Our Team

Our wish is for you to maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly and caring. They are happy when you are happy, so please feel free to address any concerns with our front office or simply ask for a cup of our gourmet coffee. Our energetic and experienced team will ensure a pleasant experience from the moment you walk through the door to the end of your appointment.

  • Dr. Parsa Owtad

    Dr. Parsa Owtad was born in Iran and moved to Tucson, Arizona at the age of thirteen. He attended the University of Arizona and received his Bachelor of Science in Physiology. He then attended A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Owtad has a very positive attitude and has always been enthusiastic about helping others. During his time as an undergraduate and throughout dental school, he spent most of his free time volunteering to help those in need. Dr. Owtad is committed to providing excellent dental care while ensuring patient comfort and satisfaction. He is dedicated to providing a positive treatment experience for every patient, every time!

    In his free time, Dr. Owtad loves traveling, camping, and spending time outdoors. He also enjoys tennis and trying new cuisines. He is engaged to Dr. Kristina Stefan, who he met in dental school, and is very excited about their future together!

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  • Dr. Gina M. Elrod

    Dr. Gina Elrod is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry Class of 2001. Dr. Elrod received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She practiced dentistry in Indiana until moving to Arizona in 2010 with her husband Ryan and their two sons, Vincent and Jack. Dr. Elrod has a passion for helping her patients and educating them on the importance of oral health in relation to their overall health. She believes every patient should have a positive dental experience and helps them feel comfortable with her gentle and caring nature.

    Dr. Elrod is very excited to be practicing in Arizona at Paradise Valley Family Dental. She is highly trained in Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign and Laser Dentistry. She also enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association (AzDA) , Central Arizona Dental Society and various study clubs.

    Outside the office, Dr. Elrod loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, their two sons and their yellow Lab Caesar. She enjoys watching her sons play sports, traveling and enjoying the beauty and active lifestyle that Arizona has to offer.

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  • Dr. Donald Provenzale, Jr.

    Dr. Donald Provenzale, Jr. graduated Loyola University School of Dentistry, Maywood, IL in 1988 at the top of his class, and subsequently entered residency training in Anesthesiology at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL. At the time, he was given the opportunity to pursue an M.D. degree and continue training toward becoming a board-certified Anesthesiologist. Due to his love for Dentistry, however, he declined the offer.
    He then enrolled in the Medical College of Georgia dental implant training program, ultimately leading to being awarded the highest distinction within the discipline of Implant Dentistry—— Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry. He is recognized as a leader in the field of Oral Implantology and has lectured extensively on the subject.
    He currently serves as the President of the Central District of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and as a faculty member of the AAID’s Chicago dental implant training program.
    Dr. Provenzale strongly believes that treating patients with compassion and honesty, combined with the highest level of competence is the only way to practice Dentistry.
    Building a foundation of trust by treating his patients as special individuals is the very essence of his practice.


    Board-certified Oral Implantologist
    Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry
    President, American Academy of Implant Dentistry—Central District
    Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
    Fellow, International Congress of Oral Implantologists
    Certificate, Medical College of Georgia Dental Implant Training Program
    Faculty, American Academy of Implant Dentistry Chicago Maxicourse™ Dental Implant training program
    Diplomate, National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
    Fellow, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
    Certificate, Medical Residency training in Anesthesiology
    Certificate, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

    Hobbies: Music (trumpet), Ice hockey

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  • Heather Harris
    Office Manager

    Heather is originally from Canada and chose Arizona as her home leaving the Great White North behind.
    She has been a part of Dentistry for 24 years and enjoys the rewards of seeing, and being a part of our patients achieving their dental dreams.
    Heather has been married for 11 years and has two beautiful daughters, two amazing son-in-laws and two handsome grandsons.
    In her free time she loves to travel, swim, read, endlessly throw the ball for her Blue Heeler Annabelle, and spend quality time with her husband Carl.

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  • Renee Bruns Hygienist
    Renee Bruns
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Renee received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College in 2003. Since then Renee has not only been passionate about providing patients with the best dental care available, but also by educating them so they can take active roles in their own dental and systemic health.

    She has been married for 22 years, is the proud mother of two, and when she is not in the office, she and her husband spend time working for a wildlife conservation/habitat group. Renee also loves hiking, camping, photography, reading and any activity that includes her Boxer, Toby Pickles.

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  • Lia Zubeck
    Lead Dental Assistant

    Lia was born and raised in Arizona. She went to dental assisting school here in Arizona, and has been a dental assistant for 11 years. She is very passionate about providing the best care for patients and making them feel like part of the family here in the office.

    When not in the office you’ll find Lia helping friends and family with anything they need. Lia enjoys spending time with her toddler, who keeps her on on her toes!

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