Meet The Team
Dentek Dental owner, Jeff Parker, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 1994. Shortly after, Jeff began his career in dental technology at a laboratory in Tempe, Arizona and found his true passion for the creative and technical aspects the lab had to offer. Jeff honed his skills tirelessly in all aspects of aesthetic dental technology before opening Dentek Dental Laboratory, Inc. in 1999. Jeff became a nationally prominent artisan as a member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic dentistry, and in 2006 distinguished himself as a Las Vegas Institute Master Technician. He continues to learn and practice on the cutting edge of the latest materials, equipment and processes and instills his knowledge and passion of aesthetic dentistry in his staff. When he’s not perfecting smiles, Jeff can be found cheering for his alma mater and spending time with his amazing wife, Jen, and their three children.
Jen Parker graduated from The University of Michigan in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Following graduation Jen worked at an advertising agency in Chicago, IL before moving to Scottsdale to work at Head/Penn Racquet Sports. Jen worked her way up in the company and served as the Business Manager for Penn tennis balls, overseeing all of the budgets, marketing, and business developement. Jen left Head/Penn in 2009 to dedicate time to her growing family. She began her work here at Dentek in 2010 managing many aspects of the lab including marketing and human resources.
Luke Musfeldt is Dentek’s Vice President and brings over 25 years of experience in the dental technology field. He began his career in his mother’s in-house dental laboratory and later owned his own lab as well as managed high-end aesthetic dental labs. He has taken courses with P.A.C. Live, C.M.R., Dawson Academy, the Hornbrook Group and Clinical Mastery Series. He has also worked with instructors from Spear Education, Pankey Dental and the Kois Center. His passion for treatment planning large cases is second only to his joy of seeing or hearing from patients whose lives are changed through dentistry.
Jane Troup graduated from Diablo Valley College with degrees in Business Administration and Dental Technology. She joined Dentek in 2012 as a CAD/CAM technician and spearheaded the development of VivaZir Monolithic Zirconia, Dentek’s own proprietary process for achieving unparalleled results in milled zirconia. Jane’s knowledge in color matching and translucency have driven VivaZir to become our #1 prescribed restoration! In her free time, Jane enjoys spending time with her family.
Cindy May brings over 40 years of experience to her Ceramist position at Dentek. She carries numerous certifications and specializes in natural and aesthetically perfect smiles. Cindy has extensive experience with custom shades and cosmetic restorations and works on both anterior and posterior cases. When she is not at the bench, Cindy can be found hiking or snow skiing with her husband, or visiting her son at college.
Gary Apayan has been Dentek’s resident expert CAD/CAM Digital Designer for over two years. He brings over 15 years of experience in the dental field to this position, ensuring a perfect design and fit to all Dentek’s cases. He specializes in all types of restorations, from full-mouth cases to single units and is also accomplished at designing implants. In his free time, Gary enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife and two children.
Kevin Vandersteen joined Dentek in 2017 after he moved to Arizona to escape the Wisconsin winters. Kevin brings a wealth of experience in office and scheduling management from his previous dental laboratory job in the Midwest. He has extensive experience in Magic Touch software and keeps the front office organized and on-time with deliveries and notifications. A Green Bay native, Kevin enjoys cheering on the Packers in his free time.
Kara Henehan has worked at Dentek since 2015. She is a Certified Dental Assistant and has more than 10 years of experience in both dentistry and orthodontics. Kara is able to jump in where needed with expertise in the front office, model room as well as CAD/CAM. When she is not at Dentek, Kara enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her cat, Casper.