Dr. Stacey Laskis, DDS
Dr. Laskis is originally from Ontario, Canada and studied neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She studied dentistry at NYU’s world renowned College of Dentistry, which is ranked among the top two dental schools in the world.
Dr. Laskis graduated from New York University College of Dentistry in 2006. At NYU, she also studied at the Larry Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. It is the nation’s first comprehensive program in an academic dental center to train dentists in the burgeoning field of aesthetic dentistry. While attending NYU, Dr. Laskis treated many patients while working the university’s dental clinic, including many patients with complex medical histories. Dr. Laskis received the Dr. Bernard E. Rudner Memorial Award for providing superior performance in comprehensive oral care.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Laskis enjoys spending time with her husband John and their two kids, Laz 6 and Audrey 3, and rooting for her team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dr. Harleen Hansen DMD
Dr. Hansen is an Arizona native, born and raised, and went to study her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona (go wildcats!) where she received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Dr. Hansen then went to Downers Grove, Illinois where she attended the prestigious Midwestern University to pursue a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry and returned to Arizona for her AEGD residency.
Dr Hansen was married to her husband Michael, an oral surgeon, in 2019 and welcomed their baby girl, Noori, in March of this year. Dr. Hansen also has two fur babies, Comet and Dasher, and they are apparently enjoying their new role as big brothers!
Dr. Hansen’s favorite part of dentistry is the patients. Dr. Hansen is looking forward to getting to know each of our wonderful patients and creating a relationship built around trust and good health.
Dr. Phillip Garrett, DDS
A Michigan native, Dr. Phillip Garrett has lived in Arizona for 2 years. He completed his undergraduate at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi. Graduating with high honors, Dr. Garrett received his Doctor of Dental Surgery along with his post graduate periodontal training at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Dr. Garrett specializes in dental implantology ranging from single implants to the All on 4. Dr. Garrett also practices the full scope of his profession from diagnosis and treatment of gum disease using state of the art procedures like the LANAP (Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure), periodontal surgery involving root coverage, surgical extractions with bone grafting, guided bone regeneration and augmentation, crown lengthening, osseous surgery, gingivectomy or gingivoplasty, alveoloplasty, implant removal, biopsy and sinus augmentation as well as scaling and root planning.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology; Dr. Garrett has published research in peer-review science journals on Dental Implants, Nanotechnology, Implant surface topography, digital technology and has been a presenter at science conferences. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology.
In his free time Dr. Garrett enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, coaching kids’ sports, reading some of his favorite books Lone Survivor, The Boys in the Boat and watching the Michigan Wolverines during football season. Go Blue!
Dr. Michael Hansen DMD
Originally from the foothills of Northern California, Dr. Hansen attended college at UCLA where he graduated Cum Laude with honors. He attended Dental School at the University of Illinois Chicago and graduated in 2016 at the top of his class.
Subsequently Michael matched into his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Arizona Banner University Medical Center. He has extensive training in providing dental extractions, bone grafting procedures, dental implant placement including the popular All-On-4 or “teeth in day” procedure and safe general anesthesia.
Dr Hansen met his wife in dental school and they have a beautiful daughter together, as well as two crazy Labrador dogs – Comet and Dasher! In his spare time, Dr. Hansen loves spending time with his family, golfing, playing tennis, traveling and restoring classic cars. If you share any of his hobbies, he would love to hear about them!
Julie has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Julie enjoys caring for her patients like her family. In her spare time, it’s all about family — she is a mother of 6 beautiful daughters and 4 grandchildren! Julie also enjoys hiking, day trips and discovering hole in the wall eateries.
Kirsten C., RDH
Kirsten is originally from Stuttgart,Germany, but has called the United States her home for over 30 years. She has been a resident of the wonderful community of Fountain Hills for 13 years now. Kirsten received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene summa cum laude in 1998 from Montgomery County Community College Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree magna cum laude in 2002 from Pennsylvania College of Technology. She is continuously educating herself on the latest advances in dentistry and is an active member of the Valley’s premiere Dental Hygiene study club. Her certifications include: laser therapy, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia and CPR. Kirsten loves to put her expertise and passion for dental hygiene to work for you to help you achieve optimal dental health.
In her spare time Kirsten and her husband Steve enjoy traveling all over the world to experience different foods and cultures. Kirsten recently acquired a vintage travel trailer that she is in the process of glamorously restoring.
Julie M., RDH
Julie has been a Fountain Hills resident for nearly 15 years. Born in the Los Angeles area, her family moved to Central Phoenix while she was just a teenager, making her practically a native. Having had very little dental care as a child, she was in need of many dental procedures as a teen and young adult. Her family dentist was the first to suggest the field of dental hygiene as a possible career. A good job market, pay and flexibility were the key selling points, but Julie soon learned a whole new calling in life; A purpose fulfilled in helping on a one on one basis. Shy by nature, she has found the true value of human connection. Her experiences as a dental patient herself make her especially compassionate and sensitive to the needs and insecurities of her patients. Julie truly cares about your total experience as a patient and the quality of dental health care you receive. She graduated Phoenix College in 2001 with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She has certification in the use of laser therapy, local anesthesia and nitrous analgesia, and like everyone on our team she is CPR certified as a healthcare provider. She has been practicing dental hygiene full time since 2001 which is over 17 years. During this time she has gotten married and started a family with 2 beautiful children that attend the Fountain Hills public schools. She loves our community here in Fountain Hills and is often seen at school and community functions.