Christi serves as Dr. Eric Chen’s lead surgical surgical assistant, she has been in the dental field for over a decade! She has two beautiful daughters, ages 15 and 8. When she is not busy in the office, you may find her at a cheerleading competition for her younger daughter, at the soccer field with her older daughter, or cooking up a healthy meal for her family in the kitchen. Christi’s favorite thing about dentistry is helping people not have a negative experience, her priority is to make sure her patients leave the office smiling!
Theresa is a Connecticut native, here in AZ since the 90’s. She has worked both as a dental assistant and dental hygienist, practicing hygiene over 20 years now in Scottsdale…. still passionate about all things teeth! She takes great care in being thorough yet gentle, striving always to be her personal best. She has a fabulous sidekick, her 13 year old daughter Kate. They’ve just added a 3 month old golden doodle “Charlie” girl. Life just keeps getting more fun.
Kelsey P.Front Office
Kelsey is one of our beautiful smiling team members working in the front office. Before working in dentistry, she had experience working in real estate marketing. We are so proud that her fiancé is serving our country in the military abroad. When she is not working in the office, you can her at the gym or hiking with her pup. Her priority here at Cholla Family Dentistry is to make sure each patient feels cared for for the duration of the dental experience.
Ashley A.Dental Assistant
Ashley is a native Arizonian and has been a dental assistant for seven years. Prior to working in the dental field, she worked in customer service in sales. She has two beautiful children ages 11 and 2. In her free time, she enjoys taking her kids camping, to the lake, and especially to the beach (her favorite place to be!) She loves watching her children experience all the “firsts” that life has to offer—the zoo, the aquarium, the movies, and more!
Emerson Van K.Dental Assistant
Emerson has been in the dental field for 18 years. Also an Arizona Native, she went to school for dental assisting in San Diego. She has three gorgeous daughters, one who is 23 years old and twins that are 15 years old. In her free time, she enjoys talking on the phone with her oldest daughter and spending time at the track with the twins (they are runners at Chandler High).
Wendy is a transplant from the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from the dental hygiene baccalaureate program at eastern Washington university. She had the privilege of spending the majority of her hygiene career working with the active duty members at Fairchild Afb. She is passionate about dental hygiene as it connects to our overall health. Wendy enjoys any outdoor activity in this beautiful state when she isn’t spending time with her three granddaughters.
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My husband and I have been patients for years. The staff is wonderful-efficient and professional. The office has all the latest equipment and is very clean. Dr. Chen does great work. He never rushes, and listens carefully to what you say. It feels wonderful to have a dentist that I have the utmost faith in!
One of the most considerate and professional offices I’ve ever experienced. The Doctor, Hygienists and Office Staff were all so friendly and welcoming. My two daughters were very comfortable and at ease. I recommend this practice to anyone!
I can’t even express how much I love this office. People who are afraid of the dentist has never been to Cholla Family Dentistry. Dr. Chen, Dr. Ky, and their staff take comfort and gentleness to a whole new level. Thank you for making me love the dentist.