Meet The Team


 Our Team!

Shayla Galvan

Office Manager

I graduated from Butte County ROP dental assisting program and received my RDA licence from California Dental Association in 2009. I have got to be trained and work with the latest technology and am fortunate to be able to attend confrences and classes to further my dental knowledge. I enjoy playing all sports,  riding bikes, taking walks, tanning and spending time with my family and friend

Audra Vessels


I am a “newbie” to the dental world, 2019 I gained a passion for dentistry & I am so fortunate to be an asset to such an incredible team. I graduated from Willows High School in 2015 and moved to Quincy CA, where I attended Feather River College and became a collegian athlete for their softball team. Previously I was a  teacher In Corning before I pursued my dream to join the dental world here at Dr. Syns office. 

 I am newly engaged to my fiancé, Clay Van Doorn and we have a 4 year old son named Gauge. 

 I enjoy traveling, fishing, hiking, hunting, camping, kayaking and love spending time in the saddle when I am not in the office. I also love spending time with my little family and adding to our mix of farm

Nikki German

Registered Dental Assistant

I attended Butte County ROP for my dental assisting training, upon graduation received my X-ray and coronal polish certification.  Licensed by the Dental Board of California in 1995.  I have 24 years of experience as a Dental assistant with knowledge of the latest technology such as Cerec, 3d Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, Digital X-rays, Minimally Invasive Dentistry and Ozone dentistry. 

I have taken Cerec basic training in LA and Advanced training in Detroit where I studied with Dr Mark Morin.  I have also taken Cerec Aesthetic Design workshops with Dr James Klim in Santa Rosa, CA.

I have taken courses and studied with some of the top Ozone Doctors in the world, such as Dr Julian Holmes and Dr Eric Zaremski.

I enjoy spending time with my family.  My husband is a PG&E Mechanic and we have been married for 22 years.  My daughter is 21 years old, loves all animals, singing, acting, dancing, collecting rocks, hiking, camping, rafting, kayaking and is in going to Chico State for Animal Science.


Brittany Clark

Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from Butte county ROP and received my RDA license in 2013.  I am fortunate to be able to work in a State of the Art office with an amazing team and awesome patients.  I enjoy taking continuing education classes that allow me to expand my dental knowledge and patient care is one of my top priorities. I played basketball and participated in FFA for Las Plumas High School where I graduated in 2011. I am planning for my wedding in September of this year to an amazing man. I love the outdoors, playing with our 2 dogs, Paisley and Ace and spending time with family.

Alyssa Sudberry

Registered Dental Assistant

I graduated from Butte county ROP and received my RDA license in 2017. I have been married 3 years and we have three wonderful boys! We enjoy adventure where ever we can find it.




Kelli Long

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have a B.S. degree from Carroll College in Helena Montana and am Laser certified. I enjoy watching my kids sporting events, gardening, remodeling and reading. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Darron and have three children.  My daughter Julie is 29 and is a Chico State Grad.  My daughter Lisa is 25 and manages the Dutch Bros in Orland and my son Steven is 22 and lives in Wyoming.

Thorina Johnson

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have my A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Western Career College in Sacramento, CA.  Prior to becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist I was a Registered Dental Assistant.  I have been working in the dental field for a total of 20 years. I enjoy camping, quad riding, scrapbooking, quilting, cooking and travel. I enjoy spending my free time with my friends, family and my four legged kid Sofi, she keeps me entertained and busy.

Melissa Henry

Registered Dental Hygienist

I have a A.S. in Dental Hygiene from Shasta College and I am Laser certified.  I have worked in the dental field since 2003. I am married with 2 girls, Madeline and Maya.  We love to go camping as much as possible. 


Mrs. Jennifer Jones

Registered Dental Hygienest

My name is Jennifer and I am a northern California native. I was born and raised in Corning and after experiencing life in Southern California, my family and the lifestyle called me home. I have an Associates of Science degree and a second Associates of Science degree in Dental hygiene. I have loved dentistry for as long as I can remember, and I couldn’t be happier to work in an office with the best dentists and co-workers. When I am not in the office scaling calculus I love spending time with my husband Daniel, our seven year old daughter Kennedy, and our fat dog Ollie.

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