About Us

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Dr. Carol McGonigle D.D.S

I am writing this as we begin the brand-new year of 2021. It is certainly a good time to reflect on the blessings and plain-old good luck to have spent over 40 years practicing dentistry in Tucson. Moving here after graduating from the University of Washington in 1980, I never expected to be in a community or a profession that would provide me with so much fulfillment. I am so lucky to have the opportunity now to work two days a week in the practice I love with the people, both team members and patients, that I love. As the wrinkles peek out from under my mask, I am frequently asked when I am going to retire. My answer is “Never.” I enjoy what I do and I am able to do it. Why would I stop?

 

Along the way, I have raised two children and spoiled two grandchildren. I have divided almost 40 years of marriage between two husbands (looks like this one is going to stick.) I have learned that I need to be embraced each day by the unconditional love of two dogs. My husband and I have a beautiful RV that allows us to escape the Tucson heat with the aforementioned dogs.

 

This is not so much a biography (an accounting of the past years) but a summation of where I have come to in that time. It is a good place to be.

Dr. Brian Nguyen D.D.S

Dr. Nguyen is from Westminster, California and joined our practice in November of 2019.  He graduated from dental school in 2017 from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

When he is out of the office, he enjoys playing and watching basketball. He also likes to explore the city with his dog Lola.

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Dr. Richard Hibner D.D.S

Dr. Hibner is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Prior to attending University of Michigan, he received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hibner is a Tucson native and has been practicing for over 25 years. Because of his strong desire to provide the best possible dentistry, he has utilized the most current technology and attends many post graduate educational classes ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Dr. Hibner is a member of the American Dental Association and the Southern Arizona Dental Society. Dr. Hibner is a past president of the Pima Dental Study Club and has been active in the community serving on assorted charitable boards.

The Team

Peggy

Office Manager

Peggy has worked in all aspects of the dental office in her 41+ years in the dental field. For the last 30 years she has been front office administration and enjoys facilitating patients with their treatment to achieve their goals to receive optimum dental health.

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Amanda

Front Office Administrator

I began working in dentistry as a child when I popped out my little brother’s tooth.  Later, when I had braces, I began to see a career path in my future. I went to work and was cross trained for both administrative and clinical areas of the practice.

I enjoyed my years as a chairside assistant, but these days I work more in the front of the office.  I enjoy getting to know the different people who come in and learning from their life experiences.

Originally, I am from Colorado.  Although I often miss it, I do enjoy what Arizona has to offer.  I have been blessed to raise a wonderful daughter here in Tucson.  

In my spare time, I am involved with youth soccer and other volunteer activities. I also like to run, bike, hike, and experience all kinds of other outdoor activities.

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Crystal

Front Office Administrator

Crystal has over 14 years of dental experience. Crystal began her career in the clinical side of patient care. Through experience and extensive continuing education courses she evolved to the management side of the dental practice.

She has thorough knowledge of the many nuances of various insurance companies and stays abreast with the ever changing rules and regulations. That, coupled with her familiarity with dental procedures greatly enhances her ability to help patients with the process and any of their concerns. 

Crystal’s attention to detail and friendly disposition makes her a special asset to both the dental office and the patients it serves.

Her primary objectives are to help serve our clients with compassion and provide efficient and smooth visits from beginning to end.

Christa

Dental Hygienist

Christa graduated from the Wichita State Dental Hygiene Program in 1985.  She has over 35 years of experience including 20 years of family dental practice and over 15 years in adult dentistry.  She continues to stay current in Dental Hygiene topics and is committed to patients’ safety.  Christa enjoys encouraging and assisting patients down their path to optimal oral health.

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Becky

Dental Hygienist

Becky is a simple farm girl from a large midwestern family. She became inspired by several family members in the dental profession and entered the prestigious Dental Hygiene College at Northern Arizona University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science. She has been helping improve and maintain better dental health since 2007. She provides personalized care to each client that has gained her large appreciative following. Her sincerity and dedication is respected by patients and fellow teammates alike. Bec is a proud member of the Arizona Dental Association and attends many continuing education courses throughout each year. When not in the office, she may be spotted trail running, biking or repelling cliffs. Seasonally, she slows down enough to maintain productive gardens that supply fresh vegetables to friends, family and teammates. We feel fortunate to have Bec on staff sharing her many talents.

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Jennifer

Dental Hygienist

My name is Jennifer and I have over 42 years of clinical dental hygiene experience with 14 of those years working with a periodontist. 

In my spare time, I love golfing, hiking, tennis and spending quality time in Navarre, Florida with my grandchildren.

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Mary

Dental Assistant

Hello, my name is Mary. I began a career as a dental assistant in 1985 and I love my job! I have experience in general dentistry and periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery (including implant placement) and orthodontics. I love meeting new people and making them feel relaxed and comfortable. I have 3 Grandkids. I also have 2 dogs and enjoy hiking, swimming and watching movies. I hope to see you at our wonderful practice soon!

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Jenny

Dental Assistant

Jenny is a Certified Dental Assistant trained in all phases of dentistry. She primarily utilizes her skills in assisting the doctor at chair side and facilitating patient comfort. Her knowledge and personality greatly enhances our clients’ experience during their visit. When not assisting in treatment rooms, Jenny provides service to Business Administration and Customer Service. Her varied abilities and bright happy demeanor are appreciated by fellow team members as well as the people we serve. She has been a dental assistant since 2012. She had been a dental assistant in California and joined our practice when she moved to Tucson. She has a daughter named Aubrey. When she is not in the office, you will find her hiking to Tumamoc or shopping in Nogales, Mexico on the weekends.