The Team

Meet Our Expert Team

At the Dental Brothers, each person in our organization has been chosen for specific advanced-skillsets, genuine qualities, and sincere abilities, that add ultimate value to your patient experience. You will find that each one these individuals expresses their true desire to ensure that your needs are met at the highest level possible.


Dr. Dan M. Gafni D.M.D

Dr. Dan Gafni is captivated with on-going knowledge that positively transforms the dental experience; always seeking to ensure that he provides the best that dentistry has to offer for his patients today and for years to come.

Dr. Tal S. Gafni D.M.D

Dr. Tal Gafni’s passion in dentistry is seeing a patients smile enhanced, and elevated, with a comprehensive approach to dentistry in aesthetics, restorative and taking patients out of pain immediately.

Dr. Timm Chaffee D.M.D

It was a great opportunity for the Dental Brothers to have Dr. Timm Chaffee join our family. As general dental practitioner here in our practice, Dr Timm brings his shared passion for; love of people, dentistry, and healing culture to provide the top level of care for our community.

Meet Our Expert Team
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Dental Brothers of Mesa

Alina- Front Office Lead
Allina, Admin Team Lead/Treatment Plan Coordinator

I have had the pleasure of being in the dental field for 20 years. What I enjoy most about dentistry is a patient being extremely nervous to come to the office and leaving less afraid. I have been with the Dental Brothers a happy 2 years and counting. Dental Brothers is the best office they actually care about their patients and staff. I love watching the Denver broncos since I was raised in Wyoming. I also enjoy weekly volleyball tournaments.

Joanna – Treatment Plan Coordinator

I have been with the Dental Brothers for 4 years. I have the memory of an elephant I love greeting my patients by name and with a smile. I’ll probably remember what you wore the last time you were in as well. They say a smile spreads happiness. It is one of my life’s ambitions to do this for everyone I meet. When I am not working I love to shop, read, and hike, play the violin and eat lots of pineapple.

Kathy, Insurance Coordinator

I have worked in dentistry for many years in various capacities but am going on two years as insurance specialist for Dental Brothers. I love working in a practice where c o-workers are friendly, kind AND competent. Its satisfying to support exceptional doctors, hygienist and assistants, who give the very best care to our wonderful patients. Outside of Dental Brothers I enjoy reading, live theater, genealogy and playing with my amazing, darling grandchildren.

Cladette, Patient Care Registration

The First Smiling face to greet you with the Dental Brothers is me, I enjoy interacting with each and every patient who walks through the door, and I am good at making them feel comfortable when they arrive for their appointment. I was blessed to become part of the Dental Brothers in November 2016. I’m originally from Farmington, New Mexico. I Love to laugh I honestly believe laughter feeds the soul.

Beverly, Registered Dental Hygienist

I am originally from Chaska, Minnesota.  I have been a hygienist for 33 years.  In 1985, I graduated from Normandale Community College in Minnesota with an Associate of Science degree. I have a laser certification, and I am dedicated to career development and staying up to date on all the latest technology. I have a passion for helping others and enjoy building personal relationships with my patients. I delight in helping educate and encourage patients about their oral health and overall wellness. I especially feel accomplished when I can make patients with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to be receiving care. As a member of the Dental Brothers, I truly love and appreciate the tender care and extra amenities we offer to all of our patients. My husband and I moved to Arizona in 1999 and reside in Sun Lakes. My favorite hobbies are golfing, walking, traveling, watching sports and practicing on my Sign Language skills.

Jackie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Hi! I was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Maui where my passion for dentistry started as a Dental Hygiene Assistant. Moving to Arizona opened the door of opportunity to become a Dental Hygienist. My main goal is to strive to provide genuine quality care, service and attention; my favorite part of my job is the memorable relationships that I build with my patients, especially seeing there shiny and bright smiles after each appointment. In my free time I enjoy cooking and gardening but most importantly, I value being a wife and a mother to my 4 children.

Danielle, Registered Dental Hygienist

Danielle earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental hygiene in 2013 from Carrington College. She has been with the Dental Brothers family since 2015. She has since obtained laser certification according to the Arizona State Requirements and enjoys participating in continuing education with the local ADHA. Danielle is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoys participating in service projects organized by her ward and stake. Her other interests include theater, travel, reading and weekly game night with her husband and family.

Julie, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have been in the dental field my whole life, I started off as a Dental Assistant and currently I am a Dental Hygienist. We moved to Arizona 6 years ago from Kansas. I have two grown children and two grandchildren. In my spare time my husband and I love to travel and also love to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and KU Basketball and of course spring training for the Royals. I have been practicing for 31 year and love being a Hygienist especially for the Dental Brothers.

Genie, Clinical Team Leader, Dental Assitant

I am from Arizona and being a military brat, I have traveled all over with my family growing up. I love our office and its atmosphere. We have wonderful team how I enjoy working with. Our team is always there to help one another all in effort of making you, our patients have a happier day then when you first came in. In my free time I cherish my family and our time together. The best way to my heart is definitely through my stomach. I love food, cooking and eating it!

lori, Dental Assistant

I’ve worked in dentistry for the past 20 years. I have lived in Arizona since I was 10 years old. I enjoy the personal aspect of dentistry and the opportunity to interact with different people every day. I love walking into a room and making my patient feel comfortable and relaxed.

I am a loving mother of three. I love growing plants (especially rosses), swimming, water skiing, reading, baking and the ocean. But mostly making memories with my two grandchildren.

Tandy, New Patient specialist, Dental Assistant

My name is Tandy. I am married to a wonderful husband and we have been blessed with 5 beautiful children. I enjoy reading, baking, crafts, and spending quality time with my family. I believe I was born with a love for dentistry. At the age of 12, I was fascinating how dentistry could improve each patient’s health, boost their confidence and change their lives. In high school, during the summers I volunteered time and observed in my dentist’s office. Later, I knew this was my calling and pursued my career as a dental assistant. As the New Patient Coordinator, I strive to ensure each patient feels welcome and comfortable at each visit. I especially enjoy reassuring high fear patents they made the best choice to come to Dental Brothers.

Elvira, Dental Assistant

My name is Elvira. I have 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I am an outdoor person staying inside is not for me. I love to hike, explore what’s in this world for us! My kids and I just love to have fun and stay busy all day. All my children are in two sports each so I stay very busy with there activities.I have been a dental assistant for 9.5 years and love it. I love learning to keep patients educated and see a smile on their face after helping them. My ethnicity is Colombian but was born in Texas and raised in Arizona. I love the heat!

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Rochelle, Treatment Plan Coordinator

I love my job as a Treatment Coordinator at Dental Brothers. I love interacting with the patients in a more personable manner and helping them reach their goal of a healthy mouth and confident smile. The greatest reward, getting to see a person smile again with confidence knowing we helped achieve that for them. I have my two kids who are my biggest blessings. Malaya is 8 years old and Greyson is 2 years old. In my spare time I

love to spend time with my family and friends.

Damaris, Patient Care Registration

I have been is dentistry for about 7 years, and working with Dental Brothers since 2016. I started out as a dental assistant and currently I am the office customer care provider. I enjoy seeing a patient’s smile it is a true pleasure to my heart. In my private time I enjoy spending it with family, anywhere from watching movies, to playing soccer with my kids.

Anita, Admin Team Lead

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Melissa, Insurance Coordinator

Hello my name is Melissa, I have lived in Arizona my whole life but my family is originally from the beautiful country of Guatemala, the home of volcanoes, forests and delicious tropical fruit. I don’t have children of my own yet but I am a fur mommy to a rescue pup. I enjoy the simple things life gives me like:  going to dog parks, reading a good book, spending time with my siblings and my boyfriend.

I am grateful I became part of Dental Brothers.  One of my favorite quotes is: “A good life is when you smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.” It is my desire to bring positivity to each individual at Dental Brothers.

Ashley, New patient specialist, Dental Assistant

I work as a dental assistant with Dental Brothers. I’ve been at the Phoenix location since 2011 and with Dental Brothers since 2015. I feel very happy to work in an environment where quality patient care is priority. I enjoy all avenues of dentistry, but mainly, helping people get restored to proper function and enjoying a better quality of life is what I enjoy most.

I am a native of Arizona and have been married for seven years. My husband and I enjoy multiple activities with family and friends, as well as hiking, photography, music, and dancing.

Cynthia, Clinical Team Lead, Dental Assistant

I am a back office lead assistant and have been an assistant for over 20yrs. I started with the Dental Brothers of Phoenix when Dental Brothers was established in 2015. I am extremely blessed to be a part of this amazing team. I love everything about dentistry especially when it comes to smile make overs. I love taking part in the aesthetic portion of the transformation. I was born and raised in Phoenix. I am married and we have one (handsome) 18yr old son. I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy camping, traveling and reading. One of my secret talents is making flower arrangements and party decorations or anything that has to do with crafts.

Lisa, Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a California native and moved to Arizona in 2007.  Prior to obtaining my BS degree in Dental Hygiene, in 2001, my dental experience consisted of 10 years as a dental assistant and 2 years as a dental laboratory technician.  I have been certified in dental laser therapy for over 10 years.  I have been volunteering at the Arizona Mission of Mercy since 2016. My patients tell me that they appreciate my calming demeanor and my gentle touch while being thorough during their hygiene visits. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Arizona, with my husband, by way of mountain biking, dirt bike riding and hiking.

Carol, Registered Dental Hygienist

I have spent the last 44 years in Arizona, growing up just miles from this office.  I graduated from Greenway High School and then attended NAU, receiving a BS in Dental Hygiene.  I am very blessed to be a part of this fun and friendly office for almost 30 years.  When not at work, I enjoy the outdoors in Happy Jack, the Arizona Diamondbacks and spending time with my husband, 2 children, and extended family and friends.

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