Meet The Staff
Teresa began her dental career as a Dental Assistant, and then transitioned to Office Manager to a General Dentist in Denton, Texas. After moving to Austin in 1994, she found a new dental home here at Austin Perio Health. Teresa schedules new patient and surgery appointments with the doctors. She is happy to help with any questions regarding procedures, medications and follow up. Teresa has always lived in Texas, but loves to travel. Her hobbies include floral arranging, painting, viewing and creating art and spending time with her grandchildren. You can even see her artwork in our office, as well as in some local art galleries.
Kimberly has been working in the dental field for over 12 years. She started as a Dental Assistant, and now works in the front office as Hygiene and Treatment Coordinator. She and her family are originally from South Texas, but have been living in Austin for over 10 years now. She and her husband have two daughters who keep them busy in their spare time.
Francis joined our team in 2018. She was introduced to the dental field in 2015, walking into a practice as a patient and walking out as a Treatment Coordinator. Soon she discovered her skills to serve as liaison between patients and insurance companies and has continued helping patients receive benefits as an insurance coordinator as well. Her hobbies include watching documentaries, dancing, and crafting, but there is nothing she enjoys more than spending time with her family and close friends.
Darla Nicholson is a hygienist, practicing since 1975. She joined our office in 1984. She took a brief vacation from dentistry and we are very happy she has rejoined our practice in 2016. Most weekends she and her family enjoy spending time at their ranch in Kerrville. She sings in her church’s praise band, plays hand bells, and sings with an Elvis Presley Cover Band. Darla has one son and four grandchildren that she thoroughly adores.
Nancy is a full time dental hygienist who joined our team in 2000. She moved to Austin from San Antonio, Texas where she practiced Hygiene at a general dentist office for fourteen years. Nancy also serves as our OSHA Coordinator. She has six lovely grandchildren with whom she delights in spending her spare time. Nancy gets lots of practice with the grandkids and is always ready with a hug to welcome her patients. She also is our go to baker! Nancy loves baking and we definitely enjoy the results of it!
Sarah is an RDA who joined the dental world in 2011 where she immediately fell in love with periodontology. She has been with Austin Perio Health since 2014 where she started as a Treatment Coordinator and worked with insurance, but realized her true joy was being in surgery and helping people , so she decided to go back to assisting in 2015. She enjoys continuous learning and is also certified in Phlebotomy and is a National Dental Anesthesia Assistant (DAANCE). She was raised in Houston, Texas, and moved to Austin in 2011 with her son. Together they enjoy exploring the outdoors of beautiful central Texas and love to be on the water. She also loves animals, making people smile, live music, and dancing.
Megan joined out team in 2016. She has worked with private practice general dentist and periodontists as a Registered Dental Assistant since 1992. Megan grew up in Northern California. She thoroughly enjoys the amazing people of Texas and all that Austin offers. She is the proud parent of a daughter. For fun, Megan enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends outdoors, and is a big fan of country music.
Kelsee has been a Dental Assistant since 2014. She has experience in the fields of oral surgery, general dentistry and pediatric dentistry. Kelsee was raised in Coldspring, a small town in east Texas. She loves to spend her free time outdoors, riding horses, enjoying rodeos and jet skiing with her family and friends.