Meet the Team

Dentist Chandler AZ Melina Ghods Meet The Team

Melina Ghods


Dr. Ghods received her DMD degree from AT Still University in Mesa Arizona in 2018. Prior to attending dental school, she received her bachelors in Biology at Arizona State University. She has been in the medical field for over ten years and has a passion for serving patient's needs.

Dr. Ghods is a certified Invisalign provider and is passionate about cosmetic dentistry. She has expertise in all aspects of dentistry including surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Outside of work Dr. Ghods enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her puppy (a hyper cavapoo).

Dentist Chandler AZ Ausher Zia Meet The Team

Ausher Zia


Dr. Ausher Zia received his DDS degree from Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago, IL in 2000. Prior to attending dental school, he received his bachelors in Biological Sciences at California State University at Stanislaus. For nearly 25 years, Dr. Zia has been delivering a comprehensive spectrum of dentistry services to a multitude of patients across the state of Arizona.

Dr. Zia is a certified Invisalign provider, has taken extensive training on using updated technology to scan and develop 3D images of the mouth, and has completed advanced training on surgically placing and restoring dental implants. Outside of the office, Dr. Zia thoroughly enjoys learning, whether it be through reading a fascinating book or becoming captivated in a historical documentary.

Lead Registered Dental Hygienist Amanda Lastra

Amanda Lastra

Lead Registered Dental Hygienist

Amanda has provided dental hygiene with Dr. Arooni since 2004. She is an Arizona native and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University.

Amanda is married and has three children. She treats you like family. And she enjoys the opportunity to meet you as a new patient.

Registered Dental Hygienist Annette Martinez

Annette Martinez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Annette is a native of Tempe, Arizona. Prior to being a dental hygienist she served as an orthodontic dental assistant. And she’s been in the dental industry since 2004.

Annette has a daughter and a pet Yorkie. She enjoys time with friends, family, and traveling – specifically Maui (Hawaii).

Annette focuses on you, as an individual patient, your treatment, and creating a comfortable, relaxing environment.

Chandler AZ Farah Marashi Front Desk Team Member

Farah Marashi

Front Office/Treatment Coordinator

Farah provides enthusiasm to the front office operations. She informs you and provides you a comfortable environment to ask questions.
Farah is married and a mother. She enjoys healthy eating, fitness, and interior design.

Practice Manager Priscilla DeLaRosa

Priscilla DeLaRosa

Practice Manager

Priscilla has experience in the dental industry since 2003 as clinical assistant and dental administrator. She is focused on the daily practice operations and customer service.

Priscilla enjoys time with her family and four sons. She believes in caring for people and the transformation they can experience through dentistry.

Priscilla values working with Dr. Arooni, his commitment to excellence in your care, and maintaining an open-door policy to you and the staff.


Christine Knotts

Dental Assistant

Chris joined the Lakeview Dental Care team in 2018, bringing with her nearly 30 years of experience in the dental industry. Originally from California, she fell in love with the Arizona heat and decided to call Arizona home. Chris has been happily married for over 20 years and is the proud parent of her son and daughter. Her passion within dentistry lies in the transformative power of veneers and dental implants, as she finds immense joy in witnessing the positive impact on a patient's smile. In her free time, Chris embraces the outdoors with activities such as camping, hiking, water skiing, and fishing.


Derian Gonzales

Treatment Coordinator

Derian became a valued member of the Lakeview Dental Care team in February 2017. Originally from Idaho, she decided to make the Arizona desert her home approximately 10 years ago. Although she attended cosmetology school, Derian loves being involved in the dental world and values the friendships and relationships she’s made with the Lakeview Dental Care team and its patients. Beyond her dental endeavors, Derian finds joy in exploring, with a particular fondness for camping at the sand dunes with her partner and her dog, Mimi.

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Marlene Lucio Lira

Sterile Technician

A Chandler native, Marlene joined the Lakeview Dental Care team in May 2023 along with two years of prior experience in the dental industry. Marlene genuinely loves the camaraderie among the staff and the welcoming environment created for our patients. Her enthusiasm and commitment contribute to the positive and inclusive atmosphere at Lakeview Dental Care. Outside of the dental realm, she finds joy in the simple pleasures of life, such as listening to music and indulging in shopping excursions.

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Maggie Brotman

Scheduling Coordinator

Proudly an Arizona native, Maggie joined Lakeview Dental Care in November 2021, swiftly becoming an integral part of our dental family. To her, the staff and patients feel like a second family, creating a warm and welcoming environment. In the office, Maggie finds particular joy in teeth whitening procedures because of the remarkable transformations evident in the before-and-after results. Beyond the dental realm, Maggie is an avid explorer who loves traveling to new destinations and embracing new experiences.