THE WHOLE TEAM
Elodia – Patient Care Specialist
As your patient care specialist, Elodia is excellent at making you feel at home in our office. She is a caring individual that will help guide you through the process of achieving your new smile.
Vanessa – Front Office Coordinator
Vanessa loves taking road trips, hiking, camping and hunting with friends and family. Even from an early age she has had love for the dental field. She completed her dental assisting program and decided to continue her education by applying for the hygiene program. Working as our front office coordinator, she plays a critical role in fostering a genuine relationship with our patients. Her greatest joy is making our office a home for you! “My favorite part of working at Advanced Dental Prosthetics is watching Dr. Howell not only change people’s smiles, but also their lives.”
Carla – Back Office Assistant
Carla grew up between two ski resorts in Utah but calls Mesa her home. She loves the desert! She went to school for 3 years to be an elementary teacher but during the summer was offered a job as a dental assistant and was trained on the job. She fell in love with it and never left. That was 30 years ago! As a patient herself, she knows what it feels like to lay down in that chair and has a gift of knowing how to ease a patient’s fear and make it a pleasant experience. She has even gone as far as taste-testing every material that a patient may taste so she can help minimize the unpleasant ones. Carla’s greatest strength is making everyone around her feel comfortable, welcomed, and loved.
Dennis – Back Office Assistant
Dennis loves his family of 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. He loves to travel and learn about new cultures. Originally from Chicago, Dennis practiced as a dentist in Mexico for many years before moving to the U.S. where he began his career as a dental assistant in 1991. After moving to Arizona in 2006, he has been a Prosthodontic assistant exclusively where he has been a part of more complex patient treatments. Dennis is able to take his experience as a practicing dentist, and decades of working next to many other dentists, and help patients in ways that are not common for dental staff. Everyone loves Dennis and he has an uncanny ability to make those around him feel at ease and comfortable.
Heidi – Hygienist
Heidi grew up in Taylorsville, Utah, and at the early age of 15 she began helping after school at the dental office of her childhood. She quickly fell in love with the dental field and gained experience with both assisting and front office work. At 19, she pursued a career in Dental Hygiene at The University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. While there she enjoyed playing college Volleyball and traveling the East Coast. After 20 years in the dental field, with the majority of it working with implants and dentures, she loves the environment here at Advanced Dental Prosthetics. Our patients here are top notch, our training is continuous, and Dr. Howell’s desire for his team to succeed and for his patients to have their absolute best possible smile is always so gratifying. She has a passion for health and nutrition and enjoys teaching group fitness classes regularly. Life is fulfilling keeping up with her husband and four active kids. Her family enjoys sports, music, and traveling to new places.