We are a Dental Support Organization that affiliates with, invests in, and partners with leading dentists throughout the West.

Leadership Team

Dr. Chet Jenkins Signature Dental Partners

Chet Jenkins, DDS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Chet Jenkins Signature Dental Partners

Chet Jenkins, DDS

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jenkins has over 20 years of experience both as a clinician and dental management executive. After founding his first practice immediately after dental school, Dr. Jenkins spent his career growing and building a network of dental practices in the Mountain and Southwest regions while maintaining his work as a practicing clinician. Dr. Jenkins received his BS in Medical Biology from the University of Utah and his DDS from The Ohio State University, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Kyle Clay

President

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Kyle Clay

President

Mr. Clay brings significant leadership and operational expertise to SDP, with more than 10 years of healthcare services experience. His career milestones to date include serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Pain Doctor, Division Vice President and Regional Operations Director at DaVita, where he was responsible for multi-state and multi-site healthcare services operations. Mr. Clay is also a veteran where he was proud to serve two tours in Iraq as an Army Engineer. He is a graduate of The United States Military Academy and he has a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Business School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Outside of work, Mr. Clay enjoys time with his wife and three children. Hobbies include hiking and biking the beautiful state of Arizona.

Jeff Longfield Signature Dental Partners

Jeff Longfield

Vice President of Operations

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Jeff Longfield Signature Dental Partners

Jeff Longfield

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Longfield has over 13 years of Operations Leadership experience. Most recently he was with Imagen Dental Partners as a Regional Chief Operations Officer. He studied business at Arizona State University.

Kim McCrady, RDH

Chief of Strategy and Special Projects

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Kim McCrady, RDH

Chief of Strategy and Special Projects

Ms. McCrady has more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry. Beginning her career as a clinical assistant, she has deep experience working across all operating roles in the dental office. For the past 10 years, Ms. McCrady has transitioned into senior operational roles within Signature Dental, leading the operations for a large and growing multi-office group. Ms. McCrady graduated with an AS from Salt Lake Community College and a BA in Psychology from Ottawa University.

Bobby Harden

Chief Development Officer

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Bobby Harden

Chief Development Officer

Mr. Harden has over 10 years of experience in accounting, finance and M&A transactions. He has worked at one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing private equity backed eye care platforms where he was focused on driving growth through new partnerships and affiliations. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young where he advised clients on a wide array of M&A transactions, including a focus on private equity buy-side acquisitions of physician practice management companies and multi-site healthcare M&A transactions. Mr. Harden is a CPA and holds a Masters of Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business and a BS in Finance and Accounting with honors from Arizona State University.

Bryan Long Signature Dental Partners

Bryan Long, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Bryan Long Signature Dental Partners

Bryan Long, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Long has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Most recently he was Corporate Controller for one of the largest private-equity-backed ophthalmology and optometric companies and prior to that was Managing Director of Accounting for Kaiser Permanente. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College of Salt Lake City, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. 

Dr. Jason Nelson Signature Dental Partners

Jason Nelson, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

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Dr. Jason Nelson Signature Dental Partners

Jason Nelson, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Nelson has over 10 years of experience with Signature Dental, including experience as a senior manager to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

Jeremy Miller, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

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Jeremy Miller, DDS

Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Miller has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry, including experience as a senior manager and clinical advisor to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Miller earned his BS in Biology from Utah Valley University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

Dana Bersch

Director of Business Development

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Dana Bersch

Director of Business Development

Mr. Bersch has over 10 years of business development, banking, and wealth management experience. Most recently he was with a top tier wealth manager as an advisor and banker. His prior experience includes consulting with middle market companies on capital raising strategies. He holds a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Carson Frost Signature Dental Partners

Carson Frost

Director of Business Development

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Carson Frost Signature Dental Partners

Carson Frost

Director of Business Development

Mr. Frost has over 6 years of experience in M&A transaction advisory, valuations, and business development. Most recently he worked in the Outdoor Advertising Sector advising privately-held business owners on the acquisition and disposition of their outdoor advertising portfolios. He also has experience in business valuation, commercial lease negotiation, and public-private infrastructure partnership value creation. Mr. Frost graduated from Benedictine University summa cum laude with a BBA in Management and Organizational Behavior. 

Carl Guthrie Signature Dental Partners

Carl Guthrie

Managing Director of Doctor Recruiting

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Carl Guthrie Signature Dental Partners

Carl Guthrie

Managing Director of Doctor Recruiting

Mr. Guthrie has over 14 years of Dental Recruiting experience. Most recently he was with ETS Dental as the Regional Director of Recruiting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Legal Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Jenna Brady Signature Dental Partners

Jenna Brady

Director of Doctor Relations & Onboarding

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Jenna Brady Signature Dental Partners

Jenna Brady

Director of Doctor Relations & Onboarding

Ms. Brady brings more than 5 years of experience in recruitment, training, talent development, and human resource management. Prior to joining Signature Dental Partners, Ms. Brady held positions in operations management and human resources during her experience working for a privately-owned dental practice and later a Midwest-based dental support organization. Her diverse experience also encompasses regulatory compliance as well as employee training and development. Ms. Brady earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from West Virginia University. She holds a Certification of Learning in HR from the Society for Human Resource Management and is pursuing her PHR certification.

Laura Laehn Signature Dental Partners

Laura Laehn

Director of Doctor Recruiting

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Laura Laehn Signature Dental Partners

Laura Laehn

Director of Doctor Recruiting

Ms. Laehn has over 14 years of Recruiting experience. Most recently she was with AMN Healthcare – Merritt Hawkins as a Senior Consultant.

Chantel Long Signature Dental Partners

Chantel Long

Director of Marketing

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Chantel Long Signature Dental Partners

Chantel Long

Director of Marketing

Ms. Long has over 9 years of Marketing and Management experience. Most recently she was a Regional Marketing Specialist for Pacific Dental Services. She has over 6 years of experience in dentistry which includes front office and specialty coordinator positions.

Cindy McCann

Director of Human Resources

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Cindy McCann

Director of Human Resources

Ms. McCann has over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Most recently she was with Atlas Healthcare Partners as a Director of Human Resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Cara Perry

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

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Cara Perry

Director of Revenue Cycle Management

Ms. Perry has over 12 years of Revenue Cycle Management experience. Most recently she was with Hero Dental, Vision and Orthodontics as the Director of Revenue Cycle. She has over 15 years of experience in dentistry which includes dental assisting and front office positions.

Robert Anderson, DMD

Director of Continuing Education

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Robert Anderson, DMD

Director of Continuing Education

Melody Bennion Signature Dental Partners

Melody Bennion

Director of Integrations

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Melody Bennion Signature Dental Partners

Melody Bennion

Director of Integrations

Mrs. Bennion has over 13 years of Dental Administration experience and over 4 years of experience in Integrations. Most recently she was with Provinces Dental Care as an Administration Manager. She holds an Associates in Fine Arts from Rick’s College.

Randi Farinola Signature Dental Partners

Randi Farinola

Director of Procurement

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Randi Farinola Signature Dental Partners

Randi Farinola

Director of Procurement

Mrs. Farinola has over 3 years of procurement experience and over 8 years of experience in dental vendor and contract negotiation. Most recently she was with Lone Peak Dental Group as a Procurement Director. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The University Colorado.

Maecia Moura Signature Dental Partners

Maecia Moura

Director of Operations

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Maecia Moura Signature Dental Partners

Maecia Moura

Director of Operations

Ms. Moura has over 10 years of experience in Dental Operations for both general and specialty management. Most recently she was with American Dental Partners as a Multisite Manager and Affiliate Trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising and Consumer Studies from the University of Arizona and a Master’s in Applied Leadership and Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Kirstin Johnson Signature Dental Partners

Kirstin Johnson

Director of Operations

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Kirstin Johnson Signature Dental Partners

Kirstin Johnson

Director of Operations

Ms. Johnson has over 20 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Pacific Dental Services as a Regional Front Office Specialty Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University.

Krystal Gill-Smith Signature Dental Partners

Krystal Gill-Smith

Director of Operations

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Krystal Gill-Smith Signature Dental Partners

Krystal Gill-Smith

Director of Operations

Ms. Gill-Smith has over 10 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Lone Peak Dental Group as a Regional Operations Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Metro State University.

Kayleene Lee Signature Dental Partners

Kayleene Lee

Regional Manager

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Kayleene Lee Signature Dental Partners

Kayleene Lee

Regional Manager

Mrs. Lee has over 5 years of experience in Dental Operations and Management. Most recently she was an Operations Coordinator for Signature Dental Partners. She has over 17 years of experience in dentistry which includes clinical, administrative, and operational positions.

Trisha Mulvaney Signature Dental Partners

Trisha Mulvaney

Regional Manager

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Trisha Mulvaney Signature Dental Partners

Trisha Mulvaney

Regional Manager

Mrs. Mulvaney has over 13 years of operations experience. Most recently she was with Every Smile, LLC as an Office Manager. She holds an Associate of Arts from Chandler Gilbert Community College.

Alisha Hussey Signature Dental Partners

Alisha Hussey

Regional Manager

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Alisha Hussey Signature Dental Partners

Alisha Hussey

Regional Manager

Ms. Hussey has over 10 years of operations experience. Most recently she was with Pacific Dental Services as an Operations Manager and Team Trainer. She holds a BA in Political Science from Oregon State University and is currently working on her Masters from WGU.

Lori Rocco Signature Dental Partners

Lori Rocco

Training Manager

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Lori Rocco Signature Dental Partners

Lori Rocco

Training Manager

Ms. Rocco has over 17 years of Operations experience. Most recently she was with Pediatric Dental Brands as a Revenue Cycle Specialist Team Lead. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Grand Canyon University.

Kahiya Gonzales Signature Dental Partners

Kahiya Gonzales

Human Resources Manager

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Kahiya Gonzales Signature Dental Partners

Kahiya Gonzales

Human Resources Manager

Ms. Gonzales has 9 years of Human Resources experience. Most recently she was with Cadence Education LLC as a HR Leave and Benefits Case Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix.

Darlene Langelier

Procurement and Clinical Manager

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Darlene Langelier

Procurement and Clinical Manager

Ms. Langelier has over 36 years of Dental experience, including being a dental assistant and a dental assisting instructor at a local Mesa school. She also has over 5 years of experience in procurement.

Emmanuel Sanchez Signature Dental Partners

Emmanuel Sanchez

Integrations Specialist

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Emmanuel Sanchez Signature Dental Partners

Emmanuel Sanchez

Integrations Specialist

Mr. Sanchez has over 12 years of dental experience and an area of focus for 7 years as an operations manager. Most recently he was with Family Dental Phoenix as a Business Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey the School of Business.

Claire Hoffman Signature Dental Partners

Claire Hoffman

Marketing Specialist

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Claire Hoffman Signature Dental Partners

Claire Hoffman

Marketing Specialist

Ms. Hoffman has over two years of experience in Social Media Marketing. Most recently, she was with Digital Current as a Content Marketing Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Advertising from Grand Canyon University.

Lauren Sims Signature Dental Partners

Lauren Sims

Human Resources Generalist

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Lauren Sims Signature Dental Partners

Lauren Sims

Human Resources Generalist

Ms. Sims has over 10 years of Hospitality and Restaurant experience. Most recently she was with Copperstate Farms HQ as an HR Generalist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Arizona State University.

Loida Baron Signature Dental Partners

Loida Baron

Recruiter

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Loida Baron Signature Dental Partners

Loida Baron

Recruiter

Ms. Baron has over 4 years of recruiting experience. Most recently she was with Marathon Staffing as a Recruiter. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Western Governors University.

Tena McKenna

Controller

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Tena McKenna

Controller

Ms. McKenna has over 30 years of Accounting experience. Most recently she was with Prugen Pharmaceuticals as Controller. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DeVry University.

June Hunt

Assistant Controller

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June Hunt

Assistant Controller

Ms. Hunt has over 30 years of Accounting experience. Most recently she was with Southwestern Eye Center as the Accounting Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Illinois State University.

Mary Bickert

Accounts Payable Supervisor

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Mary Bickert

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Ms. Bickert has over 20 years of Accounts Payable/Receivable experience. Most recently she was with Sprouts Farmers Market as an Accounts Payable Supervisor. While there, she supported over 330 stores of which 135 stores were acquired during her time with Sprouts.