Meet The Staff

Name: Elizabeth

Position: Office Manager – Hablo Español

Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Elizabeth has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She’s a proud Vegas native that enjoys makeup, beauty industry, watching Netflix and hanging out with her two pugs. She has a passion for educating and helping patients reach their dental goals, while ensuring they feel at home at SVD.

Favorite Quote:  “Remember as long as you’re breathing, it’s not too late to start new beginnings.”

Name: Valerie

Position: Treatment Coordinator

Born: Baldwin Park, California

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Valerie was raised in Las Vegas, She loves going to Cali every summer for beach trips. In her free time if she is not reading or writing in her poetry journal then she is hanging out with her favorite little humans. (Her 3 young nieces). Valerie enjoys random trips and bar hop with her besties. She loves fast cars and tattoos. Currently working on finishing her sleeves.

Favorite Quote:  “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be!”

Name: Ashley

Position: Hygiene Coordinator

Born: Los Angeles, California

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Ashley was born and raised in Glendale,California. Ashley enjoys spending her time with her 2 year old son Sebastian and being surrounded by her mother, father, and brother. She also enjoys singing,dancing and eating.

Favorite Quote:  “We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.”

Name: Izzy

Position: Receptionist

Born: Sunnyvale, Ca.

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Izzy was born and raised in the Bay Area. Later in life went onto living in Southern California, Camarillo, Ca. for 8 yrs. Then, moved to Las Vegas in 2016 where she met her fiancé. Izzy has been in the dental field since 2012, previously a back office dental assistant.

Favorite Quote: “You have to try it at least once”.

Name: Cassie

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Born: Keene, New Hampshire raised in Bullhead City, Arizona

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Cassie was raised in Bullhead City, Arizona. She received her Associate’s of Applied Science in Dental hygiene from Mohave Community College in 2016. For the past 6 years, she has been dedicated to providing excellent dental care to every patient she comes in contact with. She is married and has two lovely children Chloe (5) and Nathaniel (1) and two fur babies. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys being out in the water and shopping.

Favorite Quote:  “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Name: Sylvia

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Born: California but raised in Las Vegas.

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Sylvia attended hygiene school at the College of Southern Nevada where she graduated in 2008. She enjoys getting to know each patient and providing them with the utmost care in a comfortable environment. She is married and has two daughters. She loves traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Quote: “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine!”

Name: Dunia

Position: Registered in Dental Hygienist

Born: Born and raised in Toronto, Canada

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Dunia received her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2020. Alongside her Associates Degree in Social Work in 2017. She is passionate about educating patients on their oral health while creating long term relationships. You can find Dunia next to the pool with her husband and their Australian Labradoodle (Louis). Some of her hobbies include traveling, trying new foods, baking and hiking. 

Favorite Quote:  “With confidence, you have won before you even started” – Marcus Garvey

Name: Jen

Position: Dental Hygienist

Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Jen is born and raised in Las Vegas and is happily married. She loves to travel, going to Disneyland and eating food! She has a Doberman named Blits (follow him on IG: BlitzDoberman, shameless plug). Her favorite sports team is the Dallas Cowboys.

Favorite Quote:  “My goal is to make my patients feel comfortable being at the dental office and putting their needs first. I want to make a difference by educating my patients about their oral health so they can maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve a beautiful smile.”

Name: Jacob Ortega

Position: Dental Assistant

Born: Chula Vista, California raised in Las Vegas

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Jacob was raised in Las Vegas. He graduated from Del Sol High School. For the past 15 years, he has been dedicated to providing excellent dental care to every patient he comes in contact with. He enjoys playing soccer and occasionally doing some cooking and hiking.

Favorite Quote:  “Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all of the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.” -Vince Lombardi

Name: Johnathan

Position: Dental Assistant

Born: New Jersey, raised in Puerto Rico

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Jon loves listening to music and playing action video games!

Favorite Quote:  “Make it hard to spot the general, by working like a soldier.”

Name: Jai

Position: Dental Assistant

Born: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Jai was Born and raised in Las Vegas. In her free time She enjoys watching movies with her husband and 2 year old daughter (Laila). She also enjoys painting, dancing and singing even though it may be off tune. She loves nature walks and going to the pool all summer long.

Favorite Quote:  “Use your smile to change the world, don’t let the world change your smile :).”

Name: Oscar

Position: Dental Assistant

Born: Fresno, California

Hobbies/Fun Facts: Oscar was Born in Fresno California but has lived In Las Vegas his whole life. Oscar likes to hike and go on fun trips and loves to stay active. Enjoys sports, shoes and cars. In his free time he likes to go to the gym.

Favorite Quote:  “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”