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Meet Our Team
Our friendly team at First Impression Dental Fresno loves helping our patients achieve healthier and more beautiful smiles! We make it our mission to provide quality dental care in a welcoming atmosphere in which you can feel at ease, and we regularly pursue continuing education courses to ensure that you receive excellent care and the most up-to-date information about your oral health and treatment options. Give us a call today at 559-513-0707! We look forward to meeting you soon!
Brett P. Lent, DDS, MS
Brett Lent, DDS, MS, is a general dentist at First Impression Dental in Fresno, California. He specializes in providing high-quality care to treat patients of all ages using state-of-the-art technology. He’s at the forefront of bringing new dental technology to patients, including Solea® dental laser for anesthetic-free dentistry, same-day crowns, digital radiography, and dental photography.
Dr. Lent earned his Bachelor of Science in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then worked as a dental research assistant at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital, focusing on chewing efficiency for denture wearers and implant patients.
He later earned both his master’s degree in oral biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was one of three in his class to receive the “Excellence in Restorative Dentistry” award.
Dedicated to lifelong learning and offering the latest dental technology to his patients, Dr. Lent commits over 100 hours annually to continued education. He’s an active member of the Faculty Club at Spear Dental Education, a prestigious interdisciplinary group of practitioners focused on comprehensive treatment planning to achieve optimal results, and received training at the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.
When not treating patients, Dr. Lent enjoys spending time with his wife, Shana, and their children, Parker and Katelynn, as well as golfing, traveling, skiing, snorkeling, and cooking.
Kristine — Office Manager
Kristine “Kris” has been in the dental field since 1988; with over 30 years of experience, she has grown in her knowledge of dentistry exponentially. Kris has served patients in all aspects of dental care from scheduling appointments and chairside assisting to office management. She loves creating long lasting relationships with patients and making sure all their needs are met. Kris has three children and one grandson whom she loves to spend time with whenever possible. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. Fun fact: Kris is originally from Minnesota and has been a crazy Vikings fan her entire life.
Monica — Registered Dental Assistant
Monica brings 18 years of experience as an RDA to our team! Monica’s primary goal is to make her patients feel comfortable and will even go above and beyond to make them laugh. When she’s not at work, Monica keeps very busy with her family. She has been married to her husband, Brandon, for 10 years and together they have 4 children. Monica also loves to play tennis and help out with her husband’s family business. Fun fact: When Monica hears Salsa music she immediately jumps on the dancefloor!
Amanda - Registered Dental Hygienist
Amanda has been a dental hygienist since 2014. She takes pride in her work and enjoys getting to know her patients. Amanda loves helping patients achieve the healthy smile they deserve. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and her friends. When she is not spending time with her boyfriend, Amanda loves crafting, decorating their house, and being active with her friends.
Fun Fact: Amanda played collegiate level softball.
Cody — RDAEF
Cody was born and raised in Sanger and started working with her mom for a dentist there at the age of 17. After graduating from high school she decided to pursue a full time career in dentistry and went on to get her RDA. She furthered her education and was part of the second graduating class in the state to earn their RDAEF (extended functions). This extra education allows Cody to do a plethora of extra duties which helps Dr. Lent provide an even better chair side experience for his patients. Cody has also developed a deep passion for sleep apnea and has done many continuing education courses on the subject.
In her spare time Cody loves to travel. Some of her favorite recent trips have been to Ireland, Iceland, and Amsterdam. Cody also enjoys spending time with her daughter, Alyssa as well as her 2 dogs Shooter and Bentley. We feel so fortunate to have Cody on our team. She’s extremely knowledgeable and compassionate along with having a great sense of humor. A combination our patients and team absolutely love!