AboutPiccolo Dental Associates

Piccolo Dental Associates is a Scottsdale based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Drs. Sarko, Piccolo, and team invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 480-951-2782 and experience why our patients think Piccolo Dental Associates is the best dentist in Scottsdale.

Dr. Sarko

Dr. Sarko attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees. In 2014, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, before furthering his education and earning his D.D.S. designation in 2018.

After graduation, Dr. Sarko had the privilege of working with some amazing patients in Ohio before making his move out west. He spent two years serving the patients of the greater Cleveland area followed by two years of practice in Columbus. Dr. Sarko prides himself on treating his patients like family, and still keeps in touch with many of them to this day. He cannot wait to establish new bonds with his patients here in sunny Arizona.

Dr. Sarko believes that in order to achieve the best results for his patients, he needs to be a lifetime student of his craft. He is happy to invest in his education to better his patients health, and actively seeks out the best continuing education opportunities to stay current with the ever evolving field of dentistry. To date, he has taken additional training courses in clear aligner orthodontic therapy, restorative dentistry, and dental implants; but his training will not stop there. He aspires to follow in Dr. Piccolo's footsteps and complete additional training at the L.D. Pankey Institute.

In his free time you may see Dr. Sarko out on the trail with his beautiful fiance, Arielle, and his sassy pup named Bodhi. He is an avid adventurer and loves exploring the amazing landscapes here in Arizona.

Dr. Piccolo

Dr. Piccolo attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he earned both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees. After receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1982, he began working and has been practicing dentistry in Scottsdale since 1985.

Dr. Piccolo believes in continuing education and is honored to be a member of many dental groups. He belongs to the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Equilibration Society (AES), Arizona Dental Association(AZDA), American Academy of Cranial Facial Pain (AACFP), American Headache Society (AHS) and is a participating member of local study clubs. Dr. Piccolo also received fellowship status for the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). He currently is a peer review and mediator for the Arizona Dental Association.

Dr. Piccolo has also received training at the L.D. Pankey Institute. This prestigious postgraduate program strives to “treat patients at the highest level of current knowledge and care” to provide patients with optimal oral health – a philosophy Dr. Piccolo has personally adopted. The Institute provides hand-on training, where he has mastered his skills in TMJ therapy and periodontal prosthetics.

In 2012, Dr. Piccolo started his residency in dental sleep medicine at UCLA. He then went on to continue a residency in implant surgery in 2014. He finished up his residencies in 2017 at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in TMJ, oral facial pain and dental sleep medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Piccolo volunteers at the John. C. Lincoln Children’s Clinic. He also enjoys playing baseball and golf. He also spends time water skiing and hiking with his two sons, Matthew and Chad.


Patient Care Coordinator

Lorri is our amazing patient care coordinator! She has been in the dental field for 37 years, and has been a valued member of our team for the past three years. Lorri does an excellent job of helping our patients navigate their busy schedules and find the time to keep their smiles shining bright! She keeps our office running smoothly and is an absolute wealth of knowledge. If you have a question Lorri can't answer, you can bet she will make it her mission to find out.

Lorri is married to her high school sweetheart, Greg. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Jordyn and Emma, and two rescue pups. Outside of work, Lorri likes yoga, going to the movies, hiking, and the beach!


Registered Dental Hygienist

Melissa studied at Phoenix College and graduated with an Associates of Applied Sciences in Dental Hygiene in 2017. She has wanted to be a Hygienist since she was 4 years old after her first trip to the Dentist. Melissa makes every effort to stay on top of current developments in dentistry. To that end, she maintains the highest levels of accreditation, takes advantage of ongoing continuing education opportunities, is a member of ADHA (American Dental Hygienists Association), and spends her free time volunteering at AZMOM (Arizona Mission of Mercy) providing free dental care. Her care for your oral health is second to none.

Melissa is an Arizona native who married her amazing husband Chris in 2019. They have a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix named Ollie. She enjoys traveling with her husband and they love to scuba dive.


Certified Dental Assistant

Liz went to dental assisting school in California where she graduated in 2001. She moved to Arizona and has been a member of Piccolo Dental Associates since May 2018. She enjoys all aspects of her job, but most importantly loves helping our patients. Liz strives to grow both personally and professionally each day. Being an assistant has given her the ability to impact patients' lives one smile at a time as she works hand in hand with our doctors.

Liz is independent, reliable, fun to work with, and always has a positive outlook on life. She is a mother of three beautiful children. When not at work, Liz loves to travel, hike, read, dance, and listen to music.