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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

Dr. Craig S. HowdenA 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.

Volunteer Experience:

  • 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

Dr. Jason K. Bennion"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.

Volunteer Experience:

  • 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




Kristin L Steele, DMD

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Meet Our Staff


Tierney - Registered Dental Hygienist

Tierney "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!"

Brooke - Registered Dental Hygienist

brooke"I am a member of the 89A team because I believe in 89A's mission of educating our patients and letting them "take the wheel" with their dental health. I'm blessed to work with such an extraordinary group of people. From the moment you walk in the door, the entire 89A team is committed to providing the best patient care. Outside of 89A Dental Care, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, hiking and snowboarding. "

Joanna - Office Manager

Joanna"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

Cotie"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 EFDA

Megan"I 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

Gayle“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 - Financial/Treatment Coordinator

karen“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!”

Ricki - Appointment/Treatment Coordinator

ricki "I am a member of the 89A team because we truly treat our patients like family. Being able to work for and be around such caring people is awesome! In my free time, I love hiking, fishing, traveling, eating and spending time with people I love!"

Daniela - Dental Assistant

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Alejandra - Dental Assistant

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Rose - Insurance Verification

Rose" I am a member of the 89A team because I enjoy the professionalism and personality of our caring staff. Our positive vibes certainly can be seen by our patients. I enjoy cooking for my family of six, watching football and staying active."


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