Dr. Frank Brinkman, a prominent Mesa dentist, founded East Valley Dental Professionals in the 1980's.
Unfortunately Dr. Frank Brinkman, our dedicated, long-time friend and colleague, sadly passed away in April 2016, after his courageous battle with cancer. We will remember him for his enthusiasm for the dental profession, his devoted care to each of his patients, and the passion he had for helping people achieve their dream smile.
Our family-friendly office is truly a family practice. Jennifer had helped her father, Dr. Brinkman around the office since he started the practicing dentistry in Mesa in the 1980's. She retains the same goals as her father: make each patient's experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Jennifer is not alone in this goal – all our talented dental team members are here to help you care for your smile! The same friendly staff members keep Dr. Brinkman's passion alive through their hard work, kindness, and love for this profession.
Our patients are still being seen and treated with the utmost care. With the passing of Dr. Brinkman, East Valley Dental Professionals is under the leadership of Dr. Brinkman's daughter Jennifer.
Meet Our Staff
Dedicated, caring, and always ready
to help you with your smile
Our dental team members work hard to provide you and your family with the best care for all your dental needs. East Valley Dental Professionals would not be what it is today without the laughs, smiles, and unique personalities of our hygienists, dental assistant, and office manager.
Each member of our staff loves to help people learn about maintaining good oral health. These women enjoy answering questions about all sorts of dental topics! From the proper ways to brush and floss to the process of scheduling a dental visit, our employees are a wealth of knowledge.
Be sure to discuss any dental concerns you have with one of our staff members at your next appointment. Our team is ready to get to know you and your smile goals today. Want to learn more about our team? Get to know our committed and professional staff below!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Myra received her Dental Hygiene Degree and Licensure in 1996 after attending Phoenix College. While there, she graduated with Highest Distinction in the Honors Program and placed in the top 98th percentile on her National Board Exams. She continues to stay abreast of the latest technologies through accredited continuing education, and has been a part of our dental team since 1997. Myra is dedicated to serving others and has a true love of people. She always seeks to provide the best treatment possible for each client, while maintaining a strict Code of Ethics.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Cincinnati Ohio, Katie moved to Arizona in August 2016 with her husband and 2 kids, Hunter and Emersyn. When she's not enjoying working at EVDP, you can find Katie keeping busy with kid's baseball and dance. Katie has been a hygienist since 2013, and loves meeting new patients and keeping up with our regulars.
Kathy entered the dental world in 1976 and has been dedicated to improving her knowledge and care ever since! Kathy joined our team over 7 years ago and quickly became the doctor’s right hand gal. Literally!
Patients love her sense of humor and passion for their care and wellbeing. If you ask Kathy what her favorite part of dentistry is she will say “EVERYTHING” and she means it!
Jennifer grew up in Missouri and moved to Arizona when Dr. Brinkman graduated from dental school. She is the oldest of Dr. Brinkman's 3 daughters. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia , MO with a BS in Biology and met her awesome husband, John, while in college. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys watching her son figure skate and personally riding horses, specifically in the discipline of Dressage, where she has competed at the highest levels and recieved numerous certifications and awards. She also enjoys coaching other riders in the sport of Dressage.
Im originally from Sinaloa, but I grew up in Mesa Arizona. Some things I love about Arizona are, it’s great weather, and beautiful sunsets. My husband ,Elias, and I have two beautiful children, Eliseo and Careli, Who I enjoy spending time with as a family. whether it’s taking a walk to the park or exploring new places, our two kids keep us busy. I Graduated from the East Valley Institute of technology, I chose dental assisting because I love helping people and learning new things just from someone’s smile.
I was raised in Avondale, Arizona and recently moved to the East Valley with my fiance. We are starting our own family and we are extremely excited to welcome our first child in November 2022. I’ve been in the dental field since 2013 and became passionate about it ever since. I enjoy seeing all the beautiful smile transformations. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with our families and creating beautiful memories.