AboutLegacy Smiles of Southern Arizona

Legacy Smiles of Southern Arizona is a Green Valley based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Torres-Gomez and our team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 520-686-5784 and experience why our patients think Legacy Smiles of Southern Arizona is the best dentist in Green Valley.

Dr. Torres

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.” —John Wooden

Our Story

My wife, Mia, is a military brat and calls Arizona home, where she served 10 years in the Air National Guard, as a Logistics Technician. We met by luck, we were both at the optometrist getting our eyes checked, I guess you can say that "love is blind"!

We have been married 10 years and have four amazing children. It is a busy family. I can honestly say there is never a dull moment in the Torres Gomez house.

We left Arizona in 2017 and currently reside in the freezing cold state of Nebraska. Having experience Arizona winters, I can tell you that the winters in Nebraska are not our thing. We are all excited at the opportunity of moving back to Arizona.

Education

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein

University Of Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Physiology- 2013

Midwestern University- College of Dental Medicine AZ
Doctor of Dental Medicine- 2017

Uniformed Services University-Postgraduate Dental College
Master of Science in Oral Biology- 2020

Career

Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona

Position: Dental Assistant
Active Duty: 2007-2011
Deployments:
Operation Enduring Freedom/ Deployment Al Udeid AFB, Qatar 2010-2011
Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Deployment Sather AFB, Iraq 2009

Air Force Reserves:
Position: Dental Assistant
Reserves: 2011-2014
943rd AMDS Davis Monthan AFB AZ, 2011-2014

JBSA Lackland AFB, Texas

Position: General Dentist
Active Duty: 2017-2018
General Dentistry, Air Force Post Graduate Dental School JBSA-Lackland, TX, 2017-2018

Position: AEGD Resident
Residency: 2018-2020
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency
Resident, AEGD-2 Residency, JBSA-Lackland, TX, 2018-2020

Offutt AFB, Nebraska

Position: AEGD Deputy Program Director
Active Duty: 2020-Current
Resident Education & Training

Humanitarian Mission:
Position: Dental Site Officer In Charge
Mission Date: June 2021
Operation Healthy Delta, Innovative Readiness Training Mission, Missouri

Terry McIntyre

Dental Hygienist

Education: Colorado Northwester.

From: Geraldine Montana; Paisley, Colorado; Aurora, Illinois; Yuma & Tucson Arizona.

Family/Friends/Pets: 3 daughters—Ryely (17), Paynton (14), Morgan (8), Husband—Ty.

Favorite Things I Like to do? Spend time with family & friends, hiking, outside work.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any river! Trails, monuments, historical sites!

Why I chose the dental field: It’s a health industry that I know changes peoples lives with more confidence and it’s rewarding to take people to new levels!

Reecie Gradillas

Front Desk Coordinator

Education: Bachelors in Elementary Education — University of Arizona.

From: Tucson native

Family/Friends/Pets: Married, 2 kids—son (7) & daughter (5).

Favorite Things I Like to do? Enjoying my family time, shopping, drinking a glass of wine, and enjoying Southern Arizona summer evenings.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Costa Rica—the beach in general.

Why I chose the dental field: Ironically, the dental field chose me. I never imagined I would be immersed in the dental world and that I would love it as much as I do. Sometimes life take us to unexpected places and I’m happy to enjoy the ride.

Lori Anglin

Dental Assistant

Lori was born in Douglas, Arizona. She grew up in Tombstone, Arizona. While stationed with her husband in Mannheim, Germany, she received her dental assistant training through the Red Cross program and the US Army.

She spent 3 years in Germany and 2 years in South Korea. She has traveled and lived in different states while her husband was on active duty.

She loves helping educate others in maintaining good oral hygiene and maintaining a healthy smile.

She feels a sense of responsibility to every patient that sits in the dental chair, and to treat them with the upmost compassion and delivering treatment with a gentle touch.

Lori is married with 2 children. When not at the practice, she enjoys her family, traveling and working out.

Jessie R. Montaño

Dental Assistant

Education: Amphitheater High School, Pima Medical Institute.

From: Tucson, AZ.

Family/Friends/Pets: Mom & Brother, 7 dogs, 1 Boxer, 5 poodles, & 1 terrier mix.

Favorite Things I Like to do? Hike, listen to music, go for long drives.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Santa Monica Pier Beach, CA.

Why I chose the dental field: I want to be a dentist one day!