Meet the Team

Hygienists

Janae | Hygienist

Janae has served in dentistry for over 21 years. She earned a BS from Northern Arizona University and has practiced as a dental hygienist for over 15 years. She loves people and enjoys helping them improve their health.

She loves spending time with her husband and three children. Born and raised in Arizona, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, backpacking, snowboarding, rock climbing, shooting, lake trips and riding her Yamaha R3.


Sarah | Hygienist

Sarah was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She grew up on a 40 acre farm in the foothills of Mt. Hood. Her dad was a dentist and as a young teenager she began assisting chairside. She also worked in his lab making gold crowns. Sarah has three grown children and two grandchildren.

Sarah moved to Phoenix in 2010. She loved dentistry so much she attended hygiene school and joined the Center Point Dental family in May 2019.

She loves anything outdoors – hiking (more like casual walks in dirt), camping, water sports and of course downhill skiing. In her spare time Sarah is a ferocious reader. She also enjoys baking and photo & video editing.


Kelly | Hygienist

Kelly graduated from Phoenix College and has been in our office for over 4 years. She is an Arizona Native. She has been in dentistry for over 35 years and enjoys getting to know her patients and building long lasting relationships. She is the mother of three adult children and has several grandchildren. She enjoys pickle ball, cards, hiking and spending time with her family.


Miranda | Hygienist

Miranda was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona in the Red Mountain/Salt River area. She graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in 2013. She loves the outdoors. She has a hubby, two dogs and an ancient cat. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, long boarding with friends and spending time with her family. Her grandparents have a home in Pine and she loves relaxing up here in the mountains as often as possible.


Front Office

Jaqueline | Office Manager

Jaqueline was born and raised in a small farm town in Indiana. She moved to Arizona after graduating high school. She enjoys being creative with arts, crafts and gardening. She loves spending time with her family.

Jacqueline has worked in the dental field for over 30 years starting out as a dental assistant and she is dedicated to help each patient have a comfortable and caring dental experience.


Christine | Schedule Facilitator

Christine was born in Sacramento, California. She moved to Arizona when she was 6 years old and grew up in Prescott. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family. Christine feels very blessed to work at Center Point Dental.


Heather | Financial Coordinator

Heather is a native of Arizona. She is the proud mother of three children. She enjoys fishing and traveling. Her greatest joy in life is sharing her faith and making people smile.

She has been in the dental field for over 8 years. She is experienced as a dental assistant and now uses that knowledge to excel at her current job in billing and being a financial coordinator at Center Point Dental.


Kelli | Benefit Specialist

Kelli was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She moved to Payson in 2012 with her husband Chris. She has been in the dental field for over 8 years starting out as a hygiene assistant and later working as a dental assistant. She now delights in using her past experience to help patients at the front desk understand treatment and provide a positive, enjoyable visit.

She loves animals, collecting houseplants and cooking healthy meals. She likes taking care of her dogs, cats, bearded dragon and ball python. She is also a certified yoga instructor who enjoys teaching at Rim Country Crossfit and Yoga in the Pines.


Dental Assistants

Nadine | Dental Assistant

Nadine has been assisting for over 12 years. Originally from Washington State, she now calls Payson home. She also calls Center Point Dental her home. When away from the office, Nadine enjoys spending time riding and training her horses Annie and Hoot. She enjoys being outdoors with her dog Tinker and her husband Brandon.


Keanna | Dental Assistant

The chance to improve people’s health and confidence is what sparked Keanna’s passion for dentistry. Smiles are a key element in everyday interactions, so she feels it’s important to have one that you’re proud to show. Outside of the workplace, she’s simple: a socially awkward animal lover who enjoys hiking and intentional living.

And her name is pronounced “Key-aw-nuh”, in case you’re wondering.


Karen | Dental Assistant

Karen was born in Phoenix, Arizona and grew up in Alaska. She is married with four teenagers. Her daughter is in college and her stepson is in the military. She has been in the medical/dental field for over 20 years. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. Taking trips and finding new adventures is a favorite as well.


Melanie | Dental Assistant

Melanie was born and raised in Reno, NV and moved to Payson in 2018. She has worked and trained as an orthodontic and dental assistant for over twenty years. She loves her job and loves how patients are always smiling when they leave our office. When she is not with the Center Point Dental family you can find her out in the hills with her husband and daughter hunting, fishing, hiking and exploring in their ranger. She also loves spending time with her dogs, ducks and chickens.