Meet Our Dental Team – Mesquite, TX
Friendly, Down-to-Earth Staff
When you walk into our dental office, you’ll be greeted by one of the nicest dental teams you’ll ever find. All of our team members are very passionate about helping you and the rest of your family enjoy life with the best smiles possible. If you have a question, need to work out your payment options, or simply need to schedule your next appointment, our team is here to tell you what you need to know so that you can feel comfortable and confident about your dental experience. Read on to learn more about our team members; we can’t wait to meet you in person!
Dr. Kim began his career back in 1995 working as a dental laboratory technician. During his time there, he had the opportunity to receive certification in specializing dental ceramics from Osaka, Japan and was even able to study under a renowned master dental ceramist! However, it wasn’t until he began working with Dr. Schnitman at Harvard on a computerized implant surgical guide system that he realized he wanted to take his career to the next level and become a dentist! With 18 years of lab experience under his belt, specifically on veneers and implants, he’s more than prepared to answer questions from patients and help change their lives through beautiful and lifelike restorations designed to transform their smile.
While he’s originally from South Korea, Dr. Kim actually grew up in New York. He would go on to earn his DMD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his wife and together they enjoy hiking, traveling, and snacking on cherry and strawberry ice cream (in moderation of course!)
Cristin - Office Manager/Dental Assistant
Cristin is able to do just about everything in our office, whether it involves working at the front desk or helping alongside Dr. Walia! She loves seeing happy patients and does her best to help everyone with their insurance and scheduling so their appointments are always convenient and affordable. She obtained her dental training from the University of Texas at San Antonio and currently lives in Dallas. When she isn’t at work, she likes to stay active and train outside, and she and her husband Demian relax by watching movies.
Charity - Dental Hygienist
Charity joined our practice in 2020 and brings 14 years of experience to our team. She earned her dental hygiene degree by attending Southern University and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Helping her patients achieve optimal oral health and gain confidence in their smiles are her favorite parts of her job. She is happily married and has two energetic and charismatic children. When not hanging out with family, she enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, reading, and planning for the holidays—she considers herself to be a holiday enthusiast.
Jessica - Lead Registered Dental Assistant
Jessica attended Eastfield College and has over six years of experience in the dental field. Originally from Los Angeles, she joined our team just over a year ago. Her passion for helping people makes her a perfect fit! One thing you may not know about her is that she and her 4-year-old son have 11 pets. She loves animals, mainly reptiles, and drawing.
Stephanie - Dental Assistant
Stephanie says being a dental assistant is exciting, as she gets to learn new things every day and see firsthand how our patients benefit from top-notch dental care. She completed her dental education at Carrington College and has also been cross-trained in orthodontics. Outside of work, she likes to go to the gym, spend time with her nieces and nephews, and watch makeup tutorials.
Maury – Registered Dental Assistant/Front Desk
Maury graduated from Pure Dental Assisting Academy and has been a member of our team ever since! He loves that being in the dental field genuinely allows him to make people smile. When he isn’t at work, he loves spending time with his family and friends, working out, and vlogging. You can also find him challenging himself to learn new things and explore new journeys.
Christina - Schedule Coordinator
Christina was born and raised right here in Mesquite, TX! She completed her studies at East Field College before joining the dental field (and our team) 3+ years ago. Today, she loves seeing patients have the best smile they can alongside her great coworkers. Outside the office, you can find her spending time with her husband, Devon, and their baby doggy, Benji. Family is very important to them, and they love cherishing every minute they can with their loved ones.
Franci – Insurance Coordinator
A Texas native, Franci joined the world of dentistry after completing her studies at Mountain View College. She has over five years of experience in the field and joined our team in 2020. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she said that it’s helping the team’s hard work pay off through high collections! Outside the office, she loves spending time with her family and watching documentaries.
Selene – Front Office
Selene is originally from Balch Springs. She may be a relatively new member of our team, but her passion for building genuine relationships with each patient has made her a perfect fit from the start. When she isn’t at our office, she loves spending time with her family, including her daughter and dog, Rocky. She is outgoing, spontaneous, and loves soccer!