Our Staff

Our Staff



Brad Rawson 1

Brad began in the dental field 11 years ago after a lengthy retail business management career. He feels fortunate to have joined the rush family practice in October 2007 and is proud to help our team deliver first-class patient care. He has a vast knowledge in dealing with various insurance companies and takes pride in helping our patients understand their benefits. His passion is supporting our patients understanding of their treatment and assisting them with their financial needs in order to complete their care. He Enjoys spending free time with his wife and two boys, as well as playing guitar and golf.




Lorena is a charming dental assistant who graduated from Apollo College in 2000. Upholding our philosophy of staying current on all dental innovations and best practices, Lorena has completed many hours of continuing education.  Lorena’s future goals include a degree in Dental Hygiene.  Lorena cherishes and adores her son, Marcos who is the highlight of her life.  She is not shy to share stories of him whenever she can.




Kristen is one of our locals, born and raised in Phoenix. In 2009 she graduated from the American Institute of Dental Assisting and which time she began her dental career as a dental assistant. Kristen recently made the transition from Dental Assistant to Patient Services Representative in order to expand her knowledge with the administrative side of dentistry. Her understanding of dental procedures has been an asset in educating patients about their treatment. Kristen’s core belief is to provide top notch patient service, because our patients deserve nothing less. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her son, Joel. She also enjoys deer hunting with her father.



Tara was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene locally. She is continuing her education to become a Periodontist and strives to gain knowledge to provide the most up to date and beneficial information about gum health. Tara is an enthusiastic prevention specialist who loves to build long lasting positive relationships with everyone she meets. She is a free spirit; you may run into her during her spare time emBARKing on a new adventure with her dog Zoey.




Jill graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene with Expanded Functions from Idaho State University. She has worked in private practice, group practice and the specialty practices of periodontal and pediatric dentistry. She also spent time as a clinical faculty member at the University of Idaho. Jill relocated to Arizona in 1993 and has been working for Dr. Rush ever since. She is very happy to work in a practice that is quality and patient service oriented.



Karen grew up in southern California and moved to Arizona in 1995.  She graduated from Phoenix College and has been a Dental Hygienist since 2000.  She also has done extensive research in health and nutrition.  In her spare time, Karen volunteers with a local nonprofit, mentoring foster children.  She is also in the midst of working with her husband to create a documentary film addressing the foster care system in Arizona.




Doris grew up in Lima Peru where she worked in a special needs school.  In 2008 she moved to Arizona with her husband.  Doris was given an opportunity to volunteer in Dr. Rush’s office which led her to a career in Dental Assisting.  She has been with Dr. Rush for 5 years.  Doris is an active member in the Young Women’s Program with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She and other leaders help the youth to grow and learn about themselves through different activities, religious classes, and service in the community.  Doris enjoys spending time with her husband cooking, camping, going to movies.  She also has a passion for Peruvian Cultural Dances and traveling.



Maryam has been with Dr. Rush’s office since 2002 and serves as his Lead Dental Assistant.  Her favorite part of the job is working on full mouth reconstruction cases.  She is a Certified Surgical Technician and  was fortunate to work with the best plastic surgeon for 8 years. In addition, she has a diploma in Micro Circuit Mask Design and is certified in Dental Radiology and Radiation Health and Safety. Maryam  has been married for 21 years and has two beautiful children. In her spare time she likes to travel and see different cultures.