Meet the Staff

At Texas Orthodontic Specialists, you will find a staff that truly cares about providing a warm, friendly and enriching environment for our patients. Each member of our team constantly looks for new and innovative ways to better serve the needs of our patients.

Our staff is highly educated and skilled in treating the simplest of orthodontic cases to the most complex. All of our assistants have over 10 years of experience in orthodontics. They are all registered dental assistants with certifications in radiography, nitrous oxide monitoring, coronal polishing and have completed the AAO assistant training program.

Our team also enjoys spending time volunteering in the community with schools and churches. If there is an event that we can help with please let us know.


Felicia - Orthodontic Assistant

Felicia is a Houston native and has worked as an orthodontic assistant for more than 20 years. Felicia's 2 teenage children keep her busy. She enjoys baking, listening to music, watching sports, and spending time with her friends and family.


Melissa - Treatment Coordinator/Orthodontic Assistant

Melissa has lived in Houston for 13 years and has been an Orthodontic Assistant for 10 years. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and when she isn't busy making patients smile she is spending time with her two sons;Wesley and Nolan.She enjoys watching them swim and play basketball. In her spare time she enjoys kickboxing and bow hunting with her husband.


Kelli - Orthodontic Assistant

Kelli has lived in Houston since 2001. With over 25 years of experience as an orthodontic assistant, you will find that Kelli is both skilled and sensitive to all of our patients' needs. She loves working with children and adults. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her twin granddaughters, Bailey and Finley. When the sweet little girls aren't keeping her busy she has 2 miniature schnauzers to keep her on her toes. Kelli gives back to our community by volunteering as a committeeman at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


Tammy - Treatment Coordinator (Towne Lake)

Tammy has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 20 years. Before attending Dental Hygiene School in Oklahoma, she worked for 3 years as a dental assistant. She is very passionate about educating patients on the long-term health benefits of proper occlusion. Tammy travels nationally educating other dental professionals on the consequences of malocclusion. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. Her kids’ schedules keep her busy between their involvement in theatre, music, and sports activities.


Vanessa - Financial/Treatment Coordinator (Woodway)

Vanessa has been in the orthodontic field for more than twenty years. Her favorite part of the job is watching the transformation in our patients and the confidence that they get from orthodontic treatment. Vanessa is originally from San Diego, CA. She enjoys spending time with her family outside the office.


Giselle - Financial Coordinator

Giselle is our Financial Coordinator. She is a registered dental assistant and has been licensed for over twenty years. Giselle is CPR certified and bilingual in Spanish and English. In her spare time she treasures time spent with family.



Teryse was born in Louisiana and lived in Alaska for 8 years. She has lived in Houston For 4 years with her husband and two sons Quinton and Brayden. With over 10 years of orthodontic expierience in both assisting ans administration, she is able to make each patient's expirience stress free and enjoyable. She enjoys cooking ans spending time with her family


Tayler - Treatment Coordinator (Towne Lake)

Tayler has 7 years of experience in Orthodontics. She was born and raised in Katy, TX. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with Family, Friends, and her Miniature Schnauzer "Henry". Her hobbies consist of working out, watching football, and of course eating Mexican Food.


Jennifer - Orthodontic Assistant (Towne Lake)

Jennifer has 16 years experience in Orthodontics. She was Born and Raised in Pasadena TX. She is a mother of 3 Boys and 2 Bulldogs. Her hobbies consist of Cooking, Watching Football, going to Concerts, and anything Outdoors.


Monique - Front Desk Receptionist

Monique was raised in Houston, and has worked at our office for nearly a year. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.She loves supporting her nieces and nephews in their various activities. Monique also spends time working out at the gym. She is a fun-lovingperson and enjoys interacting with patients.


Heather - Orthodontic Assistant

Heather has lived in Houston her entire life. She has been in dentistry for nearly 2 years and enjoys working with people. In her free time, Heather volunteers at her church and spends time with her family and pets. Her ideal vacation is in a hammock on the beach with a great book in hand.