About Our Doctor

Dr. Gregory Whelan, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZDr. Gregory Whelan is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry. Prior to opening Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Colonel Whelan served for 21 years in the US Public Health Service, assigned to the Indian Health Service.

Dr. Whelan graduated from St. Louis University and received his dental degree from Southern Illinois University - School of Dental Medicine. He completed his Pediatric dental residency, as Chief Resident, at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. Dr. Whelan's passions include ensuring the provision of the highest quality pediatric dental care to his patients and assisting with the implementations of 'best practices' throughout his profession.

Dr. Whelan, his wife, and three children are happy to call Peoria home. Dr. Whelan enjoys spending his free time camping and hiking with his family.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZ

Kendal - Office Manager

Kendal has been working in the dentistry field for over 12 years! She is the office manager at Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, and absolutely loves being able to work with children every day.

Kendal takes care of all the paperwork in the office, and makes sure that everything is staying on schedule. She has expertise in financial services, as well as dealing with patient's insurance needs. She also has a certification in CPR, and is a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Kendal has been married to her husband, Mike, for 30 years and together they have a 5-year-old son. She loves spending time with her family and traveling to new destinations!

Meet Our Team, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZ

Heather - Dental Assistant

Heather joined our office in the autumn of 2010. She has been a pediatric dental assistant for 15 years, and is excellent. Heather is CPR certified and holds certification for coronal polishing as well as taking X-rays. She says she "enjoys my job and finds it very rewarding. Especially when a fearful child leaves the office with a smile on their face and anxious to return for their next appointment."

Heather is married and has 2 beautiful children, a son Carson, who 11 yrs old; and a daughter Miley, who is 4 yrs old.

Meet Our Team, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZ

Kara - Dental Assistant

Kara is a graduate from the Dental Assisting program at Arizona College of Allied Health. She has been working in the dentistry field for over 3 years now. Kara has her certification in CPR, coronal polishing, and x-rays.

Kara loves everyone she works with at Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, and feels like they are all extended members of her own family. She also enjoys working with kids and educating them about good oral health at an early age.

In her free time, Kara likes spending time with her dogs, Ace and King, and her two adorable sugar gliders. She also loves traveling.

Meet Our Team, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZ

Shae - Front Desk/Reception

Shae has been working in the dental field for approximately one year and has been with PPD since March 2014. She also has experience working with children in the daycare field.

She has experience working in the front office and as a treatment coordinator. She is skilled at verifying insurance, obtaining authorizations and answering questions that parents may have in regard to their childrens' dental care. She is CPR certified.

She enjoys greeting our young patients when they come for their appointments and is able to make them feel at ease during the check in process. Shae enjoys that patients and parents at Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry and enjoys working with all the other caring staff members in the office.

Shae has a young daughter who she enjoys spending time with. Shae enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking.

Meet Our Team, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZ

Stephanie - Dental Assistant

Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of Phoenix College. She is X ray certified, and also holds CPR and coronal polish certifications. Stephanie enjoys working with everyone at Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry. Interacting with the children during their appointments and making them feel at ease is one thing she finds rewarding about her job. She strives to make each patient comfortable so that they are able to enjoy their appointment.

Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include hiking, shopping and reading.

Meet Our Team, Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry, Peoria, AZ

Evelyn - Front Desk/Dental Assistant

Evelyn has been in the dental field for over twenty years. She is a graduate of Apollo College. Evelyn is x ray and coronal polish certified. Her position at Pleasant Pediatric Dentistry is primarily at the front desk, but Evelyn is also very capable in chair side assisting in the back as well. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two sons wake boarding and participating in mixed martial arts. Evelyn also participates in volunteer work with several animal charities in Phoenix.