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Meet Dr. Anika Rodgers

Dr. Rodgers graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then studied dentistry at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry (formerly Baylor College of Dentistry) in Dallas, TX where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree along with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. She received multiple academic awards and was inducted into the dental honor society. Upon completion of her dental and research training, Dr. Rodgers earned a Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where she was elected as Chief Resident.

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Quality Care Comes from Training and Experience

Immediately after residency, Dr. Rodgers gained Board Certification in Orthodontics and is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Rodgers then completed a craniofacial fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.  As a member of the cleft and craniofacial team Dr. Rodgers treated patients born with a variety of facial abnormalities including, cleft lip and palate, hemifacial microsomia, Crouzon Syndrome, Pierre Robin, and a variety of other abnormalities.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Rodgers strives to meet and exceed the standards of her profession. To accomplish this, she’s an active member of these professional organizations:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Cleft Palate Association
  • Teaching Orthodontics

Besides leading her own practice, Dr. Rodgers participated as a faculty member at the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston teaching orthodontic residents. As a lifelong learner, she enjoys staying at the forefront of orthodontics and taking continuing education courses while being an active member of the dental/orthodontic community.

Outside the Office

Dr. Rodgers was born in Brighton, England and lived there until she was 16 years old. Dr. Rodgers and her husband, Tyler, are blessed with two boys, Noah and Liam, and 2 Siberian Husky fur-babies, Rocket and Remi. Dr. Rodgers is very excited to be serving the Reno/Sparks community.

When she’s not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Rodgers enjoys spending time with her family exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping and travelling. She and her husband are also car enthusiasts and enjoy auto racing and car events.

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Meet the Team

Jennifer Little Operations Manager/Treatment Coordinator

Jen has joined our team with 7 years of experience in the field of dentistry and orthodontics. She loves making lasting relationships with our team members and patients. She takes pride in her ability to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience at Elevated Orthodontics. Her smile, sense of humor and warm spirit will make you feel right at home.

Fun Fact: Jen was born and raised in Alaska! She has also lived in Italy and Northern Virginia before moving to the Reno/Sparks area. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and most of all her son, Jack, and Mastiff/Staffordshire Terrier mix Banner.

Leslie Matias Orthodontic Assistant

Leslie graduated from Truckee Meadows Community College with an Associates degree of Applied Sciences with a specialty in Dental Assisting.

Leslie has a very friendly personality and is fully bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
She is originally from Chicago, but relocated to Reno when she was very young so considers herself a Reno-native.

She loves to travel (especially to warm tropical places) and enjoys spending time with her family as well as doing nails and makeup.

Joanna Alcantara Orthodontic Assistant

Joanna is originally from Dayton, NV and moved to Reno 2 years ago. She received a certification in dental assisting, and is currently attending Truckee Meadows Community College to obtain her Associates degree of applied sciences in dental assisting.

Out of the office Joanna enjoys spending time with her family and working out at the gym. When you come to the office, ask her about her very cute Cane Corso named, Togo!

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