Meet the Team

All of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free dental experience. 

Melissa – Office Manager

I was born and raised right here in Reno, Nevada, and I love calling Reno home! I have been married for 13 years to my amazing husband, Daryl, and we have a daughter, Amelia, and a son, Dawson. I am a certified Dental Assistant, graduating from the TMCC Dental Assistant program in 2004. After 5 years I transitioned to the administration side of dentistry, which is a better fit for me.

What I love most about dentistry is the ability to help people smile again! I enjoy interacting and connecting with the patients and creating lifelong relationships. I enjoy a simple life, being active, and spending time with family and friends. I am passionate about the relationships I keep, and aDentistry encourages a life outside the office in order to facilitate those. The doctors are family people, allowing team members to put their own family first. I truly enjoy working with such a great group of like-minded people who have become family. I love that our halls are filled with laughter on a daily basis! Life is more fun with A Dentistry!

Elizabeth – Scheduling & Treatment Coordinator

I am a scheduling and treatment coordinator. I am definitely a people person and love to connect with patients. A patients experience begins and ends with me at the front desk and I strive to make it an extremely pleasant one – from check in to check out.

I have a beautiful teenage daughter in high school and we live with my longtime boyfriend. I am originally from North Carolina and have been in the Reno/Sparks area since 2003. My family and I love trying new restaurants and just exploring all that the Reno/Sparks area has to offer. It’s such a beautiful place to live – the mountains are so close, there are lots of fantastic outdoor events, and we experience all 4 seasons.

I love the A Dentistry team. It’s so rewarding to watch patients improve their smiles – from cleanings to implants, it all happens here. We pride ourselves on being down to earth and genuinely helpful, nice and friendly. We sincerely care about our patients and will go above and beyond to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful. I love the feel of the office vibe and I know our patients do too.

Natasha – Dental Hygienist

The most favorite part of my profession are the patients! I enjoy meeting new people and it makes me happy to ease the anxieties of someone who may be nervous being at the dental office. 

I believe in educating patients about their oral health, instead of scolding or lecturing. Over the years I have formed bonds with many of my patients and it feels an honor to be recognized as a caregiver they trust. 

In my free time I love to spend time with my puppy Roxie, my passion is cooking and being with my family. I enjoy puzzles and spending time outdoors. 

Vickie – Dental Hygienist (Retired)

My duties include comprehensive dental care for my patients, from scaling teeth to educating my patients on how to achieve and maintain overall health. I’ve worked in the dental field for 37 years and enjoy helping people feel better by improving their health and smiles. I have learned so many things from my patients who have helped me to become a better person and health care provider. Our team makes going to work fabulous every day. The attitude of any office always starts at the top; so, cheers to Dr. Amaral and Dr Nick!

I am originally from Los Angeles and have lived in Washoe Valley since 1994. It’s a wonderful place to live and work. My husband, Ron, and I have been married for 35 years. Our daughter, Katie, and her husband, Nick, have a daughter Maggie May and son Nicholas. We are fortunate to have my mother, Dorothy, and my mother-in-law, Ethel, residing with us. For over 15 years I have worked on the Ricky Woodring Memorial Fund in memory of our son who passed away in a car accident at the age of 17. It’s been an honor to help students in our community as a tribute to our son.

Cindy – Dental Hygienist (Retired)

As a Dental Hygienist, helping to create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles is my professional passion. I look forward to meeting with each patient to hear about the progress in their journey as we work together to reach their goals. It is important to me that my patients are comfortable and feel they can voice any concerns they might have about their progress. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and it has been exciting to continue to learn and share the advancements in dental care for over 30 years with my patients. I want to ensure that my patients know they are cared for while they are in my dental chair.

The interaction with so many amazing patients has also enriched my life. They are a wealth of information and experiences. On my off time, my husband and I enjoy exploring the beauty of Sierra Nevada.

At A Dentistry I am grateful to work with professionals committed to providing the most advanced, skilled and knowledgeable technology in dentistry. Together we can achieve enhanced dental health and give you a sparkling smile./p>

Yun – Dental Assistant (Retired)

My career as a certified dental assistant began in 1991 when I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at TMCC. Since then, there have been many fantastic changes in the world of dentistry. I wonder what new materials and how technologies will change the future of patient care. I love hands-on work and learning about new and improved materials. As an experienced chair-side dental assistant, it is my goal to create a friendly and comfortable visit for each patient during their dental appointment.

I enjoy meeting new and returning patients, and helping them achieve their goal of improving their smile. I am happy to be a part of the great dental care team of Drs. Amaral and Nick whose goal is to keep all visiting patients as comfortable as possible while constantly striving to deliver the best care.

I was born in South Korea and came to the USA in 1974. I moved to Reno in 1982 and throughout all these years I’ve seen many wonderful changes and growth in the Reno-Sparks area. I like occasional walks around the beautiful Lake Tahoe trails. I love going to movies. I enjoy cooking no matter how hard it is when my family gets together, just watching them eat home cooking is very rewarding.

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Read what our patients say…

“The consultation, care & treatment I receive at a.Dentistry from Dr. Nick, Dr. Amaral and their staff has been nothing but exceptional. The exemplary commitment that Dr. Amaral and Dr. Nick have for their profession is clearly evident from the way they keep their practice to the way they treat their patients, and everything in between.”

~Travis C

“I can’t tell you enough what Melissa & Nick have done for me in overcoming my severe dental anxiety. I was the girl that avoided the dentist for 10 years because of a traumatic childhood experience. They have completely earned my trust and let me believe in my dental health again. If you are hesitant don’t be just go and you will see what I am talking about!”
~ Nikita P

” I have always hated going to the dentist and it’s not that I “like” going now, but without a doubt Dr. Nicholas Anastassatos is the best. I have been going to his office for the past few years and can’t tell you how pleased I have been with his staff and him as a dentist. Extremely caring and professional!!”

Andy C

“I would highly recommend A Dentistry! They have taken such good care of me and always have my best interests in mind. Everyone is fun and friendly”

Todd K

“Dr. Amaral & Dr. Nick are by far the most caring and  educated dentists ever! They always go beyond their call of duty for their patients! I have been with them from the start & would never go anywhere else for dental care!! Their staff is very helpful and very pleasant! I am their patient for life!!”

Julia M