Read below about out talented and precise, yet caring and compassionate staff
Dr. Anil P. Nutakki found his passion in dentistry after having graduated with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona. He worked in civil engineering, but quickly realized his skills, acumen, and innate desire to help others could be better put to use in dentistry. He then graduated from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado. There he gained advanced training in all aspects of dentistry, including dental implants, oral surgery, and root canal therapy. With a complete understanding and appreciation for the highest standard of care, Dr. Nutakki was happy to join Dr. Bhatt’s practice here at Serenity Dental in 2017.
Dr. Nutakki believes strongly in giving back to the community. Dr. Nutakki has also attended Compassion Queen Creek with Dr. Bhatt. He has volunteered his dental expertise on relief trips to both Kenya and Guatemala to provide dental care to disadvantaged children. As well, he volunteers his time locally with non-profit organizations that connect residents to quality care providers.
Dr. Nutakki is a native of Arizona and is happy to be back after having lived in Colorado for 8 years. In his free time Dr. Nutakki enjoys various hobbies, but most of all tinkering on his vintage cars, cooking, reading and snowboarding. He can be found hiking, bike riding, and traveling.
Dr. Nutakki is a member of the following professional dental organization:
Jody comes to us with dental hygiene experience since 1985. She loves the field of dentistry and especially patient care. At Serenity Dental we believe in comprehensive care…not just teeth! We know that each person and each mouth is unique. Jody provides that individualized touch that is sadly missing in healthcare today. Continuing education is important to our team. Through the years Jody has had the opportunity to study with some of the best in the industry. Dentistry is ever-changing and our team is on the cutting edge of technology and patient care.
Washington State is called “home” via Texas and now Arizona. Entertaining fabulous friends visiting our great state is always a highlight. Jody and her husband Jim, are proud to have raised two sons.
Suszanne has been practicing dental hygiene since 1989. She moved here from Michigan with her son, Joe.
Over the years, dentistry has been constantly evolving. With those changes, improvements have been made to make the patient more relaxed and at ease. We, at Serenity Dental, believe in giving the patient the best care with the highest technology. We strive for excellence and will accept nothing less. Suszanne keeps up with those changes by attending continuing education classes throughout the valley. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the best dentists, and brings with her that knowledge to share with us.
Giving the patients that “tender touch” and personal attention is very important to our team. We not only want to make you comfortable, we want to build relationships. That is important to our team, and we will work together to accomplish that goal.
Allison has been a part of the Serenity Dental team since 2015. She worked with Dr. Bhatt as a dental assistant before returning back as a dental hygienist. She and Dr. Bhatt have done a lot of volunteer work together over the years and they strive to give back to the community they both love and live in. She strives to take care of her patients and recognizes their individual needs and hopes to help her patients feel at ease by providing a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Allison is a native Arizonian. Ali has 2 children, a son, and a daughter! They love food and greatly enjoy traveling. Their goal is to fill their passports with as many stamps as they can.
Catherine (Cat) is originally from Petaluma California and moved to Arizona in 2010. She has been in the dental field for over 13 years. Starting out as a dental assistant, she quickly realized her passion for dentistry and became a registered dental hygienist in 2015. Along with her thorough and gentle cleanings, Cat prides herself in educating her patients about the oral-systemic connection and getting to know each patient as an individual. Her goal is to help you find confidence in your smile!
DeAnn, originally from Wisconsin, has been a dental assistant for over 30 years. She comes with a wealth of dental experience which she shares with the team. DeAnn and her husband Andy have called Mesa their home for many years.
Valerie has been in dentistry for 12 years. She loves being a Dental Assistant. Valerie is originally from Wyoming, but has made her home in the Valley where she met the love of her life, Bob, in 2008. She also has two grown sons that she adores. Valerie loves to travel, crochet, and play with her cat, Chandler Bing.
Amanda was born and raised in Arizona. She started her career as a dental assistant and eventually worked her way into the front office. Amanda is married and has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and decorating.
Steffanie has been with Serenity Dental since 2014. She is originally from Iowa, and she spent her first years in Arizona as an orthodontic assistant. She then transitioned to work in the front office. Steffanie is married with two little boys. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and two dogs, and traveling back to the midwest to see friends and family.
Robin was born and raised in Arizona. She worked a variety of jobs before she started her career in the dental field as a Dental Assistant, then eventually being cross-trained with the front office. She quickly found out that she loved it! Over the last 26 years, she has also worked hand in hand with her husband in their BBQ Catering business while raising amazing children.
Mari has been a dental assistant for 9 years. She is an Arizona native, and has two sweet boys, and a pup named Max. Marie moved to the Gilbert area in 2019 and is loving it! Mari enjoys the outdoors in her free time and goes camping and hiking when they can.