Meet the Team
Miriam is 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 OVDG. 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.
Jennifer – Assistant
Jennifer is a native Tucson-an, 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.
Betty – Patient Care Coordinator
Betty is the Patient Care Coordinator at Oro Valley Dental Group and is one of the first friendly faces 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, 4 year-old twins–Sebastian and Vera, and baby Santiago.
Christian – Insurance Coordinator
Christian brings over 15 years of customer service expereience to the OVDG family. She originally hails from Boulder, Colorado but grew up in Northwest 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.
Tomasa – Hygienist
Tomasa is from Tucson and is one of OVDG’s resident Dental Hygienists, bringing with her over 30 years of experience in the field. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is forming connections with her patients. She has been married for 35 years and is a mom to 3 beautiful children. In her free time, Tomasa enjoys spending time with family, knitting and cozying up to read a book while sipping on some coffee or tea.
Cindy – Hygienist
Cindy is an Arizona native and has roughly 25 years experience in the Dental field, 4 years as a dental assistant and 20 years as a hygienist. She’s been married for 19 years and has 2 lovely daughters, ages 16 and 17. In her free time you can catch her watching softball and volleyball games, camping, and hunting, but most of all she loves spending time with her friends and family! Cindy strives to provide the most positive experience to all of our patients!
Jodene – Hygienist
Jodene has lived in Tucson for over 45 years and has been a dental hygienist since 1999. She loves educating and building relationships with her patients, who become like family to her. Jodene is a mom of one daughter, who is currently attending the U of A, and always has 3-4 rescue dogs at a time!
She loves any opportunity for a road trip, camping or over-seas travel. Jodene also enjoys baking sourdough bread and considers herself to be a stained glass hobbyist.
Kirsten – Office Manager
Kirsten is also on the long list of team members who grew up in the Oro Valley community. 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 friends & family and two kitties, Blue & Bear! Kirsten enjoys 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.