Meet the Team

 

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

lynn

Lynn

Dental Hygienist

My role as a dental hygienist allows me to help our patients achieve and maintain an ideal state of oral health. This is done through gentle yet thorough cleanings, patient education, management of periodontal disease, and fluoride treatment. Our patients are some of the nicest, most interesting people I’ve ever met, and I consider it a privilege to work with them to achieve their goals. My interests outside the office include nutrition/health, raw foods, cooking healthy, and meditation. I also enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking, and being in nature as much as possible. I had previous training in art as a painter and I am currently learning how to make silk scarves.

 
paula

Paula

Financial/Insurance Coordinator

With over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, it is my goal to partner up with Stephanie to help our patients get all the insurance benefits they deserve. I am responsible for contacting insurance companies for past-due payments, updating patients of their current balance, sending billing statements, and collections. I feel so fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of people. My co-workers are like my second family! My husband Bob and I have been happily married for 37 years; we are blessed with two beautiful girls, who also work in the dental field, and five grandchildren. I enjoy reading, cooking, scrapbooking, camping, and spending time with my family.

 
jessica

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Jessica has been a part of our team for two years. She got married earlier this year and expecting her first baby in June. She graduated from Aspen Dental Assistant School in Flagstaff. Her bubbly personality is contagious, and she is sure to make every patient feel welcome and will probably even have you laughing! She enjoys taking care of each one of her patients, making them as comfortable as possible during their visit. Jessica is also trained to help with hygiene and front office. She is a Cottonwood native and a cowgirl at heart, lives on a ranch and in her spare time she loves being outdoors, enjoys hunting and gardening.

 
Maria

Maria

Dental Assistant

Maria joined our staff in 2015. She has lived in Arizona for 20 years, but loves loving in the Verde Valley with her two boys!

She has been a dental assistant for 22+ years, graduating from Lake Washington Vocational College in Kirkland, Washington in 1994. She has acquired the knowledge and experience to help our patients have a comfortable visit to our office and educate them where necessary. She wants to make your visit as pleasant as possible, so please, don’t hesitate to tell her what you need!

Outside of the office, She's pursuing her degree in alternative health through Ashford University. She is experienced in Reiki, photography, writing and enjoy time outdoors, meditation, movies with her boys and wine with the girls!

 
Judy

Judy

Dental Assistant

We are thrilled that Judy joined our team as a dental assistant, she has been a wonderful addition to our team! Judy has been in the dental industry for over 30 years and brings so much knowledge to our practice! She and her husband, Terry, are Arizona natives and she is fluent in Spanish. Judy enjoys the outdoors, mountain biking, kayaking and hiking. 

 
Stephanie

Stephanie

Patient Coordinator

Stephanie will usually be the first smile you see when visiting our office. She takes care of all patient coordination with appointments, treatment plans, insurance, billing and front office management. She loves working in dentistry, is a people person and loves making folks feel welcome into our practice. She has many years of experience in the dental field, as well as customer service and working with children. Originally from Tennessee, she grew up in Apache Junction, AZ and moved to Cottonwood in 1997.

In her spare time, she loves photography, traveling, hiking and shopping! She's been married to Dennis for 23 years and they have two children in college and one in high school. Stephanie and her family also volunteer in many community events, as well as in their church.

 
Sunny

Sunny

Denture Artist

Hi! My name is Sunny. I am excited to bring you a one of a kind in-office denture experience. I am a dental artist with over 19 years experience not only in fabricating high quality prosthesis but also in patient care. Your time is important to us so we offer same day repairs and relines and full dentures in half the time compared to most other offices. As your personal dental artist I will spend one on one time with you discussing and designing your custom dental appliance to assure your overall satisfaction.

I am an Arizona Native with a beautiful wife, Danielle, and a daughter, Summer-Rain. We enjoy going to the park, playing games, and spending lots of time together. When I am not spending time with them, I enjoy fishing, hiking, and exploring all the hidden wonders Arizona has to offer.

 
Jessica J.

Jessica J.

Registered Dental Hygienist

It's been 16 years ago already, that I graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene from NAU. I stumbled across my profession by taking a career aptitude test. It was spot on, because I really enjoy what I do, and the patients that come with it. It's my intention to build comfortable and trusting relationships with my patients. I want patients to walk away feeling they had a gentle albeit thorough cleaning. 

I was raised in beautiful Sierra Vista, AZ, and eventually found my home here in the Verde Valley with my husband, Aaron, and three small children. It is a pleasure to be part of Dr. Heralds team, bringing excellent dental care to our community. Oh, I must mention my new favorite pasttime - Pickle Ball! It's SO fun! 

 
Machelle

Machelle

Dental Hygienist

I am privileged to have joined this awesome dental team as of January 2017. I recently moved here from Oregon where I have been a full time practicing dental hygienist for 32 years. It will be my pleasure to provide you all with thorough, friendly, gentle patient care. I love getting to know my patients and building trusting, caring relationships with them, so I look forward to meeting you all!

I have been married to my husband Jon for 28 years, who is the new Fire Marshal in Sedona, after 28 years in the fire service in Oregon. We have one son Hayden who has followed his father's footsteps and is a paramedic in Oregon. I enjoy camping, hiking, softball, pickle ball, volleyball and watching sports of any kind. I also have a love for missions work and have had the privilege of being part of five medical missions to Asia and Africa. Currently we are enjoying exploring Arizona and making lots of new friends.