About East Valley Dental Professionals
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 Brinkman-Ayers 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 and our current dentist, Dr. Theresa Collins.
Meet Our Dentist
Theresa M.Collins, DMD
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
Emily was born and raised in northern Arizona and moved to the valley in 2008 to finish Dental Hygiene School. Emily attended Carrington College for dental hygiene and is currently finishing her master's degree. In her free time, Emily spends time taking her daughter to karate and soccer and also enjoys going to the dog park with her black lab.
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!
Director of First Impressions
Jennifer joined our practice in January of 2017, bringing 18 years of healthcare experience to our front office team. Originally from Alaska, Jennifer came to the Valley of the Sun in 2009 and laid down roots in Gilbert. She is married and has one child, a daughter named Madelyn.
When she's not caring for our patients, she can be found at Arizona State University where she is completing her Master's degree in Global Health.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys volunteering with such organizations as Junior Achievement and St. Mary's food bank. She also loves traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with family.
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.