Meet the Staff
Downtown Flagstaff AZ Dental Team
ARYEL – FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
Aryel is our very helpful and friendly Front Office Manager. She is a graduate from NAU and has great knowledge with dentistry and insurance. She takes pride in our patients and will help in any way possible.
She enjoys hiking and exploring trails in Flagstaff and Sedona with her dog, Oliver. Aryel loves cooking, painting, and doing anything outdoors with friends and family.
JENNIFER – Back Office Manager
Jennifer is one of our dedicated dental assistants, and she loves working in the dental field where every day brings something new and different to learn. Jennifer studied at Northern Arizona University, and she loves working with patients to achieve all of their oral health goals.
Originally from Dublin, CA, Jennifer loves spending time with her parents, younger brother, and close-knit family. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and anything she can do with her pup. She once hiked Mt. Humphreys.
Annalyssa – Marketing and Media Coordinator
Annalyssa graduated from the University of Wyoming, in Laramie with a Marketing and sustainability degree. She moved to Flagstaff with her husband Eric who is doing postdoctoral work at NAU.
She enjoys backpacking, hiking, working out and staying active. She is an avid traveller and has also lived in other cities and countries, including Canada and India. Her favorite place she has visited is Iceland.
CECILIA – ACCOUNT SPECIALIST
Cecilia graduated from NAU with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, here in Flagstaff. She is our very knowledgeable and friendly Account Specialist. She will make sure all of your insurance and billing concerns are met to make your visit the best.
In her spare time she enjoys yoga, reading, Cyclebar classes and collects vinyl records. She also loves spending time hiking and playing with her dog Juneau.
KEEN – REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Keen is a graduate of NAU Hygiene School. She has lived in Flagstaff since 1973 and has worked at Dr. Bacon’s office for 20 years. Keen is an expanded function hygienist. She has experienced working in a periodontal office and has a thorough knowledge of periodontal disease. Keen’s patients are very loyal to her.
In her spare time, she enjoys cross country skiing, hiking, the great outdoors, crafts, travel, animals, and spending time with friends and family.
BRIDGETT – REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Bridgett is a graduate of NAU Hygiene School. Dr. Bacon hired her right out of hygiene school when he was her clinical instructor and invited her to join his team as she graduated. She still works here after 20 years. She has a reputation for being gentle but thorough. Her patients love her!
Bridgett enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
ANGEL – REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST
Originally from Montana, Angel is our very outgoing Hygienist and has been with our office for over 9 years. She is passionate about making your smile beautiful.
She loves being a mom and enjoys exploring the world with her little family whether that is camping, hiking, traveling, snowboarding or riding her motorcycles.
Devin – Registered Dental Hygienist
Devin is originally from Tucson, AZ and moved to Flagstaff in 2013. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has experience working in a periodontal practice where she specialized in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. She also has public health experience working with the United States Navy and Indian Health Services. Devin is very passionate about connecting with and getting to know her patients. She feels that the science of oral health and keeping up with current evidence-based research is an essential part of providing patients with the best care tailored to their specific needs. Providing thoughtful, gentle, pain and anxiety free care is extremely important to her.
In her spare time, she loves adventuring with her dogs, fishing, hiking, camping, archery, and spending time with family and friends.
JoLena – Registered Dental Hygienist
JoLena has called Flagstaff home for the last 18 years. She enjoys all the things this wonderful community has to offer. You can find her hiking or backpacking the Grand Canyon, running, skiing, or just walking her dog, Lucy, around town. She and her husband Jim enjoy traveling together. If it’s up to Jim they are doing some crazy endurance backpacking or bike riding trip. If it’s up to JoLena they are laying on a beach in the Caribbean.
JoLena grew up in northeastern Indiana. She moved to Arizona when she was 21 in search of the sun. She graduated from dental assisting school in Indiana in 2000 before graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from NAU in 2009. She enjoys developing relationships with her patients that will last a lifetime. She understands that though developing these relationships she earns patients trust and loyalty. Once they trust you they want to listen to your knowledge and advise on how to obtain good oral health which leads to better overall health.
ALEX – DENTAL ASSISTANT
As a new dental/hygiene assistant for our practice, Alex loves meeting new people and will certainly help you feel welcome and comfortable. She has studied at NAU and is excited to join our team!
In her spare time, she enjoys being outside, hiking, and hanging out with close family and friends.
KARA – DENTAL ASSISTANT
As a Flagstaff native, Kara makes a positive impact on our patients by making each individual feel comfortable. She also finds the relationships she builds with patients very rewarding. Kara and her Husband Brandon have two sons Skylar and Kayson.
When she isn’t at work or with her kids, you can find her snowboarding, reading, being outside, crafting, or working out at the gym.
Maya – Dental Assistant
Maya is a local Flagstaffian with a passion for arts and the outdoors. When she is not working at Downtown Dental you can find her rock climbing, hiking with her cat, or working on an art project. She also lived in Costa Rica for two years and loved to travel and cook.
Maya loves patient care and thrives in the medical environment.
Kaya – Dental Assistant
Kaya grew up in Eugene, OR and has a background in geological sciences. On her weekends you can find her backpacking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, or all three. She once backpacked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail and would love to hike it again someday, maybe on the Arizona Trail.
Kaya also enjoys live music and talking about rocks. She loves to create a positive environment for all our patients.
Bri – Dental Assistant
Bri studied public health with minors in biology and sustainability at NAU. She has always wanted to work in a career where she gets to help people and couldn’t be happier doing just that, here at our practice.
Bri loves the outdoors, spending time with her husband and dog, and enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking. She has a vegetable garden and enjoys fresh eggs from her chickens. She also has a flower garden she likes to tend to!
Haley – Dental Assistant
Haley grew up in El Centro, California. She moved to Flagstaff in 2016 and attended NAU earning a degree in Biology. In her spare time you can find her snowboarding or enjoying downtown Flagstaffs best local restaurants.
Haley’s mission in our office to make every patient feel welcomed and comfortable. You can count on her for a quick and efficient transition into your appointment.