Meet The Staff

Sara Lake, Dental Assistant

Sara Lake, Dental Assistant

The thing I love most about my job is getting to know our patients. It’s awesome to meet new people, and develop a relationship with them over time.

Originally from: Reno, Nevada

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

I squeeze my toothpaste from the: Bottom

Julie Papez, Administrative Assistant

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: Swimming at the pool, having a BBQ with the family, making wonderful chocolate chip cookies, spending time with my nieces, and shopping 🙂

Hobbies: Making chocolate chip cookies, ceramics, wine tasting, traveling, riding my bike

I squeeze my toothpaste from the: Middle

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!

I squeeze my toothpaste from the: Bottom

Kristy Canchola, Dental Assistant

Kristy Canchola, Dental Assistant

I love hanging out with my 4 children and my wonderful husband. I enjoy going on a nice hike or bike ride. We love to fish and canoe.

Originally from: Carson City, Nevada

On a summer day you’ll find me: I love hanging out with my wonderful 4 children and husband. We love going on nice hikes, bike rides, fishing, or canoe at Antilope Lake.

Hobbies: Scrapbook, Garden, Anything Outdoors

I squeeze my toothpaste from the: Bottom

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

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: If I’m not at work I’m at Donner Lake.

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

I squeeze my toothpaste from the: Bottom