Dental Office Team Members

The Dentists at Houston Westchase

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Our world-class team aim for nothing less than perfection when it comes to your oral health.

Practice Administrator: Samantha Salinas, R.D.A.



I lived in a cottage in a wooded area for a while. I had 7 roommates, all coal miners. I enjoyed my time there, we were always singing and dancing. In the mornings I would walk outside and be greeted by baby deer, squirrels, and blue jays. It was beautiful, but I eventually grew bored of constantly having to cook and clean for my roommates, one of them was always grumpy. I left the cottage and came to work for The Dentists at Houston Westchase after a case of severe food poisoning that left me in a coma.

Patient Care Coordinator: Meliza Aguilera



I am a proud owner of a 60-acre beet farm and with the help of my cousin Mose, I run a successful bed and breakfast. I am a former Lackawanna County Sherriff’s Deputy and a purple belt in Goju-Karate and am Senpai at my dojo. Whenever I’m about to do something, I think ‘would an idiot do that?’ and if they would, I do not do that thing and I live by that.

I love working here at The Dentists at Houston Westchase, would I ever leave this company? Look, I am all about loyalty. In fact, I feel like part of what I’m being paid for here is my loyalty. But if there were somewhere else that valued loyalty more highly… I’m going wherever they value loyalty the most.

Therapeutic Hygienist: Brittney Wappes, R.D.H



I lived above a small town on Mount Crumpit with my dog Max before I came to Houston. I was a mean one.. no friends and people wouldn’t touch me with a 39 ½ foot pole. I had all the tenderness of a seasick crocodile and got into dentistry after I discovered termites in my smile.

My tiny heart grew 3 sizes when I began working with The Dentists at Houston Westchase. I travel back to my hometown for the holidays where Max helps me bring cheer. Cheers to all Whos far and near.

Therapeutic Hygienist: Dani Villalba, R.D.H.



I’ve worked hard my whole life. Some would say as hard as a donkey. One day I had a place of potential employment try to convince me to work for them, but I just couldn’t do it. I had to break free and I literally flew to a far away land. It was quite an adventure. I landed in a swamp and met my best friend, some might call him an ogre, but he is like an onion. He has layers.

We’ve seen so much together and met so many new friends, one with buttons that resemble gum drops. Another friend is always in boots and refuses to take them off. One wasn’t really a friend, but he was so short it was comical.

I started a career at The Dentists at Houston Westchase and in the mornings, to thank my colleagues for being awesome, I make waffles.

Therapeutic Hygienist: Jayme Prosch, R.D.H



My life was one of isolation before I came to work for The Dentists at Houston Westchase. My parents, the King and Queen of our happy home, went missing at sea and were never seen again. I kept to myself most of the time after that happened. I concealed my emotions, causing the relationship with my sister to become distant and lonely. Most people who knew me would have said I was as cold as ice, an ice queen almost.

The Dentists at Houston Westchase helped me come out of my isolated life. I opened the gates, let my hair down, and embraced my talents. Now everyday is a song. My sister and I are the best of friends. I find joy in everything I do, even building snowmen. But I’m not surprised, the cold never bothered me anyway.

Clinical Assistant: Ashley Buentello, R.D.A.



Hi, there! I grew up on a farm in Kansas with my Aunt and Uncles and lived my life simply- very black and white. My dog and I were displaced during a tornado event and moved to Houston.

I see the world in new colors now thanks to a mild brain injury! I enjoy traveling with my eclectic group of friends by clicking my red heels together. It is just us versus the world, down the yellow brick road of life.

Clinical Assistant: Yahaira Martinez, R.D.A.



I’m from up north. After graduation, I worked as a psychiatrist treating patients in a crime-ridden city. That’s where I met my significant other, Mr. J.

I decided to leave  psychiatry and started working for The Dentists at Houston Westchase after an incident with a vat of acid. I enjoy girl’s nights out with my friend Ivy and making pudding for Mr. J at night.

Clinical Assistant: Brandy Howen, R.D.A.



I’m from NY and moved to Houston after an incident with a radioactive arachnid. I enjoy science and spend my free time patrolling my friendly neighborhood and protecting it from crime. I enjoy parkour and hanging upside down.

I spend most of my free time with my best friend MJ. The best advice I’ve received was from my Uncle Ben who passed away tragically, “With great power, comes great responsibility” and I use this advice every day while working at The Dentist at Houston Westchase.

Clinical Assistant: Kassandra Laguna, R.D.A



I collected all kinds of whozits and whatzits as a child. My collection got really big. If someone wanted a thingamabob, I had twenty. But it was no big deal to me, I always wanted more.

I dreamed of traveling, even though my father said it was forbidden. My father was very strict and old school, but I can’t blame him. He had a whole kingdom of people to look after.

I made a deal and bartered with a local woman. She promised me travel to a destination with views I wasn’t used to seeing at home. A different world I could be a part of. I took my first big steps and left my father’s house. I met the love of my life at this new destination and started a career with The Dentists at Houston Westchase.

For more information on cosmetic, family, dental implant & orthodontic dentistry treatment at our Houston TX dental office, please call us today at The Dentists at Houston Westchase Phone Number 832-830-8226.