Dr. Pulley earned his dental degree from the University of Louisville Dental School in 1975, receiving an outstanding achievement award from the International College of Dentists during his time there. Prior to dental school, he attended Brigham Young University, majoring in zoology and minoring in chemistry. Dr. Pulley continues to stay well-informed by taking 75 to 100 hours of continuing education every year in a variety of subjects, including patient management, dental implants, periodontal issues, and obstructive sleep apnea. He is also a diplomat of the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology. Dr. Pulley is proud to be a member of the following associations:
- American Dental Association
- Arizona Dental Association
- Central Arizona Dental Society
- American Dental Society for Anesthesiology
- Arizona Academy of General Dentistry
With over 40 years of practice experience, Dr. Pulley offers extensive knowledge along with a true love for what he does. His goal as a dentist is to provide every single patient with incredible oral health. He strives to be compassionate and caring while assuring patients of their dental options, and he consistently fosters a relationship of trust with them. Dr. Pulley, together with his wonderful wife, adopted four children – two boys and two twin girls. He is also a grandpa to four boys. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, snow skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, fly fishing, bait fishing, and photography. He has also done humanitarian dental service in Tonga and Peru.
Ronald has been with Desert Foothills Dental for four years, and he does an excellent job managing our office by ensuring the day moves as efficiently as possible. He also helps present and explain treatment plans to our patients in terms they can understand. Ronald further assists our patients by going over different financial options available to them if needed. He also has the skills necessary to contribute to patient care when extra help is needed in the back. Prior to his dental career, he attended Saint Thomas Aquinas College, earning a Bachelor of Science in social sciences in 1995. His favorite part of working here is the satisfaction he gets from exceeding our patients’ expectations. He also takes pride in the fact that our biggest referral source is existing patients. He sees this as a testament to the quality of care that we deliver. Ronald has a wife and three children, and in his spare time, he enjoys auto mechanics, cosplay, and comic book collecting.
Marcella has been with our practice since May 2017. She enjoys working with a team that is professional yet easygoing, down to earth, and humble. She admires Dr. Pulley’s honesty, work ethic, and compassion and how he makes patients feel right at home. She has also learned a great deal from our funny and outgoing office manager, Ron. Marcella contributes to our practice by helping patients in any way she can and taking care of their insurance collections. Prior to joining Desert Foothills Dental, she attended UEI Dental Assistant Academy, where she earned her dental assistant diploma and became X-ray certified. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with her niece and nephews, cooking, tanning, and lying in bed watching Lifetime movies.
Judy grew up on a farm in southern Arizona, raising cows and cotton. She earned her Business Education degree from Arizona State University and taught at Coronado High School, Glendale Community College and Rio Salado College. In 2010, she joined our team and works directly with our patients scheduling appointments, planning treatment and coordinating financial arrangements.
Anna joined our team in July 2016. She graduated from MCC’s dental hygiene program with honors in 2010 and stays up to date with dentistry through continuing education courses. Prior to becoming a dental hygienist, Anna started her career in the front office. She now cares for patients’ oral health and keeps them informed of periodontal risks and treatment options. By keeping oral cavities clean, she makes it easier for Dr. Brent D Pulley to diagnose problems. Anna loves being part of Desert Foothills Dental because we all work together to help each patient achieve the best oral health and care. Anna is an Arizona native, and loves spending time with her family (who also live in Arizona) and exploring new restaurants. She married in 2017.
Kendra joined our team in January 2020. However, she is not new to the dental field. Kendra has been in the dental field for 16 years and has been a dental hygienist since 2011. She loves being a dental hygienist, getting to know patients, building trust and friendships with them, and tailoring their dental hygiene needs to their unique situations. Kendra is originally from North Carolina, she is married to her high school sweetheart, has two beautiful daughters, and is from a military family. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, hiking, swimming, cooking and exploring new restaurants.
As a dental assistant, Veronica contributes to our practice’s success by doing all she can to assist the doctor, hygienists, and front desk. She makes sure to focus on our patients’ happiness by ensuring they are as comfortable as possible and educating them on their dental treatments. She has been with our practice for over three years, prior to which she attended East Valley Institute of Technology and Chairside Dental Academy. Veronica comes from large, happy, and loving family, and enjoys spending her free time with them. She also likes going to the beach in San Diego, hiking, and watching movies.
Brooke has been with our practice since May 2017 and delights in working together with everyone as a fun and hardworking team. She graduated from Campo Verde High School in 2016 and went on to attend Chairside Dental Academy in 2017. Brooke is a big animal lover who enjoys FFA and traveling around with her dog.