Meet Our Phoenix Dentists and Orthodontists
Dr. Scott Connell
Originally from Georgia, Scott has called Arizona home for over a decade. When not bringing smiles to patients in Tempe, he loves spending time with his wife and three daughters, playing volleyball, and occasionally eating doughnuts (but don’t tell his patients).
Dr. Connell earned a DMD from the Medical College of Georgia. At MCG, he honed critical skills in the oral surgery and implant program. With this training and many years of experience, he has the capability and confidence needed for difficult extractions, surgeries and root canals. He has been placing implants since 2004 and can testify to the many advances in tooth replacement.
A Message from Scott
As the owner of the Sky Dental offices, I want to create a culture that puts our patients first. I have been in the Valley for fourteen years and love the opportunity to keep relationships through the years with our patients.
While patients may be focused on their immediate concerns, my goal is to help patients have good oral health for a lifetime. I like to look at long term dental health goals and determine what is the best course of treatment to keep you healthy, happy and smiling for many years ahead.
I also think that it is important to make cosmetic dentistry available to all who want more out of their smile. Our offices offer everything from whitening to full makeovers including veneers and implants. I can lay out the options and let you decide what is best for you.
With my staff, I will work hard to earn your trust. Welcome to our family.
Dr. Clayton Corbridge D.D.S.
Clayton Corbridge D.D.S. – Dr. Corbridge dreamed of being a dentist since his first dental visit as a child. While shadowing dentists as a high school student, he witnessed the impact that quality dentistry can have in a person’s life. He realized the importance of dental health and how crucial it is to total health. He believes in persistent prevention and conservative correction of dental concerns. He treats patients with a family mentality and encourages his patients to take control of their oral health.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Corbridge prioritizes spending time with his wife and 3 boys. He enjoys fitness, mountain biking, golf, and motorsports.. He loves Latin culture and has spoken Spanish since first grade. After living in Guatemala for 2 years, he continued learning Spanish and became a certified medical interpreter with the University of Utah. Though he was born in Glendale Arizona, he grew up in Utah with his 4 siblings. He has returned home to Glendale and enjoys living in the desert again.
- DDS degree, University of Utah School of Dentistry, SLC, UT
- B.S. degree in Biotechnology, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT
- Practical Clinical Courses with Gordon J. Christensen and John West
- Implant Seminar Course with Dr. Arun Garg
- Member of the American Dental Association
- Member of the Arizona Dental Association
- Member of the Academy of LDS Dentists
Dr. Chad Lyons
Dr. Lyons graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise Science from BYU as well as on the Dean’s List from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He likes to stay current with new trends in dentistry through continuing education courses. A passion for art, science and service inspired him to pursue dentistry. He grew up in New Mexico as well as Mesa, AZ and loves the Southwest.
Most importantly, he loves the food of the southwest. If possible, he would smother everything with green chili and cheese. He’s an ice cream fanatic and once ate two pounds in one sitting. He called in sick to work the next day.
Besides working and eating, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, watching sports and playing music. Dr. Lyons served a two year church mission in Argentina and is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Blake Robinson
A leader in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Blake Robison's patients and peers recognize him for excellence as a clinician and educator. He completed both his dental and orthodontic specialty training at the world-renowned University of the Pacific receiving the top award given for leadership, scholarship, and service. Upon graduating, the university faculty invited him to teach at the school and pursue a Doctorate in Education and Leadership. During this time, he started a practice in downtown San Francisco and became the youngest practitioner to be recognized as one of America’s Top Dentists. He has written several articles and traveled extensively as a sought-after speaker and panel member on orthodontics and dentistry.
Giving back and community involvement are passions for Dr. Blake and he has served on several school board, government and organized dentistry committees and for years as a cub scout leader and youth sports coach. He helped start the Smile Back Foundation providing dental and orthodontic care to those in need and has traveled to Africa and South America as part of cleft lip and palate and dental teams.
Dr Payam Owtad - Smile Family Orthodontics
“Since 1995 when I started dental school, my life has been filled with the joy of working with people and creating beautiful smiles,” Dr. Owtad says. He adds “integrity and passion are the driving forces for my team and I when treating our patients. I love orthodontics, music, running, swimming, cycling, outdoor recreation, audio books, and most of all, spending quality time with my lovely family and friends!” He is an active member of many professional organizations.
A Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Owtad has been awarded multiple academic degrees including his three doctorate degrees:
- Orthodontic Specialty Certificate from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
- DHEd, Doctor of Health Education from A.T. Still University, Arizona.
- DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor.
- DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery from Azad University, Iran.
- MS, Masters Degree in orthodontics and oral biology research from the University of Sydney-Australia.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Board of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- World Federation of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.
Dr Morgan Merlanti
Dr. Merlanti is originally from the suburbs of Detroit, MI and attended undergrad at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed dental school at NYU and a general dental residency in Brooklyn. She has lived and practiced dentistry in Arizona since early 2019.
Dr. Merlanti moved to Arizona to escape the harsh winters and enjoy the sunny weather.
Tammy K. Stratton RDH
Tammy is a graduate of Phoenix College and has been practicing for 25yrs and continues to love her work. It is important to Tammy to build confidence with each and every patient. She is personable, always smiling and enjoys getting to know her patients.
Tammy was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She grew up with 5 brothers. Needless to say, she is a tomboy at heart. Her greatest joy is being a mother to her son, Alex. She has a Poodle Yorkie mixed that she rescued named Sir Bentley. Tammy is also a huge lover of animals especially dogs & horses. Her hobbies include dirt bike riding, hiking (Grand Canyon is her favorite), sprint triathlons, and marathons.