Staff Bios

SummitDentistryofSpokane

Dr. Anibal Lopez, Owner/Dentist

Dr. Anibal Lopez currently lives in Spokane, WA with his wife Lacey Lopez and their seven children. He was born in Palo Alto, California. He lived in Sinaloa, Mexico until the age of fifteen when he returned to the United States and attended high school in Quincy, Washington. Upon graduation, he attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Language Teaching Abroad as well as minoring in Teaching English as a Second Language and Latin American Studies.

He taught at Yakima School District and Ephrata School District from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, he made the decision to attend Marquette School of Dentistry, where he completed a Doctorate of Dentistry Degree in 2009. Upon completing his degree he returned to Yakima and worked for Apple Valley Dental from 2009 to 2011.

In 2011, he purchased an established dental office in Spokane, WA and Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry began operations. Over the years Dr. Anibal Lopez has completed courses in Endodontics, Invisalign, Implants, Cerec and Oral Conscious Sedation. To better serve the needs of his patients he believes in keeping treatment within the office and continues to advance his knowledge with other specialties.

Theresa Inch, RDA Office Manager

TheresaInchTheresa lives in Elk, WA with her husband Andy Inch and two daughters. She has over 15 years of customer service experience. She studied Dental Assisting at Spokane Community College where she graduated with honors and is a Registered Dental Assistant. She continued her education obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has completed courses in Invisalign and obtained a Dental Front Office Masters Certificate. During her time in dentistry she has done everything from Dental Assisting, Front Desk Reception, Scheduling, Insurance, Claims and Billing.

She loves to assist patients in utilizing their dental insurance efficiently and obtaining the treatment they need. She loves spending time with her family doing outdoor activities such as camping, snowmobiling and dirt biking. Her bucket list dream is to step foot on each continent of the world.

Devin Carr-Velasquez, Patient Care Coordinator

JensynDevin has lived in Spokane, WA for 6 years now. He has 5 years of Customer Service with 2 of those years being in Dental. He enjoys assisting patients in obtaining a healthy smile. The best part of his day is seeing patient’s leave our office feeling confident and happy with their smile.

He is consistently learning more about dentistry and how he can make every patient’s experience a good one.

When he isn’t at the office he enjoys fishing and white-water kayaking while the rest of the time is spent with his son. His bucket list includes skydiving off the Eifel Tower.

 

Hannah Murphy, Patient Care Coordinator

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Hannah relocated from the United Kingdom to Spokane, WA with her husband. She has over 5 years of customer service experience and was a teacher. She loves helping patients, providing great service, and seeing the amazing results. When she isn’t working she enjoys swimming and riding her bicycle exploring the Spokane area. Her bucket list item is to see a rainforest.

 

 

 

Gina Liere, RDH Registered Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Spokane, Gina graduated from EWU’s prestigious hygiene program in 1994 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has devoted her time to creating beautiful smiles and building strong relationships with her patients.

She loves educating her patients on their oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to overall better health. She has been a member of the Inland Northwest Dental Hygiene Study Club where she continues to advance her knowledge.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, jogging and spending time with her husband Matt and their four children.

Karynn Abrams, RDH Registered Dental Hygienist

KarynnKarynn is a graduate of Idaho State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. She believes in providing long term education on prevention, disease and health management.

She considers the mouth to be incredibly important in systemic function and overall well-being. She is Laser Certified and has completed courses in Invisalign. Karynn is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.

When she isn’t at work she is found enjoying the outdoors with her husband, four children and four dogs. They enjoy skiing, swimming, hiking and family time. Her bucket list is to cruise the Mediterranean and visit Italy, Rome and Greece.

Mackenzie Hapa, EFDA Licensed Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary

MacKenzieMackenzie was born and raised in Spokane, WA. She graduated from Spokane Community College with her Dental Assisting Certificate. She continued her education at Spokane Community College obtaining her license in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, which allows her to assist Dr Lopez in an array of advanced procedures.

She believes dental office’s should not be a place of fear and strives to be as helpful as possible going above and beyond for patients and their needs. She has additional training in Invisalign and Cerec.

When she isn’t at work she can be found spending time with her son, playing volleyball and shopping. Her bucket list item is to swim with sharks.

Becca Norman, Registered Dental Assistant

JensynBecca grew up on the North Side of Spokane. She has 5 years of customer service experience and 2 years of dental assisting experience. She received her Associates of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in Idaho. She attended Spokane Community College to obtain her certificate in dental assisting. She enjoys continuing her education and has been trained in Zoom Whitening. During her experience as a dental assistant, she has worked in both a private setting and as an assistant to dental school students, working with up and coming dentists. She enjoys helping patients work through their dental fears. In her off time, she loves spending time with her family and being outdoors swimming and kayaking. Her bucket list item is to travel.