Welcome to South Mountain Family Dental in Tempe, AZ, your premier general dentistry practice.
We're located at 2233 West Baseline Road, #104, Tempe, AZ 85283.

We treat our patients like family.

As our patient, you can expect:

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Our goal during your visit is to provide you with impeccable service, outstanding results, and a completely positive experience.

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We offer a wide range of general dentistry services from preventative dental care to treatment that preserves the dental work you currently have.

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Every patient has different financial needs, and we work with you to find a solution that enables you to get the dental care you need!

If you’re not smiling when you leave,
we haven’t done our job.

Our general dentistry practice is committed to helping you feel relaxed and at ease.

Meet Our Team


Office Manager

Chelsie was born and raised in California and recently (2020) moved to Casa Grande from Oceanside, CA. with her husband and son. When Chelsie is not working, she enjoys her family time, sports, swimming, going to the lake, spending time at the beach, boating, camping and motocross.

Chelsie has been in the dental field since 2011. After graduating as an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant), she worked as a Dental Assistant, and began learning front office, as well as all back-office procedures and responsibilities, including managerial duties. Along with Dental Assisting, working front office for specialties like; Orthodontics, Implants, Cosmetic, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, General Dentistry, and Periodontists, Chelsie was the Hygiene Manager for the previous dental practice in California. She is very passionate about the dental industry. As a little girl she claims she had a weird thing about loving teeth, and it was always an inside joke with her family that when she was a child, she would hang signs on her bedroom door that said you could not enter if you had bad teeth. She started college in a business degree when she decided to follow her true passion – the dental field, and quickly became motivated to peruse dentistry and has loved and excelled every step of the way!

Chelsie and her family (husband and son) moved to AZ to purchase their first home and settle down. While sad to leave her CA home and her dental family in Oceanside she soon made her way to South Mountain Family Dental where she was welcomed with open arms. She feels at home with her new dental family where everyone shares her passion for the industry and excellent dental care, and most of all for the patients. Chelsie believes there is nothing better than working for a family practice that you can feel at home with, including the confidence she has for the doctors and entire staff. She feels blessed to work with SMTFD!

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Dental Hygienist

Gaylee has lived in many places, growing up in an Air Force family, but now resides in Mesa, Arizona, where she has lived the longest. She has been married to Russ for 41 years (May 2020), they have four daughters, two sons, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, three granddaughters, one grandson, two dogs, a turtle, and a partridge in a pear tree (and a great sense of humor). Gaylee loves road trips and traveling. She enjoys being crafty and cooking, cross-stitching, watching old movies, and reading.

Gaylee has been in the dental industry for over 20 years. She started her dental career as a Sterilization Technician, then Hygiene Assistant, all while working part-time and going to school to be a Dental Hygienist. Her patients enjoy their time with her and the detail and care she gives with each cleaning.

Gaylee loves the atmosphere at South Mountain Family Dental because Dr. Dickerson sets the tone of the office and is a great dentist. She says he genuinely cares about her patients but also cares for the staff. She likes that the office is a warm, fun place and that she can laugh with co-workers, tease them, cry with them, celebrate with them all while caring for our patient’s dental needs. She always notices people’s teeth and loves being able to help them have healthy smiles. Easing patients’ nerves from past negative dental experiences, helping them overcome fears, and getting their beautiful smiles back, make her completely happy!


Dental Assistant

Chris was born and raised in Detroit and St. Clair Shores, Michigan and now resides in Mesa, Arizona. She has four grown boys, Travis, Tyler, Trevor, and Tanner, and three grandchildren. She enjoys camping and swimming with her youngest son and spending time with her grandkids.

Chris has been in Dentistry for 38 years. She has done some work in the front office doing insurance verification, but her expertise is in dental assisting. She has worked with endodontics and oral surgery. Currently, Chris is an instructor for a Dental Assisting School, and she works alongside Dr. Dickerson as his all-star Dental Assistant.

Chris enjoys working with her co-workers because they are like family, and it’s a fun place to work. She is passionate about her job because she loves helping her patients in all aspects. According to Chris, the rewards are abundant in Cosmetic Dentistry, seeing the transformation in the patient’s mouth and their self-confidence when they have their smiles back. She is a caring person and does not like seeing any of her patients in pain, so knowing she can help relieve their discomfort is very rewarding. She is a detailed Dental Assistant who always keeps her patients informed and comfortable in the dental chair.

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At South Mountain Family Dental in Tempe, AZ, we exist to make dental visits a whole lot easier and far less stressful. With top-notch services from a compassionate team, affordable treatment options, and the latest technology, we make sure you feel at home and leave with a healthy smile and boosted confidence. Whether you need routine dental care, dental implants, tooth whitening, or have a dental emergency, we put our best effort into each and every appointment for you and yours. Come and experience the South Mountain Family Dental difference!

You’ll love the rest
of our team, too.

The entire South Mountain Family Dental in Tempe, AZ team is dedicated to making your experience as comfortable, efficient, and effective as possible!