Meet the Staff
All our professionals at Gold Canyon Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Pamela A. McMahon D.D.S.
Doctor Pamela McMahon was raised in Mesa, Arizona and is part of a large family which still resides in the area. She is the proud mother of an adult son, loving step-mother to five daughters, grandma of three, and loves her nieces and nephews. She completed dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2000. Doctor McMahon spends numerous hours in continuing education including advanced training in aesthetics, Invisalign, orthodontics, implants, veneers, dentures, pediatric dentistry, and courses in practice management and technology. Dr. McMahon volunteers monthly with the Flying Samaritans, a non-profit organization that serves the remote communities of South Baja. Dr. Pam has been involved in dentistry since the age of 14 as an office assistant. She has been a dental assistant, went to dental hygiene school, worked in the dental lab fabricating prosthetics, and has worked as a front office manager. She has a passion for dentistry and is deeply rooted in the Gold Canyon area. She looks forward to serving you on your next visit.
Charity Scruggs, Front Office Team
Charity has been in the dental field since 1999 and loves being part of the front office. She is the mother of a 18 year old named Jacob who is an Apache Junction Prospector football player. Charity's family loves the outdoors such as camping, 4 wheeling, hunting and hanging out with great friends in the back yard. Charity can help you along with Brooke with any billing or insurance questions along with getting you scheduled for your dental needs.
Jeanne Darling, Dental Assistant
Jeanne lives in Apache Junction and has been working for Dr. McMahon since 2001. She is married to Steve and has two children, Chelsea and Brett. She also is a grandmother to Mackenna Marie. The family enjoys sports and spending time together. Both kids are very involved in playing sports such as basketball, football, and baseball. Jeanne really enjoys dentistry and loves working at Gold Canyon Dentistry. Jeanne has been with our office since 1997 and knows the detailed specifics about individual cases. Jeanne keeps our supplies, sterilization, and laboratory work in immaculate order.
Brooke Goodman, Dental Hygienist
Brooke was born and raised in Mesa, AZ. She married a wonderful man from Southern Arizona and they have 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her young kids and her large extended family. She went to school for dental hygiene at Carrington College and graduated in 2010. Brooke has a passion for seeing oral health improvements. She enjoys the challenges that patients with dental anxiety can bring. She has a special way of making even the most anxious patients at ease. Brooke loves to watch oral health improve, and helps keep our office giggling.
Dana Sinelli, Dental Hygienist
Dana has been practicing dental hygiene in Gold Canyon for over 17 years and has been in the dental field as long as she can remember. As a child, Dana moved to Gold Canyon with her family before Gold Canyon was even a place. Growing up at the base of "the mountain", she loves it more than she can explain. She has been a part of the community all of her life, has a love for the people who live in Gold Canyon and values the relationships she has made with them over the years. She is the daughter of the original Gold Canyon Dentistry practice founder Dr. J. Howard Downs, DDS. She has been happy to join the professional atmosphere that he envisioned would set apart his practice from others in the area. Dana loves working with Dr. Pam and her team. She apprenticed under her father as a dental assistant at his first practice in Mesa and she graduated from the Rio Salado Dental Hygiene program in 1999 with high honors. She brings her passion for dental hygiene and care with her. Working with a new team who shares her passion for patient care has revitalized her passion for being a part of the Gold Canyon community. Dana enjoys making the most of her time with her patients and looks forward to each and every visit with them. Her main goal is to help her patients retain their natural teeth while building a lasting relationship with them. To learn more about how she can help you with your dental hygiene needs, schedule an appointment with her today.
Kim Phillips, Dental Hygienist
Kim has been a dental hygenist for 22 years. She aslo is an Esthetician when she is not doing hygeine. She loves working with people. She moved to Arizona over a year ago, from just outside Buffalo, NY. She moved out hwere with her best best friend, her husband Mike and their furry children Wolfgang & Amadeus. Kim likes hiking, ourdoor activities, baking and cooking for family and friends. She is currently enrolled in continuing education for Acupuncture & Oriental medicine. She feels very very blessed to be pary of Dr Pam and Gold Canyon Dentistry
Melanie Cox, Dental Hygienist
Melanie comes from a very large family and is a native to Arizona. She and her husband enjoy spending time together and with their three daughters. Often they go on family bike rides, play games, hike, and spend time outdoors. Melanie has been involved in the dental field since 1998. She worked as a back office assistant and a dental hygiene coordinator before she graduated with her dental hygiene degree from Mesa Community College in 2008. Melanie enjoys learning and is consistently expanding her knowledge so that she can provide the best dental care to each of her patients. She feels very blessed to be a part of the Gold Canyon Dentistry team. "I can't help but smile when I think about work. I am grateful I get the opportunity to be surrounded by wonderful people both coworkers and patients."
Brooke Boissenet, Office Manager
Brooke has been in the dental field for 20 years. She spent her first 12 years as a dental assistant and the last 8 years working in administration. She is originally from Indiana and recently relocated to Arizona. She has what she likes to call furry babies, with 3 dogs and 2 cats that fill her house with joy. The loves to play outside, hike, camp and snow ski all which Arizona has in abundance. She loves her new dental home working with Dr. Pam and her staff. She is available to take your call an help you to address any of your dental needs.
Riley Forsgren, Dental Assistant
Riley was born and raised in Arizona. She has a family of 8. She is new to Gold Canyon Dentistry. She went to the American Institute of Dental Assisting immediately after graduating high school. She has a passion for oral care and aspires to be a Dental Hygienist. Riley is very active an enjoys hiking and outdoor activities and has a vast experience playing basketball for 10 years.