Drs. Tom and Grace Giacobbi first met freshman year of dental school. They became fast friends and spent many hours studying together. After graduation, they were engaged and later married in Albany, NY (Grace’s home town). Growing tired of the long cold winters in Upstate New York, Drs. Tom and Grace packed their golf clubs and moved to Chandler, AZ in 1998. They had visited family in Arizona twice before, and selected Chandler because it is a family friendly, high tech community with tremendous growth. Dr. Tom spent the next four years working as an associate at two offices and searching for a practice location. Dr. Grace has worked for the Gila River Healthcare Corporation from 1998-2002, providing dental care to the members of the Gila River Indian Community. It took three years to find, plan and build our office at the southwest corner of Queen Creek and Alma School Roads, but we think you will agree it was worth the wait. Drs. Tom and Grace have three children.
Thomas J. Giacobbi DDS, FAGD
Dr. Tom is a native of Syracuse, NY. He graduated from Le Moyne College in 1991 with a BS in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Fine Arts. The next stop was Buffalo, NY to attend SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine until graduation in 1995. Dr. Tom served as senior class vice-president and received numerous graduation honors: Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award, Anthony Gugino Humanitarian Award and the Donald T. Kozlowski Memorial Award. Additionally, Tom served as the school delegate to the American Student Dental Association, the student branch of the ADA. Dr. Tom has continued his membership and in the American Dental Association as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Tom moved to Albany after graduation to complete a two year General Practice Residency at St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady, and then he worked an additional year in private practice before relocating to Chandler, AZ in 1998. Dr. Tom received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry at their 2002 annual meeting in Hawaii.This award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing excellent patient care.
L. Grace Giacobbi, DDS
Dr. Grace is a native of Albany, NY. She received her BA in Biology from SUNY at Buffalo in 1991 and four years later she graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Graduation honors include the International College of Dentists Award, American Association of Women Dentists Award, Teldyne Water Pik Award for Excellence in Removable Prosthodonitcs and the Fixed Prosthodontic Award. Dr. Grace moved to Albany after graduation to complete a General Practice Residency at the Samuel Stratton VA Medical Center. Following residency, Grace transitioned to private practice in the Albany area before relocating to Chandler, AZ in 1998.
Richard Hoyner, DDS
Dr Hoyner earned his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. He immediately moved to the small Northern Michigan town of Gaylord, (population 2400) with his wife Linda and owned a practice there for 30 years. He and Linda raised their two sons in the beauty and simplicity of what is often called “God’s Country”. Dentistry runs in the family as both of Dr. Hoyner’s sons followed their Dad’s footsteps, and became general dentists.
If not reading his Bible or books about leadership, Dr. Hoyner enjoys spending time with his spouse of 37, years “playing” Grandpa and Grandma or exploring the natural history and beauty of Arizona while biking and hiking the many local trails and pathways. As University of Michigan alumni and fanatics, the couple loves following their beloved Wolverines every chance they get.
Kaysie is originally from Gallup, New Mexico. She moved to Arizona in 2008. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, shopping, watching movies and spending time with her husband and cat.
Kathy is originally from Alaska and she started working at Chandler Dental Health when the office first opened in 2002. After a brief absence she returned to our team in 2017. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren.
Jean is originally from Skokie, IL and she has also lived in Virginia and California before moving to Chandler, AZ. She is an avid cyclist and loves to sew and travel. She especially enjoys spending time with her husband and family at their cabin in Colorado.
Roce is a native of Hawaii and the granddaughter of sugar plantation immigrants from the Philippines. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Dental Hygiene. Roce practiced hygiene in Hawaii until 2005 when she relocated to Arizona. In her free time, Roce enjoys Zumba, crafts and spending time with her daughters and husband. Her favorite TV show is The Voice.
Kelly is originally from Provo, Utah, and she graduated in 2005 from Weber State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She relocated to Arizona in 2007. In her spare time she enjoys running, lifting weights and traveling.
Lori was born in Hawaii and has lived in Arizona for most of her adult life. The youngest of 5 children and she is a 2010 graduate of Rio Salado Dental Hygiene School. In her spare time she enjoys playing in a softball league, volunteer work and trips to northern Arizona.
Michelle is a native of Tempe, Arizona. She graduated from Phoenix College in 1994 with a degree in dental hygiene. In her free time she enjoys yoga, strength training, hiking and traveling with her husband. They have three cats and a dog.
Tiffany was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University of South Bend in 2008 with a degree in dental hygiene. She moved to Arizona in 2013. In her free time she enjoys rooting for Notre Dame football, hiking, entertaining friends, and golfing with her husband.
Heather is our original hygienist! Heather moved to Arizona in 2000 and has been with Chandler Dental Health since 2003. Born in Oklahoma, she’s lived in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Utah, but proudly claims Iowa as her home state. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Biology. Heather has had the opportunity to provide dental care to children in Mexico, Jamaica, India and Rwanda, Africa, working with various Christian organizations. These days she stays busy hiking, biking and any other outdoor activity with her husband and two boys.
Stephanie is originally from Texas and moved to Arizona in 2009 with her two young sons. She has been a dental assistant since 2006. In her spare time she enjoys sports with her children, reading and cooking.
Natalie is originally from Waukesha, Wisconson and moved to Arizona with her dog Louie in April of 2014. She has been dental assisting since 2007. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs and watching the Green Bay Packers.