Meet Our Team
Hazel Henry, RDH
Hazel, originally from Ireland, moved to the states when she was very young. She started her career in dentistry as a Dental Assistant and enjoyed what she did for some time, but her desire to help people gave her the drive to further her education. Hazel attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA and graduated with an AAS in Dental Hygiene. She has since become a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and has practiced in Philadelphia and Chicago before settling in Southern Nevada. In June of 2016 Hazel joined the team here at Pahrump Family Dental, where her passion for her profession have been clearly reflected in the care she provides for her patients. She is a truly dedicated Dental Hygienist. Hazel loves her work and is pleased to have teamed up with a practice that shares her same desires and vision for patient care.
Amy Walker, BS, RDH
Amy’s passion for dentistry began her first year of high school when a close friend encouraged her to explore the dental field. Through ten years of observing at various dental offices in California and completing a dental internship in Arizona, Amy’s love for dentistry grew. She has also volunteered for several dental service trips where she provided dental care in rural California, Mexico and Morocco. Amy graduated with her B.S. in Biology from California Baptist University and three years later graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene.
Amy takes joy in offering comfortable and educational experiences for each of her patients. Her desire is to help her patients understand the importance of oral care while providing gentle, personalized treatment.
Amy is the wife of Caleb Walker, the Associate Pastor at Pahrump Community Church. When she is not caring for patients at Pahrump Family Dental, Amy is involved in multiple church ministries as she seeks to love both God and her community.
Rita Goddard, Hygienist
Rita was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. She attended the University of Pittsburgh Dental Hygiene Program and decided to move to Las Vegas in 2005 where she has been working as a Dental Hygienist. Rita has expanded her knowledge over the last few years and has become proficient in Perioscope therapy, a non surgical periodontal treatment, that uses a tiny camera which allows her to visually see the calculus that needs to be removed.
Rita joined Dr Albert Ruezga’s team at Pahrump Family Dental in 2017.
In her spare time, she loves doing hot Pilates, playing with her Boston Terrier, baking anything and everything and spending time with her family.