Our Staff Flagstaff, AZ

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Dental Team

Kathy Henderson-Essel, Office Manager

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Kath graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Education and has a PHT for putting her late husband through dental school. With 38 years of dentistry under her belt, she loves helping patients improve their oral health and celebrate their new winning smiles. When not working she enjoys making candles and traveling the country with her present husband, 2 dogs and several grandkids.

Cathy Kelly, Patient Care Coordinator

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With more than 30 years working with dentists in Flagstaff, Cathy brings a wealth of knowledge to our front office staff.  She and her husband Mike have called Flagstaff home for many years.  Ask her about Bambi when you visit the office.

Tahnee Puett, Lead Dental Assistant

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Tahnee has been a dental assistant since 2004.  She started her career at her childhood dental office.  She has years of on the job training and continuing education courses.  She strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease.  Tahnee loves spending time with her family and keeping active.  She loves animals and you may see her out on the trails with her fur family.

Stephanie Orozco, Dental Assistant

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Hi, my name is Stephanie.  I graduated from The Phoenix Dental Assisting school in Glendale, AZ and am currently studying to get my radiology and coronal polishing license. I became a dental assistant because I know how much dental health can impact a person’s confidence . I love seeing their reactions when they finally achieve the smile they’ve always wanted and to also make patients feel comfortable in an environment that may come off as nerve racking. When I’m not working I like to go shopping and go on adventures with my dog.

Abby Foster, Dental Assistant

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I am currently a student at Coconino Community College pursuing a career in dental hygiene.  Dentistry has always fascinated me.  I love being able to help people have a healthy mouth and feel more confident with their teeth and smile.  In my free time I love spending time with friends, doing yoga and being outside.

Kym Hill, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Kym graduated with a BS degree in Dental Hygiene from NAU in 1996. She moved back from the valley this past summer. She has two grown children and 3 dogs. She has a great sarcastic personality and will definitely try to get you to laugh while getting your teeth cleaned. She loves live music, reading and being outdoors.

Kristin, Patient Advocate

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Kristin is a current online student at Brigham Young University. She loves helping others achieve results they want in their life. Kristin and her husband moved to Flagstaff in August and love it here! She enjoys running, hiking, and other outdoor adventures.

Julie, Dental Assistant

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Julie is currently one of our dental assistants. She is an aspiring pediatric dental hygienist who loves working with kids. When she’s not at work you can find her hiking, swimming, or an outdoor adventure with her two kids.

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