Meet the Team at Children’s Dentistry
CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY MISSION STATEMENT: To passionately provide quality dental care, compassionate behavioral management services and unmatched customer service to our patients and parents. To give of ourselves daily with open hearts to each other and the children of our community, empowering and uplifting them and their oral health care services.
Yanet Sanchez – Office Manager
I was born and raised in Wenatchee. I the area and have been in dentistry for 13 years, 11 of those at Children’s Dentistry, 2 in adult dentistry. I love being a part of an office that has been a part of my beautiful valley for more than 20 years now! I came to Children’s Dentistry as a child and getting to work with a wonderful staff and the best dentists I know make me proud to come into work every day. Being at Children’s Dentistry for more than a decade has helped me establish wonderful relationships with patients and families, although it does break my heart to see the little ones grow up and start driving or go to college!
Outside of the office, I enjoy family time more than anything. During my spare time, I love searching for fun local events to help our community. Arts and crafts are never out of style. I am always up for a fun adventure like skydiving, scuba diving, riding four-wheelers, hikes…..you name it!
Besides, my husband and a little one on the way, I have a 1-year-old German Shepard named Kapo and two budgies (birds) named Bonnie and Clyde.
I look forward to meeting you and your children and assisting you to have a wonderful experience at Children’s Dentistry!
Sonia Mojica – Administrative Assistant
What I enjoy most about working at Children’s Dentistry is that I love being the first smile the patients see when they walk through the door. I get to set the tone for the whole appointment with my warm welcome! I also love the multi-tasking aspect of my position. There is something new every day. I have been in dentistry for 3 years and I still love learning everything I can to help make the day easier for my team-mates. There is never a dull moment and my day just seems to fly by!
I’m also a happily married mother of three boys. I love spending time with my family, going on walks and as a special treat, getting my nails done!
The next time you walk through the door at Children’s Dentistry, look for me!
Raelene Taylor – Administrative Assistant
This is my first year in dentistry. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by the positive, uplifting team at Children’s Dentistry. I love everyone’s positive attitudes and their willingness to have each other’s backs! Every morning I am excited to come to work. Of course, the children I get to visit with every day are an added bonus! Their silly personalities and smiles make my heart feel very full!
Outside of the office, I love taking walks with my boyfriend and our two fur babies. Spending time with them is at the top of my list! I also enjoy watching movies, knitting, reading and taking road trips.
I’m looking forward to assisting you with your scheduling needs when you bring your children in for their next appointment!
Britney Cabrera – Restorative Dental Hygienist
As a registered dental hygienist and a mother of four, 2 boys and two and two girls, I know the importance education plays in raising cavity free kids! I have been in the dental field for 9 years now and I enjoy being able to bring smiles to children’s faces every day! I also enjoy restoring smiles and giving children and teens a fresh start through positive reinforcement, education and partnering with parents to develop a home hygiene plan tailored to their child. I love working at Children’s Dentistry because I have the opportunity to bring fresh, healthy smiles to children every day! I studied at Wenatchee Valley College and earned my dental hygiene degree from Yakima Valley Community College. My family and I enjoy playing outside, coaching and playing soccer. We also enjoy movie nights at home and roasting marshmellows by the campfire. Honestly, anything with my husband and children makes me happy!
Lisa St. Clair – Clinical Lead
I have been working in the field of dentistry for 19 years. I can honestly say that each day has been a joy. I love being silly with my kids. I love making them smile. Whether it’s asking them if they brought me a pickle, or a cup of coffee, just to see that look of surprise on their faces and break the tension it’s what I do best! I love being able to teach a parent and child about what’s going on in their mouth starting at a young age and watch them take that education and grow into young adulthood. It gives me great pride to see “my kids” grow up cavity free! Outside of the office I like to read a good mystery, golf and visit with family. There is something magical about seeing a patient who is nervous for their first visit and hear them tell their parent at the end of their appointment that they don’t want to leave. In my heart then I know I’ve done my job well.
Ana Garibay – Registered Dental Assistant
When asked what I love about my job, I say everything, but mostly our patients! To hear them say how much they look forward to coming to their appointments is music to my ears! I have been in children’s dentistry for 16 years so the experience I offer our patients and parents is vast. I am bilingual and especially enjoy making all patients feel right at home in our office regardless of the language they speak. Becoming a dental assistant was the best occupational choice ever! It is so rewarding, on a daily basis! Family time is definitely number one for me. I also love to hike, take walks at the park and be my children’s number one cheerleader in all that they do!
Stephanie Sproul – Registered Dental Assistant
I have worked both in children’s dentistry and in orthodontics for the last 6 years so I have a varied background of education and information to offer my patients. I love being able to make a difference in someone’s smile. I like laughing and joking and helping our patients feel comfortable and at ease with dentistry. A child that is relaxed is a child that will easily cooperate with dental treatment. Outside of the office I love the sunshine! I have two children. We fish and swim as often as we can. I’m a huge football fan. I love watching my son play. The Seahawks are our favorite team. We love going to games as well as watching our local Wenatchee high school team!
Laura Guerrero – Registered Dental Assitant
I’m the one of the newer team members. I have been in dentistry for one year and I love it! I learn everyday from my team mates and the kids that I work with. They are so fun! I have one son, Jeremias. He is my special boy. I love working the children! It’s a very rewarding feeling to be able to be a part of making every child’s dental experience so great! When your patient’s face light up because they’re excited for their appointment it is really a wonderful feeling! Outside of the office I like spending time with my family as much as possible in my free time. I also do community outreach for the office. I enjoy being a part of our great community and setting up events where we are able to give back to the kids in our area. We are involved in many activities throughout the year outside office where we are supporting local youth and events such as sport teams, fairs, the YMCA and school activities. Our office makes it a priority to support the children that allow us to do what we do!
Samantha Blackburn – Registered Dental Assistant
I have been working in dentistry for over a year now and I love working with an amazing team that cares for every patient that walks through our doors. I am passionate about teaching children healthy oral habits they can carry with them as they continue to grow. I love seeing children get excited to come see us because it shows me how well we do in making their visit to the dentist fun and comfortable!
Outside of work, I enjoy crafting projects, cooking and baking and spending time with my husband of ten years and my two amazing children Chloe and Chase.
Fun Fact: Sam grew up in this office as one of our patients!
Erika Leon – Registered Dental Assistant
Erika recently attended Central Washington School of Dental Assisting, where she became a Registered Dental Assistant. She is excited to be a part of the team and Children’s Dentistry family, where her boys have been treated for many years. Erika enjoys serving the community of Wenatchee and working with the staff who, support her being new in the field. She feels privileged to be working with and educating children about their dental health. When Erika is not working she is a busy mom of 3 boys who are passionate for soccer so they spend a lot of time traveling over the weekends to tournaments and games in the great state of Washington.
Darci Paquette – Registered Dental Assistant
I love working at Children’s Dentistry in Wenatchee. The best part is the interaction with the kids. Kids are so much fun, playful and say the funniest things. They make me smile.I have worked in dentistry for over 12 years and my goal every day is to create a positive dental experience. I get the most satisfaction out of helping those with dental anxiety through their treatment. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons going boating, camping and mushroom picking. Other hobbies include reading, traveling, baking and basking in the sun.
Kayla Flores – Sedation Administration / Sterilization Administration
I am new to the field of dentistry and it’s great! I love working with the kids. Being in a profession that makes kids smile is the greatest gift. My mom is a pediatric nurse, so I have always grown up with the view of how special children are and the joy they bring to an adult’s place of work. This is why Children’s Dentistry is the most perfect place for me. It runs in my blood!
My favorite thing to do outside of work is to read fantasy fiction books and watch movies of any genre. I love diving into these art forms mentally and visually. Learning has always been a passion of mine. Being organized, accepting new challenges face on and always moving forward is my motto. My husband and my mother are my favorite people. I believe in seeing the good in everyone and always have a smile on my face.
I hope to have the opportunity to make a positive difference at your child’s dental appointment!
Olivia Schroeder – Social Media Coordinator
I have been working in dentistry for 3 years and what I love about my job is seeing the joy on children’s faces and their happiness when they get to ring the cavity-free bell. I love Children’s Dentistry of Wenatchee and the community we serve, and I couldn’t be happier to work here. Outside of the office, I enjoy working out, painting and being outdoors.
Dr. Mark Bottorff
Dr. Mark is a highly skilled, credentialed office based anesthesiologist. His area of expertise is general anesthesia of children under 8 years of age. He has been practicing successfully in this field for over 25 years and working with Dr. Cara and her patients for 7 years. Dr. Mark recognizes that General Anesthesia is a team decision and believes in involving parents in the process by having them with their child while they are in the process of going to sleep. This way, there is no separation anxiety. Dr. Mark, Dr. Cara and the General Anesthesia Team at Children’s Dentistry want you and your child’s visit as smooth and stress free as possible.
I’ve worked in dentistry since the beginning of time! I give tooth care tips to all of my friends and spread fairy magic all throughout the land. I love to dance and do the “fairy pokie” whenever someone loses a tooth. It’s my favorite dance! Outside of giving tooth tips, I enjoy spending time with unicorns. The dentist has said I need a crown and I couldn’t agree more.
Schroeder Bear and the Children’s Dentistry SmileBugg
Schroeder the Brushing Bear is a huggable, lovable bear who reminds you to brush and floss every day. He is always happy and loves to dance, especially to brushing songs. Schroeder Bear thinks you are never too young or too old to get a great, big bear hug! You might see him around town giving hugs and high fives to children and adults of all ages. The SmileBugg is the #1 ambassador of fun and smiles at Wenatchee Children’s Dentistry! The SmileBugg is always on patrol for smiles, spreading cheer wherever it goes. It reminds us to keep a happy attitude by spreading smiles, joy, and laughter wherever you go. When you see the SmileBugg’s colorful, sparkling smile be sure to wave, say “hello!”