Meet Our Reno Dental Staff

Get to know our helpful and friendly dental Staff at White Pine Family Dental by scrolling through this page. We look forward to working with you! Call us at White Pine Family Dental Phone Number (775) 825-6655.

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:   7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sara Lake, Administrative Assistant

There are many things I love about my job. First and foremost — I have the most wonderful, kind, and skilled doctors to look up to. I also get to be part of one of the most talented and fun dental teams ever. If that wasn’t enough, I also get the opportunity to develop relationships with our amazing patients!

Originally from: Reno, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: Most likely doing something outside.

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Julie Papez, Administrative Assistant

I enjoy working with the public, and I am learning more about the dental field and administrative duties. It can be challenging at times working with insurance companies, however, I am up for the challenge. I love confirming patients in the morning and reminding them of their appointments.

Originally from: McGill, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: Having a BBQ with the family and enjoying the warm weather 🙂

Hobbies: Ceramics, wine tasting, and traveling

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Cyndi Yenick, Office Manager

Cyndi Yenick, Office Manager

My best aspect of my job is the patients and getting to know them and their families. They put their trust and confidence in me to take care of their billing and insurance issues. Our patients are extraordinary!! This is why I am good at what I do. My doctors value and trust me to do my best.

Originally from: McGill, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: Jogging outside, camping, traveling, and especially enjoying my granddaughter

Hobbies: Ethnic Baking, jogging, shopping!

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Kristy Canchola, Dental Assistant

My patients make my job so rewarding. I have gained some amazing friendships along the way and have enjoyed helping our patients with their oral care. The compassion and care our Doctors have for our patients is extraordinary. I’m grateful to be a part of White Pine Family Dental.

Originally from: Carson City, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: My summer days are filled with camping, biking, fishing and paddle boarding, and spending time with my new grandbaby.

Hobbies: Scrapbooking, gardening, and working out.

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Courtney, Dental Assistant

There’s many things I love about my job, including working with two of the most exceptional dentists in town and being a part of providing the highest quality care for our patient’s oral health. I enjoy creating positive dental visit experiences and forming relationships with our patients.

Originally from: Reno, NV

On a summer day you’ll find me: Enjoying the views from Tahoe, either hiking or being a beach bum.

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Maria, Dental Assistant

I enjoy working in the dental field and love being there for our patients as moral support to make their dental experience as good as it can be.

Originally from: Madras, OR

On a summer day you’ll find me: Doing outdoor activities/ sports/ tanning by the pool. I also occasionally take my cat for a walk.

Hobbies: Working out, wine tasting, watching Netflix

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Trish Ballingham, Dental Hygienist

Trish Ballingham, Dental Hygienist

I love the relationships I have with my patients and knowing that I am contributing to their health.

Originally from: Reno, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: On a run near Donner Lake

Hobbies: Running, entertaining my twin boys.

I squeeze my toothpaste from the: Middle


Kathleen, Dental Hygienist

I attended Little Flower, Manogue High School, UNR and I went to Dental Hygiene School at The Oregon Institute of Technology.

Originally from: Reno, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me:

Hobbies: Playing with my kids. Driving my kids everywhere. Swimming. I try to knit and crotchet.

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Vickie, Dental Hygienist

I enjoy getting to know our patients and helping them improve their oral health at every visit.

Originally from: Henderson, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: Taking my dog for a hike or enjoying a bike ride at the lake.

Hobbies: I enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and spending time with my family and friends.

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