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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, Ellensburg or Liberty Lake, 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!


Liberty Lake Office Manager | Dental Assistant

Chelsea started at our Liberty Lake location as our office manager in 2023 but has been with our practice at other locations as a dental assistant for over two years. She graduated top of her class at Charter Community College in Pasco. She likes our practice morals and how much they have taught her. Chelsea contributes to our success by helping with expansion, teaching others and being a leader.

Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, fishing and knitting.


Patient Care Coordinator

Allan has been a patient care coordinator with our team since 2021. As part of the admin team, he helps the ship sail smoothly, and he loves working with our incredible team!


Patient Care Coordinator

Jazmine finished her undergraduate program at Central Washington University in June 2022, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in law and justice and a minor in sociology. She joined our practice the same month. Her favorite thing about our practice is that the patients and team make for a positive environment. She also loves knowing that by being here, she may make a difference, whether that be by translating or by being here in a time of need. The desire she wants to carry out through her career at Avanta Dental is to have an influence over patients while making sure our office’s mission statement is practiced day in and day out. Through this, her hope is to have Avanta Dental carry on in success. Jazmine enjoys self-care in all aspects, including nails, lashes, gym attendance and shopping.


Patient Care Coordinator

Karina has been with us since 2022, and she has helped Avanta Dental with her determination to work well with patients and always help others to solve any issue. She is a great team player and is very friendly.

In her free time, Karina likes to cook, do makeup and spend time with her family.


Patient Care Coordinator

Monierrat graduated beauty school before joining in November of 2023. She loves how everyone is so welcoming and contributes by being herself and helping everyone as much as she can. Monierrat has a beautiful baby girl and enjoys hiking.


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.


Patient Care Coordinator

Shelin started working in this office in March 2022. She graduated from Davis High School in 2014. Shelin loves the people she works with because they are patient, caring and always ready to help. Shelin is married to her husband, Gilberto, and she has three daughters: Abigail, Allison and Ailani. Outside of work, she loves spending time with family and buying purses.


Front Desk Lead

Sarah became a part of our practice in November 2023. She graduated from the Spokane Community College dental assisting program in 2012 and has been assisting for over 13 years! Sarah loves that the practice can utilize her skills to their full potential, whether it is helping out clinically or helping patients better understand treatment required. She is glad to help patients better understand the overall necessary treatment they require with compassion and understanding, so they do not feel like a number to our practice. Sarah loves to see her fellow coworkers excel in their individual talents as assistants and better themselves and the company.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys historical equine European equitation with her horse Sienna, and she also loves to oil paint.


Front Desk

Kenya graduated in 2018 and joined our team in July of 2022. She loves the work environment here at our office and how our team works together, as well as making sure all of her duties are taken care of! In her free time, Kenya enjoys watching Netflix and spending time with friends and family, including her boyfriend and their daughter, Kalani.


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.


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.


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.


Dental Hygienist

Bonnie graduated from Loma Linda University in 2000, and joined our team in 2024! She is a great team player, and is dedicated to giving her patients excellent car to help them enjoy healthy smiles.

Bonnie and her husband, Cliff, have two children, one son and one daughter. Outside the office her hobbies include riding horses, gardening, running, knitting and music.


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 Hygienist

Jill started at this office in 2018 as a temp and now works as a hygienist. She graduated in 2020 from Yakima Valley college and has attended many advanced training seminars and webinars on orthodontics and airway and sleep apnea, which is her special interest. Jill brings over 20 years of dental hygiene experience and always works hard to give her patients the best possible dental experience. Her favorite part of this practice is the friendly team and atmosphere.

Jill was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She is married to her college sweetheart, and they have two daughters. Outside of the office, Jill enjoys walking, listening to podcasts and music and photography. She also loves to do all things outdoors with her family, such as camping, hiking and kayaking.


Dental Hygienist

Alexa graduated from Yakima Valley College with her bachelor’s degree in 2019. Alexa is a first-generation college graduate. Her parents taught her that she can achieve her goals through hard work and dedication. Alexa has been with Avanta Dental since April 2021. What she likes best about being with our practice is feeling like she is part of a family. She loves the positive energy everybody provides throughout the day and that the team is always willing to help when needed. Alexa contributes to the success of our practice by providing the best possible dental care to the patients. She loves to go to the beach, travel, exercise and spend time with her two kids.


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.


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

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.


Registered Dental Assistant

Marissa is our dedicated Registered Dental Assistant who joined the practice on February 5th, 2024. A proud graduate of the class of 2017, she brings her passion for dentistry to our team, making a positive impact with her skills and warm personality. Marissa is not only committed to helping patients achieve optimal oral health but also finds joy in creating beautiful smiles. Outside of the practice, she's been happily married for 5 years and enjoys the company of her two beloved cats. Marissa is not only an expert in dental care but also a talented artist, expressing herself through painting and clay art. Her artistic flair and genuine care contribute significantly to the success of our practice, and we are fortunate to have her as a valuable team member.


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.


Dental Assistant

Brandon is a recent addition to our team, but his eagerness to learn as much as possible makes him a great part of our team. He is currently studying dental hygiene at Yakima Valley College and is exciting by all the learning opportunities we offer here. in addition to his studies. In his free time, Brandon likes to play drums and go to the gym.


Dental Assistant

Kayla started at our office in June 2022. In addition to being a dental assistant, she has also graduated with a license in cosmetology. Her favorite part of working at this office is seeing people's smiles and their end results. She also loves that everyone at Avanta Dental made her feel welcomed and that it is okay to make mistakes in the beginning.

When Kayla is not at work, she loves going on long trips with her family. She also enjoys going on hikes, being outdoors and looking for new adventures.


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!


Dental Assistant

Luis has been at Avanta Dental since the beginning of 2022, and he studied dentistry in Mexico for six years. He loves how he is always learning something new working at our office and being challenged every day. Luis helps our practice be successful by doing his best. He believes we always need to think about the future, make sacrifices and pay attention to patient feedback in order to do the best job possible. Luis’s family consists of his parents, brother and dog. They all live in Mexico and Luis cannot wait to see them again in the future.


Dental Assistant

Alejandra has been with Avanta Dental for seven years. She is a licensed PMU (permanent) artist and enjoys making women feel confident and happy. She loves working at this office because she is able to connect and meet with new people and make a difference in people’s confidence. Alejandra helps our office by welcoming everyone with a caring heart.

Alejandra’s family consists of her spouse, Danny; her 6-year-old son, Isaiah; four-year-old daughter, Aliyah and her four Frenchies. Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her little ones and relieving her stress by working out. She also loves pizza and vacationing.


Dental Assistant

Edith graduated from her dental assisting program with honors, and is planning to further her education and career through the completion of a dental hygiene program. She joined our team in 2023, and always brings her A-game to the office! She is always excited to meet and work with new people.

Edith loves hiking with her dog, working out at the gym, attending church, and spending time with her friends and family.

Brianne "Bree"

Dental Assistant

Bree graduated from dental assisting school in 2020, and in 2023 joined our team here at ! She enjoys the teamwork and learning opportunities at our office, and is committed to building strong, professional relationships with her teammates and her patients. Bree brings a helpful and kind attitude to work with her each day.

Outside the office, Bree’s hobbies include working out, doing her makeup and floating the river.


Dental Assistant

Sharon joined our team in May 2024! She attended dental assisting school in North Carolina before moving to Pennsylvania and finally to Washington where she joined our practice. Sharon is always willing to learn and grow in dentistry, and loves being part of an office that is dedicated to patients and where patient needs are always met and prioritized.

Sharon has two very active, funny children with lots of personality. She is also a plant mom and loves being outdoors by the lake. Sharon can often be found at the gym, power lifting and hitting new personal records.