Meet The Team

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Operations Manager

Manager of Operations for Light Touch Dental, Mary Anne Kress will be coordinating everything you need to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.  Mary Anne has thirty years’ experience in the dental field starting as a dental assistant and moving through the various roles of treatment coordinator, front desk, insurance and financial coordinator, and office manager.  Along with her team, she is excited to use her experience, education, and knowledge to fulfill her commitment to you and the Light Touch Dental Mission; “Excellence in Complete Dentistry delivered with compassion and integrity in the world-class Light Touch Experience.” She will partner with you and Dr. Spurling to determine your goal for your dental health, the treatment options available and the best way to fit this into your busy schedule and budget as comfortably as possible!

Outside the office, Mary Anne enjoys reading, freelance writing and spending time with her husband and high school sweetheart Jim, family, and friends.  In 2011 they relocated here from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joining extended family already living in the Valley.  Together they have two grown children Kayleigh and James and their son in law Eddie all here in the East Valley. Mary Anne and Jim along with their son and their lovable dogs, Layla and Juliet, live in Gilbert.

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Dental Assistant

Lead Dental Assistant, Viviana Spurling, grew up in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She served her church’s ministry in the drama team, teaching children’s Sunday school and working with American missionaries in building, medical and evangelism projects as English/Spanish interpreter. Viviana immigrated to the United States and pursued studies in interior design and dental assisting. Her passion for helping people has led her to join her husband in providing excellence in dental care for the people of the East Valley. Viviana enjoys time with her boys, Luke and Christopher.





Registered Dental Hygienist                                      

Deidre is passionate about individualizing patient care and ensuring her patient’s comfort.  She graduated with her degree from Rio Salado.  In her spare time, Deidre loves spending time with family, friends, and her lovable Yorkie Poo.


 Dental Assistant

Viviana Torres moved from Mexico to San Luis, Arizona in 2009.  She attended dental assisting school in San Diego where she received her California Dental Certification in June of 2016.  In August of 2016, Viviana moved to Phoenix to begin her career.  The magic began when Viviana came to Light Touch Dental.  Viviana has made a seamless transition as a valued part of the team at Light Touch.  Viviana’s warm and caring personality makes our patients feel well cared for while they receive their dental treatment.  Viviana’s favorite hobby is riding bicycles with her three children, cooking, and she is a passionate coffee drinker.