At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, you’ll find one of the most nurturing, friendly, and positive dental teams in the area. Our staff is dedicated to treating you like a person, not just an insurance plan. We go out of our way to help you feel welcome and comfortable.
Terri has been working in the dental field for more than 30 years. Her experience in dentistry has included participating in the front office, scheduling patients, and assisting chairside. She has been working with Dr. Cavendish since 2008 and sees how extremely rewarding it is to see a patient smile again after treatment. Recently, a patient stated that she hadn’t smiled in years because of her poor dentition. After veneers were placed by Dr. Cavendish and upon seeing her smile, the patient became very emotional and was overcome with joy. It was very gratifying for Terri to see how Dr. Cavendish was willing to go the extra mile.
In her spare time, Terri loves to spend time in the kitchen preparing delicious dishes and loves being outdoors with her dog, but her main passion is to travel with her husband.
The most rewarding part for me would be just when someone has a dental problem or issue, we're able to get them in in a timely manner and to really help them feel better about themselves, and to get them out of pain in a timely manner. Because a lot of patients, that's a big deal. If you have a toothache, you don't want to wait three weeks to get into the dentist. I love helping patients feel more comfortable in this setting, because so many people are afraid to come to the dentist. To me that's a real challenge but I enjoy it. I just love the dental setting. I like changing people's lives by making them have a better smile.
Cindy has been with our practice since 2012, but she has been working in the dental field since 1990. She spent 21 of those years as a dental assistant and has X-ray certification as well as many hours of training in both front and back office skills. Cindy has always loved working in the dental field. The opportunity to help people, change their lives, and to help relax people in the dental setting make her job great.
When Cindy is out of the office, she loves spending time with her husband of 37 years and traveling to see her five grandchildren. They also enjoy hiking, camping, and making new adventures.
Karin was born and raised in the French border region of Germany. She speaks English, German, and French. At 18 years old, Karin came to the United States to attend the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. While there, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in English. She completed her degree in three years and moved back to Germany for two years to work as a purchase and part-time manager for a French women’s boutique in West Berlin. Not liking being surrounded by a wall, Karin moved back to the U.S. After taking time off to start a family, she attending Phoenix College in 1992, and in 1994, she received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene with high distinction.
Karin has been practicing dental hygiene since 1994, and she keeps current by completing continuing education throughout the year. She has been working with our team since 1999 and is friends with many of her patients. She is gentle, compassionate, and caring. She loves people of all ages, and her biggest joy comes from making an anxious patient feel comfortable so they can be a believer in painless dentistry.
When Karin is not working, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, reading, gardening, painting, stand-up comedy, and deep sea fishing.