Meet the Staff
Jean, Practice Administrator
Jean joined our team as the Practice Administrator in 2004. She spent 25 years as an Operational Business Development Specialist working in the Fashion, Beauty, and Cosmetic Surgical Industry prior to joining our team of professionals. She is a specialist in personnel management, marketing, and strategy, and operational management. Jean has received advanced dental management training from the Schuster Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, and The Pride Institute of Practice Management. Jean attended Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. She is a guest speaker for the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas at San Antonio in their Business Development Program.
Jean is married and the mother of two grown sons, Jonathan & Joshua.
Jennifer, Clinical Team Supervisor
Jennifer began assisting Dr. Brown in 2003. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute with a Dental Assisting Certificate in 1999. She is a certified dental X-ray Technician and is trained by PlanMeca in the operational procedures of our 3D Digital Imaging Cone Beam. Jennifer wears many hats within our practice. She is our Implant Coordinator and manages the inventory and ordering of our dental implants and dental implant parts. She trains the surgical assistants and works closely with our front office team to ensure we have a seamless patient flow between the front and back offices.
Jennifer is the mother of two girls and is married to her High School Sweetheart, Victor. She is originally from California and is active within the Tucson community.
Yadira, Appointment Coordinator & Insurance Specialist
Yadira joined our team in 2020 as a clinical sterile technician and front office Appointment Coordinator. Yadi has worked in the dental profession since 2003 where she has worked in pediatric and young adult dental care offices. She is used to working in a fast-paced dental environment and understands the importance of being empathetic, patient, kind, understanding and supportive. She is a problem solver and she excels in organizational and time management skills. She wears many hats within the practice and she is always willing to step up to assist her other team members whenever help is required. Yadi greatest joy is watching the happiness in our patient’s faces when their smiles are enhanced and hearing the words of gratitude from patients who no longer live with dental pain.
Yadi is a graduate of Pimeria Alta High School in Nogales, Arizona. She is the mother of three beautiful children, Marco 16 years old, Sophia 14 months, and her newly born baby. Yadi and her husband, Duniesky stay actively busy with their careers, their children, and an active outdoor lifestyle. They are all sports enthusiasts and love living in Arizona which provides them the opportunity to spend so much time outdoors. Yadi loves to bake, play cards and board games, and is a Sudoku enthusiast. Yadira is the oldest of three children.
Yadira is fluent in both English and Spanish. Even though Yadira is new to Periodontics she is a seasoned professional who brings an excellent disposition and a kind and loving heart to our team.
Gillian, Appointment Coordinator
A long-time Tucson resident, Gillian is a recent addition to our staff. Gillian was the owner and office administrator of Borden Physical Therapy and retired from the practice last year. She loves to work with patients and prides herself on efficiency and fun!
She is married and has three grown kids! Her passions are traveling, planning trips, reading, and adventures with her husband.
Waynette, Treatment Coordinator
Waynette joined our team in May 2020 as the practice Surgical Treatment Coordinator. She is a wonderful new addition to our team of professionals. Waynette is a seasoned professional with over twenty-two years in dental administration and management.
Waynette is an Arizona native growing up in a ranching family in southern Arizona. The ranching business taught her the importance of an unfaltering commitment and dedication to hard work and that your work day sometimes exceeds an eight-hour day.
Waynette is our go-to for the doctor’s surgical schedule. She coordinates every aspect of pre-surgical care in our office which includes seamless management between the referring doctors, verifying any insurance benefits that might be available, and ensuring that all medical clearances are completed prior to scheduling surgery with Doctor Brown.
Waynette enjoys trips to the lake and beach and has a passion for horse riding. Waynette is the mother of four grown children and the grandmother of 10 beautiful grandchildren and soon will be marrying her best friend.
Sarah, Registered Dental Hygienist
Sarah joined our dental hygiene team in 2007. She graduated with honors with an Associates in Applied Science from Pima Community College in May 2006. Sarah graduated from the University of Arizona in 1999 with a BS in Speech. Sarah treats patients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. She is efficient, effective, professional, and a clinical diva! Sarah loves hygiene and it shows every day with every patient that she treats.
Sarah has one child, Ethan. She enjoys exercising, being outdoors, and volunteering with the Flying Samaritans.
Maria, Surgical Dental Assistant
Maria joined our surgical assisting team in 2009. She is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute with a certificate in Dental Assisting. She is a certified dental X-Ray Technician and is trained in the operational procedures of our 3D Digital Imaging Cone Beam. Maria worked in Orthodontics prior to joining our team. Maria is delightful, full of energy and enthusiasm, and fun. She brings a great deal of laughter to our office.
She is a busy mother of three beautiful children. Maria is fluent in Spanish and English.
Anne, Dental Assistant
Anne joined our team in February 2021. She started her dental career in 1985 working with one of the best dental specialty practices in Tucson. She believes that her dental career has been blessed. She will end her dental career with Dr. Graig Brown’s dental practice.
When Anne is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and gardening.
Angelica, Surgical Dental Assistant
Angelica graduated from Pima Community College’s Dental Assisting Program in 2008. She holds certifications from DANB including Radiation Health and Safety, Coronal Polishing, and Basic Life Support. She externed at General Dentistry 4 Kids and pursued her love for caring and helping kids! Angelica, or AC as we call her, has always had a fascination with teeth. When she was a kid, she would stare into the mirror at her own teeth and she was amazed at the shapes, the structure, and the texture.
During her visits to the orthodontic office, she formed a friendship and bond with the ortho assistant. The assistants’ name also happened to be Angelica. She noticed she was wearing scrubs; tennis shoes and her hair was in a ponytail. At that moment she knew that she wanted to be a dental assistant. Although AC found much joy in general dentistry after 11 years, she believes that she has finally landed in the best practice for her. She says she loves the practice of periodontics the best!
AC is a native of Tucson. She is a graduate from Tucson High School and continued her education at Eastern Arizona College with a softball scholarship. The best part of her day is spending time with her boyfriend Albert and her dog Juju. She loves to laugh, sing karaoke, listen to music, enjoying the company of family and friends and making memories that will fill her heart with love for a lifetime.
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Dr. Brown provide a variety of surgical services for the treatment of periodontal issues. Contact us for more information.