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Pediatric Dentist Tyler

Meet Sofia

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tyler Pediatric Dentistry Team

Sofia was born in Henderson, TX and has lived in East Texas her entire life. She received her Associate’s Degree from Tyler Junior College in 2019 and joined Tyler Pediatric Dentistry in 2021. The most rewarding thing she finds as a Dental Hygienist is helping children to overcome their fears about visiting the dentist. “I love it when the kids leave our office with a smile and how excited they get whenever they get a sticker or a  prize.”

When not educating kids and parents about the importance of oral health, Sofia spends most of her time with her husband, Miguel, and their two daughters, Natalie and Isabelle, particularly visiting their school and attending sporting events.

Meet Bryan

Patient Care Coordinator

Tyler Pediatric Dentistry Team

Bryan was born in West Monroe, LA but moved to Texas as quickly as possible, growing up in Whitehouse, TX. With over 10 years of administrative experience, Bryan is the voice you’ll often hear when calling the office to schedule or confirm an appointment. You can expect to be greeted with a smile, update any information as needed, and make sure you & your family are comfortable & at ease from the moment you walk through our door.

For fun, Bryan enjoys making memories with family, going to the lake, and watching football.

Meet Blanca

Financial Coordinator

Tyler Pediatric Dentistry Team

While Blanca is fresh to Tyler Pediatric Dentistry, she’s been a part of the Tyler community for 27 years. She’s been in the administrative field for 8 years which made her leadership experience a perfect fit as our Financial Coordinator. Whether it’s assisting in your insurance needs, scheduling appointments, or ensuring a quick and smooth checkout process, Blanca feels most rewarded in helping our patients receive great care from Dr. Ritchie and the rest of the team.

When Blanca isn’t keeping our patient’s insurance needs moving smoothly, she likes spending time with family, baking, and crafting with her lovely nieces and nephews.

Meet Jessica

Registered Dental Assistant

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Jessica was born and raised in Tyler, TX. She found her passion for dentistry at a young age while visiting her dentist and was awed by the environment and how at ease their team made her feel. She received her RDA Certification from Tyler Dental Assistant School.

Outside of the office, Jessica enjoys working out, whether it’s going to the gym or taking a long walk. She also loves staying in and watching a good movie or her current show, going to different restaurants in Dallas, as well as different art museums or exhibits.

Meet Katherine

Dental Assistant

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Katherine is a Certified Dental Assistant at Tyler Pediatric Dentistry and Saint Paul’s Pediatric Clinic. With a passion for pediatric care, Katherine brings her expertise and dedication to ensuring the well-being of young patients. She recently joined the practice and has been making a positive impact in her role. Upon entering college, Katherine explored various career paths, eventually discovering her passion for dentistry

Katherine pursued her education at Tyler Junior College, enrolling in the Certified Dental Assisting Program. Throughout the course, she acquired valuable skills and principles that she applies in her work every day.

Meet Jenifer

Registered Dental Assistant

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Our passionate Dental Hygienist who’s been lighting up Tyler Pediatric Dentistry since she started. Born in Longview and raised in Tyler, Jenifer found her calling in middle school, waiting for her canines to make their grand entrance. A recent graduate of Tyler Junior College, she thrives on teaching our young patients about oral health and sending them home with dazzling smiles. When she’s not making dental magic, you’ll find her donating to local food drives, exploring new places, or snuggled up with a good book and her fur babies.

Meet Coral

Treatment Coordinator

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As a Treatment Coordinator, Coral is responsible for providing new and existing patients expert consultations by further explaining the Doctors’ comprehensive treatment plan, insurance coverage, and payment options. She has a Bachelor’s in Healthcare administration. Coral recently relocated from Huntington Beach, CA, and has been living in Tyler for the past year. She is originally a healthcare administrator in Hospitals but switched to dental practices with inspiration from her mom who has been a Dental assistant her whole life. Coral’s hobbies include Traveling, Exploring, baking, gardening, painting, and camping.