Our Team

Our team is comprised of seasoned dental professionals, expertly trained in their individual job functions, but also in delivering exceptional patient experiences. Everyone on our team has earned advanced certifications in Dental Assisting and Patient Relations. Together, we have nearly 100 years of experience.

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Patient Relations and Administrative Team

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Clinical Team

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Patient Relations and Administrative Team

brent-fosterBrent Foster – Director of Operations, Registered Dental Assistant
Certifications: CPR, Coronal Polish, Sealants, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Creating Patient Loyalty
6 years in dentistry, 6 years with Family Dental

I spent the beginning of my professional life in marketing, sales development and strategy for an award winning, regional financial services company. Six years ago, I transitioned to the dental field to help Dr. Jernigan launch our dynamic company and I haven’t looked back! Working in dentistry continues to be a challenging and rewarding career and I love being able to help people achieve good oral health. Having applied my experiences in financial services and relationship management to dentistry, I have crafted the Family Dentistry, patient-focused philosophy known as Creating Patient Loyalty. I personally guarantee the Family Dentistry team understands and demonstrates the skills and behaviors needed to not only earn your business, but to keep you coming back and to have you raving about us to your friends, family and co-workers. We know you have a lot of options when it comes to complete oral health care in Dallas. I hope you will give us a chance to see why we stand out from the crowd. In my free time, I enjoy time with friends, family, cooking and making music. I have two kids (Abbey and Solace both four-legged).

 

laura-rodriguezLaura Rodriguez – Financial Services Manager, Registered Dental Assistant
Certifications: CPR, Coronal Polish, Sealants, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Creating Patient Loyalty
11 years in dentistry, 6 years with Family Dental

Having worked as an office manager, insurance manager and patient coordinator, I joined the Family Dentistry Team in 2008. I work hard to keep the office running smoothly using my experience as a leader and coach in all facets of practice management. My favorite part of my job is helping patients unravel the mysteries of their dental insurance and helping them get the care they need at a price and payment plan they can afford. Teamwork is very important to me and I am cross-trained as a Registered Dental Assistant and I am always happy to help wherever needed. I truly believe in our philosophy of Creating Patient Loyalty. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, having cookouts and making new memories with my high school sweetheart and husband of 10 years, Jose, and our 3 children. Go Rangers!

 

laura-tobiasLaura Tobias – Patient Relations
Certifications: CPR, Creating Patient Loyalty
2 years in dentistry, 2 years with Family Dental

I love working in Patient Relations! Because I sit at the front desk, I am the first to greet you when you arrive and the one makes sure you are completely satisfied when you leave. It is my pleasure to help you with scheduling, insurance verification, explaining treatment plans and structuring payment plans for you. When I am not providing exceptional patient care, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three kids, cheering at soccer games and spending time with my extended family.

 

 

Patient Care Team

deisy-cardozoDeisy Cardozo – Dental Assistant Manager, Registered Dental Assistant
Certifications: CPR, Coronal Polish, Sealants, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Creating Patient Loyalty
6 years in dentistry, 6 years with Family Dental

I joined the Family Dentistry Team immediately after completing the dental assistant program from High Tech Institute and I have thrived professionally ever since! I have experience in general dentistry, orthodontics and in working with children. Because of my belief in prevention through education, I regularly provide dental education to the parents of children in Dallas Independent School District and other parent organizations such as AVANCE and HIPPY. Many of these families are at high risk for oral health problems and early education is important. I also participate in career day at several local schools. I have two daughters, Rachel and Clarissa and new four-legged family member, William.

 

deisy-cardozoDiana Armendariz – Lead Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant
Certifications: CPR, Coronal Polish, Sealants, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Creating Patient Loyalty
5 years in dentistry, 5 years with Family Dental

I joined the Family Dentistry Team in 2009, starting in the front office and transitioning to the clinical area as a Registered Dental Assistant. I have earned all my expanded function certifications and I maintain my level of excellence by completing continuing education every year. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.

 

 

miriam-gonzalezMiriam Gonzalez – Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, AS
Certifications: CPR, Coronal Polish, Sealants, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Creating Patient Loyalty
4 years in dentistry, 2 years with Family Dental

I completed my Registered Dental Assistant program in 2010 and recently received my Associates Degree in Science. Prior to joining the Family Dentistry Team, I worked in corporate dentistry. The transition to patient-focused, family dentistry has been exciting. I love working with children and adults! I plan to continue my formal education in the dental field. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family.