Meet Our Outstanding Oral Surgery Team
Texas Wisdom Teeth has a highly trained and qualified staff, ready to make your experience in our Dallas office pleasant and comfortable. The surgical assistants and professional office team are committed to providing the best care possible for our patients. Our team is handpicked and made up of a group of people who have chosen this specialized area of patient care because they love it. Going to work each day is fun, not a chore, when you love what you do. Each member of our clinical staff has been trained in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, infection control and sterilization technique, as well as dental radiography. All team members hold the proper certifications from the State of Texas.
Stephanie Marie Alvarez, Surgical Assistant
Stephanie is band new to our team as of 2017, and she has been in the dental field since 2009 after earning a dental assisting degree from Kaplan College. She puts her years of experience in the field to work helping patients prepare for surgery, assisting the dentist, and ensuring the sterility and sanitization of all equipment and treatment rooms. Essentially, Stephanie helps to ensure the practice continues to run smoothly day in and day out. Originally from Lubbock, Stephanie and her family currently reside in Lewisville. Stephanie is the proud mother of three children. She has one child who has special needs, and the family regularly volunteers with the Special Olympics.
Melissa Perez, Surgical Assistant
Melissa works hard every day to make visiting Texas Wisdom Teeth a comfortable experience for our patients. She assists in preparation, maintains records, works directly with the dentist during treatment, and helps maintain inventory and equipment. New to our team in 2017, Melissa bring more than a decade of dental experience to our patients. She graduated from technical school in 2001, and Melissa has worked hard to provide outstanding dental care ever since. She is passionate about helping her patients. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, cooking, making crafts, and shopping online. She especially loves spending time with family during the holidays.
Jessica Alva, Surgical Assistant & Implant Coordinator
Jessica enjoys working hard to make the entire patient experience in our office pain and stress free for everyone we treat. That includes assisting with preparations and surgical procedures, capturing x-rays and CT scans, monitoring vitals and IV fluids during treatments, completing dental implant consultations, and maintaining inventory. Jessica may be new to our office as of 2017, but she has already made a huge impact on our team. She loves meeting people and working with our team to offer the best possible surgical care for patients. Another way she helps patients is in providing bilingual communication for our Spanish-speaking patients. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys staying fit and having fun by belly dancing.
Maria Fernanda-Salazar, Dental Assistant
Maria has been in the dental field since 2014. She loves working with patients, assisting the dentist, and helping patients care for their smiles once they leave our office. She is especially passionate about patient comfort and education. When she’s not hard at work in our office, Maria loves spending time with her two daughters and going dancing with her loving husband.
Jennifer Paredes, Dental Assistant
Jennifer joined our practice in 2017, and she has more than two decades of dental experience. She loves working with patients to feel comfortable in our office, and Jennifer greatly enjoys being a member of our team. Outside of Work, Jennifer is happily married, and she and her husband are the proud parents of a son and daughter.
Alyse Parran, Administrative Assistant
Alyse is the face of our practice, and she loves offering patients a warm greeting and helping them in any way she can. She is the brains behind scheduling, check-in, and social media. Alyse has nearly a decade of experience in the dental field, and she has worked as a member of our team since 2015. She is a registered dental assistant, and she is currently working on her BA in nursing. A California native, Alyse now lives and works in Dallas and loves being part of our team. When she’s not working, she enjoys staying fit, watching sports, and hanging out with friends, especially on Sunday Funday!
Jennifer, Director of Marketing, Director of Insurance/Treatment Coordination
Jennifer worked in medical management for over 15 years before deciding to transfer into dental management. She is also a certified medical coder and a military veteran. She wears many hats in the practice, designing marketing campaigns, coordinating treatment plans, and ensuring that all insurance-related duties are completely in timely manners. She loves interacting with patients and being able to provide them with a great customer service experience. The whole team feels like family too! With two sons and a daughter, there’s never a dull moment in Jennifer’s life. In her free time, she loves doing DIY projects, hanging out with family at home or at the beach, and going to her daughter’s softball games and her son’s baseball games.
Andrea (Andy), Insurance/AR Specialist
Andy first started at our practice in 2017, and it’s her first time working in oral surgery! She loves the welcoming environment and positive atmosphere of the practice, and her team-oriented personality makes her a great fit for the position. Working with patients and being able to assist them is her favorite part of the job. Andy currently lives in Garland. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and curling up with a nice cup of tea and a good book.