Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Ashley

Office Coordinator

Hi, I'm Ashley. After being in the oil and gas industry for ten years, I joined Dr. Bender's team in 2016 and I love my new home here. I schedule appointments, answer phones, handle insurance claims, and an assortment of office coordination duties. I also assist our patients in the treatment room when needed. I work hard to ensure that you feel welcome and that I meet or exceed your expectations.

When I am not in the office I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and my fur babies!

 

Toni

Hygiene Coordinator

Hi I'm Toni and I look forward to being the first smile that you see when you come in for your appointment! Four years ago I began seeing Dr. Bender as a patient and I can honestly say that I love her both as a doctor and a boss. I schedule appointments, answer questions about insurance, and sometimes assist Dr. Bender.

Additionally, I am a full time college student studying to become a labor and delivery nurse. In my spare time I enjoy cheerleading in college and helping the high school cheer team in my home town of Azle.

 

Misty

Registered Dental Assistant

I love meeting new people and working with them to achieve a healthy smile. I’ve been part of the team since 2012. It’s a joy to work in a dental office where the focus is on each person’s situation. Dr. Bender takes her time with every patient, making sure they understand what we’re going to be doing and why. She also answers the patient’s questions and settles their mind. I assist Dr. Bender during procedures, sitting chairside to help her and support our patient. I also provide patient education, order supplies, and handle lab work.

I’m engaged to be married in November 2015, so wedding plans are keeping me busy. I have three children and love spending time with them, along with family and friends. I especially enjoy going to my kids’ sporting events.

 

Tena

Dental Hygienist

I love seeing improvement in a patient’s oral health when they come for their recall. Having a healthy mouth and smile is so important. It affects a person’s overall health and how they feel about themselves, and I like helping improve both. I became part of the team in 2005 and have built great relationships with our patients. Their visits feel like spending time with old friends. I perform hygiene and periodontal maintenance, take X-rays, offer fluoride treatments, and place sealants. A lot of my time is spent educating people about their oral health and how they can keep it strong through healthy eating and good habits.

Outside the office, some of my favorite pastimes include reading, watching old movies, making quilts, arts and crafts projects, and baking.

 
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