We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.


Registered Dental Hygienist

I earned my BS in dental hygiene in 2010, and after a decade of working and honing my skills, I found my way to Payne & Boatner! Everyone here is kind, knowledgeable, and hardworking. There’s never a shortage of laughter in our office! I think one of the most important aspects of my role as a hygienist is education. I want all my patients to leave with the knowledge they need to keep their smiles healthy and beautiful!

I am married, and between the two of us, we have four children: Lukasjames, Jackie, Crae, and Katy. We also have a Boxer named Lily who keeps us on our toes! My husband and I love to travel, ski, and mostly stay busy with our kiddos.


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.

I have been married for more than 20 years. We have two wonderful boys and a big dog. Right now, my hobbies include gardening, photography, reading, and making things by hand. I try to find the beauty in all people and situations!


Front Desk

I attend the Texas Academy of Dental Assisting in 2021 where I got my certification as a registered dental assistant. Here at Payne & Boatner, I greet patients when they come in for their appointments, schedule future visits, and handle payments. My favorite part of my job is interacting with our patients. I enjoy being able to get to know them while helping them live healthier lives.

I have two dogs, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Scout and a Blue Heeler named Riley. We love going on walks around the neighborhood. My hobbies include puzzles, reading, collecting snow globes, and crafting on my free time! I love spending time with my friends and family too.


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!

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.


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 and my mother, as well as our three cats and a dog. I love gardening and have a rose garden, tropical garden, vegetable garden, and a small little vineyard!


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 providing our patients with the best dental care and experience they deserve. 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 amazing kids, Jazmyne and Khalid. They, along with all my nieces and nephews, keep the sun shining in my soul. I love life, God, crafting, music, art, adventures, food, travel, working out, volunteering, and dancing.


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!

I have been married to my husband for almost 20 years. We have three adult children, a son of 15, three granddaughters, and a grandson. We love spending time with family and friends. Our faith is really important to us. Jesus is our foundation!


Registered Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist Assistant

I like getting to know our patients and getting to laugh with them. 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’m a single mom of three children: Skyler, Madison, and Haydon. We like walking at parks, fishing, playing sand volleyball, and hanging out with family. We have three cats — Texla, Charlie, and Boujie — as well as two turtles. I love Dr. Pepper, Mexican food, and cheesecake!


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 have been married for almost 30 years and have two grown children, five granddaughters, and one more on the way! I enjoy time with family, listening to music, and watching hockey.


Dental Assistant

My favorite part about working at Payne & Boatner as a dental assistant is being able to help patients who need extra support in their dental hygiene. Whether it be the unfamiliarity with dental hygiene or a crisis in their lives, seeing patients walk out with solutions is always gratifying. Of course, the staff is friendly and a pleasure to work with too. We all maintain a positive working environment where trust, cooperation, safety, risk-taking, support, and accountability are valued.

In my free time, I love traveling with my fiancé and hanging out with family and friends. I enjoy arts and crafts, and I especially love to eat!