Kirsten- Kirkland Dental Partners


Dental Hygienist

I graduated in 1998 from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene, Summa Cum Laude. Shortly thereafter, I met Phil and we started working together in 1999. What I enjoy most about working with Phil is his kind, gentle, and lighthearted personality. I share in his passion to provide the best possible care for our patients while getting to know them individually.

There are many things I enjoy about being a dental hygienist but a few things in particular stand out. Building long term relationships with our patients, helping them optimize their oral health and continuing to learn about healthcare in general. I genuinely care about our patients and seek to make each person feel comfortable and cared for in our office.

I was lucky enough to accompany Phil on a dental mission to Oaxaca, Mexico in 2000 where we traveled to remote mountain villages providing dental services and education to families and communities that would not otherwise have access to dental care. To date, this has remained a highlight in my career.

My husband Lance and I have been married 17 years and since having our two amazing daughters I’ve continued to enjoy working on a part time basis. Aside from being a mom and all that entails, I love running and hiking in the outdoors, taking ballet/contemporary dance, and volunteering at church and our kids’ schools.