Stephen Garner, DMD
Dr. Garner grew up in a small town in northern Idaho. He started his undergraduate studies at Boise State but decided to finish at Northern Arizona University, where he received his BA in Spanish with a minor in biology. Dr. Garner received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. His wife, Gretchen, is a native of Yuma and the two of them decided to come back to her roots to start a dental practice and raise a family. Dr. Garner is currently a member of the Yuma Dental Study Club, the Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Association®.

Thor G. Thorson, DDS
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Thorson attended Northern Arizona University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in chemistry. After graduation, Dr. Thorson relocated to the Midwest to attend the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Thorson then practiced dentistry in rainy Oregon as part of a group practice. In August of 2009, Dr. Thorson moved to Yuma and has been enjoying the sun ever since. Dr. Thorson is active in the Yuma Dental Study Club and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Southern Arizona Dental Society, Arizona Dental Association and the American Dental Association®. His wife, Katie, is also a Yuma native and they have five children.

Dr. Nguyen, DMD
Hailing from northeast Indiana, Dr. Nguyen completed her bachelor's degree in Science-Business at the University of Notre Dame. Her journey then led her to Mesa, Arizona where she completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree accompanied by a certificate in Public Health with an emphasis in Dentistry at the Arizona School of Dental and Oral Health. Following graduation she continued to pursue her interests in providing quality dental care in a small town near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oklahoma for a change in scenery and to be close to her nieces and nephews. She has recently decided to swap out thunderstorms and tornadoes for the cloud-free, sunny skies of Yuma, Arizona and is excited to build relationships with the community here.

Dr. Michelle Ludwick, DDS

Dr. Michelle Ludwick received her Bachelor of Science In biology from Eastern Washington University. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University School of Dentistry. Dr, Ludwick chose to study dentistry in the 7th grade and stuck with it. She knew she wanted to help people but didn't want to work in a hospital setting. Dr. Ludwick loves meeting new people and getting to know them to help them be as healthy as possible with a great smile. She is looking forward to enjoying all the sunshine, after living in Oregon for 25 years. She wants to make an impact by providing quality care, great service, and meaningful patient-doctor relationships.