Meet The Team

We’re compassionate. We’re efficient. We’re technologically advanced. And we’re here to help YOU.

Endodontists

Dr. Cody D. Heslington, DMD

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Dr. Cody D. Heslington, DMD

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, DMD

University of Iowa College of Dentistry – Endodontic Certificate

Favorite Part of the Job: If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how miserable it can be. I love being able to help people get out of pain and feeling better again. I’ve always enjoyed solving problems and being able to use my hands to fix things. Endodontics encompasses both of those things and helps save teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.

Interests: I love the outdoors — Hobbies include: Fishing, golf, hiking, boating, snowboarding, playing sports and traveling.

Dr. Trent Lally, D.D.S.

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Dr. Trent Lally, D.D.S.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Detroit, MI, D.D.S.

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – Certificate of Endodontics

Favorite Part of the Job: Having the opportunity to help the patient through a procedure they perceive as difficult and in the end, realize it was a breeze.

Interests: Loves martial arts and is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, also loves to golf on his off time.

Dr. Brandi L. Molina, DMD

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Dr. Brandi L. Molina, DMD

Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry (Certificate, Endodontics) AT Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of Public Health)

Favorite Part of the Job: I love being able to relieve my patients’ pain and help them be able to save their natural teeth.

Interests: Hiking, gardening, and spending time with my husband and toddler son.

Dr. Daniel R. Gano, D.D.S., MSD

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Dr. Daniel R. Gano, D.D.S., MSD

University of Tennessee, Memphis, D.D.S.

Louisiana State University, Endodontic certification

Favorite Part of the Job: I enjoy endodontics because it combines challenging work with the opportunity to really help people who are in pain. Many patients who come to see me are nervous or scared and need someone who can alleviate the pain and talk them through their anxiety. When you are worried and in pain, you want someone who can confidently guide you back to dental health.

Interests: Spending time with my wife and son, Golf, Hiking with my two dogs and family, Tennessee College Football.

Dr. Mohammed Elseed, D.M.D., M.S.

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Dr. Mohammed Elseed, D.M.D., M.S.

Tufts University Dental School

Favorite Part of the Job: Passionate about helping those in need. I regularly volunteer with the Arizona Mission of Mercy to provide free endodontic care to the public.

Interests: Avid soccer player, plays outdoor soccer in a men’s league, loves swimming in this beautiful Arizona climate.

Dr. Stephen Chan, D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen Chan, D.D.S.

University of California, San Francisco, D.D.S.

Veterans Affairs Long Beach, Long Beach, CA – Endodontic Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: My favorite part of the job is being able to help people. Whether it’s getting someone out of pain or saving their tooth or just giving them a second opinion. Plus, I really like my staff. The people I work with are great.

Interests: Hiking, watching movies, tennis.

Dr. James Sather, D.D.S.

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Dr. James Sather, D.D.S.

University of Nebraska, D.D.S.

UNMC-COD — Endodontic Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: The best part about being an Endodontist is being able to alleviate your tooth pain, all the while saving your tooth and surpassing your expectations. I understand that having tooth pain can be very traumatic. My treatment goal is to promptly remove your discomfort and assist you to return to your normal, daily routines.

Interests: Family, and extracurricular activities including Karate

Dr. John M Coats, D.D.S., MS

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Dr. John M Coats, D.D.S., MS

Georgetown University, D.D.S.

University of Detroit — Post Doctorate in Endodontics

Favorite Part of the Job: Getting people out of pain and working with an excellent team.

Interests: Skiing, hiking, golfing, tennis, reading, travel, biking, and grandkids.

Dr. Jonathan Gutman, D.M.D.

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Dr. John M Coats, D.D.S., MS

Boston University, Doctor of Dental Medicine and Certificate of Advanced Study in Endodontics

Favorite Part of the Job: Dr. Gutman describes the joy he feels when he can help patients, who have walked into his office in pain, walk out with a smile on their face. His compassion, coupled with his skill as an endodontist, has compelled some of his patients to return just to thank him.

Interests: Dr. Gutman is a proud grandparent and is active in numerous professional organizations.

Oral Surgeons

Dr. Amogh Velangi, D.D.S.

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Dr. Amogh Velangi, D.D.S.

College of Dentistry — New York University, D.D.S.

New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: Providing immediate pain relief along with long term reconstruction to our patients. Also, to make them feel as comfortable as possible and giving them a great experience.

Interests: Spending time with family, love to travel, watch movies, exercise, and enjoy hockey.

Dr. Travis Sorensen, D.D.S.

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Dr. Travis Sorensen, D.D.S.

University of Oklahoma, D.D.S.

University of Mississippi — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: I love being able to take care of a patient that is either scared or in pain and be able to treat them in a way that alleviates both their fear and pain. Many people have a fear of dentists and an Oral Surgeon is even scarier. I love treating a patient and having them say. “wow, that was easy!”

Interests: Golfing, College Football, Model Airplanes, Drones, Camping, fishing, hiking, Skiing.

Languages: Spanish

Dr. Andrew Ray, D.D.S. MD

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Dr. Andrew Ray, D.D.S. MD

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, D.D.S.

The University of Kentucky, MD

Favorite Part of the Job: Helping people and working with a great staff.

Interests: motorcycles, hiking/camping, piano, and swimming.

Languages: Spanish and Portuguese

Dr. Michael Moody, D.M.D.

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Dr. Michael Moody, D.M.D.

University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: Removing someone from pain, replacing a tooth, or reconstructing a face. I enjoy improving the quality of life of my patients.

Interests: Hanging out with my two-year-old son, going to the gym, attending sporting events and golfing.

Dr. Jacob Carroll, DMD

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Dr. Jacob Carroll, DMD

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

Favorite Part of the Job: I am grateful for the opportunity to help patients as they put their trust in me for their surgical needs. I look to help alleviate the anxiety that people have while improving their quality of life.

Interests: Family, Church service, Sports of all kinds, Camping and outdoors activities.

Languages: Russian

Dr. Stuart S Sanders, D.D.S.

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Dr. Stuart S Sanders, D.D.S.

University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Chicago IL

Loyola University College of Dentistry, Maywood IL – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Favorite Part of the Job: The favorite part of my job has been all the people I have helped for 35 years in my practice in Illinois and then in the last 10 years practicing in Arizona.

Interests: Family, Fitness, Hiking, Reading.

Dr. Michael H. Grousd, D.D.S.

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Dr. Michael H. Grousd, D.D.S.

University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Chicago IL

Loyola University College of Dentistry, Chicago IL – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Favorite Part of the Job: “I have always experienced great satisfaction in helping people. This profession has given me the opportunity to do that on a daily basis”.

Interests: Golf and Hiking, but spent years of Alpine climbing too.