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Meet the Dental Team – Goodyear, AZ

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In order to ensure the best dental care possible, we’ve brought in dental professionals who are not only knowledgeable, but love teaching patients the best ways to keep their smile healthy and beautiful. They are just as dedicated to staying on top of the latest advancements in the field as Dr. Wheeler himself! Without them, he wouldn’t be able to provide the care that he does today. Feel free to get to know them in person or through their brief bios ahead of your next appointment!

Dr. Wheeler

Dr. Wheeler strongly believes that it takes a lifetime of dedication to do beautiful, high-quality dental work that is both functional and comfortable for patients in need. Today, he thinks the best part of his job by far is seeing the culmination of his team’s efforts lead to happier, healthier smiles!

TinaMarie, Practice Manager

Dental office manager TinaMarie
Dental office manager TinaMarie

With almost two full decades of experience in the dental field, TinaMarie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Goodyear Family Dentistry! An Arizona native herself, she studied at Apollo College (now known as Carrington College) and is certified in X-rays, coronal polishing, and CPR. Nothing gives her more joy than assisting patients with their oral health, and she’s so thrilled to share that common goal with Dr. Wheeler and the rest of the team.

Outside of the dental office, TinaMarie enjoys spending time with her husband, four incredible children, and one lovable fur baby. They maintain an active and busy lifestyle that includes all sorts of youth sports and outdoor activities. She also enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling, and quad-riding with her friends and loved ones.

Karen, Treatment Coordinator

Karen is a native of Goodyear and has spent several years in the field of dentistry. She first went to Estrella Mountain Community College, became certified in CPR, and trained in bloodborne pathogens. Her favorite part about her job is being able to help our patients with their specific dental needs by planning their custom treatments.

At home, Karen spends much of her time with her significant other and their two sons. She enjoys watching her children play football and baseball, and her family watches movies on Sundays. During her free time, she likes hiking and going to the gym. One interesting thing about her: she’s bilingual!

Adrie, Treatment Coordinator

Originally from Puerto Rico, Adrie began her studies at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus. Today, she has more than 14 years of experience under her belt. As for her favorite part of her job, it’s the opportunity to help patients. Making a difference in their lives and helping them achieve their dental needs and goals is always rewarding!

Adrie has been happily married for almost 14 years and has three wonderful children at home. On the evenings and weekends, she loves enjoying the outdoors, traveling, hiking, going off-roading, and trying new places to eat!

Paola, Insurance Coordinator/Front Office

A California native, Paola completed her studies at the Career Care Institute before joining our team. Now, she is a certified dental assistant with certifications in X-rays, CPR, and coronal polishing! When asked what she loves most about her job, she shared that it’s building relationships with patients and getting to work with an awesome team.

Paola is married and has two dachshunds at home, Hershey and Sunshine. She grew up on a ranch, and her interests still include hiking and spending time horseback riding!

Ashley, Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Arizona, it was only natural for Ashley to complete her studies at Phoenix College. With four years of experience in the world of dentistry, she joined our team in 2021. For her, the best thing about her job is making patients smile and spending time with her team!

Ashley is a dog mom to two precious Cockapoos. When she isn’t spending time with them, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, playing sand volleyball, and hosting game nights. Here’s something you may not know about her: she is a part of the 12% of the population that is left-handed.

Ricardo, Dental Hygienist

Ricardo earned his bachelor’s in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University, and he now has his laser certification and training in local anesthesia too! Throughout his career in the dental field, he has thoroughly enjoyed educating patients about their oral health and helping them have a healthier, happier smile.

Ricardo and his wife have three beautiful children, two boys and one girl. He enjoys staying active in his free time, like playing sports. Here’s a fun fact about him: he likes to start the day early!

Miguel, Dental Hygienist

Bio coming Soon!

Giselle, Dental Assistant

Giselle was born and raised in Phoenix! After graduating high school, she studied at West-Mec. Today, she has her dental assistant, X-ray, and CPR certifications. She joined our team more than a year ago now and has thoroughly enjoyed her interactions with patients and growth with our practice.

Giselle comes from a wonderful family, and she loves spending her time cooking, dancing, and taking care of her car. Here’s an interesting fact about her: she is extremely determined and has a bright future ahead of her!

Emily, Dental Assistant

Originally from Phoenix, Emily began her career in the dental field by attending Phoenix College and undergoing the Dental Assisting Program there. Through her education, she was able to complete her courses and is certified in Radiation Health and Safety, CPR, and First Aid. She’s completed well over 300 hours of clinical dental assisting through an externship at My Kidz Dentist and Peoria Healthy Smiles, and she even volunteered for the Arizona Mission of Mercy. The best part about her job is getting the opportunity to work with an amazing team and incredible dentists to provide exceptional care for our patients.

When she isn’t at the office, Emily spends time with her significant other and her dog named Daisy. She likes everything outdoors, such as camping, swimming in lakes and rivers, and going to the beach with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking and has a passion for drawing. Fun fact about her: she and her partner sold their house so they can live in a camper full-time!

Edith, Dental Assistant

While Edith is fairly new to the Goodyear team, she’s still an expert dental assistant. Her certification from the Arizona Institute of Dental Assisting proves it! Furthermore, she finds much satisfaction in dental work. Her colleagues, especially, make her time in the office worthwhile.

Raised in Yuma, AZ, Edith has various passions outside of dentistry. One is her family and friends, particularly her parents and three siblings. Other interests include working out at the gym, being in nature, and theatre. An interesting fact about her is that she can talk with someone about almost anything!

Esther, Dental Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Shayla, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

A Phoenix native, Shayla is happy to be using her education, training, and passion for dentistry to help her friends and neighbors feel confident about their smiles. As for her studies, she completed dental assisting school in Austin before finishing EFDA training in Tempe. Now, she is on the waiting list for the dental hygiene program!

Shayla and her wonderful husband have a baby girl on the way, so lots of her time outside the office is spent preparing for the new member of their family. As for hobbies, she enjoys crafting, painting, and singing for her church!