Meet The Staff
Teresa began a career in the dental field in 1978 as a dental assistant to a general dentist in Denton, Texas. She worked 10 years in that office as a dental assistant and another 5 years as office manager. She came to our team as a receptionist / scheduling secretary in 1994. Teresa has always lived in Texas, but loves to travel especially to New York and Israel. Hobbies include painting, floral arranging and having fun with her grandchildren to whom she is known as “Yaya”.
Debby joined the team in 2000 as our Financial Coordinator. She moved to the Austin area from Oklahoma (but don’t hold it against her) via San Marcos where she worked with a general dentist as Office Manager for ten years. She is skilled and qualified to go up against the big insurance companies and will go the extra mile to get your benefits. In her spare time Debby loves to find new cute puppies and talk people into taking them home. Look out! She is also quite handy with remodeling.
Lila has held the most positions in the practice. Starting in 1989 Lila practiced dental hygiene in our office until 2000, when she decided to have an adventure and spend time in Europe practicing hygiene in Switzerland. Before leaving the U.S., she met her future husband, right here in the office. After returning from Europe, Lila worked for a period of time as a dental hygienist for a general dentist in Austin. In 2005, she returned to us as a Hygiene Coordinator, and now holds the position of Sterilization Technician / Clinical Coordinator / and is the person we call on for so many things. She enjoys gardening and bird watching.
Nancy is a full time dental hygienist who joined our team in 2000. She moved to Austin from San Antonio, Texas where she practiced Hygiene at a general dentist office for fourteen years. Nancy also serves as our OSHA Coordinator. She has six lovely grandchildren with whom she delights in spending her spare time. Nancy gets lots of practice with the grandkids and is always ready with a hug to welcome her patients. She also is our go to baker! Nancy loves baking and we definitely enjoy the results of it!
Marale began her dental assisting career in 1999. She joined our office in 2008. She took a brief leave to expand her family and rejoined our staff in 2016. Marale and her husband, Rick have three children and love spending time outdoors. They enjoy watching baseball, especially when their sons are playing. Marale spends any free time cooking, crafting, reading and spending time with her children.
Darla Nicholson is a hygienist, practicing since 1975. She joined our office in 1984. She took a brief vacation from dentistry and we are very happy she has rejoined our practice in 2016. Most weekends she and her family enjoy spending time at their ranch in Kerrville. She sings in her church’s praise band and plays hand bells also. Darla has four grandchildren that she thoroughly adores.
Megan joined out team in 2016. She has worked with private practice general dentist and periodontists as a Registered Dental Assistant since 1992. Megan grew up in Northern California. She thoroughly enjoys the amazing people of Texas and all that Austin offers. She is the proud parent of a daughter in college. For fun, Megan enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends outdoors and is a big fan of country music.
Erica is a true Austinite, born and raised right here in Austin. She started out in the medical field and moved into the mortgage industry. Erica’s transition to the dental world was a simple switch. She is a wife and mommy of three beautiful kids. She loves to travel and spending time with her friends and family.