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. Kristina StefanDMD, MS
Dr. Stefan was born in Moscow, Russia and moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of six. She attended the University of California Los Angeles where she received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She also attended Barry University in Miami, Florida and earned her Master of Science in Biomedical Science. She then attended A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health and earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Stefan is committed to providing the highest quality patient care with whole body health in mind. Her ultimate goal is to educate and empower patients to take control of their dental and overall health. Dr. Stefan believes everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile and is excited to help you achieve yours!
Dr. Stefan is engaged to Dr. Parsa Owtad, who she met in dental school. In her free time, Dr. Stefan loves staying active, trying new restaurants, and watching the latest movies and shows. She is passionate about travel, healthy living, and her two kitties, Nala and Leo!
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.
Dr. Donald Provenzale, Jr.D.D.S.
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
Carolyn Lhotsky, RDHDental Hygienist
I was born and raised in New Jersey. I graduated from Keystone College, PA for Nutrition and Food Science as well as Bergen Community College, NJ for Dental Hygiene. Arizona has been my home for 25 years and I have been practicing dental hygiene for over 27 years.
Zahra Irannejad, RDH.MSDental Hygienist
I was raised in Europe (Austria). I completed my Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at Canadian National Institute of Health from Ottawa, Canada. I moved to Arizona in 2012. I truly love my work in dentistry and have a heart for every patient that I treat. I especially feel accomplished when I can make people with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to receive excellent care.
My husband and I have a 6 year old son together. We enjoy traveling around the world and going on family adventures.