Meet Dr. Pinkerton

Dr. Valarie Pinkerton

A Tucson native, Dr. Pinkerton graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She then went on to dental hygiene school at Temple University in Philadelphia and graduated in 1983. Dr. Pinkerton enjoyed eight years as a dental hygienist when she decided to follow her family’s footsteps and pursue a lifelong passion of becoming a dentist. Dr. Pinkerton became a third generation dentist in 1994 upon completing her dental education at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

Over the past twenty years, Dr. Pinkerton has continued her education throughout the ever growing technologies of dentistry. Her knowledge has expanded in area such as full porcelain crown, veneers, as well completing the Synergy Training Program on restorative therapy for Osseo integrated dental implants. She has also participated in numerous Tucker Gold study classes where she has gained exceptional knowledge for gold technology and its amazing benefits for restoration. Dr. Pinkerton is proud to be an honored recipient of the Golden Eagle award presented by Mercer Advisors, one of the largest dental consulting companies in the country in 2009 for her successful completion and graduation of the practice management and transitions workshops.

Dr. Pinkerton attends continuing education courses regularly to provide patients with the latest art and science that cosmetic dentistry providers in designing beautiful and healthy smiles. Dr. Pinkerton’s passion is not only for dentistry but giving her patients a beautiful, healthy mouth for a lifetime. The foundation and the utmost compassion, understanding, honesty, and respect. You can often hear Dr. Pinkerton say to her patients, “I truly love what I do”. Her gentle and caring style has won the hearts of many adults and children. As a mother herself, Dr. Pinkerton brings a special touch to her work with children.

Dr. Pinkerton is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, American Society of Dentistry for Children, American Dental Hygiene Association, Southern Arizona Dental Association, Tucker Institute, Mercer Advisors, Active Alumni of the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry.

When she is not in the office, Dr. Pinkerton enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their son, Nikolaous. They all love following their favorite college athletic team “The Arizona Wildcats”.





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