Meet the Staff

Melissa, Melissa


Surgical Assistant

I’m a Tucson Native. I’ve been a Dental Assistant since 2009. I have been working with Dr. Harvey since 2015. What an amazing opportunity this has been. I’ve been able to take part is so many great surgical procedures.

It’s a great feeling when we are able to help our patients reach their dental goals, getting to know them and make them feel more comfortable during their appointment.

Elizabeth, Elizabeth


Implant Coordinator

I’ve been working for Dr. Harvey since 2011. initially I was one of his surgical assistant. My role now is the Implant Coordinator. This has been a very exciting position for me. I put together all implant components together for our referral office and their lab. This allows them to custom make the final restoration for the patient. I make sure this is an easy transition for our patients to return to their Dentist. This position also allows me to interact with our referring Dentist their team.

My husband Rafael & I have 4 children: Rafael, Natalie, Victor & Emiliano. We have 2 dogs (Stitch & Scruffy) 3 horses.

I spend as much time with my family as I can. I enjoy riding our horses, going to movies, watching my kid’s little league games & volunteering at their schools.

Lara, Lara


Dental Hygienist

I graduated from Pima Community College as a dental hygienist in 2001, and I have worked for Dr. Harvey since 2002. I enjoy being a part of such a patient-focused office, and I feel lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with all of my team members. I have lived my entire life in Arizona. My husband and I have been happily married since 1992 and I have three beautiful daughters who I love to spend time with.

Laura, Laura


Dental Hygienist

I have had the extraordinary experience of working with Dr. Harvey since 1993. His knowledge, skill, and integrity are unsurpassed. I have benefited greatly from his teachings and so have our patients! My job responsibilities include providing oral hygiene instruction, supportive periodontal maintenance, localized antibiotic therapy, local anesthesia, and any help I can offer to my teammates. The relationships I have established with our patients have been a very rewarding aspect of my career. It’s an honor to work with people and assist them in reaching their oral health goals.

I have been married to my husband, Michael, since 1995. In my free time I like to read, garden & spend time with my family & friends.

Sabrina, Sabrina


Financial Administrator

I have worked for Dr. Harvey since 1998. My first 10 years working with Dr. Harvey I was his surgical Assistant. I have been his Financial Administrator since then.

I have lived in Tucson all my life. I have been married to my wonderful husband Jaime since 2005. Our son is Miguel, daughters Dreana & Kendra.

I love to garden, spend time outdoors, playing softball, golf hiking and spending as much time with my family as possible.

Belinda Figueroa, Belinda Figueroa

Belinda Figueroa

Surgical Assistant

I was born in California but I was raised here in Tucson. My husband Michael and I have 2 children, Anayeli and Jazleen. On my spare time we are busy with volleyball, basketball, cheer and softball. I have been assisting for 10 years and its been a great opportunity to work with Dr. Harvey. I have taken part in may great surgical procedures and love taking part on helping our patients reach their dental goals.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It has been my honor and privilege to serve my community, and to serve my profession, this last 37+ years.

I am thrilled to share some really exciting news. Following an exhaustive nationwide search and a super positive transition process over last year, Dr. Abhi Patel will be assuming control of the office starting March 1st, 2024. I will be reducing my schedule and will be seeing patients on a part-time basis.

The team and I are thrilled to have Dr. Patel with us and we are looking forward to continuing to
provide exceptional care of our patients. In all of my interactions, Dr. Patel has demonstrated the honesty, integrity and dedication necessary to be an exceptional periodontist. He is extremely competent and caring, and has the passion and skills to deliver high quality, evidence-based care. I trust him to take care of you and I believe he will be a valuable asset to our community.

Dr. Patel is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and Implantology. He is highly trained recognized leader in periodontics and implantology, having been an educator and researcher who has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He was awarded the prestigious “Outstanding Educator Award” by the American Academy of Periodontology for his mentoring and scientific research. He serves as a committee member for the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Patel brings a wealth of knowledge and a superior skillset that will assure exceptional outcomes for our patients. Dr. Patel and I, along with our extraordinary team, are looking forward to continuing to provide what you have come to expect from our practice: unparalleled patient service and clinical excellence. The team has been actively involved in the transition process from the beginning, and they are remaining in place. We will all be here to assist Dr. Patel with your care.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Dr. Patel to our practice. Thank you again for your loyalty and confidence over this last (almost) four decades.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Brien Harvey

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