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Meet The Team

DOWNTOWN PHOENIX DENTAL 

"Hometown Hospitality with a Downtown Convenience" 

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. Downtown Phoenix Dental has multiple specialists on staff that allow us to provide you with the optimum in-house dental experience. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please appreciate that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Benjamin Berschler, DMD

General Dentist/Owner

Dr. Berschler has brought over thirty years of dental practice experience to Downtown Phoenix, opening in February 2010. 

Graduating from the University of Maryland, BS 1980, The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine ( formally the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) in 1984 and continuing to a residency program at Flushing Hospital and Medical Center in Flushing NY in 1985.

Dr. Berschler was the founder and owner of a large private practice in Atlantic County, New Jersey for over 20 years. The current, six-chair state-of-the-art dental practice has been a tremendous success in Downtown Phoenix. Dr. Berschler has treated thousands of patients in his career and brings that level of comfort to his practice in Downtown Phoenix. 

"I have given back to my community as a career-long participant in the Donated Dental Services Program in New Jersey and AZMOM in Arizona. My level of professional business experience within my dental practice history will  ensure your confidence in our practice."  

Professional memberships in: American Dental Association (ADA), Arizona Dental Association(AZDA), and Central Arizona Component (CADS). Dr. Berschler serves on the Council on Ethics and Mediation for The Arizona Dental Association in conjunction with the American Dental Association.

I am also resident of Downtown Phoenix as well, enjoying all that our beautiful city has to offer. My two daughters have graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe as Education and Political Science Majors. Dr. Berschler is certified with the FBI/NCIC to assist law enforcement in dental coding for identification of missing and unidentified persons.


Neil Zachs, DDS

Periodontal & Implant Specialist

Dr. Zachs is a Periodontist, which is a dental specialist that focuses on the structures that are involved in the support of your teeth. He not only performs traditional periodontal procedures aimed at saving your dentition, he also does different types of soft tissue grafting procedures to treat “gum recession”, as well as being very proficient in the surgical phase of dental implant placement. He has placed approximately 10,000 implants during his career.  All of our implant cases treatment planned by use of CBCT OP300 imaging system to ensure bone quality, bone anatomy and optimal placement of implant fixtures and restorations  

Dr. Zachs earned his DMD from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1992. He then went on to a 3 1/2 year surgical residency in Periodontics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. While there, he also earned his Master of Science (MS Degree) in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Radiology.   

After his residency, Dr. Zachs went on to private practice in New Jersey for just over 20 years. He resides in Scottsdale with his wife Lisa. They have 4 beautiful grown children .


Christopher Olson, DDS

Orthodontic Specialist

 Dr. Olson is highly experienced as a specialist in the field of orthodontics, along with having practical experience in his own private practice. Dr. Olson is proud to serve the greater Phoenix community where he grew up. After graduating from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Dr. Olson went on to earn his bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University. While at Stanford, Dr. Olson achieved NCAA All-American honors as a member of the men's national championship swimming team. Prior to starting dental school,  Dr. Olson worked for Accenture Consulting out of their San Francisco office, where he collaborated with Fortune 100 healthcare companies to develop strategies to better serve their patients. Dr. Olson then graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, and then completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Connecticut.

 (pictured: Dr. O and his orthodontic staff)



Daniel Roman

Dental Assistant

Danny was raised and has lived in the valley since 1989. He graduated from Arizona College of Allied Health for dental assisting. He brings over 15 years of experience and has a continuous passion for what he does. He's been married for 9 years to his high school sweetheart. They have two young and enthusiastic boys in the family. He loves spending time with family, swimming, and watching movies. He is a huge fan of football and enjoys spending hours getting his fantasy football team ready each week. He is the clinical backbone of the practice, coordinating treatment readiness,providing the doctors with chair-side assistance and leading the team in digital processing for the clinical treatment. He has become an expert with the iTero digital scanner system, used in restorative and orthodontic treatment services.


"Shi" Lenoir

Office Administration

 "Shi" is a native of Ohio, now transplanted to the Valley and enjoys the sunshine 300+ day a year. Married in 2011 with three sons, she has learned all aspects of the dental practice , for nearly a decade. She is a team player and is here to serve our patients with optimum attention.



Audra Cox, RDH

Hygienist

Audra grew up in the Midwest, and comes to us with just over 20 years of dental experience. She received her AAS degree in Dental Hygiene from Des Moines Community College, and then went on to complete her BS degree in Human Nutrition from ASU. She is the proud mom of one college-age son. She enjoys competing in triathlons; trail running, backpacking, hiking and camping. She has an extreme love of the outdoors and exploring different parts of the southwest.


Lori Moriarty, RDH

Hygienist

Lori grew up in Massachusetts and has recently relocated to Downtown Phoenix. She has over 31 years of dental experience. She received her A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene from Springfield Technical Community College. She is a proud mom of four college age children (2 girls 2 boys); three on the east coast and one here at ASU.  She enjoys hiking, traveling and exploring AZ with her Fiancé and standard poodle; then sharing these great finds with her children when they visit.


Elisa Brittain, RDH

Hygienist

Elisa is an Arizona native who moved to New York City to pursue an education at New York University, where she studied dental hygiene, health policy, and business in healthcare. After graduation she continued to be involved at NYU, representing dental hygiene on the New York University Board of Ethics and Professionalism.  After working in Manhattan as a dental hygienist and assistant teaching the the NYU dental clinic, she relocated to Phoenix to be closer to her family. She enjoys hiking Camelback, going to Diamondbacks games, and traveling with her friends and family.