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.
Tahnie Weiser , RDH
Tahnie grew up in South Lake Tahoe and became interested in dentistry at a young age. Initially she completed the dental assisting program at South Tahoe High School then went on to get her degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years.
Tahnie loves dentistry and finds her profession to be very interesting. She enjoys engaging with our patients and taking care of their oral hygiene.
She loves spending time with her family, and friends and she loves living in Tahoe.
Meet Our Assistants
Our Dental Assistants are efficient and knowledgeable. Devoted to our patients’ comfort, they work side by side with the doctors to anticipating and providing excellent dental care for our patients in a comfortable setting.
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 since 1999 and a dental assistant since 2000. She has been working in our dental office since 2012. She 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.
Kelli Miles , RDA
Kelli Miles, RDA moved to beautiful South Lake Tahoe in 2007. She started her dental career in 2002 as an assistant. She is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, biking, surfing, and spending time with friends and family. Kelli seeks to ensure that her patients are comfortable at each appointment and loves to see them smile.
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.
Claribel works as a Dental Assistant at Genasci and Stigers Dental Office. She completed her certification as a Dental Assistant from Lake Tahoe Community College. Claribel has lived in South Lake Tahoe since 2003. She takes pride in providing quality care for members of her community. Claribel loves having adventures with her family and spreading smiles.
Meet our Front office
Our Front Office Coordinators are friendly, helpful
professionals, always greeting you with a smile. Their goal as the first introduction to our
office is to let you know that you are special to us and we appreciate you
coming in our front door.
Janice has worked in Dentistry for over 30 years. She is originally from the Great Lakes in Northern Michigan and has lived in South Lake Tahoe for 2 ½ years. She describes Tahoe as coming home with the bonus of the exquisite beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the charm of our community. Her goal each day in our dental office is to ensure that every patient is welcomed and provided exceptional care.
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.
Andrea has lived in South Lake Tahoe for more than 30 years. She has raised two daughters who have moved to Southern California to pursue careers. Andrea has been in the dental field for more than 10 years working as a patient coordinator. Andrea will greet you at the front of the dental office with a caring smile on her face. Outside of the office Andrea is a fitness fanatic, teaching fitness classes in South Lake Tahoe.