Meet the Dentists

Dr. Dallas Steele

Dr. Dallas Steele would like to welcome you to a fantastic dental experience! By combining advanced dental technology with a gentle, friendly style. Dr. Steele and his team will help make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.

The minute you walk through the door, you will know you’ve come to the right place. The office’s comforting atmosphere and warm, inviting staff members allow you to feel right at home. Dr. Steele’s use of the latest advances in technology which includes same-day crowns, digital x-rays, laser dentistry, and mercury-free tooth-colored restorations. Our goal is to help you and your family maintain beautiful smiles for a lifetime.

Best of all, Dr. Steele does something all too rare in today’s rushed world: he listens and gets to know each patient one-on-one. So whether you’re looking for advanced cosmetic restorations or just a great family dentist, we’ll give you something to smile about!

A Glendale, Arizona native, Dr. Steele earned his doctorate from Howard University and each year continues to study advanced family and restorative dental techniques. He and his wife, Mary, have been married 11 years and are the proud parents of three sons (Mason, Miles, & Graham).

Dr. Steele is a member of the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and The American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry.
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Dr. Steele & Family, 2014

Dr. Jessi Howard

Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry dentist, Dr. Behnam Darvishan, DMD Dr. Howard grew up in the small town of Clarendon, Texas. She completed her undergraduate work in Molecular Biology at Wayland Baptist University, while playing collegiate basketball for 4 years. After earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, she decided to make the Phoenix Valley her home.

Her favorite part of dentistry is providing patients with a great dental experience at every visit by treating them like family. She understands that not all dental work is fun, so she listens, and addresses any concerns prior to treatment. Dr. Howard can make patients feel relaxed and comfortable while providing excellent clinical care to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

She stays current on all aspects of dentistry through continuing education to better serve her patients. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Academy of Laser Dentistry.

In her free time, Dr. Howard likes to stay active by working out, playing sports, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her “fur baby” Koda.

Dr. Vijal Vadecha

Dr. Vijal Vadecha graduated from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. She is affiliated with the American Dental Association as well as the Academy of General Dentistry. She has contributed her time at multiple dental events including Give Kids a Smile, as a volunteer dentist at community health clinics in different parts of the country, and taught oral hygiene at a local elementary school.

She believes ideal dentistry is different for every patient who walks in through the door. As her patient, you can expect her utmost dedication to designing an ideal treatment plan that best suits your needs and desires. Her goal is to have you smiling as you walk out the door.

Born and raised in Southern California, moving to Arizona was a big change for her but she is loving it here. She enjoys hiking on the weekends and trying to find all the good hidden food spots around Phoenix. Thai and Mexican food are her absolute favorites! Her favorite book is The Shadow in the Wind. She loves to travel and explore new places, food, and culture. Nevertheless, San Diego will always be her #1 vacation spot!

Dr. Yonan

Dr. Yonan is a Phoenix native. She attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a degree in Biology. After graduating, she spent two years at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research in Bethesda, MD researching the effects of laser in mediating wound healing in the oral cavity.

Afterwards, Dr. Yonan came back to Arizona to complete her dental degree at Midwestern University in Glendale.

Dr. Yonan’s goal is to provide quality dental care in a comfortable and stress free environment because healthy beautiful smiles start with a happy patient. She strives to get to know each patient and listen to their needs and concerns. Her priority is to make each patient feel comfortable and welcomed. Dr. Yonan stays current with the latest technologies and techniques by focusing on evidence based dentistry and taking continuing education courses. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Laser Dentistry.

In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, hiking and spending time with her family. Her favorite hikes in Arizona are Siphon Draw Trail, Lockett’s Meadow Trail, West Fork Trail and Sunrise Trail at McDowell Mountain Preserve.