Dr. Brian Allmendinger was born in Utah, and moved to Arizona when he was four years old. He completed his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and dental school at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco , California. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Allmendinger completed a two year pediatric dental residency program at Temple Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. In 2004, Dr. Allmendinger and Dr. Chad Stoker, a dentist anesthesiologist, saw the need for a comprehensive pediatric dental office in Phoenix, and together opened Phoenix Pediatric Dental. Dr. Allmendinger and the entire staff constantly strive to provide quality dental care to all their patients.
Dr. Allmendinger and his staff attend many continuing education classes throughout the year to keep up-to-date with all the advancements in pediatric dentistry. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Arizona Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Melanie Hull was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from Thunderbird High School, just a few miles from Phoenix Pediatric Dental. She then completed an accelerated six year program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, earning a BA in Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees in 1997.
Dr. Hull then was trained in hospital dentistry at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, emphasizing children's dentistry. She has since attained the prestigious status of Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and continues her commitment to continuing education of the advancements of modern dentistry.
Dr. Hull has practiced general dentistry for over 10 years with children of all ages, and strives to create a positive experience for all her patients!
Dr. Stoker has been practicing anesthesiology in Arizona since 2000. He grew up all over the western US before his family settled in Sandy, Utah. Dr. Stoker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, then his dental degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Following dental school, Dr. Stoker completed his residency in Dental Anesthesiology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and has been in private practice ever since. Dr. Stoker is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and is Past President of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Stoker?s professional memberships include the American Dental Association, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Jared Sorensen was raised in southern Utah. After graduating summa cum laude from Utah State University with a BS in Biology, he earned a DDS degree from the University of Iowa. Following dental school he elected to specialize in the treatment of oral health care for infants and children through adolescence including those with special health care needs. He completed this specialty training at the University of Connecticut Health Center and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Following his residency he made the big move back to the beautiful desert southwest. Dr. Sorensen received candidate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When he isn’t at work he enjoys photography and spending time with his wife and two beautiful children.
Dr. Cam West was born in Utah and moved to Arizona shortly after. He attended Arizona State University and then went on to complete dental school at University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. After dental school he worked as a general dentist in Arizona's White Mountains. During this time he discovered that he loved working with children and wanted to pursue further education in pediatrics. Dr. West attended Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Academy. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
"Dr. Gavin” graduated in the inaugural class of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa, after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. He subsequently earned a Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina and then completed the two-year specialty degree program in pediatric dentistry at the Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Gavin is certified as a specialist by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gavin is also board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gavin and his wife Jamie have been married for 19 years and have four wonderful children (Braden, Abby, Ellie and Lucy). They are originally from Utah but are happy to call the Valley home! In his spare time, Dr. Gavin enjoys going to movies, going on bike rides with his wife, lifting weights and watching sports.