Valarie A. Pinkerton, DDS

General Dentist

A Tucson native, Dr. Pinkerton became a third generation dentist in 1994 upon completing her dental education at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.
Dr. Pinkerton’s passion is not only for dentistry but giving her patients a beautiful, healthy mouth for a lifetime. With a good foundation, the utmost compassion, understanding, honesty, and respect, You can often hear Dr. Pinkerton say to her patients, “I truly love what I do”. Her gentle and caring style has won the hearts of many adults and children. 
When she is not in the office, Dr. Pinkerton enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their son, Nikolaous. They all love following their favorite college athletic team “The Arizona Wildcats” and going to Mt. Lemmon to go camping. 

Fun Fact: Dr. Pinkerton enjoys wood working and making her own jewelry! She's pretty good at it too! 

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Valerie

Office Manager

Valerie joined our office in 2019. With her she brought more than 15 years of dental experience! Valerie is a woman who is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service and attention. She values quality time with her children and family and loves to travel and spend time outdoors. Valerie is a proud parent of her daughter who is a 3rd year student at GCU and her son who is currently serving his country in the US Army. 

Samantha

Registered Hygienist 

Samantha began her journey in the dental field after graduating as a Dental Assistant from Carrington College in 2012.

After 5 years of Dental Assisting, Samantha found her passion in the dental office and chose to further her career as a Dental Hygienist. While pursuing her hygiene degree at Pima Community College, she continued to work as a dental assistant until graduating in 2021. 

Samantha is a huge animal lover and loves being outdoors. In her spare time, she is dedicated to daily fitness and staying healthy which includes taking her German Shepard, Ava out for walks. Their favorite place is the beach and will often try to sneak away to the beach as often as they can.

Jenny

Lead Dental Assistant

Jenny is our Lead Dental Assistant and has been apart of our office since 2015. She spent her teen years growing up in Tucson and in 2008, moved around the country with her husband who was in the United States Army. 

Jenny obtained her National Certification for Dental Assisting (CDA) in 2012 and since then worked as a civilian Dental Assistant for the Army.

She has a passion for Group Fitness and teaches various dance fitness classes in her spare time here in Tucson. 

Did You Know: Jenny used to work for Disney World in Florida and was a Costume Character and Performer! Do you think you could guess which Disney character she was?

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