About Us

Creating Smiles Cosmetic + Family Dentistry is proud to serve Collinsville & Lebanon, IL and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of dental medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your teeth & mouth, please don’t hesitate to contact us or request an appointment. Thank you!

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 graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2000. 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 hundreds of hours of continuing education, specializing in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. She values the importance of staying current with the newest dental techniques and materials.  She is an active member of the LD Pankey Institute for Continuing Education. Dr. Pineda is also a clinical instructor for the Aesthetic Excellence Cosmetic Continuem with Dr. Rhys Spoor in Richfield, Ohio.

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.

Katelyn Genenbacher, DMD

Dr. Katelyn Genenbacher has been seeing patients for two years and this is her first year with Creating Smiles. She grew up in Quincy, IL, the youngest of 6 children, before attending college at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. After graduating from ISU, Dr. Genenbacher went on to get her DMD at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL. Dr. Genenbacher recently moved to St. Louis, MO with her yellow lab, Jayda, and her cat, Tabby. She loves exploring her new city, hanging out with and traveling to see her friends. One of her favorite things is going home to spend time with her family, particularly, all of her nieces and nephews. Dr. Genenbacher enjoys dentistry because it is a bit of art, engineering, and medicine all rolled into one. She loves connecting with her patient’s and helping them to understand the importance of their oral health.

Dallas Pineda, DMD

Dr. Dallas Pineda has been working at Creating Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for over 6 years. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dallas graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Biochemistry. While at the University she completed 4 years of undergraduate research, then headed to Washington, DC, where she was awarded a post-graduate fellowship at the National Institute of Health. Dr. Pineda is an avid artist in her free time, and she enjoys utilizing her artistic skills along with her technical knowledge to improve her patient’s smile. Dr. Dallas has 2 fur babies, Gomez and Lucas, she enjoys snuggling with them on the weekend.

Becky Ortinau

Registered Dental Hygienist

Becky was raised in South St. Louis, Missouri and resides there with her husband of 26 years. She has 2 daughters, Ellie and Natalie, and her oldest Zach just started dental school in the fall of 2020. She graduated from Forest Park Community College and has been practicing dental hygiene for 22 years. Becky has worked with Dr. Pineda since 2007 and enjoys getting to know her patients and teaching them about optimal oral hygiene. She enjoys working out, baking, and spending time with her family.

Ashley Rickey

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley is a graduate of Edwardsville High School. She went on to get her dental hygiene degree from Lewis and Clark Community College in 2006. Ashley has 2 children, Kennedy and TY, as well as 2 fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends when not at work. Ashley enjoys making patients feel comfortable, and making people feel good about their smile.

Michelle Prater

Dental Assistant

Michelle grew up in Collinsville, and is a graduate of Collinsville High School. She is married with 2 daughters, Brooke and Emily. She has 17 years of dental assistant experience, and has been working at Creating Smiles since 2010. She loves her work family, and also loves getting to know our patients, so that they can achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. In her free time she likes to read, shop, and watch Netflix.

Ashley Collins

Dental Assistant

Ashley was raised in Madison, Il, and now resides in Granite City, Il. She earned her Dental Assisting Certification from Missouri College in 2009. She has two children, Anthony and Kenzie. Ashley loves connecting with people, and helping them achieve the smile they’ve dreamed of. In her free time she enjoys reading and listening to her kids argue.

Leanne Golke

Registered Dental Hygienist

Leanne grew up in Piasa, Illinois. She moved to St. Louis shortly after graduating college. She has been working in the dental field for 8 years, specializing in insurance and patient scheduling. She recently moved back to Illinois to be closer to her family. In her spare time she loves spending time with her nieces and nephews, and her better half. Leanne’s hobbies include listening to music, watching Cardinal baseball, and horseback riding.

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Patient Testimonials

Lori G.

"Best place in Collinsville by far for all your dental needs! The staff is beyond friendly and really go that extra mile to make sure your as comfortable as possible, and Dr.Gena Pineda is beyond amazing! Highly recommended!!!"

Vicky K.

"We love Dr. Pineda and her staff. They are very knowledgeable and work me in with any problems. Highly recommend this place for all your needs."

Jeanne P.

"What a great dental experience! Everyone from being greeted personally when you walk in the door to the expert dental hygienist to the amazing Dr. Pineda. I would highly recommend Creating Smiles to everyone!!"

Whitening for Life Program

How would you like to have a program that helps you maintain that beautiful, white smile that you worked so hard to achieve? Creating Smiles has developed a Whitening for Life program that helps you do just that!

You’ll receive:
  • Custom-fitted whitening trays for your teeth with a full whitening kit
  • At every 6 month cleaning and checkup, you’ll receive a FREE refill tube of whitening solution

You’ll be able to touch-up those pearly whites with your at-home kit and it’s easy to use syringes of whitening solution. Our staff will go over how to use the product in your custom trays (remember – you cannot whiten existing crowns, bridges, or fillings) to get the best results possible in between your regular dental visits.

Ask us about Whitening For Life during your next dental appointment!
  • Impressions will be taken to create your custom whitening trays
  • The entire whitening system is delivered within 1-2 weeks
  • A maximum of one whitening solution refill will be provided at each continuing care appointment, not more than twice annually.
  • Lost or destroyed applicator trays will be replaced at no cost when models have been stored and provided by the patient.
The fine print….
  • Patients must be at least 16 years of age
  • Patients must have already completed a new patient exam, x-rays, and one hygiene appointment
  • Patients must set up further appointments for their regular continuing dental care, and keep their scheduled appointments.
  • All accounts must be kept current with no outstanding balances.
  • Patients must value the practice’s philosophy of preventive dentistry.
  • A $15 fee will be charged for reinstatement to the program if these guidelines are not followed.