Meet Our Team
Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. Our dental assistants and hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal—your utmost comfort! We feel it’s important that you understand the treatment that you’ll be receiving so that you can relax during the procedure. Our staff is eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care. Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.
Meet our hygienists Denise A. Hebert, RDH, Kasie C. Pape, RDH and Michelle Barnett, RDH:
Denise is celebrating 39 years in dental hygiene and over 21 years have been spent providing dentistry with Dr. Walker. She grew up in Phoenix and Tempe and watched the valley grow along with her two sons, Grant & Chase. Denise and her husband, Bruce, enjoy camping, hiking and trail riding as well as building houses. They are a creative and hard-working team!
Denise encourages her patients to floss daily and use a power toothbrush like the Sonic Care. And, yes, she does practice what she preaches!
Kasie resides in Ahwatukee with her husband, Jim, and daughters, Kennedy and Charli. She's from Michigan but has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. She has been a member of Dr. Walker's team for 9 years. Kasie lives by the creed of treating others as she would like to be treated and to never take a patient for granted. That means you will always be greeted with an enthusiastic smile and will probably find yourself laughing through your dental visit with Kasie!
Kasie is also a writer and has published 10 novels. She's a fan of Red Wings hockey, dark chocolate, red wine and her beautiful family.
Meet Dr. Walker's dental assistant, Jessica Allen, and our practice manager Kelly Walker:
Jessica is an Arizona native and also resides in Ahwatukee with her husband, Marcus and children, Jade & Hayden. They love to play volleyball, softball, hit the batting cages and relax on the beach in Rocky Pointe. She started her career with Dr. Walker 12 years ago as an intern after graduating from the Rio Salado College Dental Assisting Program. Her easy going personality, her ability to think like a dentist and to help patients feel at ease make her an outstanding chairside assistant. Jessica loves cheering on the Steelers during football season, working out and visiting family in Kayenta, AZ.
Kelly, our office manager and jack-of-all-trades, has been married to Dr. Walker for 32 years and lives in Ahwatukee. She loves spending free time on interior design, reading and traveling with Dr. Walker. The lights of her life are their son Chris and his wife, Michelle, and grandchildren, Mhya, Miles and Rose. You can always find Kelly with a phone at her ear or helping patients understand their diagnosis, dental treatment and insurance participation. As a child she was fearful of the dentist so she knows it takes patience, understanding, exceptional skill and a kind heart to turn a fearful patient into an advocate for their own dental health. "It happens here every day!"