Kris Y. Lead Ortho Assistant, First employed 1985; Returned January 1995

childrens dentists arizona KrisKris traveled from the East Coast to Arizona in 1971 as a child with her family in search of warmer weather. After spending two years at Mesa Community College she furthered her education at Apollo College for Dental Assisting. Thankfully, her family and relationship values led her to Children's Dental Village where she has specialized in orthodontic assisting for Dr. Longfellow ever since. "I truly believe we all work from our heart. When we work with our patients we enjoy building relationships. It's such a good feeling when you earn the respect and trust from the kids and their parents." In addition to her orthodontic work, she can be found conducting hygiene presentations in elementary schools where she enjoys educating children.

My husband and I area almost empty nesters with our son Hayden at home getting ready to graduate from Hamilton High School. Taylor has just started ASU; while our other girls Jenna and Samantha have turned into amazing adults. We are enjoying our family time, beach vacations and celebrating special events. My husband and I are looking forward to our next chapter.

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Beginning Thursday, March 19th and continuing until further notice, Children’s Dental Village will be incorporating restrictions on non-essential and non-emergent patient care. If your child is currently scheduled for a routine cleaning, a member of our team will reach out to you to reschedule.

We do not take this decision lightly and want to reassure our families thatwe will be available for all dental emergencies as always. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency please call the office and follow the prompts to be connected with the doctor on call.

We regret that we must restrict our patient care, but are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing so, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our care providers, and the whole community. We hope you understand, and we thank you for your cooperation.