Our Staff

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May D. Jones, DA IV – Supervisor

Ms. Jones received her dental assistant training at Nellis Air Force Base and was employed at the University of Nevada – Reno (UNR) General Dentistry Residency Program beginning in 2000. After four years at this facility, Ms. Jones transferred to the University of Nevada – Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine (UNLV SDM) as a staff member of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Emergency Dental Clinic.  Ms. Jones has been a dental assistant in the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics at UNLV SDM since 2005 and its Clinic Supervisor since 2010. She is enthusiastic about her contribution to providing orthodontic care to the patients of the clinic and faculty dental practices.

Julia.jpgJulia Gatica, DA ll

Ms. Gatica is the newest addition to the clinical front office staff at the UNLV SDM. She is in charge of managing the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics front office. Her responsibilities include greeting and appointing patients, processing patient insurance claims, and receiving payments. Ms. Gatica enjoys working in the collegial atmosphere of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics.

Miguel.jpgMiguel Avila, DA II

Mr. Avila began his employment at the UNLV SDM as a dental assistant in the sterilization facility in 2006. Since 2012, he has been assigned to the dispensary which provides instruments, supplies and materials for the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, Endodontic and Screening Undergraduate Clinics, and Faculty Dental Practice. In addition to his duties in the dispensary, Mr. Avila contributes to the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics by taking cepahalometric and panoramic radiographs for the clinic. Always eager to help, Mr. Avila is appreciated for his interest in the program.

Flora.jpgFlora Edades, DA III

Ms. Edades was employed in 2004 at the UNLV Faculty Dental Practice, which preceded the opening of the dental school program. She transferred to the UNLV SDM as a dental assistant staff member in 2005. After working in several of the undergraduate clinic teams at the dental school, Ms. Edades became a member of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics clinic staff in 2006.

Mana.jpgMana Mengesha, DA I

Ms. Mengesha has been of member of the dental assistant team at the UNLV SDM since 2007. In 2009, she was assigned as the dental assistant in the sterilization area for Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, Endodontic and Screening Undergraduate Clinics, and Faculty Dental Practice.

Gina.jpgGena McCarthy, DA III

Ms. McCarthy was employed at the University of Nevada–Reno (UNR) General Dentistry Residency Program beginning in 2002. She transferred to the UNLV SDM as a dental assistant staff member in 2005. After working in several of the undergraduate clinic teams at the dental school, Ms. McCarthy became a member of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics clinic staff in 2011.