About Your Team
Milika , Practice Manager of Operations
Pam , Patient Care Coordinator
Pam loves that everyone at our office truly cares about the health and well-being of our patients. Pam finds that it is great to want to come to work every day, knowing that our team is providing excellent care in a fun, loving and comfortable setting.
A native of Iowa, Pam’s family is everything to her. Her daughter and son have blessed her with three beautiful granddaughters. Since they live nearby, Pam gets to spend a great deal of time with them. After all, being a grandma is the best! When she is not in the office, Pam loves to sing, dance, play the guitar, and go hiking and camping. Her favorite place in the world is Maui. She loves Italian food, Mexican food and seafood, but her favorite is avocado added to anything!
Sandy , Insurance Coordinator
Dentistry has been a part of Sandy’s life for 38 years. She began as a dental assistant before moving to the front office. She has helped our practice grow over the years and has enjoyed working with our patients, doctors and fellow team members. Sandy brings a commitment to do her best for the patients and her team spirit to work with her every day, along with her knowledge of insurance.Sandy was born in Michigan and is from a family of seven. She grew up in Indiana and moved to Arizona in 1977. She has been married for almost 14 years and has 2 amazing sons, 4 stepchildren and 10 grandkids. She loves spending time with her family and especially loves being a grandma since her grandkids melt her heart!In her spare time, Sandy enjoys cooking, baking and good food, particularly candy and pasta. But she also loves to dance and to run and has a goal of running a full or half marathon in the future. She relaxes by knitting, and she also enjoys camping/glamping. She and her husband recently joined an RV camping group, and they camp from April to September. In fact, they just bought a Honda Pioneer, and they go riding as often as they can.
Dayve , Schedule Coordinator
Dayve feels honored to be a part of the Dental Arts of Suprise team. She truly enjoys meeting and getting to know the patients. Dayve comes to us after 38 years in the legal field. She and her husband have two grown children and one grand dog. She is originally from Vancouver, Washington and moved here to Arizona in 2021 after her husband recently retired. When she is not working, she is enjoying hosting her family, traveling, swimming and cooking.
Mara , Dental Hygienist, RDH
Mara started as a dental assistant at Dental Arts of Surprise in 2005. She went to dental hygiene school at Phoenix College in 2007 and graduated with honors in 2009. She practiced for five years before returning to our office in 2014. Mara loves the family atmosphere at our office with the staff and the patients. She loves getting to know her patients, making them feel comfortable and making sure that they know that they are receiving great care.
Mara is originally from Texas and has family there and in Arizona. She is married with one daughter. She loves DIY projects, camping and trying all kinds of food, especially spicy dishes!
Alina , Dental Hygienist, RDH
Alina feels honored to be a part of our dental team. She has been a dental hygienist since 2001. She graduated from Phoenix College and always strives to provide quality care to all of our patients and make them feel comfortable in a fun and friendly environment.
Alina is originally from Romania and moved to Arizona in 1994. She is married with two kids. When she is not at work, she participates in various church activities and enjoys hiking, family vacations, dark chocolate and coffee. She also loves playing board games, shopping and watching Hallmark movies with her family.
Marissa , Dental Hygienist, RDH
Marissa graduated with honors from a private school in Phoenix. She loves making our patients feel welcome and helping them become comfortable in their smiles.
Marissa has three daughters, Kylie, Madilyn and Hadley. She loves Mexican food and Boba tea, and she frequently travels to California to see her in-laws.
Teresa , Dental Assistant
Teresa has been a part of Dental Arts of Surprise since 2005. She has been a dental assistant since 2000 and also serves as our clinical patient coordinator. She is the youngest of seven children and enjoys the outdoors, going to the gym and traveling. She also loves spending time with her friends and family, especially her three grandkids.
Jenni , Dental Assistant
Jenni has been a dental assistant for 20 years and graduated from the dental assisting program at Phoenix College.
Jenni loves being a part of our team and meeting new patients. She also appreciates the opportunity to help make them feel happy about their smiles. She always stays positive at the office and is a team player. She makes sure that she is available to help anyone, including coworkers and patients.
Jenni is an Arizona native. Family is important to her; she has two siblings and is part of a large family that also lives in Arizona. She and her boyfriend, Steve, have two dogs, Jake and Lola, whom she loves very much! When she is not at work, Jenni enjoys camping, hiking, crafting, traveling and being with friends and family. She also loves seafood and Disney, especially “Alice in Wonderland.” Kauai is her favorite place to visit.
Ashley , Dental Assistant
Ashley loves being part of an amazing team that motivates her to be a better person every day. She graduated high school in 2015 and completed dental assisting school the same year. Ashley was born and raised in Phoenix and is the second oldest of five kids. She loves crafting, hiking and doing makeup. Her favorite food is seafood, and her favorite television show is Grey’s Anatomy. She hopes to travel to Thailand one day, and Ashley is a big Beyoncé fan!
Megan , Dental Assistant
Megan recently graduated from the Arizona School of Dental Assisting and joined our team in 2020. She loves all that our team has to teach her and the amazing opportunity to learn with all of our state-of-the-art equipment. Megan is the youngest of 10 siblings and is from Minnesota. She has spent most of her life in Phoenix but enjoys escaping the heat whenever possible. On her free time, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, camping or being by the water with her boyfriend, Tommy, and their dog. She loves Mexican food and never misses a Taco Tuesday.