Meet Our Dental Team – Scottsdale, AZ

Get to Know Your New Dental Family

Scottsdale dental team members smiling outside of Shea Dental of Scottsdale

We’re grateful to have such experienced and compassionate experts on our Shea Dental of Scottsdale team, most of which have been with our practice for several years, and others since the very beginning! They’re the foundation of our dental office, and we wouldn’t be able to provide such phenomenal care without them. We invite you to get to know your new, skilled dental team in Scottsdale by reading their short biographies below.

Karla, Dental Office Manager

Dental office manager Karla

Karla used to be an assistant in the back office, and although she has since moved to the front, she is always ready to jump in the back when needed. She has been with Shea Dental of Scottsdale for over three decades, and she still loves being able to form meaningful relationships with her patients.

Karla deeply appreciates being surrounded by a loving family that includes her family, her daughter, and her boyfriend (as well as two “fur babies”). Her hobbies include tennis, pickleball, reading, watching movies, going to the gym, and traveling to Flagstaff on weekends.

Josie, Front Desk

Front desk team member Josie

Josie has worked as a dental assistant in the past and has also achieved certification in radiology and CPR. She greatly appreciates getting to work alongside such a fabulous dental team, and she works hard to create a warm, welcoming practice environment for our patients.

Josie loves her family, which is small but close. Outside the office, she likes to go traveling, explore Arizona’s beauty, go out for brunch and sushi, and watch true crime documentaries.

Sandy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered dental hygienist Sandy

Sandy studied dentistry at Pima College in Tucson, Arizona. She has attained certification for anesthesia and the use of dental lasers. She is very passionate about dentistry and has well over two decades of experience in the field. One of the things she enjoys about her current position at Shea Dental of Scottsdale is having the chance to get to know her patients better.

Sandy loves her family, which includes her husband Scott, her beautiful daughter, and her two bonus children. Outside of her dental work, she has participated in designing and building a number of homes in Tucson. Her hobbies include yoga, taking long walks, and spending time with her loved ones.

Helena, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Helena

Helena went to Normandale College for her dental education. She worked as an Invisalign specialist before coming to Shea Dental of Scottsdale. She enjoys connecting with patients and educating them about dental care.

Helena has a wonderful boyfriend as well as two dogs named Xena and Arlo. She greatly enjoys lifting weights and spending time outside. She is also passionate about the different aspects of beauty (hair, makeup, nails, and so on).

Sam, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Sam

Sam is certified in radiology safety and CPR. She is proud to have learned about dentistry through her hands-on work at Shea Dental of Scottsdale. She loves getting to know each patient who visits our office and helping them achieve the smile they have always wanted.

Sam has a fiancé named Nick and two “fur babies” named Walter and Clyde. She also has two older brothers and two younger sisters. When she’s not at the office, she likes dancing, hiking, spending time in flea markets, and drawing. One interesting fact about her is that she is actually an ordained minister!

Marian, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Marian

Marian has well over a decade’s worth of experience in general dentistry, and her background includes assisting with endodontics and oral surgery. She has earned certification in radiology, coronal polishing, and nitrous oxide. She enjoys creating relationships with her patients and strives to provide them with the best care possible.

Theresa, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Theresa

Theresa may be relatively new to our practice, but she already loves helping patients achieve healthy smiles! She always goes the extra mile to create a stress-free environment and add a little bit of fun into every visit. Originally from Petaluma, she studied at Santa Rose Junior College. Before getting started in dentistry, she actually worked as a dog groomer and trainer.

Theresa is the youngest in a family of five. When she isn’t busy inspiring smiles, her biggest hobbies include crafting, creating art, and hanging out with her cat Norman.


Autumn, Insurance Coordinator

Dental insurance coordinator Autumn

Autumn has had quite a varied career, having held every role in a dental office except for dentist and hygienist. As a result, she has a very deep understanding of the practice and works to make sure everything operates as smoothly as possible when it comes to bringing patients the care they deserve. She enjoys using creative problem-solving to overcome the challenges associated with her job.

Autumn has a family that loves the outdoors, and together they enjoy camping, hiking, and simply enjoying nature’s beauty. She is very passionate when it comes to hunting and is skilled in archery and tracking. She has a deep-rooted respect for wildlife, which is why she embraces the challenge of ethical hunting.