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Ralphie Grider is one of the friendly faces you’ll see first when visiting the practice. She performs endless tasks to help make Amarillo Dental Associates an exceptional environment for patients and coworkers. Ralphie began working for the practice in 2000, after working in the banking industry for 25 years. She rarely misses a Rangers baseball game and travels to watch them play whenever she has the opportunity. She loves spending time with her family: her husband, three children and four grandchildren.
Wendy Bolton, RDH
Wendy Bolton has been practicing hygiene at Amarillo Dental Associates since 2001. She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant and soon discovered the dental field to be a great fit for her. After two years as an assistant she attended the Dental Hygiene program at Amarillo College. Amarillo College has been a big part of Wendy’s life, as she met her husband there, graduated from there in 1999, and was employed there for a time as a Clinical Instructor in the Hygiene Program. She’s very grateful for the family-friendly atmosphere in the practice, both with patients and employees.
Claudia Nimmo, RDA
Claudia Nimmo has worked for Amarillo Dental Associates since 2004, starting with the practice at the same time as Dr. Street. Her favorite part about working as an assistant is getting to see extensive cases from start to finish because it makes such a positive difference in peoples’ lives. Although all of our patients enjoy getting to know Claudia, all would agree she has a special gift with children. She loves spending time with her husband, traveling to visit family and watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Gail Tipton, RDH
Gail graduated from Miami-Dade Junior College in 1975, with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She worked primarily in Periodontics for most of her career, and has been with Amarillo Dental Associates since 2005. She has served on the Amarillo College Dental Hygiene Advisory Board for approximately 20 years. She is a sports fanatic, and her favorite teams are the Miami Hurricanes, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Texas A&M Aggies, and the Chicago Cubs. She has a son and a daughter, both of whom graduated from Texas A&M University and live in Chicago. Her husband is also in the dental field as he is a dental technician, owning a dental laboratory.
Tisha Grassel, RDH
Tisha Grassel has been a part of our team since 2014. Her start in the dental field was in assisting, which she did for 6 years in her home town of Muleshoe, Texas. Tisha enjoys spending time with her husband and children, as well as extended family. She loves supporting her kids in their many extracurricular activities. This keeps her busy since she has one in college in California, one in college at Amarillo College and one in High School. They also manage to find time to spend some weekends at the lake and skiing in the mountains.
Kyla Venable, RDA
Kyla Venable was born and raised in Amarillo until 2013 when she moved to College Station, TX for school. Since returning in 2016, she has worked as a dental assistant. Kyla joined Amarillo Dental Associates in May of 2018. She loves her dogs and her family and enjoys traveling and the outdoors.
Jakayla Vera, RDH
Kelsey Cummins, RDA
The newest member of our dental assisting team is Morgan Garnett. She has been assisting for one year and chose the dental field because teeth have always been the first thing she is drawn to when interacting with people. She is a newly wed enjoys spending her time with her family and traveling.