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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. Dan IndechDr. 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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Nishant Chauhan, DMD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Dan IndechDr. Chauhan graduated from Dental School at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in 2011. He obtained his Masters in Public Health and Masters in Business Administration while in dental school. He then completed a hospital based Dental Anesthesiology Residency in 2013. This allows Dr. Chauhan to administer all levels of anesthesia for patients undergoing dental treatment. Anesthesia truly enhances the experience of patients by eliminating anxiety and pain. Being trained in a hospital setting allows Dr. Chauhan to implement many of the same safety protocols in the office. This is important to Dr. Chauhan because his primary goal is always the safety of his patients.

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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”.


Danielle joined our practice summer of 2017 and has excelled in the role of lead Periodontal Hygienist.  Danielle grew up in the Midwest.  She graduated from Indiana University with a Dental Hygiene degree in 2007. She moved to Phoenix with her husband and son in 2014. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys hiking, swimming, playing soccer and being with family.


StephanieStephanie is Dr. Indech’s lead surgical assistant. She is an Arizona native and has been in the dental field for 9 years. She works closely with Dr. Indech and our patients providing outstanding chairside care using her experience and superb technical skills. She is meticulous with the instruments and sterilization and is proud of the immaculate environment in the treatment areas. Her goal is to help patients feel comfortable, understand the treatment they are having and the care that is required afterwards. She has two daughters and spends most of her time after work with them. Stephanie is happy to call Desert Ridge Periodontics her "home away from home."


SelenaSelena joined our team in December of 2019 and has become a skilled periodontal surgical assistant. She is an Arizona native hailing from Yuma before moving to Phoenix to pursue a career in dental assisting. After graduating from Phoenix Dental Assisting School, she worked in a few offices to strengthen her skills before joining us. Selena brings a consistent, cheerful, energetic and innovative spirit to our team. Outside of the office, Selena is very involved with her faith group and volunteers weekly in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the city and hanging out at home with her fur baby Mila.


RobbieRobbie joined the practice as a back office assistant in the fall of 2018. He is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Chamberlain University. He is excited to be part of the Desert Ridge Periodontics team and is eager to grow professionally and expand his dental and surgical knowledge so that he can provide the highest level of patient care when he becomes a practicing healthcare professional. Beyond his work, studies and family life, there is very little time for anything else.