Meet Our Team

Office Manager

Kris has been in dentistry for over 30 years. She started as dental assistant and then worked in the front office for the past 20 years. She has worked with Dr. Wood as his office manager since 2016. She is originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin and has lived in Arizona since 1998. She has eleven siblings and is a loyal Green Bay Packers fan.

During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, traveling, camping, taking rides on the razor with her husband and watching football.

Front Office Assistant

Michelle has been in dentistry for 18 years working in the front office. She was born in Hickory Hills, Illinois and raised in Arizona. She enjoys traveling, the ocean, baking and spending time with her family.


Diane has been in dentistry over 25 years. She is an Illinois native and graduated from Phoenix College. Diane has two children and five grandchildren. She loves to cook and craft.

Dental Assistant

Jenn has been in dentistry for 10 years and has worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Wood for several years. She was born in Glens Falls, New York and raised in Arizona. She loves spending time with her kids, hiking and being outdoors.

Dental Assistant

Jennifer started her dental career in 2010.  Her favorite part of dentistry is interacting with patients as well as being a part of improving their health and smiles. She has busy household filled with very active boys.  Her husband, two preschoolers and one big old English mastiff dog.  Her family enjoys taking their weekend trips up north to go camping, fishing and exploring. 

Dental Assistant

Elena moved from Russia to U.S. a year and a half ago with her family. She loves Arizona’s wonderful sunny climate and friendly people! Elena chose dental assisting because it’s a creative job that makes people smile more! In her free time she enjoys singing, working out and spending time outdoors. 

Dental Assistant

Lindsay Shearer graduated from Phoenix College dental assisting program in 2013 earning her C.D.A. She grew up in the Mojave desert and has lived in Phoenix for 15 years. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband and two kids. Lindsay plays Roller derby for Desert Dolls Roller Derby in Phoenix.


Ashley is a Phoenix native and grew up in the North Phoenix area. She started her dental career right out of high school as an assistant and then went on to become a dental hygienist. She graduated from Phoenix College in 2008 and has continued to enjoy her career in dentistry since. She has a passion for continuing education and bringing that knowledge back to her patients. At home she stays busy with her 3 daughters Kailey, Shae and Finley. On her time off she enjoys exploring the Arizona desert  and high country in her family’s Jeep and camping.


Lindalea has been in the dental field for over 25 years. Her passion is serving people and helping them optimize their general dental health in a positive and comfortable atmosphere. She strives to provide a pleasant dental experience with dedication, integrity, and compassion. When not at work she enjoys hanging out with her family and her dog Ginger as well as hiking, cooking and reading.


Our Services

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Advanced Dental Care

Our Office

John G. Wood DDS

Elizabeth Ewell, DMD

20100 N. 51st Avenue, Suite E-550

Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 561-2400