Sabino Hills Family Dentistry
Dr. Michael Allen and our dedicated professional team work hard to create a practice that is current with all the latest dental technology and updated procedures. But our basic mission has always remained the same – to provide all members of your family with personalized quality care that exceeds your expectations.
Please take a moment to meet our friendly team of professionals who make it easy for us to fulfill our mission and provide all our patients with high-quality dental treatments in a friendly, inviting setting.
Meet Our Team
Michael Allen, DMD
Tucson dentist, Dr. Michael Allen is a fifth generation Arizona native. After completing his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Dr. Allen returned to Arizona to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa.
For the past five years, Dr. Allen has worked at Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales and Rio Rico providing dental care for underserved families in Southern Arizona. He truly loves what he does and brings that positive attitude to work on a daily basis.
When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Dr. Allen biking, skateboarding, and enjoying the outdoors with his wife and four children. He looks forward to getting to know you and your family, too!
Grace - Team Leader
Grace has been with our practice for three years. Her passion for caring for our patients comes from a long line of dentists and dental technicians who inspired her to learn more about dentistry.
With a journalism degree from the University of Arizona in tow, Grace set off to start a different career path in the dental field more than six years ago. After finding her true passion for serving the community and sharing the need for oral health education, she became involved in various community projects that broadened her love for dentistry. She has served a majority of her career in public health and now hopes to impart her enthusiasm for dental wellness to the patients of Sabino Hills Family Dentistry.
In her spare time, you will find Grace playing with her two children, cooking, and traveling to Nogales with her husband to spend quality time with her family.
Andrea - Registered Dental Hygienist
Andrea recently joined our team in March, 2015, and has already shown herself to be an indispensible member of our team. She graduated from Mesa Community College, beginning her dental career as a Certified Dental Assistant. Working in this position, Andrea was able to meet all sorts of people and observe different areas of dentistry. She found that she had an affinity for cleaning teeth, and now she’s happy to be our Registered Dental Hygienist!
A native of Tucson, Andrea loves to read as well as watch movies and TV. Mostly she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and two fur babies.
Jennifer - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 2003 and her dental hygiene degree from Pima Community College in 2010. She has been with Sabino Hills Family Dentistry since September of 2014, when she switched from a temporary to a permanent position.
Jennifer loves being a dental hygienist. She enjoys building relationships with her patients by establishing trust, providing appropriate oral hygiene education, promoting and maintaining good oral heath, and getting acquainted on a personal level. She feels blessed to be working with Dr. Allen and our amazing team, who have made it easy to love her career so much.
As the daughter of an airman, Jennifer has lived in the Philippines and Japan. She moved to Arizona to attend high school. She loves Tucson and has no plans to leave any time soon.
Jennifer is married and a mother to a beautiful daughter and three stepchildren. When she’s not busy working at our office, you’ll find her at home caring for kids, dogs, and even chickens! In her spare time, she works on DIY projects and performs traditional Philippine and Hawaiian dances.
Katerina - Dental Hygienist
Katerina earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, and her Associates in Dental Hygiene from Pima Community College, where she acted as the Class of 2011 Dental Hygiene Class President.
Katerina’s been with our practice for two years and she loves the long-term relationships she establishes with her patients and the satisfaction they feel when we help them get their oral health to a state where they can smile again.
A native of Corinth, Greece, Katerina's now happy to make her home in Tucson. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, UA Wildcats, vacationing on the beach, Pearl Jam, cooking, reading, hanging out with her husband Chris, her son Yianno, and her two dogs, Dinos and Harley.
Jose - Certified Dental Assistant
Jose has been with our practice for over two years and has a true passion for helping others and taking care of his patients. In fact, Jose is enjoying working in the dental field so much that he hopes to further expand his knowledge and attend dental school in the near future.
Jose is originally from Rio Rico, and received his Dental Assistant certification through Pima Medical Institute. In his spare time, you’ll find him working as an avid DJ, playing soccer, attending concerts, spending time with his wife and daughter, and playing with his dogs.
Nidia - Dental Assistant
Nidia grew up in Rio Rico and has been with our practice for almost two years. She has eight years of experience in the dental field and completed her training at Pima Medical Institute.
Nidia enjoys helping others and has a profound interest in the dental field. Her goal is to further expand her knowledge in the field and become a dental hygienist. When she’s not busy helping our patients, she enjoys watching movies at home and traveling out of town to visit her family.
Natalie - Front Office Associate
Natalie has always had a curiosity for all things dental. When she was given the opportunity to assist Dr. Allen, she quickly developed a love for the field. Having been exposed to front office responsibilities, she realized that she loved interacting with our patients, helping to grow our practice on another level.
Though Natalie was born in Logan, Utah, she has lived in Tucson, Arizona, since she was two years old and is a true native at heart. Early on in her career, she developed a passion for helping people and became interested in the dental field. Natalie enjoys working in the area where grew up and has a love for this community. She grew up in the northeast part of town, graduated from Sabino High School, and has been with us for the past three years. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys being active, travelling, and spending time with her wonderful husband and kids.
Michelle - Front Office Associate
Michelle is a native of Tucson and attended the University of Arizona where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in physiology. She has been with Sabino Hills Family Dentistry since February, 2015 and enjoys working with our wonderful patients. Michelle is very happy to be part of a great team and comfortable working environment.
In her free time, Michelle likes to relax at home with her husband and daughter, spend time with her family (five siblings), and working/volunteering with her character company, More to the Story Entertainment.
Ella - Hygienist
Ella completed her dental hygiene education at Pima Community College in 2011 and has worked with many different types of patients, of all ages, including physically and mentally challenged. Her attention to detail and compassion for her patients makes her a valuable member of our team.
Ella is married and a mother of two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time outdoors and taking care of her children and animals. Ella is a native Tucsonan and has a love for many things, including; cooking, gardening, reading, thrift store shopping, DIY projects and attending U of A games. In the summer she spends her weekends hanging out by the pool and camping with her husband and two children.
Samantha - Front Office Associate
Samantha is the newest member of our team. She started out as a patient here at Sabino Hills Family Dentistry and enjoyed the atmosphere so much she was thrilled at the opportunity to work in our front office. She has a passion for people and enjoys interacting with all our patients on a daily basis.
Born in Alberta, Canada, Samantha is a desert child at heart. She loves the mountain views and warm desert weather. She spends time with her husband and their dog, chickens, and pet duck. As a true lover of animals and sewing, she designs fashion diapers and clothing for pet ducks, geese, chickens, and other fowl.