Meet Our Team

We have experts in all areas of dentistry who are as passionate with our patients as they are talented in their dental procedures. We have the right team and the right work ethic to make sure you’re cared for properly from start to finish.

Belén Bobadilla
Office Manager

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Belén grew up in Guatemala until the age of 18 when she came to the United States. She attended Ferris High School and graduated with her High School Diploma. Belén also attended NewTech Vocational Skills Center for Dental Assisting. She has several years of customer service experience and loves working in dentistry. Belén aims to provide the best experience to all patients. In her free time, Belén enjoys traveling, being with her family, and reading.

Merial Chandler
Assistant Manager & Insurance Specialist

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Merial specializes in treatment plans, insurance, and coordinating care for our patients. She has attended Spokane Community College where she worked towards a Business Administration Degree. Merial chose to work in the dental field because of the exciting atmosphere and the amount of new knowledge there is to be learned each day. She is Dr. López’s second child and is celebrating her two-year anniversary with her husband, Michael. Her hobbies are photography, baking, and traveling to tropical locations.

Melina López
Patient Care Coordinator

Melina is Dr. López’s fourth child and is beginning her freshman year in High School in Fall 2022. She plans on attending Eastern Washington University after she completes High School. Melina’s favorite aspect of working in our dental office is the inviting spirit of our team. She also enjoys learning skills that will last a lifetime. In her free time, Melina loves to play the piano, read, and paint nature scenes. She dreams of going skydiving and visiting Greece one day.

Gina Liere, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Spokane, Gina graduated from EWU’s prestigious hygiene program in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has devoted her time to creating beautiful smiles and building strong relationships with her patients. She loves educating her patients on their oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to overall better health. She has been a member of the Inland Northwest Dental Hygiene Study Club where she continues to advance her knowledge. When she is not traveling throughout Ecuador, Gina enjoys jogging, reading, and spending time with her husband and four children.

Rhoda Mwangi, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Rhoda has been practicing dental hygiene for twelve years. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2010 and relocated to Texas shortly after graduating. Rhoda prioritizes each patient in her chair to make sure they feel important and receive quality care. In addition, she enjoys educating and encouraging her patients to maintain good oral health. At home, Rhoda and her family spend time swimming, reading, and visiting parks.

Lexey Adams, RDA
Dental Assistant

Lexey has lived in Spokane all of her life. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Spokane Community College in the year 2020 and has been a dental assistant for two years. Lexey loves helping people achieve their dream smile through each and every dental need. Her free time is spent with her husband, Thomas, and her two kids, Liam and Layla.

Ellie Roodhouse, RDA
Dental Assistant

Ellie grew up in North Carolina and California. She graduated from Central Valley High School and Eastern Washington University through the running start program. Ellie also completed the Dental Assisting Program through Spokane Community College. She enjoys assisting patients who are anxious about coming into the dental office. In her spare time Ellie enjoys reading, cooking, number paintings, and running. Two of her dreams are to see the Northern Lights and climb Mount Everest.

Serina Buynak, RDA
Dental Assistant

Serina grew up outside of a small town north of Spokane. She graduated high school with her Associate’s in Art from Spokane Falls Community College. She then went into the Dental Assisting program at Spokane Community College. While in that program, Serina interned at Summit Dentistry for two out of three of her clinical rotations. She strives for an optimistic office environment and good patient relations. In her spare time, you will find Serina enjoying the outdoors or watching movies with her husband. Two things on her bucket list are to go bungee jumping and skydiving.