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 in 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 three years. 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, gardening and spending time with her husband, Trey, and their 1 year old daughter. 

 
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 23+ 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!

 

Melissa

Dental Assistant

We are thrilled that Melissa joined our team as a dental assistant, she has been a wonderful addition to our family! Melissa has been in the dental industry for over 20 years and brings so much knowledge to our practice! Originally from Boston, MA and a big fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Bruins. She enjoys photography, cooking, hiking in Sedona, where she lives, and enjoys making people laugh! Her favorite pastime is reading a good book with her cat, Moxie. 

 

 

Stephanie

Stephanie

Office Coordinator

Welcome to our practice! I am the friendly face at the front desk. I love to find ways to help people smile! It is important to me that each of you enjoy a feeling of ease and confidence in our office. I have been with Dr. Herald's office since January, 2015. I take care of all patient coordination with appointments, treatment plans, insurance, billing and front office management. As your insurance and billing specialist, I am here to assist you through explaining and discussing your insurance benefits and processing dental claims. I enjoy working with you on the financial aspects of your dental needs. 

Originally from Tennessee, I grew up in Apache Junction, AZ, and moved to Cottonwood in 1997.  In my spare time, I love photography, traveling, hiking and shopping! I've been married for 25 years and we have 3 amazing children. I also have a strong connection to the community and my 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 20 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 18 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 awesome 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 33 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 29 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.