventually transfer to a University for Dental Hygiene. Mae loves to help others and knows the dental field is the perfect way for her to accomplish that. When Mae is not at work and just wants to have fun and de-stress, you can find her running, listening to music, or even skydiving, which she does yearly.
Amanda – Dental Assistant
Amanda is an Arizona native. She’s worked in the dental field since 2008 as both a dental assistant and a dental assisting instructor. However, Amanda prefers being a part of a clinical staff, where she can work directly with patients. She loves all things dental and proudly considers herself a “Dental Nerd”.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, riding bikes, flying drones, and spending time with her animals. She can’t wait to meet you and your family!
Melissa – Dental Hygenist
Melissa was born and raised in Arizona and takes great pride in being a member of the Ahwatukee community. She has three boys and a multitude of animals. Her compassion and understanding nature instantly put anxious patients at ease. She will never judge you or make you feel insecure about your dental health. Melissa is passionate about educating patients on their individual care, as well as and providing the best dental care. She is highly skilled and dispenses an energetic, fun-loving service to each patient. With multiple certifications and years of experience, Melissa’s patients receive the highest level of care. She regularly attends continuing education courses and seminars in order to stay up to date with the latest in dental technology and advances. In her free time, she enjoys participating in nerf gun wars with her boys, sewing outfits for her animals, and going to thrift stores to find vintage treasures.