Our Staff

At the UNLV Orthodontic Clinic at the School of Dental Medicine, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality, professional orthodontic care, creating perfect, healthy smiles that will last for years to come. While we have a talented team of doctors that provide excellent and reliable care, it’s with the support of our experienced and friendly orthodontic staff that allows our practice to create the best orthodontic experience for the families of Las Vegas, NV. Every member of team loves what they do, and they are the smiling faces that greet you when you walk into our clinic, answering any questions you have and doing everything they can to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. While having state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment technology allows us to provide you with the best orthodontic care, it’s our team that makes our clinic a welcoming and friendly environment where you can feel right at home. To learn more about the amazing people that make up our team here at the UNLV Orthodontic Clinic at the School of Dental Medicine, check out their bios below!

May Herschaft, Program Officer – Supervisor

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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.

Miguel.jpgMiguel Avila, Dental Assistant

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 cephalometric and panoramic radiographs for the clinic. Always eager to help, Mr. Avila is appreciated for his interest in the program.

Flora.jpgFlora Edades, Dental Assistant

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, Dental Assistant

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 the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, Endodontic and Screening Undergraduate Clinics, and Faculty Dental Practice.

Andrew Carpio, Dental Assistant

Noemi Bautista, Dental Assistant

Lupita Avila, Dental Assistant

Schedule A Visit & Meet Our Team!

From modern metal braces and clear braces to Invisalign and Clear Correct aligners, we have a wide range of orthodontic treatment options for you to choose from here at the UNLV Orthodontic Clinic at the School of Dental Medicine, so you can transform your smile the way you want. Our doctors and staff are ready to help you, so all you need to do is contact us to schedule your visit with us here at our local Las Vegas, NV clinic. We look forward to seeing you soon, introducing you to the team, giving you a tour around our office, and starting you on the path to a healthy, brilliant smile that you can enjoy for the rest of your life!