Meet Our Team
We are excited to introduce you to our office team. Read below to learn a little more about us!
Michael Viale DDS
Dr. Viale graduated with honors from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in genetics. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry where he also received the F. Gene Dixon Leadership Award. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences. He has served on the committee for the Northern California Dental Society for the last 22 years. Dr. Viale is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, performs product evaluation for Clinical Research Associates, is a member of a local study group, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. Dr. Viale is passionate about dentistry and enjoys educating his patients and the community about their oral health. He has presented before many professional organizations including the Cancer Center at Feather River Hospital. His topics include cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening, and the effects of chemotherapy on oral health. Dr. Viale enjoys volunteering with Remote Area Medical (RAM) in California and Tennessee, traveling, spending time with his son Chris who lives in Chico, visiting his daughter Brynn, in San Diego, reading, and the theater. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of Paradise Performing Arts Center.
Sheila has been married to Dr. Viale for 40 years. She became a Registered Dental Assistant in 1979. Over the years, she has worked in the office in many different capacities. Sheila enjoys reading, party planning, gardening, and being creative. She and Dr. Viale have 2 grown children.
Amy came to Dr. Viale's as an intern in 1994. Amy has been with the office for most of the time since, when not at home with her boys. Amy enjoys traveling with her family and friends and being a grammy to two beautiful girls. Amy feels very fortunate to work for such a compassionate, giving, and talented dentist and with such a great group of ladies.
After working as a surgical assistant for a periodontist for several years, Carole became a dental hygienist in 1988. She joined Dr. Viale's staff in 2005 when she moved back up to Paradise after living in Napa and Pasadena for many years. Carole's family has had a ranch in Paradise for several generations, so she was happy to be back. She is quite proud of her son who is starting his second year of pre-engineering college classes this fall. Carole really enjoys hiking and traveling but mostly ends up clearing brush with her husband at their home in their free time.
Carrie is one of our dental hygientists that joined our team in 2007. She was born and raised in Paradise but moved to Southern California soon after graduating PHS. She has been working as a dental hygientist since 2004 after graduating from SJVC in Rancho Cucamonga, Carrie met her husband Brian while living in Southern California and they now have two children, Tanner and MaggieMae. Carrie keeps busy while she's not cleaning teeth. She loves woodworking, power tools, decorating, house boating, volunteering at her kids school and of course enjoying time with her family and friends.
Jan has lived in Butte County for over 38 years. She joined Dr. Viale in 2005 and loves working in an office that is friendly, caring and professional. Jan and her husband enjoy their summers at their cabin at Lake Philbrook and catching trophy fish!
Jessica, was raised in Paradise and graduated from Shasta College Dental Hygiene program in 2007. She has been with this office since 2010. Jessica has a passion for dentistry and really enjoys educating patients how to improve their overall health by taking care of their dental health. Jessica married her best friend, Dwayne, in 2009 and enjoys photography, gardening, traveling, spending time with her dogs Cosmo (17 yrs) and Tanzy (1 yr) and being an Aunt.
Sharon is a Registered Dental Hygientist and has worked with Dr. Viale since 1993...wow 25 years!! She enjoys cooking, reading, and bicycle riding. Sharon has the most fun when she is out exploring the world.
Shannon is the newest addition to our team. She brings 17 years of experience as a Registered Dental Assistant along with a warm smile and a great sense of humor. When Shannon is not at work she enjoys time with her four dogs, riding her Harley, spending time with her family, friends and S.O. Frank...and not necessarily in that order!