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 and insurance coordination 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 made him a grandpa with the birth of her daughter, Emersyn. Her hobbies are cooking fresh and healthy meals, photography, 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.

Tess Hart, RDH
Dental Hygienist

Tess has enjoyed growing up in Spokane and can’t ever seem to leave because it’s always been home to her. She graduated from Mead High School with an Associates of Arts degree from Spokane Falls Community College’s running start program. Shortly after, Tess began to pursue her dreams of becoming a dental hygienist. She graduated from Eastern Washington University’s Dental with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Tess is highly devoted to educating her patients on their individual needs and makes their concerns her number one priority. Her goal is to make every patient look and feel their best. Tess aims to help her patients lead healthier lives. She enjoys attending numerous continuing education courses to keep up with the latest emerging technologies and innovations. Outside of the office, Tess is hitting the slopes on the mountain, hiking the beautiful scenery of Idaho, and spending quality time with family at the lake.

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.

Michael Chandler, RDA
Dental Assistant

Born and raised in California, Michael made the move to Spokane as a junior in high school. He graduated from the Mead School District in 2020. Michael was drawn to the dental field for the hands-on feature the office provides. He feels very accomplished when he’s able to help patients leave the office with amazing results and products. Michael has a wife and a beautiful daughter who he loves taking outdoors. During the summer, they enjoy going to the lake and spending time with extended family. Michael is planning to attend Eastern Washington University to obtain a bachelor’s degree. His dream is to graduate college, go on a trip to Hawaii with his family, and see a live World Cup soccer game.