Meet the Team
DeeDee is our office manager and has been keeping our office in check since 2010. With over 18 years of experience in oral surgery and certifications in ACLS and PALS, DeeDee brings a great deal of knowledge to our team. She lives with her husband Bryan and her four children AJ, Taylor, Paige, and Wesley in the city of Surprise. In her free time, you can find DeeDee smiling at Disneyland or proudly losing to her husband in a tennis match. Her favorite thing about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery is the overall team - “teamwork makes the dream work” is her motto.
Lead Surgical Assistant
Jodi is our back office lead and has been leading our back office team for 5 years. She is a resident of Surprise has and been active in our community for more than 17 years. Jodi is a proud mother of two boys and her beautiful granddaughter who arrived in April of 2020. With over 25 years of experience in dentistry, 12 years of oral surgery and her additional certifications, Jodi is a very valuable player to our team. She has earned her RDA and is BLS, IV, DAANCE, ACLS, and PALS certified, but she still chooses to continue her education whenever she can. She is married to her husband who works for the Phoenix Police Department and when she’s out of the office, they are hiking and wine tasting in our beautiful state. Her favorite thing about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery are the people, “we are all serving the same purpose: to provide the highest level of patient care.''
Meet Temo, the newest addition to our family here at Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery. Temo received his Dental Assisting Certification and X-Ray liscence at the young age of 18. In his free time, you can find Temo hanging out with his siblings, working on his Camaro "Super Sport '', and helping out with his family's appliance business. Temo's favorite thing about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery are his coworkers, for he truly enjoys seeing them Monday-Friday.
Meet Kendra, our amazing marketing coordinator! Kendra was born and raised here in Phoenix and loves this sunny state! She is completing her Bachelor Degree in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Northern Arizona University. In her free time, Kendra loves to spend time with her Australlian Cattle Dog, Jesse, sing karaoke, and support local theater in her community. Kendra’s favorite aspect about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery is the leadership Dr. Nguyen provides for his team, “he is an amazing role model that encourages, directs, and supports his team.”
Meet Stephanie, our amazing Implant Coordinator. Stephanie recently moved to Arizona from Ohio, so you can typically find her adventuring around the state with her husband Skylar and her sheltie, Cooper. Stephanie recently married her grade-school sweetheart, so we call her a “newlywed” around here. When she’s not in the office, she loves to spend time with her family, attend hockey games and add to her Pinterest board. Stephanie’s favorite thing about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery is the special treatment she receives as an employee, for example, we have a chocolate drawer and an employee snack cabinet.
Laura is a South Carolina native and has worked in the field of dentistry for over 15 years. She is a surgical assistant here at Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery and she works closely with Jodi and Dr. Nguyen. When she’s out of the office, Laura is hiking or biking around Arizona with her husband, two boys and their Husky Rottweiler mix. You can also find her visiting craft breweries and attending sporting events. Laura is certified in IV, PALS, BLS, ACLS, DAANCE and as an expanded function dental assistant. Her favorite thing about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery is the working environment, she truly enjoys coming to work every day.
Front Desk Assistant
This is our awesome Front Desk Assistant, Tatum. When she’s not in the office, Tatum is continuing her education in the study of Speech Communication, hanging out with her greyhounds, supporting local community theater, and spending time with her family. Around the office, you can find Tatum checking in and out patients, coordinating appointments and helping to ensure the patients experience. Her favorite thing about Surprise Oral and Implant Surgery is our team culture, "we are like a family here."