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Meet the Team

Dr. Michael Killebrew DDS

Dr. Michael J. Killebrew, D.D.S.


Dr. Killebrew has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. He is a member and good standing with the American Dental Association and has treated thousands of patients in the Tucson area. Born in Douglas, Arizona and growing up in Tucson, he attended Palo Verde High School and graduated near the top of his class. He also papated in athletics at Palo Verde and still supports the University of Arizona sports programs today.

After graduating from the University of Arizona in 1972 with a Bachelor Degree in Biology, Dr. Killebrew moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to attend dental school. There, he completed an extensive internship at the Albert Einstein Hospital. He received his Doctorate in Dental Science from Temple University in 1977. After practicing in the Philadelphia area for a year, he moved back to Arizona to start his own dental practices. In 1982, Dr. Killebrew opened his first practice at Mission and Ajo, and in 1989, he started Tanque Verde Dental in East Tucson.

Over the years the businesses expanded throughout Southern Arizona, eventually growing to six successful offices. The experience Dr. Killebrew gained through the years makes him unique in his field, offering the best in quality work and cosmetic dentistry. He understands each element of patient care and pays close attention to the individual needs of each patient, which may range from dental treatment apprehension to financial concerns.

Dr. Killebrew attends seminars each year to stay updated on the latest in dental advancements and technology. He uses updated equipment and digital x-rays in his office to extend the latest advancements in quality dental care. He also has extensive knowledge in all aspects of dentistry, helping to complete treatments in-house and avoid referring outside of the office when possible. His experience includes: restorative treatment (crowns, fillings, bridges); endodontic (root canals); oral surgery (extractions, implants); prosthetics (dentures, partials); periodontics (controlling gum disease); and cosmetics (veneers, teeth whitening). He specializes in working with adults and families, harboring a reputation for being honest and personable.


Dental Assistant

Jennie is Dr. Killebrew's assistant and has worked in the dental field almost 28 years. She graduated from Pima Community College in 1985. Prior to her dental career she studied social welfare. She has been working with Dr. Killebrew for 24 years. The thing she loves the most about her job is not only helping and caring for people but the relationship she gets to build with her patients. She is very committed to making sure her patients feel as comfortable as possible. She enjoys working with Dr. Killebrew and helping patients receive the highest quality dental care as well as enabling them to have an enjoyable experience at the office. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, swimming, volleyball, the outdoors, cooking, growing plants, and being a grandmother.


Dental Assistant

Jayne grew up on the East Coast in a suburb of Washington D.C. After attending the University of Arizona for two years, she transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. However, after spending two winters in Arizona, she decided to move back to Arizona permanently after graduation, and has been here ever since. Jayne has lots of interests and hobbies, including movies, photography, and a small business making jewelry. Jayne believes in educating her patients so they can take control of their own care and lead healthier lives.



Dental Assistant

Tina has worked with Dr. Killebrew for three years now. She began as a dental assistant and went back to school for dental hygiene. She graduated from Pima Community College in 2003. Tina really enjoys her profession and loves working with people of all ages. She has enjoyed learning and educating over the years. Spending time with her family has been her greatest joy. She also enjoys playing with her two dogs. In the spare time she loves to go places and see new things with her family.