Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Our Staff

MaryMetz-dental-assistantMary – Dental Assistant

Mary’s Dental Assisting career started 34 years ago and the last 12 years have been spent with our office. She is our “GO TO” person in the office! As an assistant she loves catering to dental phobics and maintains all the HIPPA regulations for the office.

Mary loves animals, music (especially the Beatles), and hiking in Colorado with her husband Greg!

abbyAbby – Dental Hygienist

Abby rounds out our Dental Hygienists! She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1998 with her B.S. She is self proclaimed as the #1 Viking Fan in Arizona. She has developed a loyal following of our patients after 9 years at our office. Her genuine concern for each patient’s dental health and the personal lives makes her a great asset to our office!

She enjoys golfing and spending time with her husband Rick and sons Jake and Max!

GwenMarie-HyginetistGwen – Dental Hygienist

Gwen is a native of Wisconsin who moved to the valley in 1992! Her higher education included attendance at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire and UW-Whitewater, with a final degree in Dental Hygiene from MATC Madison in 1977. Gwen has been in practice in Wisconsin, Zurich, Switzerland, Santa Fe, New Mexico and finally with our office for the last 15 years!

She loves to encourage her loyal patients to attain optimal dental health. Her passion for travel has led her to many destinations around the world!

jackieJackie – Dental Hygienist

Jackie is one of our Dental Hygienists! She is originally from Indiana and moved to Phoenix in 2000. She earned her degree from Las Vegas, Nevada 25 years ago. She has been with our office since 2008! Her smiling face and friendly personality put all her patients at ease.

She enjoys outside activities and family vacations with her husband Jeff and daughter Gabrielle!

Kasey-front-office-and-assistantKasey- Front Office / Dental Assistant

Kasey is the “Jack of All Trades” for our office! Originally from Iowa, she was her father’s dental assistant in Illinois until moving to the valley in 1995. In our office since 2001, she is an integral part of our front office staff and every once in a while enjoys switching to the back and being a dental assistant!

Kasey enjoys time with her husband Justin and 2 daughters Madyson and Kylie. When not with family, she is either running or selling jewelry!

lauraLaura- Dental Hygienist

Laura is the new kid on the block, bringing 7 years ongoing experience providing periodontal therapy at a perio office. Laura makes it a priority to closely monitor her patients with chronic periodontal disease so she can help them achieve the greatest level of oral health possible.
My forte is patient focused, individualized hygiene therapy — every one of my patients is different, and deserves to be treated with special care.  I love meeting my new patients, and seeing them smile brighter at the end of each appointment!

Laura is an Arizona native, married, a son in high school and a daughter at NAU, 3 cats, 1 dog,  Laura has a bachelors from ASU and 2 associates degrees from Phoenix College (where received her Dental Hygiene degree).

Laura lives in a central Phoenix historic district and enjoys hiking, biking, reading, having family adventures, and dabbling in art.

meghan-dentalassistantMeghan – Dental Assistant

Meghan is another one of our fantastic dental assistants. She was born and raised in Southern California, but has called Arizona home for the last 9 years. Initially starting as a lab assistant in an orthodontic office at age 14, Meghan found her passion for dental assisting. She earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from Apollo College and is currently enrolled in school to further her education in the health care industry.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her dog Lola. She is an avid hiker, street bike rider, and loves music and yoga.

JamieCortright-frontofficeJamie – Office Administrator

Jamie is the friendly face that 1st welcomes you into our practice! She graduated from Paradise Valley High School and considers herself a native of Arizona. After 15 years with our office, Jamie is our “personal memory bank” when it comes to our patients. All she needs is a description and a first name. Throughout the day she maintains and schedules appointments, as well as keeping her status as the Guru of insurance questions and policies!

She loves spending time with her husband Joe, daughter Tricia and son Jimmy. Spoiling her 2 granddaughters insures she will be with our office for many years to come!

Office Hours

  • Monday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm


Contact Us

(480) 443-3339

Christopher Vitagliano D.M.D. &
Steve Purtell D.D.S.
6945 East Sahuaro Drive, Suite 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA

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