Meet Your Team

Rhonda (Ronni) Cruz

Registered Dental Hygienist
Rhonda has an Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Science degrees from Sheridan College in Sheridan Wyoming. She received her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Rhonda has been in the dental field for 20 years – first as a dental assistant and then as a dental hygienist for the last 13 years. She is licensed in both Texas and in Wyoming. Rhonda is nitrous oxide certified and completes many continuing education courses throughout the year to keep up with new techniques and technology. Rhonda and her husband have three boys – Tre’, Elyah, and Aiden. When she’s not at work, she enjoys watching her boys play sports, being involved in booster club, helping others, serving at her church, going to concerts, traveling, baking, and going duck hunting.

Kelly Hartman

Registered Dental Assistant
Kelly is nitrous oxide certified and has completed continuing education courses on our CEREC® machine. The office runs smoothly day in and day out because Kelly makes sure to keep patients running on time. She is married and has three daughters and one son. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football and baseball, making crafts, hauling kids to their activities and spending time with family.

Darlene Buckaloo

Front Desk/Registered Dental Assistant
Darlene, the “patient whisperer” has been with our practice for 30 years. She graduated from La Porte High School in La Porte, Texas and from Lee College in Baytown. She is a registered dental assistant and is CPR and OSHA certified. Darlene has training in insurance coding, as well as in patient financial planning. She has been married to her best friend for 40 years and they have one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren. Darlene loves living her life for Christ and sharing her faith. In her free time she enjoys painting yard art, decorating cakes, gardening, landscaping and designing interiors.

Celeste Miller

Insurance Coordinator/Business Team
Celeste has been with our practice for 17 years. She studied business at Lee College in Baytown. Texas, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science degree. She is also CPR and OSHA certified. Celeste’s ability to handle all the dental insurance questions while also being upbeat and cheerful, makes the office run smoothly. Celeste and her husband have been married for 15 years and have one son and one daughter. In her time away from work, she likes to sing, shop, travel, attend the movies, watch her son play sports, and spend time with family. She is totally obsessed with true crime shows, with reality television….and with shopping!

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