Smile Rangers
Tatyana - Office Manager

Tatyana is a Registered Dental Assistant and a graduate of Sacramento State University. She will assist you with financial arrangements and scheduling and if necessary, can translate the information you need into Russian. We are delighted that she chose to work in our field and are honored that she represents our office.

Tatyana is also a Certified Dental Coder (CDC) and Certified Dental Billing Specialist (CDBS). She's a Certified fitness Instructor, and she enjoys taking Pilates, strength and weight training classes. She loves the outdoors, hiking, music and relaxing during her free time.

Irma - Treatment Coordinator & Spanish Translator

Irma will help answer any questions or concerns regarding your registration and insurance paperwork. She is responsible for scheduling and will work to find you the perfect appointment for your child. If your first language is Spanish, she will expertly assist you in giving the proper information you need to maintain the oral health of your child.

Irma comes to us after having worked in a large dental clinic and she much prefers the more intimate relationship that we maintain with our families.

Irma is married and the mother of two young children.

Karen - RDA

Karen is a Registered Dental Assistant and our chief operatory assistant. She is a talented go-to staff member in both operatory and business areas where she excels with technological skills. She was also a patient in our office from the time she was a young infant. Her son, Malachi, at four years of age, also hopes to make the transition from patient to staff. Look out, Doc! She also has an active toddler, Makaela.


Along with her good skills and experience, Melani brings such warmth and joyfulness to our office. The patients really enjoy her sincerity and attention. Doc loves her bright spirit and calm demeanor. Mel says that she finds working in children's dentistry very rewarding.

Her hobbies include painting, drawing and scrap booking. Mel has two teenage boys who keep her busy and active.

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Gold River Pediatric Dentisty would love to meet you and your family
and provide your children with the dental care they need and give them all smiles they deserve!