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Our Team of Qualified Health Care Providers

Dealing with dental health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. The Elkhart Dental team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Dental Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.




Dr. Amanda Elling is a general dentist new to the East Texas area. She is originally from Fort Worth, Texas where she started in dentistry at the age of 19 as a dental assistant. She soon learned about her passion for helping people with their smiles and began her path towards becoming a dentist.

After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington, she later received her DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree from Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. Upon graduation she received the Academy of General Dentistry Award, the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award, the General Dentistry Program Award, and the Warren Parker Community Dentistry Award.

Dr. Elling knew she wanted to practice dentistry outside of the larger cities where she could make a greater impact on her patients and community. She is committed to providing the highest quality dental care from resolving a toothache to creating a new smile. Dr. Elling believes in a patient focused environment where everyone is treated as family. 

Dr. Elling is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Cory, newborn daughter Everleigh, and bulldog Bear. She enjoys cooking and traveling to new places. 

Dr. Elling is excited to be in Elkhart and looks forward to helping her patients improve their oral health, function, and smile.



Patient Coordinator

Karie was born in Fort Worth, grew up in Springtown, TX and has lived in Texas all her life. She relocated to Elkhart from Newark in July of 2018. She comes from Human Resources background in Anesthesia. Karie has been married for 40 years to her husband Randy, and they have: 2 children, 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 1 great grandson, and 2 french bulldogs fur babies. She loves spending lots of time with her family and enjoys working in her flower bed. Karie also loves meeting new patients and getting to know them.



Insurance Coordinator

Fun facts about this gal here:

  • She moved from Houston, TX to a small town in East TX.

  • She has a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media from the University of Houston.

  • She is even-keeled.

  • She is always ready for adventure.

  • You will never find a bigger fried pickle fan.

  • Her objective is to enjoy life to the fullest.




Brandy started as a dental assistant in 2007 and fell in love with dentistry. She continued her education through the dental hygiene program at Tyler Junior College College, from which she graduated with honors in 2014. She loves crafting, fishing, and most of all, spending time with her husband and daughter. Brandy's mission is to make sure all of her patients feel comfortable and enjoy coming to the dentist.



Dental Assistant

Randi is an East Texas native who graduated from Westwood High School in 2015. Her dental assisting career started at 19 years old while serving in the United States Air Force. She was stationed at Andrew's AFB, MD and lived in Washington, DC until returning to Texas in 2019. In her spare time, Randi enjoys spending time with her son Greyson, working out, riding horses, and traveling.

Randi is a member of the American Dental Assistants Association and is a licensed Texas Registered Dental Assistant.

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9



Dental Assistant

My name is Emily Jones CDA, RDA and I am one of Dr. Elling's assistants. I am 21 years old, born and raised in Rusk, TX. I graduated from Rusk High School and attended college at TJC. In August of 2020, I graduated from TJC's CDA program. I have a 2 year old daughter named Ellianna and we currently reside in Rusk with my husband Dakota.