Meet the Smile Design Team
Our Team Mission Statement
To provide the patient with the highest quality dental care available in a warm, caring, anxiety free, and professional atmosphere. We will listen, comfort, and provide support to our patients and each other. We commit to continued study and education so we may offer our patients current trends, techniques and technologies. To function as a team and to accept change as an opportunity to grow.
Meet our tremendous team! Cathy and I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of professionals. We have had the good fortune of retaining the same team long term, some 15 to over 20 years. This longevity contributes intensely to the continuity, consistency and trust our patients feel when visiting our office. Equally so, our team of specialists can depend on us to manage and orchestrate the most complex cases ultimately decreasing their stress and the patients stress as well.We all share the common goal of committing 100% to optimum quality care for our patients. We enjoy one another, we are friends, we are family and it shows! Please take the time to to get to know my team by reading their biographies below.They are each unique and very appreciated!
-Dr. Dan Davis
Cathy Davis, RDH, RDA. Cathy began handling payroll, accounts payable/receivable and taxes for her family’s construction company at the age of 16. At that time she had no idea how valuable that experience would be to her later on in life. Cathy has devoted her life profession to dentistry. She obtained her Certification in Dental Assisting in 1982. In 1984, Cathy received a degree in Applied Science and became a registered dental hygienist. She went on to study soft tissue management from one of the world’s most prestigious centers for advanced dental study, the L.D. Pankey Institute. Cathy also attended one of the core curriculum courses at the Dawson Academy where she learned advanced techniques in dental materials for restorative temporization. She was involved in the Ray Gold Study Club implemented by world-renowned dentist, Dr. Peter Dawson and lectured on risk management. Over the years, Cathy has attended countless lectures and continuing education workshops. She is an expert in complex cosmetic cases and is responsible for orchestrating collaboration between specialists. Cathy works full time in the office in administration, complex treatment coordination, dental assisting and occasional dental hygiene. She is CPR certified and continues her dental education through a multitude of sources.
Dr. Davis and Cathy have been married since 1986 and are the proud parents of two grown children. They enjoy a life based on Christian principles. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys traveling, spending time with family, reading, outdoor activities including gardening and landscape design, going to the movies, and relaxing with friends.
When asked about working at the office, Cathy said, “It has truly been my privilege and honor to not only be married to Dr. Davis, but be a part of my husbands dental career. I know his heart and I am proud of his dedication and commitment to God, family and career.”
Renee Muncy, RDH. Renee’s dental career began at the early age of 16 when she began working part-time in a general dental practice. The skills she learned ranged from scheduling to insurance to dental assisting. Renee received her associate’s degree in Applied Science and obtained her license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 1987. She holds certification in CPR and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring. In order to better serve her patients, Renee continues her studies by frequently attending dental seminars.
Renee joined our team in 1987 and has dedicated over 20 years of distinguished service to her coworkers and patients. Her quirky personality and quick-witted humor never fails to make us smile. She has the unique ability to educate and entertain the patient all while putting them at ease during treatment. She has a following of long-term patients that would not trust anyone else with their periodontal care. Renee is protective and cares deeply for her patients’ dental and personal health. She has the knack for piecing together different aspects of patients’ dental information and developing the most beneficial strategies for that individual.
When Renee isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her two adorable granddaughters, going to concerts and taking motorcycle rides with her husband. She loves finding hole in the wall restaurants in small towns during road trips.
Janet Weathers, RDH. 30 years of experience in dentistry, Janet truly is a delight to everyone she meets. In 1980 she received her Associates of Applied Science and was granted a license as a Registered Dental Hygienist. In 1981 she graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelors of Science. Janet also holds CPR and Nitrous Oxide Monitoring certifications. She is diligent in her study of dentistry and continues to expand her education through continuing education programs yearly.
Janet worked many years in general dentistry before her employment in a specialty office of periodontics. A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the disease of the gums, bones and supporting tissues. Here she gained knowledge,experience and advanced her skills in the detection and treatment of gum disease. Lucky for us, she moved to the area in 1994 and quickly found a career home with us. What a blessing she has brought to so many lives over the years! Her kind, calm, tender touch approach allows her to successfully treat and gain the trust of the most apprehensive patient. Her patients adore her and it is easy to understand why.
Janet loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling.
Kristen Pilgrim, RDA. Kristen graduated from dental assisting school in 2003. She is certified in nitrous oxide, radiology, infection control and CPR. She stays up to date with the ever-changing dental field by participating in yearly continuing education. Kristen has always worked in customer service and began working for Dr. Davis in 2008. She is now his lead assistant and has extended lab responsibilities that are imperative to the success of complex cases. She keeps the back office running in tip-top shape, but she is a jack of all trades and you will occasionally see spot her helping out in the front office. Very few people are as versatile as she is!
Although she has always been interested in healthcare, dentistry holds a special place in her heart because a beautiful smile has the incomparable opportunity to make a lasting first impression. She enjoys being able to help patients find confidence in their smiles by assisting Dr. Davis in cosmetic cases. She routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty for our patients because she truly cares about their wellbeing. When asked what she liked most about her job, Kristen noted that she in addition to helping patients, she loves being part of such a close-knit office where coworkers are like family.
Kristen comes from a large family that is very important to her. She has three beautiful girls that are the pride and joy of her life. She enjoys shopping, going to the movies, being outside (on patios), listening to music, going to concerts and spending quality time with her friends and family. She wishes she could travel more and her favorite vacation was to the Bahamas. She loves talking with patients about their travels so be sure to tell her about your adventures!
Crystal Cruz, RDA. Crystal was born and raised in Texas. She found her passion for dentistry at an early age through her own experience with braces. New-found confidence from a beautiful smile spurred a desire to help others find their best smile. When Crystal was in high school, she started going to work with her mom at a dental office. Her mom was a dental assistant and it became clear how important assisting is to the success of the practice. She completed dental assisting school in 2005 at the High Tech Institute in Irving. Although she has worked in orthodontics and oral surgery, general dentistry has always been her favorite. Crystal expands her dental knowledge by participating in continuing education coursework. She is certified in infection control, radiology, CPR and Zoom. She is also passionate about her family. She always wants to have more time with her husband, Miguel, her son, Tyler, and her daughter, Kylie. Crystal loves spending her weekends at the kids’ baseball and soccer games.
Tareasa Adair, RDA. Tareasa started working for Dr. Davis in 2006, but moved to Saudi Arabia for almost 4 years in 2010. Once she returned to the States, Tareasa came back to her office family ASAP. Tareasa brings a calming presence to office and everyone was thankful to have her back in her “spot.” She is very detail-oriented and keeps the front office organized. She is also a gifted problem-solver and critical thinker.
Tareasa has been married to her husband, Mark, for 31 years and she has five precious grandbabies that bring lots of joy to her life. She also enjoys experiencing other cultures and is quite the world traveler. From Europe to Asia to the middle east, Tareasa has been there. She’s been to France, England, Scotland, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, UAE, Oman, Israel, India, and Thailand—just to name a few! Her trip to India was emotional and very moving, while Thailand earned the title of “most beautiful.”
Tareasa notes that her favorite thing about dentistry is changing people’s lives by putting a smile back on their face. She admires that Dr. Davis treats his patients’ care the way he would treat his own family. She also respects that Dr. Davis’s primary concern is always his patients’ well-being.
Alexandria graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in art history and English with a specialization in creative writing. After teaching science and math in Honduras for a year, she returned to school and earned a Certificate in Biomedical Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. Alexandria spends most of her time helping with behind the scenes administrative tasks, but you may see her checking in patients or hear her answering the phone. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Gerry brought a wealth of knowledge and her devoted love for customer service when she joined Dr. Davis in 1994. After more than 20 years at Dr. Davis’s office, Gerry has retired and moved to Brownsville, TX. She spends days golfing, serving her community and just enjoying a well-deserved retirement!
When asked about the office, Gerry said, “This seems to be an age where things seem less personal and customer service is lacking or totally absent. I can come to work each day and feel like the entire team strives to treat the patient like they were a fellow family member. We are truly concerned with not only their optimum dental health but also care for their concerns with their personal health and well being. It is also important in these days of stress to work with a group of people that you not only like but respect and love. I have that here with Dr. Davis and staff, friends.”