Meet Our Staff
Originally from: San Jose, California
Favorite restaurant: Olive & Ivy
Favorite thing to do in your free time: Shop 'til I drop!
Greatest accomplishment: My two children
Favorite quote: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression."
Something you look forward to doing at Desert Shores Dentistry everyday: I really look forward to seeing our patients. I think we have the greatest patients in the valley. Whenever I come to work, I feel like I'm going to see old friends.
Desert Shores Dentistry Testimonial: "Dr. Sandvik is one of the most ethical and skilled dentists I have ever worked for. I have been in the dental field for 30 years and he is by far the best. He is caring and compassionate and always continuing to further his education. His staff and patients mean the world to him and he is not afraid to show it. He is truly the best!"
Originally from: Farmington, New Mexico
Favorite quote: "Work as if you don't need the money, love as if you have never been hurt, and dance as if no one is watching."
Favorite vice: Red Vines, Gummy Bears, and Diet Coke
Favorite TV show: Days of Our Lives
Someone that you have always looked up to: My Daddy!
Something you think sets Desert Shores Dentistry apart from other dental offices: Becoming friends with the patients rather than considering them as "just another patient."
Desert Shores Dentistry Testimonial: "I have personally had treatment completed by Dr. Sandvik and can't say enough good things about him! He has the most calming voice and chairside manner compared to any other dentist I've had work on me. I feel that he always gives the very best option(s) that would be most beneficial to his patients."
Originally from: San Jose, CA
Favorite restaurant: Rudy's
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why would you go there? Australia, I love the accent and would love to go on a safari!
Favorite thing to do in your free time: Spend time with my son!
Favorite quote: "Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."
What do you like most about the staff at Desert Shores Dentistry? Everyone works well together. Everyone is very friendly and it feels like family and not just people you work with.
Desert Shores Dentistry Testimonial: "I really like working for Dr Sandvik, he has a personal relationship with all his patients. When patients come in I know they are going to get the best care possible. Dr Sandvik always has the patients best interest in mind. He listens to what the patient has to say. Dr Sandvik has great chairside manner and he is very understanding to the patients needs."
Originally from: Houston, Texas
Favorite song: Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'"
Favorite place to vacation: Six Flags Magic Mountain
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why would you go there? Ireland because of the beautiful scenery and Irish pubs.
Favorite thing to do with your family: Ride jet skis at the lake
The greatest thing Desert Shores Dentistry offers to its patients: Honesty
Desert Shores Dentistry Testimonial: "I feel at home working at Desert Shores Dentistry. I am so blessed to work with awesome staff and wonderful patients everyday. Dr. Sandvik is great and our genuine caring atmosphere makes Desert Shores the best office I could ask to be part of!"
Originally from: Virginia, Minnesota - Raised in Ahwatukee
Favorite quote: "Live well, love much, laugh often"
Favorite thing: At the moment, my IPad
Who in the world has the most amazing smile? Kate Middleton
Interesting fact: I am a bargain shopper and always looking for a good deal!
What is something you look forward to doing at Desert Shores Dentistry everyday? Seeing Dee's new Last Chance finds, providing hygiene treatments, and sharing a laugh with the team members and Dr. Sandvik.
Desert Shores Dentistry Testimonial: "At Desert Shores Dentistry, we are a friendly team of dental professionals who love what we do! Building strong relationships while delivering top quality dental care is our daily goal. Dr. Sandvik is a highly skilled dentist who is constantly increasing his knowledge by continuing education. Patient comfort and anxiety relief is extremely important in our treatment goals. As a team, we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile you can be proud of."