Meet the Kidiatric Team
Dr. Walter Villanueva, D.D.S.
Walter Villanueva, D.D.S, is a native of Rochester, New York who moved to Phoenix, AZ to promote healthy smiles in July of 2009. Dr. Villanueva has practiced Pediatric Dentistry for several years across the country prior to bringing his talents in dentistry to Kidiatric Dental. Dr. Villanueva graduated and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the New York University of Buffalo- School of Dental Medicine.
After finishing his dental education, he moved to New York City where he received additional training at an advanced post-doctoral program in the field of pediatric dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Villanueva holds an active membership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, cooking, travel, and a multitude of outdoor activities.
Dr. Mike Phillips, D.D.S.
Dr. Mike Phillips is a pediatric dentist with over 20 years of academic experience serving as a clinical attending for CHOB with the University of Buffalo. Dr Mike joined Kidiatric Dental in December of 2015 and quickly became a member of the Kidi family. Dr Mike enjoys hiking in his spare time, playing with his dogs, and exploring our glorious Arizona mines for minerals and gems
Dr. Nitalya B. Williams, D.D S.
Dr. Nitalya B. Williams is originally from the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County. She completed her dental and orthodontic education at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. Dr. Williams is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the National Dental Association, The American dental Association and Angel City Dental Society.
Dr. Nitalya Williams is a second generation orthodontist in her family. She enjoys serving her community and making her patients smile. When Dr. Williams is not creating beautiful smiles at the office, she can be found spending time with her loving friends and family. Her other favorite hobbies include traveling abroad, swimming, skiing and has just recently begun snowboarding.
Miss Sheryl - Treatment Coordinator
An Arizona native who recently moved back to Arizona to enjoy the sun once again, Sheryl loves bike riding, swimming, & making animal balloons. Sheryl has worked in the dental field for more than ten years and,after starting at Kidiatric Dental, she discovered her love of working with children!
Miss Jennifer - Insurance Specialist
Jennifer has always had a passion for children, health care, and education, so a career in the pediatric dental field made perfect sense. What she didn't foresee was developing a proficiency in the often confusing world of dental insurance. When not on hold waiting for the next available representative, Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family, participating in 5K runs, and taking their two rescue dogs to the park!
Miss Martha - Dental Assistant
Martha moved to Arizona in 1999 from California and she LOVES this HOT weather! She is happily married with 5 children who are all grown and out of the house. She has 2 dogs, Bo & Dutch, who keep her busy. In her spare time she loves to read romance novels and most of all vacation in Cabo where she gets to visit all of her friends. Martha always brightens up the office with her jubilant personality and loves the work she does!
Miss Dawn - Dental Assistant
Dawn was born in Chicago, IL, but has grown up here in Arizona and wouldn’t have it any other way. She loves spending time with her growing family doing activities such as going to the movies, swimming, and playing at the park. She stays busy at home with her adorable young daughter, a cat, a dog, and lots of freshwater fish! When she has spare time she enjoys yoga classes and hiking. Her passion for children began when she had her own and it is a blessing to her to be able to work with them every day.
Miss Christina - Dental Assistant
Christina is originally from California but has been in Arizona since she was a child. Her favorite thing to do is shop and she loves a bargain! She shops mostly for her three children, ages seven, six, & three. When she is not shopping, she loves to enjoy country music while fishing.