Meet the Team

Meet Our Incredible Team: Unveiling the Faces Behind Our Success!



Practice Manager

Hello, I am JoJo, the practice manager of Highrise Dental.  I am available to assist you with any questions you may have about your dentistry, insurance, or your appointment schedule here at Highrise Dental.  

I have been in dentistry for a very long time, well over 40 years, both from a clinical standpoint and a business office standpoint.  I have experienced many changes as they have occurred in dentistry.  I remain very passionate about my role in our practice and my advocacy to the patients that call Highrise Dental their dental home.  I have always tried my hardest to maximize patients’ understanding about the dentistry that has been recommended for them, as well as assisting all patients in overcoming any financial obstacles they may be experiencing.  

I moved to Arizona from Ohio in 2013, never again wanting to shovel piles of snow to get out of my driveway.   Yes, I am an avid Ohio State Buckeye Fan and I enjoy following all sports for Ohio State, especially football.  I have two beautiful daughters, and five grandsons, all of them living back east in South Carolina and in Chicago Illinois.  I make it a goal to see them as often as possible.  

I enjoy Arizona, not only for the weather like most folks, but I love the beautiful vistas and views that can be discovered in this scenic state.  Getting off road as often as we can is something my boyfriend and I enjoy.  We complete our family here caring for our amazing Belgian Malinois dog Cupid and our fun little love bird named Peaches.  



Dental Hygienist 

Hello, my name is Ivon, the Dental Hygienist at Highrise Dental.   I am here to provide oral health care and keep your mouth and body in a healthy state.  

My journey in dentistry started in 2015.  I became a dental assistant to be able to work part time during nursing school.  On my second week of my dental assistant program, I found my passion and love for the dental field!  One year into being a dental assistant, I decided to move forward with dental hygiene school.  I graduated from Fortis College in 2019 with an associate in applied science in Dental Hygiene.  My passion and dedication for dentistry pushed me to further my education.  I genuinely enjoy educating patients and helping them improve their oral health.  I like to make patients feel at ease by building confidence & trust and building rapport.    

I am native to Arizona but have been in Phoenix since 2015.  I love spending my time off traveling with my husband and our 2 furbabies, Pepe, our chiweenie, and Dante our mini poodle.  



Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is April and I have been a dental assistant and hygiene coordinator for over 6 years.   I have always had a passion for helping others so the transition into the dental field felt very natural to me.  In addition, I enjoy building connections and providing amazing customer experiences for all patients.  There is always a joy to see them satisfied after their visit to our office.  

It is a pleasure to be a part of this unique office and work with such talented and caring people.  Our office has the most sophisticated technology and current information to help provide the best care possible for our patients.  

Outside of work I enjoy taking my dog Violet for walks, experiencing the outdoors, and I love to travel. 



Dental Assistant

I’m Kristy……. Navy MOM, Floss Boss, Dental Assistant, lover of all things minty fresh and cavity-free.  I have over 10 years’ experience in dentistry.  Most of those years were spent in the specialty of prosthodontics.  The last few years ranged from Oral Surgery, Endodontics, Orthodontics, as well as General Dentistry.  I received by certificate in dental assisting from Arizona College. 

I am highly organized, professional and a caring person.  I enjoy getting to know each patient and providing excellent care in a team approach.  I am excited to be a part of an amazing team here at Highrise Dental.   Dentistry is my passion.  

When I’m not in the office I enjoy time with my family.  Together Mitch and I have 5 children (3 sons & 2 daughters) and 3 grandsons, Kent, Thomas and Jaxson.  I enjoy traveling, listening to music, and outdoor adventures.  My favorite color is purple, and I LOVE MONDAYS!  

Favorite Quote: “Embrace your smile, it’s the only curve that sets your straight”