Meet the Dental Team
Brandie Marie - Office Manager/Registered Dental Assistant
For more than a decade, Brandie has offered outstanding dental care for patients. She joined our Highland Village dental team in 2015. She loves making patients happy and helping them get the dental care they need. Brandie studied at Texas Woman’s University, and became a registered dental assistant through the Dental Careers Plus program. Originally from Mesquite, she and her long-time partner, Zachary, are the proud parents of one daughter, Audree. Brandie enjoys working out, country dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Jeni Brownfield - Assistant
Jeni has been with our team since 2016. She loves working with people, and is always willing to help out any way she can. Jeni studied at North Central Texas College and is CPR certified. A native of Denton, Jeni enjoys spending time with her parents and brother, the rest of her family, and her friends. She enjoys hiking, swimming, and loves reptiles. One day, Jeni would like to travel Europe.
Katharina Durke - Assistant
Since 2003, Katharina has worked hard to offer exceptional dental care, and she joined our team in 2018 bringing her years of education and experience to our patients. She goes the extra mile to build lasting relationships with her patients, and make sure they always feel comfortable at the dentist. Originally from Remscheid, Germany, Katharina studied dental assisting and dental hygiene at Berufs College Elberfeld. When she’s not hard at work helping patients with their oral health and hygiene needs, Katharina enjoys spending time with her two German Shepherd dogs, reading hiking, and spending time with her boyfriend. She is a big fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, and she hopes to be able to visit Harry Potter Land at Universal Studios soon!
Jessenia Cruz - Assistant
Jessenia has worked in the dental field since 2013, and she joined our team in 2018. She loves having the opportunity to help patients achieve their healthiest smiles and getting to learn something new every day. She attended the Concord Career Training College where she studied dental assisting. Outside of work, Jessenia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying out new foods, and experiencing new activities.
Alisha Bell - Lead Hygienist
Alisha has more than ten years of dental experience, and she joined our team in 2016. She loves having the chance to work with a phenomenal team dedicated to educating patients about their oral health and hygiene needs. She studied at Texas Woman’s University and is laser dentistry certified. To stay at the forefront of the dental hygiene field, Alisha maintains memberships in the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Texas Dental Hygienists Association, and she was 2017 president of the North Texas Dental Hygienists Association. Originally from Lewisville, Alisha loves spoiling her six nieces and nephews and spends most of her down time cheering them on at soccer and football games. She also enjoys going to concerts, doing anything water related at the pool, beach, or lake, and she’s involved in pre-school ministry with her church. Alisha has traveled to Israel twice and would love to go again. She also hopes to serve on a medical or dental mission at some point in the near future.
Beth Belmont - Hygienist
With nearly two decades of dental experience, Beth joined our team in 2015. She loves helping patients feel completely at ease and comfortable, even when she’s hard at work. Beth earned her laser dentistry curettage certification from the University of California San Francisco. She and her husband, Craig, are proud parents to their daughter Brynn. Beth enjoys traveling, working out, and watching her daughter play lacrosse. Originally from California, Beth has lived in Texas since 2007.
Kristen Bailey - Hygienist
With more than a decade of dental experience, Kristin is one of our most experienced dental hygienists. She joined our team in 2016, and she loves getting to know each patient in order to help them with their dentistry needs. Kristen started her dentistry career as a dental assistant before deciding she wanted to further her dental education. She studied dental hygiene at Weber State University, and she loves having the opportunity to help patients learn to love their smiles. Originally from Freeport, IL, Kristen has lived in Texas since 2006. She and her husband are a regular Brady Bunch with five kids altogether. In her free time, Kristen enjoys reading a good book, hiking, sailing, sewing, traveling, antiquing with her husband, and spending time with friends and family. Kristen enjoys trying new things, and she has even been hot air ballooning!
Darcie Coe - Registered Dental Hygienist
Darcie comes to us from Redondo Beach, CA. She received dental training at the College of Southern Nevada, earning a B.S. in Dental Hygiene. She is also certified for Biolase laser and CPR. With more than 22 years of experience in dentistry, Darcie particularly appreciates meeting new people, developing new relationships and educating people about their dental health. She and her husband have two sons. Outside of the office, Darcie volunteers at The Village Church teaching three-year-olds. She also enjoys family time and vacation, kayaking and paddle boarding.