About Our Staff

Adam R. Dalesandro Doctor of Medical Dentistry

Adam R. Dalesandro
Doctor of Medical Dentistry

A native of Tucson, Dr. Dalesandro grew up in swimming pools and playing soccer all over Arizona.  He attended Salpointe Catholic High School where he was a scholar-athlete.  He shared homeroom with his future wife, Debbie Derickson Dalesandro (Jeffrey Derickson’s oldest daughter).  The couple attended prom together their senior year as well as participated in many activities.  They were married in 2006 and have two children, Lincoln and Kason.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in Real Estate Finance and Development.  After returning to Tucson, Adam worked for different developers and brokers and was one of the top 1% of Realtors in Southern Arizona.  He decided to go back to the University of Arizona and earn a minor in chemistry in route to his first passion, Dentistry.

Adam is a graduate of Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ.  During his education, he received awards in academics as well as, “The Periodontal Therapy Award”, “The Helping Hands Award”, Certificate of Achievement Award, and the “Certificate of Appreciation Award.”


Dalia Tadros

Dr. Dalia Tadros is pleased to join Dr. Dalesandro and Associates dental practice. Dr. Tadros earned her dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2008 after earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was voted Baltimore’s Top Dentist two years in a row by her peers and colleagues. After owning and operating her dental practice for over ten years, Dr. Tadros and her husband decided to move their family to Tucson to enjoy nature’s beauties and a more wholesome lifestyle.

She has taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically selecting courses focusing on cosmetic dentistry. Her training in TMJ and smile design allows her to provide the best dental care giving you a reason to smile. Her commitment to lifelong education means she is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies to provide her patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort.

Dr. Tadros and her husband Marcus have two sons, and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking at Sabino Canyon, cooking, and spending time with her family. She is also an avid reader.


MyKhanh Phan DDS

Dr. Phan studied dentistry at Columbia University in New York City where she received a 4-year scholarship to research in the dental and pharmacology departments. For her undergraduate studies, Dr. Phan received a Bachelor’s degree in Toxicology, Human Biology, and a minor in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto in Canada. After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Columbia, Dr. Phan enrolled in a residency program at a Level I Trauma Center outside of New York City where she learned, along with all areas of dentistry, how to comprehensively treat and manage in-house patients, Operating Room and complicated trauma cases. Dr. Phan ran her own private practice providing cosmetic and family dental care for many years in California before relocating.

Dr. Phan’s father was a physician and his passion for patient care was her inspiration to pursue a career in healthcare. Dr. Phan has always enjoyed the arts and spent many of her free hours while growing up painting, or practicing the piano and violin. She has been able to leverage the dexterity and attention to detail which she honed over those years in her practice of dentistry. As a life-long learner, she aspires to build long lasting relationships with patients based on open communication, partnership, integrity and trust; addressing the patients’ needs and concerns first and foremost in a safe and comfortable environment.

Due to her husband’s global career, Dr. Phan has lived in many states and in many countries. Dr. Phan and her family have been in Tucson since September 2019 and this is definitely a place where she and her family feel at home and intend to grow some roots. She loves the desert beauty, the access to the outdoors, and enjoys hiking and skiing with her family in the mountains around Tucson and beyond. Dr Phan is married with three daughters, two are in university, and one still at home. Dr. Phan and her family share a passion for travel, celebrating differences and eating! They all enjoy cooking together and sometimes, nothing is better than spending  quality time sharing a great meal with others.

 Debbie Dalesandro Office Manager/Hygienist

Debbie Dalesandro
Office Manager/Hygienist

Debbie is Dr. Adam Dalesandro’s wife.  They met in homeroom at Salpointe Catholic High School in 1993 and swam on the Varsity swim team together where they participated in State all 4 years.  They even went to Prom together!  They married in 2006 and have been working together since 2012.

Debbie attended Northern Arizona University and received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree in 2002.  She has been practicing hygiene since then and loves her patients and enjoys meeting new people and their families.  She is also taking over her mother’s position as Office Manager.

Debbie enjoys traveling, socializing with her friends, and anything and everything Disney.  Her current favorite thing to do is raising her two boys, Lincoln and Kason.  She is a full-time soccer mom and their biggest cheerleader on the sidelines.

Linda Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Linda has enjoyed living in the southwest for over 45 years.  She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Pima College-RDH Program.  She has been practicing hygiene since 1999.  She has been married to husband, Clayton, for over 47 years (Clayton makes a killer eggnog!)  They have one daughter, Emiley, and a beautiful granddaughter, Abigail.  Linda loves gardening and is a great storyteller.  She has a wicked sense of humor.  Linda receives birthday cards from the best plastic surgeons in town…The staff says she is the life of the party! 

Julie Summerlin


Betsy Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Betsy grew up in Tucson, one of 8 children.  She completed her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene in 1989.  She is married with 3 children: two boys and one girl.  Her husband is a military veteran and a stay at home dad.  Betsy’s outside activities include family time and church, as well as school functions.  Betsy joined the  Dalesandro team in 2014 and enjoys being part of the team.

Cindy Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

Cindy was raised in Huber Heights, Ohio, which was known for having the largest brick home community in America.  She moved to Tucson in 1989.  Cindy has an Associates degree in Science from McHenry County College.  She earned an Associates degree in Applied Science/Dental Hygiene at Pima a Community College, graduating with honors.  She decided to study dental hygiene because her dentist encouraged her to go into that field.  She has been a hygienist since 2005.  She loves being a dental hygienist because of the diverse group of patients that she has the pleasure of seeing each day.

Dental Hygienist

Eileen was raised in an Air Force family in Alamogordo, New Mexico then moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science of dental hygiene in 2007.  She then moved to Tucson, Arizona where she has been practicing as a hygienist in both the corporate and private dental office settings.  She is so grateful to be working alongside Dr. Dalesandro and his caring staff. Her goal each workday is to ease her patients’ dental anxiety and to have each patient leave happier than he or she had arrived.

Eileen enjoys spending time with her husband, Jonas, their three kids, Carli, Bodhi, and Ari, and English Bulldog, Hercules. Her hobbies include training jiu jitsu, hiking, painting, and taking trips to the beach.

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Brenda Rabago-Vasquez
Dental Assistant

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Kristjan Olivas
Dental Assistant

Kristjan is a valuable member of our team; she is a Dental Assistant and also helps out at the front desk. No matter what, Kristjan always has a smile and a kind word. Patients often praise her gentle touch and demeanor. Kristjan has been in the Dental field for 3 years. Originally from Douglas, AZ, she has lived in Tucson for 10 years. Her favorite past times are travel and spending time with her family. She has two adorable kids! The reason she chose to work in Dentistry is to help people fall in love with their smile.

Christine Bright
Front Office

Christine moved to Tucson in March of 2020 from Indiana. She moved to Tucson to enjoy the beautiful sunshine year round. Christine has an abundance of knowledge in the dental and insurance fields. She worked for a major, national medical/dental insurance company for 6 years. She then returned to her original passion of working with patients in the dental field as a Certified Dental Assistant and realized she could combine her experience with insurance and dentistry to fully help the patients in getting the best care. She loves being outdoors with her husband David and her fur babies Ellie and Stanley.

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Michele Garza
Front Office

Michele is one of our bright and shining smiles at the front desk, she has been in the Dental field for 25 years. Michele is a Tucson native and enjoys watching sports, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and her fur baby named Scotty. While being a proud Mom of three beautiful children, Michele somehow finds the time to often cook amazing food and provide mothering to our entire office staff. Michele's favorite thing is smiles all around.

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