Dr. Cameron Smith has high integrity and is a caring, talented dentist.
Dr. Smith's Bio:
Dr. Cameron Smith lives with his wife and son in the Phoenix area. He earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, followed by earning his Doctorate in Medical Dentistry from Mid-Western University. Dr. Smith has accepted a teaching position at Mid-Western University in Glendale to teach, which he will do when not in the office. He instructs CAD/CAM dentistry to the third and fourth year dental students.
Dr. Smith is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs.
Kristen is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is the first person to greet you as you arrive at Arise Dental.
Kristen is our Treatment Coordinator who provides patients with 15 years of dental field experience. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Kristen worked in endodontics for many years before moving to Phoenix, and is CPR certified. Your treatment plan is Kristen’s priority. She will coordinate with your insurance and the dentist in order to prepare your plan for the right payment and insurance accommodations. Kristen gets to know each of her patients, and loves to see them happy after treatment. “My patients are all my friends, not just patients.”
When not in the office, Kristen is either at the baseball diamond with her 9-year-son, or busy in the kitchen cooking up something delicious.
Sanita is from Phoenix. She has been working in dentistry since 1997.
Sanita has been a dental hygienist since 2006, and has been in dentistry since 1997. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College. Sanita is CPR, X-Ray, and anesthesia certified, and was a Dental Assistant for many years before becoming a Dental Hygienist. While getting to know each of her patients, she strives to help them understand the connection between good oral health and overall health in a safe and comfortable environment.
When not in the office, Sanita spends time with her family. She enjoys biking, traveling, hiking, and the outdoors.
Kelly is the insurance coordinator and office manager ready to help patients navigate their dental insurance.
Kelly is our Insurance Coordinator and Office Manager. This Phoenix native has 21 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies, and is ready for any insurance inquiries you have — no matter how complicated. Figuring out treatment solutions and helping patients achieve their dental goals is Kelly’s passion. Her priority is also to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere: “A lot of patients are nervous and it’s important to help them feel relaxed.”
In her downtime, Kelly enjoys watching sci-fi movies with her husband, reading, and participating in her book club.
Barbara has been with Arise Dental for 3 years and hails from El Paso, Texas.
Barbara has been a dental assistant for 14 years and has been with Arise Dental for 3 years. She is bilingual, CEREC trained, CPR certified, and X-Ray certified. When it comes to working at Arise Dental, Barbara claims that “Dr. Smith is the best dentist I have worked with in 14 years.” Her favorite aspect of dental assisting is working one-on-one with her patients.
Outside of work, Barbara adores spending time with her family and baking excellent cakes for special occasions. She is also a self-proclaimed “numbers person,” having studied accounting in the past.
Maria enjoys getting to know her patients and has been in dentistry for more than 25 years.
Maria is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. She graduated from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico as a dentist and practiced there for about 2 years. She then graduated as a dental hygienist from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was a dental assistant for 9 years and has been a hygienist for over 11 years. Maria is certified in local anesthesia, CPR, and X-rays.
Maria loves to travel. She loves people and learning from different cultures and countries. She enjoys music, arts and crafts, puzzles, and reading.