Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello! My name is Marilyn, and I am Dr. Shanahan’s full-time registered dental hygienist. I began my dental career as an assistant, and I loved the dental field so much that I was inspired to continue my education and become a hygienist. My favorite aspect of dental hygiene is helping our patients pursue a lifetime of good oral health. Every day, I look forward to being at this practice and working with our patients. Just being around them makes me want to better myself both professionally and personally.
I am originally from Phoenix. I moved to Flagstaff in 1988 to attend NAU and have been here ever since. This is a great place to spend time with my family. I also stay involved with my younger boys in Boy Scouts, travel, soccer, and a new adventure of high school in the fall.
Financial Coordinator / Dental Assistant
Hi, I’m Amanda! I’m excited to welcome you and your family to the practice. I have been working in dentistry as an assistant for more than 11 years and now also serve as our appointment coordinator. I was first inspired to work in dentistry by a friend whose enthusiasm for the profession was extremely contagious. I truly enjoy working in dentistry, especially being able to help others improve their health. Over the years, I’ve built many meaningful relationships with my patients, and I always look forward to seeing my patients during office visits.
I have lived in Flagstaff my whole life, and I now live here with my husband Chad, and son Hunter. Living in this area is great, especially because when I’m not at the practice, I enjoy hunting, camping, archery, and shooting. However, one of my favorite things is being a mom to my wonderful son!
Dental Assistant and Office Assistant
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I started working in the dental field 11 years ago as a dental assistant and office manager. I received my radiographic certification at NAU in 2003. I must say out of the two, dental assisting is what thrills me the most. I enjoy hands-on chairside assisting directly, with the doctor giving quality treatment to our family of patients. Getting to know our patients and ensuring that their visit is stress-free and as comfortable as possible is my goal. Since I joined the team at Dr. Shanahan’s, I feel I have gained an extended family. Working in a practice where we all care for one another and our patients is priceless!
I lived in Flagstaff for ten years and moved to Sedona two years ago. I love being outdoors with my husband Steve, riding our horses Copper and Sundance, or hiking with our two dogs Ringo and Lola. We have a daughter attending college to pursue a career in the medical field, and we are extremely proud of her. I love when people smile a lot and show a lot of teeth!
I began my career in dental assisting 41 years ago. I attended the Bryman School and received my X-ray certification from NAU in 1976. I was fortunate to spend 26 years working for Dr. James Mast. I enjoy working with patients and building close relationships and trust helping to facilitate a positive dental experience for our patients. Born in Prescott, Arizona, I am a native Arizonan. I spent most of my childhood in Sedona with time also in Phoenix, Mayer, and Holbrook. I have been permanently in Flagstaff since 1973.
I have been married to my husband Garry for 38 years. I have a daughter and two sons. I have two awesome grandsons with whom I love spending time. My passions are being a wife, mom, grandma, dental assistant, homemaker, and genealogy researcher. I am looking forward to continuing my career with Dr. Shannahan and his dedicated, positive staff.
Registered Dental Hygienist
A cherished part of my career is getting to know our patients and their families. It is incredibly rewarding to help make a difference in their overall health and know I’m playing a positive role in their lives. One of my favorite parts of working with Dr. Shanahan is how we influence our patients as a team with care and education to better their oral health, while providing the best dental hygiene advantages we can. I have been in dentistry since 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Northern Arizona University.
Originally from Georgia, I moved to Flagstaff in 2004 and plan on never leaving. My husband Walker and I are in with love with the Flagstaff community and all the outdoor activities “our little mountain town” has to offer. I’m grateful for the inspiration from the late Dr. Sid Davis to become a dental hygienist; it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love caring for so many people, and having my daily obligations dedicated to making our patients’ oral health the best it can be.
Hi. My Name is Mindy and I grew up on a farm in South Dakota. I moved to Flagstaff in 2002 to continue my education at Northern Arizona University. I love being able to help care for our patients and working with the staff we have. Creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for the patients is something that is very important and I am happy to do it.
I met my husband Stephen while attending NAU and we’ve been married for six years. I love photography, art, painting, and my many dogs.