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.
Cassandra – Lead Assistant
Cassandra was born in Tucson, raised in Nogales. She has been in the dental field for over 10 years serving patients. She plans to continue herdental career in making all her patients feel comfortable in their own smile. Cassandra spends most of her time with her two daughters enjoying outdoor activities. In her free time she loves cooking and any indoor or outdoor sport.
Jennifer – Assistant
Jennifer is a native Tucsonian, 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 – Front Desk
Betty is the front desk receptionist 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.
Kirsten – Office Manager
Kirsten is also on the long list of team members who grew up in the Oro Valley community. She calls the neighborhood of Copper Creek home, where her mother currently lives. 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 were high school sweethearts who were married in 2013 and welcomed their daughter, London, into the world in March of 2020. Kirsten enjoys exercising, hiking and playing with her daughter London. 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.