The entire General Dentistry 4 Kids team is passionate about ensuring your child has a great trip to the dentist. Everyone from the doctors to the administrative team works hard to make sure you and your child leave with a great big smile.
Favorite Restaurant Trattoria Pina. The perfect place for a celebration and a delicious gnocchi .
Favorite Spot in AZ Flagstaff. Dr. Kamp fell in love with the Ponderosa Pines while at NAU..
Weekend Activity Dr. Kamp gets out and mountain bikes every chance he gets.
Favorite Flick Man on Fire.
Dog Lover Has a rambunctious Goldendoodle named Aggie.
On the Tube Dr. Aram loves Seinfeld. Try and stump him with trivia.
World Traveler Not only did she grow up abroad, but she has visited 6 of the 7 continents.
Secret Skill Dr. Amy plays the piano. The dexterity is probably what makes her such a great dentist.
Best Dental Tip Skip the juice. It is loaded with sugar and a leading cause of cavities.
Dr. Kevin Givens was raised in Chicago, Illinois. He chose to become a dentist because he enjoys the art and science of Dentistry. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana where he received his Bachelor Of Science degree in 1987.
He continued his education at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee and received his DDS in 1991. Dr. Givens spent most of his early career working with adults but made the switch to kids dentistry in 2017. He feels it was one of his best decisions he's made in his career, because spending his days with kids is so much more enjoyable!
Dr. Givens finds kids to be fun and inspirational, and he takes pride in teaching kids good oral hygiene habits at an early age.
Dog Lover He has a best friend, Charlie.
Secret Talent Dr. Givens is an excellent artist, especially drawing.
Favorite City in AZ Traveling around the country, he is glad he discovered the Old Pueblo.
Dr. Conner Vinikoor (AKA Doctor Connor, as his patients call him) is a native Arizonan, born and raised right here in Tucson. He knew he wanted to be a Wildcat (Bear Down!) and went to the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2010.
He always knew he wanted to be a doctor, but while at UA, he decided he wanted to be a dentist and went to dental school at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Later, he realized how much he liked working with kids and the lifelong impact he could have on their smiles.
He went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry doing his residency at the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago.
Favorite Podcast He loves listening to sports podcasts, but his favorite is the hilarious Pardon My Take.
Favorite Place in AZ Any swimming pool. Especially in the summer!
Best Dental Tip Carry flossers around in the car. Flossing after meals is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Dr. Lincoln Pace was born and raised in Arizona. He decided he wanted a change of pace from Arizona and headed to Hattiesburg, MS for college. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dr. Pace knew he wanted to be a dentist and continued his education at the prestigious University of Southern California School of Dentistry, receiving his DDS.
After school he started doing general dentistry but quickly found he enjoyed working with kids best. He likes how kids are fun and usually excited for their dental appointments. And for those kids that are scared, he works hard to help ease their anxiety and turn it into a positive experience.
A fun trivia item, Dr. Pace was the first dentist hired to work at General Dentistry 4 Kids.
Dr. Pace is a member of the American Dental Association and Arizona Dental Association.
Favorite Dish Italian. Love all different Italian dishes. Especially pizza.
Home Zoo There are 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs and two fish in the Pace household.
Rest & Relaxation When away from the office, Dr. Pace likes to play golf to relax. Though on some days the amount of relaxation is debatable.
Dr. Dean Doan was born and raised in Orange County, California. He liked the Southern California lifestyle and went on to attend the University of California, San Diego. There he earned his BS in Human Biology.
He knew he wanted to be a doctor, and immediately enrolled at Midwestern University in Arizona and graduated with his DMD in 2015. He was also awarded "Most Likely to be a Ninja" by the Class Council.
After graduation he joined General Dentistry 4 Kids where he discovered the joy of working with kids. He feels is able to help kids avoid more serious dental issues later in life by establishing good oral hygiene habits when they are young. Working with kids also allows him to have fun and laugh.
Favorite Restaurant In-N-Out Burger. Cheeseburger Animal-style, fries and a 7-up. Of course he flosses afterwards.
Secret Skill Dr. Doan has a second-dan black belt in Taekwondo.
Chill Time He loves to play video games. Right now Sonic 3 is his favorite. He is kinda old school.
Dr. Jennifer Vyas is a Tucson native. She attended the University of Arizona, where she received her degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Business Management.
Dr. Vyas then left Tucson for the beautiful city of San Francisco where she attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, from which she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2007.
Dr. Vyas was excited to return to her home town to provide great dental care to the community where she grew up. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, but especially enjoys having the opportunity and privilege at General Dentistry 4 Kids to help young patients maintain a healthy smile.
Dog Lover Has a miniature Pinscher named Goober.
Secret Skill She is very artistic. That attention to detail is part of what makes her such a great dentist.
Unique Hobby Dr. Vyas and her husband collect guitars. Her prized collection is a Fender Custom Shop '63 Stratocaster reissue. She admires the great guitar players. Her favorite guitarists are Joe Bonamassa, Randy Rhoads, and John Mayer.
Dr. Victor Jungyang likes his patients to simply call him Dr. Vic. Dr. Vic grew up in Sugar Land, TX, just southwest of Houston. He went to Purdue University for his undergraduate work, knowing that his ultimate goal was to be a doctor.
He attended Midwestern University in Phoenix and earned his DMD degree. Upon graduation he joined General Dentistry 4 Kids.
He enjoys working with kids because they they make being a dentist fun. His goal for every patient is for when they are adults, their dentist to comment on how healthy their teeth are. Then he knows all of his work and efforts to educate kids on the importance of good oral hygiene will have paid off.
Favorite Flick Intersteller. Every time he watches it he discovers some little fact he missed.
Staying Fit Dr. Vic is an avid runner. Tucson is a great place to explore on long runs.
Guilty Pleasure Cheese Steaks. Just gotta have them. And of course floss afterwards.
Dr. Alexis Coston was born and raised right here in Tucson, AZ. Inspired by years of watching her mother care for others as a nurse, Dr. Coston decided to also pursue a career in healthcare.
She attended Northern Arizona University where she received a degree in Chemistry in 2007. In addition to studying, Flagstaff was a great place for her to go hiking.
With strengths in science and math and manual dexterity from years of piano and sports, dentistry was a natural choice. Dr. Coston went on to dental school at the University of Southern California, receiving a DDS in May of 2011.
She started out working at a family practice, but soon realized that working with kids was what she enjoyed most and joined General Dentistry 4 Kids in 2014.
"Kids are so honest, funny, and brave. And when they get scared, she enjoys helping them get through that experience and hopefully gain confidence in themselves and their abilities."
Dr. Coston is an active member in the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and Southern Arizona Dental Society.
Favorite Flick Dumb and Dumber. "So you are telling me there a chance?".
Shhh Don't Tell Dr. Coston is a lefty. She does everything opposite from the other docs.
Dog Royalty She has a chocolate lab named Goodsir Charles Barkley.
Dr. Zuzanna Rossa may be a native of Tucson, but she has travelled the globe. She attended Loyola University New Orleans where she earned her degree in Spanish.
She then went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine Dentistry at Midwestern University. She didn't go straight to seeing kids as patients though. Instead, as a member of the US Navy she made sure that our brave sailors had all their dental needs taken care of. In fact, she even spent a year aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln cruising the Pacific as one of the ship's dentists.
After her tour ended, Dr. Rossa opted for a dramatic change in patients and joined General Dentistry 4 Kids. While she is proud of her service (as are we!), she has enjoyed the change. She loves being part of the dental experience of young kids to show them that going to the dentist doesn't have to be scary.
Favorite Place Despite her many travels, She find Tucson to still be the best place.
On the Tube Dr. Rossa loves Coach and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights.
Favorite Flick Apollo 13. She feels its message of successful failure is a great lesson.
Dr. Jasmine Lakhani can not be called an underachiever. When she decides to go for it, she goes for it!
Dr. Lakhani graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She knew she wanted to work in healthcare in a way that allowed her to connect with people and use her hands. She learned through her studies in Exercise Science the instant gratification of helping someone right away. She decided to become a Dental Assistant while she figured out exactly what she wanted to do. Turns out, she loved dentistry and she started dental school a year later.
But she didn't just go to dental school at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, she also earned her Masters in Public Health at A.T. Still University simultaneously. She wanted to approach dentistry holistically. Focus on not just the treatment, but on the root causes of dental disease in our communities.
Dr. Lakhani enjoys working with children. She is fascinated by the stories they share and how they talk about their day. She is committed to making sure she is not just treating kids' teeth, but also educating them and their families on proper oral hygiene and how to keep a beautiful, healthy, smile.
Dr. Lakhani is an active member in the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association.
Favorite Quote "There is no growth in a comfort zone, and there is no comfort in a growth zone."
Morning Motivation Dr. Lakhani listens to What a Day podcast each morning to get her revved up.
Pizza Toppings Garlic pan-crust pizza with jalapeños and onions and banana pepper from Pizza Hut.
Dr. Jasmine Dahshan was born in Kentucky and raised in Oklahoma and West Virginia. She attended the University of Charleston where she received her degree in Biology in 2014. She continued her education at West Virginia University School of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2019.
She chose dentistry because she loves to work with her hands and enjoys connecting with her patients. It gives Dr. Dahshan great satisfaction knowing she is able to relieve pain, provide preventive care, and educate children about good oral hygiene habits at a young age. Plus, the kids laugh at all her jokes.
Favorite Flick Pride and Prejudice.
Secret Talent Dr. Dahshan is loves drawing and is fantastic at calligraphy.
Favorite Quote in AZ "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". -Maya Angelou
Nicole Guillen was born and raised right here in Tucson. She went to Salpointe Catholic High School. Go Lancers! Then she went on to the University of Arizona where she earned her undergraduate degree in Public Health.
After graduation she became a caregiver for children with special needs. It was this work that inspired her to return to school to become a dentist. After she graduated from A.T. Still University with her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree she was committed to continue working with kids.
She loves that each kid brings their own unique personality each time they sit in the chair. She enjoys talking and laughing and getting to know each child. Dr. Guillen always knew she wanted to have an active job and where she can help make a difference in peoples lives. She found that and a whole lot more in dentistry.
Dr. Guillen is an active member of the American Dental Association and Arizona Dental Association.
Favorite Dish Pad Thai with chicken. Yum.
Frequent Flyer Dr. Guillen loves to travel. So far she has been to 8 different countries.
Dental Tip Don't rinse the toothpaste off your teeth after brushing so that the fluoride can protect your teeth.
Dr. Richard Saran Grew up in Buffalo, NY and came out to Arizona for college. He attended Arizona State University where he received a B.S. degree in Microbiology in 1982. He continued his education at Loyola University School of Dentistry and received his DDS in 1987.
After graduating from dental school, he knew he wanted to help the underserved communities. He worked with the Indian Health Service in the Oklahoma area and also North Central Montana, where he earned an Isolated Hardship Ribbon, an award of the Department of Health and Human Services that is presented to PHS officers stationed at remote posts.
He is a board member of the First Things First Pinal Regional Council, which makes strategic investments to support the healthy development and learning of the young children in the region. He successfully helped the health center obtain a grant from First Things First and implemented a mobile dental clinic.
Dog Lover He has 2 Shih Tzu puppies: Pebbles and Lily .
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving. Bring on the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. 3rds, please.
Dental Advice Be true to your teeth, or they will be false to you.