About Your Team

Joann , Public Relations & Marketing

After 21 years teaching elementary school, JoAnn Hackbarth joined our team 18 years ago as the office manager. She has most recently transitioned back to working on Public Relations and Marketing for our office so that she can spend more time with her grandchildren. She is deeply embedded in our community where she has served on many community boards. She truly enjoys seeing our patients’ smiling faces year after year. After hours, JoAnn loves entertaining, decorating, listening to a wide variety of music, craft projects, and keeping up with her grown children and grandchildren.

Valerie , Office Manager

Valerie is from Needville,Texas and, although new to Texas City, she's been in the dental field for 14 years! One of Valerie's favorite parts of ever day is working closely with patients. Outside of the practice , she loves spending time with her family and traveling.

Esther , Registered Dental Hygienist

Esther is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She has earned two degrees in applied science, one focused in Dental Assisting and the other in Dental Hygiene. Esther is a member of the ADHA, TDHA, & BADHS. She's called dentistry her career for over 25 years. Esther and her dog, Papí live in the Kemah area. In her spare time, she plays the piano and sings professionally with her boyfriend, Scott, as well as in a new girl band, “The Flowerettes.” She also enjoys driving limousines.

Clarissa , Lead Dental Assistant

Clarissa is our lead dental assistant. She comes to us with several years of dental assisting experience. Her calm, professional demeanor makes appointments more relaxing and enjoyable for each and every patient. During her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her family and young son.

Jan , Financial Coordinator

Jan worked with us many years ago and has come back as our financial coordinator. Jan works with our clients to help them receive their maximum benefits from dental insurance, look for financing for larger treatment plans, and manage their dental accounts. Her bubbly personality makes her a fun addition to our team and dental family. During her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She also enjoys remodeling houses and teaching private softball pitching lessons.