Meet the Team

We recognize that all 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.


Office Administrative Coordinator

Diane joined the Bender Dental team in 2021. Though fairly new to the dental world, she brings more than 25 years of office management experience to the front office. She really enjoys getting to know each patient and building meaningful relationships with all of them.

Originally from Chicago, Diane, her husband Adam, and their three children moved to the great state of Texas in 2020. She spends most weekends cheering on her kids at tons of youth sports games and trying new restaurants around Fort Worth.



Office Administrative Coordinator

Brenda began her career in dentistry in 1995 and still enjoys helping to provide a great dental experience for each patient who visits our office.

Brenda is a native Texan and married her high-school sweetheart. She has two adult children and a grandson whom she adores. She loves spending free time with her family and friends.



Registered Dental Assistant

Tina’s dental career amazingly spans more than 30 years and she has been working alongside Dr. Bender since 2018. A native Texan, her favorite part of this job is an easy answer: the phenomenal patients. She thinks it’s a joy to work in a dental office where the focus is on each patient’s unique, individual situation.

Tina and her husband Brooks have four children. Family is the most important thing to her, which is why she loves spending all her free time with them!



Dental Assistant

Maria has been a registered dental assistant since 2005. Everything about dentistry amazes her! Having the opportunity to build relationships with new people and to help them is her passion. She loves being a part of her patients’ improved confidence by helping them improve their smile.

Maria enjoys spending time traveling and being outdoors with her husband and daughter.



Dental Hygienist

Amelinda was born and raised in New Mexico and is now proud to be a Texan! Her passion in dentistry is getting to know her patients on a personal level and educating them on how to maintain a healthy smile. Her goal is to provide gentle and thorough care that sets her patients at ease.

Amelinda has two fur babies and a wonderful boyfriend. She enjoys traveling, making memories, and spending time with her family.



Dental Hygienist

Alena has been a dental hygienist for more than 20 years! She joined Dr. Bender’s amazing team in 2020. Her career has enabled her to educate patients on healthy eating and dental habits to maintain a lifetime smile. A great smile gives people more confidence and she feels blessed to be part of making that happen.

In her free time, you’ll most likely find Alena gardening, fishing, and spending time with her family around a big campfire.