Meet the Team
At Dental Excellence, our team will make your comfort and safety a top priority. With friendly attentiveness and a close eye for detail, we follow the latest safety and sterilization practices, and we focus on your overall health and well-being. We're committed to giving every patient a positive and rewarding experience.
Certified Dental Assistant
Michelle is originally from Chama, New Mexico. She joined our team in 2001 and has 27 years of experience in the field of dentistry.
When asked what she loves about our practice, she'll tell you "everything!" Michelle appreciates that the patients can relax and feel like they're among friends at our family-friendly office.
Michelle has three kids, Ricardo, Jayme and Antonio and a beautiful 3 month old granddaughter Gracie, who she enjoys spending her free time with.
Originally from St. Joseph, Michigan, Pat started with our practice in 2004. She has over 30 years of experience in dentistry and has taken numerous dental continuing education courses. Pat is pleased to work with a team that promotes excellence and puts the needs and comfort of our patients first.
Pat's son Ryan and daughter-in-law Tessa, have blessed her with her first grandchild, Harper. Pat enjoyed motorcycle riding with her husband Bill, and playing with her two Rottweilers, Lexie and Max, but now it's all about Harper.
What Pat enjoys most about our practice is that we treat our patients like family. Our goal is to provide you with the level of excellence in dentistry that we provide our own family members.
Patient Communications Specialist
Valerie hails from Reno. She is our go-to office help, has customer service and healthcare experience, and has trained in office administration.
Valerie's favorite thing about our practice is that we get to be a part of helping a fearful patient as they change from being afraid to enter a dental office, to knowing they "can do this" and being more confident every time.
Valerie has four kids who are the joy of her heart, speaks a bit of Spanish (and loves to practice), and loves playing with the family dog.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Sheila first joined our team in 2019, but she has over 23 years of experience in dentistry overall. She earned her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from the College of Southern Nevada. She is also an LVI-trained myofunctional therapist and proficient in the use of a periscope for gum disease treatment. She strongly believes that there’s always something new to learn!
Sheila’s favorite part of this job is her amazing coworkers. The comradery at the office is amazing, and she looks forward to seeing everyone each week. She’s also very passionate about helping patients improve their oral health in lasting ways.
When she isn’t working, Sheila loves spending quality time with her husband and two teenage sons. The whole family is active in sports and regularly escapes to the mountains as often as possible.