Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Meet the Team

Smile Dental Clinics was established in 2000 and has served more than 45,000 patients Valley wide. Our practice is built on the experience of our highly trained staff, as well as the latest technology and training. This allows us to focus on the patient’s dental experience at a reasonable cost.

Smile Dental Clinics - Phoenix, AZ

Meet the Team

Smile Dental Clinics was established in 2000 and has served more than 45,000 patients Valley wide. Our practice is built on the experience of our highly trained staff, as well as the latest technology and training. This allows us to focus on the patient’s dental experience at a reasonable cost.

team members posing for a photo
Admin Team
Clinical Team

Toni

Office Manager

Where are you from?

I was born in TX, but I’ve been in AZ pretty much my whole life.

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve been in the dental field for 5 years. I owned an insurance agency for 9 years before that. It’s gratifying that, with dentistry, people can see the results of their investment right away.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I’ve been here since August 2015.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I love traveling, experiencing new places and different cultures and, of course, trying new food.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I once sailed for 21 days across the Pacific in a 50 ft sailboat with 6 other people.

Tell us something about your family.

Dr. Harsini and I had been friends for a few years when we started dating and eventually I came to work at the practice. We got married in 2018 and in 2020 welcomed our beautiful little girl to the Smile Dental Family. Our experience has allowed us to grow so much both personally and professionally by living and working together. We are grateful every day for the family we have together AND our awesome work family too.

Viviana - Administrative Assistant

Viviana

Administrative Assistant

Where are you from?

Texas

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’m new to the dental field. Before coming here, I worked at a CPA firm. Working in the dental field is very different. It’s much faster paced!

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I began working here November 2016.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

My favorite things to do are travel, ride horses, and spend time with my family from Texas.

Tell us something about your family.

I’m happily married with two wonderful children.

Jose

Hygiene Team Lead

Where are you from?

Mexico

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve been in this industry for 10 years. Before, I was a window technician. I like helping people get the smile they deserve.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started here in 2015.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I enjoy spending time with my family.

Tell us something about your family.

My two teenage boys are soccer players.

Luis - Registered Dental Hygienist

Luis

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Where are you from?

Phoenix, AZ

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve worked in this field for 4 1/2 years. I love helping people and making a difference in their lives.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I’ve worked here for 4 1/2 years.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I go to the gym every day and I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend. I also like visiting new places.

Tell us something about your family.

My family is the first generation to come to the US, and I owe all my success to them.

Xiomara - Dental Assistant

Xiomara

Dental Assistant

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve been in this field for 30 years. Before that, I worked in an ice cream shop. I like interacting with people who have differing personalities and I love helping them be healthier.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started working here in 2011.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I love spending time with my family and dancing.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I got a chance to meet and have my picture taken with the lead singer of Maná, a famous band from Mexico.

Tell us something about your family.

My family is my inspiration. I have four kids, two of which are twins. I also have 10 grandchildren, and I love it when they call me “Abuelita”.

Sergio - Dental Assistant

Sergio

Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

France 🙂

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started here in 2018.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

You can find me watching sports when I’m not working.

Tell us something about your family.

My family is a very positive inspiration for me.

Daniela - Dental Assistant

Daniela

Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

Mexico

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve been in this field for 6 years. I was a glass blower and wanted to go somewhere with a good school and also to help people get the smiles they deserve.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started working here a year ago.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I spend time relaxing with my family.

Tell us something about your family.

I’m married, have one son and another baby on the way!

Angelica - Dental Assistant

Angie

Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

Chihuahua, Mexico

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve worked in this field for 2 yrs. I like helping people get the smile they deserve.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I’ve been here for 1 year.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I love to spend time with my family and travel.

Tell us something about your family.

I have a daughter who is my inspiration.

Erica

Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Arizona.

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I have been a DA for 5.5 years. I chose the dental field because I saw that a lot people don’t understand the importance of their oral health. Growing up I didn’t know the importance and was never taken to the dentist often which has affected my teeth. I don’t want that for others. I wanna be apart of education and changing pt’s outlook.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started working here 1 month ago.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I like to spend time with my two daughters. We enjoy trying out new restaurants.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I’m happily married with two wonderful children.

Mireya

Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

Phoenix, AZ

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I have been in the dental field since 2017.  Before the dental field I was working at a call center. I picked this industry because I love to help people and interact with patients.  The call center was boring and there was no socializing.  Also, I really like to make people excited about their teeth!

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started Marched 17, 2017

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I like to go to the gym and love to dance.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I have met a celebrity. They were doing an “autograph a picutre for fans” and I went right after work, with my uniform on! lol

Tell us something about your family.

I am single, no kiddos, and have 3 brothers and we are very united to each other.

Gladys

Ortho Team Lead

Where are you from?

Sinaloa, Mexico

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I’ve been here since February 2018.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family. I enjoy hiking and working out. Someday I’ll add traveling to my list.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I’m terrible at running, even though I like being active and have played soccer for years.

Tell us something about your family.

I have two very active boys who keep me on my toes. I am very close with my whole family. In fact, we spend every weekend together.

David

Ortho Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

Los Angeles, CA

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

Taking care of patients was the reason.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

2010

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

Spending time with my daughter and family.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

When I was in high school, I assisted in a mural painting in my hometown.

Tell us something about your family.

I have a daughter which I’m so proud of.

Ali

Ortho Dental Assistant

Where are you from?

Cuba

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

Dentist from Cuba since 2012 / USA – Dental Assistant and Orthodontics for 6 years in Western Dental

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

September of 2020

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

Spend my time with my family.

Tell us something about your family.

My family is my inspiration, my mom and my son are the most important part of my life.

Yessica - Front Office Team Lead

Yessica

Front Office Team Lead

Where are you from?

Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I have worked 12 years in the dental industry. I used to work in a warehouse, driving a forklift and packaging supplies. I love interacting with my patients, getting to know them and helping them obtain and maintain a healthy smile.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started here in January 2017.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I love spending time with my family dancing and doing arts and crafts.

Tell us something about your family.

My husband and I have 2 beautiful children, a 5-year-old boy named Alexander and a 4-year-old girl named Yarely.

Mirella - Front Office

Mirella

Front Office

Where are you from?

Phoenix, AZ

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve been doing this for a year. Before, I was working in retail. My brother, who is a dental hygienist, inspired me to get into this field. My co-workers are always willing to answer my questions, and we all work well together as a team, a big reason why I enjoy working here.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started working here in May 2019.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

My mom and I just started hiking! I love hanging out with my friends, but I really enjoy having some alone time as well.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I met Ed Sheeran, my favorite artist, in 2013 and it’s one of my best memories! To ring in 2020 I was able to watch the ball drop in New York which was a beautiful experience that I don’t ever care to experience again lol!

Tell us something about your family.

I get to work with my older brother every day and I love it! My family means the world to me.

Karen - Front Office

Karen

Front Office

Where are you from?

Phoenix, AZ

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve worked in the dental field for 6 years.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I’ve been here since November 2019.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Christina

Front Office

Where are you from?

Phoenix, AZ

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I have worked in the dental field since 2016. Dental is all I know, I have worked in between these years at two different call centers but I always come back to the dental field. I picked this industry because I love to help others, I love interacting with patients, whether it is answering questions, translating, or simply being that first point of contact as they walk in to the office makes me happy.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started working at Smile Dental Clinics in 2021.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I love to hang out with my family, my kids and fur babies keep me busy.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

Once I become more comfortable around people, you will know me for my loud laugh.

Tell us something about your family.

My family is for sure my number one priority, I will go above and beyond for them no matter what. I’m a mommy to three wonderful kids, and two dogs. In our household there’s definitely chaos but also endless love.

Thania

Call Center

Where are you from?

Mexico

How long have you worked in the dental industry? What did you do before that? Why did you pick this field, and why do you like it?

I’ve worked in this field for 2 years. I was a virtual assistant before. I like interacting with people and helping them.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started in April 2018.

What do you like to do when you're NOT at work?

I like going to the gym, doing yoga or spinning, and having family time on the weekends. I’m also working on my master’s degree and plan to become a therapist.

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I went to Montreal to learn French, but didn’t end up learning that much in the 6 months I was there, so I got lost a lot.

Tell us something about your family.

I live with my parents and my brother, who is a gynecologist.

Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Sergio and Dr. Harsini are the best! They have taken care of my implant journey and always checking on my progress. I highly recommend this office!!!
Greg azdbrs
Greg azdbrs
00:02 16 Sep 21
Everyone there are so friendly and caring not just the associates but the doctors also the receptionists makes sure that your comfortable. I would highly recommend Smile Dental Clinics
Valerie Medeiros
Valerie Medeiros
00:08 15 Sep 21
Hello. My name is Pedro. And i m very satisfy with Smile Dental Clinics. I like the service. . And. Very nice. People the work thear. I think Smile Dental Clinics is. 5 ***** . 👍😃
Pedro Orellana
Pedro Orellana
00:18 14 Sep 21
Clarissa is a patient of smile Dental. Clarissa is very satisfied with the treatments that she has received at Smile Dental . Clarissa wants to give everyone in that team a big Thumbs up 👍 also, Thank you Luis( hygienist) for keeping track of my dental plan, by that my treatment was done ASAP.. Thank you again… God Bless and stay safe..
Sylvia Garza
Sylvia Garza
14:17 09 Sep 21
Smile Dental on Thomas Rd are the greatest!From the time I walked in till I walked out the people were very courteous and very kind.I had a bad experience at another dental clinic and was not happy with the results and especially the final outcome of the dental work that they had performed.The dentist and and his assistants were very knowledgeable and very understanding with the care and the work that I felt that I needed to make me happy and I agreed to the work that they suggested.Thank you Smile Dental !
Steven Belzer
Steven Belzer
00:36 01 Sep 21
I only had a short wait. My technician was thorough and the dentist did a great job to make sure I was comfortable every step of the way.
Jessie Swierski
Jessie Swierski
19:13 18 Aug 21
Excelente muy buen servicio todos son muy amables y atentos quede muy contenta con el trabajo que hicieron 👌
Deniss Duran
Deniss Duran
00:04 06 Aug 21
Mireya was amazing today! Very informative and listened to what I had concerns of. Will be coming back her!! Whole team was amazing and so friendly!! Clean office!
B Loved
B Loved
19:51 03 Aug 21
Everyone is very nice, and most importantly NOT JUDGEMENTAL, which is what's kept me from seeking dental treatment for far too long. If you're like me, things happen and this filling falls out, then the tooth breaks off, then a crown cracks and before you know it you feel like your mouth is just a hot mess and you don't want anyone to see it because it's embarrassing and your worried about cost. They didn't look down on me because I waited, they just came up with a plan to fix it and a plan to pay for it too. Gladys was wonderful!They explained everything step bystep. I would definitely recommend going here.
Belinda Kleiner
Belinda Kleiner
23:39 02 Aug 21
Very friendly, I came in nervous after not going to the dentist for some time, they talked to me the whole time to get me to relax and I didn't even realize how quick it went.
jose cuellar
jose cuellar
00:01 27 Jul 21
Great people there! They are very cheerful and makes you feel good
Julie Pino
Julie Pino
03:12 24 Jul 21
I would recommend this dental clinic.
ruben ceballos
ruben ceballos
00:06 23 Jul 21