Hygiene Team Leader
Shandra is one of our excellent Dental Hygienists and is also the Hygiene Team Leader. She has over 12 years of experience in dental hygiene and specializes in treating patients with periodontal disease. Her dental background began at a young age, thanks to her father, who practiced dentistry for over 30 years before retiring. Shandra has also worked as a clinical instructor for the Utah College of Dental Hygiene and the Dixie State College dental hygiene programs. “I love making patients feel at ease in a place that can often be hard for people.” A pleasure to be around, you can tell when she’s in the office – there is always the pleasant sound of laughter that follows her. Shandra enjoys traveling, snowboarding, competing in triathlons, and spending time with her husband and their 3 young children.
Jocelyn is a fantastic Hygienist and she speaks Spanish. Her sweet and
outgoing personality always makes every visit a great visit! “Why work in the Dental field? Working with our fabulous patients and staff… of course! I love helping people learn about their personal hygiene and tips they didn’t know before!” Always having a smile and a laugh she helps to keep the office atmosphere lighthearted. Jocelyn loves music, hiking, make-up (especially LipSense!), and spending time with family.
Kari has enjoyed helping dental patients for over 11 years as a Dental Hygienist! She is dedicated to helping enhance the smiles of our patients! Dedicated, committed and concerned describe Kari’s approach to patient care. Kari is originally from Hawaii and loves to travel there! She has that ‘easy going’ island style – never flustered or hurried. When she is not working, she is staying busy chasing her three energetic kids!
Laura Laura is a great asset to our Hygiene Team and has served our patients since 2009. Her diligence and devotion to her patients makes her fantastic. Laura enjoys educating and helping our patients, and she says, “I love my job. Our team and Doctor’s are great!” Usually she’s at work ready to see those ‘early bird’ patients first thing in the morning. Laura loves to read, quilt with her daughters, gardening, yard work, playtime with grandkids, and lately you will find Laura and her husband cruising around on their new motorcycle. You’ll know her, she’s on that red ‘blur’ with flying blond hair swooshing by.
We are so fortunate to have Mikell as one of our fabulous Hygienists since 2009! Her caring and understanding attitude always makes our patients’ visits a pleasant one. “I love taking care of patients, and I also love everyone I work with. It is a very positive environment, I really enjoy working at the Dental Center!” It’s not just a job to her, Mikell takes a very personal interest in her patients and their well being. She also volunteers for the “Share a Smile” nonprofit here in Provo. Mikell trained for and completed the 2013 Boston Marathon crossing the finish line just prior to the disturbance. When she’s not working or running, she is enjoying time with her husband and two little boys.
Stephanie is one of our valued Dental Hygienists since 2004! How does she feel about working at the Dental Center? “I love working with different personalities, both co-workers and patients. It is neat to see how second and third generation families are coming to our office.”
Stephanie was instrumental in developing the periodontal standards and approach in our busy office. With a loyal patient following and always a smile and helping hand, Stephanie is a great asset. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys training for races, and going skiing with her kids and husband.
Jamie has been working in the dental field for 19 years! She has also worked as an assistant for several years before moving to the front office.” I love working with the insurances, and helping patients get the most out of their benefits.” Jamie loves spending time with her family! When she’s not at work you can find this hockey mom at the rink with her 2 boys, as well as spending time with her husband and daughter. “My kids and my family are my best friends, my time with them is priceless!”.
Virginia is one of our outstanding Administrators! She has enjoyed working at the Dental Center since 2010. Her professionalism and determination will ensure that you feel confident when you arrive and leave our office. “I love working with our patients, it’s so exciting to see the before and after our patients go through when they come to our office. I also love the staff, everyone is so friendly and easy-going. Feels like family!” Virginia’s hobbies include singing, playing the guitar, and running. She was born in San Nicolas, Argentina and she enjoys spending time with her niece, Rebeca.
Barb is a wonderful, welcoming presence at the front desk where she will always greet you with a smile and a personal greeting! She is committed to helping you so your visit runs smoothly every time. Barb says, “I love working with everyone here at the Dental Center! We have the greatest staff!” Cool, calm and competent describe Barb who has worked here since 2007. She is a mother of 9, and when she is not working, she is playing with her grand kids, reading a book and spending time with her husband
Linda is one of our newest administrative staff and has come to us with eight years of front office experience in the dental field. She loves working in the front office and greeting, meeting, and helping our awesome patients! Linda wants to be sure our patients’ experience at our office is not just good, but amazing, each time they visit us. She works hard to ensure that happens in every way that she can, and will always have a genuine smile for you!Linda has two wonderful boys whom she adores, is a Zumba addict, loves to lift weights and walk, enjoys eating and cooking healthy food (except for the occasional chocolate which she MUST have), and loves Disneyland and nature!
Yanira is now serving our patients at the front as one of our fabulous Administrators! She has assisted our Doctors for over 3 years and we are lucky to have her back office experience now checking in our patients who already know her well. Her sweet and caring personality will always help make your visit stress free. “What is the best part about working at the Dental Center? Everyone from the staff to the patients are so nice. It’s a very fun loving office!” Yanira was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. She loves spending time with her family, and when she’s not working, she’s enjoying her time doing outdoor activities.
DENTAL ASSISTANT TEAM
Dental Assistant Team Leader
Mandy has been a strong and leading member of our team of dental professionals since 2006. She is one of our leading dental assistants who, ensures that the operations in the back office run smoothly. Her dedication to caring for our patients makes it always a pleasure to work with her. “What is the best part about working at the Dental Center? The interaction with different people everyday, helping others, and the fun atmosphere we work in!” A friend to all, Mandy considers our patients as her friends. When Mandy is not working, she is enjoying her time with her husband and kids.
Angie joined our team in 2013 and has been a great addition to our team of professional assistants! Angie is from Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. She entered the Dental profession because she likes “the environment, and helping people feel better about themselves.” Angie enjoys working with the wide variety of patients that come to our office. When she’s not working, Angie is exercising or relaxing while catching up on her favorite TV shows or movies.
Jessica likes working in the dental field because she enjoys helping patients gain the smile they have always wanted! “It fills me with satisfaction knowing I was part of giving someone a beautiful smile. I have always enjoyed the visits to the dentist. I feel that the dental field has so much to learn, you’re always learning new things and I love it. I also love learning and knowing that we can help others with all the new technology and techniques.” Jessica was born in Houston, Texas and she graduated from Ameritech College in 2014. When Jessica is not at work, she enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family… especially her three little nephews!
Lucia is one of our great dental assistants and we are fortunate to have her join our team! She likes working in the dental field because, “The dental field is so interesting. We learn something new everyday. Being able to change a person’s smile is great and makes me happy. I love helping patients.” Lucia is from Los Angeles, California and when she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family-she has two wonderful girls!