Meet Our Dedicated and Talented Periodontal Team

About Our Team


Registered Dental Hygienist

I had lots of dental visits growing up, starting at an early age. I started dental assisting after high school. I was a military wife for 20 years, and stayed home to raise children. I went back to school to pursue a career in dental hygiene and graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008. I love my job! I have worked in Dr. Ryan Estes's practice for almost four years. I also work one day a week in a general dentistry practice. I feel blessed to work for and with both practices.
Surgical Assistant

I have been in dentistry for over 35 years. I have worked all aspects of dentistry including dental assisting, expanded duties dental assisting, business assisting, and office managing. I have also taught dental assisting. So I can say I love being part of a dental team and helping people keep a healthy smile for a lifetime. At present, I assist Dr. Ryan Estes with periodontal surgery and implant placement as well as assisting in a general dental office. I have a 17-year old son and two dogs that keep my life very busy.
Business Assistant

I began my career in dentistry in November of 2011 after 25 years as a 911 operator. Learning dentistry has been challenging and a lot of fun.