Dental Staff

All professionals at Dr. Eric C. Dean, DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Eric C. Dean

    After graduating from Reed High School, I received a bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. In 1997, I graduated from Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska. Creighton was my first choice because of their strong testing scores and their lack of specialty programs. I noticed that schools with specialty programs like endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery would leave fewer opportunities to learn all the disciplines of dentistry.

    I have been practicing in the same location since 1999 and I'm proud to call Northern Nevada my home with my wife and two children. When not in the office, I enjoy the outdoors of our beautiful state.

    I am a member of:

    • The American Dental Association
    • The Nevada Dental Association
    • Northern Nevada Dental Society

    My way of supporting the community is through pro bono dentistry with the Adopt-A-Vet Dental program and the Healthy Smile Healthy Child program.

  • Traci
    Office Manager

    As our Office Manager, I am here to help our patients with checking in and out, scheduling, treatment planning, and discussing financial options. Our office has a fun atmosphere that I am so happy to be part of! Our patients are the best and I love the interaction I have with them. Dr. Dean loves dentistry and it shows through his calm demeanor and in the attitudes of his entire staff.

    During my time off, I love spending time with my amazing family. We love all water and snow sports and a lot of camping too!

  • Jacqueline
    Dental Assistant

    My name is Jacqueline but most people call me Jacque. I moved to Northern Nevada when I was in 3rd grade. I graduated top of my class from TMCC's Dental Assisting Program in 2015 and have been working for Dr. Dean ever since. I enjoy being a dental assistant because it's nice to be able to help patients out of pain or ease their dental anxiety. In my spare time, my husband and I like to hike so I can practice photography. My other hobbies include archery and drawing, and I'm also a proud fur parent of a Bengal cat and a big, sweet pup named Rusty.

  • Julie
    Dental Hygienist

    I am a Nevada native and graduated from Reed High School. After graduating University of Kansas on a swimming scholarship with a bachelor's degree in Community Health Education, I earned my associate's degree in Dental Hygiene in 2002. I've worked as a registered dental hygienist in the Reno/Sparks area for the last 20 years, the last 2 years with Dr. Dean. I feel so fortunate to call this my home! Dr. Dean and the entire team are very caring and welcoming creating an environment that truly feels like home. I enjoy building lasting relationships with patients while educating them on oral health and the connection to total body health.

    I am married and have two amazing kids! We stay busy with many sports including baseball, basketball, and dance. I enjoy going to the gym and swimming.

  • Shelly
    Dental Hygienist

    My name is Rochelle but most people call me Shelly. I moved to the Reno area with my family as a small child and absolutely love the Reno/Sparks area. I graduated from the TMCC Dental Hygiene program in 2011 and have worked with Dr. Dean since 2016. I have always been a 'tooth' person and enjoy being able to help people maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. My twin boys and little girl are my pride and joy. We love to go camping in the summer and spend time outdoors. I am very thankful to be a part of such a lovely family practice and enjoy getting to know all the amazing patients!

  • Elizabeth
    Dental Hygienist

    Hello. My name is Elizabeth. I have been in dentistry since 2011, first as a dental assistant before graduating from TMCC's Dental Hygiene program in 2020. I am very passionate about dentistry because I love to educate people on oral health and how it relates to overall health. I enjoy getting to know patients and making everyone comfortable. I am very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful dental practice.

    I have lived in the Reno/Sparks area for 15 years. I love spending time with my husband and my two boys. We especially enjoy camping and vacationing.

  • Stephanie
    Insurance Coordinator

    I have been working in dentistry for 15 years and have been with Dr. Dean's practice since 2019. I handle the practice's insurance needs, explain treatment plans, financial transactions, and other administration.

    I graduated from UNR and love being in Reno near family. As an empty-nester, I have time to enjoy Pilates, biking, and spending time near Lake Tahoe.

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