Hygiene specialist 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.
Our hygienist Stephanie is from Pocatello, Idaho but has been living in Utah since 2010 when she married her husband. She has her Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and has been working in our office since 2016. She loves working with patients and helping them feel more comfortable with their smiles and teaching them great home care. Stephanie has a cute little boy and loves to spend time with family. She likes to be outdoors and enjoy the summer sun! She can be more shy and quiet but still likes to be adventurous, such as going skydiving or hiking.
Amanda Amanda came to the U.S. in 2010 from Nicaragua. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Her thoughts on dentistry, “I love being a hygienist because it is more than cleaning teeth, it’s about changing lives and educating patients about their oral health. We want them to be comfortable coming to the dentist.” Amanda loves spending time with her husband and their two kids, reading books and she also loves a good crime show.
Administrative Team Leader 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!”.
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
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.
Cristina Started to love the Dental field in 2010. She has been working in the front office since 2012 and loves it!. Cristina loves to be able to tell the patients, Yes! we can see you and get your dental needs addressed. One of her favorite things is to see patients come back every 6 months for their Hygiene appointments. She says “ to me it’s most important to do preventative dentistry. My goal is to work with our hygiene team to help our patients schedule back to keep their teeth healthy and feel great about their smiles.” Cristina is from Jalisco, Mexico and loves visiting during the summer, which by the way is her favorite season of the year. Her hobbies include: spending time with her kids, going to the gym and watching movies.
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.
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 every day. 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!