Beside every successful dentist is a great administrative team.
Charisse has over two decades of dental experience — mostly in general dentistry with six in pediatric dentistry. She coordinates treatment plans for our patients and is responsible for the insurance and billing functions of our practice for more than 10 years. She has also attended many continuing education courses in her career, each of which has contributed to her expertise in dental insurance. Charisse is originally from Rayne, Louisiana, and is now a Katy resident with three grown children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and watching movies.
Stefanie joined our staff in 2010. She is a certified medical office specialist and has an associate’s degree in computer science. With over a decade of administrative and customer service experience, Stefanie conducts patient checkouts, verifies insurance, and cheerfully answers your calls throughout the day. Stefanie is originally from Corpus Christi and now calls Eagle Lake home. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her entire family is very active in sports, and Stefanie is an avid football and baseball fan.
Ashley studied business at St. Mary’s University and came to us with seven years administrative experience. She uses her passion for customer service in our front office answering patients’ calls, and scheduling and checking in patients.Originally from Houston, Ashley attended high school in San Antonio and moved to Katy in 2014. Her favorite things to do include spending time with her son, visiting parks, going to the museum and traveling. She also enjoys crafting and watching movies.
Allonia started working at Crabtree Dental after retiring from a long career in administration. The life of a retiree didn’t suit this highly energetic woman and she was determined to return to work. Drawing on her experience working in a dental business office early in her career, Allonia decided to become a registered dental assistant. In addition to assisting clinically, Allonia works on the administrative side of our office. She enjoys working with people in an environment where she feels like an asset; she also enjoys working with her daughter, Daroma, who is a hygienist in our practice. Allonia is a native Texan, originally from Fort Worth, and has three children and eight grandchildren. Allonia’s hobbies include fishing, camping, sewing, and cheering on the Astros. She is also very involved with the Second Baptist Church.
Assistant to Practice Manager
After being away for many years, Lauren has returned to Crabtree Dental full-time as an assistant to our Practice Manager. She is responsible for a variety of functions including bookkeeping, human resources, compliance, marketing, and wellness. She is a registered dietitian and completed her undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. She completed her dietetic internship and Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has lived in Utah, Virginia, Oklahoma and is happy to be back in Texas! She is married to an orthodontist, Dr. Aaron Laird, who practices in Katy. Together they enjoy spending time with their son as well as being outdoors, cooking, and skiing. She’s also happy to discuss nutrition topics at any time!
Ashley is new to the field of dentistry. She really enjoys learning about the dental field and really loves interacting with our wonderful patients. She is the front desk receptionist and scheduling coordinator, as such, she is the first face you will see when you come in and the friendly voice you hear on the phone confirming your appointment. She is originally from Pasadena but now calls Richmond home. She enjoys spending her free time with her young son and family. She also loves beading, cooking, and working out and is active in her congregation at River Pointe Church.