Dr. John Silvaroli
Champagne Family Dentistry South Meadows, Reno
Dr. John Silvaroli was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and landed in Reno, NV just before high school. He is a Galena High School graduate and went on to study mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. From there, he was given the opportunity to work for the General Motors Corporation for nearly three years. After working at GM, he returned to UNR to complete a bachelor’s of science in biology. While there, he taught anatomy and physiology labs and served as the lead dissectionist for the undergraduate anatomy program.
Dr. Silvaroli graduated Cum Laude from the UNLV School of Dental Medicine and was in the top three of his class. He was awarded the Board of Regents Scholarship as well as the Leta M. Orr Scholarship. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and was awarded the OKU William S. Kramer Award of Excellence. While he was studying at the UNLV School of dental Medicine, he took the opportunity to perform oral cancer research. He was honored to have his research on the correlation between folate and oral cancer prevalence and proliferation published in an International Cancer Journal and was also invited to be a platform speaker at the International Association of Dental Research Conference in Seoul, South Korea.
Additionally, while at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Silvaroli was the president of the SGT Ferrin Memorial Veterans Clinic, which provides dental work for at-need U.S. military veterans from the Las Vegas community.
While finishing up at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, he received an Affiliate Associate Fellowship through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. This provided over 300 hours in additional implant training, treatment planning, and surgical approaches.
Since graduating, Dr. Silvaroli is happy to call Northern Nevada home. He is an active member of the Nevada Dental Association, the Northern Nevada Dental Society, the local chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry, and local Spear Education Study Clubs.
Dr. Silvaroli truly believes that dentistry marries the natural sciences and engineering with artistry, all with a humanistic approach. “It is for these reasons that I chose to pursue a career in dentistry.”
He enjoys the outdoors and being active. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and two dogs, go to the gym, snowboard, hike, fish, and hunt. Fun fact: His birthday is on Christmas day.
Champagne Family Dentistry South Meadows, Reno
Champagne Family Dentistry South Meadows, Reno
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Dr. Patrick Silvaroli relocated to Northern Nevada with his family during his high school years. After graduating from Galena High School, he went on to complete his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno where he was a Millennium Scholarship recipient.
Dr. Silvaroli completed his dental studies (DMD) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. From there, he continued his dental education by successfully completing a hospital-based General Practice Residency at Denver Health Regional Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. It was here where he received advanced training in oral surgery, endodontics, pediatrics, and restorative dentistry, as well as in the management of medically complex patients in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.
After dental school, Dr. Silvaroli has continued to take pride in continuing his education and was recently awarded the credential of Associate Fellow through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AFAAID). He is currently a member of the Sierra Society for Dental Excellence, Northern Nevada Dental Society, Nevada Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He currently sits on the executive committee with the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Silvaroli volunteers his time serving his community through his involvement with the Adopt a Vet program, which provides pro bono dental care to veterans. He is a member of the Reno Rodeo Association and the Reno Elks Lodge, and is a mentor for pre-dental students at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dr. Silvaroli has been in private practice for over seven years in Reno and when not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife Meesha, daughter Kinsley, and their two bulldogs Halen and Presley. He is an avid snowboarder, a student of the guitar and piano, and loves to work out. Fun fact: He loves to watch his beloved Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres win… sometimes!
Emily Mendonca, RDH
Emily attended Carrington College in Boise, Idaho, where she received her associates degree. She is a member of the Northern Nevada Dental Hygienist Association.
She decided to work in dentistry because she spent a lot of time in the dental office as a child and the staff was always able to make her feel comfortable. Since then, she knew dentistry was what she wanted to pursue. “I love being able to help people improve their oral health and accomplish their goals, and make them feel comfortable in the dental chair.”
Emily’s hobbies include camping with family at Eagle Lake during the summer, boating and hiking. She loves going to concerts and traveling as often as she can. Fun fact: She’s the tallest member of her family!
Jena Adamo, RDH
Jena has been with Champagne Family Dentistry since 2014. She originally started as a hygiene assistant before leaving to attend Truckee Meadows Community College for dental hygiene school in 2017. She finished top of her class and was elected into membership into the Sigma Phi Alpha dental hygiene honors society. She also received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Santa Clara University where she graduated Cum Laude.
“I realized how making people feel comfortable at the dentist gave me a sense of purpose. It has always been a goal of mine to help people in whichever career I chose. When patients started telling me that I was the only one they wanted to see or leaving their appointment with a smile on their face, it gave me a sense of pride knowing I made their experience at the dentist a positive one.”
Jena’s hobbies include spending time with her husband and two cats, snowboarding, and baking. Fun fact: Jena has worked at archaeological digs in Belize and Guatemala.
Deborah is a certified dental assistant with more than six years of experience in dentistry. She wanted to work in the dentistry field after having great experiences at the dentist when she was younger.
Deborah’s hobbies are crafting, boating, UTV riding, and spending as much time with her family as possible. Fun fact: “I went skydiving out of the first plane I had EVER been on.”
Dr. Jason Champagne, DDS
Dr. Jason Champagne obtained his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry in 2001. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1998.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, the Spear Study Club, and the Northern Nevada Dental Society, of which he formerly served as president, vice-president and secretary/treasurer. He is a board of directors member of the Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows and is also a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Jason is also a current board member on the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners, serving his third term.
Dr. Jason actively provides volunteer dental services through the Northern Nevada Dental Health Program. Also, for the past few years, Champagne Family Dentistry has hosted the annual Give Kids A Smile Event for Northern Nevada. This amazing day provides free dental services to kids of the Boys and Girls Club and our community.
His hobbies include skiing, golfing, playing guitar, and spending time with family. Fun fact: Dr. Jason loves Karaoke and he considers himself a pretty good Neil Diamond impersonator!
South Meadows Practice Manager
Mary started working in the dentistry field right after high school. She loves dentistry and helping patients because she said she knows how it feels to worry about your teeth, and she enjoys seeing the way dental procedures can change a patient’s life.
“I was very self conscious about my teeth growing up, and I was so fascinated with the work that was being done in cosmetic dentistry. I signed up for the dental assisting program at Lake Tahoe Community College, and started working as an assistant a month into my dental assisting classes. I chose my career right the first time!”
Mary is a registered dental assistant and a dental lab technician, and she enjoys her work on the administrative side of Champagne Dental Partners.
“I want to help patients receive the best care possible, whether it be through dental work, or caring for their finances.”
In her spare time, Mary likes to teach her 6-year -old niece to cook. “She is a character, so it’s super fun!”
She also makes jewelry out of wax and casts it in metal, which she learned how to do in dental lab tech school. She also likes to go crystal hunting and take pictures as a combined hobby.
Fun fact: “I love to laugh! I am also a beach bum! Nothing makes me more happy than spending the day at the lake and listening to live music!”