Dedicated to providing outstanding treatment and service
Carl J. Metz, D.D.S.
Originally from North Platte, Nebraska. He received his B.S. in Human Biology from Chadron State College, and his D.D.S. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry. He enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with family, and Husker football.
Memberships: American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Clear Aligners
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Arizona Dental Association
Crystal, R.D.H. - Lead Hygienist
Crystal has been a dental hygienist at Vibrant Dentistry since June of 2007. Her primary role is educating patients regarding their periodontal condition and working with them to improve their health. Crystal is passionate about helping our patients keep their mouths as healthy as possible, which in turn improves their overall health. Crystal grew up in Mesa and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. She loves the Phoenix Suns, reading, and spending time with her family. Memberships: Board Member of American Academy of Clear Aligners American Dental Hygiene Association Arizona Dental Hygiene Association
Tara was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She earned her associate degree in dental hygiene at Mesa Community College and bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University. As a Certified Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary she is an expert at placing and adjusting dental restorations. Tara is an enthusiastic prevention specialist who loves to build long lasting positive relationships with our patients. She is a free spirit; you may run into her during her spare time emBARKing on a new adventure with her dog Zoey. Memberships: Board Member of American Academy of Clear Aligners American Dental Hygiene Association Arizona Dental Hygiene Association
Trish – Team Lead
As our Team Leader, Trish oversees the daily operations of our practice as well as the training and development systems for our employees. She is an expert regarding scheduling and financial aspects of dental treatment. Since joining Vibrant Dentistry in 2007, her eagerness to learn new things and passion for serving others have motivated her to be cross-trained as a chairside dental assistant, and become a KOLBE Certified™ Consultant. These skills make her an outstanding resource for patients on their dental journey. Trish is a native of Mesa and is married to her high school sweetheart. She loves spending time with her family, hiking, and CrossFit.
Stefanie - Patient Care Coordinator
Stefanie originally joined our team in 2020 and quickly became an expert in the scheduling and financial aspects of dental treatment. We are excited to welcome her back after stepping away for an extended maternity leave in 2022! Stefanie's passion for the life-changing power of dentistry and expertise in social media have made her a valuable member of our team. She loves spending time with her family and actively participating in all things Taylor Swift!
Audrey - Dental Assistant
Audrey was born and raised in Alaska and recently moved to Arizona to be closer to her family. Her passion for dentistry and background in the service industry have made her a valuable addition to our team. As a chairside dental assistant she supports Dr. Metz and our patients during procedures. She takes pride in performing her duties at a high level while simultaneously making it comfortable for the patient.
Junior - Sterilization Tech
Junior became a patient of our practice in 2006 and joined our team in 2022. His attention to detail, six years of customer service experience, and passion for helping others have made him a valuable addition to our team. He loves helping others have outstanding dental experiences.