Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health.  We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs.  As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication.  Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Michael D Vaclav, DDS

Dr. Michael Vaclav has practiced in Amarillo since 1975. Dr. Vaclav attended school in Amarillo public schools and graduated from West Texas State University (A&M). He received his D.D.S. from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years before coming back to Amarillo to set up his practice of dentistry.

Dr. Vaclav is a Past President of the Panhandle District Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists. He is past chair of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs for the American Dental Association. Currently, he is Chair of the Medical Care Advisory Committee for the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Texas.

Dr. Vaclav has been married for over 50 years to Marilyn and they have 3 children (Leigh Ann, Michael, and Jonathan), as well as 10 grandchildren.

Ryan A Street, DDS

Dr. Ryan Street has practiced in Amarillo since 2004. He grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School. He attended Baylor University in Waco where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics. Dr. Street obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 2004.

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and is a past President of the Panhandle District Dental Society.

Dr. Street married his wife, Janna, in 2000 and they have 2 children together, Cale and Elianna. He is active in his church serving on various boards, as well as helping with the youth group. He also serves as Cubmaster for his son's Cub Scout Pack at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School.

Ryan D Hyde, DDS

Dr. Ryan Hyde is beginning his career with Amarillo Dental Associates obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.  Dr. Hyde grew up in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School.  He attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture.  Prior to attending dental school, he joined the U.S. Army and received a commission.  He was deployed overseas twice to Afghanistan and is still serving as a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves.  

He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Panhandle District Dental Society.

After living away from Amarillo for 18 years he is excited to be back in Amarillo to begin his career and looking forward to become more involved in the community.   

Janis Henderson, RDA

Dental Assistant

Janis became a dental assistant since 1973 and worked for Dr. Vaclav from 1991 to 2018.  Now she is enjoying her retirement pursuing interests like sewing and quilting and spending more time with her husband, Mack, 3 children, 5 grandsons, 2 great grandsons and 1 great granddaughter.  Janis' caring personality and excellent assisting skills helped to make Amarillo Dental Associates the warm practice it is today.

Amy McCasland , RDA

Dental Assistant

Amy started with the practice in 2002 as an employee and has been a patient of Dr. Vaclav's for much longer than that.  In the summer of 2018, Amy left the practice when she and her husband moved to Oklahoma.  We are so grateful for her years of service, her friendship and her exceptional care of our patient family.

Claudia Baltz, RDA

Dental Assistant

Claudia 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.  Her other interests include skiing and traveling to visit family. 

Sharon Keith, RDA

Dental Assistant

Sharon has been an assistant for the office since graduating from Amarillo College's program in 2008.  Before working in the dental field, Sharon was a meeting planning coordinator and then stay-at-home mom with her two kids.  She and her husband, Mike, enjoy traveling and spending time with friends.  In her spare time she watches her favorite TV programs and has a passion for rescuing animals.  Sharon loves interacting with patients and the flexibility in her work hours that allows her to spend time participating in her kids activities.

Danielle Perez, RDA, CDA

Danielle started as an assistant in the practice after completing her dental assisting education at Amarillo College in May 2017 and passing not only the state requirements, but also the DANB for national recognition among dental assistants. Danielle was the president of her class, graduated with honors and served as the student representative for Amarillo College’s Dental Assisting Advisory Board.  She has a passion for dentistry and plans to continue her education in the field.  She enjoys spending time with her kids and furthering her health and fitness goals.

Ralphie Grider

Office Manager

Ralphie 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 - 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Janice Snyder, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Our dear Janice passed away after battling metastatic breast cancer on December 17, 2017.  After practicing dental hygiene for over 40 years, 29 of those years with our practice, Janice retired in June 2017.  Her work family and her many loyal patients miss seeing her at the office.  Janice graduated with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from Baylor.  She and her husband, Dick, enjoyed spending time with their daughter and son-in-law of Amarillo and visiting Janice’s mother in California.  She also spent time with church family and volunteering.

Wendy Bolton, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Wendy has been practicing hygiene at Amarillo Dental Associates since 2001.  She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant, but 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.  That quality has afforded her flexibility in her work schedule while raising her children.

Gail Tipton, RDH

Dental Hygienist

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 for over 12 years.  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

Dental Hygienist

Tisha has been a part of our team for over 2 years.  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 High School and one in Middle School.  And they still find time to spend some weekends at the lake and skiing in the mountains.

Ginger Mauldin, RDH

Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Ginger moved to the Panhandle in 2013 to attend Amarillo College's Dental Hygiene Program.  There she served as Class President and Student Representative of the Amarillo College 2014 Dental Hygiene Advisory Board before graduating in 2015 with honors.  One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is helping patients have a healthier, more comfortable smile.  Outside the office, Ginger runs around with her two toddler girls.  Her husband is a coach at Bushland and you will see her at every game she can make.