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When you visit Gila Ridge Dental, our friendly dentists and team will take the time to get to know you so that we can provide personalized care that meets your needs. Our team of dental professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful smile and to ensuring that your experience in our office is comfortable. Give us a call at 928-317-1900 to make an appointment with Dr. Thor Thorson, Dr. Stephen Garner and Dr. Jason Boeskin and learn more about our dental services in Yuma, Arizona.
 

Registered Dental Hygienists

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Brittany HBrittany Hancock
Brittany graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Utah State and the Utah College of Dental Hygiene. She has been part of our team since 2016. Brittany loves our awesome patients and enjoys being part of such a great team.

Brittany has four children. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her kids, farming, cows, hunting and fishing.


Brittany HBrittany Hanson
Brittany graduated from San Joaquin Valley College in 2014 with a degree in dental hygiene. While in school, she received the Golden Scaler Award for excellence in dental hygiene. She has been part of the dental field for over 11 years and joined the Gila Ridge Dental team in 2019. Brittany loves working with a group of team players who are always willing to help. She appreciates that everyone has a great attitude and works hard to make sure that each patient is treated as an individual and that their specific needs are met. Brittany loves educating her patients about oral health and wants each patient she meets to have top notch care and feel comfortable in the dental chair.

Brittany is married and has two children, with one on the way! She is originally from Ramona, California, and outside of the office she enjoys off-roading and going to the river.


ErynEryn
Eryn graduated from NAU with a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She then attended the Rio Salado Dental Hygiene School to become a dental hygienist. She joined Gila Ridge Dental in 2016 and has over 23 years of experience in the dental field. She works hard to create an environment where our patients can feel comfortable and to develop a relationship with each patient she meets. Eryn’s favorite thing about being part of our practice is working with kind doctors and an energetic team.

Eryn is originally from Roll, Arizona, and she has one son. Outside of the office she enjoys wake surfing, tennis and golf.


Isabel
Isabel
Isabel joined is one of our dental hygienists and a Yuma native. She has been with Gila Ridge Dental since 2014. She loves getting to know our patients and building trust and relationships with them. She does her best to make patients feel comfortable and help them enjoy their dental visits. For Isabel the best part of our office is the fact that everyone works as team to make our practice successful.


Isabel Arias
Isabel Arias
Isabel joined our team in March 2019, but she has over 30 years of dental hygiene experience! She is a native of Yuma and graduated from Phoenix College in 1989 with a degree in dental hygiene. She is always looking to learn, expand and upgrade all aspects of the care she gives. Enhancing the oral health and comfort of our patients are her top priorities for every one of her patients. Isabel is married and has two grown sons, and when not in the office, she enjoys yardwork, working out at the gym and traveling with her husband.
 
 

Dental Assistants

 
DonnaDonna
Donna joined our team in 2009 and has over 19 years of experience in the dental field. She graduated from Santa Fe High School and completed her vocational training as a dental assistant in Santa Fe. She has great bosses and enjoys being part of a practice that cares for both patients and employees. She finds caring for our patients to be very rewarding. Donna is dedicated to providing outstanding care to each person she meets.

Donna is from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has two sons, three daughters and five grandchildren. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren.


GeorgiaGregoria
Gregoria joined Gila Ridge Dental in 2017. She has over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant and is certified in X-rays and coronal polishing. She is always learning something new and helping our dentists and patients achieve their goals.

Gregoria’s hometown is Jalisco, Mexico. She has three children and six grandchildren, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music.


DaniellaDaniela
Daniela graduated from the American Institute of Dental Assisting School in 2009. She is X-ray certified and has over 10 years of experience in dentistry. Daniela joined our team in 2017, and loves being part of a team where the doctors and staff help others to achieve a healthier and better smile.

Daniela is originally from Yuma. She has two children, and outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family and off-roading in the desert.


MarilynMarilyn
Marilyn has been with Gila Ridge Dental since 2019 and has over eight years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys being part of a team that truly cares for patients and which provides honest and ethical treatment. She uses her knowledge of dentistry to help each of our patients receive the care they need.

Marilyn is originally from El Paso, TX. She and her husband, a recruiter for the U.S. Army, have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies.


LuciaLucia
Lucia graduated from Kofa High School in 2007. In 2013 she decided to apply at a local dentist’s office and has been in the dental field ever since. Lucia joined our team here at Gila Ridge Dental in 2019 and loves the people she works with. Not only have they become her friends, but they are also her dental family. She is dedicated to making sure that not only are our patients taken care of, but that our doctors have all the necessary instruments and materials needed to make our patients’ visits as smooth and comfortable as possible. She finds it incredibly rewarding to help our patients leave with a smile, as that smile means that we as a practice made a difference in their dental health. Lucia looks forward to continuing to grow and expand her knowledge and skills as part of the Gila Ridge Dental family.

Lucia is originally from Riverside and moved to Yuma in 2005. She has two children, one son and one daughter. When not at work, you can find Lucia enjoying the dunes with her family, camping in Show Low, watching her kids play sports, attending a Diamondbacks game or volunteering at her children’s school.


CrystalCrystal
Crystal graduated in 2010 from the American Institute of Dental Assisting School and is certified as a PRF dental phlebotomist as well as a dental assistant. She joined our team in 2017 and has over nine years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys comforting our patients and using her extensive knowledge and skills to help in all areas of our office. Crystal enjoys being part of a team that is passionate about providing quality dental services to our patients.

Crystal is originally from Wellton, Arizona. She has two children, one son and one daughter, and in her spare time she enjoys watching movies.

 

Front Office & Patient Care Coordinators

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JaneJane
Jane is originally from Pico Rivera, California, and has over 19 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys being part of a team that gets along well and works together to help provide our patients with quality care. Jane has three children, two stepdaughters and two grandchildren. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and bowling.


SteviStevi
Stevi joined Gila Ridge Dental in 2019. She graduated from dental assisting school in 2008 and has previously worked in the dental field as an endodontic assistant and an orthodontic front desk coordinator. She helps our patients feel welcome and maintain a positive atmosphere in our office. She also shares social media posts about our office to help us connect with our patients. Stevi loves the people she works with and enjoys speaking with our patients and getting to know them.

Stevi is married to her best friend, with whom she has three amazing children and two dogs. Outside of the office she can be found cleaning, going to the gym and spending time with her family. She also plays the drums!


EvelynEvelyn
Evelyn joined our team in 2019 after graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree in public health. She has been part of the dental field since 2016 and loves the positive vibe of our office. Evelyn brings with her a great attitude and a commitment to patient care.

Evelyn is originally from Los Angeles, California. She is married, expecting her first baby and has two Yorkies. Outside of the office, she enjoys camping, snowboarding and doing anything with her family and friends.


EvelynAmanda
Amanda has been in the dental field for over six years. She loves being part of our team! Originally from Yuma, Amanda has one son and enjoys riding her bike with her family.