Meet our staff

Vial Family Dentistry has some amazing team members! Get to know them a little more below! If you want to learn more about our doctors, follow the link to our meet our doctors page!

Reno Office

Tifini Tillery

Office Manager

Tell us about yourself!

I am married and have a 7 year old son and a one month old daughter. I was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. I have been dental assisting and working up front in the dental office for 7 years, and many of those years have been with Dr. Nicki. I graduated from dental assisting school in Reno and achieved my RDA certification in dental assisting immediately after. I have assisted in general dentistry for most of my career and have experience assisting with oral surgery and endodontic specialties. As I love dental assisting, I also wanted to be fully trained to deal with insurance, billing, and other patient relations.

What is your favorite thing about your job or dentistry in general?

It would have to make the patients feel better during dental treatment and make sure they are fully aware of what’s happening. I was terrified of the dentist for years, and it caused me not to go in frequently. My goal is to make all of our patients feel comfortable and make their visit to the dentist an enjoyable experience.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and my four dogs in my off time. We love to be involved in all outdoor activities and frequently travel on the weekends to watch my husband race cars.

Jennifer Eck

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself!

I grew up in the Northern Nevada area. I’m married with two teenage boys that keep us very busy. We also have two sweet dogs.

What is your favorite thing about your job or dentistry in general?

My favorite part about my job is the relationships I have created with my patients over the years.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love watching my boys play football and basketball, cheering on the Wolf Pack, camping, boating, and squeezing in as much travel as possible.

Bianca Diaz

Dental Assistant

Tell us about yourself!

I grew up in Carson City. I recently graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Truckee Meadows Community College. I have two adorable Aussie pups named Simba and Mushu.

What is your favorite thing about your job or dentistry in general?

What I love about my job is talking to the patients and making them feel comfortable and at home in our office. I enjoy working in Dentistry to help others maintain a healthy smile. I am happy to be a part of the team at Vial Family Dentistry!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy hanging out with my two younger sisters when I’m not working. I also enjoy going on hikes in Lake Tahoe with my boyfriend.

Fernley Office

Angel Conner

Office Manager

Tell us about yourself!

I have worked in dentistry for 25 years as a Dental Assistant and an Office Manager. I love my office and our patients! Dentistry is a fun and rewarding profession I would recommend to anyone! I have been privileged to raise 3 amazing kids and am Grandma to two beautiful grandchildren! I grew up in Fernley and raised my family here. Go Vaqueros!!! I love living in Nevada it is so rich in history and offers so much to do outdoors!

What is your favorite thing about your job or dentistry in general?

I am a people person. I love being able to help my patients get the care they need!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy hiking with my family. We are avid history buffs and love to explore our beautiful state. I enjoy crafts and baking. You will often find me in the bleachers cheering on my kids, nieces, and nephews athletics.

Jacqueline Assal

Dental Hygienist

Tell us about yourself!

Surviving brain cancer at age 21 has given my life so much more clarity. And I strongly believe he has left me here to help other people. I’ve been a dental hygienist for 24 years and love what I do.

What is your favorite thing about your job or dentistry in general?

I love working one on one with my patients & helping them as much as I can.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love the outdoors and baking.

Vanessa Smith

Dental Assistant

Tell us about yourself!

Hi!! My name is Vanessa, I’ve been married to my amazing spouse for 14 years, and we have a 5 year old little girl. I’ve lived in Fernley for nearly 13 years and absolutely love our little community.

I started dental assisting when I was just 16 years old, assisted for many years, and then went back to school for cosmetology. After a break for a few years, I came back to dental assisting; dental assisting was where my heart belonged.

What is your favorite thing about your job or dentistry in general?

The best part of my job is giving people their smiles back.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

In my spare time, I spend time with my little family finding fun activities to do.

We’re Your Partner in Dental Health

At Vial Family Dentistry, it is our goal to stand out among the rest. You want an enjoyable and comfortable dental experience — and we want you to feel cared for throughout the process. We’re here to listen, get to know you, and answer your questions to ease any concerns to serve you better. We’re proud to offer high-quality dental care and be the family dentists you can trust.