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Katie, Staff of Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX
Katie Registered Dental Hygienist

Katie always knew that she wanted to work in health care. After studying many different fields, she decided to work in one that creates beautiful smiles! She has been a dental hygienist at Hillcrest Dental Care for several years and loves her job! She can’t wait to get to work every day and help patients get healthy with the best oral care possible. Katie is certified in inhaled sedation and TruDenta. She has attended continuing education at JP Institute, Scheduling Institute, Sunrise Dental, Advanced Hygiene Concepts, and Hygiene Diamonds.

Katie has been married for nearly 10 years to her high school sweetheart, and they have a young daughter and son who keep them running nonstop! They stay busy on the weekends with family and friends, and they especially love finding time to be outside hiking, swimming, boating, or playing tennis!

Cristobal, Staff of Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX
Cristobal Registered Dental Assistant

Cristobal enjoys his job at Hillcrest Dental Care because he is able to be with the public and help people every single day. He enjoys seeing patients smile as they walk out the door. When not helping patients, Cristobal enjoys staying in shape and spending time with his family and friends. You might also see Cristobal out and about with his two dobermans, Anchillo and Sasna.

Dana, Staff of Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX
Dana Clinical Team Leader/RDA

Dana has been in the dental field since 1988. She came to work for Dr. Thrasher in 1997 as one of his registered dental assistants. She now works as the clinical team leader. She absolutely loves it. She enjoys being in the dental field because she learns something new every day! She also loves to help patients improve their smiles.

Dana has completed continuing education courses through DOCs and LVI. She has received training in:

  • Hygiene concepts
  • TruDenta DMRT
  • Inhaled sedation
  • OSHA
  • HIPAA

Dana has two wonderful boys, Brandon and Nathan. They keep her very busy with Robinson Rocket football, baseball, and basketball. Dana was born and raised in Mexia, Texas, where most of her family still lives. She loves anything outdoors: fishing, camping, swimming, and gardening. She also enjoys being a part of her church family.

Carrie, Staff of Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX
Carrie Insurance Coordinator

Carrie is here to help you find insurance solutions for your dental treatment. She has been a member of our team since 2016 and has helped many of our patients navigate their dental plans during that time. The best part of Carrie’s job is seeing people be happy with their beautiful smiles! When away from the office, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband.

Kirk, Staff of Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX
Kirk Sterilization Coordinator/Clinical Team

Kirk was a patient at Hillcrest Dental Care before coming to work for Dr. Thrasher in 2005. He first went to college for medical technology, but he later decided that dentistry was the best fit for his career. Kirk really enjoys seeing our patients make real progress in their health and appearance.

Kirk loves playing the guitar and listening to all kinds of music. He and his wife, Vanessa, live in Lacy Lakeview, where they enjoy gardening and getting out with their Shih-Tzu named Sweet Pea. After growing up in Miami, Kirk enjoys the small-town charm found here in Texas.

Haley, Staff of Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX
Haley Registered Dental Assistant

In our office, we are family, and Haley is an important member. She feels at home here and enjoys that we can help others and improve our patients’ quality of life. Haley uses her experience in this field (she has been in dentistry since 2010) to build relationships with people and put smiles on her patients’ faces. Haley has completed continuing education courses at least twice each year since beginning her career. She has completed training in inhaled sedation, is a certified TruDenta DMRT, and regularly attends courses through DOCS.

Haley enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and three dogs. She enjoys being outdoors and taking trips when she is able. When not at the office, you can find Haley entertaining at children’s parties or local events. She owns a character business impersonating princesses and superheroes, so she stays very busy on the weekends!