Meet Our Team
We're proud to have some of the most amazing people on our team. We all work together to make sure each and every patient has an outstanding experience. From the high quality care to the comfortable and friendly environment, we invite you to make an appointment to come see us!
Blanca, RDADental Assistant
Carolyn, RDHDental Hygienist
Carly, RDHDental Hygienist
Blanca has been a dental assistant with the Turtle Creek Dental Associates since 2011. She has over 20 years experience in the dental field. Her experience ranges from general and cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, dentures and partials to orthodontics and Invisalign cases. She loves working with the staff whom she sees as her second family and enjoys seeing the smiles on our patients' faces knowing she took part in it. When not at work, Blanca enjoys the outdoors with her husband and 4 silly kids, whose craziness keeps her sane.
Carolyn is a recent addition to the team, bringing with her 17 years of dental hygiene experience and a bright, warm personality to make you feel instantly at home and teeth well taken care of.
A country girl at heart, Carolyn enjoys time outside the city at home with her husband spending time on home improvement projects, cooking up dinner for friends, and taking care of her canines ---- 2 yr old Boxer "Rocco" and 3 yr old Black mouth Cur/Bulldog mix "Gauge".
Carolyn has a passion for people and their dental health. She's cared for patients in DFW and Hamilton, TX, across the US facilitating our military's check-ups, and abroad serving the people of Jamaica and Nicaragua.
Carly’s passion for dentistry began on a mission trip in Swaziland, Africa. While treating children in need, she fell in love with the dental field and knew she wanted to be able to help people for years to come. Today, Carly has been a hygienist for over 5 years, loves meeting new people, assisting them achieve their optimal oral health, and helping people feel confident about their smiles. She loves working with the fantastic team at Turtle Creek Dental and she is confident in Dr. Avendanio's ability to provide exceptional customer care. She also believes that we have “the world’s best patients.”
When Carly is not at the office, you will likely catch her in a yoga studio, traveling the world, or at Mutts with her little Yorkie. She hopes that she always portrays that the most important things in her life are her love for God, family, and friends. She looks forward to getting up every day to help people smile.
Jenene has been a dental assistant for over 7 years. She has taken her passion for dentistry on mission trips with The Fisher of Men organization to Belize and Jamaica, where she educated patients on oral health. She loves to make her patients feel comfortable and confident in the care she is providing during dental treatments. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, traveling, and teaching Sunday school.
Melissa is part of the front desk team at Turtle Creek Dental Associates and she has been with the practice since November of 2019.
Melissa has enjoyed working in dentistry since 1999. She loves interacting with patients as they first walk into the practice. Additionally, she likes to build a trusting relationship with patients so that they maintain proper dental health.
When Melissa is not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, which includes her husband and three children.
Tom is a patient care specialist at Turtle Creek Dental Associates. He has been with the practice since early 2020, but has been working in dentistry since 2008. From his experience, Tom has been able to dignify and serve the needs and wants of his patients. He enjoys infusing positive energy, which is always reflected when interacting with patients and the dental team he works with.
Tom has a basic life support certificate and attends the theocratic ministry for public speaking. Additionally, he is fluent in Spanish and has some basic knowledge of Portuguese, both of which have been helpful in his role.
When Tom is not helping patients, he enjoys spending time with his two sons and wife of over 30 years. He is an avid animal lover who also loves to jam out to old and new music. Tom likes to stay active by skating at the local rink, walking and jogging. He loves to give back through community service and delights in the Good Book.
Mayra is a registered dental assistant at Turtle Creek Dental Associates. She has been with the practice since 2020, but has been working in dentistry since 2012.
Mayra is certified in sealant and coronal polishing, both of which are useful for her day to day! Her favorite part of working in dentistry is being able to make her patients smile. She enjoys comforting them and helping them to feel better in any way she can!
When she isn’t working, Mayra enjoys shopping and spending time with her four dogs. She also likes to spend time cooking with her dad who does catering events.
Samantha works at the front office at Turtle Creek Dental Associates. She has been with the practice since 2020, but has been working in dentistry since 2003.
Samantha’s favorite part of working in dentistry is being able to interact with patients and helping them have a great experience.
When she isn’t working, Samantha enjoys Zumba. She also enjoys spending time with her twin daughters and teenage son.