Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As oral and maxillofacial surgeons, our doctors manage a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas, practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures.
Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.
The surgical staff at OSANT are experienced, certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of IV sedation and surgery. All staff are informed administrative personnel, and are CPR certified.
Our Cedar Hill Surgical Team
Christy started working in dentistry in 1996, is CPR and BLS certified and has been with OSANT since 2009. She possesses a friendly smile and helpful attitude as she welcomes patients to our office or greets referring offices over the phone. Her ability to maintain an organized schedule ensures the best patient experience with our office.
Christy is originally from Arlington TX. Outside of work, she loves traveling and trying new things. Christy also enjoys spending time with her husband, three daughters and three Bull Mastiffs.
Karen started working in dentistry in 1984. She is CPR, BLS certified and has been with OSANT since 2012. She is experienced in maximizing insurance benefits, billing, processing claims and resolving insurance inquiries. With her friendly attitude, Karen is a positive attribute to our office.
Karen is from Cedar Hill, TX. When she is not in the office, she dedicates her free time to her two grandkids and her family.
Surgical Team Coordinator
Veronica started her dental career in 1995, joining the OSANT surgical team in 2008. She has her certifications in CPR, BLS, RDA and DAANCE. Veronica is fluent in both English and Spanish. As a bi-lingual employee she is able to communicate treatment plans and surgical procedures to our patients. With her skills, she is an asset to our office.
As a Dallas, TX native, she is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. She also loves college football as well as NBA basketball. On the weekends Veronica can be found entertaining backyard family events and spending time with her two sons.
Our Dallas Surgical Team
Angela has a medical background but her experience in dental started in 2000 when she joined the OSANT team. She has received her certification in CPR and BLS. With her continued education she has also obtained numerous coding and billing certificates. Experienced in all insurance aspects of the practice, Angela is knowledgeable in resolving insurance related issues, processing claims and evaluating patient contracts to maximize patient insurance benefits. She is a valued member of our team.
Angela is a Dallas native. When she is not dedicating her time to the office, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her kids. Horseback riding is one of her favorite things to do. Angela also owns a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, so when she is feeling spontaneous, she likes to take long rides to random places.
Surgical Team Coordinator
Cathy has been with OSANT surgical team since 1999 when she started her dental career. She strives to maintain excellent patient care as a surgical assistant, ensuring the patient’s experience is positive as they receive the highest quality of surgical care. Her up-beat attitude and team mentality radiates through our practice. Her ability to speak both English and Spanish helps her relate to patients on a more personable level. She is also CPR, BLS, RDA and DAANCE certified. Her continued training reflects her dedication to our patients.
Originally from Dallas, TX, Cathy has a passion for running, participating in marathons and playing soccer. Baking is one of her favorite things to do aside from spending fun quality time with her grandson.
Assistant Patient Coordinator
Melisa attended the School of Health Professions and received her certification of RDA in 2013. She is also CPR and BLS certified. Melisa is a recent member of the OSANT team as of 2014. Some of her responsibilities include assisting the doctor, supporting the surgical team as well as assuring the surgical lab is in order according to OSHA standards. She also takes great care as she assists our patients in their recovery phase explaining post-op instructions in English or Spanish.
Melisa is from Dallas, TX. Outside of the office, she is an avid runner, enjoys shopping and going to the movies. Melisa loves kids and babysitting along with spending time with family and friends.
Assistant Patient Coordinator
Glynda has worked in the dental field since 1973 in both general and oral surgery. She is CPR, BLS, RDA and DAANCE certified. In 2000 she joined the OSANT surgical team as an Assistant Patient Coordinator at the Dallas location, transferring to the Cedar Hill location in 2014. Some of her daily responsibilities include supporting the surgical staff, keeping in compliance with OSHA guidelines and helps our patients feel at ease as she prepares them for recovery. Recently transferring back to our Dallas location, Glynda will be the first smiling face you see welcoming you to our office. Greeting patients and answering phones with a friendly attitude ensures a pleasant experience for our patients. She also maintains an organized schedule to provide quality service to our patients and referring offices.
Glynda is from Winnsboro, TX. She enjoys reading, bowling and is actively involved in church activities. Recently engaged, Glynda loves spending time with her fiancé and family, especially her grandchildren.
Marketing/Professional Relations Coordinator
Cassandra has been in the dental field since 1989. She started out as an assistant working in all specialties of dentistry but her passion was in orthodontics. Cassandra decided to expand her dental experience by joining the OSANT team as the Marketing/Professional Relations Coordinator. Her up-beat attitude and team mentality radiates through our practice as well as overflows into the community as she comes in contact with referring physicians, local businesses and sponsors. Cassandra’s focus for our patients is not only for them to have the highest quality of surgical experience, but also for their referring doctor to be exceedingly pleased with the patient’s outcome and our practices services as well. She is also CDA, RDA, CPR and BLS certified.
Cassandra is originally from New Mexico but has lived in Tennessee, South Carolina and Arizona. She is happy to call Texas home. In her free time she is busy keeping up with her two teenagers who are very involved in multiple sports. Cassandra loves her family and friends and considers herself lucky to have them. Her favorite pastimes are shopping, dancing, patios, concerts and all sporting events.
Our Rowlett Surgical Team
Cheryl started out in General Dentistry in 1995, joining the OSANT team in 2007. She has her CPR and BLS certifications. Her welcoming attitude will be the first thing you notice when you enter our office. With a friendly smile and kind voice, Cheryl answers the phones, schedules appointments and also organizes and coordinates the schedule to assure our patients have the most pleasant experience.
Cheryl was born and raised in Greenville, TX. There she lives with her husband of 30 years. With two married daughters and two grandchildren, one grandson and one granddaughter, Cheryl is very active spending quality time with her family and feels God has blessed her dearly.
Patti has been in the dental field since 2005. She became a part of the OSANT family in 2006 as an insurance coordinator. Her experience allows her to answer any questions our patients may have about their coverage to help them receive the best service possible. Patti is responsible for patient insurance verification, processing claims and preparing financial arrangements for our patients. Patti gladly helps our front office answer phones and schedule appointments with a friendly voice and welcoming smile.
Patti is from Mesquite, TX. There she is very active being her son’s biggest fan as he plays baseball. Cheering him on is where you can find her on the weekends. Patti also enjoys spending quality time with her family.
Our PRESTON HOLLOW Surgical Team
Jennifer started working in the oral surgery field in 1997. Since joining OSANT in 2005, she has greeted so many wonderful people as they enter our lobby. With her experience in scheduling and coordinating appointments she is able to organize the schedule to better serve our patients and referring offices. With her friendly smile, she gladly helps every patient through each step of their treatment.
Jennifer is from the Lake Highlands area. In her spare time, she loves planning fun activities for her two wonderful children. Going to concerts is high on her list of things to do along with spending time with her family and friends.
Connie joined the OSANT family in 2008. She has been in the dental field since 2002. Her experience in insurance allows her to evaluate patient accounts and resolve insurance claims for the patient’s convenience. Connie’s main focus is to maximize patient benefits and coordinate financial arrangements for each treatment plan. Speaking both English and Spanish allows her to be able to explain treatment plans to every patient efficiently. She also answers phones and schedules appointments with a smile.
Connie is a native of Dallas, TX. Outside of her office responsibilities, she can be found spending quality time with her family and friends.
Surgical Team Coordinator
Sarah is a certified RDA starting out in Orthodontics in 2003-2008. In 2008 she decided to try something different and came aboard the OSANT surgical team. Her other certifications include CPR and BLS and DAANCE. As the surgical team coordinator, Sarah prepares patients for surgery, assists the doctor during all surgical procedures as well as making sure the patients recover comfortably after their treatment is completed.
Sarah was born and raised in Garland, Texas. She enjoys being outside and doing anything that involves outdoor activities. Family is very important to Sarah so doing fun activities with them are high on her priority list when she is out of the office.
Assistant Patient Coordinator
Judy has been with OSANT since 2005. She has her CPR and BLS certifications. As our assistant patient coordinator, Judy is dedicated to making sure each patient has a positive experience. Along with keeping our sterilization compliant with OSHA, she also assists our patients as they recover after their treatment. She explains all post-op instructions thoroughly and is happy to answer any questions they may have. Judy’s smiling face and outgoing personality reflects in her willingness to jump in and help wherever she is needed. Not only is she a great support to our surgical team, she also helps our front office staff by answering phones and scheduling appointments. You will never see her sitting still.
Judy is from Dallas, TX. She stays active traveling to new places in her free time. Being outdoors, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren are a few of her favorite things to do.