My staff, I'd like to say a lot about because these are truly the best people I have ever been around in any vehicle, in any environment. We have gone on continuing ed trips—education trips, excuse me. I will tell you I laugh more and have more fun with these goofballs than anybody around. We have had a staff that's created itself almost because everybody is really like-minded. You hear people and I've been around these environments before. There is nothing worse than going to work around people you don't necessarily like or I have to get along with. I have to get along with Susie or I have to make sure so-and-so is okay. That is just not what you get here.
We jazz and razz each other all day long, but I would go on vacation with this whole group to wherever and just have a blast because they are just such great people. I think one of the reasons we all get along, everybody's got a great sense of humor and they're really good people, but it's very sincere—everybody here. I am telling you it is amazing when you see your staff care about our patrons, our patients. It's not me—it’s not just me, it is everybody in this office.
Janette Dental Assistant
Janette was born in Fort Huachuca, AZ. She graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School in Dewey, AZ. Her career as a dental assistant began in 1982, and she began working with Dr. Beckham in 2010. Janette has a wonderful husband named Ray, and they have been together since 1992. Their son, Hunter, is a freshman in college. Janette has two dogs and loves to cook, go boating, and camp in her free time.
Kathleen Registered Dental Hygienist
Kathleen worked as a dental assistant from 1988-1991 while attending college. She graduated from Wichita State University in Kansas in 1991 with a degree in dental hygiene. Kathleen then attended Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington, in 1998 to be licensed in restorative dentistry and local anesthesia. Kathleen has been working for Dr. Beckham since early 2016. Her husband’s job has allowed them to move a lot in the past, so she has practiced in seven states and taken three of the four Regional Boards in the United States over the past 25 years as an RDH. She has been married to Brad since 1991, and they have two children and a vizsla. She enjoys hiking, biking, and watching football.
Reneé Registered Dental Hygienist
Reneé has lived in Arizona since age 7 and attended elementary through high school in North Phoenix. She is originally from Los Angeles, California, but considers herself an Arizona native. She graduated from the Bryman School of Dental Assisting in her early twenties and later attended Rio Salado College’s School of Dental Hygiene, where she earned her degree in 2004. She loves working with the Beckham Dental team, and her goal is to provide the best care possible for her patients and to help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Reneé has been happily married to Mike for over 20 years and they have two sons. She lives in Cave Creek and loves the beautiful desert and small-town feel it provides. She is an animal lover and has three dogs and a parrot. In her spare time, she enjoys music, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.
Sabina Treatment Coordinator
Sabina was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to Arizona in 1994, to Colorado in 2004, and back to Arizona in 2011. (She is not a big fan of snow!) Sabina has been in the dental field since 1987 and started with Beckham Dental in 2011. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for the past 25 years and has two grown children, Tyler and Rylee. Sabina likes to travel and spend time with family, friends, and her dog Charlie. She feels lucky to work with her best friends.
Shelly Registered Dental Hygienist
Shelly was born and raised in Arizona. She is a graduate of the Rio Salado College Dental Hygiene School and has been a dental hygienist since 2001. She was a dental assistant for 13 years prior to becoming a hygienist. She started working with Dr. Beckham in 2005. Her hobbies include walking her dog, caring for her flowers, enjoying the great outdoors in her UTV, and spending time with her friends and family, including her grown son, Justin.
Annette Dental Assistant
Annette was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Cave Creek. She graduated from Cactus Shadows High School and then attended United Education Institute College for Dental Assisting. When she’s not in the office, Annette enjoys spending time with her family, daughter Leilani, and baking.
Danielle Office Administrator
Danielle was born and raised in Glendale, Arizona. She has been with Dr. Beckham since the practice opened in 2008. She had no prior dental experience; however, since working with Dr. Beckham, she has developed a strong interest in the medical field. Danielle returned to college two years ago to begin earning a nursing degree. She loves working with her friends here at Beckham Dental. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Her only child is a Great Dane, and the whole house revolves around him.
Toni Dental Assistant
Toni was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Western College of Medical and Dental Assisting in 1980. Toni has always had a fondness for the desert landscape and relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, in 2001. She knew right away that this would be her forever home.
She enjoys reading, day hikes, road trip adventures, and ballroom dancing. She also loves more extensive travel, experiencing people, places, culture, and food near and far across the globe.
Patty grew up in California with one brother and three sisters. Patty has been working as a dental assistant since 2010 and has been with Beckham Dental since 2015. She attended Kaplan College. Patty loves to travel for bull ridings with her fiancé; they are expecting a bundle of joy in February 2017.