Our Team



Dana is another treasured hygienist at our office and has been practicing for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston School of Dentistry. She then went on to serve in the Army Reserves for eight years with the 4005th Dental Detachment. Some of her professional accomplishments include being an active member of the American Dental Hygienist Society as well as the local chapters. She knows that dentistry is constantly changing with new and innovative trends, and she is passionate about staying current with those trends. She loves to learn, and we are proud to report that Dana recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Hygiene (a masters level in hygiene education). She is an asset to our team and we are lucky to have her. She is married with two children, and has two cats and a dog!


Chris completed the dental hygiene program from San Juan College in 2004. After graduation, she worked for her family dentist until her husband was granted the opportunity to transfer to Texas. She is blessed to be married to her college sweetheart for 23 years. They have a talented daughter who recently graduated from A&M and a wonderful son who is currently studying at Lone Star and is planning to transfer in the spring. She says that working at Texas Star dental has brought a new light to her life. She enjoys working with a team of like-minded co-workers who are focused on patient care.



Brittany has been a dental assistant for over 8 years and absolutely loves what she does. She says the most rewarding part of being an assistant is seeing the boost of confidence the patients’ have after they see their new and improved smile. Brittany was born and raised in the Houston area and loves her community. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter, Kaylee, photography, going to the gym, and cooking delicious, healthy meals.


Kristin was born and raised here in Texas. She graduated in 2008 from the Houston Dental Assistant School and has been working at Texas Star Dental since 2013. She recently moved back to her hometown of Willis with her boyfriend, Kevin and their two cats and dog. Kristin is passionate about dentistry and takes pride in her career. She loves making patients smile and feel as comfortable as possible in an environment that may not be their favorite place. In her free time, she likes to read, scrapbook and spend time with her family and friends.


Maria was born in New Brunswick, Canada and moved here when she was 12. After getting her braces placed in high school, she fell in love with the dental field. She completed her dental assistant program in Los Angeles, CA, and returned to Houston to find her new dental home. She has been with Texas Star Dental for over 3 years now. Outside of work, Maria is passionate about fitness and enjoys going to gymnastics practice with her amazing daughter, Daya.


Alexis was born and raised in Magnolia, TX. She graduated from Lone Star College-Kingwood in 2017 with her dental assisting license and has been assisting for 2 years at Texas Star Dental. She loves helping people love their smile and being able to interact with patients every day. Alexis is looking forward to continuing her education in the medical field so that she can continue to help people. In her free time, Alexis loves to go on mini adventures, try all kinds of different foods, and spend time with her friends and family.


Lorena has been working in the dental field for 7 years and her favorite part about Texas Star Dental is the atmosphere. She loves that everyone in the office has unique personalities that make it easy to get along and work with. She and her husband, Hector, have two amazing children, Alex and Ricardo. When she is not spending time with her family, she loves watching How I Met Your Mother and has watched the complete series at least 10 times.

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Virginia – Financial Coordinator

Virginia is our office manager; she has been working in the Dental field for over 12 years. She completed the Dental Assistant program at Lonestar College-Kingwood in 2008 and has been cross-trained in all areas of Dentistry. She truly enjoys educating patients on their dental health and also helping them make the best decision for their recommended treatment options. She loves learning and is constantly growing her knowledge to make sure that she can keep her patients and office up to date on the latest dental news. If you are ever wondering how to maximize your insurance benefits or have any questions about your account, she is also your go to girl! Virginia enjoys working as a youth leader for her church, being active in her community and of course, snuggling next to her fur baby May!

JJ CarlsonThe Team