Meet the Team
Pediatric Dental Team in Scottsdale, AZ
The entire Arcadia Pediatric Dental team is passionate about ensuring your child has a great trip to the dentist. Everyone from the doctors to the administrative team works hard to make sure you and your child leave with a great big smile.
Nothing would make our entire team happier than to show you why our patients voted us Scottsdale Progress’ Best Dentist and HulaFrog.com’s Most Loved Dentist.
Cayce Wallace, DMD
Cayce Wallace, DMD - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Cayce Wallace is a board-certified pediatric dentist and has been setting the highest standards in kids dentistry since 2010. Born and raised in Mississippi, Dr. Wallace attended Mississippi College where he played baseball and received a B.S. degree in Medical Biology.
He attended Dental School at the University of Mississippi and completed specialty training at the Batson’s Children’s Hospital in Jackson, MS. Dr. Wallace was named Chief Resident and became a diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Wallace has focused on developing his skills to combine exceptional dentistry in a fun and relaxed environment. He believes that good oral health requires educating the child and parent at an early age. He brings passion and energy to provide the kids of the community the service they deserve.
Dr. Wallace is an active member of many of the leading dental organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association.
Favorite Band Dr. Wallace has a passion for music. He loves listening to music and going to live shows. His favorite band to jam to is The Grateful Dead.
Favorite Place to Travel Dr. Wallace is a kid at heart. He loves to travel to Disneyland. He says it is for the kids, but we are not sure it isn’t really for him.
Favorite Outdoor Activity A few years ago Dr. Wallace was invited to a friendly game of pickleball. Now he is hooked and plays every chance he gets.
Allison Pederson, DMD
Allison Pederson, DMD - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Allison Pederson grew up in Tucson, Arizona. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude. After completing her undergraduate degree Dr. Pederson obtained a master’s degree in physiological sciences at the University of Arizona studying therapies for neurologic injuries.
Dr. Pederson attended Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona where she discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry. She continued her dental education by completing her pediatric dental residency at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana. During Dr. Pederson’s residency, she received advanced training in caring for medically complex patients and those with special healthcare needs. She also received a Master of Science in Dentistry degree for her research that studied outcomes of office-based anesthesia for pediatric dental procedures and obtained a minor in child psychology. Upon completion of Dr. Pederson’s pediatric training, she was honored to receive the prestigious Ralph. E. McDonald Scholar Award for outstanding performance in pediatric dentistry.
Despite all her degrees and prestigious awards, she just wants to be known as Dr. Alli and she loves joking around with kids during their appointments.
Favorite Meal #1 from Chick-fil-A
Favorite Song Let it Go from the Frozen soundtrack. (Yes, she will sing it with your kids.)
Favorite TV Show Friends. Ask her what her favorite episode is.
Taylor Coffin, DDS
Taylor Coffin, DDS - Pediatric Dentist
It may not seem like attending this small midwestern school was foreshadowing that she would end up in Arizona, but it was. Just as ASU started out as the Territorial Normal College, Wayne State started out as the Nebraska Normal School. So there you go, destiny!
Dr. Coffin had a more obvious destiny though, dentistry. She knew she wanted to be in medicine and help people.
She was drawn to dentistry because she liked the way it allowed her to work with her hands and blended science with art. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Coffin went on to complete her residency in pediatric dentistry. She enjoys being a pediatric dentist because seeing her patients every 6 months allows her to really get to know them as they grow up.
In addition to taking care of her patients at Arcadia Pediatric Dental, she has dedicated herself to helping kids from less fortunate circumstances have access to quality dental care. She has made three dental mission trips to Haiti and another one to Honduras to provide free dental care.
Dr. Coffin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.
Favorite Restaurant Pitch. It is right down the street from the office. It was founded in Nebraska so in addition to great food, it reminds her of home.
Favorite Podcast Ologies with Allie Ward. It is a fun podcast where humorist Allie Ward asks very smart people very stupid questions. Always good for a laugh.
Fur Baby Dr. Coffin has an adorable pyredoodle named Lucy. Careful if you ask to see a picture, her phone is loaded with them.
Taby Barraza - Office Manager
Chances are the first smile you see when you come to Arcadia Pediatric Dental is Taby Barraza. She has been in the dental field for almost 15 years. She has worked throughout all the administrative roles of the office so if you have a question, Taby probably knows the answer.
Taby is not only bilingual, but she also knows all the medical jargon as well. She received her Medical Interpreter Certification from Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Favorite Movie Mean Girls, The Notebook, Elf. "I love movie night too much to have just one!"
Unique Talent Taby loves to write poetry. And not roses are red, violets are blue stuff. She has penned some incredible poems.
Favorite Food Her three favorite foods are Tacos, Tacos and more Tacos.
Volunteer There is a reason Taby works at a pediatric dental office; she loves helping kids. She is an active volunteer at Feed My Starving Children.
Lizzy Rodriguez - Front Office
Lizzy may have been born in California, but she she considers herself a true Arizonian. While sometimes middle kids get the reputation for being a tad bit rambunctious, Lizzy is a such a joy to be around, she is at our front desk to greet everyone with a smile. She chose to work at Arcadia Pediatric Dental because she loves working with kids and making sure they have a great experience at the dentist.
Pet A lovable Pomeranian named Simba.
Favorite Place in AZ Lizzy loves the red rocks of Sedona.
Favorite TV Show Friends. Don't be surprised if you catch her talking to Dr. Alli about their favorite episodes.
Yesenia Arreola - Dental Assistant
Favorite color palette Pink and black
Best Dental Tip Make sure your kiddo brushes their tongue as well as their teeth. It reduces bacteria in their mouth and keeps the bad breath away.
Favorite Restaurant Playa Hermosa. The ceviche is the best, but if you want a little spice, order the camarones a la diabla!
Tania Banuelos - Dental Assistant
Favorite TV Show The Office. She just loves Michael Scott and the gang and Dunder Mifflin.
Fact Tania is a part-time comedian. Her great sense of humor helps turn frowns upside down.
Hobby She enjoys working out and is actively "getting buff".
Alexandra Burrel - Dental Assistant
Favorite Song All of Me by John Legend
Favorite Place in AZ Canyon Lake
Pet The sweetest Boxer ever, Nala.
Itzel Ponce Ibarra
Itzel Ponce Ibarra - Dental Assistant
Favorite Quote "Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine" - Mario Fernandez
Favorite Place in AZ Sedona and the amazing red rocks
Favorite Movie Any horror flick or Disney movie. Hmmmm...
Ashley Carrasco - Dental Assistant
Favorite Movie Soul. Loves the Disney flicks.
Favorite Restaurant Oreganos. The XXX is just the best.
Hobby She is rather talented. Ashley loves crafting, baking and of course she has mad shopping skills.
Yessica Maldonado - Dental Assistant
Favorite Book She's inspired by the amazing story The Child Called "IT"
Favorite Spot In AZ Jessica enjoys taking scenic road trips to Sedona and see the beautiful Red-Rocks and creeks.
Favorite Hobby She loves to have movie nights with her family and enjoys taking a nice walk to park with her son.
Ambrosia Guerrero - Dental Assistant
"Kids are so funny. Even when some come in and are a little nervous, we do such a great job of making a trip to the dentist fun and enjoyable, usually by the end of the appointment they leave with a great big smile."
Fur Baby She has an adorable puppy named Oreo.
Favorite Cake Ambrosia says her favorite cake is cheesecake. But the office debates if cheesecake is a cake or not.
Big & Bold Her favorite color is pink. And whenever possible loves to wear it.
Karen Ocampo - Dental Assistant
Fur Baby She has an adorable puppy named Oreo.
Favorite Food Karen loves her pizza. Her favorite is the good ol' classic pepperoni.
Family Time While she likes being active, nothing makes her feel better than just spending time with her family.
Vanessa Acosta - Front Office
Secret Identity Before she joined Arcadia Pediatric Dental she studied to be an EMT. .
Fashion Style When she isn't in her scrubs, you usually will find Vanessa decked out in western wear.
Adventurer Vanessa isn't just not afraid to try new things, she actively seeks out new daring adventures. .
Ashley Francis - Community Relations Manager
Ashley Francis was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Arizona. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a degree in Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Social Innovation.
She joined Arcadia Pediatric Dental in 2022 as a Community Relations Specialist. One of Ashley's favorite parts about her position is working with community organizations to help the families they serve access needed preventative dental care and oral health resources for their children. Ashley is able to help both children and their parents learn how to make great oral health habits fun.
If you are interested in learning more about how your community organization can partner with Arcadia Pediatric Dental, please send Ashley an email.
Fur Parent Ashley has a beautiful rescue dog, Poppy. If you see her, she will encourage you to follow Poppy's Instagram.
Favorite Saying The world is stressful, but to help keep her calm, Ashley's favorite quote is "Everything Happens for a reason.
Favorite Flick Anything in the Marvel Universe is great, but Iron Man is the best.