Tamara is the Sr. dental hygienist with Dignity Health. The Dignity Health community dental
clinics are located in Chandler and Gilbert Arizona. As the Sr. hygienist, Tamara is responsible
for the function of the clinics. Tamara’s desire to treat the underserved children whose parents
are 200% below the poverty level with less means for dental drew her to become part of the
dignity health team. Her reasons for volunteering in a leadership role with the AZOHC is that
she sees a need to bridge the gap between all aspects of the medical field and her own
personal desire for oral health for all.
Tamara has been a board member with the AZDHA, member of the LGBTQ+ caucus for APHA,
and was a key developer of a pediatric dental integration program for MPHC. Finally, she love to
cook, and mountain biking especially when she can find some jumps.