Meet the Pearl Dental Team
James F. Myers, DMD
I grew up in the Pacific Wonderland of rural Oregon. Most of my days were spent adventuring rivers, lakes, and woods with my family. I completed undergraduate studies at Oregon State University (Beavers! Not Ducks) and then moved to Portland to attend Oregon Health and Science University where I would meet my favorite classmate and future bride. I spend my free time enjoying travel, photography, board sports, microbrews, and Dena’s cooking. Also, I do my best to sneak away to Oregon as often as possible. I secretly want to moonlight as a DJ because I believe life deserves a soundtrack.
Dena Khoury Myers, DMD
I grew up and spent most of my childhood here in Scottsdale. After graduating from Horizon High School (Go Huskies!), I ventured down to Tucson, Arizona and became a proud Arizona Wildcat. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona, I moved to Portland, Oregon to pursue my dream of becoming a dentist. It was at the Oregon Health and Science University that I met my best friend and now husband James. Together, we survived 4 years of cold, wet winters in the Northwest. After graduating, we decided we could use some sunshine and immediately moved back to the Valley of the Sun. It has always been my dream to return to my old neighborhood and serve the community that I love. When I’m not practicing dentistry, I spend most of my free time with friends and family. I enjoy swimming, biking, hiking, and boating on the lake. I love to travel and explore new people, places, and cultures. I absolutely love to cook! My secret ambition is to go to culinary school to become a chef.
I enjoy being able to make patients feel calm and at ease during appointments. I’m also passionate about educating my patients on their oral health and helping them to get the smile they have always wanted. Having been with Dr. Myers since 2013, I feel like I can handle most situations that arise around the office. I like to keep an open mind, learning and growing in the form of new and better techniques and materials. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love fall weather and enjoy doing outdoor activities like biking and hiking.
I have been working in the dental field for over 11 years now. I enjoy working with patients and helping them get a good understanding of their dental needs. I am originally from Dumas, Texas and a mother of two boys and a girl. I love trying new things, spending time with my family and going to the movies.