Our team consists of highly-educated and qualified dental professionals who are passionate about making others smile! Our dentist, Dr. Michele S Tratos, and our team enjoy every day of their work, and their fun, energetic personalities help make your visits more enjoyable. Plus, we care about our patients as individuals, so we focus on what treatments are best for your smile. Come visit us today and start enjoying your dental care in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Michele S. Tratos, D.D.S.
Born in Utah, Dr. Tratos grew up in Las Vegas and finds it rewarding to treat patients in the community she calls home. Dr. Tratos achieved her D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree at the University of the Pacific dental school in 1985. Prior to that, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Dr. Tratos is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Southern Nevada Dental Society, and the Las Vegas Study Club. Dr. Tratos was on the cover of Las Vegas Life in 2001 as a top dentist and has since been consistently named top dentist.
Among her peers, Dr. Tratos has earned a reputation for her advanced technical skill, exceptional treatment planning, and professional decision-making. She stays current on the newest dental treatments and tailors dental care to best meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Tratos likes to have fun and appreciates the support of her professional staff. Together, they create a calm, soothing dental environment. Her caring, upbeat approach, as well as her chairside singing, puts patients at ease throughout the dental treatment process. Relationships with people bring fulfillment to her work as a dentist, and she enjoys learning about her patients on an individual level.
Peggy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Peggy has been with our practice for over 20 years and is one of the most highly-trained hygienists in Nevada. She is one of only a few dental hygienists in the state that is proficient in using the periodontal endoscope, and trains other hygienists in its use. She also mentors local dental hygienist students at CSN and is the former state president of the Dental Hygienists’ Association of Nevada.
Peggy, or “Peggylicious,” loves her career and each of her patients. She is very passionate about treating her patients with the best possible care and keeping up with the latest and greatest dental technology. Outside of the office she enjoys book club, going to California to the beach, and visiting Atlanta whenever she gets a chance. She has two grown boys that are her world.
Marvelyn – Registered Dental Hygienist
Marvelyn joined our team in early 2017, although she has over 7 years of dental experience. She graduated from the College of Southern Nevada in 2016, where she was the president of the Student Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA). During her schooling, Marvelyn was also the recipient of the Colgate STAR Award (Student Total Achievement Recognition). Marvelyn loves being a part of our practice and providing the best possible care for our patients. She helps them achieve a healthy, happy smile by helping them have a good foundation of oral health. Marvelyn also loves the great team that she works with, which stems from having a great boss, Dr. Michele S Tratos, who sincerely cares for her team and patients.
Marvelyn is married, and she and her husband just had a new baby girl in August 2016. They are both very excited! In her spare time, Marvelyn enjoys working out, hiking, doing community service, helping others, and having fun with her family and friends.
Melanie – Dental Assistant
Melanie joined our practice in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in sociology from California State University in Fullerton, graduating magna cum laude. She also received her X-ray and dental assistant certification from the College of Southern Nevada. Melanie loves working with her amazing team, as well as getting to know her patients. She enjoys helping others improve and maintain their smiles. She works hard every day to continue educating herself so she can be the best she can be!
Melanie is married to her amazing husband, Aaron, and is the proud mother of 2 beautiful babies. When she is not in the office, she enjoys watching movies, hiking, camping, reading, and eating.
Shamane – Office Administrator
Shamane joined our team in early 2017, but she has been in dentistry for 20 years, and she loves every aspect of it, especially her fun teammates and the family atmosphere everyone brings. Shamane brings her own positive, can-do attitude to the team and makes every day an adventure.
Shamane went to school for forensic science. She has been married to her handsome husband, JD, for 23 years, and they have a dog, Halo. In her free time, Shamane enjoys watching movies, traveling, and going to the park.
Reneé – Front Office
Reneé has been a part of our practice since October 2006. She loves being able to see our patients who are brought in as children grow and mature, and then to see their own children brought into the office. To Reneé, one of the best things about her job is being able to keep seeing our wonderful patients. Reneé enjoys being able to help our patients receive the complete treatment they need and leave our office with a positive experience.
In her free time, Reneé loves to read, scrapbook, and cross stitch.