Meet Our Team
Claudia, Registered Dental Hygienist
Claudia is a graduate from Fortis College in Phoenix, Arizona where she received her Associates of Science Degree and graduated as Valedictorian of her class. Her career in the dental field began in 2007 as a dental assistant. Her passion for the Dental Field and her continuous desire to help her patients led her to advance her career and education in becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. As a devoted volunteer and her continuous involvement in her community, she has been a part of many projects throughout the valley.
Claudia was born in California and raised in Arizona where she resides with her 2 kids and husband. On her spare time, she loves exploring all that Arizona has to offer with her family! She is kind and patient, and thoroughly enjoys making her patients feel comfortable at every visit. “I am delighted to be a part the ADH team, and thankful for Dr. Gonzalez and her amazing staff!”
Anne, Registered Dental Hygienist
Anne was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Arizona when she was twelve years old. She graduated with honors at Rio Salado College and has been in the dental field since 2008. She also received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona in Physiology and is a huge Arizona Wildcats fan! She takes pride in getting to know her patients personally, educating them on how to maintain good oral hygiene, and providing gentle and thorough cleanings.
Anne is passionate in learning as much as she can by taking continuing education courses and keeping up to date with current topics in dentistry. She is also part-time dental hygiene instructor and enjoys teaching. Anne spends her free time with her husband, daughter, and her rescue dog, and stays active by hiking and taking yoga and zumba classes.
“I am so happy to be part of the ADH team! They have all welcomed me with open arms and I feel lucky to come into work with such an amazing group of people. Everyone is a team player and they all truly care about one another and their patients. They treat each other like family and that resonates with their patient care.”
Joelle, Lead Dental Assistant
Joelle is Dr. Gonzalez’s lead dental assistant. She joined ADH in 2008 and has been a part of the team ever since. She is originally from Staten Island, New York and earned her certified dental assisting degree at NYU in 1987. She has a son. On her spare time she enjoys going to the movies as a family.”I am very thankful for having such a wonderful place to come work. I enjoy making beautiful smiles with Dr. Gonzalez and our ADH family every day.”
Dennise, Dental Assistant/Patient Relations
Dennise brings over 11 years of dental assisting experience. Her passion for dentistry and helping patients has led her to further pursue a carrier in the field. Over the years, she has been cross-trained in patient relation duties. Dennise earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Grand Canyon University in 2013. She hopes to continue on to dental school in the future. At the moment, she is enjoying raising her two wonderful little girls. She loves spending quality time with her family and enjoys the delightful outdoors activities that our valley has to offer.
“I am very excited to be joining the ADH team! From my first day here, I really noticed the family ambiance in the office. Dr. Gonzalez really cares about the patient both clinically and personally. The staff and patients here are all like family always laughing, chatting and everyone has already welcomed me as part of the family. To have to come to work where everyone has the same end goal on how we want to treat each other and our patients, makes coming to work every day enjoyable.”
Sheri, OFFICE MANAGER
Sheri has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Originally from Long Island, NY she relocated here to the West Valley in 2016.
She is excited to be part of the ADH family and looks forward to a long and happy career. “Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Papa are caring and friendly and make all patients feel like family. They truly want only what is best for their patient’s overall health.”
Sheri and her husband have a blended family of 4 sons. Together they are enjoying all that beautiful, warm Arizona has to offer. “I spent my first 50 years on the East Coast on Long Island, I look forward to the next 50 years on the West Coast in Arizona”.
Davina, Dental Assistant/Patient Relations
Davina has been a dental assistant for over 7 years, she graduated from Fortis college in 2014. She has a real passion for dentistry providing outstanding patient care and education. Davina is an Arizona native, she’s proud to be part of huge family tree in the West Valley. When she’s not in the dental office, you can find her teaching pilates at a local pilates studio or at a sporting event watching her teenage son play. She’s a big sports fan! In her free time, she’s with family, exploring Arizona.
“I’m glad to be a part of such an amazing group of women in dentistry. I get to work with the very best. The team here is passionate about their work and their patients. I’m honored to be a part of the ADH family”.
Ladylynn, Sterilization Technician
Ladylynn has been in the health industry and customer service for many years. She moved from California to Arizona with her husband and two beautiful twins. They enjoy going outdoors and going to Slide Rock in Sedona every year. She loves to cook Filipino food on her spare time, but most of all she just enjoys spending quality time with family.
“I wanted to be a part of a team whose focus and dedication was on making people healthy, happy, and confident. What I enjoy most about my job is working with a supportive team and the unique opportunity to meet, get to know, and form lasting relationships with the patients”.
PAULA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Paula was born in Chelsea Massachusetts. She comes from a military family so she moved around a lot growing up. After completing 4 years in the Air Force she graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science. She worked as a computer programmer/analyst for 32+ years. Her places of employment included Hershey Foods, Ford, The College of William and Mary and the State of Arizona. She loves spending time drawing, hiking and traveling with her husband of 40 years. She is looking forward to helping out with administrative responsibilities and becoming a member of the ADH Team.
veronica, DENTAL ASSISTANT
Veronica has been a dental assistant for 14 years. She loves everything about the dental field and has worked in specialty dentistry along with general practice. She believes there is nothing better than helping a patient achieve the smile of their dreams. Veronica was both born and raised in Arizona. When not in the dental office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children.
“I am so happy yo have found such a wonderful office to call home. Not only is the team amazing, but the patients are too. It never feels like work when you love your job.”
SHANISE, SMILE COORDINATOR
Shanise is the newest to the team and to Avondale, AZ, as well. She has been working in the dental field for 5 years. She is originally from Nogales, AZ, where she has horses. She loves spending time exploring Phoenix; hiking trails and trying new restaurants.
“I am very blessed to work with women who uplift one another and do such a great job at what they do. Everyone is so friendly and it is a great environment to surround yourself with. I am so happy to be part of such an amazing team.”