OUR TEAM

Our experienced and knowledgeable team serves patients of all ages. The family theme is at the heart of our philosophy and that’s how you will be treated while In the office…Like Family! Dr. Gore, a Scottsdale dentist, invites you to learn more about our team below.

Ashley-Colwell---Dental-Assistant

KATHLEEN NORIEGA

Practice and Finance Manager

I have been in the dental field for 30 years and have had the privilege of working with some amazing dentists throughout my career. I feel honored to work with Dr. Gore and our team. Where the office has and always will exemplify our ethics, quality and take a compassionate conservative approach to cosmetic and family dentistry. Throughout the entire team, our core philosophy is that we will only recommend treatment that we would suggest for our own family and friends and never compromise the integrity of our patient/ Doctor relationship. Our purpose is to develop trust with you and help you reach your dental goals and help you find the solutions you are seeking. I have managed and developed other practices in the past and I can honestly say I am blessed to be working with such amazing talented people. I personally welcome you to our office and reach out to me with any of your questions or concerns!

I relocated in summer of 1991 from California looking for a fresh start and space for my then 2 children and adding my youngest in 1991. I began my dental career as a dental assistant and worked up to Management roles for both Corporate and Private practices as well as developed and consulted different businesses on growth and management. I love what I do and am glad my first passion of being a lawyer has not come true yet.

I met my boyfriend James in April of 2014 and between the 2 of us we have 9 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 fur baby named Cujo. James and I love food, socializing, learning new technology and traveling with Cujo and watching him play. When I am not here at the office, I love to curl up to a good book or movie, hang out with friends and family or travel Arizona. I am still in search of the wild mustangs to get photos. So, if you see them let me know where they are!

Ashley-Colwell---Dental-Assistant

LISA SHOEMAKER

Patient Advocate/Treatment Coordinator

I have been in dentistry for 13 years and love my job! Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised from the age of four in the greater Seattle area, I attended Bellevue College and Shoreline College where I graduated with honors and went into the medical field for 16 years. I then attended The Jan Rogers Dental Front Office Training School in Bothell, Washington, and have been in dental ever since. I moved to Arizona in January 2017 and began working with Dr. Gore in January 2018. I am blessed to work with Dr. Gore and staff, the best dental office in Arizona! I’m here to help you understand your overall dental needs, treatment plan estimates, and finance options. Our patients are considered an extension of our office family.

In my spare time I enjoy golfing, hiking, swimming, concerts (preferably outdoors), wine tasting, and travel and am a Huge Seattle Seahawks fan.

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ASHLEY STEWART-CRESPO

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Rexburg Idaho where I started my dental career 11 years ago. I moved to Pocatello Idaho then off to Seattle where I spent 5 years. Since July of 2019, I am happy to call Arizona my home. In my career, I have had the chance to work alongside multiple dentists, but now I am fortunate enough to be a part of Dr. Gore’s practice. Dr. Gore encourages his team to gain knowledge and new skills to share with our patients. Dr. Gore also provides the most up-to-date technology and equipment to treat our patients. I truly enjoy working for Dr. Gore knowing he genuinely cares about his patients and staff.

In my spare time, I love enjoying the beautiful outdoors which includes hiking, paddleboarding, snowboarding, traveling, exploring Arizona, and spending time with my husband and two dogs Scully and Spice. I’m always looking for new adventures, so feel free to share yours on your next visit. Hope to see you soon!

Scottsdale Dentist Rod Gore DDS

Stephanie Johnson

Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Arizona,” the sunshine state”, where I was introduced to a career that I grew to love. I been in the dental field for over 20 years and I still love it. I have worked with many Dentists with numerous skills but I’m glad I was chosen to join Dr. Gore’s practice and became part of a team that I enjoy working with. Dr. Gore has given me the knowledge of new technology that is given to the patients for better care and also esthetics that gives them the smiles that they really have been wanting. This office made me look at patient care in an entirely new way for the better of health and cosmetics. I am grateful that Dr. Gore enjoys and treats his staff and patients with the quality and standard of care that is well deserved.

When I am not in the office I love to spend a lot of time with my husband and grandkids whom I love very dearly and also teach them the knowledge that I gained from Dr. Gore on keeping up with home care. I look forward to being a part of your GOREgeous smiles soon.

Bailey

Bailey Waldrop

Hygienist

I’m from a small town in central Illinois. I have always loved going to the dentist and knew that I wanted to be a RDH at a young age. I graduated from Parkland College in Champaign, IL and passed my clinical and written exams for hygiene in May of 2019. I moved to Arizona in August 2019, and have been doing hygiene for almost three years now. I really enjoy educating my patients on their oral health. I am very thankful to be working with Dr. Gore and his team, everyone is incredibly passionate and caring. Also, working with updated equipment helps us as a team. We excel in providing our patients with the best kind of care. I love learning new information to keep my patients educated. Some things I like to do outside of the office are hiking, traveling and spending time with my newborn son.

Scottsdale Dentist Rod Gore DDS

SHAWNA AGUIRRE

Registered Dental Hygienist

In the early 1990s, I was a college student in California, working three jobs. One of them was as a dental assistant, in my home town of Palm Springs. After moving to Arizona in 1998, I continued with my dental career. In 2001, I graduated and passed the Board exams to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.

I have worked and studied alongside some outstanding dentists, who are at top of their field in dentistry. I have had the good fortune to be a part of Dr. Rod Gore’s practice since 2007. He encourages his team to learn and share our knowledge and skills with our patients every day. Dr. Gore provides the most up to date equipment and diagnostics to help treat and educate our patients. It is so fulfilling to work with our patients to create healthy, beautiful smiles. I have been with Dr. Gore long enough, that some of the kids I used to help into the dental chair, are now all grown up and taller than me!

When I am not at the office, I enjoy being outside. Working and focusing on small spaces inside the mouth gives me an appreciation for fresh air and big views on my time off. We live in a perfect place to get outdoors and hike. My husband and our yellow Labrador Retriever, Olivia, enjoy exploring the red rocks of Sedona and mountain trails of Colorado.

Travel is not just a hobby for me, it is an education about the world. I try to leave the country at least once a year. Some of the favorite places I have been are Iceland, Bali, Andalusia (Spain) and Marrakesh (Morocco). My patients have given me some of the best travel tips over the years.

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Rod W. Gore DDS
8535 E. Hartford Drive #208,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

480-585-6225

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8535 E. Hartford Drive #208,
Scottsdale, AZ 85255