Meet the Team
Tami – Hygienist
Tami was born and raised in the Chicago area and relocated to Arizona 3.5 yrs ago. She has been an active part of the dental field since 1982. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a Dental Hygienist. She has been involved with the association for dental hygiene both in IL and Az in order to stay current in the field.
Tami is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. Her beautiful smile and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 daughters, and grandson. Her hobbies are baking, cooking, and crafting.
Jennifer – Assistant
Jennifer is a native Tucsonan, born and raised. In fact, Jen has lived in Tucson her entire life and has watched the city transform in front of her eyes. Here, she married her husband Scott and raised her daughter Rachel Mae. Rachel recently graduated from the University of Arizona during the 2020 pandemic.
Jen began working as a dental assistant in 1989 and now has over 30 years of experience in both the back and front office of the dental field. In her free time, she enjoys movies, walking her Siberian Husky Sasha, and taking care of her house, yard, and plants.
Miriam is also a Tucson native who grew up on the east side. She attended Sahuaro high school before learning to become a dental assistant at Careington College. She brings over 6 years of dental assisting experience to Oro Valley Dental Group.
In Miriam’s free time she enjoys attending concerts in the greater Tucson and Phoenix area. Miriam loves to escape the heat and head up to Sedona where she enjoys hiking and spending time with family. She was recently engaged to her fiance Mike in the summer of 2021 while on a trip in Sedona. When Miriam is looking to relax after a busy day she enjoys winding down by watching crime documentaries on Netflix.
Betty – Front Office Coordinator
Betty is the front office coordinator at Oro Valley Dental Group and will be the first friendly face you’ll see when visiting us. She is originally from Florida where she grew up immersed in the dental field via her grandmother who has been a dentist since the 1960s!
She eventually moved to Tucson in her youth and later attended the University of Arizona. She enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring, as well as spending time with her husband, Cordell, and their 3 year-old twins, Sebastian and Vera.
Christian – Insurance Coordinator
Christian originally hails from Boulder, Colorado but grew up in NW Tucson. She is married to her husband Steve and together they are busy raising their big, vivacious family which includes 4 kids (Gabe, Gavin, Aria, and Sam) and 2 fur babies!
For fun, you can find Christian crafting, road-tripping, hiking, glamping, and traveling to the beach. She has joined Betty in the front as the Insurance Coordinator and brings to the office 10+ years of Customer Service in the Oro Valley Community and cannot wait to serve the Oro Valley Dental Group family!
Kirsten – Office Manager
Kirsten is also on the long list of team members who grew up in the Oro Valley community. Kirsten attended all the same schools as Dr. Ham and Dr. Lacy while growing up, which include Copper Creek, Wilson, Ironwood Ridge, and the University of Arizona.
Kirsten and Dr. Ham are high school sweethearts who married in 2013. They recently welcomed their daughter, London, into the world in March of 2020. Kirsten enjoys exercising, hiking and spending time with her family and two kitties, Blue & Bear! Kirsten has a passion for decorating and fashion and uses that passion to make Oro Valley Dental Group a welcoming and appealing destination for all our patients in the area.