debbie-brunson.pngDebbie Brunson

Sr. Administrative Coordinator1/Assistant to the Department Head

Debbie is the department Administrative Coordinator/Assistant to Department Head.  She came to the department in 2017 from a career in marketing and supports the Head of the Department, Faculty, Residents, Staff and Alumni.


Idalia AndradeIdalia Andrade

Clinic Manager

Idalia Andrade is our Clinic Manager. She is the person who interacts with all faculty, students, staff and patients to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Idalia also handles the financial matters including fee payments, collections, etc. She joined the department in 2017.


Stan RichardsonStan Richardson

Sr. Lab Coordinator

Stan has been with the department since 1971.  He provides technical support and laboratory instruction to our residents and pre-doctoral students.  Stan is a two-time recipient of the Robert E. Gaylord Award for teacher of the year and in 1995 received the Tom Matthews award. 

He is an Anaplastologist with certificates in Maxillo-Facial Prosthetics and Dental Technology.


Karen McCarter

Karen McCarter

Patient Appointment Associate

Karen is our Patient Appointment Associate and has been with the department since 2007. 

She works with patient scheduling and answers questions and concerns regarding appointments.


Ann LopezAnn Lopez

Dental Assistant IV

Ann is a Registered Dental Assistant

She has over 28 years of experience with Orthodontics and has served the department since 1989. 

Ann provides invaluable skill and knowledge and helps our residents develop their clinical expertise. 


Samantha Dominguez

Samantha Dominguez

Dental Assistant IV

Samantha is a Registered Dental Assistant

She has 11 years of experience in our department. 

Samantha maintains a quiet confidence at the chairside and provides excellent clinical care and support for our residents and faculty.


Lexus KingLexus King

Dental Assistant II

Lexus is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been with the department since 2013. 

She provides chairside support for our residents and helps ensure an excellent clinical experience for our patients.


Lexus KingBrandon Cunningham

Dental Assistant I

Brandon is a Registered Dental Assistant.  He joined the department in 2018.

Brandon provides excellent service to our residents, patients and faculty. His quiet demeanor and helpful attitude benefits our residents and faculty.


Elda SalasElda Alvarez Salas

Patient Appointment Associate

Elda is our Patient Appointment Associate and joined the department in 2018. 

She works with patient scheduling and answers questions and concerns regarding appointments.