Meet Our Scottsdale, AZ Dental Team

A Reason To Smile of Scottsdale, AZ is proud to be the home of an expertly-trained dental staff full of energy and compassion. From our front office staff members to our dental hygienists and assistants, our team members are carefully chosen for their capabilities and experience, and their commitment to quality care.

Estefana - Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Estefana and I have been Dr. Sam’s assistant for the last six years. I love our office and truly enjoy helping our patients with their overall health. I strive to ensure every patient feels welcome and part of our A Reason To Smile Dental Family.

I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and I am a mother of five incredible children (two girls and three boys). We love to go on exciting trips, like Disneyland and Lego Land. Sometimes, I think I enjoy them more than the kids! In our down time, we also enjoy camping to Flagstaff, Payson, and Sedona. I love Arizona! We have a wonderful team at A Reason To Smile and we are always happy to serve you.

Tasha - Dental Hygienist

Hi! I am Tasha. I was born and raised in Northern Utah, where I studied at Utah State University. I graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2011. I moved here to the valley of the sun five years ago and have been with Dr. Sam at A Reason To Smile since then. Dr. Sam got me involved with AZMOM, where I have been serving as co-lead in hygiene for the last five years. The humbling experience and gratitude expressed from patients is what keeps me coming
back for more.

Outside the office, I enjoy hiking and exploring the outdoors, where I am constantly amazed at the beauty and endless places to see. If it’s not already, add Havasupai to your bucket list, it's one of the most stunning places I have ever been to! Roscoe and Rudy, our two pups, love coming on our adventures. They are so spoiled and are the reason we frequent Dairy Queen for blizzards and pup cups. Ice cream is always a good idea. So is flossing.

Karla - Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Karla and I have been a dental assistant at A Reason To Smile since 2017. I truly enjoy interacting with every patient and seeing the amazing outcome and transformation of our patient’s smiles. I strive to make all of our patients comfortable and build genuine relationships with them.

I love hiking and spending time with family and friends. Traveling is also one of my favorite things to do! I believe in treating others the way I want to be treated. That is the reason why I always take the time to create a connection with each and every one of you.

Michele - Office Manager

Greetings! My name is Michele and I am originally form the Bay Area, born in San Francisco, California. I have been in the fabulous state of Arizona since 2011. I have been in the dental field for over 25 years. I enjoy all areas of dentistry. As the office manager at A Reason To Smile, I ensure all your dentist needs are met and your experience with us exceeds your expectations.

In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, gardening, spending quality time with my family, and exploring Arizona.

“The time your life changes is the time you decide to change.”

Gisselle - Front Desk Coordinator

Hello, my name is Gisselle and I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I am the oldest of four and proud to be the big sister! My hobbies include: reading, learning, and spending quality time with my family.

As a young child, I always dreamed of pursuing a career where I can engage with people on a personal level and help find solutions to problems. Thankfully as front desk coordinator at A Reason To Smile, I have been able to put my passion to good use and help people get the care they deserve.

“Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.” - Paulo Coelho

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