Erika M. Loera – Front Office Administrator
Erika graduated from Pima Medical Institute (PMI) in 2008. She is a certified dental assistant and is coronal polish certified. She is now our front office administrator. Erika contributes to our success by being on time every day. She gives 150% of herself to help not only our patients, but our team. She is a team player and makes sure the doctor is always taken care of. Erika is always thinking about the patients’ needs and works diligently to provide the best service possible. Erika loves being a part of our practice because of our amazing doctor and team who provide excellent patient care.
Erika is the mother of two children. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and travelling with her children.
Erika Everson – Registered Dental Hygienist
Erika lived in San Diego for 15 years, but she is a native Tucsonan. Erika earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) degree from Northern Arizona University in 1997. She continued her education at Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, where she earned her Master of Science in Dental Hygiene (MSDH) degree and completed the Educational Leadership Preparation Program. Erika has over 15 years of experience in various types of practices and settings. Erika loves being a part of our practice because we have a great team that values its patients as well as its team members.
Erika is the mother of two boys. When she is not in the office, she enjoys playing softball, reading, watching movies, photography, and hiking.
Carolyn S. Long – Registered Dental Hygienist
Carolyn graduated from the Pima Community College Dental Hygiene Program in 1997. She received the Southern Arizona Dental Hygienists’ Society (SADHS) award for commitment, motivation, and leadership. Since graduation, Carolyn has served as an officer for the Southern Arizona Dental Hygienists’ Society as president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, continuing education coordinator, and newsletter editor. Carolyn strives to make a difference in the lives of her patients and coworkers every day. She loves being a part of a team because we are family. We like one another, we trust each other, and we believe in one another. When she is not in the office, Carolyn enjoys her family and working with stained glass.
Alma De La Cruz – Dental Assistant
Alma graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2007 and has over eight years’ experience as a dental assistant. Alma makes sure our patients feel comfortable, whether it’s by getting a pillow for their neck, getting them a blanket, or just staying in the room talking to them and getting to know them while we wait for Dr. Christopher Granillo. She loves being a part of our practice because of our team works well together, helps and support each other. Our patients see that. Alma also loves this practice is one that really does care, value, respect, and treat their patients like family. In her spare time, Alma enjoys photography, traveling and loves spending time with her husband.
Judith Thomas – Dental Assistant
Judith studied expanded duties at the University of Florida. She has more than 30 years of experience in dentistry and has been a part of our team for 5 years. Judith is proud to be part of a caring office family that gives excellent dentistry to our patient family. Judith is the mother of two and the grandmother of five. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, cooking, and camping.