Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Dr. Gregory Mikszta
Dr. Mikszta completed his dental school training at the University of Illinois - Chicago in 1991. He went on to complete his endodontic training at the VA medical center, Long Beach CA in 1997and specializes in root canal therapy. Dr. Mikszta enjoy hiking and biking.
Debra is a Dental Hygienist and started working with our team in January 2017.
Debra is a caring and compassionate person. She is a dental health professional and has fit in well with our established team.
Debra started as a dental assistant in High School, in her Senior year at Mountain View HS. , after her morning classes, she went to work in the afternoons. That is where she knew she loved dentistry. In 1978 she began her journey as a Dental Hygienist. She went to Mesa Community College to receive her fist AA degree in General Studies. Then she was accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at Phoenix College where in 1983 graduated with her AA degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.
Debra was born in Lewiston, Maine. Her family moved to Arizona in 1964, to Scottsdale. Her mother moved the family to East Mesa in 1969 where she grew up and played in the desert daily with her four siblings and neighborhood kids.
Now , she is a proud mother of two adult children. Her son Will lives in Tempe, he served in the USAF from 20007 – 2012. Her daughter and her family live in Reno, NV. Stephanie is a great mother and wife. She is a stay at home mom, raising her two grand children Kayleigh who is six years old and Debra's newest grandson Wyatt who will be six months old very soon.
Debra lives in Mesa, and is recently enjoying going on motorcycle rides on the weekends.
Dr. Justin Rider
Dr. Justin L. Rider obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale before receiving his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Prior to entering private practice, he served an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and was also assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson for three years. In 2010, after completing an additional year of clinical and continuing education, Dr. Rider was recognized by the Air Force Specialty Code as an Advanced Clinical Dentist.
Dr. Rider’s postgraduate education provided him additional training in the areas of IV sedation, oral surgery, wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, and orthodontics. This training allows him to provide his patients with more comprehensive treatment options in the comfort of their own dental office.
In his spare time, Dr. Rider is a volunteer dog walker at the Southern Arizona Humane Society, and he further serves the community by providing dental care at HopeFest. He also enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, swimming, and photography. Dr. Rider and his wife, Crystal, have a young son named Wyatt.
Dr. John Cianciola DDS,MSD
Board Certified in Periodontology and Implantology
Dr. John A. Cianciola grew up in Rochester, NY, the third snowiest city in America. He went to dental school at the University of Buffalo (DDS 1997), and went on to Case Western Reserve University for his Masters of Science in Dentistry and his Periodontal training (MSD and Certificate in Periodontics 2000). After completing his training, he joined his father and sister in private practice in Rochester, NY. Dr. Cianciola was President of his local Dental Society and helped lead several large Study Clubs. He is a faculty member for The Misch Implant Institute, and enjoys teaching Implant Dentistry to Doctors from all over America.
Dr. Cianciola is married to Lesley, and they have a son, Luca. The beautiful weather and friendly people attracted them to Arizona. Dr. Cianciola enjoys spending time with his family, golf, skiing, and cooking.
Treatment Plan Coordinator
Insurance and Billing Coordinator
Irum Shah has been in the dental field since 2014. She moved to Arizona from California in February 2015. She is originally from Pakistan, and can speak, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. She will be able to answer all your questions regarding your insurance, and benefits and make sure all the patient/insurance information is up to date. Irum loves spending time with her two kids. In her free time she likes to read or watch travel shows.
Dr. Rima Peters received her dental training from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, graduated in 2004 with honors, she excelled in the classroom, but enjoyed the time she spent with her patients most. With so many continuous improvement's in diagnosis and treatment options, Dr. Peters keeps her self updated through continuing education and maintaining an active role in her local study club, she is also a certified provider for Invisalign.
Dr. Peters is a member od American Academy of Facial esthetics and Spear Educational Institute.
Dr. Peters is truly passionate about Cosmetic Dentistry working with Invisalign, porcelain veneers, esthetic crowns and bridges and restoring implants, she loves to see her patients smile's transformed and their self-esteem rise. Our office is confident you will find Dr. Peters to be professional and friendly. Many patients have admired her ability to put them at ease as well as her enthusiastic desire to provide beautiful, long lasting dentistry, she will deliver quality dentistry to you and your family.
With his many years of business experience, Larry helps minimize the everyday stress in the office so Dr. Peters can focus on what’s most important, her patients! Larry and Dr. Peters have been married since 2000 and during their time away from the office they enjoy spending time with their twin boys Joseph and Thomas.