Dental Staff

All professionals at Warner Village Cosmetic & Family Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Rima Peters

    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 of the 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' smiles 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dr.
    Justin Rider
    Dental Surgeon

    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.

  • Larry Peters
    Business Manager

    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.

  • Irum Shah
    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.

  • Liana Garso
    Dental Assistant

    Becoming a Dental Assistant wasn’t something I thought about growing up. But I have truly been blessed with being able to assist in someone’s health in a way many don’t see the importance of. Not only does having oral health give you confidence with your smile but it’s inner peace n health that is most important,  which I am great full to hopefully give  that as an assistant.  Being just an assistant isn’t all that  I enjoy. I love being with my family, cooking, baking, being outdoors, just relaxing at home and many other things.  Thank you for having me as your assistant. 

  • Sally Avery
    Dental Hygienist

    Hi my name is Sally Avery. I'm a Dental Hygienist and a Mother of 4 boys Kyle 33, Chris 31, Coda 23 and Colton 21.  I graduated from Temple University in 1984 and have worked in Hygiene ever since.  I grew up as a Navy brat and moved all over the East coast and spent 3.5 years in Italy. I volunteered some of my time during my studies at Temple in assisting Resident Dental students in Oral Surgery, Oral maxillofacial and Physical therapy Departments honing my skills and chairside manner. After graduation I moved with my family to Charleston S.C. where I worked in a Periodontist/Endodontist office until I moved on to working at the Charleston Naval Dental Clinic. While working with the Navy I took many courses in many aspects of Dentistry and helped in Desert Shield and Desert Storm getting Military Personal ready for deployment to Iraq by updating their Dental status. I moved to Arizona in 1992 and have raised my boys here ever since. I love the outdoors hiking, camping, fishing and hope to one day go White water rafting and continue exploring this great State. 

  • Sara Lyle
    Dental Hygienist

    Hi my name is Sarah Lyle! I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and a minor in biology. I love to talk with my patients and educate them on the importance of oral health! I look forward to making smiles brighter every day. I also love to spend time with my family and read in my spare time.

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