Ellen, Dental Hygienist
Ellen has been at our dental office for over 25 years. Ellen graduated in 1981 from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene. She brings many years of experience in preventive and periodontal therapy to the dental office. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the TDHA, and the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. When she is not working, she stays busy golfing, cycling, and traveling with her husband. She also enjoys visiting her three grown children.
Courtney, Dental Hygienist
Courtney received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Texas Women's University and has nearly 15 years of dental hygiene experience. She took her training to a higher level and holds an advanced soft tissue certification which allows her to provide state-of-the-art periodontal therapy to patients.
Courtney and her husband have two little girls that keep them on their toes and on the go! Outside of work, she enjoys playing competitive sand volleyball and shopping.
Kristi, Dental Hygienist
Kristi has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 25 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. She had the opportunity to work for a periodontist after graduation before spending several years in the pharmaceutical sales industry. She has been back in the dental hygiene field for the last 6 years.
Kristi and her husband have called Plano their home for the last 22 years and have two grown children. In her spare time, she enjoys designing and creating her own jewelry.
Tracy, Clinical Assistant
Tracy has been with our dental office for over 10 years. As a Clinical Assistant, Tracy delivers quality care to each of our patients. During her time within the dental community, she’s had the good fortune of learning from many talented dentists and has volunteered in the past with Dentistry from the Heart, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing people with free dental care. She has also visited elementary schools to teach children about the importance of good oral hygiene.
When she’s not at the dental office, Tracy loves spending time with her friends and family. She is actively involved with her church and enjoys outdoor sports.
Crystal, Dental Assistant
Crystal is a Registered Dental Assistant bringing over 30 years of experience to our dental office. Crystal assists Dr. Blankenship in all aspects of care.
She is originally from Louisiana but has settled in Garland, TX. She enjoys spending her spare time spending time with her daughter and practicing yoga.
Karla, Office Manager
Karla has been at our dental office for over 20 years and has nearly 30 years of experience in dentistry. Now, as our office manager, she helps us keep everything running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. She’s also happy to help patients with their treatment questions.
Away from the dental office, Karla enjoys basketball and spending time with her family and friends. She’s also a member of Rodgers Baptist Church.
Keri, Insurance Coordinator
Keri is our insurance coordinator, she verifies all new dental insurance and checks on all unprocessed dental claims. If you have any dental insurance related questions, she is the one to talk to.
When Keri is not at the dental office, she loves to spend time with her husband. She was recently married in November 2018. She also loves to spend time outdoors with their three fur babies. Her favorite hobbies are crafting and photography.