Dental Team – Fort Worth, TX
New Best Friends
Dr. Buck has surrounded himself with a team of handpicked dental professionals who are eager to change the way you think about dental care. Their expertise and commitment to providing 5-star service will make your appointments seemingly fly by, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and easy taking care of your teeth can be when you’re in the right hands. Before you have a chance to meet everyone in person, you can start getting to know them below.
Taylor, Dental Assistant
Taylor joined our dental office in 2021, and she says that her favorite part of her job is helping people overcome their fear of the dentist and learn how comfortable and fulfilling taking care of their teeth can be. She graduated from the Texas Academy of Dental Assisting, and when she’s not at the dental office, you’ll typically find her hiking, kayaking, or learning how to cook/bake new foods. She also loves to relax with her three-year-old Morkie, Pepper, who she says is her world.
Dean, Dental Hygienist
Dean graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. For over 20 years, he has enjoyed guiding his patients toward optimum oral health. He strives to meet and exceed our patients’ expectations and provide an exceptional experience. He has a passion for knowledge and continues his education to stay on top of the latest techniques and technology in the dental field. Today, he has experience providing nitrous oxide sedation, laser therapy, and Invisalign.
Dean has been married to Marjie (who is also a dental hygienist) for more than 30 years. He was raised on a ranch in North Dakota, so he is an outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, competition shooting, and traveling the country. He also loves his Australian Shepard, Ellie!
Terri, Scheduling Coordinator
Terri has an impressive 30+ years of experience in the dental field, and nothing makes her happier than changing people’s perception of dentistry one comfortable and well-planned appointment at a time. In her words, “We are here to help people discover their SMILE.” She graduated from TCC, and most of her time outside of work is spent with her son, daughter, and grandson. Her hobbies include camping, exploring the great outdoors, and reading daily devotionals.
Kimberly, Insurance Coordinator
Kimberly graduated from dental assisting school as the Valedictorian, and she has been in the dental field since 2002. A native Fort Worth resident, she developed an interest in dentistry during health class in high school. At our dental office, her main goal every day is to help our patients navigate our financial options so that their treatments are always affordable.
When not at the dental office, she likes to spend time with her husband and three grown children, cook, learn about classic cars, go camping, and fish.
Kristalyn, Dental Hygienist
Kristalyn graduated from Midwestern State University and joined our team in 2020. She was part of the National Honor Society, where serving the community and helping people find needed resources was her passion. Her favorite part of being a dental hygienist is connecting with our patients and increasing their oral health knowledge.
At home, most of Kristalyn’s time is happily occupied by her husband and their young son.
Jennifer, Dental Assistant
Jennifer graduated as the Valedictorian of her class at Concorde Career College, and she plans to become a dental hygienist in the near future. As an assistant, she loves that she has the opportunity to help others every day, whether she’s working alongside Dr. Buck, another team member, or serving a patient directly.
Jennifer is an active church member and Sunday school teacher, and she also sings in the worship band. She loves to dance and regularly does Zumba at her gym. Most weekends, you’ll find her spending time with her husband, shopping, or watching movies.
Rachel, Dental Hygienist
Rachel was born and raised in Azle and graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Today, she has certifications in both nitrous oxide and laser therapy. For her, the best part of her job is building relationships with our patients while encouraging excellent oral health.
Rachel and her high school sweetheart, Jason, have been married for 18 years, and they have two children and two dogs. Outside of the dental office, she primarily spends her time watching her kids play sports, and she also enjoys reading a good book and traveling.