Helena Loranca, RDAEF2
Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Function
Helena is a passionate Registered Dental Assistant who enjoys working with children and the elderly. She has over 14 years of experience in the Dental field.
She started her Dental career in an Endodontic Dental office. She received her Registered Dental Assistant and other certifications. She continues her work with Dr. Westfall’s office specializing with Pedo patients.
Helena feels fortunate to have been one of the First team members for Dr Westfall at The Smile Shop. She is one of the team members who works alongside Dr. Westfall on the El Dorado Mobile Dental Van that travels to schools in the area to help local children with their oral health, upkeep & educate at an early age the importance of oral hygiene.
She truly enjoys her work and goes above & beyond to ensure patient comfort. She views each child as if they were one of her own and makes sure they have an enjoyable experience.
Christina Castillo, RDA
Registered Dental Assistant
Christina Castillo is a Registered Dental Assistance who has been assisting since 2016. She earned her Medical Assisting Terminology Certificate at Lake Tahoe Community College. She also earned her Dental Assistant Certificates through the Dental assisting program at Lake Tahoe Community College. She plans to continue her education in Dentistry by studying for Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions (RDAEF2) or possibly becoming a Hygienist.
She is a strong believer in life is what you make it. Strive to become a better version of yourself. Help others in need if you can. Live your best life.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” – Oscar Wilde
Insurance and Billing Specialist
Jeanna was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. She moved to Los Angeles to finish college where she earned a degree from the University of Southern California in Graphic Design. During college she worked in two animation studios; Rugrats and Nickelodeon, returning then to Tahoe.
She has a playful personality and has a distinct contagious laugh. She refers everyone as “Honey”. She is a reliable hard worker and handles all our billing in our office. She enjoys reading and comedy in her down time.
Iris Gonzalez, CDA
Front Office Receptionist & Appointment Specialist
Iris has been the receptionist at The Smile Shop since 2017. She is your go to, for appointments, questions or concerns and is bilingual in both Spanish & English.