Meet OUR STAFF at Growing Grins!  Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment you walk through the door.  We’re proud to be members of the Gilbert and Mesa community and serve the dental needs of their children.

Dr. Larry Tyler Jackson DDS,

Dr. Tyler Jackson DDS, is a board certified pediatric dentist and graduated from Univerity of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland in 2013 and completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in 2015. Dr. Jackson has experience working with children of all ages including special needs patients. In the event your child needs ample restorative work; offered for the comfort of both parent and patient, Dr. Jackson practices oral sedation and assisted IV sedation with the anesthesiologist Dr. Jason Brady. Dr. Jackson is an active member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Jackson s up to date with the latest and most advanced procedures that make every childs visit as smooth as possible. He is originally from the Valley and spends his time with his wife Rebecca and 5 children

Christy Weinberger RDH- Office Manager

Christy is the Office Manager and Registered Dental Hygienist at Growing Grins. She graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2002 with an Associates in Dental Hygiene and recieved her  Bachelor's in Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. She has had experience working with a wide range of patients both young and old. Christy and her husband opened Growing Grins Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. She enjoys running, strength training and spending time with her three children. She loves working with children and loves having a team that is more like family. Her “Home away from home!”



Rikki was born and raised in Arizona. She completed her dental training in 2011. She has worked with adults and children and is cross-trained to work both in the front office and back office. She loves working with children! One of her goals is to give them the best dental experience when visiting our office. She has a son named Deegan and they love spending time outdoors, with family and friends.


Mary is an Arizona native, and grew up in Gilbert. She finish dental assisting schooling in 2017, and is now one of our amazing front office team members. She loves the outdoors and is always hiking with her dog Winston. She is crafty and is constantly working on different projects. Mary got married in October 2020 in Washington to her high school sweetheart Matthew.  Is a major fan of the Phoenix Coyotes fan.


Alexys has been a dental assistant for almost 4 years. She grew up in Gilbert- which she says is her FOREVER HOME! She has 10 siblings, and 9 nieces and nephews, so you could say she absoultely adores kids! My favorite part about my job is being able to help kids of all ages overcome their fears and learn to love going to the dentist! In her spare time she loves shopping, hanging out with her puppy and spending time with friends.

Brittany Lewis

Meet Brittany! She is the lead dental assistant who has been with Growing Grins for over 10 years. Briitany is here to accommodate your children’s needs the best way possible. She is a mother of one son, Isaiah. Born and raised in Arizona, she is an avid fan of the professional teams including the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and Suns. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She completed her training at Pima Medical Institute in March ’07.

Andrea Chretin


Meet Andrea! One of our fun and energetic front office Patient Care Coordinators. Andrea was one of the first staff members when Growing Grins opened over 12 years ago. She is originally from Yuma, AZ but has been here in the valley since 1999. She received her dental assistant certificate from Apollo College in 2000. She loves children as she has three of her own Jayden, Gavin and Jaxson. Her husband also works in the dental field as a surgical assistant. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and


Dr. Jason Brady


Graduate of: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine

Graduate of: University of California, Los Angeles Dental Anesthesiology Residency

Board Certified: American Dental Board of Anesthesiology

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