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      Tucson, Arizona 85712

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Our Team

our teamOur team of dedicated dental health professionals are here to serve you. We combine extensive knowledge in the field of dentistry with a passion for helping people love their smiles. It is our goal to create a friendly and professional atmosphere that you can rely on for all of your dental needs.



Dr. Joseph RichardsonDr. Richardson

Dr. Richardson is a Midwest native and is happy to now call Tucson home. His wife Katie is originally from Tucson and they enjoy raising their children in the beautiful Arizona climate. The ability to positively impact lives on a daily basis drew him into the field of dentistry. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Beyond dentistry, Dr. Richardson enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves playing sports (basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, etc.) and spending time in the great outdoors. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association.





Ruth - Office Manager

Ruth is a Arizona native who has been in dentistry for 26 years. She has 2 grown children and enjoys walking her dogs, gardening, spending time with her family and is a huge Greenbay Packers fan! Ruth can answer any general or insurance questions you may have. She provides excellent customer service and enjoys getting to know and treating our patients like family.




Krystal - Dental Assistant

Krystal has 15 years of dental experience, 12 years as a member of our team. She is a graduate of Sahuarita High School and earned her Dental Assisting Certificate at Pima Medical Institute. Krystal loves dentistry and is always eager to learn and share new techniques. Her favorite part about being a dental assistant is providing excellent patient care. Outside of the office Krystal enjoys spending time with her family and cheering for the Denver Broncos.




Shannon - Dental Assistant

Shannon first came to our office as a patient and later decided to pursue her career in dentistry. She enrolled in Pima Medical Institute and earned her Dental Assisting Certificate. Before we knew it she became a valued member our team and has been working with the practice for six years. She is a Tucson native and is a graduate of Amphi High School. Shannon spends most of her spare time outside of the office with her husband and two children enjoying Tucson and traveling.




Valerie - Dental Hygienist

Valerie is a Michigan native who started working with us in 2009. Valerie and her family moved away from Tucson in 2013 but we happily welcomed her back at the end of 2014 when her husband’s job transferred them back to Tucson. Valerie has been a dental hygienist for 20 years and earned her degree from Ferris State University in Michigan. Valerie takes pride in her job and ensures to provide each patient great oral hygiene care. Valerie enjoys traveling home to her beloved Michigan to visit family and friends. She also enjoys hiking in our beautiful Tucson mountains.




Angellina - Dental Hygienist

Angellina has been a dental hygienist since 2012 and has been working part time at our office since 2014. She earned her degree at Pima Community College. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds. Angellina likes to volunteer at the St. Elizabeth’s dental clinic and spend time with her husband and son.




Ashley - Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a Tucson native. She earned her Dental Hygiene degree at Pima Community College in 2011. Ashley enjoys getting to know each patient and providing the best oral health care possible. In her spare time Ashley likes to attend U of A basketball and football games with her husband and two children. Her children are also very active in the sports community and she loves to cheer them on.



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