We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is highly skilled, well trained and strives to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient! Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We aim to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advancements by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.


Gena F. Pineda, D.D.S.

Dr. Gena Pineda is a graduate of one of the most well respected dental schools in the country, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Pineda completed a four-year tour in the United States Navy, where she completed a General Practice Residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Pineda continues to take many hours of continuing education, specializing in general and cosmetic dentistry. She values the importance of staying current with the newest dental techniques and materials.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Pineda enjoys spending time with her family, running and reading. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.


Becky – Registered Dental Hygienist


Becky was raised in South St. Louis, Missouri and resides there with her husband and three children. She graduated from Forest Park Community College and has been practicing dental hygiene for 13 years. Becky has worked with Dr. Pineda since 2007 and enjoys continually learning new aspects of the dental field.


Doreen – Registered Dental Hygienist


Doreen graduated from dental hygiene school in 1993 in upstate New York. Practicing dental hygiene in several states has enabled her to expand on her education, knowledge and experience in the dental field. She has practiced working with Dr. Pineda since 2006. Together, they strive to provide their patients with a positive, state-of-the-art dental experience.


Michelle – Dental Assistant


Michelle has five years of dental assistant experience. She is excited about the opportunity to work with the great staff at the practice and continuing her education in the field of dentistry. Michelle joined the staff at Creating Smiles Family Dentistry in August 2010 after taking some time off to be at home with her children. Michelle was raised in Collinsville and now resides in Troy with her husband and two daughters.