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
Thank you David for all the time and effort you have spent in making my teeth perfect. I am very grateful. Thank you so much!” “This is just a short note to show my appreciation for what you have done for me.
Ashley Dorame
Ashley Dorame
04:05 19 Jun 21
Awesome place and great staff
German Gamboa
German Gamboa
00:53 19 Jun 21
Best dental office in the valley, great quality work.
Olga Janet Acosta-Garcia
Olga Janet Acosta-Garcia
00:52 19 Jun 21
Been going to this clinic for years and I wouldn’t go anywhere else. The Drs and staff are amazing and always attentive to my needs.
Pamela Moscoso
Pamela Moscoso
00:42 19 Jun 21
El personal Muy atentos y amables en servicio,doctores muy profecionales,planes que se acomodan a tu presupuesto
Lupita Valenzuela
Lupita Valenzuela
00:36 19 Jun 21
The people are really nice and helpful and my braces got done and they look great 👍.
Roselin Perez
Roselin Perez
00:26 19 Jun 21
Great office!
Gladys Imperial
Gladys Imperial
00:20 19 Jun 21
The whole team at Smile Dental was great! Everyone was really attentive.
Ariadna Ramirez Garcia
Ariadna Ramirez Garcia
00:03 19 Jun 21
Staff was nice .... they seen me really quickly even with out an appointment.Update it’s been a few years they very understanding even when i was being irresponsible with my payments at 18 would recommend 100%
Avannia Ly
Avannia Ly
00:02 19 Jun 21
I love coming to this office for my dental needs , everyone is so friendly , thdnk you jose for my cleaning , to bad they only have 5 star rating , this dental office deserve 1000 stars 😀😀
Sergio Machado
Sergio Machado
23:55 18 Jun 21
Friendly staff and helpful service. I will definitely recommend to my close ones to go here. Thank you for being so welcoming to your patients. 🙂
camv verdugo
camv verdugo
23:42 18 Jun 21
Smile dental has the friendliest staff ever! I appreciate them making my experience easier. Thank you Smile Dental! 😊
Melissa Verdugo
Melissa Verdugo
23:36 18 Jun 21