Registered Dental Hygienist


Registered Dental Hygienist


Registered Dental Hygienist


Dental Assistant

I like helping people during visits, talking with them and making sure they feel safe and welcome. Some people feel stressed and worried when visiting the dentist: I promise Dr. Critchfield is truly gentle, as is everyone in our practice! I offer chairside assistance, helping the doctor while supporting our patient. I’ve been part of Critchfield Dental since 2004, after starting working in the field in 1983. I’m glad to be part of helping people develop healthy smiles!

When not working, I love to bake and decorate cupcakes and I enjoy photography, too. I have three grown boys and share my life with my pet bunny, Taffy.


Dental Assistant


Operations Coordinator


Practice Administrator

I have been in the dental field since 2015 and I see each day as an opportunity to learn something new and exciting. I love interacting with patients and making sure they feel comfortable. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and use it to effectively communicate with and understand patients’ needs. Patients and co-workers know they can ask me anything and I am always willing to help and resolve any issue. 

I was born and raised in northern California and moved here in January of 2020. I have two beautiful children, a girl and a boy. I am currently in school for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Strategic Human Resources. During my free time I love to play with my children, travel, and sing karaoke. I am also a big sports fan and love my California teams including the Lakers, Warriors, 49ers, and the Giants. 


Front Office Coordinator

I look forward to talking with, getting to know, and strengthening relationships with our patients. Each is a remarkable person and I am happy to learn about their experiences and interests. I joined Critchfield Dental in 2004 but started working in the field in 1989 and have 15 years of orthodontics experience. At our practice, I handle scheduling, post insurance payments, and general front office duties. I also review treatment plans with patients, explaining what the doctor recommends and why he feels it’s important.

My husband Rick and I were married in 1982. We have three children, four grandchildren, and two dogs Dory & Westley. Our family loves vacationing in Cancun! I love home improvement projects, gardening, and family get-togethers. I’m a big fan of the Arizona Cardinals and really enjoy attending their games. I also like cheering for the Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns.

“I have been going to Critchfield dental for about 13 years. The staff has always been so kind. They do a great job and I have never had any problems. My kids get their teeth cleaned there too and the staff is also really good with kids. I highly recommend them!”

“I love going to Critchfield Dental! Everything one there has always been very nice, and the office is clean and well cared for. And Dr. Critchfield and all the hygienists who have worked on my teeth over the years have always been very gentle, which greatly appreciated. I highly recommend this office!”

“Dr. Critchfield has been our dentist for six years. His professional, knowledgeable and kind staff are a comfort and delight to all who come for their dental care. Calm, reassuring and dedicated to each and everyone is present in every visit. You can expect and receive the best dentistry in the valley. We are blessed to call him our dentist.”

“Dr. Critchfield is an amazing dentist and the Dental assistants were very nice and made me feel welcomed.”

“Dr. Critchfield and his staff are so nice and professional. I have gone to him for about 28 years now, and have nothing but good things to say about him. He is very gentle and ethical.”