Our Dental Staff
Our DFW dental office staff embraces and expresses all the key values that are most important in a dental practice: a dedication to state-of-the-art dentistry, the highest degree of technical proficiency, warmth, caring, friendliness, individual attention, open communication, building relationships, calming fears, offering comfort, and the value of educating and empowering patients to be proactive in their own oral health care.
Hand-picked for their unique contributions to creating an exceptional DFW dental team, our staff is a group of very special dental professionals that we invite you to meet:
Thu Nguyen, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
Thu’s first name is pronounced “Two” and her last name Nguyen is pronounced “Wen.”
Thu has been a part of our dental team for seven years now, my how time flies! Thu went to the University of Texas in Arlington and Tarrant County College for her associate’s degree, then completed her schooling at Baylor College of Dentistry–Caruth School of Dental Hygiene back in 2009 where she received her Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene.
Being in the dental field was the last thing on her mind as she was always the person sitting on the other side of the chair and having dental work done. It’s funny how God has a way of calling you to do things that you would never have imagined. Because of that, she is very passionate and empathetic to her patients and their dental needs. She does not mind telling you her stories for you to relate to especially if you are someone who hasn’t been to the dentist in a while or is very apprehensive.
Kids can also easily relate to Thu. She’s just about their size and her gentle, calming ways put them — and all our patients — at ease!
The most active member of our DFW dental office staff, when she is not working, Thu is out traveling the world, snowboarding down the slopes, working out at the gym or at the lake wakeboarding.
When she’s in the office, her favorite type of cleaning to do is deep cleaning our patients’ teeth. She considers herself as the “tooth whisperer” and has a deep connection with teeth and oral health! She loves knowing the difference she is making getting our patients’ gums healthier — and the results she sees on the patient’s next visit makes it all worthwhile.
Thu’s family is very important to her –especially two nieces that she absolutely adores. To our dental office staff, all our patients are like family so everyone gets special treatment from Thu
Laura Cortez, RDA - Registered Dental Assistant
Laura is a welcome member to our dental team! With her 17 years of experience in the dental field, she warmly greets our patients with her big smile. She also assists chairside as a registered dental assistant.
Laura is passionate about educating our patients on all phases of their dental treatment. She is knowledgeable about dental insurance and loves teaching patients about the care of their teeth. She is genuinely good hearted toward others!
Family wise, she has been married for 15 years with 3 teenage boys. Other than eating her out of house and home, they attend church with all the activities and are in the process of preparing the oldest for college.
If you need a precious pup, then Laura’s husband knows where to find just the right critter or better yet…companion. They just adopted their 5th dog, all have been loved by every family member!
Please join us in welcoming Laura the next time you call or visit. You will love her kind heartedness, passion, and strong faith.