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
Toni - Office Manager

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 were already dating before I came to work at the practice. Now, we’re married and so excited to have a baby on the way. Our experience has allowed us to both grow so much both personally and professionally by working together.

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!

Gladys - Ortho Team Lead

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.

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.

Megan - Treatment Coordinator

Megan

Treatment Coordinator

Where are you from?

Atlanta, GA

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 working in the dental field for 13 years.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I’ve been here 1 year.

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

I love hiking and spending time with my kids.

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.

Lorenzo - Facilities Manager

Lorenzo

Facilities Manager

Where are you from?

Blythe, CA

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started here in 2016.

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

I have an adventurous spirit and like to see where life takes me. The crazier the better!

What's an interesting or fun fact about you?

I’ve never had a broken bone.

Tell us something about your family.

My family is pretty big. On my mom’s side alone I have 9 uncles and 7 aunts.

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.

Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Dr. and assistant were wonderful and super friendly. Very gentle and caring. They both made sure I was comfortable and very happy with my procedure.
Jennifer Mendoza
Jennifer Mendoza
16:06 18 Sep 20
I went in for my 6 months checkup. My dental hygienist was great; no pain & he worked fast & efficiently. The doctor came & did a review of my checkup, explained how they are watching some of the older fillings. No pressure on doing any unnecessary work. Great experience. The whole staff was great. With the pandemic, I felt safe with all the procedures in place.
Margie Russ
Margie Russ
19:45 15 Sep 20
The team were very professional
Kathy Stillman
Kathy Stillman
21:53 11 Sep 20
Super friendly, the staff didn’t make me feel embarrassed on my lack of oral health. They were super informative!
Jocelyn Chavez
Jocelyn Chavez
18:02 10 Sep 20
Great dental service, starting with the staff in the front desk very attentive and helpful. Having a deep cleaning myself, it was just a smooth process from the beginning to the end with very explained detailed staff that guide you and inform you with every detail of what's going on during and after. I really recommend Smile Dental Clinics for any of your dental services.
Angel Oropeza
Angel Oropeza
13:30 24 Aug 20
As a person who had not gone to the dentist until I started having complications with a decay this clinic made the process easy and comfortable( I went to a couple other clinics and this was by far the best for me.) I love this place they are affordable, friendly and professional. There are Spanish speaking personal all over the clinic to attend anyone who needs it. I absolutely reccomend this place. The procedures I have gotten have had no complications. My dentist and the assistant always keeping me informed and answering any questions I may have. THANK YOU Smile Dental.
Arely Moreno
Arely Moreno
16:18 21 Aug 20
First time in this office, chose them because they are contracted with my insurance and scheduling was super quick and easy. They are doing there part to stop the spread and keeping me safe by having me wait in my car until they are ready for me which can be rough in this heat so be careful. I am immune compromised so this was very important.Hygienist was informative and thorough in talking with me about what was happening every step. Dr. Harsini came in and went over the x rays and pictures.. That was torture, you see every little blemish on the big screen. We discussed my illness and what I wanted or expected out of treatment. I felt that he was engaged in the conversation and truly heard me. He gave me his thoughts and educated me about the different options and what he believed would be the best decision for me. There was no sales pitch to try to influence any decision on my part. He gave my options strongly encouraging what he felt was the best decision for me. Leaving it all up to me and I can let him know what I decide. Upon checking out at the front desk to schedule follow up, I spoke with yet another highly educated person who gave me options and provided information to help me make best decisions. If you want a dental provider that cares and no pressure office visits this may be the one for you.
Catherine Coleman
Catherine Coleman
16:15 12 Aug 20
I go to Jose. He has taken very good care of my teeth. My deep cleaning wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be thanks to him! AMAZING staff!
Mary Lucio
Mary Lucio
18:55 06 Aug 20
Buen servicio y muy amables.
Charles Xavier
Charles Xavier
00:03 25 Jul 20
I love Smile Dental Clinics, the staff is amazing very patience, helpful and friendly. The level of customer service is top notched from the beginning to the end. I received an upper denture and Dr. Harsani and entire staff Yessisa, Dalani and Sergio did an amazing job. My denture looks so natural! Thanks again Smile Dental for helping God smile on me! Susan Price.
Susan Gray
Susan Gray
21:48 23 Jul 20
Jose and Luis have been my hygienists and they are so friendly; my times getting my cleanings go by so quickly and effortlessly! David and Jason (my orthodontists) are awesome and always answer any questions I have about my braces! I absolutely love this office and if I can sum this place up it’d be: friendly, professional, and excellent costumer service! Thank you Smile Dental!
Jackie Pantoja
Jackie Pantoja
20:07 20 Jul 20
Love this place everybody is very nice 👍
Maribel Hernandez
Maribel Hernandez
19:29 15 Jul 20