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Meet the Team

Friendly, Knowledgeable, Always
Here to Help

Our exceptionally talented and friendly staff is our greatest asset. This passionate team has high standards of quality and integrity, and they strive to achieve the best results for our family of patients. We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and maintaining open patient communication. All staff members are capable and eager to answer any questions you have about dentistry in general or your individual treatment plan.

To view staff bios, hover and click on the staff member’s name.


Shelly joined Dr Gillis’ staff in February of 2009 and enjoys meeting all the patients as they walk through the door. Her customer service and banking background has helped her move right in to her role. She will help you coordinate your appointments, as well as assist you with financial arrangements and questions on your insurance.


Since 1989, Julie has served as a treatment assistant for Dr. Gillis. If you have questions about your treatment, insurance, or any aspect of your dental care, let Julie know. Because of her extensive dental background and caring nature, you will find her very helpful. Julie works with Dr. Gillis during treatment to make your visit efficient and comfortable.


Karen joined the office in 2002 as a treatment assistant. She uses her dental experiences and training to make dental treatment as comfortable and smooth as possible. Because she really cares about all of our patients, she works to make them feel welcome and relaxed while they are here. Karen can answer your questions about treatment options, insurance, or financial arrangements.


Regina came to Dr. Gillis’ office in May 2005, and her background in customer service has allowed her to quickly grow into the position of treatment assistant. She enjoys developing relationships with patients and finding ways to meet their individual needs. Regina looks forward to helping you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visits, and answering questions concerning dental care.


For more than 23 years, Diane has worked as a dental hygienist; she has served on Dr. Gillis’ staff since 1998. She will take the time to explain your dental treatment, as well as the benefits of having healthy teeth and gums. Diane provides thorough periodontal care and excels at keeping our patients relaxed during treatment.


Melanie joined Dr. Gillis’ team in August 2005 and continues to enjoy meeting new patients. Developing ongoing relationships and caring for each patient’s concerns is very important to Melanie. She strives to be gentle, thorough, and understanding of your concerns. Melanie wants to help patients enjoy years of excellent dental health.


Malena joined our team in the spring of 2016. As a hygienist, Malena feels that she can have a great impact on her patient’s health through gentle, yet thorough treatment and patient education. She is especially excited about the increased awareness of the links between dental health and overall general health, and wants to help her patients improve and maintain their health throughout their lifetime.


Russ has been with our office since 1989 taking care of the business side of the practice. He handles our accounting, marketing, human resources, and information systems. Russ makes sure your financial transactions with our office are accurate and efficient and is happy to answer questions about insurance or your account.