Our Team


Sally Knight


Originally from Northern California, I moved to Arizona in 1994. This is where, in 2003, I met and married my husband. I have 4 great step children, 4 grandchildren, 2 cats, and several raptors as I am a falconer. I love animals, insects, nature, science, art, computers, movies, antiques, and food! I am a member of the Archeological Society at U.C. Santa Cruz and co-founder to Sonoran Desert Bird Abatement and Sonoran Desert Falconry a 501(03 non-profit.

I managed the practice since 2007-2016 left for a bit and returned in 2020 as accounting manager. We have an awesome PPFD team and I love being a part of it!

Kira Padfield


I was born and raised in Tempe Arizona and have lived here the majority of my life. I am a military wife, and lived in Anchorage Alaska as well as Las Vegas Nevada before coming back home to settle down. I am happily married and have an almost 3 year old little girl and two amazing pups.

I began my dental journey in 2016 as a front desk receptionist and instantly knew that this was the field that I wanted to pursue a career in. I currently am a dental treatment coordinator and love every minute of it. I enjoy working in the dental field for many reasons, mainly I love seeing the transformation of the patient’s confidence as they finish their treatment or how they feel after a routine cleaning. I am currently finishing my prerequisites to become a dental hygienist to progress in the dental field.

In my spare time I love to travel, find new restaurants to try, and binge watch TV shows.

One thing on her bucket list: Visit Greece

Laura Furich


I have been a registered dental assistant for over 27 years and have enjoyed every minute. My passion is to help patients in a unique way and give them individualized care. I assist the doctors in providing excellent care and am passionate about keeping a clean, organized, and healthy environment for my team and patients. My favorite part of working at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry is being part of a team that takes extreme pride in the quality of service we provide.

I am originally from San Diego, California and moved to Arizona in 2013. In my free time, I enjoy camping and exploring this new terrain with my husband and two adult children.

Darlene Scott


I have been working in Dentistry for the last 20 years as a dental assistant. I am Navajo and grew up on the reservation but in high school, I got the opportunity to go to school off the reservation and that’s when I first got exposed to dentistry. I went to dental assisting school and have been working in the field ever since. My favorite part about being a dental assistant is taking care of patients and getting to know them. I like developing relationships and feeling like we are taking care of our community like our own family. I also love the technical aspects of dentistry and using my hand skills to do great work for my patients.

I live with my son and in my spare time, I enjoy hiking and working out. I also enjoy watching lifetime, scary movies and crime/forensic shows.

One thing on her bucket list: I would love to visit the Polynesian Islands

Diane Brown


I have been working in the dental field as an assistant for over 28 years. I started in a family practice with a father, son, and daughter-in-law as doctors. I worked there for 17 years before moving to Arizona and finding my current home at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry. I love my work as a dental assistant because I can help patients feel comfortable and being a part of their changing lives with a new smile. I especially love being at PPFD because the doctors truly care about their patients and our entire team takes great pride in the quality of work we provide.

I was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. I am an avid outdoors woman and, in my spare time, I enjoy hiking or fishing in the woods with my dog, Annie.

One thing on her bucket list: Canoe the Albani River

Amy Gounaris


I am originally from Michigan, and finished “growing up” here in Arizona. I attended Phoenix College Dental Hygiene School and have been in practice for over 20 years. After all this time, I am still excited to say, “I love being a hygienist!”

Working at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry is a perfect fit because the doctors and I believe in always putting patient’s comfort and concerns first. We want to make every dental visit the very best experience possible, by answering any questions and providing quality care in a comfortable environment.

In my spare time, I enjoy Cardinals football, reading, hiking and cooking. I am happily married with two adult children and one “fur-baby” who is a slightly spoiled Corgi rescue dog.

One thing on her bucket list: Visit Boston

Pam Rudusky


Pam graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine with a degree in dental hygiene. Pam also earned a certificate in Expanded Functions Periodontal Therapy from Northern Arizona University and is also certified in periodontal laser therapy.
Pam enjoys her career as a Dental hygienist because it helps people have a clean and healthy mouth, improved general health, along with a happy smile. She wakes up every morning looking forward to meeting patients and helping them with all their dental health needs.
Pam and her husband Daryl enjoy hiking and bike riding. Also, in her free time she enjoys swimming and gardening.

Hilary Gintowt


Originally from New Mexico. I have been in Arizona for about 12 years. I consider myself an Arizona native. I recently had a beautiful baby girl who is the joy of my life along with my Pitbull named Rosy.

I am newer to the dental field and found my way to Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry. I have learned a lot, thanks to Dr. Tran. She has taught me so much. She has and continues to help me expand my knowledge and expertise in dental assisting. 

It has been such a pleasure to work for such an amazing talented team and doctors who focus on excellent patient care and quality dentistry.


Kelda Hernandez


I’m originally from Yuma, Arizona. I began my dentistry career about eight years ago. I was a dental assistant first before pursuing my career as a dental hygienist at Mohave Community College. One of my favorite things about being a dental hygienist has been allowing me to help other people by providing excellent patient care, educating and guiding them in achieving that goal of a beautiful and healthy smile. While working in dentistry, I have always looked for a place where we share the same vision and goals. Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry is that place that will help me continue achieving that goal for all my patients. I am happy to be part of a team where we work together and genuinely care for our patients. Keeping up with our education and learning the newest technology help us to provide the best quality care and experience on every appointment, sharing that knowledge and tools with our patients to help them succeed in their oral health.

To balance my life, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my beautiful dogs. I like to do any outdoor activities, traveling, going to the movies, working out, dancing, laughing, and doing any arts and craft activities.


Enrique Montalvo


I was born and raised right here in Arizona. I received my Associates in Applied Science degree from Phoenix College and I am also laser certified and licensed to administer local anesthetic.

As your hygienist, my goal is to provide high quality care and to educate you on how to maintain excellent oral health. I am committed to making your hygiene appointments as comfortable as possible.

Outside the office I enjoy spending time with family, watching cardinals football, and enjoy all things Arizona has to offer.

One thing on his bucket list: Skydive