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Meet Your Friendly Dental Team – Reno, NV

Your Family Just Got
a Whole Lot Bigger

A dental office is only as good as the people prepared to answer your questions and provide your care. At Village Dental, our hygienists, dental assistants, and dental office staff are very knowledgeable on all things dentistry, so you’re never too far from someone who’s able to help you and your family. We encourage you to take a moment to learn more about them in greater detail before your next appointment!

Cambria, Office Manager

Dental office manager Cambria

Cambria has been working in the dental world for nearly a decade so far. She moved around a lot of a kid, but now considers Reno to be her true home. She completed her education at the University of Nevada in Reno (Go Pack!). Today, as our dedicated manager, she loves helping patients understand the “why” behind the importance of oral health.

At home, Cambria and her husband Devon have two young children – a boy and a girl. As a family, they enjoy doing things outdoors together and going on spontaneous weekend trips. As for personal hobbies, she loves organizing, going all out for themed parties, camping, hiking, and baking.

Here’s an interesting fact about Cambria: she and her husband got free Chick-Fil-A for a year after spending all night in the parking lot when they first opened!

Erica, Scheduling & Treatment Coordinator

Dental treatment coordinator Erica

A Reno native, Erica studied dental assisting at Truckee Meadows Community College. While she may be new to our team, her history in dentistry spans well over five years. Today, what she enjoys most about her role is the various conversations she gets to have with patients, whether they’re about dental care, family, travel, or simply how someone’s day is going. Being the first one to greet new arrivals is so fun!

Erica and her fiancé Travis have a beautiful little girl who is their whole world. Her siblings and parents also live in the area, so they’re regularly hanging out together. Outside of the dental office, her favorite hobbies include hiking, hanging out with her daughter, and cooking. Her signature dish for Master Chef would be a lemon cheesecake.

Here’s an interesting fact about Erica: she wants to go skydiving but none of her friends or family want to join her. She’s also slightly colorblind and hates mustard.

Alex, Insurance & Billing Coordinator

Dental insurance and billing coordinator Alex

Alex studied at the Milan Institute and is a certified dental assistant in addition to her financial expertise. Today, she’s been a part of the dental world for well over a decade. She knows very well that insurance policies and procedures can be difficult to understand, which is why she’s dedicated a lot of time to learning the in’s and out’s of the system so well. This knowledge allows her to help patients utilize their coverage efficiently without compromising their oral health!

Originally from here in Reno, Alex is married to Eduardo, who turned his talent and hobby for working on cars into a profession. Together, they have three girls and two Chihuahuas, who are total opposites. Away from the dental office, she enjoys spending quality time with family, traveling to Mexico/Central America, and researching life hacks to make her to-do lists shorter – be sure to share any you may have with her!

Here’s an interesting fact about Alex: she and her husband actually built a vacation home in Guatemala. Let’s be honest, though – he did most of the work.

Jessica (“Jessie”), Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Jessica

A Reno native, Jessie has been working in the field for over five years so far. She studied dental assisting at Truckee Meadows Community College. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is getting to be part of such an awesome team! Everyone works together like a family and is always looking out for one another. She feels like she can count on these girls for absolutely anything.

Away from the dental office, Jessie has a BIG, tight-knit family. She spends her free time going to the movies (how can you say no to theater popcorn!?), hiking, and laughing with friends.

Here’s an interesting fact about Jessie: when she was four, she fell off the top of the diving board and has needed glasses ever since. She’s not entirely sure if those two things are related!

Gale, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Gale

Gale’s dental career impressively spans 30+ years! Originally from North Bend, OR, she studied at Lane Community College and has her Expanded Functions training. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is getting to work alongside such a great team!

At home, Gale has a retired husband and a stepson. Her favorite hobbies include golfing, walking, and traveling. So far, she’s been to 9 countries and 14 states, with hopefully many more to come.

Here’s an interesting fact about Gale: she’s entered the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes every day for the past five years. She’s usually pretty lucky, so she’s just waiting to win one day!

Jessica (“Jess”), Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Jessica

Jess attended the dental hygiene program at Truckee Meadows Community College; she’s also certified in laser dentistry. A Reno native, she’s been working in dentistry for well over a decade now. As one of our talented hygienists, she enjoys meeting new people and building lasting relationships with them. Educating patients about good oral hygiene techniques is really important to her!

Jess and her husband Nick have two boys and a dog, all of whom like to rough house with one another. A normal evening at her house can involve anything from dance-offs to hockey matches to sword fights. As for personal hobbies, she enjoys camping, going to the sand dunes, boating at the lake, shopping, having lunch with friends, and hanging out with loved ones.

Here’s an interesting fact about Jess: some would say that she has the memory of an elephant.

Meadow, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Meadow

Meadow’s career in the dental world spans well over two full decades so far. After studying at Truckee Meadows Community College and the University of Nevada, she completed her dental education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Today, her favorite part of this job is an easy answer – the patients!

At home, Meadow has two kids who are preparing to leave the nest. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, running, watching live sports, camping, fly fishing, and attending concerts.

Here’s an interesting fact about Meadow: the top two things on her bucket list are 1) visit Ireland/Scotland and 2) drive a mid-70’s Ford pick-up.

Merilyn, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Merilyn

Merilyn may be relatively new to Village Dental, but her overall oral healthcare career covers a full decade so far. A Sparks native, she attended the dental hygiene program at Truckee Meadows Community College. Today, she truly loves making patients smile! Sometimes that happens because they’re happy to have clean teeth, and sometimes it happens because she’s just really funny.

Merilyn and her husband were high school sweethearts, and they have a daughter and a Bull Terrier with lots of energy. As for personal hobbies, she enjoys spending her time reading before bed, painting with her daughter, playing with the dog, and paddle boarding at the lake.

Here’s an interesting fact about Merilyn: When she was five years old, she was walking along the top of the monkey bars and had a bad accident involving her teeth. She’s been obsessed with teeth ever since!

 

Team Event Gallery

 
Dental team members at community event
Group of dental team members  eating dinner together
Group of dental team members at dinner together
Dental team members at movie theatre
Dental team members playing mini golf
Dental team member and children playing mini golf
Dental team member and family at mini golf event
Dental team members at outdoor event