Shelly Tang Collins – Hygienist
Shelly Tang Collins is a licensed dental hygienist and is certified by the State of Arizona in both anesthetics and laser procedures. She has been engaged in the dental industry for two decades, beginning as a prosthodontics student at West China Medical University in Chengdu, China. Upon moving to the United States, Shelly worked for many years as a dental assistant while raising a family with her husband and two sons, who are currently attending college.
With a dental hygiene degree from Rio Salado College, Shelly’s professional focus is on the patient’s complete care, health education, and wellbeing. She is active as a dental care volunteer in the Valley and is also a member of Flying Samaritans, frequently travelling to Mexico to serve at the organization’s low-income dental clinic. In her spare time, Shelly enjoys global travel, gardening, painting, tile art, and studying Spanish. Shelly is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
Lesa Gallagher – Office Manager
Lesa Gallagher’s dental story starts as an assistant helping in the VA of OHSU in Oregon. She moved to Arizona in 2002. She has three boys and now lives in Gilbert. Her dental career keeps growing after 20 years. She has a colorful dental background and has worked in specialty offices as well as general. Her experience involves but is not limited to pediatric dentistry, oral surgery and general practices. Lesa is a specialist in dental and medical billing. She is very easygoing and loves anything outdoors, photography, crafts and spending time with her family. Music is her necessity!
Emily Lambkins – Dental Assistant
Emily was born and raised in Arizona. She is married with two beautiful children. Emily graduated from the American Dental Assisting School in 2013 and has been in the dental field since 2014. Emily loves connecting with patients and making them feel comfortable coming to the dentist. One thing Emily loves about South Valley Dentistry is the amazing team she works with! When Emily is not at South Valley, she enjoys spending time with her family.