Hello, my name is Cheryl! It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the office manager at Higley Park Dental Care. Since entering the dental field over 17 years ago, I have not felt more excited and proud to represent a dental office as I now do. It is an honor to lead a team that is so dedicated and passionate towards each and every patient, as well as each other. We work together to achieve a professional, comfortable, and fun environment “where dentistry is a walk in the park”!
Along with my husband and two children, the dry heat of Arizona encouraged us to stay and establish roots here in Gilbert. The children have since grown to be responsible young adults, but family time spent together remains a top priority. While making memories with family and friends, we enjoy biking, fine dining, visiting artisan markets, musical performances and an occasional show. Other passions of mine are cooking, shopping, and decorating.
I look forward to meeting you and making you feel welcome for years to come. I understand that each of us strives for a beautiful, healthy smile to be the finishing touch to our best self. I believe Dr.Eckman and Dr.Bailey offer their best selves daily to each patient through compassion and honesty.
For over 30 years Kaiulani has worked in the dental field, she is the one we depend on to keep our patients’ dental insurance details in order. Since Kaiulani has joined our team, patient treatment plans based on insurance fees have been more accurate and expected insurance payments more consistent. As many of us have a good understanding of the many different dental insurance plans, it is Kaiulani that shares her in depth knowledge and can answer the difficult questions that arise.
Although Kaiulani’s family heritage is not Hawaiian, she was born in Honolulu. This explains how this “Air Force Brat” got her unique name. After growing up in southern California, she moved to Arizona of which her parents where natives. Kaiulani, and her husband of many years, have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. Spending time creating memories while camping with family and friends as often as possible is important to Kauilani. Her vacation hours are always reserved specifically to be sure time is spent with the family R.V. at the two Nascar races here in Phoenix.
Norine moved from Globe to Mesa and, over time, became interested in learning as much as she could about working in the dental field. After many dedicated years, Norine offers a diverse dental background of expertise in whatever role she is asked to perform. She has experience in both the back office clinic and the front business office. Currently, Norine's smile will most likely be the one you see as you leave your appointment. She will explain the details of upcoming treatment plans. As there is a long list of which she is responsible for, we are thankful for her efficiency as she multi tasks while taking care of the many patient needs as they check in and out for their appointments.
Being a dedicated mom to her son and three daughters has always been Norine’s first priority. Now her time is also spent enjoying her 5 adorable granddaughters and her 1 grandson, the newest addition. Norine believes her exercise routine helps to maintain the energy needed to keep up with each one of her little treasures. She appreciates her time outdoors: running, biking, and hiking. Time visiting the beach is something Norine really likes and plans to do more of in the future.
Often Julie will be the first point of contact for many Higley Park Dental Care patients. Besides being quick to answer phone calls to assistance with scheduling appointments and answering questions, her friendly face is usually the first one you will see as you enter our office. Julie shares a wealth of knowledge acquired from the many years of training and experience she has in the dental field. She genuinely enjoys getting to know each and every patient that enters our office through fun conversation. Amazing to all of us how she balances all that personality while also conquering the important and complicated tasks that her position demands.
Julie is one heck of a pet lover. Even though she shares many stories of fun times on the beach with her big dogs, as they are her first choice for companionship, currently she has two cats that keep her entertained. Her lively spirit is shared with all through her humor. It’s not surprising to anyone who meets her that she has has been sky diving five times, and loves to travel the world whenever possible. Julie’s favorite phrase is “Just living the dream!”