Meet the Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

Ash’ly graduated from Carrington College in Mesa in 2011 and first worked at our Chandler office for several months before making Cullimore Family Dentistry her home office in 2015.  

Born and raised by two loving parents in Globe, Arizona, Ash’ly has Mexican and Yugoslovian roots and believes that everybody has a unique story. Ash’ly knows what a difference a smile makes, and looks forward to getting to know her patients on a personal level so she can understand their motivations their concerns. 

Ensuring her patients’ comfort is her top priority and Ash’ly enjoys giving the best quality treatment and helping to educate towards improved oral health. Ash’ly is known for her compassionate heart both in her career as a Hygienist, and when she volunteers her time providing first world dental care to third world countries. 

Ash’ly loves all outdoor activities, and when not at the office, can be found on her quad, hiking, biking or playing tennis. A total sports fanatic, Ash’ly is a huge AZ Cardinals fan. She loves spending time with family, has a great sense of humor and is a cherished member of our team.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Christi comes from a long line of dental professionals and has been in the dental field for 17 years. Her Grandpa, Dad and brother are all dentists and Christi first started working in the front office, quickly moving to Dental Assisting where she could have the greatest impact on patient care.

Christi soon realized she would love nothing more than being a Dental Hygienist. Christi graduated with honors from Utah Valley University in 2008. Christi achieved the “young women excellence medallion” and has several State track medals.

Christi grew up right here in Mesa, Arizona and is loving raising her 4 sweet children here! She loves doing things with her family outside riding bikes, playing sports and making memories visiting new places. 

A self-proclaimed, “worker bee”, the team knows they can always count on her. Christi loves helping people and making a difference in their lives both at the office and in her volunteer work at church.  She gets a a lot of satisfaction discovering new ways to treat dental problems and teaching at-home techniques to patients to help improve their oral health.




Registered Dental Hygienist

HEATHER HIFLER, Dental Assistant

Heather was born in Ohio, grew up in Phoenix, and is now raising her family here in Mesa. Heather has been part of the Cullimore Family Dentistry Team since 2014 when she brought over 16 years experience as a Dental Assistant and in various roles in the front office. Heather is often one of the first faces to greet you in reception, working on insurance and helping keep our schedule in order. 

Heather has an easy, fun, outgoing personality which makes her job comfortable for our patients. who feel an instant connection to her. Heather shines with enthusiasm and kindness and patients often comment on how she changes the way they feel while in the dental chair. 

Heather and her husband Sam enjoy an active lifestyle outdoors together, roller skating and hiking with their 4 great kids and 4 awesome dogs. Heather enjoys helping people any way she can and is a true team player. When not at the office, Heather volunteers with her church community helping feed the homeless. 

KAILAHNIE ROSE, Dental Assistant

SUMMER NELSON, Dental Assistant

Summer grew up in Southern Oregon, lived in Northern California for 10 years, and now calls Arizona her home. Summer joined our team in 2014 and has shown her dedication to the practice as an exceptional Dental Assistant.

Patients respond to Summer’s calm presence and can tell she loves her job. Summer is professional, warm and welcoming and her attention to quality offers a positive experience for patients. Summer is most passionate about building trust with our patients and making them want to come back. 

Summer enjoys all outdoor activities, and when not working, she can be found on any large body of water, on a horse, or dancing. Summer loves spending time with her family and is serious about country swing dancing. Having danced competitively since she was 5 years old, Summer has an impressive record in the competitive circles. 

Many of our patients feel like coming to our office is, “like seeing old friends”. This, is in large part, because of the sincere relationship and trust building that is second nature to Summer.