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Gwen

Gwen  

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.


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Michelle

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.


Tanja

 

TANJA

Dental Hygienist

Tanja has been practicing the art and science of dental hygiene for over 23 years in periodontal practices throughout the valley.  She’s a graduate of Phoenix College and Northern Arizona University.  Tanja’s education and wealth of experience has allowed her to develop a proficiency in identifying gum disease, performing non-surgical periodontal therapies and developing custom home-care routines that work.  She is excited and motivated to partner with Dr. Mellas in achieving your dental health goals.

“My goal is to enable my patients to have optimum oral health by providing therapeutic individual care with the utmost respect and integrity.  I get to work every day in an office using the best equipment and technology for patient comfort and care. Research has shown there is more to it than just cleaning teeth. It is important for your over-all health.”


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Vanessa

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.