Melinda – Treatment Coordinator
I grew-up in Wyoming, but was never fond of the cold winters, so I moved to California as soon as I graduated high school. After a few years of playing around, I stumbled upon the world of dentistry and enrolled in a dental assisting program. I graduated from Concord Career College with a Certificate in Dental Assisting in 1998 – so I have been in this field for a while! I have lived in Las Vegas since 2000 and have worked as both a chair-side and administrative dental assistant. I have been blessed with one beautiful daughter and two adorable chihuahuas. At age 35, I decided to go back to school to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I loved it so much that I am now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Sara – Administrative Coordinator
I was born in Salt Lake City, UT, but was raised and have been living in Las Vegas, NV for the last 24 years. I graduated from Centennial High School in 2007 and received an Associates of Science Degree in 2013. I also served 6 years in the Army National Guard as a geospatial engineer and human resource specialist. I spend most of my time with my two beautiful daughters. When I am not playing referee or cooking, I would consider myself to be quite an athletic gal. In fact, I am more of a “tomboy”. I enjoy playing sports, going to the gym, hiking, camping, and going out on the lake. I began my journey at Dr. Blasco’s in February 2016 and have loved every bit of it. It is such an incredible atmosphere and a wonderful team to be a part of. I am truly blessed!
Ana – Dental Assistant
I was born in Bolivia, spent part of my childhood in Brazil, and then moved to the United States when I was a junior in high school. After graduating from Bonanza High School in 2002, I tried various jobs and found that I needed and wanted a job that allowed me to use my hands and would keep me constantly busy. I have been working as a dental assistant for the last eleven years and have been with Dr. Blasco for the last two. I enjoy my work and take pleasure in the challenges that come with my career. I hope to further my education and in the future study dental hygiene. In my spare time, I love to knit, try different culinary recipes and create beautiful custom cakes for family and friends. I am very passionate about music and can’t go a day without listening to my favorite tunes.
Seth – Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Las Vegas – making me one of the few natives remaining in this city! I even stayed here for college and graduated from UNLV in 2015 with a degree in Biology. My next step – Dental School! I am extremely excited to take all that I have learned about dentistry and turn it into my career. Meeting the needs of patients both new and old and helping this practice grow is challenging and exciting – and something I embrace each day. I enjoy spending time with friends, exploring new places, playing acoustic guitar and riding my motorcycle.
Megan – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have twenty years of experience in the dental industry, with eleven of those years as a dental hygienist. I pride myself in having the unique ability to make personal connections, meet patient needs and exceed their expectations. My years of experience are in general dentistry, pediatric dental care, and orthodontics, enable me to provide customized care to patients of all ages. I am passionate about teaching people complete oral care and educating them regarding the correlation to their overall health. My biggest draw to the dental industry is the opportunity to help people have beautiful, healthy smiles. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and three children – my loved ones bring me the greatest happiness. I also love to watch movies, watch my children play sports, and go fishing, boating, and camping. One day, I hope to take a road trip and tour the United Stated state-by-state.
Nicolle – Registered Dental Hygienist
Born and raised in Louisiana, I have always been a southern girl at heart, but always knew that I would live in the city. Immediately after graduating from ULM in 1997, I worked for several doctors in Louisiana, until a job opportunity landed me in Las Vegas in 2006. From an early age, I could see how a healthy functional smile could be life changing. It didn’t take me long to see that your overall health was effected by your oral health. I knew that aiding others in their oral health journey was the career choice for me. Not only do I attack plaque every day, I am also a dancer. I have been dancing since the age of 3, and have never stopped. Currently, you can find me perfecting my belly dance skills by attending local classes, as well as occasionally dancing at local events and venues. As the newest member of Team Blasco, I am over the moon about joining the practice and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. I am very eager to establish deep connections with the patients, the amazing staff, and of course the top-notch doctors.
Maureen – Marketing Director
I am from Colorado with Canadian roots. I graduated high school in Colorado Springs, where I also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and a MBA in Marketing and then moved to Las Vegas in 2006. I am the CEO of my own Social Media Marketing company, but do traditional in-house marketing as well. I work hard to create a bigger footprint for Dr. Blasco and Dr. Popescu, because I believe we have an amazing dental team and practice. When I’m not helping businesses build a bigger presence online and in their respective communities, I am working both behind-the-scenes and as on-screen talent in the film industry and as a hostess/emcee at special events. I am the worst joke teller you will ever meet and can’t say tongue twisters to save my life. I love books, movies, music, hockey and am obsessed with my pug, Roosevelt. I have a huge case of wanderlust and am always looking for the next adventure or unique place to eat.