Dr. Taylor is an Arizona native, graduated from Gilbert High School and attended Arizona State University. Dr. Taylor graduated with honors from the University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He then spent his two-year pediatric residency training program at Children’s Mercy Hospital, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is constantly participating in programs geared toward children including medical mission trips abroad. When he is not working, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife and children, biking, photography and hiking.
Cindy Alvarado is a Dental Assistant at Kids Grins. She has been in the dental industry for over 9 years. She enjoys helping coach her son’s football team and has recently been learning how to golf. Cindy got into the dental industry because she spent a lot of time as a child at the dentist’s office. She loves kids and knew she wanted to work with children. She loves being able to show the kids that there is nothing to be afraid of and that the dentist is not something to be feared. She helps to make your Kids Grins experience fun and comfortable!
Sydney Drummond was born and raised in Arizona. She likes to travel and has been to Paris, her favorite city, 3 times. She also enjoys appending time with her family. Sydney has been a dental hygienist for 4 years and enjoys helping the nervous patients feel at ease. She wants to make sure that everyone, parents and kids, have an enjoyable experience at Kids Grins. She likes to make people smile and listen to all of the interesting stories that the kids that come in to the office share.
Anna Rogers has been a dental assistant for 8 years. She is originally from New York. She is very outgoing and loves to work with people. In her free time she likes to bowl, go to the movies, hike, dance, and she loves trying new foods, since she is a food tester. She loves helping people and she likes that Kids Grins builds personal relationships with their patients, which makes the environment more pleasant and relaxing environment.
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Sandra is originally from California, but graduated from Higley High School in Gilbert. She has always had a passion for kids and always knew she wanted to have a career working with them. In early 2011, Sandra graduated from Arizona School of Dental Assisting and worked in general dental offices until September 2013, when she was so excited to join the Kids Grins team as a Dental Assistant. Working in pediatrics, she has loved coming to work and interacting with the patients and their parents. When she is not at work, Sandra enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, exercising and watching movies.
Melanie Stumer is the office manager at Kids Grins and has been in the dental industry for 13 years. She was born in Colorado, but moved to Arizona many years ago and considers it her home. She has two kids and she likes to play softball, go to the movies or the lake, and hang out with her family. Melanie got started in dentistry on the business side, but as she got more interested in the field of dentistry, she decided to be more involved in the office management. Melanie helps make Kids Grins such a great place!
Wendy Angulo is originally from Chicago. As the office receptionist, she is often the first friendly voice you hear when you call Kids Grins. Wendy spends her free time going on family outings to the zoo, the movies, or the mall. She also has a creative side and likes to different crafts.