Meet The Doctor

DANA PERNO, DDS

Dr. Dana Perno has been a dentist for 38 years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Perno later attended West Virginia University where he played basketball and started pursuing his dreams of becoming a dentist. He graduated with a BA from Cum Laude in 1983 and was nominated the arts and science student of the year.

Dr. Perno started his career in Maryland and was there for 20 years. He decided to follow his heart and decided to join The Grand Canyon state in 2003 and has been here ever since. Dr. Perno provides excellent patient care, making sure all his patients are on the right path to achieving the dental health record they wish to achieve. He treats patients and staff as if they are his family.

Dr. Perno enjoys spending time with his wife, who also happens to be named Dana, and their two little girls, Julia and Ella. The Perno family enjoys spending the weekend at their cabin in Pinetop, Arizona enjoying the fresh air, hiking, and biking.

BRANDON L. SCHMIDT, DMD

Dr. Schmidt has been treating smiles for more than 15 years. He enjoys dentistry and his relationships with patients and team members. Dentistry is a great career for Dr. Schmidt because he has a great eye for small, important details… the same important details needed to create healthy mouths and smiles! He is also sensitive to the feelings of his patients, and he strives to make each appointment smooth, well communicated, and pain free. Family is important at Highrise Dental.

Dr. Schmidt met his lovely dentist wife while they were in training at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. The happy couple is blessed with a wonderful little boy that is the joy of their life!” Dr. Schmidt’s passion after family is bicycle racing, just ask him about bikes and see how it goes!