Meet The Staff

Melissa – Office Coordinator

Melissa and her family moved to Arizona in 2016 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 so many years of experience is valuable when discussing procedures and appointments with our dental guests. “I am proud to be a family member of the Mod Dentistry team and feel extremely blessed 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 loves being a resident tourist exploring the Southwest. She enjoys hiking, boating, travelling, biking, shopping, live music, and reality TV. Time with her husband, Mike, their children, Madison and Chandler, and their goldendoodle, Zoey, is an important part of her life. 

She is excited about her home with the Mod Dentistry dental family and looking forward to establishing relationships with our great patients.

Marianne Aoki – Registered Dental Hygienist                     

Marianne was born in Singapore and lived in Japan until she moved to Southern California at age 5. She and her family moved to Arizona in 2012 for her husband’s job transfer. Marianne had an interest in dentistry at an early age having grown up in a familiar atmosphere, as her grandfather was a dentist. She started her dental career as a chairside dental assistant in California, working for 8 years until she decided on attending Dental Hygiene School to further advance her experience, specializing in the treatment of gum (periodontal) disease. She graduated from Carrington College in 2018 and loves every day that she gets to meet great patients and help them achieve dental excellence. “I love helping patients meet their optimum oral health goals.”

Marianne loves spending time with her husband, David, their 3 kids and 4 cats. Some of her favorite places that she’s traveled to include Russia, Italy, and Japan.

Samantha Malay- Dental Assistant                                 

Samantha has been dental assisting since 2010. She first started out in pediatric dentistry for 8 years and orthodontics for 2 years.  Samantha has always wanted to be in the dental field with having lots of positive experiences growing up and wanted to make others feel the same way.

Samantha is an Arizona native and loves to enjoy a nice patio on her sunny days off. She loves to take day trips around Arizona discovering what it has to offer. Other days she loves to relax and curl up with her cat at home and catch up on her favorite shows.