Dr. Marissa Rubio-Ellis
Dr. Marissa Rubio-Ellis has been practicing dentistry in the Phoenix area for over 20 years. Before graduating from Creighton University with a BA in English and a BS Biology, she fell in love with her future husband, John and decided to stay at Creighton for dental school. After graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1998, she and John packed up and moved to his hometown of Phoenix and set down their roots closer to family. Besides being a current member of the American Dental Association, the Central Arizona Dental Association and the International Association for Orthodontics, Dr. Ellis works hard at staying up to date on the latest and greatest dental techniques. She has even been known to take her team to Disneyland–rather the California Dental Association meetings in Anaheim, to stay current. In her spare time, Dr. Ellis is a certified Jazzercise instructor, a Disney fanatic, a SCUBA diver and an avid Arizona Diamondbacks fan. However, at the end of the day, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and their two children, Belize and Reef.
Dr. Manoush Farzin
We would like to welcome Dr. Farzin to our practice as one of our new associate dentist. Dr. Farzin is very passionate about patient education and making sure patients have all the resources and tools available for their oral care needs.
Dr. Manoush Farzin graduated from Midwestern University Dental School in Downers Grove, Illinois. Additionally, she completed a General Practice Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Prior to attending dental school, Dr. Farzin received a B.S. in Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology and an M.S. in Biology from Arizona State University.
Dr. Farzin is a member of National Dental Honor Society (Omicron Kappa Upsilon), American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, and Spear Education.
Dr. Farzin is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, especially patient education, preventative care and esthetic dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, working on art projects, trying new foods, hiking, traveling and scuba diving.
Dr. Amanda Rael
Dr. Amanda Rael is originally from New Mexico, where she attended the University of New Mexico and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. She then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from A. T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health along with her Certificate in Public Health- Dental Emphasis. Upon completion of dental school, Dr. Rael chose to pursue a one year residency in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) at the University of New Mexico Hospital back home in Albuquerque. While in residency, Dr. Rael was exposed to many aspects of dentistry, including management of medically complex patients, as well as surgery and hospital based dentistry.
When Dr. Rael is not at the office, she loves to spend time with her wonderful husband and their two young children. She enjoys reading, yoga, team trivia, and all that motherhood has to offer. Dr. Rael is committed to continuously furthering her education and is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)