Meet the Staff

Family & Cosmetic Dentists in Bethlehem, PA

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Yesenia, Treatment Coordinator

Yesenia, Office Manager

I am the Office Manager, and also manage the practice's web presence. I go by Yesi in the office and I am fluent in Spanish.  I grew up in Bethlehem and went to Northampton Community College. I've been working at the front desk for over 7 years now. I live in Bethlehem Township with my husband and daughter.

 

Barbara, Billing Coordinator

I am Barbara the Billing Coordinator. I live in Lower Macungie with my husband. I have two sons, Zachary and Jonathan.

 

Tomasa, Scheduling Coordinator

I have been in the dental field for over 16 years. My dental career started in 1999 when I completed the dental assisting program at Lehigh Valley Dental Assisting Institute. I also acquired my DANB certification. I worked in orthodontic and general practices as well as in dental public health with a local hospital. Soon thereafter I moved on to dental business office management. I am the newest addition to the Bethlehem Smiles team. I look forward to meeting you!

 

Lynn, Treatment Coordinator

I am from Nazareth and have worked in the dental field for 21 years. I enjoy working at the front desk and greeting our patients with a smile. I have a knack for decorating and love to share my seasonal creations with our office at the front desk area.

 

Nilda, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I am an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. I was born and raised in Bethlehem. I am bilingual, English and Spanish. I graduated from Liberty High School and attended NCC. I have a daughter Alyssa, she is a DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy. I have known Dr. Carlis since I was 14 years old and was one of his earliest patients. I have been with this practice for 37 years.

 

Shelly, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Allentown and am a graduate of Lehigh Valley Christian HS. I attended Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting and received my certification in 2012. I later went on to pursue expanded functions training at Berks Technical Institute. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Tom, my family and my dogs Lola and Roxie.

 

 

Karla, Certified Dental Assistant

I was born and raised in Stroudsburg, PA. I attended Northampton Community College and graduated in 1987. I have been a dental assistant for almost 30 years. I am proud to be a part of the Bethlehem Smiles team and look forward to a long future here. I have 3 children and live in Stroudsburg with my husband Brian.

 

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Tara, Dental Assistant

I grew up in the Nazareth area and graduated from Nazareth Area High School.  I now reside in Plainfield Township with my husband Michael.  I Have been a dental assistant for 12 years have worked for Dr. Carlis and Dr. Parsons for 9 of those years.  Although my title is dental assistant you will more than likely see my face all around the office doing this and that.

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Patty, Dental Assistant

I am a dental assistant for Dr. Carlis and Dr. Parsons. I was born, raised and live in Bethlehem. I graduated from Liberty High School and attended The Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting. I have known Dr. Carlis my whole life, he was my first and only dentist. I have 3 beautiful daughters, Anastasia, Adriana & Kylie.

 

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Rodnie, Dental Hygienist

I grew up and went to high school in Wilmington, DE. I came to the Lehigh Valley to attend Cedar Crest College, then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania to pursue a degree in dental hygiene. I returned to Wilmington to practice, then traveled to London and back to “ The Valley” . I am proud to say that I have been working for Dr. Carlis for almost 25 years! I love working here as the patients receive quality care and consideration. I truly enjoy meeting new patients especially the wee little ones. When not working, you will find me on a yoga mat or in Australia visiting my daughter, Molly.

Michele, Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Easton and Graduated from Easton Area High School. I then attended and graduated from the dental hygiene program at Northampton Community College. I have been working with Drs. Carlis, Parsons, and Owens since 1992. I have a son, Ben.

 

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Ellen, Dental Hygienist

I am a native of the Lehigh Valley, having spent most of that time living in Allentown.  I have worked for Dr. Carlis and Dr. Parsons in both full time and part time capacities for over 30 years.  My education includes a B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from Columbia University.  I am married and have two children.

 

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Lauren, Dental Hygienist

I am a full-time dental hygienist for this practice. I graduated from Northampton Community College in 2003 and started working here in 2004. I recieved my anesthesia license in 2011. I live in Palmer Township with my husband, Ryan and our two wonderful kids, Brooklynn and Luca.

 

Sharon, Dental Hygienist

I am a full-time Dental Hygienist and have been practicing for 14 years. I am also certified in Anesthesia. I live in Breinigsville and have 3 wonderful daughters.

 

Tegra, Dental Hygienist

I am a Dental Hygienist and I graduated from Northampton Community College. I grew up in Whitehall and I am currently living in Northampton. When I am not working I love spending time with my Fiancé Adam and our daughter Bradley. I also love cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles!

 

Mary, Dental Hygienist

I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for most of my life. I have been a hygienist for over 7 years and feel very passionate about my work. I love being able to aid others in taking care of their oral health. I am happily married and have 2 wonderful daughters.

 

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