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Maria

Office Manager

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

– Aristotle

Maria is a native of Los Angeles California and moved to the Katy area in 2004 with her husband and two children. Maria joins our team with over 25 years of experience in the dental profession. She really enjoys assisting in the coordination of transforming beautiful smiles along with the rest of the team at Smile Artisans. Maria loves to spend her days at wrestling matches and baseball fields supporting her two beautiful grandchildren Liam and Greyson.

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Ray

Hygienist

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. “

– Jim Elliot

Ray was born in Texas, but later moved to Atlanta during his youth. He eventually moved back to Houston, which he now considers home. Ray loves working with his hands and meeting new people and loves being a dental GUYgienist.
He is happily married to his wife, Lisa. They met at New Life Fellowship Church, where he enjoys serving as a shepherd of Vietnam Housechurch in addition to leading mission trips overseas. They have two beautiful daughters, Kori and Quinn. On his free time, Ray loves spending time with his family and church family, playing golf, and cheering on his hometown team The Astros!!!

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Paige

RDA

“We learn that the more we are true to ourselves, the more we can connect with and contribute to the world.”

– Brendon Burchard

Paige chose to begin her dental career as a registered Dental Assistant here at Smile Artisans after graduating from the Houston Dental Assisting school. She is amazing at helping patients find dental wellness through the Slow Dentistry approach at Smile Artisans. She loves being able to educate patients on options that can change their smile, and become more confident! She loves to travel and emerge herself in different cultures. Paige has two dogs -a Shepadoodle and a Labrador retriever!

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Cheyanne

RDA

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”

– Walt Disney

Cheyanne graduated college in 2018 and decided to pursue a career in the dental field as a dental assistant. Graduating from the assisting school in 2019 and being able to work at Smile Artisans has opened her eyes to numerous possibilities that dentistry has to offer. She loves coming to work everyday and helping patients smile, it is the best feeling in the world. Working with patients and learning new things every day makes her job exciting and challenging.
When Cheyanne is not in the office she enjoy hanging out with her two dogs, going to Hobby Lobby or Home Goods, and hanging out with friends and family. Also in her free time, she volunteer coaching at a local little league during softball seasons.

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Kelly

RDA

“Sometimes the smallest steps in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life”

– Steve Maraboli

Kelly was born and grew up in Texas but later moved to Virginia. After living there for 18 years she made her way back to Texas and settled in Cypress. Dentistry runs in her family, which influenced Kelly’s decision to pursue orthodontic assisting as a career. She enjoys her role as a critical team member assisting with delivery of high-quality dental care and helping Dr. Liza in creating beautiful healthy smiles here at Smile Artisans.
Kelly has been an orthodontic assistant for 11 years. She has two kids- a daughter who is 8 years old and a 4 year old son. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to Barnes and Noble, and thrift shopping.

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Kaitlin

RDA