Meet the Team

Bethany

Registered Dental Hygienist

I enjoy working one-to-one with patients. I offer general cleanings and periodontal assessments, and provide oral hygiene instructions. I try to make people comfortable in the dental chair, listen to their concerns, and work to establish trust. I really like teaching people about dental health and love having someone come to their next checkup with a cleaner, healthier smile! I’ve worked in the field since 2008 and been part of this amazing team since 2010.

Most of my free time is spent with my family. I enjoy gardening, scrapbooking, and making jewelry, photography, drawing, and dancing and skating.

Debbie

Financial Administrator

I enjoy getting to know our patient family: catching up on their latest news, and working with them on financial matters. I coordinate insurance benefits, so people get the most from their policies, and answer questions about coverage. I also manage accounts receivable, process payments, and troubleshoot insurance issues. I started here as Dr. Payne’s patient in 2002 and was always confident in the care and compassion of the team. It was the best feeling to become part of this amazing staff in 2009!

In 1997, my husband Jack and I moved to Keller from Chicago. Jack and I have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters. I enjoy traveling, being with family, and spoiling my grandbabies rotten!

Jennifer

Registered Dental Assistant, Hygiene Assistant, and Front Desk Administrator

I like working in a positive, supportive office, where our patients smile when they think of us! At the front desk, I greet and register patients, answer calls, and schedule appointments. In the clinic, I review medical histories, take digital X-rays, assist with periodontal charting, and prepare rooms and sterilize instruments. Ours is an amazing office. I was honored to join the doctors and team in 2017.

My husband Steve and I share our lives with our Maltese. I love being surrounded by family and friends and consider myself a bit of a “foodie.” I especially enjoy exploring different foods in the downtown and West 7th area.

Karol

Registered Dental Hygienist and Dental Practice Manager

I truly enjoy getting to know each person in our care and appreciate that when people return for a recall visit, we pick our conversation right back up!

I wear two hats in the office: as a dental hygienist, I provide routine cleanings, periodontal treatments, and maintenance care that’s tailored to the person’s individual needs. I’m attuned to each person’s comfort and do my best to help people overcome any anxiety or fear.

As our practice manager, I strive to keep the practice running smoothly and efficiently. My goal is always to have our patients in mind and institute changes that improve their experience, so they know we respect them and appreciate that they’re part of our practice family.

I started working with Dr. Payne at his Lindale office in 1989, as an assistant. After graduating from the dental hygiene program, I became a hygienist in that practice. When Dr. Payne decided to move to Keller, my husband and I decided to make the same move, so I could continue working with him. Our doctors have an incredible dynamic, and have developed a team that’s as amazing as they are.

Outside of work, I spend much of my time with my husband David, as well as our two cats, Butter Bean and River Rose, and our dog, Kody Bear. We enjoy working in our yard and love the mountains, being outdoors, photography, and good food.

Katie

Registered Dental Hygienist

I like talking with and getting to know patients on a personal level. It’s a good feeling to help people I care about with their dental hygiene needs. I provide routine cleanings and more in-depth periodontal therapy. I also review oral health concerns, discuss treatment, provide nutritional counseling, and offer home-care recommendations. Like my teammates and the doctors, I want people to have healthy bodies and smiles! I’ve been with the practice since 2007 and love that everyone here wants the best for every patient.

My husband Monte and I have three awesome furbabies: Bruiser, Lyla, and Ellie, whom I adore. Monte and I are expecting our first child in July 2018 and are very excited. We love working out together, traveling to the mountains in the winter and the beaches in the summer, and attending sporting events.

Kimberley

Registered Dental Assistant and Assistant Practice Manager

I appreciate knowing I can be the sunshine in someone’s life who may have seen clouds before they came into our office. As a dental assistant/assistant practice manager, my main focus is on patient care: discussing treatment plans and scheduling treatment, answering questions, ordering supplies and ensuring we have a smooth flow in the office. I joined the practice in 2003 and love working with people I consider to be a second family — united in our goal to help people live healthier, happier lives.

I have two wonderful kids: my son Khalid proudly serves our country in the USAF and my daughter Jazmyne whom is working on a degree in child psychology. I love drawing, singing, dancing,  spending time with family and friends and doing tooth talks at local schools and organizations.I definitely feel blessed to be where I am today.

 

Rachael

Registered Dental Assistant, Front Desk Administrator, and Hygiene Assistant

I like meeting people and helping them improve their smiles. I work in the front office and the clinic: assisting the doctors during procedures, taking digital X-rays, sterilizing instruments, and organizing the dental hygiene stock. I also help people schedule visits and assist with their paperwork. Our team feels like a family and has since I started here in 2012. We all work really hard, but also know how to laugh and have fun during the work day.

My free time is spent with my spouse, two daughters, and our two family dogs. I enjoy creating and crafting.

Sara

Registered Dental Assistant, Hygiene Assistant, and Staff Manager

I enjoy working with patients: getting each person comfortable for their procedure and making sure they understand what will happen during their visit. I assist the dentists and hygienists with procedures, sterilize instruments, and set up rooms for procedures. I also take X-rays, order materials, and keep the staff on task so we’re able to provide the best experience for patients. I’ve been with the doctors and my teammates since 2003. I enjoy how we feel like family and how dedicated everyone is toward keeping our patients smiling!

My husband and I have a happy blended family, with grown children, a granddaughter, and an adopted son at home. We’re active in our church, enjoy beach vacations, and love family Friday nights!

Tasha

Registered Dental Assistant and Hygiene Assistant

I like getting to know our patients and learning about their families and lives. We chat while I welcome them, review their medical history, and take X-rays. I also prepare and break down rooms, sterilize equipment, assist the hygienist, and schedule patients’ next hygiene appointments. I became part of the team in 2017 and love that we all love what we do, and support each other as we care for our patients!

I was born in Denver but lived in Fort Worth for most of my life. My husband Jeremy was my high-school sweetheart. We live in Keller with daughters Skyler and Madison and son Haydon. We have dogs, a cat, and turtles, too! I enjoy cheering at volleyball and basketball games, walking at the park, and supporting my daughter’s interest in theater.

Tina

Registered Dental Assistant

I like to see the smiling faces of our patients. When someone feels good about their smile, they are happier and I like being part of that. I assist the doctors in all aspects of dental treatment, while always making sure our patient is comfortable. I also manage our incoming and outgoing lab cases. I joined the practice in 2006, having started in the field in 1997. It’s rewarding to work with a group of people who are serious about taking care of our patients and having fun in the process.

I spend much of my free time working in the yard, watching movies and sports, and with my family, including my husband and two beautiful grown boys.

Zoila

Registered Dental Assistant

I enjoy watching a person’s confidence grow once treatment is completed. People are healthier and have a beautiful smile! In addition to assisting the doctors with dental procedures, I help with treatment planning, take digital X-rays, and make temporary crowns and bridges. I started working in the dental field in 1980, and attended dental school in Monterrey, Mexico. In 1984 I became a dentist, and in 1997 I joined this practice. Our doctors and team always have our patients’ best interest at heart, and are honest and respectful with them.

I have been married for more than 30 years. My husband and I have two wonderful children and a granddaughter. As for hobbies, all my time is spent with my granddaughter; I do enjoy being a grandmother!

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