Meet the Doctors
Tiny Teeth Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics of Phoenix has pediatric dental specialists on staff overseeing our dental operations. Pediatric dentists are children’s dentists who elect to take an extra two years of schooling to specialize in pediatric dentistry. Our children’s dentists work with children aged nine months to 18 years, and with special needs patients up to 26 years. No matter how minor or serious your child’s needs are, we have the knowledge and technology upon which you can rely.
Dara Feinman was born and raised in small town in New Jersey and earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). Dr. Feinman finally found her home in the sunny desert where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale. Dr. Feinman takes great pride in treating her patients as though they were her own family by giving them best-quality care, while also providing compassion and empathy and many laughs. She always stays up to date on the most accurate and recent research and technology by investing time in various continuing education course and study clubs. Dr. Feinman’s passions outside of dentistry include hiking, traveling, spending time with her two dogs and cat, trying new restaurants, and smiling.
Sheena Kawamoto was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physiological Sciences. After graduation, Dr. Kawamoto moved to Phoenix, where she worked for what is now known as Spear Education, a state-of-the-art continuing education facility for dentists. It is there that she found her passion for dentistry. Dr. Kawamoto attended Midwestern University in Glendale, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kawamoto then moved to Albuquerque, where she worked at a pediatric office before making her way back to Arizona to attend A.T. Still University for an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Kawamoto is committed to providing quality care. She is excited to be part of a great team that promotes excellent oral health, education, and most of all, fun for all of our patients. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the gym, yoga, and hiking. She also enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and a good laugh!
Damon Duckworth was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Duckworth graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He then graduated from the University of Southern California’s Ostrow School of Dentistry and subsequently completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Cohen Children’s Hospital of Northwell Health, in Long Island, New York. During his residency, he received extensive training in orthodontics and completed rotations in emergency medicine, oral pathology, ambulatory anesthesia, as well as pediatric medicine. Dr. Duckworth has volunteered with several local and international dental mission trips providing dental care to underserved areas in California, New York, and in multiple cities in Mexico.
Stephanie Pagels was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008 with a BA in Psychology, and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, she completed an Advance Education General Dentistry program through NYU-Lutheran Medical Center located at the Maricopa Integrated Health Systems in Phoenix, Arizona. After working for a year, she began her Pediatric Residency Program through NYU-Lutheran Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Stephanie is very involved in community outreach programs, both domestically and abroad. She was co-director of the USC Mobile Clinic, a program dedicated to treating children of at-risk communities in Southern California. She was president of the Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program, a group that brought much needed dental care to underserved communities throughout the world. She is the recipient of the Thor Award, for outstanding dedication and service in providing dental care to handicapped and/or disadvantaged and California Dental Association Community Leadership Award, for demonstrating academic excellence, participating in community outreach, and contributing to organized dentistry. Stephanie is returning to Arizona after spending two years living and working in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is honored to be given the opportunity to serve the oral health care needs of Phoenix. Stephanie, her husband and their son Silas, enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Anna Novario, DMD
Anna Novario, DMD, was born and raised in Normal, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology. During this time, she participated in dental mission trips to Central America where she witnessed a lack of access to proper dental care and was inspired to join the dental field. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. While in dental school, she continued to see the need for passionate providers for children in underserved areas, which motivated her to specialize in pediatric dentistry. She completed her advanced education in pediatric dentistry at NYU Langone in Springfield, MO. Dr. Novario is enjoying the sunny weather of Arizona and is excited to help serve the dental needs of children in the community. Outside of work, Anna loves hiking, running, cycling, and traveling.