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. 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 Elrod
    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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  • Susana Aldana
    Susana Aldana
    Office Manager

    I have been in the dental field since 1996. At Paradise Valley Family Dental my goal is to work with our patients and help them fully understand their overall oral health. I love to educate patients about dentistry and it’s my mission for every patient to be happy and ‘smiling’ when leaving our office.
    In my spare time, I enjoy eating at restaurants and spending time with my husband and kids.

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  • Judith Puyana Administrative Assistant
    Judith Puyana
    Administrative Assistant

    I was born in Massachusetts and moved to Arizona in 1974. I graduated Arizona Western College and I have spent the last 14 years in the dental field.

    I am an avid reader in my spare time and enjoy spending as much time with my friends and family as possible.

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  • Carolyn Lhotsky Hygienist
    Carolyn Lhotsky
    Dental 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 27.

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  • Rebekah Linder Lead Dental Assistant
    Rebeckah Lindner
    Lead Dental Assistant

    I was born in Texas and then moved to Arizona over 40 years ago. I have over 12 years experience in the dental field. I am a graduate of Bryman School of Dental Assisting.

    When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my family.

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