Prime Dental boasts a well-trained staff that has been hand-picked by Dr. Kym for their skills and experience. Giving you your best smile is always our top priority!
Dina Contreras - Front Desk Manager
When you first walk through the doors at Prime Dental, expect to be greeted first by my smiling face! As a front desk manager, I enjoy interacting with each and every patient and I pride myself on making them feel comfortable when they arrive for their dental appointment. I have been in the dental field for over 17 years and I feel blessed to have been part of this team since August of 2007. I love working at Prime Dental because we all work together in giving our patients the best experiences possible. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my two boys, working out, watching movies, concerts, art, pets, and taking road trips with my family.
Heather Butcher - Front Desk Executive
My name is Heather Butcher. I have been in the dental field since 2016 graduating from Pima Community College. Our patients bring me so much joy. I have experience in Pediatrics so if you have a little one, I'm eager to meet them and show them the Dentist office isn't scary! In my free time I enjoy gardening, visiting the farmers market, DIY art projects and cooking! Food is my happy place. I "geek out" on baking bread and making my own butter, so if you have tips please feel free to share them with me!
Courtney Camper - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Courtney Camper. I’m born-and-raised in Tucson, and I love this city and our community. I graduated from Pima Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. I was awarded the community service award at graduation in recognition of my ability and enthusiasm to serve others. What I love most about my career and working at Prime Dental is patient interaction and education. I am committed to staying up to date with continuing education. I have been a hygienist for many years and worked as a dental assistant for four years while pursuing my degree. I am very excited to be working with Dr. Kym at Prime Dental.
In my spare time, you will most likely find me at my MMA gym. I am passionate about my martial arts practice, with my main focus on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu currently. I also recently learned to scuba dive, so I am planning to travel around cultivating that new skill and exploring the world at new depths!
Mary Urquijo - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Mary Urquijo. I am an Arizona native that enjoys the heat. I have been in dentistry since 2015. I started out as a dental assistant and then attended the dental hygiene program at Pima Community College. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and being active. I enjoy working out and hiking.
Emily Duren - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi! My name is Emily Duren. I received my Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene) in 2006 at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA. I have been a practicing dental hygienist for 16 years and have had the opportunity to work and gain new skills in Georgia, California, and Arizona. Helping patients understand the science behind what we do and recommend is extremely important to me. I am passionate about the connection between oral and systemic health. As a cancer survivor, I have experienced firsthand the role oral health plays in overall well-being and the challenges of maintaining it during illness. In my downtime, I enjoy lifting weights, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family, friends, and my two dogs.
Jolene Quiroga - Dental Assistant
I have been a dental assistant for 8 years and received my training at Pima Medical Institute. My favorite part about the dental field is getting to know my patients and creating a bond that makes their experience the best it can be!
In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes and also love watching movies with my daughter, Aliana.
Prisma Vigueras - Dental Assistant
My name is Prisma Vigueras. I am a dental assistant with more than 9 years of experience. I have worked in both general and specialist dental offices and love every part of what I do. What I like about my job is getting to know and helping patients. In my free time I like enjoying quality time with my family; I am a wife and mother of two children, a boy 7yrs and a girl 5yrs of age.
Melissa Cox - Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Melissa Cox. I have passionately worked in the dental field for 17yrs. My first 7 years were as a dental assistant, focusing mostly in pediatric dentistry. Then I continued my education to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. As a dental hygienist, I've worked in Public Health with children and with specialists for many years in a periodontist practice. I also became a Waterpik Professional Educator. I love teaching and helping others whether it's educating my patients about oral health, other dental professionals, or spreading awareness about Type 1 Diabetes. My son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at 2 years old. I believe you should never stop learning and that motivates me to continue to grow as a person and a professional provider.