Meet Our Plano TX Dental Staff

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jennifer smith, RDA, plano tx

Jennifer Smith, RDA

Jennifer has over twenty years of dental experience. She has been a faithful team member of our office since 1996. She is a Registered Dental Assistant with additional certifications in Radiology, Nitrous Oxide, and CPR. Over the years Jennifer has obtained additional training in dental implants, Invisalign (clear braces), NTI appliances (Niteguard), and has obtained an Associate Degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. With all the education she has received, Jennifer is giving back by teaching students to become dental assistants. Jennifer and her husband Robert of 25 years have one son, Brandon. They love to spend their time riding their motorcycle, traveling and listening to all kinds of music. She also loves to read and does craft projects in her spare time.


glorena nicholson, rdh, plano tx

Glorena Nicholson, RDH

Glorena Nicholson, “Glo”, is a native Texan who graduated from Tyler Jr. College with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 1979. As a dental hygienist, she performs cleanings, which include probing, charting, x-rays, fluoride treatments, placing sealants, and educating patients in-home care and nutrition. Glo has extensive knowledge in dental hygiene from her years of experience and dedication to continuing education classes that she attends regularly. Glo has received the title “Queen of Hygiene” around the office from her impressive twenty-eight years of service. Outside the office, she spends time with her husband and two sons.


plano tx dental hygienist merriann manzinelli

Merriann Manzinelli, Dental Hygienist

Merriann was born and raised in Dallas.  She attended Baylor College of Dentistry and received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2005.  She realized at a young age she always remembered people by their smile and she knew she would have a career in dentistry when she was in high school.  She loves caring for her patients and always strives to do her best work on every patient.

When she is not practicing dental hygiene you can find her at a sporting event for her children or for herself.  Her and her Pittsburgh, PA native husband like to travel and take a yearly summer beach trip with their 2 sons and a daughter.  She is always training for her next triathlon, marathon or century bike ride. Next time you’re in the office ask her what she is training for now.


susan wright, plano tx dentist office staff

Susan Wright, Treatment Coordinator

Susan has been a member of our team since 2018 but in the dental field since 1989. Susan graduated from Grayson County College with a dental assisting certificate and worked as a dental assistant for several years before transitioning over to the front desk. Her dental assisting skills help her explain dental procedures to the patients which are a bonus! Susan can help you to schedule your appointments and assist you with any of your questions regarding insurance and billing. She is the voice you will hear on the phone and the first face you see when you walk through the door. Dentistry is a true passion for Susan.


Susan & her husband Kevin of 31 years have one son and live in Celina. Susan enjoys cooking & baking in her spare time when she is not traveling or spending time with her family and friends.


merriann manzinelli, dental hygienist plano tx

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