Jennifer, Director Of OperationsJennifer has been administrating the business of Huckabee Dental since February 2007. She loves Huckabee Dental so much that she drives from Mansfield every day to be here. Jennifer has been in the dental industry since she was 16 when she started her very first job as a part-time sterilization tech. 20-something years later, her advanced knowledge in every aspect of the dental office enables her to provide guidance and training in all facets of our practice. She has worked diligently to create an atmosphere of teamwork and respect, making Huckabee Dental an awesome place to work. And she didn’t write this, either. On the negative side, Jennifer can mess up a perio chart faster than you can blink, so the hygienists have learned the hard way to avoid her help at all costs.
She and her husband, Trent, recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Together they have three gorgeous girls, Micah, Salem, and Chloe, and two dobermans, Husker and Big Red. Want to guess which college team they cheer for? Jennifer is currently working, ever so slowly, toward a degree in accounting and will hopefully be graduating sometime within the next 10 years or so. Her motto is "better late than never."
Lisa, Financial CoordinatorThe year 2000 brought Lisa to our practice and things have never been the same since! Lisa’s smile lights up a room, but don’t let that fool you. She’ll fight when she has to, especially for your insurance benefits! Lisa knows just about every patient by name, and most of our patients look for her smiling face whenever they come in for appointments. Lisa still loves using her vast knowledge of dentistry to assist patients. If you don’t know the answer, Lisa will go above and beyond to get it for you. She is always ready and willing to help and is an invaluable asset to our office.
Lisa recently found fame, if you call the ability to be Googled fame, when her wedding ceremony (and the big kiss) was recorded and featured during a local 11/11/11 news broadcast. When she isn’t signing autographs, she enjoys singing in her church choir, spending time with her godchild, London Ray, and learning the latest dance moves from her daughters, Jae and Jasmine (ask her to do “Pop, Lock and Drop” the next time you see her!)
Shelby, Business ManagerShelby joined us in October 2011. She grew up in the Big Sky state of Montana and attended Southwestern State University in Oregon on a volleyball scholarship. She moved to Keller, TX, in 2001 and soon after began her career in dentistry. With ten years of experience in both the business and clinical setting, Shelby has a knack for explaining treatment with an uncomplicated, Shelby-esque flair that puts patients at ease and makes them smile.
Shelby has a son named Cooper and a great dane named Emma. She eats, breathes, and sleeps all things football, loves playing and watching sports, and is a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the Oregon Ducks. Although she spent this past Thanksgiving at a local Whataburger, she swears she loves to travel, especially to the Midwest to see her family.
Regina, ReceptionistRegina will warmly greet you when you come to our office. She joined us as our receptionist in September of 2011. Born and raised in Texas, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising. She spent the first ten years after graduation with a career in the advertising industry. Life then moved her to Tennessee where she worked for a large dermatology practice in Nashville, then to Florida where she worked for a facial plastic surgeon, then back to Texas where we snatched her up to teach her all about dentistry.
All told, Regina brings with her over 20 years of customer service experience. She has been such a welcome addition to our business office. When she isn’t brightening up our office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her Shih-Poo, Reno, who is the love of her life. She also loves tropical beach vacations. Is it actually necessary for one to profess a love of tropical getaways? It should go without saying…that’s a given for all of us.
Danielle, Patient CoordinatorIn January 2011, Danielle (Dani for short) became a new Huckabee Dental staff member. Danielle came to Texas from Utah last year and brought with her over 15 years of dental experience in the business office as well as clinical assisting. She immediately fit in with our crazy team and constantly proclaims her love for her new job. We constantly reiterate that flattery will get her everywhere.
She is originally from California and states she would wear flip flops 24-7 if she could. She and her husband James have two children, Mia and Jacoby. She enjoys running and watching her husband compete in marathons. She loves to travel, in an airplane, not on foot. Danielle keeps things positive and always has a smile on her face. She does have one downfall, however. She hasn’t adapted to Texas quite as fast as some of our other recent transplants. Need proof? Ask her to pronounce “y’all” the next time you are in the office.
Alisha, Patient CoordinatorAlisha joined our Patient Services team in January 2013. Alisha epitomizes the expression, “Calm, cool, and collected” and is more often than not the soothing voice that answers when you call our office. She graduated from UT Arlington in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently working toward a Masters in Education at the University of North Texas.
Alisha married her husband, Greg, in 2011, and together they have one fur-baby: a pug named Bo. Alisha loves watching Texas Rangers baseball and Dallas Stars hockey and states that sports enable her to channel her aggressive alter ego. As if working full time, obtaining a Masters degree, and getting all diva at sporting events aren’t enough, she finds time to work in her yard and maintains a garden for home-grown veggies. Alisha also enjoys outdoor activities and loves camping and hiking.
Michelle, Treatment CoordinatorMichelle was welcomed as an addition to our business office in January 2014. Currently, we are taking advantage of her irresistible voice and charismatic personality to hypnotize the grumpy dental insurance reps over the phone. She has settled in well and is making a flawless transition into dentistry from the mortgage field, which she had worked in for 15 years. Michelle grew up in Texas but spent 13 years in Colorado after she graduated high school. She moved back to Texas in 2008 and brought with her a love for skiing, the Rocky Mountains, and Colorado Rockies baseball.
Michelle attends Gateway Church. She spends her free time with her boyfriend, watching Central High School and Dallas Patriots baseball, cooking, going to the movies, and eating out with friends and family. Sadly, she doesn’t have pets, cool dance moves, or the singing voice of 10,000 angels. However, Michelle professes a love for desserts and all things sweet. She says, “I don’t have just a sweet tooth. ALL of my teeth are sweet!” That’s okay, Michelle, we got your teeth covered.
Angie, Recall Coordinator
Angie is a local gal and graduated from Fossil Ridge High School in 2009, after which she attended dental assisting school. She is extremely directionally challenged and it took her awhile to find us. When she finally found her way out of her driveway, she came to our Patient Services Center in March 2013 and made an immediate positive impact in the office. Angie is usually the person mailing postcards or incessantly calling you with friendly reminders that you are due for your checkup! She juggles the schedules for seven hygienists with near perfection and works hard to assist our patients in keeping their appointments, so go easy on her when she calls or emails you 5 times in a row to confirm your appointment.
Angie loves anything outdoors. She loves Texas Rangers baseball and TCU Hornfrog football. She is the oldest of three sisters and is the mother to a beautiful three-year-old daughter. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family. Her second favorite thing to do is morph into our own little office comedian and quote lines from Every. Single. Movie. Known. To Man.
Beverly, RDH, Hygiene ManagerBeverly, who has been with Dr. Huckabee since 1997, runs our hygiene department. She has developed a strong and lasting relationship with so many of our patients. Her professionalism and passion for patient care exemplify what Huckabee Dental is all about. Beverly attended the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and received her Associates in Dental Hygiene in 1984 from Wharton College.
Bev has been a personal trainer for 15 years and enjoys teaching Yoga and Pilates. She and her husband of 16 years, Jeff, attend Irving Bible Church. They moved to Southlake from Coppell about 5 years ago when they realized they needed a bigger house for their "baby", Rocco Kitty, who by the way is potty trained and brushes his teeth twice a day! Seriously!
Jennifer, RDH, HygienistJennifer has been our resident "hygienist with the big blonde hair" since 1998. Jennifer has the ability to make everyone with whom she comes in contact feel like a long lost friend, even when they are meeting her for the very first time. Patients adore her infectious personality…and when we say adore, we mean ADORE. She’s bubbly and energetic (even at 5 o’clock in the morning), and when she laughs in the office, everyone knows it.
Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Midwestern in 1995 and prides herself on building trusting relationships with our patients. She and her husband, Darron, have two beautiful daughters, Lauren and Makenna. They live in Grapevine and are very active in their church. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking and exercising. Wait, what? People really enjoy exercising?
Amanda, RDH, HygienistAmanda came in October 2005, making the dynamic hygiene duo a trio. We don't know how she does it, but she is happy all the time, which makes everyone around her happy, which is why we (and our patients) love her so much. Sometimes, you will hear Amanda singing brushing songs to the kiddos in the office. If you are really lucky, you might even have the opportunity to hear her rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" which, believe us, will be hard to get out of your head once you hear it.
Amanda has a Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Texas A&M Commerce and graduated with a degree in Dental Hygiene from Tarrant County College in 2000. Amanda and her husband, Lanny, have two children, Hannah and Landon, who, according to Amanda, are "the cutest darn kids you'll ever seen." Amanda recently transformed her treatment room into a tranquil retreat where the lucky few can have the opportunity to see just how ridiculously cute her entire family is.
Nancy, RDH, HygienistNancy joined the Huckabee hygiene team in July 2006 bringing with her over 25 years of advanced periodontal experience. Nancy graduated in 1982 with an Associates in Dental Hygiene from Tarrant County College. That was way back when they all had the cute white nurses uniforms and the matching hats. The pictures are classic and really good for a pick me up when you are having a bad day.
Nancy and her husband, David, have four kids, a set of triplet boys and a daughter, who are all in college at the same time! Amazingly, she still finds time to work full time as our hygienist as well as owning/operating a Christian accessories boutique at Main Street Station in Grapevine. Her hobbies include event planning, interior decorating, and creating custom mums for the crazy Texas homecomings. Whenever we get tired and weary, we just look to Nancy for the inspiration to keep on keeping on.
Kimbra, RDH, HygienistKimbra, the sister-in-law to hygienist Jennifer, the sister to Jen's husband, Darron, and the aunt to Jen's daughters, Lauren and Makenna, became a part of our hygiene team in 2007. And yes, there will be a test.
Before attending hygiene school, Kimbra worked as an assistant here and loved it so much she had to come back after she graduated. Kimbra is originally from Oklahoma. We don't hold that against her although she is easily recognized in the office as the girl with the hick accent. Kimbra graduated from Midwestern University with a Bachelors in Dental Hygiene. She and her longtime boyfriend, Jacob, were recently married and are busy renovating their newly purchased home sweet home. Now she's the girl with the hick accent and the "big ol' shiny diamond rang!"
Debbie, RDH, Dental HygienistDebbie has been with us since August 2011 and has almost a decade of experience as a dental hygienist. She was born in Sweetwater, TX, and graduated with a BS in Dental Hygiene from Texas Woman’s University, where she was on the Dean’s List three years running despite the fact that she was born in a town also known as the “Home of the Rattlesnake Roundup.”
When she isn’t making teeth shine and patients laugh, she enjoys being a wife to her husband of 18 years and a mommy to her two children. Debbie’s long list of talents includes a special knack for losing fingernails and toenails, not purposefully, of course. She also has a chocolate lab named Duke. Secretly, Duke aspires to be Marley from the book/movie, “Marley and Me,” and works hard every day to prove it. Recently, he ate their barbeque grill.
Laura, RDH, HygienistLaura, the latest but not least member of our hygiene team, joined us in September 2012. She is a graduate of Texas Women’s University and we are so excited to have her 22 years of experience to add to our amazing hygiene department. Laura moved to Argyle in 2010 with her husband, Robert, and their three teenagers: Sarah, Joshua, and Jordan.
Laura is active in her church and enjoys cooking, jogging, reading, decorating, and scrapbooking. In addition to working here full time, she is always busy with children’s activities (cheerleading, football, cross country) and she loves spending time with friends. As if working full time, raising three teenagers, football games, track meets, food, books, and crafts don’t give her enough to do, Laura also competes in marathons. To date she has completed two full marathons and numerous half marathons. Even though she’s new, we are certain that our patients will instantly embrace her sweet spirit and appreciate her dental knowledge.
Stephanie, RDA, Clinical ManagerWe are pleased to introduce Stephanie to you. Stephanie has been an assistant since 2007 and joined our team as Lead Assistant in December 2013. Prior to joining us she was a Dental Assisting Instructor at North Central Texas College. Stephanie has been fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry and in doing so has gained a wide array of knowledge along the way. She is our very own air traffic controller and is doing a fantastic job keeping our dentists pointed in the right direction.
Currently, Stephanie lives in Sundance Square with her boyfriend and her dog, Bella. She spends her free time in downtown Fort Worth (obviously) and trying out new restaurants. Stephanie is also a Groupon fanatic and enjoys new adventures at discounted rates.
Micah, RDA, Dental AssistantMicah is the baby of the bunch but has been with Huckabee Dental since 2010. She began working part-time, learning everything she could about the sterilization and lab process, and has worked her way up to being an experienced, registered assistant. She works with all the doctors here but has an affinity for surgery and loves assisting during surgery cases. Micah’s short term goal is to obtain her IV certification as well as becoming a Certified Phlebotomist so that she can further benefit the practice during sedation cases.
Micah graduated from Mansfield High School and attended Texas Wesleyan University on a softball scholarship. After deciding she no longer wanted to play softball, she came on board as a full-time clinical assistant. Although she changes her career goals weekly and has had aspirations of becoming a kindergarten teacher, a hygienist, a doctor, an oral surgeon, and a veterinarian, for now, she is quite content being a part of the amazing team we have here at the office.
Courtney, RDA, Dental AssistantJuly 2013, Courtney joined our staff. We will never be the same. Courtney is about the easiest going, good-natured person you will ever be around. And she maintains this personality while constantly operating at warp speed. She is, however, quite a difficult safe to crack when it comes to gathering intel in order to write a witty bio. When asked about her hobbies, she stated, “I’m not very interesting.” When asked about pets, she stated, “Eek! NO!” When asked about submitting something fun about herself, she stated, “I’m horrible at writing about myself.”
So, here we are. These are the facts we know about Courtney to date: 1. She graduated from Sanger High School but was raised in Keller, 2. She has a four year old boy named Hayden. That is all.
Kim, RDA, Dental AssistantKim relocated to Texas from New Jersey in 2013 to marry her husband, Joey. She joined us as a Dental Assistant in August 2013. She loves the hot weather and the sunshine in Texas, which are much more conducive to her lying in the sun with a good book than her previous location. Surprisingly, Kim got into dentistry over 13 years ago as a result of the fact that she was petrified of the dentist as a child. She was able to overcome her fear and now, she can relate to patients with dental phobias.
Kim is a huge animal lover and has a heart for rescue dogs. She loves taking their dog, Maggie May, to the dog park. Both her and her husband are music and movie fanatics and enjoy bantering back and forth with movie lines from their favorite movies. Kim acquired her dental assisting certifications from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and recently became registered with the state of Texas. We have yet to experience what, “Going Jersey” on us means, but Kim uses the term affectionately to keep us all in line!
Jordan, RDA, Dental AssistantJordan was born and raised in Burleson, TX. She obtained a BS in Biology from DBU and shortly after graduated from Dental Assisting school in 2013. Jordan was originally hired as our Sterilization Tech in August 2013 and quickly moved into the role of Dental Assistant. There is rarely a time that you do not see Jordan in a great mood. Her smile is infectious and so is her laugh.
Jordan loves hugs, but loves her baby girl, Riley, more. She also has a fur-baby German Shepherd named Maya. In her free time, she plays slow pitch softball. She admits to spending most of her money on clothes. Recently, she took up a new hobby. She likes to call it PUI which is short for, “painting under the influence of wine”.
Meriah, RDA, Sterilization TechMeriah got into the dental field because she enjoys helping others and being able to meet new people. She graduated from DFW School of Dental Assisting in 2012. After spending a few years assisting, she brought her talents to our office in January 2014. Right now, Meriah is in charge of our infection control and sterilization processes and does a great job of keeping instruments cycled and supplies stocked.
Meriah was raised in Grand Prairie and graduated from Bowie High School. She currently lives in Arlington with her dog, Rocky. She also has a passion for traveling and would love to cross a trip to Europe off her bucket list in the future. She is a self-professed “girly tomboy.” For example, she enjoys spending time with her family but she enjoys hunting with her dad more. She also loves sports including football and baseball, but she loves to cheer on the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers with made-up songs and dances.
Shelby, RDA, Registered Dental AssistantShelby (or “The Assistant Shelby” as she is affectionately known around here) joined our clinical team in February 2015. She was born and raised in Grapevine and is our resident smarty pants…literally. She graduated from Grapevine High School a year ahead of schedule in 2011. After her graduation, Shelby received on the job chair-side assistant training and officially became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2014. After getting licensed, she took a job as a Sterilization Technician and then transferred her skills to our office where she is now one of our amazing Dental Assistants.
Shelby spends her time away from the office with her boyfriend and her family watching movies, cooking, or trying out new food joints. She says she doesn’t really have any hobbies, but we can vouch that she has serious softball skills and proved she is pretty dangerous with a bat at our last staff appreciation event. As of right now, Shelby plans to begin working toward a degree in Dental Hygiene in the fall of 2015. She loves the dental industry and is excited to see what her future holds.