Meet The Team

Premier Family Dental, Gilbert, AZ

About Premier Family Dental

Over 25 years of dental experience

At Premier Family Dental, our team is our greatest asset! Nothing can be accomplished without them. We focus on patient education to help each patient understand the need for dental care, hygiene, and treatment. Our dental team enjoys building long-term relationships with our patients. We want our atmosphere to be inviting so visits aren’t uncomfortable, worrisome, nor do they ever feel rushed.

A great dentistry is one that happily continues education opportunities to keep abreast of new research and changing technology so that they stay at the forefront of the dental industry. And that’s exactly what we are all about here at Premier. We stay up-to-date on the latest innovations in dental technology and incorporates new techniques and equipment within our practice. We always want to be ahead of the curve to ensure every patient is getting the quality treatment they need and deserve.

It’s understandable that the dentist’s office might not be everyone’s favorite place to visit, but we try to change that for each patient. Every mouth is sensitive and needs delicate care. We aim to handle each treatment with a gentle touch and an effort to minimize any pain and discomfort. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and a little scared when it comes to someone handling your smile, and that’s why we make sure that all fears are explained and everyone’s at ease with each procedure. Why let dental experiences haunt you? We’re here to correct all worries and doubts and lay them to rest.

Our staff only seek to educate our patients about proper dental care as well as on the treatments suggested so that you’re always in the know. We encourage our patients to develop good preventative care habits so that with each visit, we can see that smile just getting better and better. The patient should be involved in decision making for treatment, should they not? It’s your mouth. So, it should come as any surprise when we give patients access to their records and explain all the options for any treatment that is needed. Premier Family Dental Care knows that the patient needs to feel in control of his or her treatment.

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Dr. Kerbs

Dentist

Premier Family Dental, Gilbert, AZ

Dr. Spring

Dentist

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Dr. Birch

Dentist

Dr. Nick Mellum

Dr. Mellum

Dentist

Char, Hygenist-bio

Charlotte

Hygienist

Ian, Hygenist-bio

Ian

Hygienist

Puja, Hygenist-bio

Puja

Hygienist

Christina, Dental Assistant-bio

Christian

Dental Assistant

Mara, Dental Assistant-bio

Mara

Dental Assistant

Kim, Dental Assistant-bio

Kim

Dental Assistant

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Jamie

Practice Manager

Chloe, Front Office-bio

Chloe

Front Office

Kynzee, Front Office-bio

Kynzee

Front Office

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Early morning, evening, and weekend appointments are available. If you have a busy work or school schedule, are a busy mom, or simply need us to accommodate your schedule, call us today to learn more!

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    Dr. Kerbs
    Dentist

    Dr. Eric Kerbs grew up in Draper, Utah. After completing a service mission in Osaka, Japan, he attended and graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Medical Biology and minor in Chemistry. He then received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Kerbs and his wife of 15 years have two children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and coaching little league sports.

    Premier Family Dental, Gilbert, AZ
    Dr. Spring
    Dentist

    Dr. Spring grew up in upstate New York and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.  Prior to his career in dentistry, Dr. Spring was a Federal Agent for various government agencies.  Dr. Spring has lived in New York, Mississippi, Nebraska, Virginia (while working in D.C.), Utah, Maryland and Arizona.  He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentists, the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Spring performs the sedation in our practice.  Dr. Spring graduated from the prestigious University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.

    Dr. Spring relates on many levels to his patients given his eclectic background and experiences and his broad knowledge base. Dr. Spring enjoys reading, current events, guitars, scuba diving and traveling, to name just a few.

    Dr. Spring has two daughters and enjoys spending time with his family.

    Dr. Birch
    Dentist

    Originally from southeastern Idaho, Dr. Birch started his career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. He earned dental credentials from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Dr. Birch has been in private practice in the Ahwatukee area since 1998, but he has never stopped growing his dental knowledge. He has received advanced training in Invisalign orthodontics, CEREC restorations, and endodontics.

    Known for natural artistry and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Birch delivers that level of care with warmth and compassion. He is fluent in both Spanish and English, putting all patients at ease.

    Dr. Birch is a talented pianist and overall musician, who has played for more than 25 years. He greatly enjoys spending time with his two children and family, and is an avid snowboarder.

    Dr. Mellum
    Dentist

    Dr. Nick Mellum was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2002. In 2006, he received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. He then returned home to Oregon to work in private practice.

    In the fall of 2021, Dr. Mellum made the difficult decision to sell his practice in Portland in order to move closer to family. Dr. Mellum, his wife, and 2 kids have greatly enjoyed all the new experiences in Arizona. They like hiking, boating, skiing/snowboarding, and community events at the parks.

    Dr. Mellum is experienced in many aspects of dentistry including implant restorations, laser dentistry, 3D printed dentures, and CEREC restorations. In Oregon, Dr. Mellum was a member of a study club with the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry. Recently he began taking continuing education courses with the SPEAR Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Charlotte
    Hygienist
    Introducing Premier Family Dental Care’s amazing new Hygienist, Charlotte Harper! Char has been in the dental field since 1997 and has been a Hygienist since 2007. She loves spending time with her adorable family and prides herself on always making the patient the priority in both their health and their experience here at Premier.
    Ian
    Hygienist
    Puja
    Hygienist
    Christian
    Dental Assistant
    Mara
    Dental Assistant
    Kim
    Dental Assistant
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    Jamie
    Practice Manager
    Introducing Premier Family Dental’s new Practice Manager, Jamie Kovach! Jamie has 20 years of experience in Dental Office management and prides herself on making sure you receive the best care possible here at Premier Family Dental. She loves to spend time with her Hubby and their 6 children exploring all that Arizona has to offer. Welcome, Jamie!
    Chloe
    Front Office
    Kynzee
    Front Office