Meet Our Team
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. 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.
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
Meet Dr. Bocchi:
Dr. Samina Quidwai, DDS
Originally from Spokane, Washington, Dr. Quidwai received both her undergraduate and dental degrees from University of Washington in Seattle. She has a passion for working with underserved populations, and has participated in dental humanitarian programs in Haiti, Jamaica, rural Montana mobile vans, inner-city Seattle homeless shelters, and long-term care facilities.
When not in the office, Dr. Quidwai can be found out on the trails in Tahoe, mountain biking, skiing, or hiking with family, friends, and her two yellow Labrador retrievers.
Meet Dr. Quidwai:
Registered Dental Hygienists
Lancette graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 and would love to help you reach your goals for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime! She also works as a dental hygiene professional coach and as a continuing education speaker for dentists and dental hygienists. Lancette believes strongly in the power of prevention, the importance of complete health dentistry, and that all communities should have access to affordable dental care.
When she is not talking about teeth, she loves to spend time outdoors with her husband, two children, parents, and her siblings.
When not working, she is enjoying beautiful Tahoe which includes hiking, fishing, boating, and snowboarding.
Jessica has worked in the dental field for 8 years as a dental assistant. She was born and raised in Lodi, California, moved to Reno in 2012, and recently moved to South Lake Tahoe.
Her fun, bubbly personality coupled with her love of adventure always puts smiles on the faces of her patients.
Assistant and Recare Coordinator
Viviana graduated in dental assisting at LTCC in 2019. She has been working at Sierra Smiles as a sterilization tech since 2019 and recently moved to the front office.
In her free time she enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends.
Front Office Team
Treatment Plan Coordinator
Jen grew up in South Lake Tahoe and started her dental career as a dental assistant in 1998. She has worked in everything from administration to treatment plan coordination. She is grateful to work with such an amazing team whose passion is getting our community healthy through complete health dentistry.
She and her husband are proud parents of their son and enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, and any outdoor activity that beautiful Lake Tahoe has to offer.
Kari has lived in South Lake Tahoe for 30 years, Kari graduated the dental assisting school at LTCC in 2002. She assisted in the dental field for 15 years and now works in our front office as our appointment coordinator.
In her free time Kari enjoys swimming, hiking, art and spending time with her family.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.