Meet Our Team
At 89A Dental Care, we are committed to excellence. We offer a clean,
modern, state-of-the-art work environment that is completely digital and
records are paperless. Our capable, respectful providers are passionate
about dentistry and our incredible team is passionate about providing a
down-to-earth, warm and friendly atmosphere. Here, we are focused on
offering the very best in patient care and experience. Our patients are
family so we only use the highest-quality materials, most up-to-date
technology and current continuing education. We emphasize patient comfort
and education while letting patients participate in making their own dental
decisions and as a result, enjoy a committed and loyal patient following. We
care about our providers, team members and patients and we believe in doing
things right -- and expect all team members to do the same. We believe in
changing smiles, lives and the way people feel about going to the dentist.
Learn more about our caring team members below:
Craig S. Howden, DMD
Prescott Valley Dentist
A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Craig S. Howden is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, Spear Education Faculty Club.
Dr. Howden also attended Arizona State University, where he got his BS degree.
- Boy Scouts of America, various volunteer positions (currently Unit Commissioner)
- Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Youth Leader (past 10 years)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2-year missionary service in Argentina
Languages: English, Spanish
"I created the 89A team because I insist on providing the best dental care for my patients. Here you will find top-notch dentistry, the highest quality materials and latest dental technology to literally “show” you what’s going on in your mouth so you can have a voice in your own dental care. Two of the many things I love in life are dentistry and classic cars. Mix the two together and you have 89A Dental Care! I love what I do.
My wife, Christina, and I moved to Prescott Valley in 2009 with our oldest son, Isaac, in tow. In 2011, our twin boys, Luke and Jonah, came into our family. We love Prescott Valley and look forward to raising our boys here."
Jason K. Bennion, DDS
"I joined the 89A Dental team because of their philosophy to provide excellent dental care of the highest standards. I will strive to ensure integrity, quality, and precision in all of my work. I will also work to empower you, the patient, with the knowledge and information needed to make informed decisions regarding your dental health. I consider all of my patients as family, and will treat you in a caring, understanding, and thorough manner.
My family and I moved to Prescott Valley in 2013 and we have since fallen in love with the area. My wife, Britta, and I have four wonderful children. After having spent time in Utah, New York, and New Mexico, we are excited to put down roots here. We look forward to growing our family, alongside yours, as part of this great community."
Dr. Bennion is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Northern Arizona Dental Society.
Dr. Bennion attended State University of New York at Buffalo where he received his DDS degree. Prior to that he attained BA degree in Spanish from Southern Utah University where he studied Chemistry and Biology.
- Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (Care given in a community setting for underserved and needy populations; Dental services donated in Tennessee, Dominican Republic, and Tonga)
- Boy Scouts of America, various volunteer positions
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2-year missionary service in the Dominican Republic
Languages: English, Spanish
Meet Our Staff
Christina - Accountant
"I am a member of the 89A team because I believe that we truly have something special to offer our patients – an unmatched atmosphere of caring with our patients' best interests at heart. We are a family here and have room for you at our table! I love being married to my best friend and adore our three boys. I enjoy being part of two local book clubs and the largest women's organization in the world. I also love numbers and accounting, reading, journal-keeping, organizing, creating photo books, making old things new again and am learning to like running."
Kim - Registered Dental Hygienist
"I am a member of the 89A team because I believe in individualized care based on education and the latest research to help my patients have healthy, happy smiles. I love the team atmosphere and the amazing people I get to work with each and every day. I love animals, dentistry and laughing!"
Tierney - Registered Dental Hygienist
"I am a member of the 89A team because I want to provide quality dental care in
an office that truly cares about patients. I want to help keep smiles
beautiful! I have a B.S. in Dental Hygiene and a minor in Biology from NAU.
I am the captain of my roller derby team called the Coffin Draggers and I
also am on the league's travel team, the HOTSHOTS and we are currently
ranked #2 in the nation. I work hard and play hard!"
Joanna - Office Manager
"I am a member of the 89A team because I believe that your smile is one of the most important features on your face. Each person's teeth are unique and I want to help you keep your beautiful smile. I love teeth! I also love animals and collecting gemstones along with spending time with my family!"
Cotie - Insurance Specialist
"I am a member of the 89A team because I believe that we go above and beyond to make you feel like you’re part of our family. I am proud to be a part of such an intelligent, caring, fun-loving group of people. On a more personal note, my husband Nate and I recently welcomed our first son, Conor into the world. He is awesome! I enjoy cooking, cleaning (weird, I know) and watching movies. I look forward to welcoming you to our dental family!"
Megan - Dental Assistant
am a member of the 89A team because I believe every smile is unique and
makes people shine in their own way. Being part of a team that cares for
their patients is very important to me. I have lived in the Prescott area my
whole life. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love being
outdoors, watching movies and cooking."
Gayle - Dental Assistant
“I am a member
of the 89A team because I believe in providing a gentle and relaxing environment
for my patients and want to empower them by giving them confidence in their smile.
I am passionate about making sure you will have a positive experience with us.
I love spending time with my husband and our two children. I enjoy Disneyland,
animals, traveling and exploring the outdoors.”
Karen - Front Office
“I am a member of the 89A team because I believe we are extraordinary people that truly care for
every person that walks in through our doors. I love my job; I get to meet new
people every day and every day brings something new! This office is full of talented,
loving, caring people and I am honored to be part of that. On a personal, note I
have been blessed with an amazing man I am lucky to call my husband. We have two
bundles of joy, Samara and Damian, I love spending quality time with them, as
well as cooking, hiking and arts and crafts. I would not hesitate to bring
any of my family members or friends to our office. My dental family can't wait
to meet you and your family! La mejor parte es que hablo español y puedo ayudar traducir!”
Anastazsia - Front Office
“I am a member of the 89A team because I believe we are more than your typical dental office.
From the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave, you are treated
like family. Our classic car décor makes you feel like you are not in a
dental office at all. I love the team I work with here at 89A Dental Care,
and I know you will too! Outside of work I love to cook, visit with my family
and friends, and to watch movies with my husband. I also love to smile.”
Lilly - Sterile Tech / Insurance Specialist
“I am a member of the 89A team because I believe having the confidence to smile brings joy, happiness, and excitement to people around us. I like meeting new people and hope we can make you part of our dental family. I am so lucky to be part of such a wonderful office. I moved here in August 2016 with my loving husband and our awesome son. I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy traveling, animals, and movies. I am always willing to try new things.”
Ricki - Front Office
"I am a member of the 89A team because customer service is extremely important to me; we treat our patients like they are a part of our family. Being able to work with caring people is awesome! I love animals and good food. I really love going on road trips, traveling, fishing, hiking and spending time with people I love."