Dr. Lawrence M. Gerhart
Dr. Larry Gerhart was born and raised in Tucson, and graduated from the University of Arizona with his undergraduate degree in 1978. He was awarded his DDS degree from the University of the Pacific, located in San Francisco, in 1981. While golf was his primary passion outside of dentistry for many years; back issues have forced him to cut back on the sport. So he has taken up sailing and maintains a boat in San Diego which he visits as often as his schedule allows.
Dr. G has five siblings who all still live in Tuscon and at present his family consists of Rosie, the most affectionate and beautiful Labradoodle ever, who accompanies him to the office every workday. Rosie’s goal is to give or receive affection to anyone who may have some anxiety at the Dental Office.
Taylor Spader, DMD
Dr. Taylor Spader graduated from Show Low High School in the White Mountains of Arizona. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, and Master of Public Health degree. He then attended UNLV-School of Dental Medicine and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Dr. Spader believes strongly in continuing his education and has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, implants, and Invisalign®.
Dr. Spader enjoys creating a family-friendly and fun atmosphere while providing the state-of-the-art in dentistry. He believes in the art of creating beautiful smiles and building lifelong relationships.
In his free time, Dr. Spader loves to spend time with his family. He is married and has three kids, two great danes, a pug, and a cat. His wife, Paola, is from Bogota, Colombia, and teaches first grade at Leman Academy of Excellence. His oldest daughter, Dani, is 18 and attends Pima Community College. Dr. Spader’s son, Nico, is 13 and hopes to play soccer for the University of Arizona. His youngest daughter, Olivia, is 7 and is always the first to suggest a weekend trip to San Diego. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors, fishing, cooking, hiking and going to the beach.
Dr. Spader has also volunteered with the Huntridge Homeless Clinic and at Good Samaritan Health Centers.
Rachel B. – Hygienist
Rachel has been in the dental field since 1995, and has worked with Dr. Gerhart since 1999. She was a Dental Assistant while she was pursuing her degree in Dental Hygiene. She obtained her Associates of Applied Science Degree at Pima Community College in 1999. She graduated in May 1999, had her first daughter in June of 1999. Rachel was born in California and moved to Arizona at the age of 10. Though not quite the native, Tucson is home. She strives to treat her patients as she would want to be treated. Rachel is dedicated to providing quality patient care and provides patient education to help her patients improve and maintain their dental health. She shows compassion to her patients especially those who have gone through traumatizing experiences at any time in their lives. She strives to provide a thorough and comfortable dental hygiene experience. Rachel is passionate about the dental hygiene profession. She has volunteered at multiple Career Fairs at her daughters’ high school. Rachel is a mother of four. She has three daughters and a son. Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband John and her active children. Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys staying active at her CrossFit gym and playing volleyball. She also enjoys scrap booking, arts and crafts and shopping!
Heidy A. – Hygienist
I am a native Arizonan and a resident of beautiful Cochise County. Upon graduation from Pima College, I began practicing dental hygiene in 1998. I joined Dr. Gerhart’s team in 2016 and have enjoyed getting to know his fabulous patients and staff. I am dedicated to treating each patient as if they were family. My husband and four children keep me busy; they are truly my greatest achievement!
Blanca Munoz – Dental Assistant
I’m so proud to be working for Dr. Gerhart, and being a part of this team. It is very rewarding. It gives me the satisfaction to give all I can. The ability to help and interact with patients, getting positive feedback and fantastic results, gives me pride in my work. I couldn’t ask for a better dentist to work for. I welcome the opportunity to meet you and provide you with a wonderful and caring experience.
Marcelina Jimenez (Marcy) – Office Manager
I graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute in 2011, and I have worked in the dental field since. I have work with Dr. Lawrence Gerhart since 2015. I love what I do, and I look forward to going to work every day. My favorite part of my career is getting to know and taking care of our wonderful patients. I have the best husband, Sergio, whom I love spending all of my extra time with. We love to travel and spend time with my 18-year-old stepson and two beautiful dogs.
Rosie – Dog
One cool doggo who loves being pet and licking faces!