Meet the Staff       

Bob Marra, Ph.D.,   Office Manager

 Bob received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.  You may call him "Dr. Bob".  He and Dr. Marra have been married for more than 31 years.  He had a 20+ year career in US-Japan relations before stepping in to help Dr. Marra run Foothills Family Dental.  Bob goes the extra mile to make sure all patients' insurance and paperwork needs are well taken care of, and encourages patients to call at any time with questions.  He knows most patients personnally and he looks forward to meeting you.  If you provide Bob with your dental insurance information he will be happy to research it on your behalf.


Brittany Brown, B.A.,   Electronics Record Conversion

Brittany recived her bachelor's degree from Cornell University in 2012, after which she returned to Phoenix to teach Math, Psychology and coach cheer at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale. Brittany started working at Foothills Family Dental part time at the age of 13.  In the past 12 years she has done everything from processing xrays to filing charts to dental assisting.  For the past 2 years she has designed and implemented  the electronic conversion of all patient records.  Brittany can do almost anything we need done and can still be found chairside on occasion.  She is also currently pursuing her doctorate degree at Midwestern University in Glendale and planning her February 2016 wedding to fiance Robert Brown.







Kristen Paulo,  B.S., R.D.H.   Dental Hygienist

Kristen, raised in a family of eight kids, originally from Boston, she graduated from U of Bridgeport- Fones School of Dental Hygiene in Bridgeport CT, playing tennis for the University. Spring break 1987 Kristen visited AZ with her college friends, and decided that after graduation, her vacation spot would soon be her home. Kristen has worked as a dental hygienist in the valley for over 30 years. The most challenging, but gratifying aspect of her work is the fearful patient. Watching a fear be confronted and overcome is the greatest thrill one could witness. I am already seeing how integrating the therapy dogs is helping to making a difference. She is the blessed mother of four amazing grown children. On her free time Kristen is involved in music ministry at church, she likes to salsa, ballroom and country dance, garden, cook/foodie, volunteer and spend time developing meaningful friendships. 

Patricia Hartfield,  Registered Dental Assistant

Patricia is a native from Arizona and has been a dental assistant in the Valley for 24 years.  She enjoys being able to make a difference in people’s smiles.  In her spare time Patricia enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children and eight beautiful grandchildren.





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