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.

Emily Lopez

Hygiene Coordinator

Emily was born in San Diego, CA and has worked in the dental industry since 2005.  Emily is trained and has experience assisting patients both chair-side and in the front office including insurance verification and scheduling re-care appointments.  Emily enjoys dentistry because “With every patient there is the opportunity to change the way they feel about coming to the dentist by creating a fun and inviting environment.”  In her free time Emily loves going to the beach, camping, riding quads and traveling but most of all she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

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.

Laura Melidona

Dental Assistant

Laura is a former United States Army Veteran, originally from California.  She loves traveling with her husband and their 10 year old daughter.  Laura joined our team early 2019, she is a dedicated dental assistant who has a passion for dentistry and a great personality.  She has lived in Las Vegas for almost 3 years.

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.

Grace Adams

Registered Dental Hygienist

Grace graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of Pittsburgh and practiced in North Carolina and California before moving to Las Vegas in 1978.  We have been lucky to have Grace as a part of our team since 1997!  Grace feels the same way about our office as she says, “The staff are enjoyable to work with because they respect and help one another.  I am grateful to be here.”  Away from the office, Grace counts gardening, baking and hiking as her favorite activities.  Grace often brings in homemade jam and baked goods to the detriment of our waistlines!

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.

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.

Danielle Wonders

Registered Dental Hygienist

Danielle is a graduate of Dental Hygiene program at College of Southern Nevada and has over 10 years clinical experience.  Danielle is also Laser certified and continues her education in Periodontal Therapy and Implant Health.  She says her favorite part of her job is helping her patients work through their dental anxiety.  Danielle is a native to Las Vegas and enjoys spending her free time outdoors with family and friends.  Welcome Danielle!