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. Our energetic and experienced staff will ensure a pleasant experience from the moment you walk through the door to the end of your appointment.
Dr. Gina M. Elrod
Dr. Gina Elrod is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry Class of 2001. Dr. Gina 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. Gina 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. Gina Elrod is very excited to be practicing in Arizona at AZ Lifetime Dentistry. 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. Gina Elrod loves spending time with her husband, Ryan, their two sons, and their 2 Morkies, Ellie and Bear. She enjoys watching her sons play sports, traveling and enjoying the beauty and active lifestyle that Arizona has to offer.
Dr. Myha Q. Nguyen
Friendly and compassionate, Dr. Nguyen always knew she wanted to be in healthcare because she enjoys taking care of others and getting to work with her hands. She also loves being a dentist because she enjoys meeting new patients and connecting with them on a personal level while creating happy smiles.
Born and raised in the beach town of Ventura, California, she studied classical piano for 13 years before graduating from UCLA. Then Dr. Nguyen moved to Arizona to earn her master’s and dental degrees from Midwestern University. She loves exploring Phoenix both through her mouth, by discovering new restaurants across the valley, and also her eyes, by hiking the desert and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. She also enjoys nerding out by collecting Pokemon cards.
If Dr. Nguyen could max out a credit card, she would spend it all on making memories while traveling. She wants to see the world, including Antarctica, and try all the different cuisines. Someday she hopes to eat in a Michelin starred restaurant, visit Vietnam to learn more about her heritage and roots, and buy her own dental office.
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
Zahra Irannejad, RDH.MS
Zahra has loved dentistry since she was a young girl with braces. On a daily basis Zahra loves helping patients relax, leaving all their dental anxiety at the door.
She was born and raised in Vienna Austria, and graduated from school in Toronto. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family traveling, skiing, hiking, camping, doing yoga and meditating.
Zahra loves talking to people and helping them meet their dental needs. She loves helping patients have a six-star experience at the dental office.
Carolyn Lhotsky, RDH
Carolyn currently lives with her mom and has a brother living in New York. She doesn’t have any pets, but loves horses and dogs. If she were going to max out a credit card it would be at Crate & Barrel.
Carolyn can play the piano. Three things she has left on her bucket list include: climbing the Eiffel Tower, completing her Christian Counseling Degree, and swimming in Maya Bay, Thailand. If she could vacation anywhere in the world it would be Santorini Greece.
Dani is passionate about teaching patients that great dental health starts at home, and she loves giving extra TLC to patients who are coming into the office in pain. Helping people who need it, and sending them off with a smile, is what motivates her every day.
Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Dani grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Alhambra High School before attending Altrain Dental Assisting Academy and then getting her EFDA at Phoenix College.
Dani is married and has two little ones at home. She loves to read, take walks, and watch movies with her family. Dani’s bucket list includes buying a beautiful new house and traveling to Jerusalem and Rome.
Nathalie is a dedicated dental assistant at our practice, driven by her genuine passion for helping patients achieve confident smiles. With her chairside manner, she creates a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that puts patients at ease during their dental visits.
Born and raised in Arizona, Nathalie has deep roots in our community. She completed her dental assistant education at Altrain Medical and Dental Assisting School, where she gained the skills and knowledge needed to excel in her role.
Nathalie’s commitment to enhancing patients’ smiles and overall oral health is evident in her daily work. Outside of the office, she enjoys quality family time and finds artistic expression through her love of painting.
With a close-knit family, including two older siblings and a cherished niece and nephew, Nathalie values the importance of connections.
If she could max out a credit card, it would be at Sephora. As for her bucket list, she’s set on experiencing the exhilaration of skydiving, taking in the breathtaking sights of the Grand Canyon, and embarking on her dream vacation in the tranquil paradise of Fiji.
Karina loves working in the healthcare field as a Office Manager. On a daily basis her main priority is teaching patients how the team is keeping the office a safe and clean during their appointment. She has her degree as a Certified Nursing Assistant and also attended Phoenix College. She grew up in Chihuahua Mexico until the age of 5. In her free-time she plays volleyball, runs a small business, and spends time with her husband, step-daughter and dog Jake.