Dr. Karin Hilsabeck


Dr. Hilsabeck grew up in Florida and completed her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She then continued her post graduate education at the University of Maryland, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. To further her clinical expertise, Dr. Hilsabeck completed a residency program in Advanced General Dentistry at Louisiana State University. Upon commencement she relocated to Phoenix to start her professional career, joining Phoenix Dental Design in 2000.

Dr. Hilsabeck is a member of the Central Arizona Dental Association as well as the American Dental Association. Dr. Hilsabeck deeply values the relationships she has established with her patients and is committed to providing the best comprehensive dental care.


Dr. Hilsabeck is married to her husband Charlie and has two daughters Ava and Ellie. She enjoys traveling, exercise, cooking and spending time in the outdoors with her family.

Dr. Tyler A. Block


An Arizona native, Dr. Block grew up in Mesa, Arizona.  He attended Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medicinal Biochemistry.  He then moved to San Francisco California where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Block joined the Phoenix Dental Design Team in 2014.  He has enjoyed getting to know our wonderful patients and helping them to achieve excellent dental health.  Dr. Block is an active member of the OKU Dental Honor Society, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Central Arizona Dental Society. He attends national conferences and study club meetings throughout the year in order to stay up-to-date on all the latest techniques in General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Dentistry.


When he is not practicing Dr. Block spends much of this time outdoors. He enjoys hiking with his wife, Courtney, playing tennis and golfing. He enjoys grilling for family barbecues and trying all the new restaurants Phoenix has to offer. He is an avid sports fan and can often be seen cheering on the ASU Sun Devils, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns.


Dental Hygienist – Since graduating from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, Kelly Schest has spent the majority of her career working with patients at Phoenix Dental Design. She loves working as a team to continually provide the best standard of care through cutting-edge dentistry.

One of the highlights of her work is developing patient relationships and personalizing patient care. Kelly is active on both a national and regional level with professional organizations including the American Dental Hygienist Association, and has served on a national boards exam standards setting committee. She has worked for over 20 years as an examiner for the Western Regional Examining Board. Kelly is also passionate about providing dental care for the needy and looks forward to annually volunteering with the Arizona Mission of Mercy.

Kelly enjoys spending her leisure time with husband Dennis and grown children Nick and Hannah. They can often be found camping, skiing, and hiking on the weekends.


Dental Hygienist – Julie has been a part of Phoenix Dental Design since 1993. She is a native Phoenician and a graduate of Northern Arizona University.

Julie enjoys cooking, gardening, decorating, reading, music and movies. She and her husband Steve love to travel and cheer on the Green Bay Packers. She cherishes her time with friends and family, especially their sweet grandchildren.


Dental Hygienist – Debbie joined Phoenix Dental Design in 1998. She grew up in Michigan. She graduated from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry dental hygiene program. She is currently licensed to work in Michigan, Colorado, Missouri and Arizona.

Debbie has one daughter, Sara. Debbie loves to discuss books with anyone, she loves to travel and quilt in her free time.


Dental Hygienist – Jessica joined Phoenix Dental Design in 2014. Jessica grew up and started her dental hygiene career in central Illinois. She has been practicing since 2005. She enjoys connecting with patients and providing the best care possible to improve each patient’s oral and systemic health.

When she’s not in the office she enjoys spending time with her Pomeranian Miley, taking pilates classes and doing anything outdoors.


Dental Assistant – Leiane was born in Denver,CO and moved to Arizona in 1989. She graduated from Horizon High School. She has had the pleasure of being a part of Phoenix Dental Design since 1999. Dr. Babits was her childhood dentist. She has worked with Dr. Hilsabeck now for 16 years. Leiane is also our Whitening Specialist and loves helping patients achieve a beautiful white smile.

When she is not working, Leiane enjoys camping, family time and cooking with her husband Jason and children Kaley (9) and Connor (8).


Dental Assistant – Stacey joined Phoenix Dental Design in 2014. Stacey earned top honors while earning her dental assisting certificate. She enjoys the challenges of private practice and is excited to continue to learn new techniques as we continue to introduce new technology into the practice.

Stacey moved to Arizona in 2010 from Michigan.  She enjoys going to the gym, being outdoors, and family time.


Front Office Coordinator -Sherry has had the pleasure of working with Phoenix Dental Design for over 20 years. During this time she has enjoyed the special relationships she has cultivated with her fellow workers and friendships with our great patients.

As the front office coordinator, Sherry looks forward to helping with appointments, financial arrangements and billing questions.

Sherry has lived in the Valley since 1978, but still considers herself a Colorado mountain-girl at heart. She has four wonderful granddaughters that keep her on her toes. Sherry enjoys the outdoors in every possible way and loves to travel.


Patient Coordinator – Teresa joined the team at Phoenix Dental Design in 2009. She was born and raised in the heart of Phoenix. She is happily married with five grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. She loves to fish, camp, hike, read good books and enjoys good food. Teresa looks forward to helping our patients schedule their appointments and help answer questions regarding their recommended treatment.


Patient Administrator – Lesley is the person who greets you right as you enter our office. A transplanted Canadian who has lived in Arizona for over 25 years. She has worked in the dental field just as long, from orthodontics to oral surgery to general dentistry.

Lesley enjoys building personal relationships with patients, from our long term patients to those just joining our practice.

She is married to her husband, Rick and has one grown, married daughter. Lesley loves to read and enjoys her book club. She loves cooking and trying new recipes. She is very interested in nutrition and alternative therapies to stay healthy.