Clarity Orthodontics is a proud sponsor of CDA Cares, an event that provided over 2,000 Fresno and San Joaquin locals with free dental care on October 12 and 13, 2015. Dr. Tamara Shamlian and dental family were glad to be a part it! From Left: Dr. Dennis E. Shamlian, Dr. Adrina Gulian, Dr. Tamara N. Shamlian, Dr. Christopher V. Shamlian.
Daniel Papangellin: Clarity Experience Officer
David Iskenyan: Sterilization Technician
Jessica Melgarejo: Treatment Coordinator
Hannah Pool: Registered Dental Assistant
Hannah is a passionate RDA who first developed her love for dentistry when she had her own orthodontic treatment done when she was in high school. Hannah deeply enjoys working one-on-one with people and getting to know our patients on a personal level. Hannah is in her element when she is communicating with patients about their oral health and helping each person achieve their smile goals. Hannah has completed her Associates Degree in Public Health along with her certificate in the Leon S. Peter’s Honors program, and is furthering her career in dentistry by applying to dental hygiene school this year.
In her free time Hannah is an avid reader and aspiring globe-trotter. Hannah especially enjoys her full-time participation in a volunteer Bible education work with her local community.
Katelynn Yang: Dental Assistant
Katelynn is currently a certified dental assistant. She graduated with a degree in Allied Health from Fresno City College in 2019. Her dream career goal is to become a dental hygienist because she loves being able to help those achieve and maintain their dream smiles!
Some things that Katelynn enjoys are reading, painting, and her occasional trips to Monterey. Katelynn’s motto she lives by everyday is “Change will not come if we wait for some person or some other time” -Barack Obama
Elizabeth Melgarejo: Patient Care Coordinator
As our patient care coordinator, Elizabeth is the first person you see when you walk into our practice. She enjoys greeting all of our patients and getting to know more about them. She is an expert in maximizing insurance benefits for our patients through meticulous insurance claim handling. She provides financial consultations in the office, to ensure your investment in your orthodontic care is affordable for you and your families. Elizabeth knows that our patients’ time is valuable and she is great at coordinating appointments for patients and minimizing time away from work and school. Elizabeth is bilingual in Spanish. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a double major in Biological Sciences and Chicanx Studies. She will pursue a career as a Physical Therapist in the near future.
In her free time, Elizabeth loves spending time with her furry friends. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows. Feel free to give her a show recommendation at your next appointment!
Charlene Abuda: Registered Dental Assistant
Charlene is an RDA and currently a Dental Hygiene student at Fresno City College. Charlene enjoys learning new orthodontic techniques and sharing her dental knowledge with our patients. She also admires seeing our patients progress and loves helping every patient attain their beautiful smile. Charlene is a Bay Area native and graduated from Solano Community College with a degree in General Science and Liberal Arts. In 2020, Charlene received her RDA license and degree at the College of Marin. She worked at an Orthodontic practice in Marin for 2 years before moving to Fresno.
If she is not spending time with her family and dog, Charlene loves to spend her free time going to concerts, thrift shopping and working out at the gym.