Pediatric Dentist Tyler

Meet Marcelle

Office Manager
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Marcelle has more than 35 years of experience, both as a Dental Assistant and a dental Office Manager. She loves helping patients. Marcelle believes that it is crucial for parents to understand their child’s treatment needs and costs. She tries to help every family find the financial plan that will ensure their child’s great oral health.

Outside of work, Marcelle enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin and son Ryan. They are members of Lanes Chapel. Marcelle enjoys baking, working in her yard, and spending time with family and friends.


Meet Nancy

Receptionist / Registered Dental Assistant
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Nancy is a bilingual Registered Dental Assistant with more than 6 years of experience in pediatric dentistry. She holds certifications in coronal polishing and pit and fissure sealant, which she uses to help our young patients.

Nancy enjoys getting to know our patients and build relationships with them and their families. She says that pediatrics is truly where her heart is. Nancy enjoys coming to work every day and seeing all the sweet smiling faces of our patients.

Outside the office, Nancy loves spending time with her husband Joseluis and their two beautiful daughters. Together, they enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and playing sports.


Meet Laura

Registered Dental Assistant
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Laura trained as a Registered Dental Assistant at Tyler Junior College. She went on to obtain her Coronal Polishing license and to become Pit and Fissure Sealant certified. Laura has more than 5 years of experience in dentistry.

Laura chose dentistry because she enjoys seeing children grow and progress to have a good experience in the dental office. She loves building strong relationships and educating families. Laura believes in treating each patient with care that is tailored to their individual needs. She works to create a warm, friendly environment where she can help to foster the development of each child who visits.

When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with her daughters and family. She loves being actively involved in her church and community.


Meet Samantha

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Texas Woman’s University. As a graduating senior, Samantha received the 2010 Preventive Dentistry Award, sponsored by Proctor & Gamble. She has over 6 years of experience in Pediatric Dentistry.

Growing up, Samantha always enjoyed visiting the dentist and had no fear of any procedures. She loved viewing and learning about her dental x-rays. As a pediatric dental hygienist, Samantha tries to pass on the kind of positive experiences she enjoyed. Her goal on every child’s visit is to ease anxiety and leave them excited to return the next time.

On days off, Samantha enjoys traveling with her family. She loves music, especially country music, and spending time with her two beagles, Fynlee and Gema.


Meet Crystal

Insurance Coordinator

Crystal has been with us for over a year. As an insurance coordinator, she is responsible for making sure the payment process is simple for patients, their insurance providers, and our practice. Beginning in Fall 2017 she will be attending school for RDA.

Growing up, Crystal loved visiting the dentist. It makes her happy to see new generations of kids share in that excitement. She takes pride in maintaining a practice that people enjoy visiting.

Crystal has a daughter named Anneli. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and shopping.


Meet Lyra

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lyra has over 6 years of general practice experience. She began her education at Del Mar College before graduating Magna Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University.

Lyra never had the opportunity to visit a dentist as a child. Going for the first time as an adult was intimidating, but she had such a good experience with her dental hygienist that it put her on the path to where she is today. She recognizes that every patient is unique, and seeks to get to know all of her patients to learn how she can better serve them and their needs. As was true in her life, one person can make a difference.

Lyra is a proud Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. She is married with three boys. A kid at heart, she loves spending time with her family roller skating, going to amusement parks, and more.


Meet Heather

Hospital Coordinator

Heather joined Tyler Pediatric Dentistry in the spring of 2018. She has more than 13 years of experience in the dental field and attended dental assisting school in Richardson, TX. Heather has spent the majority of her time in general dentistry on the clinical side and in the front office. She is extremely excited to join our pediatric team and serve as our hospital coordinator. As the mom of a 7-year-old, who is also a patient in our clinic, she is well versed in explaining and answering any questions parents might have in regards to their child’s treatment or insurance.

Outside of the office, Heather eagerly anticipates watching college football each fall! Having been born in Marietta, GA, she is a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan. In the off season, you can find her enjoying time with her husband, daughter, and beagle (Petey). Spending time with family and friends is what brightens her smile.


Meet Jazmine

Certified Dental Assistant
Jazmine is one of the newest additions in our office. She graduated the Certified Dental Assistant program from Tyler Junior College, as well as receiving her Associate’s degree. She has completed the requirements for coronal polishing, placement of sealants, and nitrous oxide. She started out as an intern with us and quickly fell in love with our office and our patients. She hopes to gain enough knowledge to continue her dental career and achieve her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene.

She enjoys spending time with her family, her nieces and nephew, her boyfriend, and traveling. She enjoys assisting and getting to help kids throughout their dental experience!