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The Woodlands’s
Favorite Dental Team

Our dental office wouldn’t be able to function without our kind, experienced team members working alongside our dentists. If you have a question about insurance, need to schedule an appointment, or are getting your teeth X-rayed or cleaned, our friendly team is happy to help you and your family have an enjoyable experience in our dental office. We will take the time to make sure that you are comfortable and feel right at home. Keep reading the information below to get to know us a little better.

The Woodlands Dental Team

Sabrina Thomas, RDH,Office Manager

Dental hygienist Sabrina

Sabrina grew up in Wisconsin. She is quick to point out that she has attended (and enjoyed) a football game in minus 25 degree weather, cheering for her Green Bay Packers. Fortunately for us, Sabrina and her husband settled here a few years ago to raise their son and daughter. With such an active, young family and a love for shopping, concerts, and exploring Texas, we’re not surprised that Sabrina appreciates (needs?) her daily caffeine to keep her going.

Sabrina assumed management of the office in 2020 as we gradually emerged from the COVID shutdown. Having been our hygienist, she brought two of the most important elements to the position: proven dental experience/knowledge, and an existing relationship with our patients and team members. With her bubbly personality, determination and business saavy added to the mix, we have no doubt that our patients will reap the benefit of her management.

Lauren Nickles, RDA, Financial Co-ordinator

Dental assistant Lauren

Lauren has always brought energy, initiative and creativity to our team dynamic. She’s capable of quickly stepping in to care for a patient or to help any coworker with chairside assisting, administrative tasks, or lab work. It’s this familiarity with all aspects of the business, coupled with her financial acumen, that made her the natural choice to fill our position as Financial Coordinator.

She’s originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but Texas has been her home since age six. She grew up in Huntsville, attended Sam Houston State, and eventually settled in The Woodlands. Lauren and her husband enjoy cooking (he cooks, she bakes), traveling, any outdoor activities, and attending live shows. But family and friends top the list of what’s most important to her!

When you need help financing treatment, or getting maximum benefits from your insurance, you’ll be very glad that Lauren is in your corner!

Cedes Hodge, RDAPatient Co-ordinator

A Texas native, Cedes completed her studies at Lonestar College and the University of Texas online. In addition to being certified in BLS, she is a Pharmacy Technician and Patient Care Technician. She loves using her education and advanced training to put smiles on patients’ faces – it’s her favorite part of her job!

Cedes comes from a family of five (not including their two dogs and one cat). In her free time, she enjoys meditating, learning about the human body, and reading. Here’s something you may not know about her: she speaks Spanish!

Tamma Alexander, RDH, MPHDental Hygienist

RDH - Dental Hygienist Tamma

Tamma has been working in the dental field for 33 years – beginning as a Dental Assistant and continuing through her studies at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry until she graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene. Then, in 1996, she graduated again, this time with a dual Masters in Public Health.

She grew up in Oklahoma City and married her high school sweetheart while he was in the Navy. They’ve lived on the East Coast, in Chicago and finally settled in Texas in 2002. They have two daughters in their early 20s. In addition, Tamma has two rescue dogs that demand lots of frisbee, ball and walks. She also loves to read and travel.

Ask for Tamma when booking your next hygiene visit. She’s sure to exceed your expectations with her exceptional, gentle care.

Dorcas Flores, RDHDental Hygienist

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Dorcas was born in Mexico but grew up in Chicago. She attended Prairie State College where she first obtained her certification as a Dental Assistant. While continuing to work as an assistant, she returned for her licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist . She continues to expand her knowledge in Dentistry and she is Nitrous oxide certified as well as laser certified. With over 35 yrs of experience, Dorcas enjoys helping her patients in their dental hygiene needs.

Dorcas comes from a large beautiful Mexican family. She is married with three sons of her own. In her free time she loves to spend time with family, work on her garden and travel. She enjoys helping at her church and loves to sing.

Carol Salinas-Maldonado, RDHDental Hygienist

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Carol received her Dental Hygiene degree from Texas State Tech College in her home town of Harlingen, TX. According to her, the best thing about her work is the difference it makes in oral health; and she loves to hear: "My teeth feel so clean!" Since joining our team a couple of years ago, she's been a true blessing to all our patients and to the entire office staff. There's something about her easy manner, warm smile, and gentle touch that epitomizes our tagline "We're family!".

Carol lives with her husband and two daughters. She describes herself as a committed "do-it-yourselfer" and loves to restore furniture in her work shop. On top of all that, she's now working on a degree in Computer Science. Carol attends the Ark Church in Conroe.

Roberto Torres, RDA Dental Technician

RDA - Dental Technician Roberto

After many years as a successful orthodontist in his hometown Tampico, Mexico, Roberto and his family moved here in 2005; and, it was certainly a lucky day for our patients and practice when he agreed to join our team. He performs a wide variety of technical support tasks in our lab and clinical rooms – from helping with orthodontic issues, to photography, to sterilization and radiation standards, just to name but a few. Moreover, he always brings a sense of calm dedication to our patients and the team. As he says: “Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission… I like being part of something that makes a difference.”

Roberto has two sons in college – one at the University of Houston, and the other at the University of Oregon. He enjoys golf, fishing, astronomy, and running, and he volunteers at The Woodlands Marathon.

Ashley Baldwin, RDA Dental Assistant

RDA - Dental Assistant Ashley

Ashley has been working in the dental world for over eight years now. She loves getting to create such a fun and comfortable environment for patients! A Katy native, she studied at Houston Dental Assistants School.

She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have an amazing son named Eli and two dogs named Nova and Duke. When she isn’t busy focused on patient dental care, she spends a lot of free time coaching club volleyball. She’s also been riding dirt bikes since she was four years old and still loves having fun on off road vehicles of pretty much any kind alongside her husband!

Bessie Wade, RDADental Assistant

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With roughly two decades of experience in the dental field, Bessie joined our team in 2022. Hands down, her favorite part of her job has been helping our patients!

Bessie is originally from Van Nuys, CA! When she isn’t at the office, she loves spending time with her son and working out.

Gabriela Gonzalez, RDADental Assistant

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Gabriela absolutely loves making patients feel at home – it’s her favorite part of her job! She studied at Sam Houston and Texas State, and she now has more than a decade of experience in the world of dentistry.

When Gabriela isn’t at the office, she enjoys spending time with her son, reading, dancing, traveling, and listening to music!