Meet The Staff

Jo Christensen Financial Coordinator/RDA

Jo Christensen
Financial Coordinator/RDA

Email Jo: [email protected]  [email protected]

Jo joined our team as our office financial coordinator in 2014. She is a graduate of Tarrant County College and finishing at UTA. Jo has worked in the dental field for over 22 years as a dental assistant and front office personnel. She is certified in CPR, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, and Radiology. Jo continues to further her knowledge every year by maintaining at least 6 hours of continuing education courses. Jo is also one of our bilingual point of persons in the office and is able to answer any dental benefit questions that you may have. Outside of work Jo loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys movies, working out, and discovering new wines. Jo has three daughters, the oldest Andrea is in the law enforcement field and has 18 year old twins Sarah and Samantha in college.
Gena Garrett RDA, CTA, OMT, Head of Ortho/TMD Department

Gena Garrett
RDA, CTA, OMT, Head of Ortho/TMD Department

Email Gena: [email protected]

Gena is an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist (OMT) receiving her education through the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.  Gena is also a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) with a tremendous number of hours in continuing education in the fields of airway driven orthodontics, orthopedics, sleep disordered breathing, myofunctional therapy and temporomandibular joint disorders.  Her commitment in education has earned her the title of Certified Temporomandibular Joint Assistant (CTA).  She received her education and certification from the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.  Her specialty fields of Myofunctional Therapy and TMJ disorders are most often directly related to breathing disorders.  In order to address these issues she also received a certification in Buteyko Breathing at New York University.  Completing a mini-residency in dental sleep medicine at the University of North Carolina has given her the proper education to help her patients with obstructive sleep apnea and other types of sleep disordered breathing.

Gena has over 30 years of education and experience in her specialties.  She believes that most often malocclusion or TMJ disorders can be the result of a myofunctional disorder and/or a constricted airway.  Identifying the problem and addressing the disorder properly is key to success.  Establishing nasal breathing is crucial for ideal health.  Often in order to establish nasal breathing she works with ENT’s and allergist.  She teaches Buteyko breathing to both children and adults.  Nasal breathing can reduce the size of tonsils and adenoids, reduce allergies, improve asthma and calm anxieties.

Gena also has a program for thumbsucking cessation.  she can assist with tongue ties as well.  Ideally a patient should go through her program in preparation for tongue release which can make the surgery easier and more successful.

 

 Britt Meeks                                                                                                   RDA, CPT, CTA, Ortho/TMJ/Phlebotomist

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                                                                                                                                                                                         Britt is a registered dental assistant with over 7 years experience in the dental field, with focus on orthodontics, sleep apnea and phlebotomy.  In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and one year old daughter.  She also enjoys watching sports and trying new restaurants.

     

Han Pham, RDH                                                                                                 [email protected]                                                        

Han is originally from Portland, Oregon.  She moved to Texas in 2007 where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Midwestern State University in 2017.  She is certified with CPR, Radiology and Soft Tissue laser therapy to promote better periodontal health.  Her goal is to educate patients about oral health through compassionate care and values a positive relationship with her patients.  She has and adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Yuki and a newest addition to the family, Rengi a mix poodle. 

Outside dentistry, Han and her husband enjoys nature, outdoor activities, baking, cooking and spending time with friends and family.               

                                                                                                                                                                                 

  Monica Arenas, RDA