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Meet the Team


Kim VanderVaate

Patient Concierge


Kim, office manager for periodontist Amit Patel, DDS in Carrollton, TX.Originally from the Seattle area, I worked in the golf industry for 16 years before getting into the dental world. I've now been in the dental industry for the past 17 years and have worked with Dr. Patel since 2010.

My education background includes a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and I also attend many continuing education courses put on by the Seattle Study Club of Dallas, of which Dr. Patel is the director.

I love my job because we work with an amazing doctor and have a fabulous team. I enjoy helping people and find it rewarding to help people who often are very reluctant to get dental treatment or come to our office.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Some of my favorite activities include boating, skiing, running, and watching football (especially the Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington Huskies!)


Lynn Reilly

Co-Marketing Director, Study Club Coordinator & Administrative Assistant


I was born and raised in the Seattle area and have been working in the dental field since 2000. I moved to Texas in 2006, then began working with Dr. Patel in 2010.

A graduate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education. I've always been interested in the healthcare field and believe there's no limit to the amount of knowledge a person can learn.

I like building relationships with patients, watching how dental work can change people's lives, and working in an office that feels like a family.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family and friends, watching football (especially the Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks) and walking and playing with my two dogs.



Maria Alaniz

New Patient Coordinator, Front Desk


Originally from Mexico, I moved to Texas when I was 10 years old and am bilingual in English and Spanish. I have three years of dental front desk experience and have been working for Dr. Patel for a little over a year.

I like being a part of a team, learning new things every day, meeting patient needs, and seeing patients walk out happy with their treatment and results.

I enjoy traveling to new places with my fiancé and baby son, and going out for walks.



Judy Baker

Registered Dental Hygienist



I moved to Dallas from Ohio in 1982 and have been in dental hygiene for 40 years. In that time, I had taken a few years off and to do medical litigation. For the past 25 years I have been at ROOT™, having worked with the previous owner, and now with Dr. Patel.

I graduated from The Ohio State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Certificate of Graduate Dental Hygienist. In 1989, I also became a Certified Paralegal from Southwestern Paralegal Institute.

I like treating patients and building relationships with them, as well as educating them about oral health and how it relates to their general health.

My hobbies include yoga and my labradoodle Dexter.



Heather Harp

Registered Dental Assistant


I was born and raised in Garland, Texas and have been with the practice almost four and a half years.

Teeth have always fascinated me. I graduated from the Dental Assistant Institute where I was one of the top three students in my class.

What I like most about my job is that I get a sense of fulfillment that what I do for a living helps people in all walks of life. I go home every day with the satisfaction of knowing that I've helped someone and hopefully brought a smile to their face.

I enjoy cooking for my friends and family. I like jamming to the '80s and classic rock music, going snowboarding in Colorado, or wakeboarding in Texas. My pride and joy are my fur babies Sugar (cat) and Winnie (puppy).



Dinora

Surgical Assistant


Bio coming soon... We gladly welcome new patients. To reserve your time with us, please give us a call at one of our locations below, or complete our secure Online Appointment Request Form.



Neha

Co-Marketing Director


Bio coming soon... We gladly welcome new patients. To reserve your time with us, please give us a call at one of our locations below, or complete our secure Online Appointment Request Form.
Carrollton
2440 N. Josey Lane, Suite 202
Carrollton, TX 75006


ph: (972) 662-8660
fax: (972) 242-0925

Flower Mound
651 Cross Timbers Road, Suite 102
Flower Mound, TX 75028


ph: (972) 662-8661
fax: (972) 434-2043

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