Meet the Team

Our commitment to our patients is to provide the best in Dentistry, Technology, and Team.  While our environment is fun, friendly, and personable, we’re committed to the pursuance of our own continuing education. We care about helping you keep your smile healthy and look forward to relationships that last as long as your smile!  


Practice Manager

Have you ever cared for something; that belongs to someone else, as if was your own?  That is exactly how Christine cares for Dr. Mark Simmons's dental practice, La Vernia Dental.  She has spent decades in the dental field and brings vast knowledge that keeps our practice thriving in relationships, quality patient care, and a growth mindset with the team.  The best thing about Christine is that she begins each day with one question in mind, "What can we do today that will give our patients the most comfortable experience possible?"  If you haven't met Christine yet, say hello to her at your next visit!


Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Debbie is one of those rare gems to a team.... she has been with Dr. Simmons's since 1985! When you meet Debbie, you can't miss her great smile, positive attitude, and gentleness during dental treatment.  As the lead dental assistant, she has a wealth of knowledge about all dental procedures and about state-of-the-art technology that she teaches to our clinical team.  She received her training at the San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assisting School.  She is married to Patrick and they have 3 children. As Dr. Simmons right hand, she is a tremendous asset to our team!


Registered Dental Assistant

One of the things you should know about Kayla is her commitment to excellence, creativity, and detail. This makes her an exceptional dental assistant and makes sense that she loves to craft.  She brings a joyful spirit to our team that you'll notice as soon as you meet her.  She has enjoyed being a dental assistant since 2015 and loves spending time with her family. 



Registered Dental Hygienist

If you're in search of a dental hygienist with a gentle touch, you'll want to meet Katy.  She graduated from Concorde Career College, San Antonio in 2019.  As a dental hygienist, she is passionate about helping you understand how you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.  Her nature is encouraging and supportive, and her previous experience as a dental assistant gives her a unique understanding of preventative measures for your oral health. She has two of the cutest kids, Clara and Charlotte, a dog Daisy and lives in La Vernia with her husband Brier. 



Registered Dental Hygienist

Have you ever met someone who wants to continually excel in their craft? This would define our dental hygienist Becky.  Since graduating with honors from Coastal Bend College in 2012, she has been awarded the Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award and is a member of numerous study clubs. She is a published author for RDH Magazine and there is no stopping her desire to expand her knowledge as a dental hygienist.  She married her high school sweetheart, has 3 beautiful children and 1 incredibly fabulous granddaughter. She loves spending time with family and traveling.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Lisa began her career as a dental hygienist in 1992 and finds her passion to be periodontal disease.  She previously held a position in educational seminars for healthcare workers in nursing home facilities focusing on oral health issues.  She finds the role of dental hygienist fulfilling, as she shares her knowledge of how to keep your teeth for a lifetime. 

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La Vernia Dental
Mark Simmons, D.D.S.
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Our La Vernia, TX dentist offers comprehensive dental services to local patients. Call our La Vernia dental office to set up your next appointment.

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