Melissa moved to Arizona with her family to get away from the cold, snowy Iowa winters. She started her dental career in 1994 as a dental assistant and has been a treatment & financial coordinator since 1996. Having dental assisting experience is valuable when discussing procedures and appointments with our dental guests. “I am proud to be a member of this GOREgeous team and feel so lucky to get to work with an extraordinary group of people. Because our team offers exceptional care, we have loyal patients that refer their friends and family, resulting in the best practice in Scottsdale.” Melissa looks forward to being a resident tourist exploring the Southwest. She enjoys boating, travelling, biking, shopping, live music, watching her kids play sports, and reality TV. She is excited about her future with Dr. Gore and his dental family and looking forward to establishing relationships with our great patients.