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Ralphie Grider

Office Manager

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.

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Wendy Bolton, RDH

Dental Hygienist

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.

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Claudia Baltz, RDA

Dental Assistant

Claudia Baltz 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 fiance, traveling to visit family and watching the Dallas Cowboys. 

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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 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.

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Sharon Keith, RDA

Dental Assistant

Sharon Keith has been an assistant at Amarillo Dental Associates since 2008.  Before working in the dental field, Sharon was a stay-at-home mom with her two kids.  She and her husband, Mike, enjoy traveling and spending time as a family.  Their son, Austin, plays in the Amarillo High marching band and their daughter, Abby, is a student at Abilene Christian University.  In her spare time she watches her favorite TV programs, swims laps and helps rescue animals.  Sharon loves interacting with patients and the flexibility in her work hours that allows her to spend time participating in her kids activities.

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Tisha Grassel, RDH

Dental Hygienist

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

Dental Assistant

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.

Sarah Grassel, RDA

Dental Assistant

Sarah Grassel has been a dental assistant since 2017.  She is currently a student at Amarillo College.  Sarah loves the dental field having been in close contact with the profession all her life.  Her mother was a dental assistant for many years and is now a dental hygienist.  When she’s not working at Amarillo Dental Associates or attending her classes, she likes to wake board, work as a barista at Trinity Fellowship and play french horn in the Amarillo College band.

Nannette Reed

Office Assistant

Nannette Reed is an Amarillo native that has a heart for the city and it’s people.  She has been the dental field since 2002 where she assisted in an orthodontic practice and has since crossed over to general practice, joining the team at Amarillo Dental Associates in 2018.  She is a great fit because she believes you can change the world one smile at a time.  That is probably why she also volunteers working with our US veterans and loves sharing joy with them as well as friends and family, including her son who is a senior at Randall High.

Jakayla Vera, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Jakayla Vera began her dental career in 2014 when she graduated from Amarillo College with her dental assisting certification and worked in the Amarillo area before continuing her education in the field.  She attended the Amarillo College Dental Hygiene Program, serving as the class historian, and graduated in 2017.  She married her husband in 2016 and together they enjoy living an active lifestyle; traveling, cheering on their favorite sports teams and loving their two dogs.

Kelsey Cummins, RDA

Dental Assistant

Kelsey Cummins is new to our team as of 2018 but has been a dental assistant for two years.  Her favorite part of dentistry is patient care and making a positive impact on patient’s lives.  She has a heart for her faith, family and friends.  She is a huge sports fanatic; football being her favorite.  But she will watch any sport!  Her favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Texas Tech Red Raiders.