Meet the Doctors & Staff of Verde Dental Care

Verde Dental Care, we are a team of caring, experienced dental professionals who use only the most advanced technologies, materials & procedures. At our community-focused practice, your comfort & satisfaction come first. We offer early morning, late evening & Saturday appointments, so you don’t have to miss work or school for your care, something our team feels strongly about.

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen & get to know each patient as an individual. The entire team at Verde Dental Care looks forward to seeing you soon & developing a relationship with you to build the bridge toward long-term trust & successful dental care. See why our patients can’t stop smiling!

Verde Dental Care Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. All of our dental assistants & hygienists are licensed professionals who pride themselves on their current dental techniques & outstanding patient communication. With unmatched quality & integrity, they are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for you & your family.

Since your comfort & health are our top priorities, Verde Dental Care’s staff is glad to assist you in any way. If you have any questions at all, from treatment options & sterilization to insurance concerns & paperwork, we’re here for you! We can assure you that you’ll enjoy your dental visit!


Meet Eric Pettersen, DMD

Dr. Eric Pettersen

Dr. Eric Pettersen is a 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine & has dedicated his professional career to providing the best that dentistry has to offer. He is currently an active member of the Arizona Dental Association, the California Dental Association & the American Dental Association. After starting his dental career in California, Dr. Pettersen moved to Arizona with his lovely wife Kathleen, an occupational therapist, & son Christian, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, & now 22 years later is still enjoying practicing in his own wonderfully expanded office in Camp Verde. He loves the Verde Valley & all of its diversity. He is passionate about attending continuing education courses on the latest techniques & approaches so as to provide his patients with the most advanced, state-of-the-art personalized & comfortable dental care. When he is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys reading & spending time in sunny San Diego.


Meet Shawn Kinney, BS, DMD

Dr. Shawn Kinney

Dr. Kinney grew up in Indiana, departing for the military after high school. He spent the next five years in the Marine Corps as a crew chief on a CH-46E helicopter, serving two deployments to OIF/OEF during that time. After his military service, he earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University & doctorate from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH). Dr. Kinney’s passion for dentistry began when an incident involving facial trauma left him disfigured as a young adult which set him on a path in which dentists restored his bite & smile. Dr. Kinney shows that same compassion to each one of his patients, just as he was shown many years ago. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kinney enjoys snowboarding, hunting, fishing, scuba diving, golf & football. Dr. Kinney is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) & the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), & participates in local SPEAR study clubs.


Meet Our Hygienists Tiffany, & Britney

Tiffany Hoopingarner, RHS, BS

Dr. Eric Pettersen

My inspiration for joining the dental field is all due to my wonderful aunt who has been a hygienist for nearly 30 years. I expressed to her I had some interest in the field & she allowed me to come observe her. After that day, I knew it was the right field for me. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Eager to work, I started one month later at Verde Dental Care, where I have been for the past three years. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband & family. Our favorite thing to do is to take road trips while singing in the car the entire way!

Britney Armstrong, RDH, BS

Dr. Eric Pettersen

Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I would pursue a profession in healthcare where I could help people. In May of 2009, I received my Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Since then, I have been part of the staff at Verde Dental Care.

Britney has a wonderful husband & together they have two beautiful daughters, which are the greatest blessing in her life. When she is not working or spending time with her family she is coaching volleyball & track for CVHS. She also enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing & camping.

Bethany Haines

Dr. Eric Pettersen

Growing up I always had a good experience at the dentist, and when I got my braces on as a young girl I really developed a love for the dental field. I worked for three years as a dental assistant, which made my love for the dental field stronger. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. I truly love being a dental hygienist and hope to provide my patients with as good of an experience as I had growing up. I also really hoped to work for a dentist that feels the same about patient care, and I found that with Dr. Kinney. My fiancé and I also own Robbie’s Restaurant, and when we can get away from work we love the outdoors. We are both Arizona natives, and love to hunt, fish and play with our three dogs.


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