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We're not your average dental care team.

At Dental Wise, our goal is to ensure we are treating our patients with the highest level of care while building and maintaining lifelong relationships.

we value people over numbers

Dentistry is shifting toward a corporate model of seeing people as numbers - we're the opposite.

The team here at Dental Wise will always take the time to ensure you understand treatment, finances and anything related to your care. Even in the treatment room, you will be treated efficiently but never in a rushed environment to ensure your treatment outcomes are of the highest clinical standards.

we value people over numbers

Dentistry is shifting toward a corporate model of seeing people as numbers - we're the opposite.

The team here at Dental Wise will always take the time to ensure you understand treatment, finances and anything related to your care. Even in the treatment room, you will be treated efficiently but never in a rushed environment to ensure your treatment outcomes are of the highest clinical standards.

meet your dentist

Dr. Manuel Rodriguez

Dr. Manny Rodriguez has owned and operated Dental Wise since July 2022. Originally from Tucson, AZ, Dr. Manny pursued dentistry as his profession to help people with their dental health and to form long-lasting relationships with his patients. He completed his undergraduate degree in Physiology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona in 2015 and graduated from Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine in 2020.

Dr. Manny believes in the importance of creating a positive and comfortable environment for both his team and patients. He takes a conservative approach to dentistry, only recommending necessary treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs. His focus on building relationships with his patients sets him apart as a dentist.

Outside of work, Dr. Manny is actively involved in his community, serving as a board member for the Lapan Sunshine Foundation, which helps gifted and talented children overcome obstacles to reach their full potential. Dr. Manny is also an avid traveler and enjoys spending time with family and friends, staying active, and exploring new destinations.

A Passion for Changing Lives

Meet Your Dental Care Team

April

Hygienist

April is a Tucson native and briefly left to complete her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She chose the dental field to help people attain better health through education and has been a part of the Dental Wise team for five years. April’s top priority for her patients is to provide the highest quality care in a comfortable and relaxing setting.

In her free time, April enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two dogs, as well as painting, hiking and playing sports. She is an avid volunteer and finds joy in mentoring students through her church as well as providing free dental hygiene services to patients at several Native American dental clinics in Arizona.

Zelenna - Dental Assistant at Dental Wise in Tuscon, AZ

Zelenna

Dental Assistant

Zelenna is a Dental Assistant here at Dental Wise, and has worked with Dr. Rodriguez her entire dental career.

Zelenna enjoys learning on a daily basis about new treatments and why patients might need it. This allows her to further educate the patients on the purpose of their treatment. She was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. Zelenna enjoys going down to Mexico to visit her family and friends. She loves putting on her cowgirl boots and eating hot cheetos.

Cinthya

Dental Assistant

Cinthya was born in Tuscon but grew up in Cananea, Sonora Mexico. She became fascinated with dentistry as a child and went on to attend Carrington College, where she graduated as a Dental Assistant. Cinthya loves working at Dental Wise with Dr. Rodriguez because he really takes the time to listen to his patients and staff and they can talk to him about anything.

When she isn’t helping patients attain the highest level of dental health possible, Cinthya loves to visit Mexico with her friends and family.

Pauline

Front Office Lead

Pauline was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She graduated from Carrington College as a Dental Assistant in 2016 and has worked in the dental industry for 8 years. After starting her career as a dental assistant she worked her way up to the front to become a treatment coordinator. In 2023, Pauline joined the Dental Wise team as the front office lead and loves seeing our patients improve their smiles.

When she isn’t at the office, Pauline enjoys spending time with her family, and her dogs, Zoe & Faith.

Sahara

Front Office Coordinator

Sahara graduated from Carrington College as a Dental Assistant. She joined our team as a front office coordinator and aspires to one day assist in the back office as well. Sahara is passionate about creating a welcoming environment for patients in our office with her bubbly personality and vibrant smile!

Outside of the office, you can find Sahara at the gym or spending quality time with her Frenchie, Chanel.

The Dental Wise Culture & Philosophy

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