Dental Team-Garland, TX

Get to Know Our Friendly Faces

At Town Center Dental, relationships truly come first. We want new patients to learn as much about us as we learn about them over time! That's why we've shared fun introductions for our talented team members below. From the front desk to the treatment chair, we can't wait to guide you through the oral healthcare experience smoothly and comfortably. Interested in scheduling a first visit soon? Just give us a call or submit a request online

Karen, Office Manager

A Dallas native, Karen has been a part of the dental field for over 30 years now, and she always looks forward to meeting our wonderful patients and their families. She does her very best to ensure that everyone feels at home when they come in for a dental appointment. 

Karen and her husband have one son named Braden who is currently in college. As for hobbies, she spends as much free time as possible with her family, traveling to the beach, boating, and enjoying the outdoors. She also likes to plant flowers, go antique shopping, and try new restaurants. Recently, she even redesigned their lake house! 

Barbara, Registered Dental Hygienist

Barbara has been a dental professional for over 15 years, and for her, the best part of her job is getting to know her patients and educating them about the oral-systemic link. By cleaning patients’ teeth and telling them how their dental health affects their overall health, she’s able to make a real difference in their lives, and this gives her life purpose. For her dental training, she attended the New York University College of Dentistry, and she has certifications in laser dentistry and oral anesthesia/nitrous oxide.

Originally from the Gulf Coast of Florida, Barbara and her husband, Bryan, have a son, Brandon, as well as a dog, Brooklyn. She enjoys a wide array of hobbies, from paddleboarding to gardening to canning and pickling to macrame and more. Be sure to ask about her latest project when you see her!

Melissa, Registered Dental Assistant

Melissa has been working in the dental field for almost 15 years now, having studied assisting at ATI. Today, what she enjoys most about her position is being able to help patients feel at ease, both before and after their appointments! To be able to help take someone out of dental pain and give them back a healed smile is always enormously satisfying.

A Nashville native, Melissa is married to Elmer, and they have a young daughter named Kali. As a family, they enjoy sports, traveling, and attending family gatherings. Melissa is also a BIG dog lover!