Dr. Lan Allen, DMD

Dr. Allen is a native of Southern Arizona and is the proud papa of eight children. He still finds time to enjoy the outdoors and is constantly striving for improving the patient’s experience at Aeris Family Dental.

After working in the Phoenix area for a large dental group, Dr. Allen decided to come back home to Tucson. What he learned from his time working for non-dentists has provided the foundation for Aeris Family Dental’s exceptional patient care. Aeris Family Dental is locally owned by dentists not CEO’s of a major corporation.

Dr. Allen attended the University of Arizona and received his Doctorate at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Dr. Allen has many affiliations with professional organizations and takes great pride in the amount of continuing education that he participates in each year. He will always take time to educate his patients.

Dr. Kevin Mortenson, DMD

Dr. Mortenson is also a native of Southern Arizona having grown up in the small farming town of Elfrida, Arizona. Dr. Mortenson attended The University of Arizona and is very proud to be a Wildcat! While at school, he dated and married his wife, Collette. He and Collette then ventured to Kentucky for dental school at the University of Louisville.

Although Dr. Mortenson will never catch up with Dr. Allen and Dr. Alston, he and Collette are the proud parents of four children, three girls and one boy. It is not unusual to bump into Dr. Mortenson and his family at U of A sporting events. They live in the Marana area and enjoy many outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.

Having previously worked for a large dental corporation and a public health clinic, Dr. Mortenson has seen two different extremes when it comes to dental practices. Through that experience he has become committed to the dentist-owned business model where treatment decisions can be made by a doctor and a patient without outside influences. Dr. Mortenson focuses on keeping his patients comfortable and enjoys helping patients understand the importance of their oral health.

Dr. Scott Sonico, DMD

Dr. Sonico was born and raised in the small town of Prunedale, California. Amidst all his long hours studying Biology at Utah Valley University, he was lucky enough to meet his beautiful wife Cassie. 10 wonderful years later, Dr. Sonico and Cassie have grown their family with one girl and two boys. The five of them are a very active family, and if you see them outside the office, they will probably be wearing workout clothes!

Dr. Sonico graduated cum laude from Utah Valley University and also earned his Doctorate from the prestigious University of Louisville School of Dentistry. There he excelled and was among the best in class in his clinical skills. Since graduating dental school, Dr. Sonico has spent many hours in continuing education courses and study clubs to ensure that he is offering his patients the best quality treatment. Like Dr. Allen and Dr. Mortenson, Dr. Sonico has spent time working for large dental corporations. Dr. Sonico feels very strongly about lifetime patient care that is overseen soley by doctors within the practice.

Dr. Sonico is very passionate about serving patients within his community and providing them with the most comfortable dental experience possible. He always takes time to answer questions, address concerns, and explain oral health on a level his patients can understand.

Dr. Lanoy Alston, DMD

Dr. Alston is a native Arizonan, born in Morenci, Arizona and raised in Thatcher, Arizona. He attended Eastern Arizona College and played basketball for EAC. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Louisville with his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry.

Dr. Alston has been in private practice since 1977 in Southern Arizona and Tucson, Arizona and has a deep connection to the community. His patient centered focus is what has made him one of the most loved and respected dentists in Tucson.

As many of you have heard, Dr. Alston is no longer seeing patients. It has been difficult for us to keep up with this young guy and his adventures. It seems like he is busier now than the 38 years he spent seeing patients. Dr. Alston is the proud father of seven children and a growing family of grandchildren. He and his wife are enjoying spending time with their family and traveling.

Dr. Petrushka Tuli, DMD

Dr. Tuli has a passion for dentistry and enhancing her patient’s lives. She strives to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental experience to all by easing dental anxiety, relieving pain and improving patient’s smiles.

After graduating from YMT Dental College and Hospital Dr. Tuli received her Doctorate from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tuli is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Pima Study Club and the Spear Study Club.

When not at practicing dentistry, Dr. Tuli enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys performing and choreographing Indian Classical Dance. She once held a private performance for Mother Teresa. She was also a member of the award winning Stop Gaps Choral Ensemble. She sang at the Vatican for the birthday of Pope John Paul II. Dr. Tuli is fluent in five languages; English, Hindi, Marathi, French and German.