Our Team

The friendly and experienced team members at de Bruin Dental Center are some of the best in the industry. Each member of our team is highly skilled in their area of expertise:


Tom G. de Bruin (DDS)


Dr. de Bruin was born and raised in Livermore, California, and is second-generation dentist. He received his undergraduate degree from CSU Sacramento, receiving a BS in biology and chemistry. Dr. de Bruin is a graduate of the highly regarded DDS program at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Dr. de Bruin has also received advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), with a concentration on cosmetic dentistry and the treatment of myofascial pain and related disorders. He is one of the few dentists in the Reno/Tahoe area with this select area of training.

Dr. de Bruin enjoys spending time with his wife Tricia, and their three children in the beautiful Reno/Tahoe area. They are active outdoor enthusiasts, participating in watersports, mountain biking, snowboarding and beach volleyball.

Passionate about perfecting beautiful smiles, Dr. de Bruin can help you achieve the smile of a lifetime.

Membership associations: 
American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association, Northern Nevada Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry

Donna Lake (Office Administrator)


Originally from South Florida, Donna moved to Incline Village in 1990 to raise her family near beautiful Lake Tahoe. With a background in medical business management, Donna managed a dental office in Incline Village for 11 years before relocating to Reno in 2001 and becoming Office Administrator for de Bruin Dental Center. Donna is a certified Office Administrator with the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry (LVI). Donna's hobby's are gardening, motorcycling and traveling with her husband Jim, and spending time with their family and friends, especially her two little grand-daughters.

Melissa Streeter, E.F.D.A (Hygiene Coordinator)


Melissa comes from Boise, ID to supplement our hygiene department. Melissa loves the outdoors, camping, fishing and walking her golden retriever. She brings organization, new energy and a wonderful infectious laugh to our practice!

Niki Hane - Registered Dental Hygienist 


Niki started in dentistry in 2000 as a dental assistant, graduated with her B.S. in Health Ecology at University of Nevada, Reno then completed the dental hygiene program at Truckee Meadows Community College. As a registered dental hygienist, Niki's attention to detail and love for patient health education is undeniable. Niki grew up in Incline Village and enjoys playing outdoors with her husband, two little boys and black Labrador. Niki loves to run, hike, mountain bike, water and snow ski, snowshoe, and rock climb.

Jan Talbot Paulson - Registered Dental Hygienist 


Jan has lived and worked as a registered dental hygienist at Lake Tahoe and Reno for over 20 years.  Jan has been part of our team since 2008  but recently relocated from Incline Village to Reno in 2012 and now brings her professional experience to deBruin Dental full time.  Jan is also involved in bringing dental missions to the Dominican of Republic.  Recently married, she enjoys spending time with her husband, John and their two little dogs.  She loves skiing, kayaking, and fun with family and friends.

Keira Tucker - Certified Dental Assistant 


Sam Solorio - Dental Assistant 


 Sam has brought an entirely new dimension to the practice.  Sam has been a dental assistant since 2007.  A music lover, Sam plays the drums and brings his humor from the comedy club where he works on the weekends.  We appreciate Sam's bi-lingual talents too.  He is a refreshing burst of energy to our day!

Megan Mortimore - Dental Assistant 


Megan is a Reno native and has been in the dental field since 2010 and joined our team in Dec 2013. Megan enjoys all types of art but mostly painting, film and travel. She has been to 10 countries and hopes to visit many more. Megan is a "people person",  loves her job and brings a nice presence to our day. 

Le Ann Whitehead - Certified Dental Assistant 


Le Ann joined the deBruin team in 2005 after moving to Reno from Oregon when her husband took a teaching job in Fernley, NV.  Le Ann is a certified, expanded duties dental assistant who is experienced and compassionate and builds wonderful relationships with all of our patients . As an integral part of our team LeAnn is the team member that keeps us all "real and grounded".  She and her husband Patrick have two little girls and a boy that keep their busy life full of family, fun and laughter!