Has been in practice in the Las Vegas community for the past 14 years. She is a native of San Diego who completed her schooling at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by an intense year of advanced training in general dentistry through the University of Reno, School of Medicine Dental Residency Program. Her approach is to treat each patient as an individual and part of the Smile Care family, rather than a set of teeth and gums. Many patients have followed her throughout her career because she listens and earns a patient's trust, while allaying the fears of dental phobics. Dr. Navales says: "When I treat a patient, I expect to be their Dentist for life."