40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ATHENA STOREY

  • Oro Valley, AZ
  • Studio Dental

Age:

34

Name of Practice:

Studio Dental

Specialty:

Cosmetic and general dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of the Pacific


Why She Was Nominated

“I take an extreme amount of pride in providing my patients the best experience possible. My name is on the door, and I have a desire and an obligation to do everything possible to make my patients happy.”

Biggest Challenge

“Opening a new office from scratch. It was challenging, but definitely an exciting experience as well, and I have no regrets. I love being a mom, wife and dentist, and feel blessed to have a career that I enjoy every day.”

Exciting New Trend

“Lots of things, from improved one-visit crowns to numbing reversal. Many patients face a fear of dentistry, but I think the new technologies will help ease their fears by lessening discomfort and making dentistry less invasive.”

Something People Don't Know

“I think my patients would be surprised to learn that I’m actually a reserved, quiet person, because I’m outgoing and bubbly with them.”