Robert Dargin Romanin was born in 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended grade school and high school in the Arcadia area. After graduating from high school in 1974 he attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he completed his pre-dental requirements and graduated in 1978 with a B.S. in Business. Dr. Romanin was then accepted into the University of Southern California in 1979. He graduated in 1983, returned to Phoenix and worked with a well-established dentist for over 30 years. Dr. Romanin opened his Sun Lakes office in October of 1991 with his friend and dental school classmate Kent Saba.
Dr. Romanin enjoys spending time with his family, working out, staying physically fit, and enjoys many different types of outdoor activities. He has been married to his wife, Angela, for 28 years and they have three wonderful children and three grandchildren. He is an active member of the Sun Lakes Rotary Club, The American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association, and the Central Arizona Dental Society. Dr. Romanin continues to educate himself on all the latest trends in dental care.
Dr. Romanin feels honored to serve the Sun Lakes Community and is grateful to the patients whom he has served during the last 26 years. He looks forward to many more years of service with the dedication and strong principles he has always practiced.
Dr. Kent Saba and his family, Arizona natives, have a vibrant history in Arizona. In 1927 his grandfather, David Saba Sr., opened a dry-goods store in Chandler-a small thriving farming community in rural Arizona at that time. Dr. Saba’s parents, Norman and Terry, attended college at what is now Arizona State University. They married and raised two sons and three daughters. All five children completed their educations at Arizona universities.
Kent Paul Saba was born in 1956 in Mesa. He was raised in Chandler and graduated from Chandler High School in 1974. During high school, Dr. Saba was an active student participating in sports, clubs, and many other student activities. Following his graduation from Chandler High School, Dr. Saba attended The University of Arizona, graduating with a B.S. in Biology. An excellent student at The University of Arizona, Dr. Saba was accepted into the well-respected dental school at the University of Southern California and graduated in 1984. After graduation, Dr. Saba returned to his roots to establish his dental practice in Scottsdale where he continues to see patients two days per week. In October 1991, he opened his Sun Lakes office with Dr. Robert Romanin.
Dr. Saba has continued to learn lessons from his parents: community involvement, focus on family, and a strong professional reputation. His membership in the Scottsdale 20/30 Club and the Phoenix Chapters of the Boys and Girls Club has provided Dr. Saba with wonderful opportunities to serve his community. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association, Central Arizona Dental Society, and the Spear Study Club. Dr. Saba and his wife of 24 years, Stacy, have two daughters: Alexa, who is employed with 3M, and Kendall, who is a Senior at the University of Arizona.
Dr. Saba’s “old school” values of commitment to his family, profession, and community remain to this day the basis of his character. Dr. Saba’s appreciation and gratitude for the 25+ years of support extended him by the friendly community of Sun Lakes is heartfelt. His commitment to providing professional, up-to-date dental care for his “family” in Sun Lakes will remain strong and unwavering.
Dr. Reed Chiappetti is an Arizona native. He was born in Scottsdale and raised in Prescott where he graduated from Prescott High School. Dr. Chiappetti loved sports and played Basketball and Football. He went on to receive his B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University and followed his family legacy to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California just like his grandfather, father, and two uncles before him. During his time at USC, he developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of oral health and the latest advancements in dental treatments. With a firm foundation in both traditional and cutting-edge techniques, he strives to offer personalized care that meets the unique needs of each patient.
Dr. Chiappetti has returned to Arizona and has been practicing with his father in Scottsdale and is now happy to be joining his uncle, Dr. Saba in Sun Lakes. Dr. Chiappetti uses conservative, biomimetic, and cosmetic techniques to practice general restorative dentistry. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Chiappetti enjoys hiking, fishing, snowboarding, and cheering on the Cardinals and Suns.
Dr. Chiappetti is committed to several study clubs and is also a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. He also volunteers with Arizona Mission of Mercy to provide free dental care for the Phoenix community. Dr. Chiappetti’s training in restorative dentistry along with values that have been passed down from generations of dentists before him allow him to give the highest quality care to his patients.
With over 30 years of experience, Lynn started her dental career working as a chairside assistant in a small practice in Brea, California. After gaining experience in general dentistry, Lynn expanded her knowledge and joined an Endodontic office (one that specializes in Root Canal Therapy), where she developed a great interest in dentistry and expanded her office functions.
Over time, Lynn has attended dental conventions, seminars, and continuing education to stay current with dentistry. She joined the office of Drs. Saba and Romanin in 2006, and has enjoyed the opportunity to meet and visit with our patients through the years.
You will find Lynn at the front desk assisting with appointments, insurance questions, financial questions, and answering phone calls.
Lynn has been blessed to work with some outstanding dentists throughout her career and has always enjoyed helping other people enjoy healthy lives through the many benefits of good oral health.
When you visit the office, be sure to say Hi!
Becca entered dentistry in 1989 as a hygiene assistant and quickly fell in love with dentistry. She has worked chairside with both Dr. Saba and Dr. Romanin and has great respect for their clinical skills and the care they show each patient.
When Becca is not at Sun Lakes Dentistry, she is usually with her son and/or granddaughter doing something outside or training for a triathlon!
Registered Dental Hygienist
I have been in dentistry for over 45 years. I started my career as a Dental Assistant and then became a Licensed Dental Hygienist in 1983. I’ve had the honor of working with Dr. Saba & Dr. Romanin for the past 16+ years in a practice that strives for excellence and perfection and genuinely cares about every single patient. I take a lot of pride in my work and feel I have a high level of professionalism and a strong sense of compassion. In addition to being in a general practice, I have also had 22 years of periodontal experience. Working in Sun Lakes has allowed me to take care of so many amazing people/patients, whom I have gotten to know very well over the years. I look forward to coming to work every day to do the things I love to do.
Registered Dental Hygienist
JuLee has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She worked as a dental assistant for 8 years before graduating from Rio Salado School of Dental Hygiene. JuLee has worked in Perio and General Dentistry and started with Drs. Saba and Romanin since 1999.
Her favorite part of hygiene is the daily interaction with the patients and helping them to achieve and maintain excellent oral health.
Brandi has been in the dental field since 2012. She worked as a dental tech for 6 years, then moved on to be a dental assistant, she was born and raised here in Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, with whom she is very close. On the weekends you can catch her walking her dogs, going to the movies.
Brandi loves working with and learning about our patients. This job is so interesting, each patient has a different need, and the incredible opportunity to learn and grow makes this the perfect job for me. I am grateful to be part of such a friendly and dedicated staff.
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Hello, my name is Tina, I have been dental assisting for over 30 years. I love what I do and am still encouraged to learn every day. My family and I moved to Arizona two years ago and have been enjoying this area ever since.
Amy is a graduate of West Liberty University in West Virginia with B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She has 26 years of experience as a Dental Hygienist and 2 years prior to that as a dental assistant. Amy enjoys getting to know each of her clients as individuals and meeting each client where they are. She loves working with them as partners to maintain their overall health by helping them to understand that their oral health is a reflection of their overall health. When Amy isn’t helping patients with their oral health, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, two dogs, reading, and doing photography.
Front Office Staff
My name is Jamie, I completed my dental assisting diploma in California and recently just moved to Arizona. I have been working in the field for almost 2 years and very passionate about it! When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, spending time outdoors, and riding dirt bikes.
Michelle started her dental career as a chair side dental assistant and for over 32 years has worked alongside a variety of dentists. She has worn many hats in the dental field from assisting to supply purchasing to running the day to day front office. Over the years Michelle has become well versed in the field not only through experience, but by attending multiple seminars, retreats, and continuing education courses. Michelle moved to Arizona in June of 2021 from Illinois, taking some time off to enjoy her children and grandchildren. She started with Sun Lakes Dentistry in May 2022. “I’ve always had a love for the dentistry field, getting to greet and know the patients in our office is my passion.”
If you have any questions for our team, please call (480) 895-2111.