The Team

Liliana Avila

Office Manager

Liliana is from Santa Barbara, CA and has been in the dental field since relocating to Las Vegas in 2002.  “Over the years I have come to truly appreciate the change we can make in someone’s life through dentistry.  I enjoy interacting with our patients knowing we strive to provide them with great oral health.”  Lili enjoys cooking and spending quality time with her husband and two kids.  When she does have some free time Lili likes sketching and drawing.

Karen Vinces

Back Office Supervisor and Dental Assistant

Karen received her Dental Assisting Certificate and Radiology Certificate from the College of Southern Nevada in 2010.  She was attracted to dentistry for the opportunity to help people and loves to make patients feel comfortable and appreciated.  Karen says, “I am proud of being part of a team that is committed to their patients, continuing education and keeping up with advancing technology.”  In her spare time, Karen loves spending time with her daughter and husband, enjoys music, dancing, movies and cooking!  A native of Ecuador, Karen also loves to travel, meet new people and is fluent in English and Spanish.  Karen has been with us since 2012.

Jennifer Poser

Dental Assistant

Jennifer is a Las Vegas native and is currently attending College of Southern Nevada pursuing a degree in Biology.  She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and welcomes our patients with her huge, beautiful smile!  Away from the office, Jennifer is a freelance photographer who enjoys all kinds of artistic activities and is an avid hiker.  Jennifer is also fluent in Spanish.

Bridget Maynor

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bridget is also a native Las Vegan and has worked in the dental field for over 10 years and as a RDH for the last seven years.  “I take pride in being compassionate and thorough; making sure each patients’ individual needs are met to achieve overall oral health.”  Bridget loves sports and especially likes to golf. Mostly she feels blessed and keeps busy with her husband and their four young daughters who are 8, 6, 4, and 1 years of age.  Bridget has been with us since 2010.

Shuyan Fu

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shuyan graduated from college in Shanghai, China where she studied Physics.  She is Chinese-American and has resided in the United States for 25 years, with 23 of those years here in Las Vegas.  In 2000, Shuyan graduated from the College of Southern Nevada hygiene program and has practiced as an RDH ever since.  Shuyan loves her career in hygiene saying,”I am very gentle and kind and look forward to meeting new people.”  Shuyan is fluent in English, Mandarin and some additional Chinese dialects.  She enjoys gardening, traveling and cooking Chinese food – her pot-stickers are an office party favorite!  Shuyan has been with us since 2009.

Monica Ruggiano

Registered Dental Hygienist

We are delighted to welcome Monica Ruggiano RDH to our team and to Las Vegas.  Monica and her fiance relocated to Las Vegas from Florida.  She is a Ft. Lauderdale native and her fiance is from Miami.  Monica has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 8 years, she shares the same passion for dental health as all of us, we are truly lucky to have her join our team.

“We love nature and being outdoors. Photography is a passion. We love all sports and are avid fans of all Miami teams.”

Erika Murrieta

Registered Dental Hygienist

Erika is happily married with two kids, a 13 year old daughter and 7 year old son. She has been in the dental field for 15+ years, as a receptionist, treatment coordinator and office administrator. Erika graduated from CSN – Dental Hygiene Program in 2006 and has been practicing since. She shares the same passion for dentistry as Dr. Spelman and the rest of our team.

Raime Cendoma

Registered Dental Hygienist

Raime graduated from the CSN Hygiene Dental Program in 2008.  She has been a part of our Willow Springs Dental family for 10 years.  Raime is a proud mom of 2 boys, she’s got an amazing sense of humor and loves sharing with her patients that one of the best things about being a mom is letting the boys dress up as superheroes just to go to the grocery store.   She currently resides in Birmingham, AL.  Since most of her family and friends reside here in Las Vegas and due to a high demand for her, she comes in to work for us 2 weeks at a time every few months.  We truly enjoy having her as part of our dental family.