Dr. Curtis West has high integrity and is a caring, talented dentist.
Dr. West's Bio:
Dr. Curtis West was born in Camarillo, California and lived in Houston Texas for many years. He, his wife and two children now call Glendale, Arizona home.
He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and minors in chemistry and Spanish. Dr. West received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University. He has been part of a research program for testing the effectiveness of dental materials and he applies those learnings daily to optimize patient care.
Dr. West has his oral sedation license and a vast knowledge of implant placement and restoration. He believes that patients deserve to be treated as individuals and designs each treatment plan accordingly. He always employs a gentle touch and, above all else, wants to make sure that each dental experience is enjoyable and exceeds expectations. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry, yet his favorite part is restoring smiles!
Kelli is our treatment Coordinator who provides patients with 30 yrs of dental experience.
Kelli is our treatment Coordinator who provides patients with 30 yrs of dental experience. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Kelli worked in Pedo, Oral Surgery and Orthodontics before moving to Arizona.
She loves it here at Arise Dental. She enjoys interacting with the patients in a more personable manner and helping them reach their goal of a healthy mouth and confident smile. Her greatest reward is getting to see a person smile again and knowing we helped achieve that for them.
When not in the office, Kelli is enjoying time with her 2 dogs and her family.
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.