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.
Kelly Overton, RDA
Kelly graduated from College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas receiving her degree in Dental Hygiene. With over 20 years of hygiene experience she is committed to making your cleaning appointment comfortable, educational and a very positive experience. She is very excited to be a part of such an amazing team here at Genasi and Stigers Dental office and we are excited to have her! As a Lake Tahoe native she has come back to her roots! In her free time you can find her Hiking with her Golden-doodle “Mountain Rose”, biking, skiing and doing anything that the Lake Tahoe lifestyle has to offer!
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.
Katie Bacon Varela, RDH
Katie graduated from San Joaquin Valley College with degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Katie has a very thorough technique with a gentle touch. She enjoys connecting with patients on a personal level. In Katie’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family, staying active paddle boarding, hiking and lifting weights and participating in women’s Bible studies.
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.
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.
Debbie Condosta , RDAEF
Debbie has over 30 years experience as a Registered Dental Assistant. With attention to detail, she has a passionate commitment to providing top quality dental care with a gentle touch. She enjoys skiing, golfing, mountain biking and hiking with her dog, Bella and feels blessed to call Tahoe her home.
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.
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.
Roxanne began her dental career in 2008. She has experience assisting with dental procedures as well as managing the front office. Roxanne is a very kind and personable person adding to our team focus: caring for our patients as we would want to be cared for. Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family. You will find her on a trail hiking or at the beach with her children.