Our Team

Our northwest Austin dental practice understands that its first priority is you, the patient. Our staff’s friendly nature and attention to customer service is our way of showing our appreciation for your business. Learn some more about our staff members here, and we look forward to getting to know you at your appointment as well.


Kelly Cates, Office Manager

Kelly has over 18 years of experience with anything and everything that has to do with running a dental practice. From explaining and scheduling treatment to billing and maximizing patients’ insurance benefits, Kelly can do it all. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, Kelly will help you get the answers you need.

A wife and mother of 2 precious girls, Kelly stays pretty busy, but when she can, she tries to find time to go 4 wheelin’ with family and friends!


Melissa Limon, Front Desk Coordinator

Melissa has worked in the dental field since 2000. She took a few breaks in between to get married and have her three amazing kids, who keep her loving life. Melissa has experience as a dental assistant and now enjoys focusing her time within the practice in the front office. She is the first person you will see when you come in and will always greet you with a smile!

In her free time, you can find her either at the softball/baseball fields in- and out-of-state cheering for her children.


Melissa Worley, Dental Hygienist

Melissa attended The University of Colorado School of Dentistry and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2004. She practiced dental hygiene in Highlands Ranch, CO for eight years until April of 2012 when her family relocated to Austin, Texas.

Melissa continues her dedication to the profession of dental hygiene through continuing education, serving needs in the community, and lecturing on current topics such as, integrating patients with autism spectrum disorders into the dental practice.

In her free time she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Shaun, and her two children, Connor and Avery.


Cristina Craig, Dental Hygienist

Cristina is a native Texan from Eagle Pass, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and moved to Austin shorty after graduation. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for educating her patients of all ages on proper dental hygiene. Outside of work, Cristina enjoys Austin’s live music scene, mountain biking, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband, Jeff, have two daughters, Addie and Ava.


Erica Sims, Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!


Ashley Kaysen, Dental Assistant

Ashley has worked in dentistry for about ten years. She will assist you at your dental visit from start to finish, and she can answer most any question about your treatment! Her training includes CPR, Dental Radiation and Safety techniques, and ongoing continuing education in the field of dentistry. Ashley was born and raised in California and recently moved to Austin to experience the wide variety of live music and friendly people. Ashley loves animals and enjoys being outdoors and reading.


Renate Edwards, Dental Assistant

Renate is originally from Germany. She moved to the US in 1992 with her husband and daughter. She loves to spend time with her two granddaughters (who call her Oma!), and she is looking forward to granddaughter #3 on the way. On weekends, you can find Renate riding her Harley through the beautiful Texas Hill Country.


Leighanne Choryan, Dental Assistant

Leighanne is easy going and affable. She is always ready to assist you with your appointment with a friendly laugh and gentle touch. She has been working in the dental field for over ten years.

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she moved to Texas in 2009. Her easy going nature will make your appointment experience more relaxed and comfortable. She loves spending time with friends, golfing, country dancing, and cheering for the Texas Rangers. She would also like to remind you that smiles are contagious! :-)

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