Brenda Alires, RDH
I was born in Southern California, moved to Las Vegas and attended Von Tobel and Eldorado High School. I moved to Jonesboro, AR and lived there for 23 years as a hairstylist. I always wanted to work in healthcare so when I moved back to Las Vegas in 2005, I returned to school at the College of Southern Nevada and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. I am proud to have won the community award while in school. I was working in private practice however I always loved to serve others, especially children. I have volunteered throughout my career. I am licensed in anesthesia, laser certified, and am now Oraspa trained. I take many continuing education courses and am currently working on my Bachelor’s degree.
When I was approached by Future Smiles to submit a resume I was very excited. I had volunteered many times throughout my dental hygiene schooling at Future Smiles, and had a love for the work they do. Being a part of Future Smiles and serving in a larger way to help children that otherwise may not have access to care is a rewarding experience. I was very fearful of dentists as a child because of bad experiences and am honored to help children overcome their aversion to dental care. Even better if we are able to prevent oral disease before it begins and give them the proper education in taking care of their oral health early on then they are ahead in their lives and makes this program a true blessing. I have two dogs, Sammy and Chelsey, whom are rescued dogs and are now my furry children.