Meet Our Team
Dr. Kelli received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. She graduated from the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa in 1996. She completed her residency and earned a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry in association with Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Dr. Kelli went on to receive her Master’s Degree from Baylor College of Dentistry/Texas A&M University Systems. She continues as an Associate Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry today. In 2002, she was recognized by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as being a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
Dr. Kelli opened Frisco Dentistry for Kids in February of 2002. She is married to Kevin and they have two sons, Grant and Bennett. She is in love with the newest member of her family, Sherman. He is a 100lb Anatolian Shepherd. She loves kids and enjoys the outdoors, skiing, reading and movies. She also believes in giving back to the community by sponsoring several local children’s sports teams and volunteering with community organizations. She is a former president of the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the District V of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ty grew up in the gulf coast hills of Brenham, Texas. He then became a “Roo” by attending Austin College of Sherman, Texas where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 2001, double majoring in biochemistry and music. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry/Texas A&M University Systems in 2005 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Loving the Dallas metroplex, he remained at BCD for his residency, training at Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, receiving a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in June of 2007. Dr. Ty became Board Certified in 2008 and completed a Masters of Science in Oral Biology in 2010. Dr. Ty joined us in 2007 to help when Dr. Kelli started her family. We loved him so much, that we convinced him to become a permanent part of our practice!
In his free time (of which he no longer has a lot), Dr. Ty enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, who is also a pediatric dentist, their two daughters, Reese and Ainsley, and two dogs, Punkie and Rascal. He and Erin are looking forward to adding a third child in July 2017. If you take a tour around our office, you are sure to see lots of beautiful pictures. He also enjoys reading, watching movies, binge watching TV, playing bassoon in area classical music groups, and going to unique restaurants in the Dallas area.
Angela is our business manager. She is always ready to assist you with anything from setting up future appointments to answering questions about sport sponsorships and everything in-between. Angela comes to us from the Austin area with several years of medical management experience. She has been with us since we opened in the beginning of 2002 and is responsible for painting the lovely murals in our office. In addition to painting, she enjoys the outdoors, camping, running, tennis, and cycling. Most of all, she loves entertaining by the pool with her wife, Denise and three daughters, Finley, Kallan and Piper.
Dori is our office manager and has been with Dr. Kelli since the office opened in 2002. In addition to handling the day to day office issues, she also manages our patient accounts. So if you have any questions about your account or the office, please give her a call. Dori and her husband, Michael, live in Plano. Their son, Ross, graduated from Sam Houston State University and works in the Houston area for an IT company that provides support to dental and medical offices. Her daughter, Kasey, is a graduate of OU School of Drama and is pursuing a professional acting career in Los Angeles. They still have one child at home, Bailey, their shih tzu. Dori and Michael love to travel, and go as much as Dr. Kelli and Dr. Ty will let her be away from the office.
Tiffini is our front office coordinator and a Registered Dental Assistant. She is always waiting to greet you with a cheerful smile! Tiffini is originally from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where she worked in the front office for a general dentist and then at a children’s clinic. Tiffini and her husband, Stephen, moved to Frisco in March 2004, and joined our team shortly thereafter. Tiffini and Stephen are the proud parents of 3 beautiful boys: her step-son Stephen Jr, and their two little blessings, Kingston (born in January 2012) and Major (a huge surprise) born in May 2013. YES, she has her hands full, but after 5 long years of trying, wouldn’t have it any other way! In her spare time she loves to visit her parents and sister in Ft. Worth, take the boys to their various activities, watch Razorback football, attend church, & of course, enjoy secret solo shopping trips for the QUEEN of the house!!!
Kel has been with us since 2007. She returned to full time in the front office after having been part time while taking care of her boys. She assists with several duties such as following up with patient accounts, insurance issues, checking in and checking out patients. Kel lives in Allen with her husband Brandon and two young sons, Brody and Knox. She and Brody even have the same birthday! Kel has been in pediatric dentistry since 2004, and enjoys getting to know our patients and their families. Kel stays busy with her two little guys but loves spending time with her family, playing with their two min pins, Snicker & Peanut, and listening to music.
Heather V. is one of our front office “check out queens”, always willing to serve you with her polite smile. Heather has lived in Texas since 2001, but is originally a Midwesterner, (just like several others here in the office). Heather, along with her husband, Greg, love spending time with their children, Ally and Brandon, as well as spoiling their grandson, Holden. They are really looking forward to the arrival of their 2nd grandchild in 2017. She also enjoys traveling with her husband and is always up for exploring new places!
Toni, our dual-trained dental assistant and insurance specialist, graduated from Grayson County College in 1998 for Dental Assisting and has worked with Dr. Kelli since. After 17 years of assisting, she has moved to the front office to be our insurance coordinator. With her knowledge of dental procedures and coding, she is a great asset to our team and is there to answer any dental questions you might have. She loves her job and it shows! Toni was born and raised in Collinsville, Texas and now resides in Greenville. In May 2012, Toni and her husband Bryan welcomed their precious daughter, Callie Jo, who keeps her mom and dad very busy! Sweetie (the miniature schnauzer) and Callie became instant friends. When Toni’s not at work, she enjoys being out in the yard, swimming in their pool, crafting on numerous projects and most of all spending time with her friends and family.
Chris, one of our experienced dental assistants, is now dual trained at our front desk. When she joined our team in June, 2013, she already had a wonderful relationship with Dr. Kelli and Toni because she worked with them in Sherman, Texas years ago. She graduated from Grayson County College and has been an assistant for many years. Originally from Florida, she has resided in North Texas for the past 18 years. Chris is married to her best friend Dave. They have two children, Andrea, a graduate of The University of North Texas, who teaches 5th grade and Bryan, who is in college. Life has been busy! Also part of the family is Ellie and Sarge, their two dogs. They enjoy watching their favorite team, the Texas Rangers, and still enjoy supporting all the Savoy high school teams. Go Cardinals!
Maria is our leading dental assistant ready to welcome you and your child with a sweet smile and years of experience. She lives in Mesquite but makes the commute because she loves her job so much. Maria and husband Gerardo have a daughter Giuliana and son Julien. Maria has been a dental assistant since 2004 at Baylor College of Dentistry, and has been with our team since 2008. She has a lot of experience working with children and we’re excited that she speaks Spanish! She loves eating jalapenos - there’s no pepper too hot for her! Her spare time is spent shopping for Giuliana, Julien and shoes. She also enjoys spending time with her family.
Kristen is one of our energetic dental assistants who is perfect at multitasking! She graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Child Development, which makes her awesome working with our special needs children. In May 2013, she earned her Registered Dental Assistant license. She has been married to her husband, Chad (Dr. Kelli’s brother), since April 2009. They moved to Texas in September 2009 from Indiana. In March 2015, they welcomed their sweet little boy, Sawyer!! They love watching him grow and change! In her free time she loves to read, watch movies, and sightsee around Texas!
Jenis one of our friendly assistants who joined our team in 2012 to complete her Registered Dental Assistant externship. She was such a good fit with our office after finishing school and giving birth to her second son that we decided to keep her as part of our team. Jen, her husband Adam, two boys Dylan and James, and new daughter Faith live in the Allen area. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with family, kayaking, and just being outdoors.
Gretchyn is one of our newer dental assistants with tons of experience ready to welcome you with a smile on her face. She lives in Greenville but makes the long drive, because she loves what she does. Gretchyn and her husband Nathaniel are going to welcome a beautiful baby in 2017. They are so excited and can’t wait! Gretchyn has been a dental assistant since 2007 and graduated from Careers in Dental Assisting in Royse City, TX. She has been with our team since September 2015 and will hopefully stay with us forever. She has a lot of experience working with children and wouldn't change anything about it.
Angelica is one of our newer dental assistants who joined our practice in October of 2015. Her sweet and gentle demeanor will make your child feel right at ease. Angelica became a dental assistant in June of 2014. Her fluency in Spanish is a great asset to our office as well! Angelica lives in Little Elm with her husband Agustin and two beautiful children Angel (born September 2011) and Ariana (born June 2016). In her spare time she loves getting together with her family, helping her mother out with cooking the family meals and spending good old quality time with her kids and dog Diego.
Dana, a registered dental assistant, was born and raised in Leonard, TX. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Grayson County College in 1993. She worked with Dr. Kelli and Toni in Sherman for several years, then joined our practice in 2016. She has worked in pediatric dentistry for 24 years. Her daughter, Megan, is a biology teacher at McKinney North High School. Her son Jag is a sophomore at McKinney North High School. She loves crafting and scrapbooking in her "Mini Michael's" craft shop, reading, and spending time with her family. She and her fiancé Kyle have several acres in the country and are both animal lovers. They have 2 Yorkies, Gus and George, 2 Rottweilers, Hoss and Koda, a German Shorthair Pointer named Hank, a Mama cat and 2 kittens and 2 goats.
Judy is another one of our new faces we are excited to introduce to you. Judy is a dental assistant that joined our practice May 2016. She has a warm, gentle personality and is always eager to help out where needed. Judy has been a dental assistant since 2011. She is fluent in Spanish. Her dental knowledge and pediatric experience allows her to assist Dr. Kelli in the hospital with some of her more complicated cases. Judy lives in Frisco with her 9 year old daughter Ariel. Their spare time is spent traveling, camping, and going to the movies. Judy is very excited & looking forward to the future as she was recently engaged. She and Ariel are happy to welcome her fiance’, Kevin, into their family (and into the kitchen and lucky them, he loves to cook)!
Nicol , one of our hygienists, has been with us since September of 2005 when she graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls with a Bachelor’s in Science. She is one of the most outgoing people of our wonderful team! Nicol loves her job and being a team player, and prides herself in being a cavity slayer. She will greet your child with a very warm welcome and make both you and your child feel right at home! She will make you a balloon out of a glove or write you a rhyme filled with love. Nicol is married to Jason, her wonderful husband, who is a farrier and an auctioneer. She has two awesome step-daughters, Taylor and Darian. She loves being an aunt to Ava, Presley, Elle & Brock. She enjoys spending time outside at their ranch in Whitesboro.
Micca, another hygienist, joined our team on a part-time basis in 2010. Then we persuaded her to join us full-time in January of 2015. Micca has an amazing personality and welcomes your child with incredible kindness. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005. Micca has 2 daughters, Damie and Mallory. Mallory has moved on to college and Damie stays busy with volleyball and track. Micca and her husband, Jason, were happily married in Vegas in October of 2016. In Micca’s spare time, she likes to hang out with family, watch movies, hike, and read. She’s always up for the challenge of a new vacation destination. We love having her as part of our team!
Julie is one of our hygienists who has been with our office since 2011. She is always eager to greet you and your child with her warm and pleasant southern hospitality. Julie graduated from Tyler Junior College Dental Hygiene Program in 2001. She moved to the Frisco area in 2011 from Whitehouse, TX, along with husband, Carl, and two children, Nicholas and Paisley. Both kiddos have graduated from high school and are pursuing their college education while staying at home. They all love to eat out since we have so many restaurant choices. Julie may have she enjoys helping others and spending time at the YMCA doing Zumba.
Jennifer is one of our hygienists. We are sure that with her energetic personality and cheerful smile you will fall in love with her, just as we have! She was highly recommended to us by a colleague of Dr. Kelli’s and we just had to have her join our team. Jennifer began her dental career as an assistant in 2007 and then graduated from Temple College in 2011 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. Jennifer is a true Texas girl, born and raised in Hutto. She and Mason married in March 2014 and moved to Allen. They were super excited to welcome their first child, a sweet baby boy, Owen, born in April 2016. She still squeezes in her work outs and cooking. But now Owen joins them to cheer on the Red Raiders at their favorite past time, Texas Tech football games!
Dawn joined our team in April of 2016 as one of our hygienists. Her dental career started in 1993 as a dental assistant. She graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2000 with her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene. She is happily married to Jason and has 2 kids, Camden and Makayla. Dawn and Jason both love running and cycling and competing in events. Their kids are following suit. As a family they love spending time outdoors and going on “adventures”, as the kids call them.