Meet the Team

Gentle Dental Care Staff


Alana is from Sulphur Springs, TX and has spent the last 4 years in Dentistry. When she's not in the office she enjoys Kayaking.

Barb, Office Manager

Office manager BarbaraBarb is our office manager and she has been with our practice for 17 years. She is originally from Portsmouth, Ohio (right on the Ohio River). She's also a very proud grandma to 4 adorable grandbabies!

Carmen, Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant CarmenA Tyler native, Carmen has been a dental assistant since 2004. She's currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Science at the University of Texas at Tyler. Carmen has a beautiful 12 year old daughter and a 5 month old black lab with a talent for turning on lights.

Dana, Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant DanaDana is from Alto, Texas - and yes, she still routes at their Friday Night Football games. She has been in dentistry since the 90's but didn't want to specify. She is obsessed with the beach, particularly, anywhere in Jamaica.


Denise was born and raised in Tyler! She began her career in dentistry in 2014. She is our do it all dolly from in the office to the soccer and cheer with her kids, she is the ultimate MVP.

Erin, Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist ErinErin is from Quitman, TX and has over 10 years of experience in the dental field. She has two children who are 9 years and 9 days apart. Despite their opposite personalities and age gap, they are truly best friends.


Gwen was born in Canyon Lake, Texas (near New Braunfels, TX) and has been our front desk assistant since 2014. She's happily married to her husband of 7 years. They have two beautiful children and one giant fur baby (German Sheppard) of 90 lbs.


Haley is from Tyler and is our front desk assistant. She joined our team in 2017. She loves to volunteer at the animal shelter, the puppies are her favorite.


Another native Tyler, Texan Joanne has been in dentistry for 6 years. She has two beautiful daughters of 5 and 3.


Sara is our farmer girl, she was born in Lufkin, Texas. She joined our team in 2017. Sara has 5 horses, 5 dogs, and too many cows to count. However, she's scared of birds.


Vanessa is new to dentistry and from Chillicothe Texas, but her love for dentistry has always been there. She plans on becoming a dentist one day.

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