Meet the Staff

Family & Cosmetic Dentists in Bethlehem, PA

Get to know our staff a little better!

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 graduated from 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 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.


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.




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. Although my title is dental assistant you will more than likely see my face all around the office doing this and that.


Patty, Dental Assistant

I was born, raised and live in Bethlehem.  I graduated from Liberty High School and attended The Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting. I started at Bethlehem Smiles as a patient when I was a child, and have been assisting here for over 10 years. I am married and have 3 beautiful daughters, Anastasia, Adriana & Kylie.



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 35 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 for Bethlehem Smiles since 1992. I have a son, Ben.



Ellen, Dental Hygienist

I am a native of the Lehigh Valley, having spent most of that time living in Allentown.  I have worked for Bethlehem Smiles in both full time and part time capacities for over 37 years.  My education includes a B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene from Columbia University.  I am married and have two children.



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!


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