About Our Sunnyvale Dentist & Dental Team
Dr. Joe A. Provines
President and CEO of Peninsula Center for Implantology, A Dental Corporation
Dr. Provines is a skilled periodontist and implantologist who delivers specialized care for strong, healthy smiles. For over 30 years, residents of Sunnyvale and surrounding areas have relied on him for quality therapies and personalized care. He enjoys getting to know his patients and creating enduring smiles.
Education and Professional History
Dr. Provines' educational achievements include an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University, a doctorate in medical dentistry from Washington University in St. Louis, and a certificate in periodontics from Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Upon completing his formal education, Dr. Provines joined the United States Navy and served as a dentist at the San Diego Naval Training Center before beginning private practice.
Dr. Provines is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, and Santa Clara Dental Society. His commitment to advanced education and excellence in dentistry earned him fellowships with Academy of Osseointegration and American Academy of Periodontology.
Family Life and Hobbies
A father of five and grandfather of four, Dr. Provines enjoys golf, fly fishing, travel, and winemaking.
Dr. nkem Susan Obiechina
Dr. Obiechina completed her training in periodontics and implant dentistry from Columbia University. She received her doctor of dental medicine degree from University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She is the recipient of the Melvin Morris award for clinical excellence from Columbia University as well as the Northeast Regional Board Student award for excellence in periodontics from University of Pittsburgh Dental School.
Dr. Obiechina has extensive training in periodontal regeneration procedures, soft tissue grafting as well as partial and full mouth reconstruction utilizing dental implants, and all phases of periodontics, including the LANAP protocol. She is also skilled with bone grafting procedures utilizing ramus, chin grafts, and freeze dried cortical bone to prepare implant sites by increasing bone height, as well as sinus elevation utilizing osteotome and lateral window techniques. We are pleased to have Dr. Susan join our practice.
Our Dental Team
Tabetha PROVINES, Chief Operating Officer
Tabetha Provines, R.D.A., B.A. serves as chief operations officer for Joe A. Provines, DMD, a dental corporation, supporting the mission and efforts of the boutique style of dentistry. As a Business and Psychology major, her business experience focuses on expanding relationships with our surrounding dental community and with patients alike. Her extensive background in the dental industry, spanning 20 years gives her a unique set of tools to provide effective clinical and business solutions for the dental practice. Tabetha’s ongoing passion is to promote happiness in the dental atmosphere and to enhance the quality of and access to dental care through clinical excellence and ethical treatment of the patient.
Tabetha holds several degrees, including a bachelor's of arts from State University. In addition she has attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies for several continuing education courses and has consulted other Dental professionals providing and implementing marketing plans, team support and overall business management support. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and National Association of Professional Women
Tabetha enjoys working with patients to achieve their ideal goals. She enjoys her three children, Michelle, Michael and Elias. Her hobbies include working out, hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.
Farideh Konoz, Registered Dental Hygienist
Farideh has been a registered dental assistant for 15 years and a dental hygienist for 2 years. She earned her degree in dental hygiene at Cabrillo College and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and California Dental Hygienists Association. Farideh appreciates our team camaraderie and the warm, friendly environment in our Sunnyvale office. She’s proud of her profession and takes pride in positively influencing the lives of our patients. Farideh has been married for 30 years. She has one daughter - and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and cycling.