Meet Your Pyramid Family Dental Team
We Put the Spark in Dental Care
Christopher “Chris” B. – Dental Assistant
While new to the practice, Chris is well-versed in the oral health and dental world. He has been in the dental field for over 16 years, and obtained his dental training from the Naval Academy of Sciences in San Diego, CA. He also has a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science and Russian from San Francisco State University.
Chris grew up with dental issues, and found his love of dentistry from his original childhood dentist. His favorite part of being a dental assistant is being able to help patients with dental fears have a pleasant and comfortable experience. He loves the amazing team at the practice and how each of his teammates works to provide the best dental experience to every patient.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys reading history books, going swimming, going on walks, and cooking new meals. He also loves spending quality time with his son and friends, trying new restaurants, and traveling to the beach or Hawaii.
Adrianne R. – Office Manager
Adrianne has over 20 years of experience as an Office Manager after working in healthcare as a Inpatient Admittance Supervisor. You’ll find her completing a number of different office duties, including checking patients in and out, and working through patient financial arrangements. She loves the interaction that she gets to have with people, especially when they’re leaving the office happy and more confident with their healthy smiles.
Outside of the office, Adrianne has a son and two grand-daughters who are the apple of her eye. She loves spending time with her family, going on hikes and long walks with her dog, Bella, and in general just being outdoors.
Angella R. – Care Coordinator
Angella wears a lot of different hats in our office. She is here to help you with anything that you need, from scheduling appointments to assisting with the financial factors of your treatment plan. She loves that the tight-knit bond that the office team has enables them to help each other so that every patient will have a completely smooth patient experience. She also loves that she can help patients feel safe and at ease.
Outside of work, Angella can be found outdoors, hiking and exploring.
Gwen P – Registered Dental Hygienist
Gwen has been working in the dental industry for over 40 years after graduating from USC. She is here to perform cleanings, x-rays and scans, laser dentistry, and to help educate patients on how to take care of their teeth. Her fun, energetic personality is contagious and makes her easy to be around, both by patients as well as team members.
When she’s not working or volunteering at church, Gwen likes to hike, ski, camp, travel, and cook for her friends and grandkids.
Joyce R – Registered Dental Hygienist
Joyce joined our practice after receiving her Associates degree from Colorado NW Community College, as well as her Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Institute of Technology. She’s been working in the dental industry for over 36 years. It’s her job to make sure that all of our patients are educated about their oral health and the impact it can have on their overall health. She loves connecting with her patients and making every appointment a good experience. She is also the president of the Northern Nevada Dental Hygienists’ Association (NNDHA).
Outside of work, Joyce volunteers with the Nevada Department of Wildlife. She loves hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, and most of all, spending time with her two baby grandchildren and her cockapoo, Mazie.
Karen M. – Dental Assistant
Karen joined our practice in early 2021 and has already been in the dental field for over 32 years. She also has some CNA and PRN training. You’ll find her assisting the doctor, making temporaries and doing bridge work. She enjoys making a difference in people’s lives, and loves the team atmosphere of our office.
Outside of work, Karen is a great aunt to two amazing kids. She loves spending time with them, as well as her furbabies. She also loves to go kayaking.
Kristy B. – Dental Assistant
With over four decades in dentistry, Kristy’s understanding and experience are invaluable. Prior to starting work, she attended classes at Truckee Meadows Community College. Kristy likes getting to know patients while assisting chairside, and helping them feel good about their smile. She says the team works well together, always ensuring each patient feels at ease when they come to the office. As a lifelong Nevada native, Kristy enjoys all the Silver State has to offer. She’s a proud mother of three and grandmother to seven beautiful grandchildren.