Meet the Staff

A group photo of the  Doctors and their Staff at Paradise Valley Dental, Paradise Valley AZ

Administrative Staff

Margaret - Office Manager at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Margaret – Office Manager

Margaret was born and raised in Arizona, is our wonderful office manager and has been part of our practice for the past 30+ years. She spends the majority of her time dealing with the administrative aspects of the practice, but she is also a certified dental assistant and quite capable of caring for the patients while they are having their work done. She is well-versed in all aspects of our office and is, therefore, able to answer almost any question you might have. What she doesn’t know the answer to, she’ll do her best to find an answer for you. Outside of the office she loves spending time camping and hiking with her family.

Kris - Front Office Coordinator at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Kris – Front Office Coordinator

Kris, our front office coordinator, is from Iowa and has lived in the valley on and off for the last 20 years. She is the voice you will most likely hear on the end of the phone when you call. She is very well organized, enjoys working with the public and will be delighted to help you out with your dental needs. She enjoys spending time outside hiking, yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Penny - Front Desk at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Penny – Front Desk

Penny has been in the dental field since 2001 and started working with Dr Sparks and team around 2010. She was born in the suburbs of Chicago and has lived in the valley for over 30 years. She is married to Jim and has 2 boys and 4 granddaughters. When she’s not working, she likes quilting and hiking around the Usery Mountains with her husband.

Hygiene Staff

Hillary - Dental Hygienist at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Hillary – Dental Hygienist

Hillary has been a hygienist for since 2000.  She grew up in Willcox, Arizona and began assisting her father, a dentist, when she was 12 years old.  She is an avid reader and many of her hygiene appointments turn into mini book club sessions.  Hillary and her husband John have 3 boys, 11, 10, and 8.  When she is not wrangling her little people, she and her husband are trying out new restaurants, or hanging out with 5 siblings.  She loves the relationships she has with her patients, and looks forward to enriching those bonds for years to come.

Sherryl - Dental Hygienist at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Sherryl – Dental Hygienist

Sherryl began her dental hygiene career in the 1990’s in Pennsylvania. She’s lived in Minnesota for 10 years and has been happily in Arizona since 2005. Sherryl has enjoyed seeing the procedural and technological changes over the years. She is currently excited about dental soft tissue lasers. Please ask her how lasers can improve your oral health!
Sherryl has developed a gentle yet thorough touch and enjoys one-on-one time with her patients. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy hiking and having friends over for dinner. They have two grown children, a son in L.A. and a daughter and son-in-law in Boston.

Kimberly - Dental Hygienist at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Kimberly – Dental Hygienist

Kimberly has over 12 years of dental experience. Dentistry has been a passion of hers since she was a little girl. Kimberly was born and raised here in Arizona. She is very family oriented, passionate, and outgoing individual. She is the proud mother of two daughters 10 & 12, two pit bulls, two cats, and two desert tortoises. She is excitedly looking forward to getting to know you and your family for many years to come. 

Dental Assisting Staff

Elena - Dental Assistant at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Elena – Dental Assistant

Elena has been in the dental field since 2005. She has been passionate about dentistry since she was a 4 year-old girl checking her dolls’ teeth for cavities. Elena has happily been in Arizona for over 20 years. In free time she enjoys reading, listening to Music, cooking, and spending time with her family

Sheri - Dental Assistant at Paradise Valley Dental Paradise Valley AZ

Sheri – Dental Assistant

Sheri is originally from Chicago but has been in Arizona for over 35 years. Please let her know if you are from Chicago! Sheri has loved being in a part of the practice for over 15 years and has been in the dental field for over 30 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson, watching the Cubs, and her new kitty Gigi.