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.”
sheri, patient relations, 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 become a 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”.
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 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.”
marcy, DEntal assistant/Patient Relations
Marcy was born in a small town in Mexico and moved to Arizona with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bryman College with as Associate Degree in Dental Science. For the past 7 years she has been working in the dental field and she loves it! She is a mother of two girls and one boy who are her entire life. She enjoys quality time with her family; they love the river and lake during summer time and camping in the winter.
“I choose ADH because we are not just employees, we are like family. Patients treat us like family and I love that!”
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 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.”
senthia, dental assistant
Senthia began her career as a dental assistant in 1999 and she found her passion for assisting patients accomplish their best smile and providing a pleasant dental experience.
Senthia is an AZ native, growing up in the west valley. She has one adult daughter who she is beyond proud of. On her spare time she teaches multiple fitness formats, keeping her pulse on all things fitness. She enjoys hiking, traveling and movies with her family, connecting with friends and making people laugh.
“I’m grateful to have become an ADH team member. I felt an immediate connection and confidence that our patients receive the best in dental care! I could not be more delighted to know we are a team – all working together to accomplish the goals of each individual patient.”
SANDRA, DENTAL assistant
Sandra graduated from Phoenix College for dental assisting in 2012. She began her career in public health and is excited about joining ADH and working again with Dr. Papa. Sandra grew up in California and has two young girls and enjoys family time exploring Arizona.
“Working with Dr. Gonzalez and this team of fabulous women is rewarding”, and she looks forward to a long and happy career.
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 Millerville 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.
LORI, Patient Relations
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 time off, 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.