Carisa – Dental Assistant
With over 15 years of dental assisting experience, Carisa has been with Bowie Family Dental since the very beginning in October of 2016. Originally from California, Carisa is the youngest of four siblings. She traveled to Arizona in 1987 to help out with her elderly grandparents, and in the process, found a permanent home. Carisa is a proud mother of two grown children and a content fur baby mom of her two pups named Bo and Chloe.
In her years of dental assisting, Carisa has always proved to be strong-willed, yet very sensitive, which contributes to her caring nature. Carisa has an AZ Certification in Radiologic Proficiency through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). She also holds a certificate for Radiation Health and Safety. With her expertise, Carisa enjoys multitasking in her different roles as a dental assistant, which brings out her energetic nature. She excels at helping patients understand their treatment and feel at ease in the dental office due to her friendly personality. “It’s a satisfying feeling helping others with their smiles and oral hygiene care,” Carisa states.
Outside of work, Carisa enjoys hiking, spending time with her dogs, and attending barbeques with family and friends. Carisa also is an avid movie-goer and loves watching movies with her friends, family, and the Bowie Family Dental team. With the team, Carisa is always excited to see the next big horror flick in theaters.
Bringing so much passion for her work and personal life to the table, Bowie Family Dental is so honored to have Carisa part of the team!
To live without hope is to cease to live. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Cheryl “ChaCha” – Patient Care Coordinator
Originally from Minnesota, Cheryl (also known as “ChaCha”) always wanted to move to Prescott Valley. The weather and small-town feel ultimately drew ChaCha to our hometown for the long term. As a dental professional, ChaCha pursued a childhood dream to work in the field. ChaCha carries over twenty-five years of dental experience with her as a dental assistant, front desk team member, and office manager. With a positive attitude, ChaCha is committed to working hard every day for patients.
In ChaCha’s free time, she enjoys taking advantage of all that the outdoors has to offer. Hiking, UTV riding, camping, and fishing are all among her favorite outdoor activities. ChaCha comes from a large family consisting of 7 siblings, 2 children, 8 grandchildren, and nearly 100 cousins! Viewing them as family, ChaCha also values her connections with friends from out-of-state and the local area.
We’re excited to have ChaCha take the lead as our patient care coordinator. We can’t wait to continue growing our practice with her contagious energy!
Let Go & Let God.
Carol – Dental Hygienist
Carol’s journey in the dental field began at Northern Arizona University (NAU) where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Embracing a fascination with healthy lifestyles, Carol continued her education at Clayton College of Natural Health in Birmingham, Alabama. From her schooling, Carol received her master’s in Nutrition and her doctorate in Natural Health.
With her vast knowledge, Carol is passionate about helping patients with their dental needs. She is confident in teaching patients how to take control of their oral health. It takes responsibility, but Carol knows how to guide patients in the right direction with her compassionate and dedicated nature.
Driven to connect with all her patients, Carol truly loves her work as a dental hygienist. She is always laser-focused no matter what obstacles she or a patient faces. As a result, you can count on Carol to always give 100% and follow through with tasks until completion.
Originally from Minnesota, Carol moved to Arizona for the warmer weather and abundant opportunities. While most of her family resides in Minnesota, she has one brother who lives close by in Prescott Valley. In fact, she is the middle child of nine siblings! At her current home, Carol happily lives with her husband of thirty-five years. Carol and her husband, Carroll, live on a 20-acre ranch with three cats, two goats, and one rabbit.
When Carol has free time, she enjoys taking part in a variety of different activities. Her hobbies include: exploring, scrapbooking, hiking, entertaining others, cooking, interior decorating, photography, gardening, and rescuing animals! There’s never a dull moment in Carol’s world.
We are so thankful to have Carol as a member of our team. She is an incredible asset who is always prepared to help patients achieve optimal oral health and their best smile.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Jessie – Patient Care Coordinator
Born in Cottonwood, AZ, Jessie has moved to different states throughout her life. In order to be closer to family and loving the location, Jessie returned to the Prescott area seeking new opportunities. Jessie began her dental career part-time in pediatric dentistry as a dental assistant, seemingly falling into her role and enjoying what the field has to offer. At Bowie Family Dental, Jessie is friendly, caring, and approachable to anyone who comes through our doors. She nurtures a get-the-job-done attitude and time management skills that help her exceed as patient care coordinator.
Jessie is a proud aunt to 2 nieces and 3 nephews between ages 2-10. Almost every weekend, Jessie gest to spend time with them as two of her brothers live nearby. If Jessie isn’t spending time with family, friends, or working as patient care coordinator, she can be found enjoying one of her many other hobbies, which include hiking, rock climbing, creating beaded lanyards, and reading just a little too much.
We love having Jessie on our team and hope that you get a chance to meet her soon too. All you have to do is give us a call after all!
Be the change you want to see in the world – Gandhi