Meet Our Friendly Dental Team
Debbie A. – Doctor Scheduler
Debbie is in charge of maintaining the schedules for all three of our doctors – and she’s absolutely wonderful at it! She works hard to get new and current patients in when they need us most while also making the trip convenient for them. She has worked for Legacy Dental Group for over 15 years so far and loves her dental family here, as well as the wonderful work everyone does for both the patients and the community at large.
Originally from Grand Saline, Debbie has been married for 35 years and has two children named Amber and Josh. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and playing with her dogs. She has also been a licensed massage therapist for over 17 years!
Shannon – Receptionist
Shannon has been our hard-working receptionist since December of 2017. She has her Associates in Science from Brookhaven Community College and her RDA certification from Chairside Dental Assisting of Carrollton. She greets all of our patients with her sweet smile and willingness to help them with anything they need. She does a great job of directing everyone and helping make their experiences here seamlessly smooth.
At home, Shannon has three special children named Aaryn, Aaden, and Aavree. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, as well as attending various Texas country music concerts.
Cristy – Financial and Insurance Coordinator
Cristy has been a member of our oral healthcare family for well over a decade so far, and she works diligently to help our patients navigate their well-deserved benefits and get any claims filed properly while also fighting frustrating problems. She received her education from both Trinity Valley Community College and Eastfield College. She’s super fun to work with and definitely not someone you want to pull a prank on you – although it happens a lot!
Cristy is from right here in Canton, and she’s happily married with two boys. Her family is the most important thing in her life; they’re her sunshine on a cloudy day.
Teresa – Insurance Coordinator
Teresa is from Grand Saline, and she joined Legacy Dental Group in 2017. She is a very familiar face here at the office. She worked with our in-house orthodontist for over 12 years before becoming a great addition to Legacy Dental Group. She is also an RDA and has been working in the dental field for well over a full decade! Today, she spends most of her time in our front office, verifying dental insurances and helping our patients make the most out of their available benefits.
Teresa and her husband Tracy have three grown children, as well as three grandchildren. Outside of work, her top priority is spending lots of quality time with family and friends, especially the grandkids. Her other hobbies include crafting, traveling, and going to the movies.
Nikki – Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Nikki first joined our team in 2006, and she’s swiftly gone from a brand-new chairside assistant to an amazing treatment plan coordinator! She attended Penn Foster Career School and is also a Registered Dental Assistant with certifications in radiology, nitrous oxide, implants, CareCredit, and more. She works with our patients every day to help them find ways to make their care genuinely affordable. Building strong relationships and a sense of trust with them is the best part of her job! If you have any questions related to insurance and payments, don’t hesitate to ask her.
Nikki is married with two beautiful kiddos – one boy and one girl. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies, being involved in the kids’ very active extracurricular activities, and taking naps whenever she can squeeze them in. Helping others is her true passion, and she wants nothing more than to see her loved ones happy and together always!
Stephanie – Team Support Coordinator
Many patients don’t get to meet Stephanie directly, but that’s because she’s hard at work behind the scenes to make sure everything (and everybody) is running smoothly. She joined Legacy Dental Group in 2007 and truly loves her job! She is so talented at getting things done and works actual magic when it comes to organizing team events and all of the fun things we do as a dental family.
Stephanie and her husband Brandon have five children and three grandbabies. Outside of working hours, she loves camping, hiking, and simply being outdoors with her loved ones.
Debbie S. – Registered Dental Assistant/Clinical Supplies Coordinator
Debbie is our most senior team member across the board, having first joined the Legacy Dental Group family in 1996, and definitely leads the way. She has done just about everything you can do in a dental office and still has an undying passion for caring for people. She is an integral part of what makes our office a great place to work, and we are blessed that she is still a part of the team!
Originally from Wills Point, Debbie has been married for over 30 years and has three kids and eight grandkids with new grand twins (!) on the way soon. Outside of the office, she loves spending quality time with her family and relaxing on vacations in the mountains.
Donna C. – Hygiene Coordinator
Donna became a member of Legacy Dental Group in 2011, and you’ll be sure to love how she’s always smiling and laughing in the practice! She is truly wonderful at helping patients receive the quality preventive care and periodontal therapy they need.
Donna hails from the Henderson area and has been married for over 25 years. She has two great sons, the best daughter-in-law, two adorable granddaughters, and a new addition on the way. Her favorite hobbies include doing yardwork, fishing, and making all sorts of crafts. She also really enjoys going to Clamp Gladiator and participating – in fact, she’s won 9th place before in the prelims!
Tracy - New Patient Coordinator
Tracy has been working in the dental field since 2000, first joining the Legacy Dental Group family in 2015. She is originally form Edgewood, TX and loves that her job allows her to get to know so many people over time and help them live healthier, happier lives!
Tracy and her husband have one daughter. When she isn’t busy at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and friends, dancing, and listening to music. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish!
Donna S. – Registered Dental Assistant
Donna has been working as a dental assistant for nearly 45 years, having spent over half of that time right here at our practice. She attended Central State University (now known as The University of Central Oklahoma) and the American College of Health & Careers for her education. Today, she is a true example of what makes Legacy Dental Group great! She embodies our ideals of caring, strong relationships, teamwork, and dedication. She has worked alongside Dr. Bratcher for decades and compliments his care style perfectly. She is a wonderful teammate and leader.
Outside of work, Donna is happily married with two children, three stepchildren, and several grandchildren. Spending quality time with her loved ones is always a top priority for her.
Amanda – Registered Dental Assistant
Amanda has been a member of our dental team since 2018, and her experience as an RDA spans over five years so far. She works with Dr. Stern daily and does an outstanding job of caring for each patient throughout the treatment process. She always goes above and beyond to make each of them feel loved and at ease here!
Amanda hails from Edgewood originally and married her husband Blake in 2017. Today, they have one daughter and two German Shepards named Kimber and Ranger. Outside of working hours, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones and going on hunting trips.
Blanca – Registered Dental Assistant
Blanca is the newest member of our team, having come onboard in 2018, but she is already an outstanding assistant. She works closely with Dr. Bratcher to help each patient feel well cared for and deliver the highest quality of dentistry possible. She is a true joy to work with – it’s rare to see her not smiling and laughing!
Blanca is married to Ben (a fireman) and has one son named Eli and a dog named Remy. In her spare time, she really enjoys going on long hikes outside, helping her husband with woodworking projects, and hanging out with her loved ones.
Catlyn – Registered Dental Assistant
Catlyn graduated from the Elite Dental Assisting School in 2018 where she then went on to become our intern before being offered a full time job. She is now one of our very talented dental assistants, helping all three of our doctors on a daily basis and learning each one’s unique treatment style. She has the sweetest personality – in fact, you can often hear her laughter throughout the halls of Legacy Dental Group! She has really stepped up as an essential member of the team, distinguishing herself as a true natural at making each patient feel genuinely comfortable. In her free time she enjoyes horse reining, cow horse and ranch riding she is truly or in staff cowgirl.
Darla – Registered Dental Assistant
Darla achieved her RDA certification through Tyler Junior College in 2013, and she came to Legacy Dental Group in 2017. She has a very gentle spirt and a caring heart that is perfect for our line of work. She works hard alongside Dr. Downing each day to make every patient feel appreciated. Everyone loves her! At home, Darla has a daughter named Lillian and a newborn son named Brantsen. Whenever she’s not busy at work, you can usually find her going on relaxing beach vacations, fishing, hunting, camping, and spending lots of quality time with her family and friends.
Paula – Registered Dental Assistant
After graduating from Elite Dental Assisting School in 2018, Paula came to us as a fresh new arrival in the dental field! She has a sweet, caring demeanor that immediately puts our patients at ease. We love having her as a member of our assistant team.
At home, Paula and her husband Logan have two sons named Luke and Jack. Outside of the practice, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, hunting (otherwise known as sleeping in the deer stand), and shopping.
Victoria – Registered Dental Assistant
Victoria attended Elite Dental Assisting School for her education, and she joined Legacy Dental Group right at the beginning of 2017. She is one of our youngest team members and actually grew up in the practice as a long-term patient!
Today, she works with Dr. Stern, providing a high level of care and comfort to our wonderful patients. She also helps with managing our social media accounts too. Originally from Wills Point, Victoria now lives in Canton. She has a wonderful boyfriend named Mauricio and a Great Dane named Chico. When she isn’t at the office, sleeping is her favorite hobby.
Jamie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jamie is part of our very talented dental hygiene team, and she truly lives the high standards we have when it comes to patient care. She completed her education at Sanford Brown College and has been a part of Legacy Dental Group since 2017. She loves the legacy that’s been built here and getting to be a part of it! She stays up to date on all of the latest techniques and products, providing treatment with gentleness, exceptional knowledge, and a high level of professionalism.
Jamie married her husband Chase in 2005, and they have two Frenchies named Yoda and Daisy. Outside of working hours, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends (especially her adorable nieces and nephews, traveling, and going to football games. Her goal is to eventually attend a game at EVERY NFL stadium.
Shelby – Registered Dental Hygienist
Shelby joined the Legacy Dental Group team in 2014, but she, like so many other team members, actually grew up here as a lifelong patient! She graduated with her dental hygiene degree in 2012 from Tyler Junior College, and it means so much to us that she’s chosen to build her career right here. She is extremely talented, gentle, and thorough in her role. Our patients are very lucky to have her helping them maintain their gum health over time.
Shelby and her husband Jake have a son named Jayden and a daughter named Emily. Outside of the practice, she enjoys attending church, reading, camping, running, and creating lasting memories with her loved ones.
Heather – Registered Dental Hygienist
Heather first joined Legacy Dental Group in 2014 as a member of our super-talented dental hygiene team after graduating from Tyler Junior College. She has been a wonderful addition! She is very gentle and truly cares about the long-term success of our patients’ smiles. Her favorite part of the job is working alongside such a friendly staff that helps make the overall atmosphere very enjoyable.
Originally from Winona, Heather now lives in Ben Wheeler. She and her husband Boone have two sons named Crockett and Barrett. When she isn’t busy helping patients, you can usually find her spending quality time with her family and friends and traveling.
Amber – Registered Dental Hygienist
Amber completed her dental hygiene education at Tyler Junior College and first joined our team in 2014. She is a true professional who also knows how to have a lot of fun at work. She brings tons of laughter to the office and keeps everyone on their toes in a good way! She is the ideal fit for our work environment, and we’re so thankful to have her onboard.
Amber and her husband Chase have two dogs named Copper and Abbott. Outside of working hours, she really enjoys traveling, reading, and catching up on reality television. She also collects coffee cups with her husband from any new city they visit!
Wendy – Registered Dental Hygienist
Virtually everyone who has ever visited Legacy Dental Group has met Wendy. She is our most senior hygienist, having been with the practice since 1998, and a cornerstone leader of our team. She studied at both Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M Commerce for her education and is even a prior adjunct professor at Tyler Junior College. Today, she is an outstanding clinician and a super fun person to be around! She has blessed us over the years, and thousands of patients have benefitted from her tried-and-true skills.
Originally from Athens, Wendy and her husband Craig reside in Chandler. They have two fur babies at home – a Welsh Corgi named Furgi and a Tabby Cat named BooBookitty. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking/baking, gardening, going camping with friends, spending quality time with loved ones, going to the movies, and traveling with her husband.