Meet Our Dental Team in Phoenix AZ!
Kellie Saam - Dental Hygienist
With over 20 years of dental hygiene experience and a total of 28 years in the dental field, I am excited to provide the best oral healthcare as your dental hygienist. I received my Associates Degree in dental hygiene in Perrysburg, Ohio. I genuinely care about my patients and strive to help create a positive, comfortable, and pain free experience for you. I stay current with the latest advancements in dental technology, continuing education, and standards of care.
My favorite part of working at Premier Valley Dental is when I help my patients achieve their hygiene goals. There's nothing better than knowing I have helped someone have a better quality of life. When I'm away from the office I enjoy hiking, traveling, and am currently working on my bucket list.
Melissa Ross - Practice Administrator
In her 24 years of dental experience, Melissa has lived and breathed the motto: "The Early Bird catches the worm." She likes to be on time, mostly because people at church stare when you come in late. Despite a degree in Welding technology, she still chooses to stay with us and argue with insurance for our patients.
At home, she has two wonderful teenagers and a caring, loving, husband. As a jack of all trades, she has worked in many different fields, from beauty school to mental health to pediatrics.
She loves dentistry because she believes in it's ability to change people's lives and looks forward to many more years in this field.
Victoria Penaloza - Front Office Assistant
Having spent the last three years in the dental field I can truly say that I love coming into the office every day. The individuals I work with are an absolute joy to be around and the day just flies by! I strive to make every patients dental visit pleasant by always welcoming them with a big, warm smile as soon as they walk through the door. I always say "your smile is your best accessory!" I believe something as little as a smile goes a long way and happiness begins with a smile. What I find most rewarding in the field of dentistry is the ability to make patients comfortable and seeing them smile. I really look forward to growing in my career at Premier Valley Dental and being surrounding by incredible individuals.
Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time catching up on a good television show; however, most days I am spending my free time with loved ones. I always enjoy checking out new restaurants and having a fun night out in the town. Some weekends, I will venture off to my home state of sunny California to visit friends and family.
Woodine “Dee” Charles - Dental Assistant
People ask why I enjoy being a dental assistant. Well, as a young child I always loved going to the dentist and brushing my teeth. At a young age, I knew that great oral hygiene is the key to having a beautiful and healthy smile. From this early interest, I earned my Associate’s Degree at the College of Central Florida in Dental Technology. Although I was already immersed in the dental field, I wanted something more hands on and loved interacting with patients. This passion drove me to pursue my career in Dental Assisting. What I enjoy most about being a dental assistant is that I am allowed to share my knowledge to all patients and help them obtain and maintain a healthy and happy smile. In my free time, I love to travel the world with my husband. I am a very spontaneous person and enjoy taking impromptu road trips. Life is all about taking risks, so why not just have fun and live, Carpe Diem!