Meet Our Hygiene Team
Susan spent her childhood in New Mexico and moved to Phoenix in 1997. She graduated from Rio Salado School of Dental Hygiene in 2001 and joined the Harris Dental team in 2007. Susan is unsurpassed in her skill as a dental hygienist and is deeply passionate about patient care. She is a lifetime learner and continues to update her knowledge in the science of oral health. She takes the time to educate her patients and gets to know them as individuals. She is a favorite of many of our patients and forms lasting relationships with those in her care. On a personal note, Susan is an accomplished singer and enjoys spending time with her two sons, Jon and Brad and her little dog, Maisy.
Mary was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College in 2002. That same year she joined the Harris Dental Team. Mary is very well-liked here at Harris Dental… we have many patients that ADORE her. She enjoys the opportunity to help her patients understand why complete oral care is so beneficial to their overall health. When Mary isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, Molly and Charlie.
Crystal started here at Harris Dental in August of 2009. She was born and raised in Northern California and graduated from New York University in 2003. Crystal’s patients appreciate how gentle she is and how she takes the time to educate them on their oral health. She often remembers personal details that her patients share with her, making their return visits feel comfortable and fun. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Annie was born and raised in Arizona. She played volleyball for High Point University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in business. She then went on to Rio Salado College for her Hygiene license. In 2008, we were lucky enough to have Annie join our Harris Dental team. Her fun-loving personality makes her a favorite among our patients and co-workers.Annie loves to be outdoors with her dogs and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kim grew up in Thatcher, Arizona. She graduated dental hygiene school at Rio Salado Dental Hygiene. Kim joined our Harris Dental Team in May of 1998. In her free time she loves photography, wood working, crafting, and spending time with her family. Kim has been married to Jordan Bawden since May 2006 and they have 3 children. They love to travel, camp and go hiking.
Amber grew up in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in Minnesota, but moved to Arizona as a child. She graduated from Phoenix College in 2001 and joined Harris Dental in 2012 when we opened our Mesa office. Amber’s patients describe her as gentle and sincere. She loves spending her free time with family enjoying the outdoors either on a hike or a bike ride. Amber married her high school sweetheart and was blessed with 2 boys, a princess and a golden retriever.
Stephanie was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Rio Salado School of Dental Hygiene in 2001 and joined the Harris Dental Team in 2008. Stephanie loves building lasting connections with patients and is committed to making their dental visits as pleasant as possible. She has a passion for fitness and exercise, which she says became a necessity due to her love of sweets and Grimaldi’s pizza. Stephanie and her husband Marc have 4 children and they love to visit Mexico and California often.
Chanel was born in Royal Oak, Michigan. She graduated from Rio Salado School of Dental Hygiene in 2009, and joined the Harris Dental team that same year. She continued her education while working, and achieved her bachelors degree from Northern Arizona University in 2010, with honors. Chanel’s goal is to make each patient feel calm and comfortable in order to achieve their best individualized care. She strives to educate them on their current oral health and encourages them to maintain good home care. Chanel enjoys traveling, hiking, and anytime spent with her family.
Stephanie was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She graduated from Utah College of Dental Hygiene in 2011. She joined our Harris Dental team in 2013. Her top priority is to provide thorough, quality care in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Stephanie says the friendships with her patients is the most rewarding part of being a hygienist. She enjoys shopping, horseback riding, wake boarding, rock climbing, Yougurtland, motorcycle rides, and baking!
Ame is a native to Arizona and grew up in the East Valley. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University in 1998. In 2005, Ame joined Harris Dental, Queen Creek. Ame has a love, respect and passion for dentistry. Mother to 7 beautiful children and wife to her best friend, she stays very busy outside of Harris Dental.
Julie was born and raised in Merced, California. She graduated from Utah Valley University’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2010 then moved to the Bay Area, where she worked at a dental office in downtown San Francisco. She moved to the Phoenix area in September 2014 soon after getting married, and she is so happy to have joined the Harris Dental team in November 2014. Julie loves building relationships with her patients and helping them feel comfortable and happy with their dental experiences. When she’s not working, Julie loves hiking, cooking and spending time with her husband and their goldendoodle.