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Dr. McRae has first class technicians and world-class laboratory support. Dr. McRae works very closely with his master dental technicians to ensure you get the best results.

Marc McRae D.D.S

Dr. McRae earned his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha Nebraska, where he graduated at the top of his class. While there he received advanced training in implantology and oral surgery. He received several accolades during his training including the award for Outstanding Achievements and Performance in Undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Excellence in Endodontics (root canals) and was honored with a membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Originally from Riverside, California, Dr. McRae earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, where he studied Biology. He also met and married his wife Janelle while at SUU, and now they have five beautiful children, Braxton, Millie, Jordan, Rosell, and Lettie. When not busy completing continuing education to further enhance his mastery of dentistry, Dr. McRae can be found enjoying the outdoors and time with his family.


Janice: Dental Assistant

Janice Saribay, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii moved here with her family in 2006. She has been with the Willow Springs Dental team for 11 years. She received her education in Architectural Drafting, but her passion transformed in to dentistry and she became a dental assistant. To further her career, she is pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene at the College of Southern Nevada. Her work ethic reflects her personality: honest and caring. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading and traveling.


Dawn: Dental Assistant

Dawn Perez was born in San Diego, California and moved to Las Vegas in 1999. She has been in the dental field for 12 years and joined Willow Springs Dental in early 2017. She is proficient with front office and back office responsibilities but spends most of her time as a dental assistant. She has three beautiful children and spends all of her time doing activities such a traveling, exploring new places, hiking, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends. Dawn’s goal as a dental assistant is to make sure patients are educated about their dental care needs and ensure that patients have a positive experience at our office.


Grace: Dental Assistant

Grace Adams is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she grew up and pursued her Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Her father and older brother were both dentists and she has maintained the tradition in her family. She has lived in Las Vegas for the past 40 years and has enjoyed working at Willow Springs Dental the past 20 years. In addition to travel, her favorite pastimes are cooking, outdoor gardening, hiking and camping in the southwest.


Shannon: Dental Hygienist

Shannon Thomason is a second-generation Las Vegas native with almost her entire family still living here. She has been with Willow Springs Dental 6 years. Her first and foremost passion is her family, especially her beautiful grandchildren. Her other passions include fitness, nutrition, weightlifting, motorcycles, and anything that takes her outside. She feels grateful to have had so many people put their trust in her through the years to help bring and keep them in good health. She continues to learn and grow in profession by taking continuing education classes and seminars to learn the latest dental and periodontal health techniques, technology and advances in medicine. She has always felt the hunger for knowledge as we are advancing in dentistry so rapidly. She has amazing patients and loves that she considers them as friends that she gets to hang out with and take care of.


Wendee: Dental Hygienist

Wendee is a native of Las Vegas and began her career in dentistry in 1981 as a dental assistant. She attended both UNLV and Community College of Southern Nevada where she completed her degree in 1991 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She was also honored to receive the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award for Clinical Excellence. In 1997, she became one of the first laser certified hygienists in the state. She has completed several extensive Soft Tissue Periodontal Programs which raises the quality of care she provides for her patients. She believes that educating patients helps them make the best decisions regarding their overall health. Wendee joined the Willow Springs Dental team in 2007 and considers her peers and patients to not only be friends, but family. She shares her home with her husband, Dave, who is also a native of Vegas and a commercial helicopter pilot. They are avid Formula One race fans, enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, cooking and just having fun.


Grace: Dental Assistant

Jennifer (Jen) considers herself a native Nevadan having moved to Las Vegas at a very young age. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in 1980. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 1988. Jen feels choosing dental hygiene as her profession is one of the best decisions she ever made. She enjoys providing a health care related service to the community as well as her family and friends. Having been with Willow Springs Dental for over two decades, has allowed her to create lasting bonds with the patients she has served. If Jen isn’t in Las Vegas cleaning teeth, you will find her in Ely, Nevada, due to her husband’s, Rod Ashton work in the mining industry in Northern Nevada. They will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year. Her children Jordan and Lauren are her pride and joy. Jen is also passionate about animal rescue/adoption and is a child welfare advocate. She loves any and all recreation that involves being outdoors, especially with family and friends.

Traci: Office Manager

Traci has been with the Willow Springs Dental team for 27 years. She has had several roles over the years, including: dental assisting, insurance coordinator, accounts manager and for the last 20 years, office manager. Her passion for dentistry shows as she regularly creates relationships with her patients and is here to meet the needs for each and every one. She enjoys the benefits of helping people smile again and seeing the confidence that brings. She has a son who is a private pilot and flies with him as much as she can. Her daughter is at UNR studying to be a nurse. When she is not at work, she is usually training for a half marathon, hiking Red Rock or Mt. Charleston, or spending time with her friends, family and miniature dachshund Dexter.

Dusti: Treatment Coordinator

Originally from small town Beaver, Utah, Dusti relocated to Las Vegas in 2002. She obtained her dental assisting education from Northwest Health Careers. Since then, she has acquired over 13 years of dental experience and continuing education, 11 of those years have been with Willow Springs Dental. Her many duties consist of organizing, ordering supplies, insurance verification, treatment and hygiene coordinator, and making her team members laugh. She loves to interact with our patients and make their dental experience as enjoyable as possible. Outside of the office, she is a dance mom to her beautiful 11 year old daughter, who is a competitive dancer. When Dusti’s not running around doing make-up, hair and getting costumes ready, she loves spending time with her amazing husband, Brandon, of 12 years. As a family they enjoy camping, fishing, riding 4-wheelers and anything to do with the great outdoors.

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