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Dan Indech, DDS

Dr. Dan IndechDr. Indech graduated from Dental School at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1988. He then completed a one year hospital based General Practice Residency and received an advanced certificate in hospital dentistry. This program focused on treatment in the areas of geriatric care, management of medically compromised and handicapped patients, organ transplantation, trauma management, oncology, infectious diseases, oral and maxillofacial surgery, anaesthesia and emergency dentistry.

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Magda Iorio, Dr Odont, RDH

Dr. Magda IorioDr. Iorio attended dental school at the Universidad Metropolitana in Barranquilla, Colombia receiving her Doctorate in Odontology in 1993. This degree is equivalent to the American DDS or DMD degree. After graduation, she worked in her hometown with underprivileged groups providing dental care and oral hygiene education for one year. She left her home country coming to New York City in 1994 where she completed a dental hygiene degree shortly after arriving in the USA, graduating with honors.

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Christopher Lee, MD

Dr. Chris LeeDr. Christopher Lee is our anesthesiologist, board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of San Diego where he graduated with honors in biochemistry and mathematics. He then attended New York University School of Medicine, where he received his MD degree. Fleeing the cold weather, Dr. Lee returned to California to complete his four-year anesthesiology residency at the University of Southern California. During his residency, he received advanced training with high-risk patients undergoing complex surgical procedures.

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Our Team


HeatherHeather joined the front office staff in 2006 after four years in a front office position in a general dentistry practice. She has been the Patient Care Coordinator since she joined the practice. Over the years, she has developed expertise in managing the billing of dental insurance and advocating for the patient’s benefits, authorizations, claims and appeals. Heather is the go to person for scheduling appointments and does her best to keep the doctor, hygienist and clinical staff on time. She was born in Utah but moved to Arizona when she was young. She has 5 children and spends all of her free time with family and friends. In her own words, “I am blessed to be a part of his team”.


JessieJessica recently returned to Desert Ridge Periodontics in the role of surgical assistant 16 years after her first tour of duty with the practice. While away, she expanded her clinical skills and knowledge assisting in advanced implant surgery and LANAP laser surgery with another periodontist. She has been in Arizona most of her life and has been in the dental field for almost 20 years. She works closely with Dr. Indech utilizing her experienced, gentle chairside manner and fun, energetic personality to help patients get through their treatment. Her goal is to help patients feel comfortable during their appointments and understand the care that is required afterwards. She is meticulous with sterilization and disinfection of rooms and instruments, and works hard to keep us organized, well-stocked and on time. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking the trails around the valley with her “wonder mutt” Diesel and training at Orange Theory.


ElsieElsie has been with Desert Ridge Periodontics the past year and a half in a dual role of front-office and back-office assistant. This is her first job in the dental world and she is learning from everyone on the team. In the front office, she has taken over much of the email communication and efficiently takes care of every task put in front of her. In the back office, she is learning the tasks and duties from Jessie, Magda and Danielle and is evolving quickly as a reliable, conscientious, and hard-working team member. She balances her full-time position with her high school studies and wants to eventually train as a medical sonographer or surgical technician. She was born and raised in Arizona and has four siblings. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and baking.


RobbieRobbie joined the practice as a back-office assistant in the fall of 2018. In October 2021, he completed his training and degree in nursing at Chamberlain University. On occasion, he joins us in the office to support our team and our anesthesiologist when we perform surgery under IV sedation. He continues to grow professionally beyond the practice but remains available in a pinch and when we require his expertise to support complex patient care. Beyond his work, studies and family life, there is very little time for anything else.