Convenient Locations Apache Junction 480-485-9580 & Mesa 480-401-5175 or 480-448-8951

Hours Open : Monday to Friday - 7AM to 7PM & Open Saturdays


Mary Beth Powers – Hygienist

Mary Beth was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She graduated in 1981 from Illinois Central College Dental Hygiene program and moved to Arizona in 1985. She began working for Canyon Vista Dental Care in 1986. For her, the most fulfilling part of her job, and the reason that she loves dentistry so much, is because of the close relationships she has formed with her patients at the office in the last 30 years. She also loves watching and helping patients reach their dental goals, and then helping them to maintain their beautiful dental work and smiles. She believes that it really is teamwork between her and her patients, and she is proud to have many good “students.”

In the last 36 years since she first became a hygienist, dentistry has changed tremendously! Most notably, in the clinical aspects such as infection control (when she went to school, they didn’t even wear gloves), equipment, digital x-rays, materials used now, implants, etc. Dentistry has really become a work of art! Dentists and hygienists are much more in tune with function, esthetics, and overall health than they were years ago. It really is gratifying to see that. But the best part is that fundamentally, nothing has changed! Mary Beth still does the best job she can to clean her patients’ teeth, educate them, and hopefully make them comfortable enough to continue to return to better their dental health. This approach to dentistry is the same as what she enjoyed doing when she first began her career in Peoria Illinois. She is the mother of two adult sons: Matthew and Eric. Her hobbies include golf, walking, and traveling, especially to the beach!

Tom Bowen – Lead Hygienist

Tom was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He attended Northern Arizona University for his undergraduate and also for his hygiene degree, for which he graduated with honors. He chose to attend hygiene school at NAU because of the longer, in-depth hygiene program. As part of his schooling, he completed an internship as well as outside rotations, all of which allowed him to gain additional experience working with patients and developing his skills.

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Sarah Scott Hygienist

Sarah Scott is a native from beautiful, sunny Arizona! She was born in Mesa and grew up in Gilbert. She attended Mesa Community College for her undergraduate degree and continued her education at Rio Salado College to complete her education to become a hygienist! While it was a lot of studying and work, she made life-long friends and she had amazing instructors who helped her graduate with honors! Sarah has always wanted to work here in Arizona, because it is where she is from and she has no plans on moving away!

Candice Richins – Hygienist

While in hygiene school, Candice served as the president of the Student American Dental Hygienist’s group, which drew upon her leadership, organizational, and philanthropic skills. She was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a presidential recognition awarded under the Obama administration to celebrate “the impact made in bettering our communities.” She has also received the Colgate S.T.A.R award for “compassion in patient care, enthusiasm for community service, and dedication to and enjoyment of the profession of dental hygiene.”

Megan Cottrell – Hygienist

Megan was born and raised in the state of Washington before moving to Arizona 20 years ago. After high school, Megan received her undergraduate degree at Shoreline Community College in Washington before completing the Dental Hygiene program at Phoenix College. For Megan, school was challenging, but she was determined to be successful and soon conquered it!