Meet Our Team
As our Office Manager, I am here to help our patients with scheduling, treatment planning and financial options. Our office has an amazing atmosphere that I am truly lucky to be part of. Our doctors love what they do, and it shows through their supportive and encouraging attitude. My family and I have been patients in this practice for many years and I am truly blessed to work with a team of people I admire. After work, I am lucky to come home to my wonderful husband and our two awesome kids. We love camping, hiking, and anything outdoors.
I love being one of the front faces at our office! I have the pleasure of greeting all our patients and helping them feel relaxed and comfortable before one of our wonderful assistants or hygienists bring them back for their visit. I truly enjoy helping our patients with any questions and/or scheduling needs. I have always been a people person and being able to work with such an amazing practice makes it that much more enjoyable! Our doctors genuinely care and it is so much fun to witness the outstanding care they provide. Dr. Kanellis, Dr. Stewart and the rest of the staff make coming to work every day such a wonderful experience. At home, I spend my time with my loving husband Rich, and our son Leonardo. We enjoy camping, BBQ’ing and watching football. Go Vikings!
I work as a dental assistant for our doctors. I graduated from the Truckee Meadows Community College dental assisting program. I set up the operatories, assist our doctors during procedures, help patients feel comfortable during and after any procedures, and sterilize all our equipment to provide a safe environment for our patients. The best part of my job is getting to know patients on a personal level and making them have a good experience at the dentist. I enjoy seeing people walk out of here smiling. I love the comforting and welcoming environment that we, as a team, have created. I love it here! I love working with the doctor because they are very honest, caring, and passionate about what they do. They treat me and the rest of the staff like we are family. I admire their excellence in care for all of our patients. The doctor is an excellent teacher. I have learned so much about dentistry by working with them and look forward to learning more. In my spare time, I spend time with my husband and family. I also enjoy fitness, running and bike riding.
I am a dental assistant here at Stewart Family Dentistry. I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Truckee Meadows Community College with my Associates in Applied Science. Some of my duties include taking reports, soothing patients nerves and assist both doctors for procedures. I work with some of the most amazing people who are willing to be inspired by each other. The best part about my day is getting to know patients and knowing that they have brighter smiles. Informing people to have better care for their teeth is what I strive to do. I love sharing personal ideas with the people who attend Stewart Family Dentistry. Outside of work, I like to sew, go on camping trips with family, ride my bike to the Sparks Marina and occasionally spend the day shopping.
I'm a native to Nevada and have lived in Reno/Sparks for over 15 years. I graduated from Spanish Springs High School in 2007. I attended TMCC studying early childhood. After working with children for 3 years, I decided to go back to school pursuing dental assisting. The dental assistant program was an incredible experience for me. The instructors were amazing and they gave me the skills and confidence to pursue my goals. I interned at Stewart Family Dentistry for 100 hours and fell in love with the staff, doctors and patients. After interning with two more offices prior to graduating from the program, I applied for a position as dental assistant with Stewart Family Dentistry and became a permanent part of the team. I am very thankful for my career with such caring co-workers! When I'm not working, I enjoy family time with my 4 year old daughter. We love to dress up, dance ballet and camp.
As a registered dental hygienist for our practice I have the pleasure of helping improve the oral health of our wonderful patients everyday! I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work with our compassionate and talented doctors and staff. We are a fun and friendly team, striving for excellence in patient care and customer service. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. I am fully licensed in Nevada to provide routine and periodontal dental cleanings as well as administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. My profession continues to challenge yet reward me daily. The best part of my job is developing relationships with all of our great patients! At home, I enjoy spending time with my family which consists of my husband, Brandon, and our sons, Beckett & Calvin. We love to travel, hike, snowboard, and exercise together.
I work here as a registered dental hygienist. I am a Nevada native, graduating from Sparks High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at UC-San Francisco in 1987. My duties include performing dental cleanings, periodontal therapy, oral cancer screenings, digital radiographs, and educating patients. My favorite part of my job is developing relationships with our patients. I started working here in 1988, and love catching up with patients when they come to visit us. I want to help them attain optimal oral health, and also teach the importance of maintaining their healthy smiles. The doctor makes me feel like a valuable asset to the dental team. They are kind, caring, and sensitive to the patients’ needs. At home, my husband, Don, and I are blessed with a daughter named Brooke, and two sons, Donald and Collin. As a family, we enjoy participating in outdoor activities including snow skiing, running, and tennis.
As a registered dental hygienist for our office, I get to work in a wonderful family practice where every patient is treated with utmost respect and compassion. I received my dental hygiene education at the Oregon Institute of Technology. I am grateful for the chance to help our patients attain optimal oral health in such a friendly and welcoming environment. I enjoy helping patients find better ways to care for their teeth and understand the connection between oral health and total-body health. Our doctors are wonderful people and also talented doctors at the same time! I learn a lot from them every day. I love helping our patients become more confident with their smiles, and I enjoy helping kids become comfortable at the dentist’s office. At home, I am married to my best friend, Marv. We have three wonderful children; Kira and Maci are twins, and Colton is our baby boy. Our family enjoys camping and fishing. I am also an aspiring runner, and love to read and horseback ride.