Dentistry is a very personal experience. Your health is the most important thing you possess and it should be honored by forming a relationship with trusted professionals that you can learn from, communicate with and most of all trust.
C. SUSANN MENTESANA, DDS
Susann’s favorite things in this world are family, practicing dentistry and a good book. As a young woman, she attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she discovered her passion for applied sciences and decided to pursue a career in Dentistry. She went on to attend Texas A & M’s Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. It was during these four years that she and James had their first child, during her first year in dental school, then moved to Allen where her second daughter was born during her senior year of dental school. After dental school was over and all the board exams were finished it was time to start the career with two small children. Allen was the perfect place! In 2001 Susann and James opened All Smiles Dentistry.
The years went by, and they raised their girls in Allen. The family has enjoyed some fun times promoting the family business. The kids used to ride on the golf cart during the Rotary Christmas parade and they, of course, had their mom and dad come to school to teach the kids in their class about teeth. Susann’s hobbies at the time Continuing Education. The first thing she tackled was learning Invisalign treatment in 2003. What an awesome treatment, she thought, to be able to straighten teeth without the use of braces. The next thing she decided to focus on was dental implants in 2007. Implanted teeth gave a promise of a better life to the generation that did not have prevention and were loosing teeth. She spent the next several years learning and documenting treatments while getting a fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists in 2012. Later, Susann decided to learn more about orthodontics. She learned the Fastbraces system of orthodontics, because to her, it was progressive and made the most sense to use technology to finish treatments more quickly with less pain. At nights when she wasn’t working in the practice, she also served on the medical team for the Allen Americans Hockey team as the team dentist for 7 years. When asked what she likes about dentistry the most, her answer is, “Helping people to love their smile.” Whether it is fixing a broken smile or helping someone who has been scarred by a bad past experience at the dentist, making a positive impact is the best feeling.
When she is not in the practice or spending time with her family, you usually find her in her flower or vegetable garden, or curled up reading a good book.
James’ favorite favorite things in this world are family, a good friend, and a good laugh. Everything he does reflects these values and has a certain flair. For anyone who has been to the practice, it was James’ idea to incorporate a monkey as a service animal at the office.
James has always been heavily involved in the community. He was honored as the youngest President of any Rotary club at the 2005, Chicago Rotary International meeting. He sat on the board of directors for Allen ISD foundation and Allen Chamber of Commerce. He was on the medical team for the Allen Americans Hockey Club for 7 years. Everywhere he would go, someone would know James and his girls would roll their eyes because they knew it would be a while waiting while he was talking. As a business owner, James then got interested in some friends from the Rotary club that were Masons, an international philanthropic brotherhood. He joined the Allen Masonic lodge and dove into a sea of possibilities for involvement. He served in all seven leadership positions including Master of the lodge. He went through 32 degrees of Scottish Rite. He became a Shriner where he got involved as a clown and enjoyed visiting the Galveston burn hospital, cheering up the kids.
As the girls were growing up James loved having fun with them, from surprising them with a dumb and dumber tuxedo for their Father Daughter Ball to dressing up every year to take them out to trick or treat. Now that the girls are graduated and moving on in their own lives, he enjoys time with them at the lake and in Roatan. It was making trips to Roatan that got James interested in Real Estate. He has gone through the educational process to become a licensed Real Estate Agent. For a person who loves people and doing what he can to help, this was a perfect fit. As for his role at All Smiles Dentistry, James has always been a force. He has worked at the front office, he has worked as an assistant and of course he has always worked doing all of the behind the scenes roles that no one realizes exist. All Smiles Dentistry simply could not have been a reality without him.
AMANDA RAMBES, RDH
Three words that best describe Amanda are happy, energetic and sincere. Here enthusiasm for anything she does is contagious! Amanda was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Panama City Beach, FL before her senior year of high school. Growing up softball was her passion! She played all the way through high school and found she began to thrive on making connections with people, getting to know them and having a chance to make them smile or laugh during their day! This played a huge part in leading her towards dental hygiene. She decided to attend Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL to receive her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.
In 2016 she left the white sand and salty air to come to North Texas and be near her family. She currently lives in Little Elm and loves spending time with her four-legged baby, Luna, and catching Rangers games with her boyfriend. Since she moved away from the Gulf, she travels to the beach every chance she gets and loves spending time outdoors.
As a dental hygienist, she is awesome at encouraging patients and showing them how to be effective at keeping their teeth and gums healthy. Her goal is to make you proud of your smile and hopefully share a few laughs along the way!
DIESEL THE SERVICE MONKEY
Diesel was born June 2, 2015. He joined the Mentesana family at the age of 4 months. He has become a part of the family. His job at All Smiles Dentistry is in the front office as a service monkey in training. He loves visiting with patients, and doing tricks making people smile. He can make kids that were afraid of the dentist laugh and forget about why they were nervous.
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604 West Bethany, Suite 210
Allen, Texas 75013