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.
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
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. 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.
Dr. Conner, as he likes his patients to call him is a native Arizonan, growing up in Tucson. He knew he wanted to be a Wildcat and went to the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2010.
He always knew he wanted to be a doctor, but while at UA, he decided he wanted to be a dentist and went to dental school at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. While he knew he wanted to be a dentist, it wasn't until later that he realized how much he liked working with kids and the lifelong impact he could have on their smiles.
He went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry doing his residency at the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago.
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 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 grew up right here in Arizona. She attended Carrington College to become a Dental Assistant. She enjoys working at Arcadia Pediatric Dental because we treat every patient with compassion and respect regardless of family income.
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 is a native Phoenician. She knew she wanted to help kids and becoming a dental assistant seemed only natural. She is fantastic at helping nervous kids relax during their exam. Your kiddo will leave their appointment with sparking clean teeth and a big smile.
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 was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended Carrington College for her Dental Assistant certification. Our patients and families love her as much as we do as she was recognized as the Employee of the Year. When away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and baby girl.
Itzel Was born in Sinaloa, Mexico, but moved to Tempe when she was two. She enjoys being a dental assistant because she loves making kids laugh. She recently got braces so she is able to help kids with orthodontia keep their healthy dental habits and answer any questions.
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...
Yessica grew up in the East part of Phoenix. She went to Pima Medical Institute to become a Dental Assistant. Yessica enjoys teaching the kiddos how to have the perfect smile and assure them not to be afraid of going to the dentist.
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.
Ashley is a new mom herself with a cute little boy. She grew up here in Phoenix and went to Carrington College to become a dental assistant. When she is not at the office helping our patients with their bright smiles, she likes to spend time with her husband and son.
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.
Ashley is a native to Arizona, born and raised in Phoenix. She received her Associate’s Business Degree from Phoenix College and graduated as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa . Ashley went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Organizational Leadership, from the W. P. Carey School of Business- Arizona State University. She’s been in the marketing field for over 4 years with additional experience in the non-profit sector. Ashley is bilingual both Spanish and English.
Favorite Meal Her mother’s authentic Mexican cooking, especially the chicken rolled tacos with sour cream, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, homemade green salsa and avocado complimented with a side of rice.
Hobby Driving all around Arizona, especially up North and seeing all the beautiful scenery in Sedona.