About Your Team

Kym , Practice Manager

"I have been involved with the dental world since 2010.  I have 3 years of experience as a dental assistant and 7 years of experience as a business assistant. I truly believe in the saying "your smile is my success". I have a beautiful family of 4 daughters, my husband and our 2 dogs. In our down time we indulge in crafts, hunting, camping, exploring- UTV riding, horseback riding, and being active in numerous sports with our daughters. I am a native to the beautiful state of Arizona of 31 years and couldn't imagine living in any other state! I look forward to growing within our community and helping others love their smiles!"

Damariz , Dental Hygienist

"Damariz (Dama) is an Arizona Native. She attended Northern Arizona University and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her goal is to provide exceptional care for her patients with compassion and positivity. Damariz is committed to making sure your dental needs are met and you maintain good oral health.

Outside of work she spends all her time with her baby girl and husband. Together they enjoy traveling, the outdoors, cooking/eating, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and family."

Tiffany , Dental Hygienist

Tiffany has been in the dental field for about 10 years. She worked as a dental assistant in several different specialty offices for 5 years in the state of NH, and has been a hygienist in Arizona for about 5 years as well. She completed college in her home state of NH at NHTI and upon graduating moved out to Arizona to begin her career as a hygienist. Although she is not from Arizona she absolutely loves it here and it is her favorite place to be. Her favorite part of dentistry is making it a good experience for all her patients, as well as giving them all a reason to smile. She loves to hike, bike, swim, take her dogs on walks, and generally anything else outdoors. She loves animals and enjoys taking her two dogs on her outdoor adventures. She also has a cat and two boa constrictor snakes at home as well. Dentistry is a true passion of hers and you will be in good hands when in her chair.

Nicky , Dental Hygienist

"My focus is on providing high quality care to my patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral health. I am committed to making hygiene appointments a comfortable and positive experience. I am here to learn your dental history, listen to your concerns, and plan for a healthy future.

I graduated college with my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene with Magna Cum Laude honors from Herzing University in Minnesota. I am licensed in both states and can administer local anesthetic and provide laser periodontal services to achieve optimal health. I also stay current on new technologies, hygiene products and attend continuing education classes regularly.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs. We have been having so much fun exploring Arizona. Some of our favorite things are boating, hiking, trying new restaurants and meeting people like YOU! I hope to see you soon!"

Brianna , Business Assistant

"I moved to Arizona from Florida in 2015 for a change in scenery. I am very excited to use my years of administrative experience and passion for people to learn and grow in the dental field. I love dentistry for its ability to truly change lives. When I’m not in the office, I enjoy baking, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with my husband and two pups."

Tanya , Business Assistant

Tanya is an Arizona Native, but she grew up in a small town called Angel Fire, NM. Tanya moved back to Arizona in 2014. She has worked in the Veterinary industry most of her life and recently switched to dentistry where she joined our team here at Cotton Ridge Dental Care. She is excited to learn everything dental and cannot wait to meet you. When Tanya is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs. They love anything outdoors and enjoy spending their time at the lake wake surfing, camping, hunting and hanging out with family and friends.

Misti , Dental Assistant

Mistie left Anchorage, Alaska where she was born and raised in January 2019 to explore our beautiful country. She has been in the dental profession for 20 years and has worked in many areas of the field. She loves to socialize with the patients and make them feel comfortable. When she is not working, she loves to travel and be outdoors with family, friends and her 2 fur babies.

Melissa , Dental Assistant

"I'm an Arizona native and I have been a dental assistant for over 20 years.  I'm passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality dental care.  My family and I love the outdoors and camp at Woods Canyon Lake as often as we can.  In my free time I love cooking, reading, playing the piano, singing and traveling."

Juanita , Dental Assistant

I joined Cotton Ridge Dental Care’ team January 2021, bringing with me more than 23 years of experience in dentistry. I assist with many of our patients’ dental procedures, which means that I get to help change people’s lives by making them love their teeth each and every day! I love getting to know my patients on a personal level and being able to build trust with them. Ours is an office truly dedicated to our patients and their health. I’m really happy to be a part of this team!

When I am not making pretty smiles, I love spending time with family