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About Your Team

About Your Team

You can expect personal, one-on-one attention from our entire team. At DDS Associates in Houston we understand that each of our patients has unique wants and needs. That’s why we promote open communication, to understand what you are looking for in your smile, so we can design a care plan that is right for you. We take the time to explain your options, listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.

Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn is a native Houstonian, whose passion for dentistry began in her youth at a mother/daughter dental practice in Bellaire. After receiving her degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1986, she began a her hygiene career with a focus on patient education.

Alison Hillman

Alison received her RDH from Wharton County Junior College in 2011. Ms. Hillmann started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and enjoyed the profession so much so that she wanted to further her education to provide dental hygiene to patients. Alison enjoys being part of our team and has long term goals of developing lasting relationships with her patients.

Nicole Cuevas

Nicole received her RDH from Wharton County Junior College. Mrs. Cuevas enjoys the relationship she is able to build with her patients through education and excellent patient care. She strives to provide every patient with a great dental experience along with the tools and knowledge to continue excellent oral care at home.

Debbie Ton

Debbie, Registered Dental Assistant, works with Dr. Stephen Vargo. Debbie has worked in the dental field for over 10 years and says her favorite thing about being a dental assistant is seeing the look on the patient's face after they've seen their new, healthy smile.

Karen Layne

Registered Dental Assistant, Karen Layne, works with Dr. Jorge Quirch. Karen started her career in dentistry in 1983 and is an asset to our practice. She is able to help Dr. Quirch move seamlessly through any dental procedure and brings comfort and calm to her patients.

Stephanie Lopez

Stephanie brings over 5 years of experience as a dental assistant to our office.  She is the main assistant for Dr. Dana Hailat and is an asset throughout the clinical area as she helps make every patient’s appointment as pleasant as possible. 

Gina Vickers

Gina has worked in the dental field since 1981 and is successful at keeping our patients on schedule with their dental hygiene appointments. She worked for us previously in 2007 for several years and recently returned to the DDS Associates team. Gina is an asset to the practice and is available to help answer any questions you may have about scheduling an appointment, treatment plans or financial arrangements.

Breaunna Ross

Breaunna  is our insurance coordinator.  She assists all patients with verification of insurance benefits and coordination of financial arrangements.   Breaunna is available to assist you with scheduling, treatment plan questions and financial planning.

Angelique Manovich

Angelique started with DDS Associates in April 2002 and has 20+ years of experience in the dental field as a dental assistant, working in the the business office and in management. She keeps her RDA certfication with annual continuing education so that she is able to assist with our new patients for their comprehensive examinations. Mrs. Manovich works closely with the dentists and staff to ensure that every patient has the ulitmate dental experience from the first phone call to the treatment in the office. She welcomes comments, questions or suggestions you may have about our practice.