Meet Our Team

Claudia, Registered Dental Hygienist

Claudia Dental HygenistClaudia 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 joining the ADH team, and thankful for Dr. Gonzalez and her amazing staff!”

Joelle, Lead Dental Assistant

photo-to-come2Joelle 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, Jesse, that is attending college. On her spare time she enjoys going to the movies as a family and her most recent hobby is kickboxing. “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.”

LORI, Patient Relations/TEAM LEAD

Lori has a Diploma in Medical Assisting from Sanford Brown College. Her customer service background and passion in working with patients has helped her find her calling in the dental field. She was born in California and visits every chance she gets. She has been with her spouse for 10 years and recently got married. On her off time, she spends time with family, taking trips to explore, and having BBQs with friends. “I am thankful for the opportunity to be working at ADH with such an amazing team, so closely knit. They work so great together and make you feel welcome as soon as you walk in every morning.”

DENNISE, DEntal assistant/Patient Relations

Dennise brings almost 9 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 were everyone has the same end goal on how we want to treat each other and our patients, makes coming to work every day enjoyable.”

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.