Meet Our Hygienists
Our hygienists are experts in the field of dentistry by keeping up to date with continuing education courses. Their goal is to be an advocate in education for our patients’ oral and overall health. They are committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs.
Sarah Howard, RDH
SARAH HOWARD, RDH has worked at Genasci and Stigers Dental Office for 3 years as a dental hygienist. Sarah is a true Tahoe girl born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, loving hiking, skiing and spending time with her family enjoying her beautiful Tahoe home. Sarah is focused on providing the best dental care for our patients. We are proud to have her share her sincere conscientious skill as a dental hygienist with patients in the office.
Lisa Nelson, RDH
LISA NELSON, RDH works as a dental hygienist at Genasci and Stigers Dental Office. She grew up on Long Island, NY. She attended college at SUNY@ Farmingdale and has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years and still loves coming to work everyday where she can help give people back their beautiful smiles. She moved to Tahoe in 1991 after a brief visit, attending a dental seminar and falling in love with the mountains and beauty of Tahoe. She enjoys hiking; paddle boarding, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons. Lisa brings her fun personality and expertise as a dental hygienist to all those she takes care of.
Marisa Casarez, RDA
MARISA CASAREZ, RDA became a dental assistant in 1995 and has worked in our office since 2006. She is a Tahoe native but now lives in Carson Valley with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time Marisa enjoys crafting, cooking, and party planning. She is a fun, caring, efficient team player.
Angela Schortmann, RDA
ANGELA SCHORTMANN, RDA is from Guatemala. She has been in South Lake Tahoe for 17 years and a dental assistant for 14 years. She has been working in our dental office for 5 years. She lives in South Lake Tahoe with her husband and son and enjoys hiking the wilderness of the Tahoe basin in her spare time. Angela brings skill as a Spanish speaking dental assistant along with her jolly, happy, contagious laugh to our office.
Laura Agriam, DA
LAURA AGRIAM, DA began her career in dentistry in 2001. She automatically found fulfillment in helping patients understand and meet their dental needs. She is cross-trained as a Front Desk Patient Coordinator and a Dental Assistant. She is a Tahoe native and enjoys spending time with her nephew and her husband enjoying laughing while watching comedy shows. Laura brings experience, knowledge and laughs to our office.
ANGEL CHARPENTIER is a long time resident of South Lake Tahoe where she raised her two children. She has worked as a patient coordinator/ office manager for 9 years at Genasci and Stigers Dental Office. Angel loves to travel to foreign countries to do missionary work. She brings a very gentle, caring efficiency to our office. She is a true angel to work with.