Meet our Team
Robert Ellender, Dental Hygienist
I love people. I enjoy getting to know them and establishing meaningful, lasting relationships. I enjoy making our patients laugh and helping them in any way I can. This profession, my co-workers and our wonderful clientele provide that opportunity. Making people smile and keeping that smile healthy and beautiful is a joy, and truly fulfilling.
Outside the office, it’s important to spend quality time with my grandchildren. As a history buff, I participate in and enjoy “re-enactments” of famous civil war battles – such as Gettysburg and, here in Arizona, the “Battle of Picacho Pass”. Being from south Louisiana, fishing, hunting and water sports have forever been a part of my life. I can’t forget to mention dancing and my Bible as important aspects of my “celebration of life”!
Diana Breymeyer, Financial Co-ordinator
I have been working in the dental field since 1986; and it has been my pleasure to work with Dr. Heap since 1996. I enjoy using my years of experience to help patients understand their dental needs and what steps are necessary to achieve good oral health. Because of my extensive background, I am able and like to maximize our clients’ dental insurance benefits as well as plan their treatment in an efficient, timely manner. When a patient walks into our office they’re not just a number; they’re treated with the utmost respect – like family!
I was born and raised in a small farm town in Illinois and married Barry Breymeyer in 1977. Our eldest daughter, Renee, was born there. We moved to Arizona in 1984, where our son, Lucas, joined the family. We are now the proud grandparents of 3! I love cooking and baking, bike riding and camping. On summer weekends, you’ll most likely find us at our “getaway” property in north-eastern Arizona.
Debbie Suganuma, Public Relations Specialist
I enjoy working with my front desk partners and team members. I always look forward to catching up with our many patients when they come in for an appointment. It’s like a year round “family reuinon” – minus the food and beverage! I began with Dr. Heap in 1996. He continues to provide quality dental care with advanced techniques and equipment and is truly an “ARTIST IN DENTISTRY”. I don’t know of any other dentist who stands behind and guarantees his work as he does. It makes my weekly commute from Oro Valley in Tuscon worth the drive. I’m proud to be a part of that.
Outside the office, you can find me at the gym working out with my personal trainer or taking yoga, zumba, kick boxing, bootcamp or cycling classes. My husband of 17 years and I enjoy riding our bikes and hiking in Oro Valley and walking our two little dogs, Phoebe and Manny. We especially love to travel and return to Hawaii to see family at least once or twice a year. Fortunately, our daughter and three grandsons live here in Chandler.
Janae Shannon, Dental Assistant
I believe in having a passion for whatever profession or career you choose in life; it makes for a happy environment and person as a whole. I have found my “happy job” due to the wonderful people I work with, both patients and staff.
Outside of work I enjoy being in nature – hiking, fishing, camping and reading in the sunshine. My interests also include music and art. In my free time I do some modeling. My beloved White Mountains call me home on the weekends to be with family and friends.
Patricia Taylor, Business Manager
I am proud to be a part of a great group of people whose daily goal is to provide quality of care and comfort to each and every patient. We strive to exceed expectations! Keeping up with our own growing families, finding out what’s new in their lives, watching them marry then bring in their own children is SO rewarding! Working with my husband allows me to share the same vision and enthusiasm for our work and future growth.
My grandparents were avid gardeners! As a child I spent many hours beside them listening and learning. Through them I inherited a love for gardening and cooking. This comes in handy for our large family gatherings. I try to instill this passion in my children and grandchildren.
Sharing a love of travel with my husband, I have been fortunate to have visited the birthplaces of family in Italy and Argentina. This has served to strengthen family ties there, as well as providing insight into their culture.
Teela Wagoner, Dental Hygienist
I was born in Utah but raised in Arizona. I graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree and then obtained my degree in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College. I have worked in dentistry since 2005.
I love being part of the family at Beautiful Dentistry. Alongside Dr. Heap, I perform therapeutic services to help achieve optimum oral and total health for our patients. Moreover, I get to help, serve, listen, educate, relate to and create friendships with all of you!
When I’m not at work I love spending quality time with my husband and three young boys. I like DIY projects and anything that involves being outdoors!
Kelsie Sanchez, Dental Assistant
I enjoy being a part of this great team and helping our amazing patients! I have worked in the dental field for over 8 years. I relish the challenges it brings and learn new things every day.
In my free time, laying out by the pool, reading a great book, brunch and vacationing at the beach are my favorite pass times.
I’m recently married and love every part of it, but most of all, spending time and sharing my life with my amazing husband. We have a little Dachshund named Putter who keeps us on our toes and is very entertaining.
When I’m not busy with any of those activities, you can find me pumping iron at Orange Theory Fitness.
Michele Bobik, Appointment Coordinator
Originally from the rolling hills in upstate New York, I’ve lived most of my life in sunny Arizona where I first started in the dental field.
As a scheduling coordinator, I am one of your first contacts at Beautiful Dentistry. My main responsibility is to keep the schedule running smoothly and to make your entrance into our practice as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
The best part of my position is meeting new people and being able to accommodate their busy lives while emphasizing the importance of their patient’s needs and concerns. I appreciate how happy and positive the environment is here and how we all work so well together to provide the best care for you.
I feel I have finally found my external family when I became a team member of Beautiful Dentistry.
In my free time, I enjoy basking in the sun, outdoor activities, working out at the gym and watching sports.
Nikki Neslund, Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in the small fishing town of Gig Harbor along the Puget Sound just south of Seattle. Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to become a dental hygienist. I loved the idea of creating relationships with patients based on working together and improving their oral and systemic health. I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Science and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University and graduated Magna Cum Laude honors. I have received various awards for recognition of my commitment to the profession and advancement of dental hygiene, along with my dedication for community service. I have been recognized by the Western Society of Periodontology for my interest and practice of periodontics and was induced into the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Society for outstanding academic achievement within my dental hygiene didactic and clinical education.
I not only have a strong affinity for dentistry, but for people. I love working alongside our patients to improve their oral health and achieving success through teamwork together. Oral health plays a strong role in overall systemic health, which is why I always strive to deliver not only the best care for our patients, but to create individualized treatment plans that are geared towards their unique needs. As part of Dr. Heap’s team at Beautiful Dentistry, we work together cohesively with the shared goal and ideal of treating all patients with the best care possible.
In my free time you can find me spending time with my fiancé, Derek, and our Maltese puppy, Oscar. In addition, I also train competitively in weight lifting and fitness competitions. I have been awarded an Overall Open title along with six other Top 3 finishes in fitness competitions. I believe that dedication to physical health allows each individual to have not only a healthy body, but a healthy mind as well. I look forward to meeting you!