Our Team


Blanco Dental was founded in 2021 to serve the dental needs of Western Nevada County. It is a work of passion to serve the dental needs of a community we love. Our team strives to provide excellent and friendly dental care, educate our patients about their oral health. To pursue that purpose, we’ve put the best team together.


Dr. Carolina Blanco was born, raised, and educated in El Salvador, Central America. She graduated from Alberto Masferrer Salvadoran University and not too long later moved to the United States.

After passing the National Dental Board Part I & II, the Restorative Technique Examination (an exam for foreign trained dentists only), and California Dental Board, she obtained her dentist’s license in 2007. ADA, CDA, and BSDS member.

When she’s not working, she loves growing vegetables and flowers, and playing with her cats – Black Beary and Mila.


Katy was born and raised in San Diego, moved to Grass Valley in 2010. She was a certified nursing assistant before attending Kaplan college in Sacramento to become a registered dental assistant in 2016.

After working for several local dental practices, Katy joined Blanco Dental in 2022, being the main assistant in the back office. Katy is compassionate about her career, feels blessed to be serving patients’ oral healthcare needs in our community.

In her spare time, Katy enjoys spending time with her son, hiking, and going to church.


Wendy was raised in Grass Valley with 3 sisters. She attended Scotten School, Lyman Gilmore, and graduated from Union High School in 2010.

She worked in the veterinary field for several years to move into the dental field in 2019, working as a sterilization technician and a dental assistant. In 2021, Wendy joined Blanco Dental as a dental assistant to then run the front office. She can be seen in the front office helping patients understand the financial side or scheduling appointments.

Outside of work, Wendy enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and 50 chickens. 


Maya was born and raised in Grass Valley. She attended Union Hill School, Nevada Union High School, and graduated from Sierra College in 2021.

Her career in the dental field started in Blanco Dental that same summer of 2021. Taken under Dr. Blanco’s wing, she has grown and expanded in various aspects as a dental assistant. Maya has completed dental training at the Fade Institute in Folsom.

Maya is the greatest floater in our friendly team, and can be seen either helping out with our procedures in the rooms or at the front desk. She enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and traveling.


Amanda was born and raised in Nevada County. She started her career in dental at a clinic in the rural area of Nevada county in 2018.

Amanda has been working at Blanco Dental from the very beginning, when the practice started in May 2021, and she has been an integral part of the practice as it has been growing over its first years. Amanda loves to help patients improve their oral health.

When not at work, you can find Amanda paddle boarding at Scotts Flat.


Iñaki was born in the Basque Country, moved to San Francisco in 1995. After attending City College, he worked twenty years in film, graphic design and publishing, then at City Hall.

Iñaki moved to Nevada County in 2017, a community he loves. He helped start Blanco Dental in 2021, working on billing, accounting, and human resources, building a friendly and warm team of professionals.

When off work Iñaki is biking, hiking, at the movies, theater, or at a music festival. 

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Robby Murcia
Robby Murcia
Dr. Blanco is the best! We've been coming here since before she took over this practice and makes you feel so comfortable and welcome. She's very detailed in what she does, I can't say enough about her. Thank you for everything Dr. Blanco.
I am absolutely terrified of needles, Especially near my face, not to mention in my mouth. But Dr. Blanco was so good - no excellent - at administering novocaine and the procedure that I’d recommend her and her practice abd staff to anyone who is afraid of going to the dentist. Everyone is calming, professional and kind. And… they saw me almost the day I called. Unheard of these days! Thank you Blanco Dental! Miche Evans
Brittany Buttacavoli
Brittany Buttacavoli
They were able to get him in same day when my boyfriend had so much tooth pain he was feeling sick, we had to pay out of pocket because we only had medi cal but they got us in sooner than chape de or stallant dental so Life savers they are
Shay Ammons
Shay Ammons
Just wow! Dr. Blanco got me in two days after I called to get a filling . She did such great work and she is so kind. It feels so good to finally eat ! The staff was just incredible as well . Thank you so much !
blake Davault
blake Davault
Super great and friendly every time I visit, truly an amazing and intelligent staff. 10/10 years like recommend
martin hutchinson
martin hutchinson
excellent work.
Dana Novy
Dana Novy
Blanco Dental is Amazing! Kindness all the way around that office. Very quick to help me. So excited that I found such an amazing team!
Cameron Dufour
Cameron Dufour
Best dentist I have ever had
Laurel Reynolds
Laurel Reynolds
Dr. Blanco and her staff are all very nice and I was able to get an appointment the same week I called. I look forward to my future visits and I highly recommend her office. Thank you Dr. Blanco!
Susan Berg
Susan Berg
Great dentist and staff.
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316 South Auburn St. #5
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Fax us at (530) 274-8935


Tue – Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat – Mon: Closed