AboutSierra Smiles Damonte Ranch

Sierra Smiles Damonte Ranch is a Reno based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Bocchi and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 775-443-4305 and experience why our patients think Sierra Smiles Damonte Ranch is the best dentist in Reno.

Dr. Bocchi

Dr. John Bocchi

Dr. John Bocchi is passionate about dentistry and the effects it can have on your whole-body health. This is where complete health dentistry came to life! He believes in optimizing growth and development for kids and adults to improve breathing, prevent several health issues and make the smiles of his patients dreams. Having a healthy vibrant smile improves one's self confidence and can become their most valuable asset. He has trained for thousands of hours all over the country on the latest techniques and technology complete health dentistry has to offer. He believes that you always need to continue learning in order to provide the best care for patients. He has been voted best dentist in Northern Nevada in the Reno News and Review’s annual vote from our community. He was also featured in Reno Magazine as a Top Cosmetic Dentist. The Reno Gazette Journal recognized him as one of the top 20 professionals under 40. Dr. Bocchi stays active in many different organizations and is the Past President of the Nevada Academy of General Dentistry and Vice-President of the Reno Chapter of The Flying Doctors charity.

He is also a member of:

  • American Academy of Oral Systemic Health
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Nevada Dental Association
  • One of Dr. Bocchi’s areas of expertise is with the CEREC machine, completing porcelain crowns and veneers in a single visit. He is Mentor for CDOCS.com, a prestigious group that is by invitation only, where he helps teach other dentists. Dr. Bocchi has been featured on Channel 2 News in the “Some to Know” and “Ask the Doctor” segments with Kristen Remington to educate our community. He has also been featured on Channel 4 News for his pro-bono dental work. He and his wife Jen are proud parents to Keira and Kipton. Dr. Bocchi enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, loves photography, fishing, hiking, biking, snowboarding and the many other outdoor activities in Northern Nevada!

    Dr. Mariangela Verano

    Dr. Mariangela Verano was born and raised in Southern California.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from UCLA.  She was actively involved in the Pre-Dental club and volunteered at the Venice Dental Clinic.  She attended Dental School at the University of California, San Francisco and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She continued her education at UCSF by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.

    Dr. Verano has been practicing dentistry for nearly 24 years since then and has gained extensive knowledge and experience during her career.  She truly cares about each patient and strives to provide quality care with a gentle touch.  Her passion for dentistry is seen every day in her attention to detail and steadfast work ethic. Dr. Verano is dedicated to her profession and attends many continuing education lectures to hone her skills and keep up with the latest techniques in the dental industry.  Dr. Verano has been actively using Cerec for the past 18 years making crowns, onlays and inlays. Dr. Verano is fluent in Spanish.

    Dr Verano is an active member of:

  • Northern Nevada Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Implant Partnership Study Club
  • Diablo Implant Study Club
  • Dr. Verano and her husband, Derek, recently moved to Reno and have three children: Christian, Catherine, and Conner.  In her spare time she enjoys running, skiing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

    Dr. Randall Pane

    Dr. Randall Pane was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where he graduated from Creighton Prep High School.  He received is undergraduate degree in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago.  Dr. Pane graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, in 1995, with his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.

    Dr. Pane is dedicated to providing the finest quality dentistry for his patients and has been in private practice for 24 years.

    Dr. Pane is an active member of:

  • Northern Nevada Dental Society
  • Nevada Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of laser Dentistry
  • Dr. Pane met his wife Michele, a Reno native, while attending Dental school and Michele is a dental hygienist.  They are the proud parents of five children and Dr. Pane enjoys spending his free time with them. One of his other interests includes building Hot Rods (he still has his first car, a 1957 Chevy). He also enjoys hunting and fishing.

    Meet the Team

    Amber

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    A native to the area, Amber graduated from the Truckee Meadows Community College Dental Hygiene program in 2011. She has been helping patients in the area keep their smiles beautiful ever since. Amber is passionate about oral health education and is devoted to helping patients understand their own oral health. A firm believer that oral health is directly related to overall health, she strives to provide the best care possible, ensuring her patients are as healthy as they can be. An excellent clinician, she is always trying to make her patients more comfortable and enjoys getting to know each of them personally. As an outdoor enthusiast, Amber enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, exercising, and riding motorcycles. She loves spending time with her boyfriend, son, and their two dogs.

    Carrie

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Carrie is a Nevada native and was born and raised in Tonopah. She has been in the dental field since 2014 and graduated Dental Hygiene school with honors in Boise, ID. Educating patients, building relationships and improving confidence in every smile are priorities of hers. Carrie takes extreme pride in achieving optimum oral health in every patient. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, camping, gardening, canning. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, loved ones and her French Bulldog, Frankie.

    Michele

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Michele was born and raised in Reno. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, then went on to Dental Hygiene school at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. It was there that she met her husband, Randy. They got married in 1994 and the two of them came back to Reno to practice once they completed school. They have 5 amazing kids. Three girls and two boys, ages ranging from 22 years old to 12 years old. Of course, she can’t forget their dog, Bailey. Michele loves her job, but when she isn’t at work, she is very busy with family and kids’ activities. Her kids keep her running with every activity from soccer, and lacrosse to basketball, tennis, singing and modeling. She also loves to partake in lots of volunteer work. She spends lots of her time helping out at her kids’ school, and volunteering for organizations which she is passionate about. In her free time, she loves to exercise daily. She feels like it keeps her both mentally and physically strong. She also cherishes family time, riding bikes, camping and whatever she can to spend time with her husband and kids. In addition, spending time with friends is always top on her list. She has practiced Hygiene for the past twenty seven years. She truly enjoys taking care of all her wonderful patients' health needs. She looks forward to going to work and enjoys each special relationship that she has with her patients.

    Alisa

    Sterilization Tech

    My name is Alisa. I am 16 years old and I attend Galena High School as a senior this year. I am the sterilization tech at Sierra Smiles Damonte Ranch. This job has given me lots of career experience as I am thinking about going into the dental field in the future. I have learned so much in the time I have been employed by Sierra Smiles and it has been amazing!

    Jackie

    Dental Assistant/Treatment Coordinator

    Hi, my name is Jackie. I was born and raised here in Reno. I graduated from Milan Institute as a registered dental assistant in 2017 and have been at Sierra Smiles since! Over the years I have been cross trained to also help as a treatment coordinator and an appointment coordinator, so I guess you could call me a jack of all trades! It has been a great opportunity to be able to help patients maintain their overall health by starting with their smiles. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and going on adventures with my partner! I enjoy any outdoor activities as well as traveling.

    Patrick

    Dental Assistant

    I have been in the dental field for over 10 years. I take great pride in my work and enjoy working for Sierra Smiles. I believe knowledge is power, and I use that to propel myself forward; always making sure to take advantage of continuing education courses to keep my skills up to date. One of the aspects I enjoy most about dentistry, is seeing how changing a patient’s smile can also change their life. In my free time I enjoy being with my family, fishing, and cooking.

    Susan

    Dental Assistant

    Susan went to college and passed the California State Board as a Registered Dental Assistant in 1998. She and her husband made Northern Nevada their home in 2005. Shortly after their move they welcomed their daughter Stacie, then in 2009 their son Shane. She enjoys mountain biking with her family, playing with her 3 dogs and crafting with her friends. Susan strives to provide her patients with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, making sure even the most fearful patients feel at ease during their visit.

    Emily

    Team Lead

    Emily was born and raised in Orange County, California, and moved to Reno in 2014. She has 9 years of experience working in the dental field from dental assisting to operation management. "I love being part of a team that is committed in helping improve people’s lives. Being able to leave our patients and their families healthier and happier than when we found them. There’s nothing that takes the place of a confident smile.” Her favorite part about her job is the relationship she forms with patients and the bond she builds with her team as they strive to provide the best possible patient care. Out of the office, Emily enjoys meeting new people and learning about different cultures, wandering around art museums, and listening to the piano. On the weekends when she is not going on spur of the moment adventures or trying a new restaurant, you can find her at home working in her garden and playing with her two rambunctious fur babies.

    Alondra

    Scheduling Coordinator

    Alondra was born and raised here in Reno. As a kid she feared the dental office and now she has enjoys having the opportunity to experience working in the front and back office. She has grown to love and admire the vision of a complete health practice and what it has to offer patients. What Alondra loves most about her job is being able to communicate with, and understand patients concerns. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and loves to take her fur baby, mochi on walks and adventures. A goal of hers is to travel around the world to visit every state at least once.

    Ashley

    Billing/Insurance Coordinator

    I have been part of the Sierra Smiles Billing team for almost 2 years. I work with Dr. Bocchi’s three practices located in the Reno-Tahoe area. My free time is spent with my 2 year old son and I am also a college student at TMCC. My favorite thing about working at Sierra Smiles is that our work revolves around respect, compassion and inspiration not only for our patients but for the team members as well.

    Marcela

    Insurance Coordinator/Billing Coordinator

    Hello! My name is Marcela, and I am a proud team member of Sierra Smiles. I have been working for Sierra Smiles for a little over two years now! I started out as a dental assistant, and now I moved into the billing department as an insurance coordinator. I love seeing our patients leave happy from our office and enjoying the Sierra Smiles experience! In my spare time, I love to read books, play video games, and play with my dog, Buddah. Keep on smilin’!

    Michelle

    Billing Manager

    Hi, I’m Michelle. I have been in dental for almost 20 years but can say the last 5 ½ years at Sierra Smiles have been the best. I started out as the insurance coordinator at Kietzke but, I now work as the billing manager for our amazing billing team that covers all 3 of our practices. I love how all our Sierra Smiles’ team members go above and beyond to make sure that everyone from the patients, to other team members have the best experience when in one of our practices. When not at the office I enjoy spending time with my husband Ken. We love to kayak at all our gorgeous lakes, spend time with our blended family of 3 kids and one grandson, and are so excited that one more child is on the way! Life is best when you enjoy what you do and the people you spend time doing it with!

    Tara

    HR Manager

    I was born and raised in Longview, WA and I try to get back to the Pacific Northwest and visit as often as I can. I received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and my Masters in Sport Management. Before joining the dental field, I spent 11 years working in Professional Baseball between the Oakland Athletics and Reno Aces. My husband, Alex, and I were married in 2015. Our son Jacob joined the family in March of 2018 and we are expecting another boy in September of 2020. I am an avid fan of sports and outside of work enjoy running, golfing, skiing, yard work, and travel. I joined the Sierra Smiles family in June of 2015 and feel so fortunate to have found this great office. I thoroughly enjoy my role and the growth we have experienced in the last five years. I get the pleasure to work with all three of our offices and our amazing and diverse team members. I look forward to where we will be in another five years and how we can transform lives through Complete Health Dentistry.

    Kyle

    Director of Marketing Operations

    Kyle was born in Reno and raised in Lake Tahoe. After receiving his Associate Degree in both Natural Sciences and Biology, he learned the traditional college route didn’t suit him, and started working as a Dental Assistant at the Sierra Smiles Tahoe location in 2017. He later moved to Reno where he worked at their South location as a Treatment Coordinator, and in June of 2020 moved to the Kietzke office where he has been able to take over the role of Director of Marketing Operations and New Patient Acquisition. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, hiking, and exploring Reno’s downtown scene.