About Your Team
Gita Bailey - 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.
Afton Pratt - Hygienist
Miss Congeniality. Afton is our very own Ms. Congeniality, bringing a warm and caring spirit to our office and team. She takes a personal interest in all her patients, and giving them the best care is her priority. Afton graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at College of Southern Nevada in 2007 here in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also the proud mother of two Pomeranian/Yorkie mix fur babies – Marshall and Teddy. Afton is known for her love of all types of food, traveling internationally, and spending time with her amazing friends and family.
Monica Boka - 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 35th anniversary with our office this year!! 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.
Kim Brown - Practice Manager of Operations
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 Doctor Gates' staff in 1995, and will most likely be the friendly face you see when we treatment plant your case. She and her husband enjoy golf and spending time with their two beautiful daughters and two granddaughters.
Christina Page - Dental Assistant
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.
Michele Brazil - Business Assistant
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 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.
Stephanie Rodriguez - Dental Assistant
World traveler. Stephanie was born and raised in California but moved to Las Vegas just 4 years ago. She has been in the dental field for 15 years. She is passionate about those beautiful smiles we’re creating in the back. She has lived in Argentina, Paraguay, and the Dominican Republic. Stephanie has 2 children. She loves the outdoors, hiking, camping, music and getting down and dirty while working on cars.
Megan Burdine - Dental Assistant
Megan was born and raised in Las Vegas. One of the few natives living here. Her alma mater is Foothill High School, go Falcons! She is currently enrolled at CSN in hopes of becoming a Hygienist. She loves to go hiking with her best friend, Savannah, and her dog, Maddie. She also has a cat named Janice -- no relation to Joplin. She has a passion for dentistry! Megan has loved joining the team at Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, learning so much about what really good dentistry is all about. She is so excited to meet you!
Krista Nye – Business Assistant
Born and raised in Maryland, she lived in New York and California before finally ending up in Nevada ten years ago. She has two sons and a cat named Lucky. Krista enjoys music, going to concerts, and the outdoors. Her favorite place is sitting outback on her patio at night and enjoying the sounds of the birds chirping. She has a big heart for people and really cares about helping others. Krista is very happy to have joined the Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry team. She can’t wait to meet you.