Meet The Elkhart Dental Team
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Meet The Team
DR. AMANDA ELLING
DR. AMANDA ELLING
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, 2 ½ year old daughter Everleigh, her 9 month old son Wyatt 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.
KARIE Insurance 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, Tx in July of 2018.
She comes from Human Resources background in Anesthesia.
Karie has been married for 42 years to her husband Randy, and they have: 2 children, 5 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 1 great grandson, and 1 French bulldog. 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.
MANDY Patient Coordinator
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, 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.
EMILY Dental Assistant
Emily CDA, RDA is 21 years old, born and raised in Rusk, TX. She graduated from Rusk High School and attended college at TJC. In August of 2020, she graduated from TJC's CDA program. She has a 2-year-old daughter named Ellianna and she currently is residing in Rusk with her husband Dakota.
LANA Dental Assistant
Lana McKinney is 35 years old born and raised in Elkhart, Texas. Lana previously worked for over 7 years at Palestine hospital ( from 2009 -to 2017) when she lost her little sister and moved on to substitute teaching at the local schools. Lana has three kids and is living life here in Elkhart with her kids and close family. She loves spending lots of time with her family and enjoys going to school functions to support her kids. Lana also loves meeting new patients and getting to know them.
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