Meet the Team


Lisa Kanellis
Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa has been our dental hygienist for 20 years. She was born and raised in the Oakland/Hayward area. After she graduated from Chabot College's dental hygiene school, she continued to take classes at Cal State East Bay. She also attends a variety of continuing education courses to be current on the dental trends and practices. Lisa helps all patients appreciate and maintain their oral health for a lifetime through education. She is committed to a high standard of care, always values patient's comfort, and is known to have that "gentle touch". Outside of work, Lisa enjoys cooking, golfing, and spending time with her family and friends.


Esther Reyes, 
Registered Dental Hygienist

Esther is a motivated and outgoing professional who finds joy in meeting the needs of each patient. She has been part of Dr. Sibhatu's team as a Front Desk Administrator since 2010. In 2014, Esther graduated from Carrington Collge School of Dental Hygiene and received her license to practice dental hygiene. Soon after her graduation, she became certified to practice Laser Surgery. She has also attended dental lectures, meetings and conventions that have equipped her with the experience and knowledge needed to meet the needs of each patient. She is bilingual in both English and Spanish. As a member of FireLight Church, she does outreach work and is very compassionate about helping other people. Her ultimate goal is to see every patient satisfied with their experience and denal care received here at Laurel Smile Dentistry.


Ashlie Manning
Treatment Coordinator

Ashlie is our practice dental assistance and has worked closely by Dr. Sibhatu’s side since her graduation from Heald College in 2011. She had grown tremendously in all areas of the dental office. Ashlie keeps our practice up to date with the highest measures of OSHA regulations and well organized for our day to day treatments. She has taken many continuing education courses along side of Dr. Sibhatu to learn new dental techniques and explore the many angles of services in our field. Ashlie’s spunk and youthful energy brings cheer to our patients. She is very enthusiastic about her life long career in dentistry and she is recognized for her gentle touch. Ashlie enjoys her quality time away from work, exploring local activities with her close friends and beloved son, DeAngelo.


Sonia Alvardo
Dental Assistant

Sonia is our practice Dental Assistant and began her career in the dental field in 1999. The early years of Sonia’s career were heavily focused on cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and Invisalign; making her an expert in the field. Sonia has since continued her learning in restorative dentistry as well as training in prosthodontics here at Laurel Smile.

Sonia is a long time Oakland resident who enjoys spending her time with her family, friends and has a passion for soccer. You can find her cheering for her adorable son when she is not at the office! Her lively and friendly
personality,flexibility and appreciation of the team structure make her a true joy to work with.


Michelle Crump
Financial Coordinator

Michelle has been working in the dental field for 16 years, and truly enjoys helping patient's treatment plans become a reality. She works to find the most affordable payment solutions for each person based on their individual needs. Michelle strives to be organized, detail-oriented, does her very best to provide excellent customer service. She is in constant relationship with dental insurances to insure quick and easy transactions. Michelle grew up in Berkeley, and adores the Bay Area. She comes from a large family, and on her off time she and her husband enjoy quality time with their four kids. She loves attending community events, and is very participatory in her children’s education.

Laurel Smile Dentistry
3630 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
Phone: 510-399-4696
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