Meet The Doctor

Dr. Gabriel Woodruff

Dr. Gabriel Woodruff

Dr. Gabriel Woodruff is an advanced trained general and cosmetic dentist who is dedicated to practicing exceptional dentistry for his patients. Dr. Woodruff graduated from Oregon Health and Science University School of Dentistry with high honors, two clinical awards and was ranked in the top 5% of his class. He was accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon; a dental honorary society that inducts dental professionals based on academic and clinical excellence. He was also accepted with honors into the International College of Dentists as well as ranked one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Dentists in 2015.

He has gone beyond the average general dentist's training by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the University of Michigan in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative procedures. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, and Central Arizona Dental Association. He frequently continues his education throughout the country and is also a local member of the Spears Study Club.

Dr. Woodruff enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering for the Mission of Mercy. Dr. Woodruff feels strongly about doing his very best for each of his patients and enjoys making his patients look and feel their best.



Woodruff Dental is a Scottsdale-based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.


We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Woodruff and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 480-347-1456 and experience why our patients think Woodruff Dental is the best dentist in Scottsdale.



Meet The Team


Chelsea Wilkins

Chelsea Wilkins

Office Manager

Chelsea is an Arizona native with over 8 years of dental experience. Chelsea prides herself on her knowledge of all aspects including General, Periodontic, Endodontic, Oral Surgery, and Orthodontic dentistry. She has a wide variety of expertise from dental coding and billing to the actual performance of dental procedures and coordination between General and Specialty dentistry. Our patients know they're cared for every step of the way from their very first phone call to their 6 month cleaning. When Chelsea is not in the office, she is either traveling or spending time in town with her fiancé, sisters, and dog.



Debra Schwan

Debra Schwan

Front Office Coordinator

Debra has been working in the dental field in different capacities for 27 years since she moved to Arizona from Northwestern Indiana. She enjoys building relationships with our patients and sharing in their smile transformations. On the weekends, Debra loves spending time with her 3 dogs, hiking the Arizona trails, and curling up with a good book.



Tina Stefek

Tina Stefek

Dental Assistant

Tina has over 25 years of experience as a dental assistant in a wide range of dentistry fields. She is an asset to our practice giving her wealth of knowledge and ability to ensure comfort for every patient. She goes above and beyond for our patients whose happiness is her first priority. Her drive for excellence is not only seen at work, but also in her personal life. She pushes herself physically by hiking daily and volunteering for organizations that help children with disabilities. Tina also enjoys traveling with her family and friends.



Melissa Alvarado

Melissa Alvarado

RDH

Melissa is an Arizona native with over 18 years of dental experience. She spent 3 years as a Periodontal Assistant and now has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 17 years. Melissa graduated from Pima College with her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene and has advanced in her Hygiene career with expertise in both General Hygiene and Periodontal Hygiene. She loves interacting with her patients and educating them about their oral health. She's a firm believer that smiles make smiles! In Melissa's spare time, she enjoys going to yoga, live music concerts, and spending time with her family and friends.



Lindsay Holm

Lindsay Holm

RDH

Lindsay has been one of Woodruff Dental’s enthusiastic Hygienists for 6 years and counting. She moved to Arizona from Moorhead, MN and has her Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene from Argosy University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from North Dakota State University. Lindsay is an avid traveler who enjoys yoga, wake-surfing, snowboarding and golfing.



Katharine Higuera

Katharine Higuera

Dental Assistant

Katharine was born and raised in Arizona and has been a dental assistant for over 15 years. Her passion is making her patients feel comfortable and confident in the highest quality care she is providing for them. She has a very bubbly and warm personality. In her leisure time, she loves to workout and maintain a healthy lifestyle and to help others to do the same. She has a son, Nathan, who is her whole heart and a little puppy named Roscoe.



Brittany Collins

Brittany Collins

RDH

Brittany has over 6 years of experience in dental hygiene. She was born and raised in Washington State, and moved to Arizona where she attended Rio Salado School of Dental Hygiene. She excelled in academics and went above and beyond to learn everything she could about patient-centered care. Brittany focuses her career on providing gentle dental hygiene services to all patients because she highly values patient comfort. She loves helping patients meet their dental needs by listening and addressing any questions and concerns they may have. When Brittany is out of the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her 1-year-old son and husband, and doing projects around the house.



Carmen James

Carmen James

RDH

Carmen received her Registered Dental Hygienist license from San Joaquin Valley College in Southern California in 2003 where she graduated on the Dean's list. Carmen began her work in the dental field as a sterilization technician and worked for an Oral Surgeon. It is this vast array of experience that makes her such a great asset in Dental Hygiene. Carmen came to Dr.Woodruff in May 2017 after relocating with her family from San Diego, Californiawhere she worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Oceanside, California for many years. Like all of Dr. Woodruff's team, Carmen stays updated on new techniques, products, services and healthcare standards with continuing education courses. In her downtime, Carmen loves spending time with her husband Mark, son Jake, and two dogs, Hurley and Ollie. On the weekends, you can find Carmen attending her son's soccer games/tournaments around the Valley and Out of State. Carmen and her family also love hitting the slopes and traveling.