Meet the Staff
The professional team in our Dallas dentist office is dedicated to providing you with the care you want and deserve. We work hard to ensure every patient has an unforgettable experience, and we mean that in the best possible way. Whether it is the front desk employees or the dentists, we make it a point to continue our education and learn everything we need to know about the dental industry. No matter what it is, we work to provide you with a healthy, beautiful smile.
DeLinda, Office Administrative Assistant & Dental Assistant
DeLinda has worked with Dr. Thompson since 1998 and has more than 23 years of experience in her field. She is certified in radiography and the administration of nitrous oxide. DeLinda says that she loves the honesty, integrity, and commitment our doctors and staff show while providing our patients with exceptional and personalized care. Her responsibilities include scheduling treatment, keeping the office running smoothly, and helping patients maximize their dental benefits. In her free time, DeLinda loves spending time with her husband of 31 years, Kevin, and their three children along with their spouses and children. In fact, most of her joy is time spent with her two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Jennifer, Dental Hygienist
Jennifer graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry, where she earned a place on the Senior Dental Hygiene Dean’s Honor List, as well as the Outstanding Patient Management Award. She appreciates the cohesive and kind nature of our team, and that we all work together well for the good of our patients. She also loves making patients feel comfortable so that they can enjoy their visits. “I have always loved visiting the dentist, and I feel like this is my chance to help other people love visiting the dentist as well.” In her free time, Jennifer enjoys running and scrapbooking.
Tonya, Registered Dental Hygienist
Tonya is a graduate of Howard College who has received the Proctor and Gamble Preventive Dentistry Award. A warm and friendly people-person, she is passionate about providing the best information to our patients about how they can maintain and improve their oral health and overall wellness. “I love how our doctors and staff stay on top of the newest technology, and that they show such compassion and care to patients.” Tonya enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family, including her husband, Jon, and their two children, Sean and Kendal, riding ATVs, and reading mystery novels.
Karen, Registered Dental Assistant
Karen has been working in the dental field for many years. Our patients appreciate her welcoming attitude and top-notch knowledge and skills. Her goal is to make sure, like the doctors and other staff, that she is respectful to every patient. When she’s not at the office, Karen refinishes and collects antiques, participates in training classes for her dog, Dill, and goes fishing, hiking, and camping with the family, including her husband, Bill, who is retired from the Air Force, and their two grown children, Chris and Pam.
Jill, Registered Dental Hygienist
A member of the Texas Dental Hygiene Association, Jill holds an associate degree in dental hygiene and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Jill enjoys being an integral part of our mission to give patients the very best in dentistry. She considers working with our patients a pleasure and sees the practice as one big family. “I love the leadership in our office – Dr. Thompson sets the bar for integrity, class, and true concern for our patients. He works hard and in turn motivates us to do the same. I truly enjoy rolling out of bed when the alarm goes off. What else can I say?” Outside of the office, she spends her free time with her husband, Jim, their two dogs, and their five nieces and nephews. She also loves playing tennis, going on mission trips, traveling, and being involved in church.
Paula, Office Administrator/Consultant
Paula has many years of experience providing high quality service to dental patients. She attended McLennan Community College and Tarrant County Community College. One of her favorite things about working at this practice is that the staff and doctors are dedicated to providing optimal care every patient, and that the dentistry is done with genuine care and concern. “I love being associated with Dr. Fred Thompson and this team. To have a job you love and love the people you are surrounded by every day is such a blessing! Also, it is so rewarding to feel like you have been a part of changing someone’s life by helping them maintain their dental health or by helping them improve their smile!” Away from the office, Paula enjoys being outdoors and will do anything if it gets her out of housework (even pull weeds!). She loves to hunt, fish, and be with her family, including her husband, Al, and her two grown children: Brittany, also a certified dental assistant, and Austin, a graduate of the one and only Texas A&M! Gig ’em, Aggies!
J’ton, Dental Assistant
J’ton is a graduate of Collin County Community College’s dental assisting program. One of her favorite parts of working at Dr. Thompson’s practice is looking forward to meeting and interacting with patients and providing a high standard of dental care for them every day. “Seeing the transformations we can effect in our patient’s smiles is a powerful motivator.” In her spare time, J’ton likes shopping, going to the lake, caring for her miniature pinscher, Lucy, and supporting her favorite sports teams: the Texas Rangers and the Aggies. In fact, she loves giving Dr. Thompson a hard time for being a “Stinky Longhorn!”