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. Boboia graduated with honors from the University of Oregon earning two bachelor degrees for majors in both biology and psychology as well as a minor in chemistry. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of Pacific in San Francisco in 2003 and subsequently spent a year in General Practice Residency at Denver Health Medical Center / Denver General Hospital where he refined his skills in all aspects of dentistry but focused heavily on pediatric dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing his residency Dr. Boboia furthered his training in both oral surgery and dental anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia where he completed a one-year oral maxillofacial surgery internship as well as an additional year in surgery and anesthesia. He received his internship certificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. He then earned his Board Certification with the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology and became a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Boboia spent two years in private practice at an Indiana dental clinic that served the working poor. He then went back into residency training and became a pediatric dentist in 2010. Dr. Boboia served as Chief Resident during his last year of pediatric dental residency at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Rhode Island. This is a prestigious position that is given to only the top resident in a specialty program. Dr. Boboia then obtained his Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2011. He looks forward to using his extensive training to provide the best possible care for your children and always treats all of his patients as if they were his own children.
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. Neves grew up in Davis, CA – a small university town with his two older sisters. Following graduation from high school, he moved to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego. There he completed a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in biology and a double minor in German and Music Performance. During his junior year of college, Dr. Neves studied in Gottingen, Germany where he learned to speak fluent German. Following graduation from his undergraduate studies, he worked for the Scripps Research Institute and conducted research on developing drugs for cancer and HIV. He contributed to and co-authored a number of published studies. Dr. Neves moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2000 to attend dental school. In 2004, he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. He stayed in South Florida to complete his 2 –year residency training program in pediatric dentistry at a joint program between Nova Southeastern University and Miami Children’s Hospital. Following completion of post-graduate training, Dr. Neves moved to Phoenix and worked in private practice for 5 years serving various different communities, including Phoenix Pediatric Dental. Since graduation from residency, Dr. Neves has had a passion for teaching. He has served as a clinical assistant professor for the Univeristy of Pacific School of Dental Medicine and as a lecturer for the UCLA School of Dentistry. In 2011, he moved to San Diego, CA to be the associate program director of the residency training based at Rady Children’s Hospital. He also served as the dental director for San Diego Children’s Dental Clinic – the main training site for the residency program. There he guided a team of 50 support staff, residents and attending faculty. The clinic focused mainly on treating children with special needs and those who undergoing transplants and cancer therapy.
In his spare time, Dr. Neves enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with his 3 year old golden lab, and the outdoors.
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.