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Our 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 Richardson

Dr. 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.




Dr. Garcia

Dr. Sara Garcia grew up in Blythe, a small farming community in southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree in Urban Planning at Stanford University. After graduation, she briefly worked as a consultant.

After a brief career as an urban planner, Dr. Garcia was accepted to the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. Committed to academic excellence, she graduated with honors and was inducted into the honor society, Tau Kappa Omega.

Following dental school, Dr. Garcia completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry through Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where she was able to learn from some of the best dental educators in the country.

In order to provide her patients with cutting-edge dentistry and to fulfill her own desire for life-long learning, Dr. Garcia often attends continuing education courses to stay abreast of the most effective dental techniques and technologies. In addition, she is an active member of the Pima Dental Study Club, Southern Arizona Dental Society, and American Dental Association. Dr. Garcia also has extensive experience with CEREC (same-day crown technology) and holds a special sedation license in the State of Arizona. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Dr. Garcia knows she is incredibly fortunate to have the opportunities in her life that have allowed her to find a profession she loves—being a dentist. She doesn’t take this for granted and is committed to giving back to those less fortunate. She is an active member of the Flying Samaritans, an organization of doctors, dentists and other health professionals who travel to other countries to provide essential health services to communities in need. Not wanting to forget about her underprivileged neighbors here at home she also participates in Hopefest, an annual event that provides free dental service and much more to the underserved Tucson community.

Aside from work, Dr. Garcia enjoys spending her free time traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Dr. Tim Cross, her daughter, Isabella, and their dog, Luna.




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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