All professionals at Christopher B. McFarland, DDS, PLLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Christopher B. McFarland, DDS, PLLC
Dentist in Tucson, AZChristopher B. McFarland, DDS, PLLC
Dr. Chris McFarland was born in Colorado and shortly thereafter his family moved to Tucson. He graduated from Sabino High School right here in town then attended Arizona State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors, graduating Magna cum Laude. He then went on to dental school at Marquette School of Dentistry and scored in the top ten percent of the country on his national board exams. Dr. McFarland performed comprehensive dentistry while serving our country in the military for four years, including a deployment to Iraq. He has practiced dentistry here in Tucson for the past several years.
Dr. McFarland is a family man with a lovely wife, Camille, and four children. He values his personal and professional relationships highly. In his free time, Dr. McFarland enjoys playing golf, biking, sports card collecting, fishing, service through his church, and coaching his kids' sports teams.
Dr. McFarland feels very blessed for the good things in his life and enjoys helping those less fortunate. He was taught at a young age the importance of giving back through service to the community, all while building relationships and interacting with a wide variety of people. He works with the Grayline Program where he volunteers dental care for underserved school children and with Hopefest, an annual event providing dental care to members of the community in need. Dr. McFarland also participates in National Make-a-Difference Day and serves as a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts.
“I enjoy improving people's lives by making a difference in their mouths that can be both beautiful and functional. I get to be an artist, technician, and healthcare expert all at the same time. I cherish the lifelong relationships I have built with our family of patients and look forward to fostering them for years to come.”
-Dr. Christopher McFarland
Michelle Mongan, Dental Hygienist
I moved back to Tucson in 2016 after living in Maryland for 11 years. I grew up here and I'm fortunate to be back surrounded by family and great friends. I decided to go to hygiene school in my thirties. I always knew I wanted to do something in regards to the dental field. I really enjoy working with Dr. McFarland and our fantastic staff. I love what I do and truly enjoy working with our patients. In my free time I love to be outdoors hiking, biking, and swimming. Also, I love cooking and exploring all types of restaurants.
Lorie Fernandez, Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Tucson and have been a member of the dental community for close to 20 years. My husband and I have been blessed with three wonderful, talented children. We stay quite busy with work, exercise, and family activities. We love dogs and have a boxer and a Chihuahua. We also love outdoor activities like boating, camping, and hiking. Currently, I am trying to learn photography. I love working with Dr. McFarland, our staff, and patients. It gives me a woderful opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives.
Jill Alexander, Front Desk
I am a business assistant for Dr. McFarland and have worked at the front desk for nearly 17 years. I may be the first person you come in contact with in our practice. I enjoy what I do because of the people I have the privilege of serving; helping patients feel welcomed and comfortable. I enjoy contributing to our community by volunteering at local organizations. I have been married to my best friend, Val, since 1989. We have a wonderful son Ryan, and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Amber. We also enjoy being a part of our church community.
Jennifer Ferrante, Front Desk
I have been working in the dental field for 22 years and look forward to every new year. I work with our patients in all aspects of scheduling and finances. I love being able to witness the changing of people's smiles and lives. This is a great practice where we all work well as a team. In my free time I enjoy camping, fishing, being outdoors and family time.
Yvonne Kavathas, Dental Assistant
I have 30 years of experience working in the dental field from assisting the doctor to working at the front desk. I enjoy coming to work everyday, working with Dr. McFarland and our great team. Our office is all about making our patients feel like they are #1! I am married and have been blessed with 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I enjoy boating at Lake Havasu with family and friends. Life is good.
Jenna Olton, Dental Assistant
I've been a dental assistant since 2016 and love working with Dr. McFarland and our practice. I really enjoy what I do on a day-to-day basis. I enjoy making my patients comfortable and creating lasting relationships. I have a 3 year old son, Talon, and in my free time I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, golfing, and softball.