JillRegistered Dental Hygienist
I am a native Dallasite and went to college at Baylor University followed by dental hygiene school at Midwestern State University. I’m married with one daughter who lives in Austin, I also have three brothers, two of whom are twins who live in Dallas.
Here at myKIDSdds I am given the support to develop relationships with my patients and parents as I educate and care for them. I also have great respect and admiration for the entire team of doctors.
When I’m not at work I could be found at White Rock Lake cycling or running, or reading and breathing in nature at the Arboretum. Movies, trips to a museum, or lunches with friends are all favorites for leisure time as well.
My nametag is a hot air balloon to remind me to reach for the stars and to remember to keep my spirits lifted.
Amanda W.Registered Dental Hygienist
My name is Amanda. I grew up in Garland, Texas but now live in Melissa. I have a wonderful husband, David and 3 grown boys, Ryan, Chris and Brig. Ryan lives in Florida and works for Disney World. Chris lives in McKinney and operates a Pepperidge Farm Cookie and Cracker route. Brig attends the University of Arkansas and participates in the Army ROTC. Upon graduation, he will be commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. I have worked in the dental field for over 30 years, first as an orthodontic assistant then later I received my degree in Dental Hygiene from Texas Woman’s University.
MyKIDSdds makes each child feel welcomed and special, as if they were working on their own child. I am amazed at the compassion each staff member has for each patient on a daily basis.
I like to watch sitcoms, cross-stitch and I’m just getting into road cycling with my husband.
There is actually a funny story behind my chocolate cake name tag, so ask me when you come in. I like sweets, especially cake, cookies and brownies but I always remember to brush my teeth after I eat them.
PepperRegistered Dental Hygienist
I am a Dallas native raised in Lake Highlands, and I graduated from dental hygiene school in 2001.
I have worked for MyKidsDDS for the majority of my dental hygiene career because it feels like home. I love that everyone is positive and strives to make sure each child gets the quality care and attention he or she deserves.
Two things I love to do are travel and build things. Many of the desktop pictures you see in our consult rooms are from one of my vacations. I spent three years living in the Dominican Republic doing volunteer ministry work. So if you speak Spanish, please help me practice! Now that I’m home and residing in Richardson, I spend my free time doing projects around my house.
I chose a Dr. Pepper can as my name tag. No explanation necessary there!.
MelanieRegistered Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Austin, TX and couldn’t have asked for a better childhood. After graduating from high school, I went off to Lubbock, TX to pursue a degree in Human Development and Family Services from Texas Tech University. I now live in Dallas, TX and recently married my best friend, Andrew!
What I love about myKIDSdds is the drive and passion every one who works here has for our patients. It’s so refreshing to see that the common goal is to provide our kiddos with quality care and educate them on what it takes to have a healthy smile!
In my free time, you’ll usually find me reading; I’m perfectly content getting lost in a story for hours. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, going to the DMA and exploring new parts of Dallas.
My name tag is the shape of Texas and a baseball with ‘Rangers’ on it because I love my state, I really don’t see myself living anywhere else and the Texas Rangers are my team. I’ve grown up watching them play and love them, win or lose!
KaleaRegistered Dental Assistant
I’m from the small town of Sulphur Springs and moved to the BIG Dallas area to find a home at myKIDSdds. I recently married the man of my dreams; he is so supportive and encouraging in life. We recently had our first child, a baby girl!
The supportiveness, close-knit family, and excitement from everyone I work with sets myKIDSdds apart from other practices. Everyone is so kind, and looking out for your best interest, and the patients.
When I have some downtime I’m usually out with my family, or by the pool relaxin’.
My nametag is Olaf, from Frozen. It’s a great talking point, what child hasn’t seen Frozen, or didn’t love it? And Olaf is my favorite character from the movie, his sense of humor and loving nature are great.
Amanda K.Clinical and Administrative Support Team (CAST)
I am from Dallas, TX and I have the cutest cat in the world named Apricot.
I feel that MyKIDSdds is unique from any other dental office because of the family-like relationship we have with our team and our patients. We have a genuine love for our patients and their health.
I enjoy training my cat to be an adventure kitty and exploring new places in Dallas with my boyfriend, Michael. Some of my hobbies include acrylic painting and working out.
My name tag is Simba because The Lion King is my favorite cartoon movie. I love animals and have a heart for Africa since taking mission trips there with my family.
ShawnaPractice Resource Coordinator
I have been in dentistry for over 20 years. I grew up in Garland, Texas. Growing up I played soccer for Sting throughout high school and then went on to play soccer in college.
Here at myKIDSdds I am the PRC. What makes myKIDSdds so different is that our doctors treat each patient as if they were their own child and care deeply about not just their dental health but also their overall health. We are continuously focused on furthering our patient’s health education and looking for opportunities for growth and development for each of us as well.
When I’m not in the office I’m usually at home, it is my sanctuary. You can find me spending time gardening, cooking, watching sports and spending time with family in the outdoors.
My nametag is a chocolate brown Dachshund in honor of Hershey. He was my first “child” and will always have a special place in my heart.
EllenPatient Care Specialist
I was born and raised in Dallas where I graduated from High School for Health Professions.
I am married to my best friend with whom we share three wonderful children and two adorable grandsons.
Something unique to myKIDSdds is the loving and fun atmosphere for children where relationships are built with each child.
On my days off you can find me spending time with my family and enjoying the outdoors on our motorcycle.
My nametag is of a dog we used to have. I love dogs!
KarenPatient Care Specialist
I was born in Miami, Florida and am the only child in my family! When I was in high school I lived in New York City and attended The Professional Children’s School.
Something I love about myKIDSdds is that the continuing education you receive working here is beyond amazing. Also the aspect of working as a team is a very unique experience for me.
When I’m not working you can find me at a yoga class, relaxing by the pool, or shopping!
My nametag is a figure skate. I was a competitive figure skater as a child. I attended two Olympics, ranked 6th in the US and 4th in the world in 1976.
CecelyPatient Care Specialist
I am a Dallas native who married my high school sweetheart, Sid. We currently live outside of Wylie, Texas with our two children, Jacob and Hazel, two dogs, six chickens and a tortoise.
The myKIDSdds team is a great supportive family that shares a common goal to educate and improve the lives of all patients.
When I am not a work you can find me in my garden and flowerbeds or barbecuing with my family and friends. I also love cooking, traveling and reading.
My name tag is a dragonfly on a yellow background symbolizing my love for gardening and the color yellow. One patient asked me if I chose a dragonfly to match all the dragonfly pictures in the office!
ShannonPatient Care Specialist
A little about myself; I’m from Arlington, TX born and raised. Graduated from SFA with a degree in Health Science and minor in Psychology. My family is my biggest support system. I enjoy traveling, being with friends, and working out.
MyKIDSdds is different from anywhere I’ve worked in a few ways. The team here is extremely supportive and welcoming, both to each other and to the patients and families we serve.
During my days off I am usually sleeping in, having a lazy day, or out and about with friends/family.
My nametag is in the shape of the Dallas Cowboys Star because that is my favorite NFL team.
KatiePatient Care Specialist
I am from Dallas, Texas and have a little pug named Phoebe. We also call her Piggy because she acts like a little Piglet and is very funny!
I love working at myKIDsdds because everyone has a great time here – children never want to leave!
I love to cook, garden and create beautiful flower arrangements. I also love traveling and camping in my trailer!
My name tag has flowers on it because flowers make people smile!
Amanda HMarketing Coordinator
I moved to Dallas from Shreveport, Louisiana a little over a year ago and am loving every minute of living in the great state of Texas. I graduated from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA with a degree in Communications Design. I love spending time with family, friends and my princess of a Schnauzer; Lola. Most weekends you can find me outside with a camera in my hand, enjoying a Cowboys/Rangers game or trying out new restaurants in the area.
My favorite aspect of working at myKIDSdds is the amazing team. Everyone is extremely supportive and they all work hard to provide the best patient care possible.
I chose a camera for my name tag because I love photography!