Our Team

About Our Office

Stapleton Modern Dental is located in Denver, Colorado. Our team of dental experts includes regular and cosmetic dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, and oral surgeons. The office is led by Dr. Angela Phan.

Dr. Angela Phan – General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Angela PhanDr. Angela Phan was born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma where she is the 4th of 5 kids. She graduated with her DDS from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. She currently resides in Denver with her Goldendoodle, Melvin. In her spare time she loves to hike, ski, travel, eat, and binge Netflix. She is a huge OKC Thunder fan and Oklahoma Sooners fan. Since moving to Denver she has adopted the Broncos as her NFL team.

Dr. Sam Faranesh – Orthodontist

Dr. Sam FaraneshDr. Faranesh moved to Colorado after spending the first 27 years of his life in Nevada. He completed his Orthodontic training at the University of Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active, either through the gym or the great outdoors. He enjoys skiing alongside his family and friends any chance he gets. As his patient, you can expect to be treated as family, with only the highest quality of care. He works with patients of all ages to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile you will be proud to show off.

Learn more about orthodontic services.

Dr. Pearl Lai – Periodontist

Dr. Pearl LaiDr. Pearl Lai is a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. It was there she discovered her passion for dentistry and subsequently went on to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Prior to her periodontics residency at Mayo Clinic, she practiced as a dentist in the Denver-metro area. At Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lai gained extensive experience in dental implant placement, osseous, and soft tissue grafting.

As a practicing periodontist Pearl enjoys her relationships with her patients and her colleagues as much as the care she provides. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and snowboarding.

“I look forward to meeting new people and fostering long term relationships. I find that dentistry and periodontics provides the perfect opportunity. It is very gratifying when I can help a person to achieve their optimum health.”

Learn more about periodontal services.

Dr. Sakib Vahora – Endodontist

Dr Sakib VahoraDr. Sakib Vahora is a native of San Jose, California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he graduated with honors, receiving his Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Following undergrad, Dr. Vahora received his D.D.S. at the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, Dr. Vahora relocated out of California and completed a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Moving further down the east coast, Dr. Vahora relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he received his specialty certificate in Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University. During his residency, he received the Seymour Oliet Endodontic Award for the top resident in his class.

Dr. Vahora is an avid Bay Area sports fan, while his favorite sport is soccer. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching movies and binging the newest TV shows. He’s looking forward to being in Denver for all the hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities that’s going to be available in his backyard.

Dr. Grant Stucki – Oral Surgeon

Dr. Grant Stucki

Dr. Grant Stucki is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who completed his dental training at UCLA and oral surgery training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He has been working in private practice for 4 years. He has extensive experience with extractions, bone grafting, and placing dental implants. He frequently does full mouth reconstructions with the all on 4 techniques as well as with overdenture implants. He spends most of his free time with his wife and 5 kids as well as training for triathlons.


Margaret – RDH


Margaret has 15+ years of experience in the dental field! She graduated from CCD’s Dental Hygiene Program. She is a native to Washington state, but loves living in Colorado. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her sweetheart and 2 children as well as being out and about enjoying all that Colorado has to offer!

Ronniesha – Dental Assistant


Hi my name is Ronnie and I have been in the dental field for over 15 years. In my spare time I make custom gift baskets fro any occasion. I enjoy warm weather and family gatherings. Spending time with my husband and kids warms my heart! I also enjoy reading and writing fictional stories.