Terri – Practice Administrator
Terri is a native Austinite and has been with the team longer than any other team member, joining Dr. Worob in 1989. “I feel truly blessed to be a part of this practice for the many years that I have and getting to know our patients. 12 Oaks’ passion for health and dentistry is reflected throughout the office and in the care we provide for our patients. My role as practice administrator is to ensure that our office always provides quality care and excellent customer service to you, our patient.”
The two most important men in her life are her husband and high school sweetheart, Ronald and their son, Ryan. Being out numbered in the house, sports were always a topic of conversation. Terri is still very competitive and enjoys attending sporting events. Away from the office, her greatest joy is spending time with her grandchildren. Terri also enjoys their 2 dogs, volunteering with various organizations, working out and just spending time with family and friends.
Hope – Registered Dental Hygienist
Hope joined our practice in 2004 as a dental assistant, after quickly mastering her chairside skills, she moved up to the front office to work as a business assistant. Because of her love for dentistry, she decided to return to school to become a dental hygienist. After graduating from Coastal Bend College, Hope returned to 12 Oaks Dental to continue her career. One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is getting to know her patients and making their visit a great experience. Hope and her husband Adrian, share their home in Hutto with their sons Mason and Ryder, cat Chloe and dog Mojo. They love exploring Texas, visiting music venues and spending time with family.
Crystal – Dental Hygienist
Crystal joined the 12 Oaks Dental team in January 2017 as a Dental Hygienist. Crystal was born in Bay City and moved to Austin in 2004. She has been in the dental field since 1999. She began as a chairside assistant in general dentistry, moving on to oral surgery. She decided to further her dental career and received her dental hygiene degree in 2007 from Austin Community College.
“The best part of my job has always been the long-term relationships I build with with my patients and being able to educate them on how to best maintain a healthy smile.”
Outside of dentistry Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband Bryan and their two children, Brett and Emma. She loves hiking, camping, and doing anything outdoors.
Carrie – Business Assistant / Marketing Coordinator
Carrie joined 12 Oaks Dental in July 2016. She has been in the dental field since 2005. Her tremendous knowledge of all things dental is an ideal fit with our team. You will feel welcomed by her warm smile and spunky attitude.
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an act of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing” ~ Mother Teresa
Her time away from work is spent with her husband Philip and two children Aubrey and Colton. She enjoys cooking and baking yummy gluten-free meals and treats, travel, and supporting her children’s various activities. For those indulging times Carrie likes shopping, exploring all the fun things Austin has to offer, and DIY project around her home.
Rebecca – Business Assistant
Rebecca graduated from The Center for Dental Professionals in 2008 and entered the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant. Although she loves working closely with patients chairside, she came to love the administrative aspects of dentistry too. She will more than likely be the friendly face you will see upon your arrival.
“The best part of working in the dental field is building connections with patients and getting to know them like family, all while helping them smile with confidence. Seeing a patient show off their new smile is priceless.”
When not working, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying different cardio classes, and anything crafty. You will also find her cheering on her 4 nephews at the baseball fields, almost year round. Although she doesn’t have human kids of her own, she shares two hilarious pugs with her boyfriend Michael. Sammy and Ginger keep them very entertained!
Kelley – Scheduling Coordinator
Kelley describes herself as a “Smile Girl”. This has always been the first thing she notices about people. Kelley graduated at the top of her class with Allied Health Careers and has been in the dental field since 1995. She spent her first 13 years as a chair-side assistant and has since been in the administrative office. Kelley joined our practice in 2012 and gets great satisfaction from being part of a team that helps others achieve healthy beautiful smiles. As a chairside assistant, she experienced a wide variety of dental procedures and feels that the knowledge she gained is still very helpful in educating and comforting patients.
Kelley has two daughters and three fur babies that she loves spending time with. Kelley also enjoys family game nights, traveling with friends, attending Longhorn sporting events and any craft project that involves glitter.
David – Dental Assistant
David joined the 12 Oaks Dental team in November 2018 as a dental assistant. Originally from New Hampshire, David has been in central Texas for almost 10 years and in the dental field for the last 8. Prior to his career in Dentistry, David worked as a freelance writer and spent many yeas in retail management.
“I have always enjoyed working with people and really taking the time to get to know them and through dentistry I have been able to continue to do this while making a positive impact in their lives.”
Outside of the office David’s personal interests include reading, woodworking, and gardening as well as taking the occasional cruise with his wife Kristine.
Brandi – Registered Dental Assistant
Brandi graduated from Allied Health Careers and began her dental career in Austin, TX in 1992. She has been cross trained in all areas of the dental office. After many years on the business side, she returned to assisting chairside in 1997.
Brandi enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and making sure they understand their treatment needs. She regularly attends continuing education seminars to expand her knowledge in order to treat patients with optimum care.
Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, traveling, and refinishing/building furniture.
Deborah – Registered Dental Assistant
Originally from Houston, Deborah joined our practice in December 2005. She has been in dentistry for over 20 years and absolutely loves it! She enjoys interacting with patients and making a difference in the way they look, and how they feel about their appearance.
Says Deborah, “Our team will make sure you feel completely comfortable while your treatment is being done.”
In her spare time she enjoys gardening, camping and spending time with her family.
Paddy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Paddy graduated from Amarillo College with a dental hygiene degree in 1974. She has been practicing in Austin since 1986. Paddy also is a 1988 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting and has her CPA license. She enjoys building relationships with patients and getting to know them on a personal basis. When Paddy is not working she enjoys biking, swimming, quilting, crocheting and spending time with her 3 children.
Tommy the Tooth
Tommy the Tooth, the official mascot of 12 Oaks Dental, has been a member of our team since 1990.
He loves greeting each patient with a smile as they come through our door and is a fun morale booster for our team members. Tommy definitely has the travel bug! Some of his favorite trips were to Hawaii, Portland, Colorado, the Texas Coast and even Lubbock Texas. When he does stay around town, Tommy likes to dress his best and attend local events like Pecan Street Festival, Austin Rodeo, Longhorn and high school sporting events and even R.O.T. Rally.
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