Meet the Dental Team – Houston, TX

A Welcoming, Friendly Team

Even with multiple dental experts under one roof, our dental office wouldn’t be able to function at its absolute best without our wonderful team members. You’ll be greeted at the front desk by a smiling face who will be glad to answer your questions, and our hygienists will make your regular checkups enjoyable. You can learn a bit more about our team on this page, and you’ll have a chance to get to know them better once you call us to schedule an appointment and visit our dental office.

Violetta

Dental office manager Violetta

Dental Office Manager

Violetta has been with us for more than 35 years, which encompasses her entire career. She has had many patients become friends, and she’s watched countless children grow into adulthood. She enjoys working with our patients and our team and truly has an affinity for customer service!

Violetta was born and raised in Gdansk, Poland. She moved to Houston in 1983 and married her husband, Waldemar. Together, they have two children named Olivia and Patrick. She enjoys traveling, attending the ballet and opera, and going to baseball games with her family.

Yuveli ("Yuvi")

Front desk receptionist Yuveli

Front Desk Receptionist

Yuveli has worked in the dental field since 2013, first joining our team in 2016. She completed her education at Lonestar Community College in Kingwood and is still working towards a nursing degree. Today, she remains very passionate about getting to know each of her patients on a personal level! She loves finding out more about their hobbies, families, and where they like to travel during each appointment.

Originally from Mexico, Yuveli has lived in Houston since 2000 and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is the proud mother of one daughter named Giulianna. In her spare time, she loves being with her big, loud family at their ranch, drinking coffee (especially from Starbucks), or curling up with a good book. 

Brandi

Dental hygiene coordinator Brandi

Hygiene Coordinator

Originally from Deer Park, Brandi has been a part of our team for nearly five years now, and she continues to learn new things every day! One of her favorite parts of this job by far is getting to see both new and existing patients leave with a smile.

Outside of work, Brandi recently got married and has a Dachshund and two Miniature Schnauzers at home. Some of her favorite hobbies include cooking, singing, and keeping up with football season – it’s her favorite time of the year!

Thao

Front desk receptionist Thao

Front Desk Receptionist

When you call our dental office or open the front door, you’ll hear a friendly voice and see a warm smile that belongs to Thao. She loves meeting patients and building relationships! In 2013, she earned her associate degree in business administration from Lamar State College in Port Arthur, her hometown.

When Thao is away from the dental office, she is a portrait photographer who excels at capturing the inner and outer beauty of those she photographs. As a first generation Vietnamese American, she is proud to speak Vietnamese as well as English.

Clarissa

Front desk Receptionist Clarissa

Front Desk Receptionist

Clarissa will be one of the friendly faces that greets you in our dental office, and she says that the best part of her job is helping people regain confidence in their smiles. She attended Wharton County Jr. College and is a Registered Dental Assistant that trained at the C. Mark Mann School of Dental Assisting.

Clarissa has a young daughter named Camila who delightfully takes up all of her time outside of work. She truly enjoys to be with her family & friends. On her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurant’s, shopping, & doing make up. Clarissa is first generation Mexican-American & Is a fluent Spanish speaker. If she could, she would eat sushi every day!

 

Jennie

Dental hygienist Jennie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jennie attended the Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont and graduated with a dental hygiene degree in 2014. She is originally from Nederland, TX and moved to Houston after graduating. Her favorite part of her job is getting to build relationships with her patients while also educating them about their oral health!

Jennie is from a small, loving family who are actually first-generation Americans! She is part-Vietnamese and part-European Jewish. She and her husband, Peter, have been together for six years, and they are the proud parents of a large dog named Luna. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, doing make-up and hair, trying new restaurants, and having fun with DIY projects.

Marissa, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Marissa

Marissa’s goal is to change people’s negative perceptions of dentistry by creating a calm and judgment-free environment for each patient. She is a graduate of the Lamar Institute of Technology.

Marissa likes to spend her free time cooking, reading, journaling, and most of all, cuddling with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Riley.

Kimberlee, Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Kimberlee

Kimberlee has worked in the dental world for almost 50 years! She says that she feels blessed to be surrounded by such good-hearted and sincere co-workers. She attended the UTHealth School of Dentistry and has certifications in laser therapy and nitrous oxide monitoring. 

Kimberlee dedicates a lot of her free time to her five nieces and nephews as well as her seven great-nieces and nephews, so she loves hosting, cooking, and entertaining. To relax, she likes to garden, crochet, craft, and play with her Beagle, Lucy.

Myrna

Dental assistant Myrna

Registered Dental Assistant/ Team Leader

Myrna’s career in dentistry impressively spans 25+ years, with a majority of that time spent right here in our dental office. She does an amazing job helping patients feel comfortable and explaining treatments clearly and comprehensively!

Myrna is married with three beautiful children. Outside of working hours, she spends her free time hanging out with loved ones, watching movies, doing crafts with the kids, and cooking/baking.

Arelys (“Lalis”)

Dental assistant Arelys

Registered Dental Assistant

Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, Lalis has been a resident of Houston since 2002 and a member of our dental office since 2012. She attended Houston Community College and received her dental education from Pinnacle Career Center. She is also certified in CPR, radiology, and nitrous oxide. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that the Tamborello team is providing the best comfort and care and that patients are happy with their results!

Lalis and her husband, Michael, currently have two pets named Bella and Pepper. Outside of work, she loves to spend her time helping others. Right now, she is involved with an organization known as Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, which helps the Shriners Hospital stay free for children from 0 to 18 years of age. She is currently working towards becoming a dentist!

Elizabeth (“Liz”)

Dental assistant Elizabeth

Registered Dental Assistant

Liz received her education from the Houston Dental Society, and she is also certified in IV Sedation chairside assisting and CPR. Today, her career in oral healthcare spans over two full decades. She loves being able to touch a patient’s life in a positive way through her job.

Originally from Houston, Liz is the proud mother of two sons and the adoring grandmother of two grandsons. Her favorite hobbies include dancing, riding bikes, and doing karaoke. She also has a great sense of humor!

Maria

Dental assistant Maria

Registered Dental Assistant

Maria’s career in the dental field spans over five years so far. She studied at the Everest Institute and is certified in CPR. Today, what she loves most about her position is getting to work alongside such great people while also helping patients improve their smiles!

A Houston native, Maria has two children at home, along with two dogs and a cat. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, dancing along to all different types of music, taking long road trips, and swimming.

Sarah

Dental assistant Sarah

Registered Dental Assistant

Sarah says that she loves the everyday interactions she has with our patients and her coworkers, and she also enjoys that there is always more to learn when it comes to dentistry. In addition to her dental assistant training, she also has certifications in OSHA and HIPAA.

Sarah comes from a big family and has five brothers! She regularly gets together with her parents, who live in Corsicana, and she enjoys making art, particularly painting and wood burning. She is also a big animal lover and has five pets—two dogs, two cats, and a reptile.

Shelby, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Shelby

Shelby joined our team in 2022, and she has almost a decade of experience in dentistry. For her, nothing is more important than helping our patients understand that dental care is essential when it comes to their long-term health. She trained at Houston Dental Assistant School and has certifications in BLS and CPR.

When she isn’t busy with work or school, Shelby likes to travel, particularly to try new restaurants with friends.