Our Team

Ashley

Ashley Augusta

OFFICE MANAGER

In 2017 I moved from Oregon to Arizona to chase the sunshine. As I began my career in healthcare administration, I quickly became passionate about the dental industry. I loved being a part of the smile transformation process involved in cosmetic dentistry and watching patients fall in love with their new smile. What I like most about my career is getting to know all our patients and making sure they receive the highest quality care they deserve. When I am not spending time helping patients, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love to stay active with outdoor activities like paddle boarding or hiking.

Sally

Sally Knight

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

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

TREATMENT COORDINATOR

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

Andrianne Badolato

PATIENT LIASON

Hello! I grew up in the the beautiful state of Washington and came down to Arizona in 2017 to attend school at Grand Canyon University (Lopes Up!). I graduated in April of ’21 with my Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration. I have a passion for helping others as well as a passion for helping organizations achieve their highest quality of patient care. In my free time, I love doing anything outdoors, hot yoga, shopping, and sand volleyball. Some things I love about being part of a dental family is being able to create a warm and welcoming environment for every patient that walks in, as well as seeing the smile transformations.

One thing on her bucket list: Visit all 50 states

Laura Furich

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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

Kiran

Kiran Maini

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

My name is Kiran and I’m a DA here at PPFD! I’m originally from Washington state and moved to the valley in 2018. I’m a recent ASU grad with my B.S. in Biomedical Science (go sun devils!), and I’m in the midst of applying to dental school. I aspire to one day be as great of a dentist as the doctors currently working in our office. They are all amazing teachers and I’m learning a lot before I venture onto my journey in dentistry!

In my free time I enjoy being outside to enjoy the AZ sunshine, trying new restaurants, and working out! I also am getting married in 2023 and have been busy planning away, but am very very excited.

Verenize “Vee” Herrera

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and have recently begun my journey as a dental assistant. What I love about my career is connecting with patients and learning about the advancements in technology in dentistry. My long-term goal in dentistry is to become a Dental Hygienist and intended to volunteer at community care centers in my spare time.

In my free time I love to workout and spend my time with friends and family, learn new skills and read books based on personal development, financial literacy and psychology. When I am not doing that I enjoy taking my dog Nora, an American Bully, on walks.

Amy Gounaris

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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.
Hillary

Hillary Gintowt

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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

Kelda Hernandez

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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.

Allyson

Allyson Imbrone

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

As a dental hygienist, I love being able to provide personalized patient care and education. With dental hygiene being one of the healthcare careers rooted in prevention, I’m awarded the unique opportunity to connect with patients individually, and provide treatment and education specifically designed to meet their oral healthcare needs, ensuring they keep their happy, healthy, smiles for many years to come. I enjoy a career that is so varied, from giving oral health talks to kindergarten classes, all the way to educating patients on proper denture care. The mouth is connected to our overall health in such a way that modern medicine is only beginning to fully understand, and I’m here to help you understand it better too. I’m so happy to have found PPFD and a whole team of colleagues that embrace such a family atmosphere.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, I have two little boys at home (ages 8 and 3) who keep me very busy and active. We recently just moved to the area from Fargo, ND, and we’re excited to grow our roots here in the beautiful desert.

Sonya

HYGIENE COORDONATOR