Meet Our Dental Team in Phoenix AZ!
Kellie Saam - Dental Hygienist
With over 20 years of dental hygiene experience and a total of 28 years in the dental field, I am excited to provide the best oral healthcare as your dental hygienist. I received my Associates Degree in dental hygiene in Perrysburg, Ohio. I genuinely care about my patients and strive to help create a positive, comfortable, and pain free experience for you. I stay current with the latest advancements in dental technology, continuing education, and standards of care.
My favorite part of working at Stephanie K Dentistry is when I help my patients achieve their hygiene goals. There's nothing better than knowing I have helped someone have a better quality of life. When I'm away from the office I enjoy hiking, traveling, and am currently working on my bucket list.
Molly Potts - Dental Hygienist
Originally from the Oregon Coast, Molly attended the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s and as a registered Dental Hygienist. Over these past 20 years, she has made it her goal to thoroughly listen to patient concerns and provide a positive and comfortable experience so they can benefit from a healthy smile!
First moving to Flagstaff in 2003, she recently came to the Phoenix area and feels very fortunate to live in such a wonderful state full of sunshine and so many wonderful activities! In her down time, she enjoys playing golf with her husband, paddle-boarding at the lake, and spending time with their children and furry grandchildren ;)
Diana Robinette - Certified Dental Assistant
After ending a very successful career as a body builder in the 1980s, Diana attended Apollo College (recently renamed Carrington College) for her certificate in Dental Assisting. Her inspiration for change began on a rainy, no, snowy day, while on her way to a body-builder contest, which was uphill both ways. As she was speeding down Central Avenue, a glimmer of hope flashed in her peripheral vision: a beautiful dental school ad. Thus began her long-time career in dentistry.
Currently, while outside of work, she prefers to 'hang out' with family and friends and is the mother of three children. Diana also enjoys hiking, has a passion for music, and Netflix. She also holds a deep love for those little elf e-cards being passed around at Christmas time.
Melissa Mejia - Patient Relations Liason
In her 18 years of dental experience, Melissa has lived and breathed the motto: "The Early Bird catches the worm." She likes to be on time, mostly because people at church stare when you come in late. Despite a degree in Welding technology, she still chooses to stay with us and argue with insurance for our patients.
At home, she has two wonderful teenagers and a caring, loving, husband. As a jack of all trades, she has worked in many different fields, from beauty school to mental health to pediatrics.
She loves dentistry because she believes in it's ability to change people's lives and looks forward to many more years in this field.
Makayla Hancock - Director of First Impressions
I am the friendly face who greets you when you come through the door at Stephanie K Dentistry. As front office and scheduling assistant, I help with financials, payments, appointment scheduling, and am usually the first person to answer the phone.
I am an Arizona native and after graduating high school, I soon realized my passion was in dentistry… no other career could match the excitement! I strive to stay up to date and educate myself with all things dental. I enjoy meeting new patients and their happy smiles at Stephanie K Dentistry. When I’m away from the office I work on managing my addiction to social media and enjoy spending time with my family as much as possible.
Toni Samolis - Registered Dental Assistant
Showcasing more than 30 years experience as a dental assistant, Toni has more than earned our trust as a skilled professional in her field. Striving to make sure you are well cared for in the dental chair, she'll be our doctor's go-to for any procedure you may need. You may notice her pleasant, blue mascara or gorgeous, flowing mane at your first meeting, but please remember her heart belongs to her career. Besides being a good listener, Toni will give your dental needs the attention they deserve in order to provide the best care possible. Outside of the office, this tall drink of water enjoys day hikes, exciting road trip adventures, and tea-sipping while she reads a good book.]]]