Howard Farran, DDS
Dr. Howard Farran earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University and has achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. His other memberships include the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. Dr. Farran has achieved high acclaim over the years. He was named Alumni of the Year by the University of Missouri and Dentist of the Year by Arizona Public Health. In addition, he was given the Arizona Award by the Arizona State Dental Association for outstanding contributions made to the profession of dentistry because of his efforts to fluoridate the water of Phoenix. Dr. Farran is a distinguished professional speaker, educating dental professionals all over the world. When he isn’t learning about new treatment options for restoring and preventing worn teeth, he enjoys spending his spare time with his four wonderful sons.
Mark Haley, DDS
Dr. Haley was born in New York but grew up here in the Phoenix valley. He received his Bachelor of Science from The University of Arizona and returned to New York to study dentistry at New York University. Dr. Haley is a strong proponent of giving patients choices and solutions that represent the best outcome for their overall dental health. Dr. Haley and his wife, Liz, said goodbye to Phoenix for eight years to fulfill a lifelong dream to sail around the world. Despite leaving home behind, dentistry came along with them on the journey. Their boat was outfitted with a full dental care delivery system and Dr. Haley became certified to practice dentistry in both New Zealand and Australia! Dr. Haley has brought his experience and compassion to places as remote as the small fishing villages in Mexico, aboriginal settlements in Australia’s outback, and remote anchorages in the South Pacific. While the venues may change, Dr. Haley’s attention to his patient’s health, safety, and individual needs is always the same. Dr. Haley and his wife and two daughters enjoy travel, camping, biking, boating and most any activity outdoors! He looks forward to meeting you and serving your dental health needs. Don’t be afraid to ask him questions, he has an intense knowledge and passion for dentistry and a great sense of humor.
Kent Spurling, DDS
Dr. Kent Spurling is a graduate of ASU and served in the United States Air Force as a Commissioned Officer. He served during Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and is currently in the USAF reserves. He and his wife have two sons and he loves being a dedicated husband and father. He is bringing a wide array of services that include: Oral Conscious Sedation, surgical implant placement and restoration, full-mouth rehabilitation, root-canal therapy as well as CEREC restorations and laser-assisted periodontics. He is looking forward to providing “in-office” services that many times must be referred out; doing these procedures in our practice will save you time and money! He will be in the practice alternating days weekly to better serve you and your family.
I have been working in Dentistry since 1989. I started out as a Dental Assistant and currently work in the front office as the office manager. I enjoy helping people understand their insurance in a way that best utilizes their benefits to achieve their dental goals. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family, friends and watching Reality T.V.
Patient Services Coordinator
I have spent 14 years working in dentistry, and was happy to join Dr. Farran and the Today’s Dental team in 2013. I coordinate all our patients’ services, which means greeting patient with a warm and welcoming smile, coordinating the hygiene schedule and various other administrative duties. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know a little bit about them and their families. It’s also fun to learn new things, and with Dr. Farran’s commitment to advanced technology, I have many opportunities to advance my education.
I have lived in Arizona most of my life. I have two wonderful children and love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, going to movies, volunteering in the community and experiencing new adventures.
Treatment Assistant/Patient Services
I have worked in the dental field for about 5 years. I briefly took some time away from dentistry to pursue an entrepreneur opportunity with my husband. I recently found myself wanting to go back into dentistry which is my true passion. I love working with our wonderful patients, and I enjoy contributing to making every patient feel comfortable in the dental chair and that they have a great dental experience. I am very family oriented and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son, husband our family and friends. I also enjoy hiking, working out, traveling and playing with our pug Daizy. My husband and I enjoy volunteering and serving various groups in our community.
I have been a part of the dental field for 18 years and have been a dental hygienist for 14 years. I have spent 10 of those years with the Today’s Dental team. The most gratifying part of my job is taking a patient that is fearful or someone that has a previous unfavorable dental visit, and giving them a positive and comfortable dental experience. When I am not at work, my 6-year-old son keeps me very busy. We love spending time with family and going to the beach.
I graduated from Dental Hygiene school in May 2007 and started at Todays Dental shortly after that in November 2007. I love being a dental hygienist because I am able to help people every day have a clean and healthy mouth that they want to show off. My favorite thing about Today’s Dental is the professionalism and efficiency with which we operate. We still find time to have fun, but we always make sure our patients are priority. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and of course, my two dogs.