Dr. Kevin Maskell
As the son of an Air Force pilot, you might think I should have moved around frequently as a child, but I didn’t. We lived in Germany for a few short years after I was born, but I was raised in South Jersey. I majored in mechanical engineering at Cornell University and joined the Air Force through ROTC in 1998. My wife Heather and I met as undergrads on the East Coast, though she is a Tucson native. We had 10 years of marriage behind us before our two boys came along to complicate life. You could say she brought me to the Old Pueblo, but the Air Force helped. I flew the EC-130H “Compass Call” aircraft based here at Davis-Monthan as a navigator for about 10 years. Yes, I’ve been “over there” a few times.
Many people comment on how big a change it was, navigator to dentist. Earning the title “Doctor” wasn’t always my life’s goal, but my story is an example of finding that spark a bit later in life. My father-in-law had some dental implants placed in about 2004. Hearing about the process awakened something in me. I felt that I’d found a calling and I knew I’d never felt this way about any of my undergraduate design projects. It took me a few years to catch up on the coursework I needed to apply to dental school —at night, and between deployments. With Heather’s support, we made it work. I graduated from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona in 2012. My postgraduate practice began with an Air Force Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas. I could not be happier. I love the complexity of the human body—and I love how dentistry is a new marriage of materials science, engineering, and artistry every day.
- American Dental Society
- Southern Arizona Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
Peggy’s will be the first voice you hear and the first smile you see when you come to our office. She is in charge of all things that have to do with the day-to-day running of the practice. Although she has been working in the dental field for 35 years, she assures me her true calling is that of Costume Designer for the big Hollywood productions. She feels blessed to have worked with several outstanding dentists and teams in her career. She loves her part in helping people achieve optimum dental health.
Peggy’s other interests include spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren. She and her husband love heading out with the black labs for a weekend of fishing and camping in their vintage 1968 Airstream. She says there’s nothing that compares to sitting by a lake or stream with a glass of wine and a beautiful sunset.
Lisa, a native Tucsonan, has been in the dental field for over 25 years. Many of our patients remember her at our front desk in the mid-90’s. After completing her Dental Hygiene degree, she returned to us in 2004 in her new capacity.
Lisa approaches her work with purpose and commitment. Along with Loreen and Dr. McGonigle, she has helped develop one of the finest Periodontal Care programs available. As a hygienist, she enjoys sharing with patients her knowledge and experience in controlling oral bacteria at home. Together we look for methods, tools, and/or products to help in the quest for optimal oral health. Because that means something different for each person, Lisa stays current through professional journals and Continuing Education programs.
She and her husband share Carol’s love of Golden Retrievers. Their dog, Sophie, is their second Golden Retriever and accompanies them on all their fishing trips, but gets left behind when they go to the NASCAR events.
Stephanie started practicing dental hygiene over 20 years ago in Spokane, Washington. It was the ideal career for this “people person” who needed the flexibility it offered for raising a family. She loves building relationships with her patients, as well as seeing them achieve and maintain their oral health.
Stephanie and her husband have two children and Toby, their chocolate lab. Although much too young to be a grandmother, she has a granddaughter, Hadley, that is the light of her life. Originally from Michigan, they came to Tucson in 2003. Stephanie enjoys reading, traveling, and almost any activity with her family. She has also put some wear on her Nikes running in some half marathons.
Ivan is a native of the old Pueblo and has been serving Tucson patients for over 12 years now. During Ivan’s time as a dental assistant, he has acquired a degree in Health Sciences and is a Certified Dental Assistant. His drive and passion for dentistry make delivering quality, compassionate, and above standard care his absolute reward.
Amanda says she has been in dentistry too long to remember the years. The rest of us think she is too young for that to be true. She enjoys the relationships she has developed with her patients over the years. She loves learning from the experiences of the older people and hearing the dreams the young people have for their future. Amanda will tell you that her greatest accomplishment is raising her bright, intelligent, and accomplished daughter. The two of them are “into soccer” – not only do they play on the same team, but Amanda also coaches and referees the sport.
Any paragraph about Belen has to start with this: She is a Yankee fan. However, in the spirit of equal opportunity, we gave her a chance. Not only is she a great dental assistant, but she has a warm and outgoing personality that puts her patients at ease. Her favorite part about working in dentistry is connecting to each individual when they come into our office for care. Belen is a true professional, even when the Red Sox beat the Yankees.
Belen’s whole family is into sports. She spends her weekends as Team Mom for the various basketball games her kids are involved in.