Romona Davis, D.D.S., 
Pedodontist

Dr. Davis is a native Texan born in Galveston. Dr. Davis attended undergraduate studies at Texas A&M university on a four year scholarship and earned B.S. in bio medical science. She graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School with a doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1999. Upon completion of her D.D.S., Dr. Davis moved to Washington D.C., where she completed her post-doctoral training in Pediatric Dentistry at Howard University College of Dentistry. 


After completion of her pediatric dental residency in 2001 Dr. Davis returned to San Antonio, Texas where she taught for five years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at UTHSCSA Dental School.


Dr. Davis also worked for three years to serve mostly low-income, uninsured patients at the non-profit Gateway Community Health Clinic, in Laredo, Texas. Dr. Davis' training includes: comprehensive pediatric dentistry, pediatric emergencies, behavior management/modification of the fearful or anxious patient, treatment patients with special needs, parental and patients education with preventive measures, trauma,periodontal, endodontics, pediatric oral surgery, nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation and hospital general anesthesia. 

Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with family and friends, community outreach/services, traveling, reading, fine-dining, working out and sports. 

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Jad Tawil, D.M.D., 
Pedodontist

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Dr. Tawil, or Dr. T, completed his undergraduate schooling at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ before moving to New Orleans to complete a master’s in Microbiology and Immunology in Tulane University. Following his master’s, Dr. Tawil attended Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) for dental school. While at ASDOH, he quickly recognized how much he cherished working with children. As a result, he completed a    two-year residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Texas A&M University, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Dr. Tawil’s goal is to bring a smile to everyone who comes to his office. He loves being able to help kids have the best dental experience possible and enjoys tailoring to each child’s individual needs. Outside of work,        Dr. Tawil’s emphasis becomes family, movies and, occasionally, gaming!

Douglas Kerr, D.M.D. Pedodontist

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Originally from Chicago, Dr. Kerr has lived and practiced in Arizona since 2004.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University-School of Dental Medicine in 2000 and completed his Pediatric Dentistry residency at Howard University in 2003.

 

Dr. Kerr describes himself as a nerd that loves sport and music. In his spare time, he is a DJ with two weekly  internet shows playing the music that he loves. 

Jennifer Canada, D.M.D., 
M.P.H., Pedodontist

Dr. Jennifer Canada hails from Marietta, Georgia where she obtained her Bachelor's of Arts at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. After undergrad, she attended Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH) where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master of Public Health. Dr. Canada went on to receive her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Canada is committed to creating a safe and fun dental environment for her patients. Her main goal is to help children of all ages cope with their dental treatment so that they will seek life long dental care as they mature into adolescence and adulthood. 

In her free time Dr. Canada loves to spend time with her family. She is an avid reader and movie-goer, who loves sci-fi/fantasy and superhero films. 

Joseph Nielsen, D.D.S.

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Dr. Joseph Nielsen grew up in the San Francisco Bay area but moved to Phoenix in 2003. He is the second oldest of 12 children and his passion for working with children was sparked by his father who was a Pediatric Dentist for 35 years.

After completion of his undergraduate degree, Dr. Nielsen continued on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California in 2003. Dr. Nielsen's passion for pediatric dentistry has driven his participation in programs such as Ayuda, which provides free dentistry for undeserved children. 

In his free time, Dr. Nielsen enjoys outdoor activities, riding his motorcycle, and playing with his three puppies. 

Jerry Pearson, D.D.S.

Dr. Pearson Started in the early eighties as a military trained ICU/medovac flight nurse. After completing military service, and a bachelor's degree in OB/GYN , he was director of OB/GYN ultrasound school at the medical college of Georgia from 1988-1992. During that time, he performed research and lectured nationally and completed a master's degree in healthcare administration.

Dr. Pearson is committed and strives daily to accomplish gentle nonthreatening pediatric dentistry through the use of various levels of anesthesia, including oral conscious sedation and restoring the most medically and behaviorally difficult pt's with the help of an anesthesiologist who concentrates on dentistry.

After his many years of experience, Dr. Pearson's philosophy is to treat your child as if he/she were his own, resulting in the most clinically optimal and best experience possible.

Alyssa York, D.D.S.

Dr. York attended University of Michigan School of Dentistry and has practiced Dentistry for over 20 years. She has lived in Arizona for 17 years and loves the beautiful mountains and landscape.

Dr. York enjoys working with children and watching children’s movies.

Jay Ayass, D.D.S.

Dr. Ayass received his Doctor of Dentistry degree in 2005 from Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. He was on the Dean’s list and also received an Excellence in Dentistry award.
 

Dr. Ayass is married and has a girl named Selena. On his free time, Dr. Ayass enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, listening to music and traveling.