Crystal was born in Fort Worth and raised in Weatherford. She joined the iKids team in 2012. Crystal knew at the age of 15, that she wanted to be a dental assistant. She has always had a fascination with teeth and looked up to a family friend who was a dental assistant. Crystal is married and a mother of a 5 year old girl and 7 month old boy. Being a mother has made her passionate about helping children have a fun and exciting dental experience. In her spare time she loves singing, enjoys outdoor activities with her children, and mostly spending time with her loved ones.
Marcela was born and raised in good ole’ East Texas. She relocated to Arlington in August of 2012. Marcela has worked in the dental field for almost 3 years as front office/scheduler & Medicaid and Chip verifications. Marcela enjoys spending time with her 5 children along with her niece on weekends and any spare time. Marcela will be at the front desk with a big “Hi, Welcome to iKids” when you walk in, along with her big smile. At her time away from iKids she loves to stay involved with her children’s sports, school activities and of course shopping! She wants your experience at iKids to always be the best dental experience you could have.
Heather King was born and raised in Midlothian, Texas. She pursued her Dental Hygiene Career at Baylor College of Dentistry, Caruth School of Dental Hygiene. She loves making the dental experience enjoyable for all of her patients by incorporating a fun, educational, and friendly energy into the appointments. Pediatric dentistry is special to her because her goal is to start early in the patient’s life, teaching them how to properly care for their teeth. Heather also wants to help eliminate the assumption that the dentist is a scary place. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as reading, watching movies, and listening to music.
Charie Vaughn is from Arlington, Texas and has been in the dental field since 1999. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. She then earned her Dental Hygiene license from Tarrant County College. Charie loves children and volunteers for community events whenever she can. She is actively a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Greater Fort Worth Dental Hygienists’ Society. Charie loves spending time with her husband, Chad, and their energetic Jack Russell, Ace. Her hobbies include reading, working out, spending time with friends and cheering on the Dallas Mavericks.
Dawn was born and raised in Burleson, Texas. A loving wife and mother of 2, Dawn began her journey in dentistry in 2010 when she graduated from Tarrant County College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. “I chose pediatric dental hygiene bc it allows me to connect with the kiddos while teaching them how to take better care of themselves in a fun way!” Dawn joined iKids in October 2013.
Whitney obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008, and after her first day at a pediatric office she knew it was where she was meant to be. She loves the upbeat environment, helping kids to be excited about coming to the dentist like she was as a child, and having an impact on their overall health through dental hygiene instruction. Whitney obtained a Bachelor of Arts from UTA in Human Relations and a minor in Spanish, and fulfilled her dream of studying abroad in Spain. She is a lung cancer awareness advocate and a volunteer for the Mission Arlington dental clinic. Whitney enjoys family time, movies, cooking and camping with her husband.
Amanda, a native Texan , is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University where she met her husband and began her family. From there she went on to attain a degree in dental hygiene. She has served as a pediatric hygienist since 2011. Amanda has always enjoyed helping others and is happy to educate the children in our community about oral health. As a parent of two wonderful children, Amanda can relate to her patients and loves to make a personal connection with them. Amanda strives to serve God in all she does, likes to play with her children, attempts to garden and loves to learn.”Children are great imitators; give them something great to imitate.” author unknown
Alicia Alexander was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She moved to Arlington, Texas when she was 5 years old and considers herself a “true” Texan. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry. She loves children and enjoys working in an atmosphere where children make her laugh and smile all day. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, Kameron, and her two sons, Jeffrey and Logan. Alicia’s boys are very active in sports, where their family spends most of their time.
Priscilla Jo Herrera was born and raised in Beeville, Texas. She is a graduate of Del Mar College in Corpus Christi , Texas where she obtained her degree for dental hygiene. She started her career in General Dentistry in Ingleside, Texas . In August 2014 she moved to Grand Prairie, Texas and says it was the best decision she made. Since starting at iKids she has grown an even bigger passion for her career. ” Love what you do and you never have to work a day in your life” .”This is the way iKids makes me feel” , she says. She loves educating all her little patients on the importance of their oral health and doing her best to give her patients the best dental experience. Priscilla loves spending time with her boyfriend Steven, their silly, loving dog “Sancho” , her family and friends. Priscilla’s hobbies include; couponing and shopping.
Grew up in Camden, NJ she moved to Ft worth in Sept 2012 with her husband who actively serves in the United States Marine Corp. While supporting her husband and being a mommy to her two sons Michael and Nathanial Veronica decided to pursue a career in the dental field, she graduated from Remington College and with her love of children she knew Pediatric Dentistry was her calling. Veronica enjoys spending time with her sons and husband, and in her spare time she loves to read.