Meet Our Dental Team – Dallas, TX
A Dental Team Dedicated to Your Oral Health
Any dental office needs to have a superior team of professionals who are committed to the mission and who believe in patient-focused care. At HJ Dental, Dr. J works closely with our staff to ensure all dental patients receive care that goes above and beyond the basics. With dental hygienists, dental assistants, and administrative team members, we create a well-functioning group who are here to ensure you and your family enjoy your visit from beginning to end. Read on to learn more about us in our bios below.
Desiree, Dental Hygienist
Desiree brings over 20 years of experience to our team, and she loves to interact with so many different people every day. She especially likes to help nervous and anxious patients have a good experience during hygiene appointments. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University System. In addition, she has certifications in nitrous oxide monitoring and advanced laser treatments.
Desiree and her husband, Karl, have been married for over 30 years and have two college-aged children. They are getting used to being empty-nesters and she enjoys trying new restaurants and cocktails, streaming movies, baking pies and cakes for staff birthdays and traveling.
Caroline, Front Desk/Insurance Liason
Caroline has worked in the field of dentistry for over 17 years and at HJ Dental for nine years. She loves getting to see the same happy, friendly faces every day, and she goes above and beyond to make sure our patients leave our dental office with a smile. She attended Tyler Junior College, is CPR-certified, and has completed OSHA’s training in preventing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
Although Caroline was born in Honduras, she grew up in Athens, TX. She is married to Charles, and they have two boys, Cameron and Evan, whom they adore. They also have a border collie named Penny. Outside of the dental office, Caroline enjoys traveling, gardening, hanging out with friends and family, doing her own nails, and doing home projects like painting and crafting things from everyday items.
Brogan, Front Office / Registered Dental Assistant
As the dental office prankster, Brogan is always keeping everyone on their toes! However, she also loves seeing our patients every day, especially the ones who have struggled with dental fear; it lets her know we’re providing excellent care. Brogan has worked in the dental field for 13 years so far, with seven of them spent as part of our HJ Dental team. She attended Dallas College Mountain View Campus as well as the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Additionally, she has completed advanced training in several areas, including CPR, iTero, Zoom! Teeth Whitening, and nitrous oxide.
A Dallas native, Brogan has a husband of three years as well as two beautiful daughters aged ten and four. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her family, whether it’s going out to dinner, hanging out at the park, or just playing games together at home. As a family, they love to travel and are always looking for their next adventure.
Natasha, Clinical Team Lead / Registered Dental Assistant
Born and raised in Zelenodolsk, Ukraine, Natasha moved to the United States in 1999. About a decade later, she graduated from the National School of Dental Assisting in Plano, TX, and joined our team shortly after that. She loves having the opportunity to make a difference in our patients’ lives by helping them overcome their anxieties and fears, become more confident, and learn to love their smiles.
Natasha lives in Frisco with her wonderful husband Paul, to whom she has been married for 21 years. They have a toy poodle named Shadow and a Tabby cat named Penelope. Two of Natasha’s main hobbies are making jewelry and playing billiards. In fact, she is a member of the American Poolplayers Association in Dallas and has even competed in the USA Pool League National Championship tournaments in Las Vegas!
Jessica, Registered Dental Assistant
Jessica has worked as a dental assistant for over five years now, three of which took place at our dental office. Being able to help our patients while working with such a great team every day makes her happy. Since attending Elite Dental Assisting School, she has obtained certifications in dental X-rays, Zoom! Teeth Whitening, iTero, and CPR.
Jessica grew up right here in Dallas and is proud to say that her family is very united. She has a son who loves having fun and experiencing new things, and she cherishes being able to experience those things with him. They also have a very playful dog named Chop. One interesting fact about Jessica is that she loves cooking.
Abby, Registered Dental Assistant
Abby joined our team in 2020 after graduating from the Dallas County Dental Society (DCDS) Dental Assisting School. She is certified to administer CPR and has training in minimizing bloodborne pathogens. She loves getting to meet new people and helping them feel comfortable when they’re in the dental chair.
Abby is a Dallas native and lives on a farm with her family. They have all sorts of animals, including goats, donkeys, ponies, horses, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, and a very large pig named Georgie. In her spare time, Abby enjoys visiting new places and especially trying new restaurants.
Diana, Registered Dental Assistant
Diana has been at our dental office for a handful of years now, but she has a full decade of dental experience under her belt so far. She adores seeing patients walk out of our dental office with healthy, confident smiles on their faces. She attended Kaplan University and has since, received training in CPR, minimizing bloodborne pathogens, and Zoom! Teeth Whitening.
Diana is originally from Dallas, and she likes spending her free time with her family. She is currently engaged, and she has two sons with her fiancé as well as a stepdaughter.