Registered Dental Assistant - Office Manager
Suzi’s dental journey began before she even finished school for her license! She was hired by Dr. Artaza in February of 2012. As ironic as her friends and family believe it is that she made her way to the dental field of all places, she says, “I am that patient that needed to be sedated prior to arriving in the office and had to have a friend/family member bring me here and pick me up. I WAS TERRIFIED. This gives me pure compassion for our patients; being able to nurture those in need to get through the treatments they have been dreading.” Sometimes we hear Suzi battling the insurance companies and then with just the turn of her chair, she is smiling and laughing with the patients. Suzi started here as a single mom with one dog and one daughter of her own.. She has since started a marriage, gained two bonus kids, another dog & became a Siamese Cat Mom.
Registered Dental Assistant - Treatment Coordinator
Ileana joined our team in 2014 after spending a year with another dental office.
“So far, this has been the greatest experience! I have learned so many things assisting him.”
Ileana wears a lot of hats in this office, so sometimes you will see her during your New Patient Exams, sometimes she is in the assistant chair with you and Dr. Artaza, and sometimes she actually gets to stay up front where she belongs! Ileana prides herself with excellent teamwork efforts and she really does love every job she gets to do. When she gets time away from work, you will find her playing with her two wonderful puppies and hanging out with her lovely soon-to-be HUSBAND!
Registered Dental Assistant - Lead Assistant
Paola was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She graduated in 2001 with her Doctor of Dental Surgery License and continued in school to become specialized in Periodontics in 2009. Paola worked in her home country for 6 years before she came to the United States. She received her license to assist in 2016 and began with us immediately.
Patient Care Coordinator
Lottie has known Dr. Artaza for more than a decade, and has been working for him since July of 2015
She says, “Helping our patients feel at ease and having a great experience coming to see us is so rewarding to me, our staff and our patients are like an extended family.” Lottie enjoy spending time her with friends and family(Dr. Artaza included!), relaxing by the pool, fishing, jet skiing, Golfing, shooting pool, playing tennis, volunteering, skydiving, riding motorcycles and traveling. Her bucket list? Zip lining in the jungle, bungee jumping and visiting Egypt and Dubai; Just to name a few!
Registered Dental Assistant - Assistant
Cazandra is from Mexico, where she received her DDS from The Autonomous University of Nuevo León in 2016. Cazandra specializes in Oral Surgery where she has worked alongside General Dentists in Government and Privately run facilities. Cazandra is a lover of many things! But her favorites include; Food, but mostly Chicfila, animals, Harry Potter and exploring new places. She uses her time off enjoying the things she loves, especially traveling to new cities!
LE - Marketing Consultant
Brooke has a passion for helping patients in the medical field, which she started 6 years ago. She is currently a Licensed Esthetician and she works a full time job doing esthetics at a MedSpa here in Katy. “I began marketing for Dr. Artaza in 2017 and joined his team working in the office because I absolutely LOVE interacting with his patients. Dr. Artaza has a special team with a special feel and working outside of the office just wasn’t as enjoyable. Knowing I am a part of his honorable team, even if I am just doing the back end promoting gives me tremendous pleasure!” Aside from spending her spare time here, Brooke enjoys spending time with her two children, husband and her friends.“