Meet The StaffSabino Dental

Sherri Bahe

Dental Assistant

My name is Sherri and I have been a dental assistant since 2015. I am very proud to be Navajo. I enjoy spending time with my family when I am not working. When I am with family we spend most of our time with horses and cattle. I look forward to treating our patients and meeting new patients.

Nathalie Ndahiro

Dental Assistant

I was born in Rwanda, Kigali, my home state is Columbia, Missouri. I came to Tucson in October of 2005. I started working as a Dental Assistant in 2011 and have loved it ever since! I love what I do and enjoy meeting all the people I come across. I am blessed with two beautiful children, one boy and one girl. I enjoy our desert state with all its natural beauty.

Jacquie Zazueta

Dental Assistant

My name is Jacquie, I’ve been an assistant for over 13 years. I love all the staff at Sabino Dental. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with both of my adult children.

Niolver Mendez

Sterilization Assistant

In 2011, I completed my Bachelors degree in Food Science from the University of Camaguey, in Cuba. I have experience working in the food industry, including sanitation, hygiene, quality control and food safety. As the Sterilization Assistant, I take my work very seriously, as well as enjoy working with our patients and staff. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, working out and cycling. Currently, I am working towards my Dental Assistant certification to further my career.

Sasha Makarychev

Dental Hygiene

I was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to Tucson in 1994. My first job was as a Dental Assistant and after 10 years of assisting I decided to continue my education. In 2008 I graduated from Pima Community College and obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Since then I have had the amazing opportunity to work with many dental professionals in various offices. I enjoy being a part of the Sabino Dental team and working with Dr. Arias, who has excellent clinical knowledge along with a wonderful personality. I like to travel with my family and am a mother of two grown children. In my free time I like to quilt. I love being a Dental Hygienist and even more, I love to see our patients leave the office with a smile on their face.

Leslie Rigmaiden

Office Administrator

I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and moved to Tucson in 2014. I obtained my certification as a Dental Assistant in 2000. I have had the privilege of serving in the Army for 8 years and through the military and dentistry I have been fortunate to meet others and volunteer for various programs in my career.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling as much as I can. The beach is my happy place where I can relax.

Bianca Bustamante

Front Office

I was born in Tucson, Arizona and raised in Florida. I attended Arizona Sunset School of Dental Assisting in 2014 and worked as a Dental Assistant for 5 years. I have been working at Sabino Dental since May 2019 and absolutely love it! I am very grateful for my job and look forward to working with an amazing team every day.

I have two energetic young boys who constantly keep me going but I wouldn’t want it any other way. In my spare time I love to do anything outdoors with my boys. I also like to work out, go to the movies, meet new people, go on day trips and go hiking. I hope to meet you soon!