TODD & AME – Owners
This brother and sister duo are the ones responsible for the amazing vibe you feel when you come to GDC. The two of them practically grew up in their father’s dental office, which gave them so much insight on what was important to them when it came to running a dental office of their own. These two believe that everyone at GDC is family. From the GDC team members to each and every patient, you know that their love and compassion is genuine and is an environment you will want to be in!
AME – Registered Dental Hygienist
Education: Northern Arizona University, 1998—Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene The patients I see on a daily basis have become “family” to me. I like the interaction, being a part of something bigger, and helping my patients find health. I have a deep love and respect for dentistry. My job is amazing! I have a big family and my heart is full when I am completely emerged in their presence.
I grew up in the East Valley and my dad’s dental practice was here. My friends, family, and history belongs to the East Valley. I find pride in being able to serve the patients in my very own community.
I can’t wait to meet my next new patient! Come see me!
MEL – Registered Dental Hygienist
I am still relatively new to Arizona. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Arizona this year because I love the desert! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene after growing up around a family of dental professionals. I have to admit I am pretty nerdy when it comes to dental hygiene and I am passionate about helping my patients improve their oral health. My baby is my Belgian Malinois named Maverick, who takes over my life outside of the office. I am very adventurous and I love to travel. I love to hear my patient’s recommendations on travel spots! Daaa Bears!
KATHI – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathi’s true passion in life is helping others and luckily, she is able to do that through dental hygiene. “I want to make sure that every patient feels like my own family!” Kathi loves spending time with her husband, 2 daughters and 3 dogs. She loves to travel and especially loves a good beach vacation. Next time you see her, you’ll have to ask her about her silver dollar and conch shells collection.
JANN — Dental Assistant
I have been in dentistry for over 40 years. I grew up as an Air Force brat and have lived all over the world. I love helping people feel beautiful with their smiles. I am an avid animal lover. I have 3 four-legged fur babies who are my whole world. I love to watch football, and I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a Detroit Lions fan.
PATTY – Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Arizona and I enjoy spending all of my free time with my family. I have been a Dental Assistant for the last 18 years and my favorite part of dentistry is teeth whitening. I love seeing the instant results from whitening and how much it brightens up the patient’s entire smile.
MARIAH – Dental Assistant
Mariah has been working as a dental assistant for over five years now. She has had the opportunity to work alongside some amazing Oral Surgeons over the years. Her favorite procedures to assist on are extractions, and implants. “I know it sounds weird. But, I love being able to give our patients a great experience, especially during the procedures they would expect to be scary.” She enjoys getting to know each patient and providing a personal touch for each patient encounter. Mariah and her husband enjoy spending time with their 2 children and 2 dogs. Mariah is also known around the office for being an amazing cook and even attended Culinary school before becoming a dental assistant. She is a woman of many traits, and we are so happy to have her a part of our team!
SHAUNA – Front Office-Administration
Shauna is one of Ame’s oldest friends. She was actually brought into the dental world by Ame in 2007, and has been passionate about her work ever since. Shauna currently lives in Tucson with her husband of 32 years. She helps GDC out from home for the majority of the time, and works in the office occasionally. Luckily for us, Shauna comes up to Gilbert from time to time to visit her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. If you are fortunate enough to see Shauna when she is working in the office, you’ll have to ask her for some hilarious childhood stories about Ame and Todd!
CHELSEA – Front Office
I recently transitioned into the Dental world after being a part of the Competitive Cheerleading industry for 12 years. I am excited to bring my energy into the dental field. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our two little boys. I completed my BA in Marketing in 2017 and love being able to use my skills here at GDC. I love bragging about our amazing patients on social media. I grew up in Nebraska but an Arizona girl through and through. I am a foodie at heart, if you ever need a restaurant recommendation, I’m your girl!
ANGELICA – Front Office
I am very familiar and comfortable in the dental front office setting. With 20 years in the industry, I can honestly say I wouldn’t do anything else. I love being able to educate patients about their dental needs, in real words they can understand. My main goal is to make patients forget they are at the dentist by making them laugh and feel at home. I am very picky about where I chose to spend my workday and I am so happy to have found my dental home. In my downtime, I enjoy journal writing and hope to one day publish a book. I love hanging out with my husband, our 3 young adult children and the million nieces and nephews that I have.
BRENDA – Front Office
Brenda was born and raised in Boston, MA and moved to Arizona in 2005. She started working in the dental world at 16 years old as a sterile tech. Over the years, she cross trained between front and back office and was a dental assistant for some time. She found that her true love in dentistry was working at the front desk, and being able to build relationships with every patient. Brenda is a mom of 3 and loves spending all of her spare time with her children.