Team Directory

The team at Elko Dental Specialists is excited to welcome you to our practice and join you on your journey to a beautiful, healthy smile! Each of our team members is dedicated to helping you with every aspect of your treatment. Whether you have questions about your dental insurance, appointment times, or tips for brushing and flossing, we are here to guide you! Learn more about our energetic and fun-loving team members below, and see what makes each of them unique!


Hello! I am Jeanie and get to work with all of our orthodontic patients and our pediatric patients too. I love getting to know all of you and seeing not only the changes in your smile, but also the confidence you gain from having orthodontic treatment! Working at EDS is fun and exciting. I know you will love Dr. Gardner and the entire team here. I moved from Salt Lake City with my family but now consider Elko my home. I can't wait to see you!


Hi! I'm Jerri and I get to work with all of the amazing doctors here. I am an oral surgery, pediatric and orthodontic assistant as well as a licensed phlebotomist. If you hear laughing in the treatment area, it's probably me! It's so much fun to be here. I can't wait to get to know you and see how happy you will be when you have your Great Smile! Then you'll be laughing with me! I have worked in dentistry since 1998 (whew!) and can say this is the best place to be! I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful girls.


Hello! My name is Cinda. I am the financial coordinator for E.D.S. I am very happy to be a part of such an outstanding & progressive practice. I have worked in general dentistry and orthodontics for over 30 years. Everything just keeps getting better. It is always a pleasure to help people find a way to get the great smiles they deserve. So come to me with any questions you have about your insurance or your payments. I'll help any way I can. I love spending time with my family and my two cats.


Hi! My name is Lydia. I just recently moved to Elko and married the love of my life! I moved from Reno, where I was majoring in Dental Hygiene, my dream job. I finished with my AS and moved to Elko landing an even better opportunity at Elko Dental Specialists. I am beyond excited to be assisting in oral surgery, working with ortho patients, and being in the dental world. My co-workers and patients make my job amazing and enjoyable. I am the excited mom to my baby girl Payton! I will have pictures of the her any time you want to see her! I love meeting our new patients everyday and I can't wait to meet you!!


If any of you have visited us for oral surgery, you may have met me. I have been lucky to work in the dental field for about 8 years. I am a certified oral surgery assistant & a phlebotomist. Coming to work every day is great! Not only do I get to learn from incredible doctors but the team energy is contagious! You'll love coming here too! I have 2 amazing boys, a loving husband and just gave birth to my adorable twins! We love raising our family here in Elko!


Hi! I'm Libby and get to work with 2 of our great doctors at EDS. I work with Dr. Gardner and all the great orthodontic patients and I work with Dr. Sorensen and all the fun little dental patients. It's awesome to get to do such a variety of things and get to see the best patients and families anywhere. Not only do we get to help create your Great Smile but you all put a smile on our faces every day! Outside of the office I am kept busy with my 2 small children. Dr. Sorensen is also their children dentist! I look forward to getting to know all of you here at Elko Dental Specialists!


Hi Everybody! My name is Shanlee. I am happy to see all of you when you come in to visit us for childrens dentistry or to have your orthodontic treatment. All of you are lucky to get to see Dr. Sorensen and Dr. Gardner. They are the best doctors around! I know you will love everyone that you will meet here at Elko Dental Specialists! I love my job, being with family and friends, playing softball and being in the mountains. I look forward to seeing you at EDS and around town!


You may not always see me in the office but I am working behind the scenes. My name is Cyndi and I do all the marketing for Elko Dental Specialists. When I am in the office I help train new team members and work with new orthodontic patients. It is a lot of fun to get to meet all of you and get your treatment going with your new GREAT SMILE! I have worked in orthodontics for 25 years and still love it! Outside of the office I love to workout, travel and play with my grandkids!


Hello! My name is Aimee. I am a certified phlebotomist where I have the pleasure to work with our 3 amazing Oral Surgeons. The Doctors and team here work hard to make your experience here a positive one. I love working with the scheduling and financial coordinators also and hope you will let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. When I am not in the office I enjoy camping, riding my four wheeler and spending time with my 2 amazing boys!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about each of our fabulous team members. If you’d like to make an appointment, or if you have questions regarding the orthodontic, pediatric dental, or oral surgery services we offer, please call us at 775-753-6118 today. We are happy to assist you and answer your questions to the best of our abilities. Come by soon, we can’t wait to see you!