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Vanessa Marinho, Periodontist
Dr. Vanessa C Marinho received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) in 1992 from Paulista University, Brazil. Right after graduation, she spent two years at UCLA, School of Dentistry, Periodontology Department in the Preceptorship Program where she participated in research projects, clinical procedures and co-authored research papers and a chapter in a book. 
 
In 1997 she earned a Master Degree in Craniofacial Biology and a Certificate in Periodontics. During that time she also participated in research projects focused on bone healing around dental implants. She was a clinical instructor both at UCLA and USC undergraduate clinics before moving to Arizona in 2003 and starting in private practice.
 
Dr. Marinho is committed to provide high quality treatment care to her patients and does that by pursuing knowledge on the latest modalities of treatment through countless hours of continuing education courses. 
She also leads one of the national Spear Study Clubs in Glendale.
 
Dr. Marinho is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and Academy of Osseointegration. 
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 Christine, Office Manager and
Treatment Coordinator

Going into dentistry was not something Christine imagined as a career choice.  While attending her second year at Mesa College in Grand Junction Colorado, a new program started that would allow students to become an expanded duty dental assistant after a 18 month training course.

After being accepted into that program, she soon found out that she not only liked dentistry, she loved it! Her passion is still there, as there she finds that there is always something to learn.  The benefit of helping our patients achieve good oral health is very rewarding to her.

 

In her time away from the office, she has found her new love, her three grandchildren. She also enjoys spending time with her husband of 35 years and their family. 

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Judy, Surgical Assistant
She has been with our team for 12 years. She is from Montana and completed her training at Great Falls Vo-Tech. She brings more than 40 years of experience as a dental assistant.
As you will experience, Judy is very passionate about our patients and always put their comfort and ease above all.
She has been married to David for 38 years and they are proud parents of Ryan who is stationed at Pearl Harbor with his wife Elly.
In her leisure time, she enjoys entertaining with friends and family and doing volunteering work.
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Brookie, Dental Hygienist

 

Brookie has been providing periodontal hygiene care for 20 years.  

 

Her attention to detail and enthusiasm in the profession of Periodontics adds to our entire dental team.  

 

Brookie strives to ensure our patients always feel informed and comfortable during their visit.  She enjoys educating patients about all areas of oral health care.  

 

Brookie’s practice in our office allows her to balance time with her family and volunteering at school and church.  She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and kayaking.  

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Jena, Dental Hygienist
 
Jena is an Arizona native and obtained her degree in Dental Hygiene from Rio Salado in 2009.
 
Most of her career has been focused in periodontal disease treatment and care; however, she enjoys all aspects of dental hygiene.

 

In her free time, she enjoys camping with her family, kayaking, going to concerts, playing soccer, reading and doing craft projects.