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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Alberta

Treatment Coordinator

Where are you from?

Sonora, 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 became inspired to be in the dental field because of my daughter’s dentist. She is one of my role models. What I love about it is the opportunity that I have to change my patients lives. It is very rewarding!

When did you start working at Smile Dental Clinics?

I started April 13th, 2022 at Smile Dental and I am one of 2 amazing treatment coordinators.

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

I enjoy shopping. Well who doesn’t, right. I also enjoy the outdoors and try to go for a hike at least 2 times a month.

What's an interesting or humorous fact about you?

I enjoy hiking but almost every time I end up spraining my ankle. My daughter always make fun of me for it.

Anything you want to share about your family?

I enjoy spending time with my family. Only have one daughter so I try to spoil her any chance I get.

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
son atentos y muy amables
Jaime Escobedo Cuenca
Jaime Escobedo Cuenca
00:33 15 Jun 22
Everyone is caring, professional and knowledgeable. They make sure you walk out of there with a Smile 😃….
Sylvia Garza
Sylvia Garza
12:28 19 May 22
Everyone is very kind, from receptionist to dental assistants, and financing personnel. They make sure patients feel comfortable in every visit.
Anarela Alvarez
Anarela Alvarez
04:20 19 May 22
Very efficient and friendly staff especially The ortho staff David and Tanya
Carlota Ramos Nitura
Carlota Ramos Nitura
00:32 12 May 22
Muy buena atención, amables y económico
Ana Limon
Ana Limon
02:14 05 May 22
very friendly crew and Drs. , hope to do more business with them soon
Todd Zipprich
Todd Zipprich
00:32 04 May 22
Thank you for scheduling me in last minute for my emergency. Aly always comes through and fixes me up. She’s GREAT and very knowledgeable and has made me feel more comfortable and confident through this process. She’s a KEEPER!!
Elizabeth Campos
Elizabeth Campos
14:48 30 Apr 22
Great experience with great friendly staff. Quick, in and out.
noel herrera
noel herrera
00:37 30 Apr 22
everyone is so friendly and caring I recommend Smile Dental Clinics to everyone I know!!
Maggie Mandujano
Maggie Mandujano
03:24 22 Apr 22
I love how professional they are at smile dental today was my first day going in for a full exam there my hygienist and dentist were professional explained every thing I Needed to know even if was to many times that I asked and they are very funny never laughed so much at a dentist visit they were the highlight of my day I highly recommend them
Kevin King
Kevin King
20:35 21 Apr 22
Most caring staff….. very good hearted and hard working, they want their patients to be satisfied and smile for life
Decolonize.alexis94
Decolonize.alexis94
02:16 14 Apr 22
Always amazing staff!
Kimberly Farfan
Kimberly Farfan
00:32 31 Mar 22
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