Meet the Team | Reno Dentist | TMJ Therapy
At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.
Shandra has been working with the TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center off and on for over 18 years and is the Office Administrator. Her bright smile and friendly personality make everyone feel right at home. Shandra’s ability to do any task that is asked of her makes her an invaluable leader for our team. She is a UNR graduate and an accomplished baker and floral designer. She loves spending time with her husband and their adorable son doing just about everything outdoors ~ camping, hiking, gardening, bee keeping, fishing, boating and enjoying their friends and family.
Dental Treatment Coordinator
Brenda is a true professional as she handles the front desk, phones, insurance and collections, always multi-tasking day in and day out. Brenda has been working in the dental field for over 25 years and has been working at the TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center for over 16 years. To Brenda, our patients are like family. She cares about each and every patient and they love her as well. Brenda enjoys gardening with the help of her pug Walter, cooking amazing southern dishes with her granddaughter, and exploring the great outdoors. Brenda is the ultimate southern hostess and we love the annual "Shrimp Boil" she and her amazing husband host every summer!
Jamie graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene with an emphasis in education. Jamie has been practicing clinical dental hygiene for 10+ years over three states (OR, AZ and NV). To Jamie, dental hygiene is rich in heart and abundant in reward. She has the esteemed responsibilty of connecting with people and improving the quality of life for all our patients. Jamie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, and spoiling her three fur babies. She loves taking weekend road trips to historical markers, cooking from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook and visiting with family.
Lead Diagnostic Technician/Lab Technician
Jessica is a quiet force in the office and works closely with Dr. Allman. Each day, she guides patients through the in-depth initial evaluations, a variety of dental procedures, and she always leaves with a smile. Jessica enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and animals, as well as hiking and outdoor activities. It may surprise her patients that Jessica loves ice fishing, snowshoeing, bear trapping, moose hunting, and competition barrel racing. In addition, Jessica has tried bull-riding, wing-walking and teaching her dog the arts of ping pong and paddle boarding — none of which turned out as well as she had hoped.
Dental Assistant/Diagnostic Technician
M’Lissa graduated from the TMCC Dental Assisting Program in 2015 after deciding a late in life career change. She has been married for over 21 years, and has a beautiful daughter that lives in NYC. She enjoys riding her motorcycle especially on road trips with her aunt, uncle and husband. She loves spending time with her horses Ziggy and Wilbur, her donkey Fuzz and her mini horse Parker. She has 4 dogs and a cat, and loves spending time with family and friends. She loves horror movies and her favorite holiday is Halloween. M'Lissa has been in Nevada for over 25 years and is an avid horsewoman. M'Lissa says that she loves working at TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center with the many facets of care we provide and her day is never boring!
Dental Assistant/Diagnostic Technician
Loren studied Dental Assisting at Truckee Meadows Community College and has been in the dental field for over 11 years. She enjoys spending time outdoors and loves to hike, paddle board and camp with her family.
April is the newest member of our wonderful back office team! She graduated from TMCC as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is an incredibly fast learner and she is always willing to try something new. She and her husband have three children and April loves riding motorcycles, taking walks with her family and painting. Her love of dentistry and deep care for our patients make her an incredible addition to the TMJ team!