Charissa Crandall, Lead Clinical Coach
Charissa is the Lead Clinical Coach at BDG, Charissa was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated in 2008.
Charissa started at BDG in 2009 at our Boston Dental location in Sumerlin. She started there as a back office assistant and then later became Boston’s Lead Dental Assistant. Since then she was promoted in June 2015 as the Clinical Coach Lead, she handles all orders and budget control, and also ensures the Clinical Coaches are properly trained.
Charissa excels on the clinical side and oversees three other clinical coaches in different regions along with OSHA infection Control.
Petra Dotson, Clinical Coach
Petra started with BDG in 2010 as the lead dental assistant for BDG’s largest office, Aliante Dental. She then transferred to Happy Dental as the lead dental assistant in 2014.
Petra is a graduate of BDG’s Management 101 “alpha class” which she completed finished in June 2015. After management she was promoted to clinical coach for five offices including; Aliante Dental, Happy Dental, Durango Dental, Affordable Dental II and Boston Dental.
Petra started her career in dentistry in oversees in Germany. While in school she worked as a dental assistant for three years. She graduated and was getting ready to go to hygiene school, but met her husband and instead they traveled the world. The happy couple settled in Las Vegas 17 years ago where they raised their two children.
Sandra Carrillo, Clinical Coach
Born in Jalisco , Mexico, Sandra moved to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of 4. She has been in the dental field since 2006 and with BDG since 2008.
Sandra started as a general dental assistant, but has learned to assist various specialties including Pedodontics, Oral Surgery, and Periodontics.
Sandra was recently promoted to a clinical coach in September of 2015. She is a mother of 2 beautiful children and enjoys spending time with her family.
Ariana Loera, OSHA/Infection Control Safety Officer
Initially from Durango Mexico, Ariana moved to Las Vegas at the age 11. Ariana worked as a dental assistant for 3 years prior to coming to BDG. Her sister was instrumental in training Ariana to be one of BDG top dental assistants. She is very proud of her dental assisting skills and loves caring for her patients.
Ariana has been with BDG since 2011 and became lead assistant after only a year with the company. She has since moved on to be a clinical coach for past 2 years and is now transitioning into OSHA/Infection control safety officer.
Ariana loves her team and loves camping at Zion with her family. In her free time she spends having date nights with her husband.
Mariana Vinaja, Clinical Implementation Coach
Born in Cuauhtemoc Durango, Mexico, Mariana came to the US in 1978.
She moved from San Fernando Valley to Las Vegas in 1991 and started as Dental Assistant in April of 1985. Mariana attended San Fernando Mission College and I has over 30 years of experience in the dental field.
Mariana began her career with BDG almost 4 years ago and she was promoted to Clinical Coach, then to Clinical Implementation coach.
Also she graduated from BDG’s Management 101 “alpha class” which she completed in June 2015.
Mariana loves to educate patients on the necessary needs of patient care and any kind of treatment they may need. She loves working with new dentists and helping nurture them.
Mariana being married for 31 years and has 4 kids and 5 grand-kids. She loves to help the offices develop the positive & potential in them, by hosting Mastermind groups monthly.
In her spare time she loves reading books and spending time with her family especially her grand kids.
“I’m also very grateful to work for one of the best companies in Las Vegas, Boston Dental Group.”