Melissa’s job at The Dental Center is to design crown, bridge, and implant restorations utilizing the latest CAD/CAM technology on the market. Starting with an impression or scan of the patient’s mouth, she creates a 3D rendering of the restoration and then mills or 3D prints it before it is finished by a ceramist. She also uses Smile Simulator software to treatment plan anterior and cosmetic cases, giving our patients a 2D visual of their smile.
Melissa came to The Dental Center with 16 years of experience in a dental laboratory and has worked with top technicians and restorative dentists in the U.S. She has had extensive training in over a dozen different CAD/CAM systems throughout her career.
“I really am passionate about what I do. Creating beautiful smiles is such a rewarding career and I’m always looking for ways to improve and enhance my artistry. I love photography, art, music, and wine but above all else, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband, Darren and I have three kids. We have a special passion for board sports such as skating, snowboarding, surfing, and longboarding. We also love cheering on the Hawks!”
“I love being around this team who shares my passion for dentistry! The Dental Center Staff truly treats each other like family.”
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”