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Our focus on patient care and satisfaction, and our commitment to providing individualized, high-quality treatments, has made us the highest rated practice in Washington and among the highest rated dental offices in the country. You can rely on us to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile!

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Our Team

We love welcoming patients to Avanta Dental and will go the extra mile to help you feel at ease and understand your oral health and treatment options. You are our top priority, and we will give you our full attention throughout your visit to ensure you are receiving the care you need. Call us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentists in Yakima or Ellensburg, Washington. Our friendly dental team is excited to meet you!


Office Manager

Belen has been with our dental family here at Avanta Dental since April 2012. She is calm and professional in all situations and stays on top of even the simplest details to ensure that everyone keeps moving forward. Belen loves seeing our team members grow and improve, both as dental professionals and in their personal lives.

Belen has been in the dental field for over 10 years and has worked in many different areas of the office, from scheduling to assisting. She also keeps her certification as a dental assistant current. She is constantly looking for new ways to improve our team, especially in the way we communicate with our patients and with each other. Her personal growth and accomplishments with Avanta Dental are among the things she is most proud of in her life, and she has not done it alone! Her husband, parents and siblings are a constant help and encouragement, along with her coworkers, who have become like family and are fundamental keys to our success. While there are not enough pages to include and describe her entire family, Belen states, “I have the BEST support system both in-office and out.”

Outside of work, Belen enjoys painting, gardening, hiking, rock hunting, road trips, jogging, crafting, cooking, reading, traveling, star gazing and more!


Ellensburg Office Manager

Emily joined our team in August 2019 with over 15 years of experience in customer service. She loves helping people make their dreams come true and achieve beautiful smiles, and she does everything she can to help our patients receive the treatment they need, including working with them to make their treatments financially manageable. Her ultimate goal is to enrich the lives of others. Emily and her husband, Bob, have one son, Dustin. Outside the office, Emily enjoys traveling with her family, hiking and camping.


Insurance Coordinator

Airany joined Avanta Dental in April 2019 and helps our team by knowing our patients’ dental benefits ahead of their appointments. She loves being part of a team where everyone comes from different cultures and viewpoints but always come together as a team to help each other and our patients. In addition to her work here at our office, Airany also works as a CNA on the weekend. Airany is thankful to her entire family for helping her become who she is now through their constant support and encouragement. She is a mother to two children and, in her spare time, she likes to knit, cook and learn new things. She also does photography from time to time and often brings home stray cats until she can find them a happy home.


Patient Care Coordinator

Ana joined our team in October 2018 and works hard to make sure that all our patients are satisfied with the care they receive and to make their visits financially manageable as well as pleasant. Her favorite thing about being at Avanta Dental is the people she works with – they are her family now.


Accounts Receivable

Noemy graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1999 and attended Carter College, graduating with her degree in 2013. She joined our team in August 2013 and loves being part of a family-oriented practice where you can feel how much the owner, manager and team care. Noemy has extensive knowledge about accounts and is a problem solver. She loves a challenge, never gives up, and works diligently to find or create solutions for any problems she encounters.

Noemy is happy married to her husband, Steve, and has three beautiful daughters: Kimberly, April and Daynia. Outside of the office, her hobbies include decorating events, such as weddings and birthdays.


Patient Care Coordinator

Eliana joined Avanta Dental in May 2018, and she enjoys being part of a team that is hardworking, full of team players and willing to try new things. Her attention to detail and positive attitude help keep our office running smoothly. Eliana’s hobbies include reading and going to coffee shops. She also has a cat.


Patient Care Coordinator

Gabriela graduated from East Valley High School in 2016 and joined our dental family in March 2021. She works hard to create a strong relationship with our patients, helping them feel welcome and willing to return to continue treatment with our office. Gabriela appreciates how our team is one big, wild family and we get along well even when we disagree. Gabriela is the youngest of five siblings and has a 4-year-old son named Jayden. Her hobbies include hiking, dancing, cooking and going to music festivals, and when she is not at Avanta Dental or at her second job, she loves vacationing, spending time with her son and wine tasting.


Financial Coordinator

Kaiya joined our team in March 2018 and loves our patients and her fellow team members. She has completed her associate degree and is in the process of completing her bachelor. Outside the office, Kaiya enjoys hiking, sleeping and food.


Accounts Receivable

Kenia joined our team in February 2017, and she helps keep our office running smoothly with her thorough and detailed work and by keeping her department up-to-date. She enjoys the flexibility of her work and the opportunity to grow her knowledge in the dental field. Outside the office, she enjoys doing crafts and nails.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Jannet earned her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2017, joining our team in December that same year. She enjoys being part of a team and is a key part of providing preventive care to each patient who visits us. Jannet and her husband have one daughter, and in her free time, Jannet enjoys fishing, doing puzzles and crocheting.


Registered Dental Assistant

Bertha graduated from Chart College in Pasco in 2015 and joined our dental family at Avanta Dental that same year. She loves that our office feels like a second home and a second family and can often be found taking on additional responsibilities and helping wherever is needed. Outside of the office, Bertha’s hobbies include tennis and shopping.


Dental Assistant

Nancy joined our dental family in September 2020 and is diligent in making sure all her patients are well taken care of and that their experience at Avanta Dental is positive. She loves nature, enjoys hiking, going on random trips and overall being adventurous. Nancy’s daughter is her motivation to be the best version of herself!


Registered Dental Assistant

Odalis joined our team in March 2021. She enjoys learning new things, such as CEREC same-day dentistry and iTero® Digital Scanning. She works quickly and diligently to care for our patients and assist with language translation for our doctors. When not in the office, Odalis enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring Washington, and spending time with family and friends.


Registered Dental Assistant

Rene attended Charter College for his dental assisting certification and completed his CEREC training through the Sirona training program to learn how to provide same-day crowns and other restorations for our patients. He joined our team in July 2012 and enjoys letting his dental knowledge and experience shine. Rene is always looking for ways to learn, grow and improve himself. He has amazing parents and three wonderful sisters as well as a pitbull who is the baby of the family. When not in the office, Rene enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and going to the gym.


Registered Dental Assistant

Rogelio attended Highland High School, graduating in 2019, and is currently attending Yakima Valley College. He joined Avanta Dental in March 2021 and enjoys being able to be part of a large second family and home where he can work as a team with others to help patients receive the oral care they need. Rogelio is a team player and is dedicated to giving our patients the best treatment possible based on their individual needs. Rogelio is the middle child in a family of six. He says, “it’s a lot of sweat and hard work, but at the end of the day, we’re one big crazy family who got one and another. We always got each other’s back when something occurs and the phrase ‘Family over anything’ is probably cliché, but it’s honest truth.” His hobbies include tennis and volleyball.


Registered Dental Assistant

Val completed her dental assisting certification through TriCities Dental Assisting School and joined our team in September 2016. She loves her job and being part of Avanta Dental because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the same mission of caring for our patients. Val is always found helping her coworkers in any way she can and bringing excellent dental care to her patients. She stays current with continuing dental education courses in order to help her patients maintain their dental health. Val is engaged, and her 5-year-old daughter is her “bestie.” When not in the office, Val enjoys hiking and going on long trips with her family.


Dental Assistant

Alyx attended the Tri-Cities Dental Assisting School, graduating in 2015, before joining our team. She loves helping create happy smiles and tries her best to be flexible and keep a positive attitude at all times.

Alyx has two beautiful children. She loves pizza, strawberries and Nutella, coffee, and the color pink. Alyx is also licensed and certified for permanent make-up (PMU)!


Patient Care Coordinator

Lupita attended Charter College to become a dental assistant before joining our team in June 2019. She enjoys the environment at our office and helps keep our office running smoothly by taking phone calls, confirming and making appointments, collecting payments, and ensuring our schedule is set. She loves working with this team and looks forward to what the future has in store for Avanta Dental. Lupita is a mother to three children, one daughter and two boys. In her spare time, she enjoys reading.


Dental Assistant

Bianca joined our practice in 2020 and enjoys the teamwork in our office. She is dedicated to promoting a healthy work environment and to helping our patients feel comfortable throughout their time with us.

Bianca was on the honor roll from 10th grade through graduation. She also made the Dean’s List in college. Bianca and her husband, Alfonso, have two children, one son and one daughter.


Patient Care Coordinator

Itzel joined the Avanta Dental team in 2019. She enjoys being part of a team that is always there for you, and she coordinates well with her other team members to care for our patients and keep our office running smoothly. She always takes time to make sure that every member of our team feels appreciated.

Outside the office, Itzel has an adorable miniature Poodle that takes up all her free time. She enjoys shopping and spending time with her loved ones, and she is also a professional dog groomer!