Convenient Locations Apache Junction & Mesa

Hours Open : Monday to Friday - 7AM to 7PM & Open Saturdays
  Contact : 480-467-3618

Doctor

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!

She originally decided to go into Dental Hygiene due to the career possibilities, but quickly grew to love the relationships she has developed with her patients. Megan has great one-on-one communication skills, and takes great pride in her ability to make patients feel at ease during their dental visits. Throughout her 16 years with Central Valley Dental Care, she has enjoyed the time with her patients in all of their diversity, and her relationships with them have become the most valued aspect of her career.

Megan and her husband of over 20 years have two beautiful children. In addition to her busy mom life and her career as a full-time Dental Hygienist, she enjoys reading, hiking and power lifting. She maintains a positive attitude while finding the perfect balance between family and career.

dentist in mesa, arizona
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.

dentist in mesa, arizona
Caitlin Jarman – Hygienist

Caitlin Jarman was born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She went to Mesa Community College for her undergraduate degree as well as for hygiene school. One of the main reasons she decided to enter the dental field was because it fit so well with her personality. Others would describe her as an extrovert, and as a result, she loves to get to know people and learn about their lives and hear their fun and interesting stories.

dentist in mesa, arizona
Mary Beth Powers – Hygienist

Mary Beth 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.”

dentist in mesa, arizona
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.”