About us


Treating families and individuals in Tucson and Southern Arizona for more than 25 years.

About Aeris Dental


● Treating families and individuals in Tucson and Southern Arizona for more than 25 years.
● Many of our patients are 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation family members, so forgive us if we consider them “family.”
● We are a complete dental practice and feature the most advanced Dental Implant procedures, General Family Dentistry and Oral Hygiene.

Our dentists have a combined background of over 50 years in dental practice, so you can be assured that we can take care of all your dental needs and procedures.

Call any of our offices for an appointment today.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Lan Allen, DMD

Dr. Allen is a native of Southern Arizona and is the proud papa of eight children. He still finds time to enjoy the outdoors and is constantly striving for improving the patient’s experience at Aeris Family Dental. After working in the Phoenix area for a large dental group, Dr. Allen decided to come back home to Tucson. What he learned from his time working for non-dentists has provided the foundation for Aeris Family Dental’s exceptional patient care. Aeris Family Dental is locally owned by dentists not CEOs of a major corporation.

Dr. Allen attended the University of Arizona and received his Doctorate at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Dr. Allen has many affiliations with professional organizations and takes great pride in the amount of continuing education that he participates in each year. He will always take the time to educate his patients.

Dr. Kevin Mortenson, DMD

Dr. Mortenson is also a native of Southern Arizona having grown up in 
the small farming town of Elfrida, Arizona. Dr. Mortenson attended The University of Arizona and is very proud to be a Wildcat! While at school, he dated and married his wife, Collette. He and Collette then ventured to Kentucky for dental school at the University of Louisville.
Although Dr. Mortenson will never catch up with Dr. Allen and Dr. Alston, he and Collette are the proud parents of four children, three girls and one boy. It is not unusual to bump into Dr. Mortenson and his family at U of A sporting events. They live in the Marana area and enjoy many outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.
Having previously worked for a large dental corporation and a public health clinic, Dr. Mortenson has seen two different extremes when it comes to dental practices. Through that experience, he has become committed to the dentist-owned business model where treatment decisions can be made by a doctor and a patient without outside influences. Dr. Mortenson focuses on keeping his patients comfortable and enjoys helping patients understand the importance of their oral health.

Dr. Scott Sonico, DMD

Dr. Sonico was born and raised in the small town of Prunedale, California. Amidst all his long hours studying Biology at Utah Valley University, he was lucky enough to meet his beautiful wife Cassie. Dr. Sonico and Cassie have since grown their family with one girl and two boys.

Dr. Sonico graduated cum laude from Utah Valley University and earned his Doctorate from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. There he excelled and was among the best in class in his clinical skills.

In the past, Dr. Sonico has spent time working for large dental corporations. Dr. Sonico feels very strongly about lifetime patientcare that is overseen solely by doctors within the practice. Dr. Sonico is very passionate about serving patients within his community and providing them with the most comfortable dental experience possible. He always takes time to answer questions, address concerns, and explain oral health on a level his patients can understand. 

When he has the free time, Dr. Sonico enjoys woodworking, cooking, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

Dr. Petrushka Tuli, DMD

Dr. Tuli has a passion for dentistry and enhancing her patient’s lives. She strives to provide a caring, comfortable and superior dental experience to all by easing dental anxiety, relieving pain and improving patient’s smiles.

After graduating from YMT Dental College and Hospital Dr. Tuli received her Doctorate from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tuli is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Pima Study Club and the Spear Study Club. She is currently the President of the Southern Arizona Dental Society,

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Tuli enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. Dr. Tuli also enjoys performing and choreographing Indian Classical Dance. She once held a private performance for Mother Teresa. She was also a member of the award winning Stop Gaps Choral Ensemble. She sang at the Vatican for the birthday of Pope John Paul II. Dr. Tuli is fluent in five languages; English, Hindi, Marathi, French and German.


Shery C.

Everyone I interacted with was so great.  Very friendly, not judgmental (after a long time since my last dentist visit).  They were thorough and easy to work with.  Made the experience so much better!

Trenton H.

I love going here honestly! I feel top priority and am never here longer than an hour. Rachel the hygienist is amazing, and Abbi upfront always makes me feel super comfortable.

Jenny M.

I was so pleased with my experience getting Invisalign at Aeris Family Dental and loved the result. Dr. Tuli was fantastic. 100 percent recommend. The service was efficient, professional, personable, and there were no surprises. Everything was laid out from the beginning, and the process was communicated clearly and completely seamless!

Hector M.

These people were professional fast and really nice. I felt uncomfortable going in there because I hadn't been to the dentist in a long time. I should have gone there a long time ago. It is guaranteed that my family and I will be regular patients there from now on.

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