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Surgical Assistant 

Gwen is an Arizona native and an only child to her loving parents. She recently married her wonderful husband, Steve. They share a love for their two dogs Bella and Rhino. Gwen enjoys working out, eating healthy and traveling. Gwen has been a part of our team since 2013. She is Dr. Mellas main surgical assistant.



Treatment Plan Assistant & Treatment Coordinator

Michelle was born and raised in California. She is married with 3 Children. She loves spending time with her family watching movies or traveling. She has been working in The Dental field since 2004, and has been working with Dr. Mellas since 2005. Working in the dental field for Michelle, has given her the opportunity to meet new people. One of the things she loves the most about her job is helping people better understand dentistry and the procedures that are completed in the dental office.



Dental Hygienist

“Wake up to Prevention for a Smile of a Lifetime” is Nora’s motto. Nora Avila-Corrales is a native from Tucson, Arizona. She has an undergrad degree in General studies as well as Dental Laboratory technology from Pima Community College. She furthered her education at Northern Arizona University receiving a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1987. She is fluent in Spanish, has a certificate in Diode Laser treatment as well as local anesthesia. In her 30 year career, she has performed mission work in Mexico, worked mobile dentistry, Pediatrics, General Dentistry, and Periodontics Specialty. She is extremely effective in patient education and motivation. She prides herself on the quality work she provides for her patients. She enjoys meeting new patients and building relationships that will maintain smiles. Nora is married to her loving husband Victor for 14 years and has an 8 year old daughter Hannah Rae. In her spare time, she volunteers at her local church and has volunteered for 8 years for the City of Phoenix preparing Taxes for the VITA program.



Dental Hygienist

Renee received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Phoenix College in 2003. Since then Renee has not only been passionate about providing patients with the best dental care available, but also by educating them so they can take active roles in their own dental and systemic health. She has been married for 22 years, is the proud mother of two, and when she is not in the office, she and her husband spend time working for a wildlife conservation/habitat group. Renee also loves hiking, camping, photography, reading and any activity that includes her Boxer, Toby Pickles.



Treatment Plan Assistant & Treatment Coordinator 

Vanessa was born and raised here in sunny Arizona. When she’s not at work she’s with her husband and two young children. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, movies, theatre, traveling and anything involving food!

She has worked with Dr. Mellas since 2002 and mostly enjoys interacting with patients and helping them understand treatment we provide.