Dental Team – Houston, TX

Meet Our
Friendly Team

Many of our team members have been with us for a decade or longer, and they’re truly connected to their patients and community. Most of our team members also fluently speak Spanish, allowing our dental office to provide comfortable care for our Spanish-speaking patients. You can learn more about some of the friendly faces that you’ll see around our dental office by reading below!

Mary, Welcome & Personalized Care Relations

Personalized care relations admin Mary

Mary has been with Sunrise Dental Center ever since it was founded 30 years ago! Mary propagates and practices our Motto and Purpose: “At Sunrise Dental Center, we are all about our patients. Our patients' Wants and Needs are our top priority. In Personalized and Comfortable ways Sunrise Dental Center will strive to provide our patients the best experience they ever had!” Please let Mary know if there are areas that need improvement. She also loves to hear your compliments. Outside of the dental office, Mary loves gardening, spending time with her family, going to antique shops, and browsing on Pinterest.

Norma, Welcome & Personalized Care Relations– R.D.A.

Personalzied care relations admin Norma

Raised in Houston, Norma has been with us for many many years. She previously studied at the University of Houston and has a degree in theological studies. As a crucial member of our front desk team, she helps us care for patients and handles insurance verification and treatment planning. Her favorite parts of her job include helping patients stay informed on dental office procedures and working with them on arranging a payment schedule that works best for them. When Norma isn't in the dental office, she loves spending time with her family and her church family.

Elizabeth, Appointment Coordinator & Patient Care, RDA

Appointment coordinator Elizabeth

Elizabeth is from Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo León and the third-largest city in Mexico. She’s a veteran member of our team and serves as the hub of the dental office. She loves having the opportunity to help patients create healthier, more beautiful smiles. Elizabeth is one of the friendliest people you will meet and works hard to create a wonderful overall experience for each patient when they come into the dental office. Outside of the dental office, Elizabeth loves to read, ride her bike, and take photos. She is also really interested in the night sky and can be found watching the stars, eclipses, and meteor events.

Vanessa, Hygiene Coordinator / Registered Dental Assistant

Dental hygiene coordinator Vanessa

As a hygiene coordinator and registered dental assistant Vanessa is a hardworking member of our team and has a degree in Business Management Engineering and Logistics. The aspects of her job that she enjoys most include helping Dr. Ahn maintain a high level of productivity/efficiency and working as a team to achieve continuous improvement within the dental office. Ultimately, Vanessa strives to help every patient feel as comfortable as possible while making sure they receive the best service for their dental needs. Outside of the dental office, Vanessa loves spending time with her family and working out.

Nayla, Dental Assistant

My name is Nayla . My family raised me to be a serving leader and to give back to the community . I can relate to first responders because I have two brothers who work as police officers. In addition, I try to be a role model for my autistic sister and I love her with all of my heart. I believe I can assist everyone who enters our practice and leaves Sunrise Dental Center with the greatest possible care. I enjoy being a member of a true patient care team and I enjoy seeing the people that visit Sunrise Dental Center.

Karla, Registered Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Karla

Karla is a valuable member of our team. As a Dental Assistant, Karla enjoys being able to share her passion for oral health with patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral hygiene. Additionally, she loves getting to meet so many new people and learning about their various lifestyles and walks of life. In Karla's free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing softball.

Lizette, Registered Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Lizette

Lizette is from Brazoria County and studied at Alvin Community College. She is an integral member of the team because she is collaborative, always willing to learn something new, and always has a smile on her face! Lizette loves being able to help care for patients and help with whatever is ailing them. As a former patient of the dental office, Lizette is now a resident expert in Platelet Rich Fibrin. When she isn't at the dental office, she enjoys playing volleyball and basketball (she's a huge Rocket's fan!), working out, and being outdoors.

Nicole, Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Nicole

A Houston native, Nicole fits right in with our talented team because of her passion for giving patients beautiful smiles! She also loves the experience of being able to meet new people every single day and learn about their unique backgrounds. Additionally, Nicole is a skilled craftsperson when it comes to designing one-day crowns. When she isn’t busy caring for teeth, one of her favorite hobbies is taking her Pitbull out for walks at various parks so that they can explore nature together.

Chesly, Registered Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Chesly

Chesly's incredible work ethic and passion for her craft make her a perfect fit at the dental office. She truly enjoys being a part of a strong team that is united behind their mission to improve each patient’s oral health and smile! Chesly is a positive presence at the dental office – always positive, singing, and easy to talk to. In her free time, she enjoys working out, eating, and spending time with her family.

Brianda, Front Desk

Brianda is here to make sure you feel right at home from the moment you step through our doors and walk out feeling happy following your appointment. She started her career as a dental assistant before moving to the front desk, so she has experience working in both the front and back of the office. Originally from Mexico, Brianda is a busy mother of four who loves the outdoors, whether it involves doing off-road activities or gathering with family around the grill.

Michelle, Dental Assistant

Michelle became a dental assistant right after graduating from high school because she likes working with her hands and enabling people to become more confident and healthier. Nothing makes her happier than helping a patient achieve their dental goals and even exceed them. Michelle is very close to her family, which includes her parents, older brother, and younger sister. They also have two dogs, birds, and some chickens. When she isn’t challenging her brain by doing puzzles or building with Legos, she likes to dedicate the majority of her free time to serving her church.