1628 E. Southern Ave, Ste. 5 | Tempe, AZ 85282 (480) 831-3898

Meet the Staff at Brett Hawkins D.D.S.

DeAngela – Office Manager

DeAngela is from Portland Oregon. She moved here to Arizona in 2000 and this has been home since.

DeAngela started her career in the dental industry 20 years ago as the assistant manager for the OMS faculty and residence program at OHSU Dental School, she has worked with Dr. Brett Hawkins as office manager since 2009.

Her passion to help patients with their variety of needs from treatment plans, Insurance and just making them feel at ease when in the office is one of her favorite part of her job.

DeAngela has 2 sons and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys concerts, hiking, day road trips and spending time with her family.

Karissa – Lead Dental Assistant

Karissa is a dental assistant with over 9 years of experience in the dental field. Karissa is from Southern California and loves cheering for her hometown sports teams. She is married and has two rescue cats she adores. In her spare time, she loves going to the gym, hiking, and bowling. She currently bowls on a league every Tuesday night and has bowled in the USBC national men’s tournament for the last few years. Her favorite part of being an assistant is being able to educate people on dental health and wellbeing. She maintains running the back office smoothly and is an integral part of our team. We hope you appreciate her enthusiasm and caring personality as much as we do.

Julie – Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Wisconsin but have been calling Arizona home since 2003. I graduated with a Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin. I have been fortunate to have been working with Dr. Hawkins since 2003. I delight in helping educate and encourage patients about their oral health and overall wellness. I really enjoy the interaction with patients. I am married and have 3 kids that keep me busy with taking them to karate, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts. I volunteer as a Girl Scout Leader as well. I also enjoy camping, traveling, reading, watching movies and attending sporting events with my kids.

Patty – Registered Dental Hygienist

Patty has been in the dental field for eleven years. She received her dental hygiene training from Phoenix College and then graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Patty’s professional goals include helping patients achieve and take ownership in their oral health.

Patty is originally from Nebraska but has lived in Arizona since 1986. She is married and she and her husband Ron have three children and five grandchildren. She is a big fan of Diamondback baseball and Cardinal football and enjoys traveling, running and spending time with her family and friends.

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