Our Staff

Creating Beautiful Smiles Everyday

Get To Know Our Friendly Staff

Our caring Chandler, AZ dental practice staff look forward to meeting you and your family. Our team members are proud to serve the communities of the East Valley!


Savannah Neus - Front Office Manager

Savannah is an Arizona native, and has lived here her whole life. She loves interacting with our patients and helping them understand and maximize their insurance benefits. She loves being part of the Smiles of Chandler team. She considers all the staff and patients to be her friends and looks forward to seeing them daily.

Savannah has been married to Hunter since 2015, they have one adorable toddler named Bronson. In her spare time Savannah enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their family. She enjoys movies, being outdoors, reading and all things Disney.


Sydney Greenwood - Treatment Coordinator

Sydney is an Ohio native that made her way to Arizona in 2020. She earned her degree in 2017 from Youngstown State University and is excited to be working in the dental industry. She loves marketing to patients in a fun, creative way and is proud to show the work that is done here. She feels fortunate to have joined a positive team and looks forward to watching the practice grow and succeed.

On her off days, Sydney enjoys traveling, working out, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Jennifer Sulaiman – Business Manager

Jennifer has spent the last decade in dentistry, working in and with front and back-office roles. She has worked multi-location, multiple-doctor, multi-specialty complex cases, sedation dentistry, special needs and implants. She has a deep passion for building genuine relationships and creating client success that promotes practice growth.

When Jennifer isn’t working, she enjoys spending free time with her family and going to baseball games!


Valencia ByJoe - Dental Assistant

Valencia was born and raised on the reservation, the motherland of Chinle, Arizona. She has been a dental assistant since 2012 and continues to enjoy giving patients a reason to keep smiling. She loves assisting Dr. Heaton & Dr. Woodward in planning the best treatment plans, seeing them through to completion and seeing the patients leave with a beautiful smile!

ln her spare time, Val loves to hike and explore the great outdoors. Spending quality time with her adorable son, Dakota and family is what makes her the happiest.


Jessica Kline - Hygienist

Jessica was born and raised in Arizona. She graduated from Rio Salado school of dental hygiene in 2005 and has been working with Dr. Woodward since then and is now happy to be working with Dr. Heaton also.

Jessica has been married to her husband, Andy since 2009 and they have three beautiful children, Kaden, Karly and Khloe (and two crazy dogs, Jack and Bizzy) Jessica loves music, dancing, camping, and going to the beach. She hopes to one day own/run a dog farm.


Tamara Schmidt - Hygienist

Tamara was born and raised in Belarus, part of Russia. In 1995 she moved to Buffalo, New York, where she completed her education. Her first degree was in Accounting Management, later she received her second degree in Dental Hygiene.

For the last 10 years Tamara has been working as a dental hygienist. She enjoys taking care of her patients, educating them on the importance of oral health and how it is connected to our overall health. She feels very lucky to be part of Smiles of Chandler’s highly trained team and to work in a friendly and positive environment.

When not at work Tamara loves to explore, meet new people, learn new things, live life and enjoys spending time with her family.


Alejandra Gonzalez – Hygienist

Alejandra considers herself an Arizona native, although born in California. Her family moved to Yuma, Arizona when she was 5 years old and that is where she was raised. She relocated to the Phoenix East valley area in 2010 where she pursued her college education. Alejandra graduated from Mesa Community College Dental Hygiene school in 2014. She then continued her education through Northern Arizona University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2020. She is a true believer of patient-centered care and co-diagnosing. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and building lasting relationships.

Outside of the office Alejandra enjoys spending time with her husband David, and their two young children. She enjoys staying active and always looking forward to planning their next vacation.