Registered Dental Hygienist
A practicing dental hygienist for 35 years, Cindy Holland joined Dr. Briggs in 1996 after spending 20 years in the Northeast. An Arizona-native, Ms. Holland graduated from Hudson Valley Community College and then Albany State University in 1974. Passionate about her patients and the Briggs Family team, Cindy enjoys her work, “I am so blessed to work with a fabulous team; they’ve become my best friends.” Cindy and husband, Mark, are enjoying an empty nest while son Jesse follows his passion working long hours in the restaurant industry. Daughter Ashlee is now a mother and the Hollands are enjoying life as grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter.
Mary Ann Kurrasch
Registered Dental Hygienist
Another Northeastern-trained dental hygienist, Mary Ann Kurrasch is originally from Long Island, New York. Her education started with the State University of New York Stony Brook campus before moving to Arizona and completing education at Northern Arizona University. A 1983 Magna Cum Laude graduate, Ms. Kurrasch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Introduced to dentistry by her brother Tom, a dentist in Southern California, she started her dental career as a dental assistant in 1978. Growing to love working with and caring for people and their dental needs, she has expanded her knowledge and worked with the Doctors Briggs and this most wonderful team since 2003. Mary Ann continues to be inspired and awed by the doctors and team each and every day, “I am most grateful to Dr. Roger and Dr. Brad for encouraging me to further my education by becoming certified to use diode lasers in the treatment of periodontal disease.” Mary Ann feels blessed to be in surroundings that motivate her to be the best practitioner you can experience. She lives in Central Phoenix with husband Jeff and furry critters. Reading mystery novels, baking, doing weight training exercises, and aerobic dance are among her activities for relaxation.
Registered Dental Hygienist
A 2007 graduate from Mesa Community College’s dental hygiene program at the Arizona School of Dental Health, Serina is pleased to have realized her goal becoming a part of the team at Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. The family tradition continues with Serina, the daughter of Dr. Roger Briggs, who has seen thousands of patients come through Briggs Family practice over the years. Serina likes working with patients, “I feel fortunate to have found a place where I can work with other dedicated professionals to help you achieve your hygiene goals.”
I was born in Columbus Indiana. We moved out here and I started High School at Greenway High School in Phoneix. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice. In my “former life” I worked in corrections but left there when my daughter was born. I have worked in the dental field for the past 13 years. I married the best man I know and we have 4 beautiful children. We love to go camping in our travel trailer and spend time together with family and friends. I am so excited to be part of the Brigg’s Team. I have already learned so much from the Doctors. The sleep apnea program has really broadened my knowledge and I am excited to be able to assist others.
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I have been working at Briggs Family Dentistry for a little over a year and a half and reside here with my daughter EmmyJo who is 8. I have been a Dental Assistant in IA for 16 years and my parents are still living in my home town Guttenberg IA. I have a sister in Ednia, MN. I have assisted Dr. Roger for 6 months and moved to the front Office at Briggs Family Dentistry. I love living here in Arizona and love all the fun people I works with. I feel very at home here in this office and am thankful to be part of such a loving team.
I am originally from San Jose CA. We have lived here in Arizona for 16 years. Most of our family is still in San Jose so we travel there often. I have 20 years experience in the dental field. I am happy, happy, happy to be part of this wonderful team. I feel like I am joining the family. My husband George and I enjoy our grandson who is very close by. We also enjoy ball, road trips, and old cars.
Lisa is Native to Arizona an recently moved here from her home town in Prescott Arizona. Lisa has over 15 years of Dental front office Administration as well of 20 years of business Administration and Accounting. Lisa loves working with patients and highly intelligent people. I love working with Dr.’s who love their patients and crew. I believe patient care and customer service are the key point to any successful practice. On my day’s off I love to explore this beautiful state and spend time with my two gorgeous daughters and my precious granddaughter and loving husband. Her other hobbies are hiking, volunteering, and wine tasting. Since my move to Briggs Family Dentistry I feel like I have been friends with this group my whole life, such a caring environment!
Someone once told Sherry, “’Find a job you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ I’ve found the dental field a rewarding occupation.” She graduated with a dental hygiene degree after working for several years as a dental assistant in Iowa. Now with four grown children, Sherry and husband Rich moved to Arizona in 1985. She enjoys dentistry again as a member of Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Sherry is seen in the back office doing a little of everything supporting the whole team. She is another member of the team devoted to providing top quality care and comfort to you during your visit.
Born and raised here in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is ecstatic to be a part of the Briggs Family Dentistry Team. As a trained Dental Assistant she very much enjoys interacting and caring for our patients. A newly-wed, Aundrea enjoys spending time with her husband and family, whom provide unconditional love and support.
Terina is originally from West Covina CA. receiving her education as a DA and horticoultorist. She lived in AZ off and on since 1980. Along with her love of nature Terina is a people person who loves to put a smile on everyone’s face. Joining our team as Dr. Brad’s lead assistant 9 months ago. She has 4 kids and 2 grand kids which she loves to spend time with. Terina loves to take pictures of nature, sing, and spend time with her significant other Jeff.
New to Phoenix, Aundrea moved here from frigid North Dakota. She can not get enough of the warm weather. Graduating in May 2013 from Northwest Technical College in Bemidiji MN, she obtained her associates in Dental Assisting. Aundrea has a brother, sister, and one new niece on the way back home. Aundrea lives with her significant other Jamie and they enjoy hiking together. Aundrea couldn’t be more excited to get her career started with the helping hands at Briggs Family Dentistry.
Leandra is an AZ native where she grew up with her two sisters and brother. Leandra has been assisting great doctors since 2009. “Dentistry has always been one of my passions. I love helping patients feel confident working, Leandra enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her family, friends and her two four legged furry friends. I am so excited to work with such an amazing, talented and professional’s here at Briggs Family Dentistry.
“Andi” to her family, was born in Defiance, OH and first moved to Scottsdale when she was 8 years old. In 1997 she moved to Austin, TX where she graduated from Lake Travis High School. For three years after graduation, Andrea worked at Lakeway Dental, in charge of all patient filing and keeping dentist Robby supplied in daily jokes. Moving back to Scottsdale in May 2008, Andrea was excited to become a member of Detour Company Theater, a Phoenix based theater group for physically and mentally challenged actors. Among other roles, Andrea is proud of playing the part of “Belle”, the lead role in the company’s production of “Beauty and the Beast”. A seasoned traveler, Andrea most recently completed a 10 day trip to Greece with her sister Brooke. Since returning to Arizona, Andrea has longed to be back in the dental field she really loves. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of Briggs Family Dentistry, where she clearly understands her role is filing, no filling!!
Married to Dr. Roger in 1969 I helped set up his practice in 1973 and worked as his only employee until 1975 when her first child was born Dr. Brad. I rejoined the practice in the 90′s after all 3 children were in school. I work part time as office manager, coordinator of everything and main gopher. I love working with my family and all of the wonderful ladies we are proud to call our office family.