About Your Team
You can expect personal, one-on-one attention from our entire dental care team. At Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Henderson we understand that each of our patients has unique wants and needs. That’s why we promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile, so we can design a care plan that is right for you. We take the time to explain your options, listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
Kim - Front Desk
The Queen of Multi-Tasking
Originally from Arizona, Kim made Las Vegas her permanent home in 1995. She has had 30 years of experience in the dental field - there probably isn't a dental question you could ask that she won't know the answer to. She is a nationally recognized expert on Care Credit and Invisalign and has personally trained dozens of offices. Kim joined Dr. Gates' staff in 1995 and will most likely be the friendly voice you hear when you call because she is the mastermind of our front desk. She and her husband enjoy golf, exercising and spending time with their two beautiful daughters.
Michele - Front Desk
Elite Personal Service
Michele grew up in Vermont and Ohio and later lived in Hawaii, but joined Dr. Gates' dental team in 1999 when she moved to Las Vegas. After 15 years as a chair-side assistant, she has taken over the front desk portion of the dental hygiene program in our office. Michele's in-depth knowledge of dentistry makes it possible for her to answer nearly all dentistry-related questions when you call in. She's seen it all! Michele and her husband enjoy camping, traveling, hiking and cooking. All of the above are even more fun when they involve their two Labrador Retrievers, Tucker and Koge.
Rita - Dental Hygienist
Rita was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA named Freedom. She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh, Dental Hygiene Program in 2001, and worked in her hometown for 4 years, before moving to Las Vegas. She is entering her thirteenth year as a practicing hygienist, and loves interacting with and educating patients, as well as learning new techniques. In her spare time she's out in the sunshine, either out on the lake boating, wake surfing, or just lying by the pool. She loves Crossfit training and also enjoys cooking, baking, and spending quality time with family and friends. She is very excited for this next chapter in her career as the new team member of Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry.
Gita - Dental Hygienist
Gita (pronounced with a hard G as in Go, not a soft G like in George) is a welcome addition to our world class team. And speaking of world class, Gita relocated from Columbia, MD, but is originally from Latvia. She is a graduate from Harrisburg Area Community College Dental Hygiene program in PA. She worked in Pennsylvania before moving to Las Vegas. Gita enjoys traveling, working around the house, and spending time with her family and friends. Gita hopes to advance her professional career with continued training and ongoing patient interaction. She is a perfect fit for our office.
Monica - Dental Assistant
Astonishing Wealth of Experience
Monica is a native of Las Vegas - and proud of it! She loves the desert and life in our beautiful southwestern city. Monica has been with our office as Treatment Coordinator since 1984 - she celebrated her 25th anniversary with our office in 2009!! Her level of skill and knowledge is hard to come by in the world of dentistry today. We are so fortunate to have her in our office. Monica loves animals and enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Hailey - Dental Assistant
Vietnam and Tennessee - International Girl
We were thrilled when Hailey first came to our office looking to settle in the best dental office in the valley. Hailey was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, but migrated to the U.S. with her parents at the age of 3. Hailey grew up in Memphis, TN. After school, Hailey traveled the U.S. with her husband for several years before they settled down in the Las Vegas area. Hailey attended traditional dental assistant training in Houston, TX, and brings a wide variety of experience to our practice.
Tina - Treatment Coordinator
Our Southern Belle
Tina has served in the dental field since 1998. She joined Dr. Gates' team as a Treatment Coordinator in May of 2007. Tina is a gifted treatment coordinator with lots of personality, and will make you feel extremely comfortable. Tina moved to the Las Vegas area in 2003. She and her husband have one child. They enjoy spending lots of family time together. They also enjoy traveling back to Alabama to spend time with her family.