Registered Dental Assistant
I love being part of our team, working together to provide the best, most gentle care to our patients. Our patients know and understand our commitment to their oral health and they come in excited to show us the improvements they’ve made since their last appointment. It’s a good feeling to know that we are able to help such wonderful people. My work involves taking patient X-rays and assisting our doctors chairside, as they care for our patients. I am there both for the doctor and for the patient, making sure that everything goes smoothly and that the patient is comfortable. I also schedule appointments and input daily notes.
Away from work, you’ll most often find me spending time with my three wonderful children and husband. I also enjoy playing softball and going hunting.
Registered Dental Assistant / Front Desk
It’s difficult for me to pinpoint what I like most about my job. I love our doctors and the team, I am happy that we’re able to provide such excellent care, and our patients are incredible! Really, my workday is always interesting and wonderful, which is not true for many people. I’m very lucky. Among my duties here, I assist with caring for our patients, sterilize and disinfect our treatment areas and equipment, schedule and confirm appointments, and verify insurance.
In my personal life, I am very involved with my church. I love spending time with my family, being in the outdoors, and reading.
Business Manager for Taft and Corpus Christi Offices
Although my title says “Business Manager,” and I do like working in the financial end of our practice, what I really enjoy is visiting with and getting to know our patients. Each of them is so interesting, and I love hearing about their experiences, passions, and families. We develop real friendships and I look forward to their visits as a time to catch up on what’s been happening in their lives. I handle all business-related activity for our Taft and Corpus Christi offices, including the accounts payable and our payroll.
My life is good, whether I’m in the office or at home. I love to go dancing, am very active in my church and on the vestry, and spend as much time as I can with friends and family. I have three adult children and seven grandchildren who are the lights of my life.
I love the social aspects of my work, getting to interact with our patients, knowing that we’re helping them with both their oral and overall health, as well as improving their smile and self-confidence. Our team here is amazing, each so good at their job and willing to pitch in when needed, and their skills with our patients are truly impressive. Each team member likes what they do and it shows. As the office manager, my primary duty is to make everything simple, efficient, and pleasant for our patients, our team members, and our doctors. I oversee everything from finances and insurance to phone calls and appointments.
In other words, I tend to be busy, whether here in the office or one my days off, when I’m often helping at Immaculate Conception Church, going shopping, or playing volleyball or basketball. My husband Herman and I have been married for 20 years and we have two children away at college. We are also the proud owners of a Lab named Bello.
Being part of a team that is united in our commitment to delivering excellent care for our patients means I love my job. Not only are my fellow team members incredible at what they do, but our doctors are so skilled and gentle when they work with our patients, as well. And our patients really like to come see us: they tell us so! My job duties are concentrated on disinfecting and sterilizing our instruments, equipment, and the entire treatment area once a patient is finished with their appointment.
As for my personal life, I enjoy staying active, whether that’s biking, hiking, or running. I also play the guitar and the piano and am a regular volunteer with my church, too.
Registered Dental Assistant / Scheduling Coordinator
I enjoy playing a role in the dental health of our patients and love it when we have time to socialize. Because we are a family-oriented practice, I’ve been able to watch our patients’ families grow over the years, and that’s very rewarding to see, especially when a parent trusts us and brings their child to us for their first dental visit! Our team here is truly amazing and our doctors are the best. My work involves everything from assisting our doctors as they care for our patients to taking X-rays and charting. I also schedule and confirm appointments, verify dental insurance, and submit insurance claims.
During my days off, you’ll find me with my family. In addition to my wonderful husband, I have three incredible children off at college and a teenage daughter, as well as a young grandson.
Registered Dental Assistant
I love interacting with our patients, as I review home-care suggestions and techniques. Helping them to learn how best to care for their teeth and gums between visits to see us, and then seeing their improved oral health at their next checkup, is so rewarding. When I see that they really understand the connection between their body’s health and that of their mouth, and they change their habits and practices, I am so happy to work in this field! Among my duties here, in addition to providing patient care and assisting chairside, I also take X-rays and sterilize treatment areas, instruments, and equipment.
Away from the practice, you’ll find me spending time with my friends and family, especially my boyfriend. I am the proud owner of a wonderful dog, Allie, and three much-loved cats. I love Texas, but sometimes I’m homesick for Arkansas, my home state.
Registered Dental Assistant
I find dentistry fascinating and love the challenges associated with it. Each day offers new things to learn, new patients we get to care for, and seeing established patients, too, so I come into the office looking forward to what’s before us. Every day is different and that keeps us all on our toes, in a very good way. My duties involve getting our patients ready to be seen by our doctors, and charting patients’ medical histories, medications, and why they are visiting us. In doing so, I really get to know our patients and many become friends, which is another benefit of my work.
During my days off, you’ll find me spending a lot of time with my husband of 38 years. We share our lives with a wonderful dog who has been with us for 12 years, now. We also care for 12 cats, all spayed or neutered. I love gardening and taking camping trips. An interesting tidbit of information: I have a twin sister and yes, we do look alike!
Office Manager – Corpus Christi Office
My goal in our office is to make our doctors’ and patients’ day a pleasant one. I do this by managing the front office and the clinical area, the daily clinical schedule, patient scheduling, production, insurance, accounts receivable, phone calls, and the processing of computer claims. I enjoy working with our patients and educating them about dentistry in order to help them improve their dental health. I consider myself very blessed to work with such an amazing group of doctors. They are kind and compassionate with all of the staff and they treat all of us like family.
Outside of the office I am a mother of two children at home and three adult children. I have recently started to work out and live a healthier lifestyle. In our spare time our family collects clothing and toys that we donate to the women’s shelter and to the people that live in the remote mountains of Mexico.
Registered Dental Assistant
As a dental assistant, I work one-on-one with each patient to help improve their oral health and provide a comfortable dental experience. It is very gratifying to see the end results of a completed treatment, as well as the satisfaction of our patients with the care they’ve received. One of the best parts of working here is that it’s truly a family atmosphere. Our doctors and team work very well together to meet our patients’ dental needs.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three children. I also enjoy cooking and baking for family and friends.