meet our staff
Our Glendale staff is composed of long-term, highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing you with the best in patient care. From your first communication with us, you will experience our commitment to one on one, personal attention. This extends beyond your visit with us, as we will follow-up with you to ensure you are satisfied with us and your dental work.
Kim, Dental Assistant
Hello, I’m Kim! I am fortunate to have two boys, who are great joys in my life, and a beautiful daughter in law. My husband and I have recently found a love for riding bikes and exploring all the bike trails the valley has to offer.. I love hiking when the weather permits. When I'm not riding bikes I love to read. I take care of my son’s dog Steve (an english bulldog pit mix) who I just adore and love. I love all things natural in the health world and eat as healthy and organic as I can.
I have been a Dental Assistant since 1978. I believe that all the patients and people I've worked with have helped shape the person I am today. I have been with Desert Smiles since 1993 and have loved every minute because I love our patients and the people I work and worked with. I also love dentistry. I am so blessed..
Olivia, Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Olivia. I’m a dental assistant here at Desert Smiles and a mom of four at home! I love working in the dental field. It’s so rewarding to witness the joy of our patients as they watch their smiles transform. Outside of work I have many interests. As a family we do a number of outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking and exploring, and swimming in the lakes and rivers our beautiful state has to offer. I absolutely love food! Whether it’s cooking at home or trying a new restaurant. I have an appreciation for all genres of music and am usually either listening, dancing, or singing along!
Kellie, Dental Hygienist
Hi I’m Kellie!I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2002, and have had the privilege of working at Desert Smiles since 2012.My favorite part of my work is being able to establish close relationships with my patients. You become like family to me and I am always excited to see you and hear what is new.Along with my husband, we have three children and three dogs.Together we love to travel and spend as much time outdoors as possible.I also enjoy cooking and watching Travel channel and Cooking channel.Reading a good book is also a great luxury to me!
Rachel, dental hygienist
Hi, I’m Rachel! I am an Arizona native and love to spend time in the great outdoors with my husband. Whether we’re in our truck off-roading in the mountains, camping on the rim, or riding the desert trails on our dirt bikes; we always enjoy exploring this beautiful state. I have been in the dental field for over 20 years. I transitioned from Dental Assistant to Dental Hygienist after graduating from Rio Salado College in 2015. I am passionate about helping my patients maintain optimal oral health, and am very fortunate to do so alongside such an amazing team!
Carrie, Office Manager
Hi! I’m Carrie, I’m the Office Manager at Desert Smiles. I have been in the dental industry for over 25 years and I am so happy to call Desert Smiles my work home. I moved to the Phoenix area 10 years ago because I wanted more warmth and sunshine (boy does AZ have that) and love all the outdoor opportunities it provides. Like so many others here, I enjoy finding new hiking trails to explore and take in all the AZ beauty. If you can’t find me at the office, I’m most likely to be; traveling with my husband, (we love Rocky Point and Flagstaff), searching for delicious food, or lounging at the pool with a good book. I'm looking forward to having you as part of our Desert Smiles family and hope you’ll be as happy as I am here.
Sam, Patient Care Coordinator
Hi my name is Sam. I have been in the dental field for 20 years and love working at Desert Smiles. I am happily married. I enjoy getting patients the help they need. I have lived in Phoenix for 2 years now and absolutely love it here. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Brandon. We have 2 adult boys together. Our oldest son lives in Dallas and our youngest son lives in San Antonio. We also have 2 dogs named Pebbles and Daisy. They are boxers and keep us very busy. I love traveling, checking out new places, being with family, hanging out by any type of water, taking our Harley out on long rides, and when the weather is nice I love going on walks outdoors.
Hi, I’m Amy. I love being married to Dr. Tenney and we are so grateful for your trust in us. I grew up in Boise, ID and graduated from Brigham Young University. I am a yoga and meditation instructor. I love practicing and teaching yoga and meditation and all the benefits they offer. Dr. Tenney and I have 2 daughters and a son, you may find them running down the hall at the office from time to time as they love visiting him at work. I love cooking and creating healthy recipes, and sharing my joy of health and healing with others. My faith in God is a deep anchor for me. My favorite place to be is outdoors! I love waterskiing, hiking, exploring new places and foods, walking our dog Finn and playing family games. From our family to yours, welcome to Desert Smiles!