Meet the Team.

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Dr. Thomas Sarko of Sarko Dental Associates restorative and cosmetic dentistry
Dr. Thomas Sarko

Childhood Experience

Growing up, Dr. Thomas Sarko was called “beaver teeth” because of his oversized and crowded teeth. Despite feeling self-conscious, he loved going to the dentist and thought he might want to be one when he grew up. After getting his braces off in 7th grade, he finally experienced the transformative power of dentistry. He went from a shy boy to a confident young man. Knowing he wanted to help people experience that transformative power, he pursued a career in dentistry.

Pursuing Passion

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University, Dr. Sarko went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He stays up to date with the latest techniques and technology through many hours of continuing education to provide his patients the best care available. Not only does he strive for excellence, but he also loves what he does and the people he serves.


Dr. Sarko loves spending time with his wife, Arielle, and their fur baby Bernedoodle, Bodhi. You can find him exploring the great outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and traveling to new destinations.

Dr. Thomas Piccolo
Dr. Thomas Piccolo

Educational Excellence

Dr. Thomas Piccolo earned both his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees from Creighton University in Omaha. He received fellowship status for the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Having trained at the L.D. Pankey Institute, he has mastered skills in TMJ therapy and periodontal prosthetics. He has also completed residencies in TMJ, oral facial pain, and dental sleep medicine.

Outside the Office

Dr. Piccolo enjoys spending time with his family playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. He also loves to volunteer at the John C. Lincoln Children’s Clinic.


  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • American Equilibration Society (AES)
  • Arizona Dental Association (AZDA)
  • American Academy of Craniofacial Pain (AACP)
  • American Headache Society (AHS)
Lorri the Patient Care Coordinator at Sarko Dental Associates restorative and cosmetic dentistry
Patient Care Coordinator

Having been in the dental field for 37 years, Lorri knows how to help patients navigate their busy schedules so we can keep their smiles healthy and beautiful. She keeps the office running smoothly and can answer any questions you may have.

She married Greg, her high school sweetheart, and they have two beautiful daughters, Jordyn and Emma, and two rescue puppies. When she isn’t helping patients, she enjoys yoga, hiking, the beach, and going to the movies.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Angelee’s dental career began in 2000 and has taken her from her hometown in the foothills of Utah the the Valley of the Sun. She believes that every smile reflects the inner health and welbeing of every individual. Her goal as a dental hygienist is to provide detailed, personalized, and quality care to each patient.

Angelee spends her free time in the company of her husband and their four daughters. She loves traveling and exploring new sights, pilates, concerts, and live comedy shows.

Angelee, registered dental hygienist of Sarko Dental Associates restorative and cosmetic dentistry
Liz, certified dental assistant of Sarko Dental Associates restorative and cosmetic dentistry
Certified Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, Liz loves serving people. She enjoys being able to impact patient’s lives through working hand in hand with our doctors to transform smiles.

Outside the office, Liz loves spending time with her three beautiful children. You can catch her traveling, hiking, reading, dancing, and enjoying music.

Call (480) 951-2782 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.