Our Hygienists

90 years of hygiene experience

Our present and future are based upon our commitment to integrity, skill, and judgment. We practice by the golden rule: we strive to treat every patient in the same manner in which we would wish ourselves and our families to be treated.
Melissa D. Alvarado RDH

Melissa D. Alvarado RDH

Melissa is an Arizona native with over 23 years of dental experience. She spent 3 years as a Periodontal Assistant and now has been practicing Dental Hygiene for over 20 years. Melissa graduated from Pima College with her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene and has advanced in her Hygiene career with expertise in both General and Periodontal Hygiene.

She loves interacting with her patients and educating them about their oral health. She’s a firm believer that smiles make smiles! In Melissa’s spare time, she enjoys going to yoga, live music concerts, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Joele Goldman, RDH

Joele is an Arizonan who graduated from Phoenix College Dental Hygiene Program in 1987 and has been with the Periodontal Specialists ever since. Joele is so loved by her patients that they made her the winning nominee for the RDH of the Year Award presented by the Arizona Dental Hygienists' Association in 1997.

Her patients understand her clinical recommendations are evidence-based, customized and meant to enhance their ability to resist disease. Her dedication to providing the highest quality of therapy to her patients is supported through attending professiona;l education programs, podcasts and webinars. Joele has several interests that keep her busy and entertained.

She is an avid skier and mountain biker! She enjoys traveling and being adventurous.
Judy Leinweber, RDH

Judy Leinweber, RDH

Judy is originally from Washington state where she graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 1987. Judy is dedicated to her dental hygiene career and is loved by all of her patients. She has been married for 29 years to her husband Dave has two beautiful daughters, Shelby and Morgan.

In her free time, Judy loves to garden and RVing with her husband attending different Classic Car Shows around the state. Judy mostly loves spending her time with family and friends.