About Us

Our Mission

It is our goal to provide the highest quality dental treatment in a relaxed and professional atmosphere with due regard for the concerns and desires of each and every patient.

We will continually pursue techniques and technologies that will enhance our practice and benefit our patients.

We desire to practice the highest code of professional conduct and endeavor to magnify our profession by performing the practice of dentistry to our highest level of excellence.

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Tim S. Taylor

I was born in Worcester, MA, and have lived in Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Washington, D.C., and Petersburg, IL. My father worked for the Secret Service, so I was no stranger to traveling. I graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor’s in Biology from Murray State University, where I attended on a golf scholarship. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Dentistry in 1990, and have been practicing dentistry for over 20 years.

I strive to deliver the most advanced technologies and techniques available to my patients. I’ve completed education in Snoring and Sleep Apnea, Implant Restorations, Periodontics, Lasers, and several Advanced Aesthetic courses including Pac-Live (taught by Dr. William Dorfman from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover”). In addition, I’ve studied and taught courses in orthodontics and painless injections.

I take great pride in maintaining the highest levels of accreditation. I want my patients to know they can trust in my technical skill as well as my caring manner. I am a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a clinical instructor at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa. My favorite part of being a dentist is knowing we can make a difference in people’s lives.

When I’m not in the practice, I enjoy golfing and traveling. I have been married to my wife, Jill, for 25 years, and our 23-year-old daughter, Brooke, also played golf on a scholarship.

Dr. Nathan McLaws

I am an Arizona native, father, and husband that is committed to caring for each smile in your family. I provide the one-on-one attention you deserve, and I’m happy to thoroughly answer and address any questions or concerns you have. I aim to inform you of all your options before proceeding with any dental treatment.

I enjoy each aspect of dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry, root canals, extractions, implants, and dentures. I’ve attended advanced courses with Spear Education in Laser Dentistry, CEREC, and Implant Dentistry, and I’m passionate about the latest advancements in esthetic dentistry. Making a difference in the lives of my patients fuels my desire to keep learning and providing the best care I can.

I’m an Arizona State alumnus, and a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, as well as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

My hobbies outside of dentistry include traveling, spending time outdoors, hiking, and skiing. I also like reading, movies, music, and Arizona sports teams, especially the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and Suns. I have three children with my wife, Mira, and they are currently in college.

Meet Our Team

Dezeray Gonzales

Front Office Administration

I was born in Galveston, TX, but moved to Chandler, AZ about 16 years ago, graduating from Chandler High in 2005. My favorite part of working at Arizona Associates in Dentistry is interacting with patients and seeing them walk out with a smile.

I live in Maricopa with my fiancé, our four beautiful kids, and our dog, Rocky. I spend my spare time with my kids, who love going to the movies and swimming!

Jessica Grinstead

Receptionist

I was born in Amarillo, TX, grew up in Fort Worth and Charlotte, NC, but have lived in Arizona for three years now. I attended the American Institute of Dental Assisting in Mesa, AZ, and graduated in 2015 with a Certificate in Dental Assisting. I am X-Ray Certified through the state of AZ and Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). I’ve been in the dental field for five years and also have experience in orthodontics.

I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families, and when I’m not in the office, I love to bake, cook, craft, and spend time with my family. I’m newly married and we’re expecting our first baby in August. I have a 10-year-old son who is excited to be a big brother!

Mariah Flickinger

Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Winslow, AZ (yes, the one in the Eagles’ song). I graduated from Fortis College as a Dental Hygienist in 2017. Dentistry runs in the family, with my mom and aunt both being dental hygienists, and my grandfather being a retired dentist. We’re crazy about teeth! My favorite part of being a dental hygienist is building relationships with my patients and building their confidence in their beautiful smiles.

My hobbies include keeping up with my favorite shows, taking mini vacations to new places, and going on walks. I’ll be going back to school soon to earn my Bachelor’s degree.

Robin Scott

Registered Dental Hygienist

I’m an Arizona native and have been an Ahwatukee resident for 23 years. I graduated from Northern AZ University with my BS in Social Science with Secondary Education Teaching Certificate in 1992. I went on to Rio Salado Dental Hygiene School and graduated with honors in 2001. I specialized in Pediatrics, and have CPR, Anesthesia, and Laser Certifications, and was a Dental Assistant with Orthodontic Certification before I became a hygienist.

I enjoy getting to know our patients individually to provide the highest quality dental care and education. My hobbies outside of the office include spending time in CA on my family’s boat, going on new adventures with friends and family, and attending Sun Devils games as a season ticket holder. I have two grown boys, Dominick and Tristan, that both reside in Phoenix.

Kendra Mariscal

Dental Assistant

I grew up in New Jersey, but moved to Arizona as a teenager and have lived here since. I went to school at Apollo College for Dental Assisting and graduated in 1991. I attended Central Arizona College from 2003-2005. My favorite part of Dental Assisting is interacting with my patients and friends, and being able to give the best dental care possible.

I’m married with four children, three girls and one boy, and they keep me very busy outside of the office! I love to cook and bake, and enjoy traveling.

I’ve been in the dental industry for over 25 years, and have worked with Dr. Taylor nearly 12 years. I love being a part of Arizona Associates in Dentistry.

Sylvia Conde

Dental Assistant

I grew up in Eloy, AZ, and still reside there today with my children. I graduated from Santa Cruz High School in 1995, Apollo College in 1996 as a Dental Assistant, and went on to graduate from Carrington College in 2016 with a certification in Medical Billing and Coding. I also have X-Ray and Coronal Polishing Certifications.

I love working to assist patients in their oral health, and especially love calming scared kids and showing them that visiting the dentist isn’t bad. Outside of the office, I enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, and seeing movies in the theater. I have four children, two boys and two girls, ages 19, 17, 13, and 10. My family is my world.

Sarah Allison

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Ahwatukee, Arizona. I graduated from Saint Mary’s Catholic Prep in 2010, then the American Institute of Dental Assisting in 2014. I am certified in Radiation Health & Safety, and CPR. Being a dental assistant is so much more than assisting! I love the variety of each day, and being chairside to make patients feel special is the best feeling in the world.

My husband and I just bought our first home. We enjoy renovating, DIY projects, and cooking. We’ve been married for three years and have a dog named Josie. I love working at Arizona Associates in Dentistry because every individual in the office goes above and beyond for our patients.

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