Meet Your Team

Lawrence J. Strugala
General Dentist

Dr. Strugala says, “Dentistry combines my two great passions, working with my hands and helping others. People are so unique and interesting that it makes each day fun and exciting. They all have a different story to tell!

After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Strugala earned his dental degree from the University of Detroit Dental School. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the Arizona Dental Association. Dr. Strugala says, “I have taken years of continuing education courses with emphasis on comprehensive orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and implant restorations. I want to give my patients as many options regarding their treatment as possible.”

Dr. Strugala says, “I am originally from Allen Park, MI and now live in NW Tucson with my wife, Linda. We have two sons, on still in Michigan and one here in Tucson, and two Bichons. In my free time I enjoy woodworking and playing Pickleball.”


B.S., Biology–Eastern Michigan University
D.D.S.–University of Detroit Dental School

American Dental Association
Arizona Dental Association

James Sather

About Me

Dr. Sather says, “I know that the prospect of a root canal may cause concern; I aim to listen to your concerns and to provide you with attentive care. My hope is that you leave with a positive concept and better understanding of root canal therapy.”

He earned his Dental Degree and Endodontics Certificate.from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the Arizona Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the Southern Arizona Dental Society.

Dr. Sather says, “When I’m not doing root canals, I enjoy spending time away from the office with my family, running and reading.”


  • D.D.S.–University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
  • Endodontics Certificate–University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry


  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Arizona Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Arizona Dental Society
Khristi Poidmore

Dr. Poidmore says, “One of the greatest services that I can provide for patients is helping them improve and maintain their oral health. My goal is to provide each patient with the highest quality comprehensive periodontal care. The goal of achieving and maintaining oral health is very important so the patient can function, be comfortable, and be esthetically happy with their teeth for the rest of their life.”

After earing her degree in Biology from the University of San Diego, Dr. Poidmore wa s awareded her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry. She received her Certificate of Periodontology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

She is a member of many organizations including the American Board of Periodontology, the American Association of Periodontists, the Arizona Association of Periodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Arizona Dental Association and the Southern Arizona Dental Society.

When Dr. Poidmore spends time away from the office, she enjoys reading, running, golfing, playing tennis and spending time with her husband and two beautiful children.



  • B.S.,Biology–University of San Diego
  • D.D.S.–Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • Certificate of Periodontology–University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
  • American Association of Periodontists
  • Arizona Association of Periodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration.
  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Southern Arizona Dental Society

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6849 N Oracle Rd Suite 115
Tucson, AZ 85704

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