Our Promise To You AtSonoran Desert Dentistry

We promise to provide you with High-Quality Dental Care, to ensure a Caring, Warm, Friendly and Safe environment; and to give Extraordinary Customer Service.

Since 2009, Sonoran Desert Dentistry has been the leader and preferred provider of quality dental services to our patients in Scottsdale and the surrounding areas.

Our experienced dentists and staff offer comprehensive dental examinations and specialize in a wide array of cosmetic, preventative, general and specialized dental services.

In our mission to provide the best dental services possible, our doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized dental services to the people of Scottsdale. At Sonoran Desert Dentistry, you will find dental professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to everyone who walks through our door. Our dentists and staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 480-439-0117 and experience why our patients think Sonoran Desert Dentistry is the best dentist in Scottsdale.

Dr. Brad Pfeifle, DDS

Dr. Brad Pfeifle, DDS

You are probably wondering how to pronounce Pfeifle (It`s fi-fle). To make it easy, I go by Dr. Brad. Or others call me “Brad The Dentist”.

My family moved to Arizona in 2003 from a town of only 1,000 people in North Dakota. I graduated high school in Mesa, and then attended Arizona State University (go Devils!). I must have forgotten how cold the midwest is, because I returned to the land of snow and mosquitoes to attend dental school at the University of Minnesota.

After school, I commissioned in the Air Force, and finished top of my class from a rigorous post-graduate “Advanced Education in General Dentistry” residency. I served over 5 years as a dentist in the Air Force, and had the privilege of living in Florida, South Korea, and Germany.

I developed a love of traveling and exploration, and a passion for discovering new cultures. Besides traveling, I love ice cream, especially cookies and cream. Luckily, I also enjoy spending time in the gym, and hiking.

I am a huge dental nerd, so I am constantly learning the newest dental techniques and technologies to bring to our practice.

I am beyond excited to join such a great team and community.

I look forward to getting to know you!

Dr. Sadia Zubairi, DMD

I graduated with a double major in Biology and Psychology from the University of California, Davis. I then pursued my childhood passion of becoming a dentist. I graduated with honors from Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Due to my husband’s training in pediatric cardiology and electrophysiology, I then had the opportunity to practice dentistry in Maryland, Arkansas,Tennessee, and Virginia! I moved here to beautiful Arizona along with my family when my husband joined Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

I take pride in providing my patients with the highest quality dentistry in the most compassionate and gentle way possible. When I’m not at work, you will find me hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends. I am absolutely excited to be part of the Sonoran Desert Dentistry and look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Theresa Herro, DMD

Meet Dr. Herro

Dr. Herro was born and raised in Arizona. Upon graduating from Arizona State University with dual bachelor degrees in Human and Family Relations and Chemistry, she attended Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine where she graduated with honors in 2012. Since then, the Valley of the Sun has been her exclusive home for practicing dentistry. Due to the dynamics of the field, growth through learning new technology continues to be paramount to her dedication in providing excellence in care and treatment. It is through integrity and compassion that she cares for her patients and always acts in their best interest.

Dr. Herro proudly sits on the board for the Central Arizona Dental Society (CADS), a constituent of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), as President. She also donates her time, knowledge and expertise through educating medical students at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine on oral disease prevention, health and wellness.

When she is not in the office, you can find her on some of the local hiking trails because health and fitness are an integral part of her life and a source of discipline she lives by. However, as she loves a good balance, you may also find her winding down at one of Arizona’s spectacular Northern wineries (but maybe she’s a bit partial being an AZ native).

Whether your goal is to eliminate pain, straighten your teeth or simply have a better, brighter smile, Dr. Herro would love the chance to help you achieve your goals and increase your quality of life.

Dr. Jossen Gastelum

Hi! I’m Dr. Gastelum, and I am excited to welcome you to Sonoran Desert Dentistry! I consider myself a true Arizonan at heart—I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Physiology at the University of Arizona before pursuing dental training at the University of Louisville's School of Dentistry in Kentucky. During my time at Louisville, I was actively involved in leadership roles with various dental organizations and even proudly served as the President of the local Hispanic Student Dental Association chapter.

After graduating and then practicing in Louisville, I returned with my puppy Louie to my hometown in Tucson where I served the community I was born & raised in for over two years. These days I am so excited to be based here in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona and to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful community. When I’m not at the office you may find me taking advantage of the sunny outdoors with my pup, traveling the world (for business and for fun), or enjoying the many restaurant options in the area (I’m a huge foodie).

Like all of the providers at our office: I am committed to providing personalized care, and I make it a priority to invest my time into the most advanced continuing education available to ensure that you have a dental experience that is nothing short of exceptional. My current interests include conservative adhesive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry expanding the options for comprehensive dental and facial aesthetic results. I’m eager to meet you and to provide exceptional dental care alongside my amazing Sonoran Desert Dentistry colleagues.

Meet The Team

Anna

Hygienist

A great hygienist, with a real ability to connect and understand people, is how Dr. Brad describes Dental Hygienist Anna. “My patient’s rave about Anna and how comfortable and confident they feel when they are in her chair” said Dr. Brad. A graduate of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, Anna was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to truly help people and create beautiful, healthy smiles. She was attracted to Sonoran Desert Dentistry for the opportunity to accomplish both of those and work with a team that is committed to advancing their skills and knowledge with dentistry and technology. “I joined this great team in 2011 and feel blessed to call this wonderful group I work with my friends. When I’m not at work, which, by the way, I love, I enjoy baking, traveling and hiking. My grandmother, aunties and uncles live in Anacortes, Washington, my best friend lives in Oahu, Hawaii, and my family is in Eugene, so these are the places I enjoy traveling to the most. Last but not least, I adore spending time with my cat Lucy!”

Stephanie

Hygienist

Hi, I'm Stephanie and I am a dental hygienist! Every day is an opportunity to make a difference in the oral health of my patients. I have always been passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, and that led me down the road to dental hygiene. I look forward to helping patients understand the value of the oral-systemic/health connection.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and strength training at the gym. Some of my favorite places I have traveled to are Greece and Iceland.

Karly

Hygienist

My passion for helping others is what led me to become a dental hygienist. I prioritize my patients' needs to help them have a comfortable positive experience at the highest quality of care. When I am not at work I am typically enjoying the outdoors. I love hiking, running, skiing, snowboarding, volleyball and traveling. I have taken some big road trips from New Hampshire, my home state, to Florida and from New Hampshire to California! Through my travels, I can say that the sunny state of Arizona is my favorite!

Jennifer

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Jennifer, but you can call me Jenn! I am a dental assistant here at Sonoran Desert Dentistry! I graduated from Phoenix College in 2021 in their dental assisting program with an associate's degree. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I love spending time with family and friends. In my free time, I like to go hiking, dancing, and trying new restaurants on the weekends! My favorite part of working with my amazing team is seeing the brilliant smiles our patients give us in return!

Daniela

Dental Assistant

Hello! My name is Daniela and I am a dental assistant here at Sonoran Desert Dentistry. I began my dental career at Carrington College in October of 2017. After completing my externship in June of 2018, I officially became part of this team! My knowledge of dentistry is all thanks to my teammates who give me the patience and motivation to learn new things. The biggest reward I get is seeing patients leave the chair with a smile, knowing they are being taken care of. In my spare time I enjoy time with my friends, visiting my family and watching a good show.

Eric

Dental Assistant

My name is Eric and I’m a bilingual assistant who takes great passion in dental. I’m an Arizona native and have been doing dentistry for 12 years now, starting off in pediatric dentistry and advancing my knowledge and skills over time to working in an amazing family office with great team members.

I’m most passionate about helping others reach their dental goals, while also getting rid of any dental fears by giving them an outstanding dental experience. I have endless goals to reach new certifications in the dental field and love that there is room for growth.

I’m married with an 8-year-old girl and a baby boy on the way due April 2022. I have one dog who is a golden Pyrenees mix named Bella, who is the perfect addition to our family. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, participating in outdoor activities with friends and family, and helping my mother with a family bird business. Sports are another hobby I take great interest in, 49ers are my go-to team.

I hope to meet you soon here in the office and give you an over-the-top experience with the best dentists there is in the valley!

Thank you!!

Salsa

Dental Assistant

My name is Salsabil, and I am a dental assistant at Sonoran Desert Dentistry. I will be graduating this December from ASU with a Bachelor's degree in General Science and Medical Studies. Additionally, I plan to attend Dental School next year. I'm happily married and have a 4-month-old baby. I'm delighted to be a part of this team and look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful smile.

Amy

Office Manager

I am originally from Philadelphia PA….Go EAGLES…but have lived in Arizona for the past 30 years. We are diehard football fans and most weekends you can find me on the field cheering on my little linebacker. I have three amazing children and in my spare time love to travel back East with them to visit family and friends. I have been in the dental field for over ten years. I thoroughly enjoy helping patients achieve their ultimate smile while maintaining their overall health. I absolutely love the diversity of working in the dental field as every day brings something new. From regular cleanings, to complete rehabs, we here at Sonoran Desert Dentistry are here to help you achieve all of your dental needs and goals. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing practice and look forward to working with you in the future.

Heidi

Front Desk

Hello, my name is Heidi and I’m originally from the land of the cold. Wisconsin. After college, I moved to Arizona to follow a boy. Yes, I’m now married to that boy and we have the sweetest Weimaraner puppy. We enjoy camping, hiking, and checking out local coffee shops and breweries.

I have spent the last 12 years in the fitness industry as it is my passion to help people get and stay healthy. I’m switching gears now and continuing that passion in the Dental Industry. Sure, I may just be the front desk girl, but as someone who’s familiar with dental anxiety, it’s my mission to make sure that everyone that calls or walks through our doors feels comfortable, safe, and heard.

I’m excited to be a part of this cohesive team and look forward to meeting all of you and being a part of helping you maintain your oral health!

Lucinda

Lucinda

Front Office

Hi I’m Lucinda, you can call me Lu!

I am back in the Valley from Austin, TX and boy does it feels good to be home in the Southwest!

I took a long break from the dental world for self-employment and it is exciting to be back!

I am grateful to be part of a cohesive dental team that strives for excellence in serving the community through dentistry.

My favorite part of the job is helping patients understand their benefits and the value of prioritizing oral health!

When I am not at work you can find me spending time with my fur kids, hiking, exploring the outdoors or listening to live music!

I look forward to meeting you!

Emma

Front Office

My name is Emma, and I am from Colorado, but after spending a year living in Barcelona, I decided to make my way out to Arizona to be closer to my family. I am currently back in school with the hopes of continuing into a dental hygiene program. I am very passionate about helping others and I hope that I can make all of our patients feel as comfortable as possible when they walk in our door. Outside of work and school, I enjoy reading, ceramics, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends. I can’t wait to see what my future in the dental field has in store!