Meet Our Dental Team – Richardson, TX

Get to Know Our Friendly Dental Team Members

With every appointment at Emmanuel Dental & Fastbraces, we strive to make our patients feel welcome, comfortable, and well-informed. We couldn’t do that without the wonderful members of our dental team. Whether you have a question about your treatment or need help with the financial aspects of your care, our dental team is here to help! You can read more about them by reading their bios below.

Elezabeth Thomas| Operations Chief

Operations chief Elezabeth Thomas

Elezabeth has been the dental office manager since 2009 and is the backbone of our dental office. She is MGE Certified and has a strong science and health background. She has a teaching degree in math and chemistry. This has helped her address patients’ concerns and deal with insurance companies.

In her free time, she loves to cook and is active in the church choir. She spends most of her days off with her two kids, Hannah and Daniel.

Shirley Sam | Hygienist

Dental hygienist Shirley Sam

Shirley – Hygienist Shirley Sam is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) in the state of Texas and New York. She has received her Associates in Dental Hygiene and Bachelors in Health Administration from CUNY New York City College of Technology.

She is certified in basic life support by the American Heart Association and is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Shirley’s many attributes are being able to understand a variety of languages such as Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She is very passionate about and dedicated to teaching the importance of good oral hygiene. Shirley’s excellent bedside manner and knowledge help ensure her patients are satisfied. She has exceptional people skills and loves to teach and educate others.

Outside of work, Shirley is an active church member and loves to spend time with her family and friends. She finds it fulfilling to try new foods and explore her new city of Dallas.

Shirley has been at our dental office for over five years now and is a great addition to the team.

Jaky | Care Coordinator

Dental team member jaquelin

Jaky is a Texas native – she even went to Sachse High School! She joined our team in 2022 and has since loved getting to meet new people and caring for them.

Jaky is part of a family of seven and is the oldest sibling! When she isn’t at the office or spending time with family, she enjoys fishing and going bowling with her cousins.


Dental team member Anisah

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Dental team member Chelsey

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Dental team member Luisa

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Emily | Office Manager

Dental team member Luisa

With 15 years of experience, Emily joined our team in 2022. Born and raised in Texas, she chose to pursue her studies at Tyler Junior College before completing additional training in CPR as well as medical and dental coding and billing. When asked what she loves most about this job, she said it’s her patients!

Emily and her high school sweetheart have been married for 14+ years now, and they have one daughter, Brynlee. In her free time, you’ll most likely find her making dance videos with her daughter, turning vintage furniture into pastel colors, and adding bling to regular things!