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 Kasie C. Pape, RDH, Michelle Barnett, RDH and Renee Britton, RDH
Kasie Pape, RDH 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 15 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 12 novels. She's a fan of Red Wings hockey, dark chocolate, red wine and her beautiful family.
Michelle Barnett, RDH worked with Dr. Walker years ago, moved to Australia with her family, and returned to Arizona in 2017. She is a ray of sunshine with exceptional communication and dental hygiene skills. Michelle lives in Ahwatukee with her husband, Jim and their 3 children. She's a native Arizonian and an avid pickleball player!
Renee Britton, RDH moved to Arizona 20+ years ago from New York City. She worked with Dr. Walker for years filling in when our other dental hygienists took vacation. We are thrilled that Renee was able to join us in 2020 with a regular schedule. Renee and her son, Jordan, reside in Ahwatukee.
If we can get Michelle and Renee to stand still for a photo, we will get those posted soon!
Meet Dr. Walker's dental assistant, Jessica Allen, and our practice manager Kelly Walker:
Jessica is an Arizona native and also resides in Phoenix 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 16 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 38 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, Rose, Reese, Hudson, Mhya & Miles. 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!"