Meet the Hygienists
Kristy – Lead Dental Hygienist
Kristy was born in Tyler and raised in Flower Mound. She started working at Cross Timbers Dental in 2012. Her favorite thing about work is when a patient walks out with a smile! She loves to help patients get rid of their fear of the dentist by making them feel comfortable. Kristy enjoys spending time with her 3-year-old, Brenner, and finding new activities for him. She loves to travel with her family to visit friends and other family members. Her favorite yearly trip is going to Colorado for the Steamboat Music Fest! She says snowboarding in the mountains while listening to Texas country music just can’t be beat!
Valerie – Dental Hygienist/BSPH
Valerie was born in Houston and raised in Flower Mound. She has been in Flower Mound for 37 years. She has been in the dental field for 27 years and has worked at Cross Timbers Dental since 2008. Her favorite thing about working in the office is how each case presents itself differently. Valerie enjoys taking care of family, reading research articles and publications, Biblical studies and working on the book she is writing! Valerie also is passionate about health and wellness. She loves adventures, the beach, and the mountains. She loves space – she would go tomorrow if she had an invitation!
Tammy – Dental Hygienist
Tammy was born and raised in Washington State. She has worked at Cross Timbers Dental since 2015. Her favorite thing about work is the people she gets to meet! Tammy enjoys volunteering at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. She believes in staying mentally and physically healthy by any means possible. She also loves competitive volleyball, working out at the gym and traveling all over the world!
Elaine – Dental Hygienist
Elaine was born and raised in Michigan. She has been working at Cross Timbers Dental since February of 2016. She enjoys her daily interactions with patients and makes dental care her highest priority! Getting to know her patients is what Elaine says makes her job so enjoyable. She enjoys listening to patients and learning from their experiences. Expanding a patient’s dental knowledge by explaining dental care and how it relates to their overall health is very rewarding to her. Elaine enjoys spending time with family and making the most out of everyday living. She loves traveling, photography, video editing with music, running and staying fit.
Nicole – Dental Hygienist
Nicole was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. She has worked at Cross Timbers Dental since July of 2016. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 1998 and is licensed in 4 different states. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them improve their oral health. She enjoys traveling, mountain and road biking and hiking.
Jennifer – Dental Hygienist
Jennifer was born in Mexico City and raised in Denton, Texas. She has worked at Cross Timbers Dental since January of 2016. She loves making long-term relationships with her patients and making a difference in their lives. Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves music, journaling, art, reading and watching entertaining documentaries.
Lauren O. – Dental Hygienist
Lauren was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Flower Mound, Texas. She has worked at Cross Timbers Dental since 2017. She enjoys the diversity of people that she gets to interact with every day. She loves knowing that she is making smiles brighter! Lauren enjoys traveling with friends and family, being outdoors and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners! She also enjoys taking her Yorkie, Baxter, to the dog park.
Kathy – Dental Hygienist
Kathy was born and raised in California. She is a familiar face, originally joining the Cross Timbers Dental team in 2011, we are glad to welcome her back now in 2019. Her favorite thing about work is building relationships with patients. She loves to help people improve their oral health because she it impact their overall health. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys working out at Camp Gladiator, spending time with her kids and boyfriend.