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

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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. Robert Vong

Dr. Amy Nygren, DMD

Dr. Nygren worked as a chemist before realizing she needed a career with more personal interaction. She says “Dentistry is the perfect combination of art, science, and health; all the subjects I love!” She enjoys meeting new faces every day, building relationships with her patients, and helping them become more confident, pain-free, and healthy. Her goal is for patients to love their smiles and enjoy coming to their dental appointments.

Dr. Nygren was born and raised in Fallon, NV, where her family has been ranching and farming for four generations. She received a BS in Chemistry from UNR and attended dental school at UNLV where she fell in love with dentistry: the research, technology, and fun gadgets that make her career continually progressive and exciting.

You can find Dr. Nygren attending plays, musicals, festivals, concerts, and sporting events. She loves traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures. She hopes that her future includes volunteering and using her dental skills in overseas mission trips.

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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.

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Dr. Mariangela Verano

Dr. Mariangela Verano

Dr. Mariangela Verano was born and raised in Southern California.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from UCLA.  She was actively involved in the Pre-Dental club and volunteered at the Venice Dental Clinic.  She attended Dental School at the University of California, San Francisco and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She continued her education at UCSF by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.

Dr. Verano has been practicing dentistry for nearly 24 years since then and 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. Dr. Verano is dedicated to her profession and attends many continuing education lectures to hone her skills and keep up with the latest techniques in the dental industry.  Dr. Verano has been actively using Cerec for the past 18 years making crowns, onlays and inlays. Dr. Verano is fluent in Spanish.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Leadership Team

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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.

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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

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Michelle

Billing Manager

Michelle has been in dental for almost 20 years and works as the billing manager for the billing team that covers all 3 of the Sierra Smiles practices. She loves how all of the Sierra Smiles team members go above and beyond to make sure that everyone from the patients to other team members have the best experience.

When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken, and spending time with their blended family of 3 children and two grandchildren.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.