The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
George Velis was born in Nebraska in 1947. He grew up in Spokane and attended Wilson and Roosevelt Elementary Schools, Sacajawea Junior High and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1965.
He received his undergraduate degree and pre-dental training from Washington State University. He graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska in 1972.
Dr. Velis has participated in several study clubs through the years including Dr. David Baird’s cosmetic dentistry study club as well as additional cosmetic training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in 1999. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Washington State Dental Association, and the Inland Empire Dental Association.
He has practiced in the Spokane Valley since 1972. His daughter Alexi and her husband have presented him with his first grandchild, Thomas. His son, Nicholas, has joined him in the dental practice. He is an avid sports fan and has sponsored many youth sports teams.
Nicholas Velis was born and raised in the Spokane valley and attended Ponderosa and Horizon Jr. High. He graduated high school from Gonzaga Prep in 2001 before moving to get his undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University.
While at Creighton University Dental School Nick served on the Dental Student Union as President and Vice President. After obtaining his D.D.S. he then attended Dugoni Pacific School of Dentistry, receiving a certificate of completion in Advance Education in General Dentistry. While at Dugoni Pacific, Nick gained additional training in comprehensive care including many complex cases and surgical procedures. Nick has also successfully achieved his fellowship in the academy of general dentistry.
Nick is excited to be back in Spokane working with his father and enjoying his time with family and friends.
Carrie is a dental hygienist. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene and a Masters Degree in Adult Education. She taught dental hygiene for 18 years and has been a practicing hygienist since 1984. Carrie has two daughters. She enjoys being active with snow skiing, water skiing, hiking and backpacking. She also mountain bikes and does regular gym workouts. She is passionate about helping others achieve optimal oral and total body health.
Anita is a dental assistant and has worked in the office since 2002. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She enjoys the job because of the daily challenges and interaction with the patients. Anita lives in the Spokane area and is the mother of two great kids.
Crissi works as a chairside assistant performing expanded duties, taking x-rays, sterilization, patient care and time management. In the dental field for over 20 years, she has been here since 2004. She enjoys meeting new people and building their confidence in creating the best smile they can have. She graduated from Spokane Community College with a degree in Dental Assisting. Crissi is the mother of 2, lives in Spokane Valley and in her spare time loves to travel and spend time with family.
Treatment and insurance coordinator, Kathy works with patients so that they understand their treatment and insurance coverage. She helps make financial arrangements and schedule appointments. Here since 1994, Kathy enjoys working with patients, getting to know their families, and having the satisfaction of helping people feel better about their smile. Kathy is married, the mother of three, grandmother of four and lives in the Spokane area.