Sierra Smiles Reno Office

Keeping you healthy, one smile at a time.

5465 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV 89511

755-786-1911

Hours

Monday through Friday – 7 AM to 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday – CLOSED

Meet Our Team

Dentists

Dr. John Bocchi, DDS

Dr. Bocchi is passionate about dentistry and the effect it can have on your whole-body health. This is where complete health dentistry comes to life! He believes in optimizing growth and development for kids and adults to improve breathing, prevent chronic health issues, and make the smiles of his patients’ dreams. Because he believes that you always need to continue learning in order to provide the best care for patients, he has traveled the country to learn the latest dental technologies, including the CEREC machine that completes porcelain crowns and veneers in a single visit. 

He and his wife, Jen, have two children, Keira and Kipton; he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, photography, fishing, hiking, biking, snowboarding, and the many other outdoor activities available in Northern Nevada.

Featured in:

Best Dentist—Reno News and Review

Best Cosmetic Dentist—Reno Magazine

Top 20 Professionals Under 40—Reno Journal

Ask the Doctor—Channel 2 News

Pro-bono Dental—Channel 4 News

Member of:

Vivos
Healthy Start

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Dr. Robert Vong

Dr. Robert Vong, DMD

Dr. Vong is a friendly, caring, and detail-oriented dentist. His main priority is to treat every patient like a family member. He likes to get to know each patient and provide them with the best treatment possible by striving to make them happy with their dental experience.

Dr. Vong was born and raised in Reno, NV. He received a BS from UNR and attended dental school at UNLV, where he also received an Affiliate Associate Fellowship in implant dentistry.

When he isn’t practicing dentistry, you can find Dr. Vong snowboarding, playing basketball, fishing, and trying new restaurants. He loves to spend time with his friends and family by enjoying all that the great outdoors in Reno and Lake Tahoe have to offer.

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Dr McShosh

Dr. Lucas McShosh, DDS

Dr. McShosh prides himself on exceptional patient care and optimal oral health and complete health services. He believes that each patient presents with unique needs, and through compassion and the use of modern technology and innovation techniques, he seeks to offer the best possible care for this patient and community. 

Dr. McShosh is originally from Michigan, earning both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. McShosh has a passion for volunteering, working at clinics for the uninsured and underserved, participating in Mission of Mercy, a mission to the Dominican Republic, and Give Kids a Smile. He also loves the sport of hockey, and has played or coached since he was 8 years old. He looks forward to coaching and developing the sport in Nevada, especially with the new ice arena in Reno. 

Dr. McShosh is excited to be a part of the Lake Tahoe community and is eager to provide the very best dental and complete health treatment possible for his patients in a gentle and caring manner.

Meet Dr. McShosh:

Dr. Mariangela Verano

Dr. Mariangela Verano

Dr. Mariangela Verano and her family moved to the Reno area in 2019 bringing 24 years of exceptional dental experience from her San Francisco Bay Area practice.

Receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, she attended dental school at the University of California, San Francisco where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and also continued her training at UCSF by completing an Advanced Education in and General Dentistry (AEGD) residency.

As a consummate educator, Dr. Verano advises her patients in complete health dentistry, the oral systemic connection, and airway health. Her passion to provide optimal care has led her to become a Breathe Institute Ambassador and she started the Northern Nevada Breathe Collaboration group— bringing like-minded practitioners together to address all conditions related to sleep disordered breathing and overall health.

Dr. Verano focuses on precision diagnosis and comprehensive treatment planning in snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, breathing disorders, and improving nasal breathing.

As a highly trained practitioner, Dr. Verano has gained extensive knowledge and experience during her career. She truly cares about each patient and strives to provide quality care with a gentle touch. Her passion for dentistry is seen every day in her attention to detail and steadfast work ethic.

In her spare time, Dr. Verano enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Member of:

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Breathe Institute Ambassador
Healthy Start
SPEAR Dental Continuing Education
The Breathe Institute
Airway Circle
Vivos

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Registered Dental Hygienists

Christi

Christi

Christi was born and raised in Reno, Nevada and has been a dental hygienist with Sierra Smiles since 2014. She received an AA in Dental Hygiene from Truckee Meadows and a BA in Dental Hygiene from the College of Southern Nevada. Christi is passionate about looking at the overall health of her patients and specializes in airway and myofunctional therapy. She is also the owner of Reno Tahoe Myo, a myofunctional therapy practice.

In her free time, Christi loves to ride horses, hike with her two Labrador Retrievers, and teach classes at Pure Barre.

Hannah

Hannah

Hannah was born and raised in Reno, NV. She earned an associate degree from Western Nevada College while playing collegiate soccer, then a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management at UNLV. After college, she moved back to Reno and eventually decided to go back to school, first for dental assisting and then for hygiene at TMCC. She has been a hygienist since 2015.

Hannah loves traveling, adventuring, hiking, and spending time with her family. 

Christi

Katie

Katie was born and raised in Reno, and is the youngest of four siblings—everyone in her family still lives in the area and within fifteen minutes of each other. She worked hard to get into, and graduate from, one of the top dental hygiene programs in the United States. She became a member of The American Dental Hygienists’ Association and continues to contribute to the growth of the profession.

Currently, Katie’s family consists of one adorable yellow Labrador named Lola.

Christi

Megan

Megan was born and raised in small-town Nevada, and always knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist. She received her Associate of Dental Hygiene degree from College of Southern Nevada. She is the youngest in her family, and loves to spend time with them—especially her adorable niece. (She gets her spunk from Megan!) When she’s not in the office, she loves to do woodworking, crafting, sewing, and painting.

She also enjoys getting outside to spend time in beautiful Nevada and spending time with her dog, Mia.

Christi

Jeannie

Jeannie came to Sierra Smiles from her own independent practice in Northern California, where she was the sole owner of a corporation and developed one of the first (RDHAP) Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice offices in the State.

Her pioneer spirit and passion for educating, coaching, and teaching patients about complete health are the ideals that fuel her desire for lifelong learning and continual professional development.

She is honored to be a part of the amazing team at Sierra Smiles, where innovation, cutting-edge technology, and compassionate health care are second to none!

Out of the office, Jeannie enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as, participating in a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including Kayaking, SUP, Hiking, Running, Snow Shoeing, Cross Country, and Alpine Skiing.

Christi

Jayna

Jayna was born in California but home means Nevada for her. College first began at UNR until she found the passion to pursue a fulfilling career in the field of dentistry. She later graduated from TMCC’s first bachelor’s program for dental hygiene.

In her spare time, Jayna loves hanging out with her family, shopping, and cuddling with her cute cat.

Dental Assistants

Christi

Crystal

Crystal was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She has been working with Sierra Smiles for 3 years. Crystal says the best part of her job is giving people the confidence to smile.

When she’s not at the office, she enjoys staying active with her friends and family.

Christi

Elysia

Elysia grew up in Washington state and Reno. She loves being a dental assistant and hopes to help her patients feel less anxiety when going to the dentist. She and her husband just celebrated their first wedding anniversary and have four fur babies and a pet turkey.

In her spare time, Elysia likes to read and spend time with her family.

Christi

Kayla

Kayla was born in Reno and grew up in Bridgeport, CA. She graduated from the RMCC dental assistant program in 2009 and has worked at Sierra Smiles ever since. Kayla loves to be part of a team that changes people’s lives daily by caring for their teeth and overall health.

Kayla and her husband have 3 kids and 3 dogs. She is also an advocate for people with Down’s Syndrome.

Patrick

Patrick

Patrick has been in the dental field for over 10 years and enjoys seeing how changing a patient’s smile can also change their life. He believes knowledge is power and always makes sure to take advantage of continuing education courses to keep his skills up-to-date.

In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, fishing, and cooking.

Patrick

Odalys

Odalys was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA. She received her certification in dental assisting from the National School of Dental Assisting in Carson City, NV. She says the best part of Sierra Smiles is the work culture and is glad to be a part of the team.

In her free time, Odalys likes to spend quality time with her friends and family. She also enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog, Uzi.

Patrick

Bryan

Bryan was born and raised in Reno. He loves working at Sierra Smiles and being a part of an amazing team. He’s looking forward to the continued growth and learning opportunities at Sierra Smiles. He loves the bond he has with his coworkers as well his patients. He takes pride in ensuring that everyone is taken care of and pleased with the care they’ve received.

In his free time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his family & friends. He is also a big fan of sneakers. Life is short and sweet, but it’s better with amazing teeth.

Leadership Team

Stephanie

Stephanie

Director of Fulfillment for all three practice

 Stephanie was born and raised in the CA East Bay. She has held many positions within the dental practice over her 15+ years of working in the dental field but has a passion for mentoring others to reach their goals. She says serving her teammates and patients is the best way she can positively influence the world of dentistry. 

In her free time, Stephanie likes to spend quality time with her young son and husband. Exploring beautiful Nevada has become a favorite family activity for them all. 
Christi

Trista

Lead Complete Health Coach/Team Education and Development

Trista loves working with Sierra Smiles’ patients and team on a daily basis. She has a BS in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and an MS in administration from the University of Phoenix. She was an elementary teacher for 21 years (teaching K-2), and loves utilizing her teaching skills in the dental field with adults and providing ongoing learning and coaching.

In her free time, Trista enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys traveling, boating, hiking, camping, reading and being out in nature.

Christi

Tara

Operations and HR Manager

Tara was born and raised in Longview, WA. Before joining the dental field, she spent 11 years working in professional baseball between the Oakland Athletics and Reno Aces. She has the pleasure to work with all three Sierra Smiles’ offices and looks forward to growing and transforming lives through Complete Health Dentistry.

She and her husband, Alex, have two sons. She is an avid fan of sports and enjoys running, golfing, skiing, yard work, and travel.

Billing Team

Christi

Ashley

Billing/Insurance Coordinator

Ashley has been part of the Sierra Smiles billing team for almost 2 years and works with all three of the Sierra Smiles locations. Her favorite thing about working at Sierra Smiles is that the work revolves around respect, compassion and inspiration not only for patients, but for the team members as well.

She spends her free time with her 2 year-old son and as a college student at TMCC.

Front Office Team

Christi

Maria

Scheduling Coordinator

Maria was born in California and grew up in a small town in Nevada. She loves working at Sierra Smiles and being part of such a great team. She loves learning new things every day, meeting with people, and is always looking for opportunities to grow as a person.

In her free time, she likes to look for fun to do with her friends, family, and daughter Ximena.

Christi

Jackie

Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Jackie was born and raised in Reno. She graduated from Milan Institute as a Registered Dental Assistant in 2017 and has been at Sierra Smiles since! She has been cross-trained to also help out as a Treatment Coordinator and an Appointment Coordinator. She appreciates the opportunity to be able to help patients maintain their overall health, starting with their smiles.

Outside of work Jackie enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves adventures, outdoor activities, and traveling.

Christi

Becki

Appointment Coordinator

Becki is excited to be a part of the Sierra Smiles team while she learns more about the dental field. She worked in a preschool for ten years and although she loved taking care of the children, she decided it was time to do something new. Now she enjoys taking care of people in a new way by working with patients at Sierra Smiles.

Becki enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors, especially at the lake where she loves to paddleboard and camp.

Christi

Ileana

Appointment Coordinator

Ileana was born and raised in Reno and has a BS in elementary education (she taught elementary school five years). Now at Sierra Smiles, she loves the opportunity to help make a difference in people’s lives by educating them about complete health. She enjoys seeing happy patients walk out of the office every day.

Ileana enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to concerts, the lake, and traveling. She and her husband own two dogs and a hermit crab.

Christi

Vicki

Hygiene Coordinator

Vicki’s family has been in Reno for seven generations, and family is very important to her. She says the best job she’s ever had is here at Sierra Smiles. She enjoys the fun, challenging work, and laughing with the great people in the office.

She loves her nine great nieces and nephews and taking road trips to go fishing and camping.

Christi

Alondra

Insurance Coordinator

Alondra was born and raised here in Reno. As a kid, she feared the dentist and now she enjoys having the opportunity to experience working in the front and back office. She has grown to love and admire the vision of complete health practice and what it has to offer patients. She loves being able to communicate with patients and understand their concerns. 

Alondra enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking her fur baby, Mochi on walks. 

Christi

Lizzy

New Patient Coordinator

Lizzy’s goal is to make sure she provides the best customer service and ensures our patients have the best experience! She loves when patients leave the office feeling satisfied, knowing all their needs were met. She has worked in the dental field for 5 years and loves making people smile by creating personal relationships.

Lizzy is a social butterfly and dedicates her time to her family and friends, taking new adventures, and traveling.