Meet Our Plano TX Dental Staff

Dental Care Team Plano TX Dentist Office

Meet Jennifer Smith, Registered Dental Assistant at Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS Signature Dentistry

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 Associates 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.

Meet Glorena Nicholson, Registered Dental Hygienist at Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS Signature Dentistry

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 includes probing, charting, x-rays, fluoride treatments, placing sealants, and educating patients in homecare 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.

Meet Christie Scoggins, Registered Dental Assistant at Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS Signature Dentistry

Christie Scoggins, RDA

Christie Scoggins is a Dallas native and is excited to begin her new chapter as a Registered Dental Assistant with Dr. Grapevine. She became a dental assistant because she truly loves to interact with people, make a difference in someone’s self-confidence, as well as their quality of life. Christie began as an assistant in July of 2015 and is now RDA and CPR certified. She enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and two daughters. As a family, they enjoy watching their girls play soccer, watching movies, and taking their annual family vacations to Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri!

Meet Merriann Manzinelli, Dental Hygienist at Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS Signature Dentistry

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, Treatment Coordinator at Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS Signature Dentistry

Susan Wright, Treatment Coordinator

Hunter Smith, Dental Assistant at Dr. Jacob Grapevine, DDS Signature Dentistry

Hunter Smith, Dental Assistant