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.

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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 since 2015. 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’ve worked in the dental field since 2016. 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 since 2012. 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.

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 since 1987. 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.

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 since 2015. 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.

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.

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 since 2019. 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.

Catherine

Schedule Coordinator

Where are you from?

Oceanside, California

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?

Since 1998, I love educating and helping people with oral health issues.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started in September, 2015 in the Front Office.

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

Outside of work, I like to ride horses and spend time with the family.

What's an interesting or humorous fact about you?

My bucket list is to travel to all 50 states.

Anything you want to share about your family?

Married for 33 years, I have 5 beautiful children and expecting my 7th grandchild in March of 2022!

Lis

Treatment Coordinator

Where are you from?

I was born in Stockton, CA, just 45 minutes South of Sacramento, 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?

My Dental Anniversary was 4/27/2004, I have been in this field for 18 years and counting. Before the Dental Field I was in the Medical Field briefly, and customer service.

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

As of recently I joined the Smile Dental Clinics team. My start date here was April 11,2022, and I am a Treatment Coordinator.

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

Spend some good quality time with my Husband and two sons.

What's an interesting or humorous fact about you?

I had a different name given to me at Birth. It was then changed prior to filling out the certificate, So now I am Elisabeth. I asked my father why with an “S”, he stated because it is Spanish. And also if you spell it backward dropping the “H”, it is now in spanish a phrase, “Te basile.”

Anything you want to share about your family?

Both my seven year-old, Antonio ,as well as my soon to be five year-old, Andres, are very active. They love sports, baseball, basketball, football, wrestling, you name it. I am happily married, we have been together for going on 20 years now!

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 since 2018. 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
Erika was a beast! LolI always laugh when I come here. The people are great!Erika and the team always treat me so well.I honesty went in for a 2nd opinion and ended up making this location my primary dentist.Oh and ask for Dr. Tulsi! Absolutely the best!I’m having my first implant and she has made it so comfortable. I purposely schedule my appointments on the days she is there.She personally texted me a few days after my procedure. I thought it was a just a robo text. So when I saw her on my follow up. She said you never texted me back to let me know how you feeling.I was like, that was really you? After that I was sold.All and all. Very personable, kind, fun chats and easy to talk with.Oh can’t forget Sergio! We shared Christmas light pictures of our homes.It’s the little things like that.
Matthew Cook
Matthew Cook
02:45 28 Jan 23
I appreciate the diligence and patience from Sir Clarence. I haven't had my checkups since Nov 2020. Looking forward to my checkup and Happy Belated birthday!Salute!
Royston Gibbs
Royston Gibbs
02:44 25 Jan 23
They have been amazing. Clarence has been mine and my husbands hygienist and has been incredible. Given that it’s been a while since we’ve gone to the dentist and we were nervous to go back, he’s done a great job at keeping us at peace and happy during our visits, which we appreciate so much!
Danielle Giraldo
Danielle Giraldo
02:43 24 Jan 23
Took the fear of going back. Your all so nice and never felt pain,not even after. Thank you ,thank you. I'm a patient pay and got a discount 😌 from start to finish it was great. Doctor Lala and Dr harsini your the best 👌
Virginia Camarena
Virginia Camarena
15:04 20 Jan 23
I was referred to Dr Harsini for my dental treatment and made the commute from Durango, Colorado. I strongly recommend Dr Harsini, I had the best experience Karla and Angie were amazing! Keep up the good work guys!
Justin Burton
Justin Burton
01:31 20 Jan 23
Very honest and affordable!Love the family vibes in this office- not money hungry like other offices I been in the past. I highly recommend.The dr gives you different options if available- not like other offices that they make you think you only have one option- which is the most expensive route 🤔. Everyone in this office makes you feel great.
Marlene Duarte
Marlene Duarte
02:44 19 Jan 23
Finally found the best dentist in the world . All around staff that really cares . Im happy to spend my hard earned money here. Thanks Eddie's the best Doc around . Always absolutely positive. Trust this 💯 👌
Bret Barker
Bret Barker
02:34 19 Jan 23
Mi experiencia es satisfactoria un gran equipo de trabajo yo estoy muy agradecido por el trabajo realizado y todos los que miran pueden ber el excelente trabajo que me isieron mil gracias ahora soy muy feliz me cambio la vida..
Hgranillo43@gmailcom Granillo
Hgranillo43@gmailcom Granillo
03:26 18 Jan 23
Friendly staff. Great customer service.
Eduardo Solano
Eduardo Solano
02:56 18 Jan 23
The work is fabulous, everyone there is kind helpful caring I love my new smile thank you. I recommend them to everyone and again thank you
Gail Martin
Gail Martin
02:35 18 Jan 23
Nothing but positive things to say about this location. Everything from the cleanliness to the awesome customer service. This location encourages you to want to return & this is coming from someone who's disliked the dentist a lifetime. 10/10!
Samantha Plascencia Ochoa
Samantha Plascencia Ochoa
12:55 17 Jan 23
I can’t say anything negative about Smile.The staff is helpful and efficient. Dr Harsini is very caring and a genuine man.Sergio always makes me laugh. Can’t imagine going anywhere else.
Kathleen Tyryfter
Kathleen Tyryfter
02:44 17 Jan 23
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