Meet the Staff

 
 

Financial and Treatment Coordinator:

 
 

Jennifer Cabrera, our Financial and Insurance Coordinator is originally from the Rose City, Tyler TX, where she lived for thirty nine years. Jennifer will help you with treatment appointments, financial and insurance information.  In 2011, she was blessed to marry her high school sweetheart after being apart for twenty-five years, which is what brought her to the Dallas area.  Between the two of them they have three beautiful children. Jennifer has worked in the health industry for over twenty years, and thirteen of those being in the dental field. She enjoys working in an industry where she is able to meet lots of people and develop relationships with them, and looks forward to all the patients she will get to meet in this practice.  

 
 

New Patient and Hygiene Coordinator:

 
Ashley Smith is our patient Scheduling Coordinator. She is usually the first person you meet when you call or walk into our office. She brings with her over 20+ years of dental  experience and customer service specializing in Periodontics . She is certified by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners as a Registered Dental Assistant and is CPR certified. Her goal is to maintain a timely and consistent level of patient flow throughout the office and she always strives to ensure each patient is treated like family by our dental team. When not at work Ashley enjoys traveling, but most of all she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also adores her rescue puppy, a chiweenie named Spike.
 
 

Surgical Assistants:

 
 

Olivia Martinez, RDA, started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 2009. She is thoughtful, knowledgeable,and compassionate. When she’s not brightening our day in the office, she enjoys crafting and cheering on her son. She considers herself to be his #1 fan!

 
 
Shanna Foster, RDA

Shanna Foster, RDA, and her dynamic personality make her a perfect fit in our office.  Shanna’s caring nature led her to dental assisting in 2013, and then to her new dental home….our office!  Shanna helps in all areas of the office, from helping learn more about your insurance coverage to assisting Dr. Bender.    Shanna is married to a FANTASTIC husband and has two children.  She loves traveling anywhere to watch on her daughter’s softball games.  In any spare time, she loves reading, too!

 
 

Hygienists:

 

Kara Webb, RDH, will work closely with Dr. Bender in maintaining your periodontal health.  She will clean your teeth and help you with oral hygiene techniques to maximize your oral health.

Kara is a 1989 graduate of Texas Woman’s University dental hygiene program and has been practicing in a periodontal setting for 31 years. She has also enjoyed being an adjunct clinical faculty at her alma mater. She most enjoys the relationships she has developed with patients through dental hygiene over the years. She also loves to clean teeth! Outside of the office she enjoys her three children, two grandchildren, genealogy, reading and her new hobby, myofunctional therapy. 

 

 Angela R. Anderson, RDH, BS is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University.  Angela has worked as a Dental Hygienist in periodontal practices for over 25 years. She enjoys educating and encouraging her patients to optimal dental health. Angela is blessed with a wonderful family– A husband of 22 years, two daughters in college and a son in high school– a busy life indeed.  She is grateful for being part of such a great practice and is  looking forward to building many positive relationships with her patients in their on-going pursuit of dental health.
 

Director of Practice Relations:

 
 

Courtney Burton works outside of our office, maintaining relationships with your general dentist or referring doctors.  They may pick up or deliver information, supplies or lab work between our office and other dental offices.