Our Practice

our office

Ina Dentistry is the practice of James W. Symonds, DDS, and provides general dentistry to Tucson, Oro Valley, and Marana. We are located just East of the Foothills Mall at 7516 N La Cholla Blvd.

It is our mission to provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable and compassionate environment, strive to have a positive impact on our patients of all ages, exceed expectations at every opportunity and educate patients about the value of excellent oral health.

We provide everything from crowns and fillings to cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening. Our philosophy is to help people feel welcome and comfortable. We understand that visiting the dentist can be an anxious experience for some people. We strive to emphasize the “care” in our patient care. Our incredible staff makes all the difference in the world and we’ve got the lifetime patients to prove it.

If you are looking for a new dentist, or haven’t been to a dentist in a while, we invite you to call today. We’d love to spend some time with you so you can see how we are different.


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Phone: (520) 742-1713

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Please call one of our friendly front office staff members who are happy to assist you with your insurance questions.

Our Staff


Dr. James Symonds


Dr. Symonds has been practicing dentistry since 1987. He has been with Ina Dentistry since 2001. He grew up in Washington State and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Washington State University. He is and always will be a lifelong Cougars fan. Dr. Symonds received his dental degree from the University of Washington. After graduation he had his own practice in Yakima, WA. Establishing long term relationships with his patients and working with a great support team is his favorite part of working at Ina Dentistry.

When he isn’t working, Dr. Symonds enjoys spending time with his wife Sydney, his daughter Skylar and his son Jake. He loves anything outdoors and spends his spare time skiing, fishing, hunting, camping, boating and participating in triathlons, including two Iron Man competitions.




Kenda started her dental career in 1995 as a dental assistant. She graduated hygiene school and joined our dental team in 2003 and has been taking care of your dental hygiene needs ever since. As the senior member of our hygiene team, she is instrumental in training and guiding new hygienists that start their careers at Ina Dentistry. She and her husband have five children together. She enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family. She also enjoys trying out new gluten free recipes and teaches people how to use essential oils.



Deitra started here in 2005 but started her dental hygiene career in 1998. She loves her patients! She and her high school sweetheart have two children that are very active in after school activities. Her daughter likes riding horses and playing soccer and her son likes video games and more video games. She recently developed a passion for genealogical research.

Dental Assistants


Dental Assistant

Kirsten graduated from the dental program at Carrington. Kirsten has a very energetic, but fun 2 year old daughter who loves to be tickled and chased around. Kirsten's top priorities are providing for her daughter, and making sure responsibilities are taken care of.


Dental Assistant

Alesha started here in 2010 as a dental assistant at the recommendation of her sister’s sister-in-law. Although she specializes in helping make you feel comfortable in the dental chair, she is also excellent at helping out the front office when needed. She and her high school sweetheart have two children and a large, extended family that keep her very busy outside of the office. She is also a proud softball mom.


Dental Assistant

Lani started here in 2009 and is our back office supervisor. Her calming demeanor is great at helping our patients alleviate any dental anxieties. And her organized nature keeps our equipment and supplies in excellent order. When not keeping us on track, she is busy taking care of her three beautiful children ranging in age from one to eighteen.

Front Desk


Front Office

Leeza started here as a temporary dental assistant in 2014 while two of staff members were out of maternity leave. She made such a lasting impression to us and our patients that we asked her back when a front office position became available. She is the friendly voice scheduling your appointments and assisting with your insurance benefits. But don’t be surprised if you see her helping out in the back once in a while. She is definitely our jack of all trades.