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OUR Dental STAFF

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Daniel

Office Manager

Hello there! I’m Daniel Flores, Office Manager at Progressive Dentistry & Orthodontics.

I’m originally from Chicago – in the suburbs – and grew up experiencing different types of weather but never weather like here in Arizona! We had really good food in the Midwest and lots of different restaurants to go to. Back in Illinois, I went to Prairie State College. In 2000, the Health/Tech Center opened on campus and was where dental hygiene and surgical technology students went for their classes. The college also has a strong business department.

I got into dentistry because of my brother. It didn’t take me long to find out how much I loved it so I’ve stayed in it for these last 10 years.

I’ll tell you a little about my background and what I like so you can feel like you can talk with me about many things. Sometimes, talking to someone about what you like really makes your day. Hey, if you like sports, I’m a big Real Madrid soccer supporter. If you like working with your hands in the garage, especially woodworking, I’d love to share designs for building dining room tables, cabinets, and all sorts of furniture. If you love talking about the deep things in life –philosophy, spiritual things, and theology, let’s have a conversation.

My music tastes are a bit different from most people; I like listening to Gregorian chants, classical music, and even Frank Sinatra romantic ballads. I’m married and have two children, a boy and a girl. I grew up in a big family myself.

Because of my passion for reading and learning, it’s easy for me to keep up with the field of dentistry. I’m drawn to anything in the industry, especially the new technology that’s out in the market. I find it pretty incredible what can be done now that was never possible before.

My favorite part of helping patients is when a patient comes into the office and is in a lot of pain and then after we work with him or her, that patient is out of pain. The concerns of our patients are always our priority. Educating patients is something I participate in three different ways: 1) videos, 2) one-on-ones, and 3)answering questions they have. Sometimes I’ll educate them on procedures like fluoride and hygiene treatments.

Our patients benefit because true experts in the dental field treat them here, plus our staff truly cares about their needs. Providing the latest in dental technology for dental treatment and education helps them achieve things they never thought were possible before, like teeth whitening and tooth implants.

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LORIE

Dental Hygienist

I am Lorie Brewer, a dental hygienist. I’m a home bred Arizona girl through and through. I enjoy working with my church group and I am very active in community service. I have a love for the fine arts and have been involved in many productions ever since I was a child. Today, I love spending time with my husband going camping and enjoying weekend getaways. Together we have 7 grown children and have 14 grandchildren (with two more on the way). I love life and enjoy having fun with my family.

I have been in dentistry since 1982. When I was a small child, I was inspired by my childhood dentist who was very patient with small children. This dentist and his staff made dental visits fun and since then I wanted to work in a dental office. I completed my dental assisting program at Apollo College and graduated in 1982. I practiced dental assisting for years and absolutely loved working with the dentist as well as our patients. I was often the one the patient turned to for answers. I loved educating my patients on pre-op and postoperative care. I decided to go to part time work and further my education in the dental field. I received my degree at Phoenix College for dental hygiene in 1997.

Over these years I have enjoyed educating my patients on how they can improve, not only their oral health, but their complete overall health. I am looking forward to treating and educating many more people by giving them the best quality of care.

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jESSICA

Dental Assistant

Hi! My name is Jessica, I’m a dental assistant at Maricopa Family Dentistry & Orthodontics. I have been assisting for 8 years and I just LOVE it! All of our Doctors are amazing and that make assisting so much fun.

Outside of work I stay busy with my husband and daughter. We love spending time with family, we often go fishing, and every Sunday we are out watching my husband play baseball. I enjoy helping others and that’s why I know I’m in the right field, helping patients smile is the best reward overall.