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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Our dental family is here for your family
Very Great Service! Amazing Hard Workers 😊 Shoutout To My Best Ortho David! Got My Braces Off Today & I Couldn’t Be Anymore Happier 🙂 Thanks For Making Me Leave Confident About My Smile 😊
nanette rios
nanette rios
05:17 21 Apr 21
Muy buen servicio, proveen información completa y clara, muy agradables personas, aclararon todas mis dudas
Laura Casillas
Laura Casillas
01:28 20 Apr 21
Excelente servicio, muy profesionales
Celia Paula
Celia Paula
00:51 20 Apr 21
Great service! Very friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking dental services.
Wendy Oropeza
Wendy Oropeza
07:35 19 Apr 21
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
08:04 17 Apr 21
Shout out to Jose the hygienist best in town. Xiomara the best assistant makes me feel so welcome. And gladys in the financial department, shes so helpful with understanding my treatment options and financial options. Best of all Dr Harsini always makes me feel welcome. Thanks for the complimentary tooth brush. 😉
Alejandra Gonzalez
Alejandra Gonzalez
23:31 16 Apr 21
Love the hygienists! Thank you for helping me feel comfortable.
Karen Nunez
Karen Nunez
23:22 16 Apr 21
Me gusta el servicio y lo amable y felices que trabajan con uno . .
Alejandro Melgoza
Alejandro Melgoza
23:19 16 Apr 21
Great service
Brittany Carrie Velásquez Pérez
Brittany Carrie Velásquez Pérez
22:45 16 Apr 21
Smile Dentistry is a very professional dentist office. I enjoyed my time there getting my x-rays taken by Erica. She was very sweet and ,I usually have alot of anxiety but she talked me through the process. There office is is huge and clean and I will definitely be back Thank you Smile dental!!
Elisha Jensen
Elisha Jensen
22:41 16 Apr 21
It took me a while to actually sit down and write this review and there are a couple reasons why. First I didn't want to make a rash opinion by only coming maybe once or twice but now that I've been to this clinic about 4 times I thought it was time to finally give my thoughts. Secondly I am extremely terrified of dentist even now but I didn't want that to cloud the truth of the office. I want to start off by saying that all the staff are very kind and are always willing to answer your questions. Everything was explained to me and they were completely honest which is something that I like. Dr. Lala is very kind and has a way of calming even this crazy person down and is very accommodating. The dental assistants are all nice but I've had the pleasure of always running into one in particular named Erica and she always makes me feel at ease and makes me laugh. Truth be told, I know that it's scary and nerve wrecking going to a dentist but it's nice to go somewhere where they'll treat you nice throughout your visit.
Dyanna Zavala
Dyanna Zavala
22:12 16 Apr 21
Erica fue mi assistente y fue un experiencia muy bien. Los recomendó.
Consuelo Hernández
Consuelo Hernández
20:17 16 Apr 21