Meet the Bertram Team!

DR. CARLA THOMAS DDS

Dental Surgery

Dr. Carla Thomas graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry and obtained her undergraduate degree from Baylor University. While at Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas did research over the “Development of a Hybrid Scaffold for Enhanced Odontogenic Regeneration.”

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

When Dr. Thomas is not with her patients, she can be found working out with her husband, playing volleyball or spending time with their two dogs, Riley and Millie.

Dr. ROBIN McGINNIS, DDS

Dental Surgery

Dr. Robin McGinnis is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle. She has a bachelor degree in English from Baylor University and a bachelor degree in biology from Central Washington University. Prior to dentistry, she worked in journalism, reporting news for the NBC affiliate in Jackson, Wyoming and writing for a daily newspaper in Washington state.

Dr. McGinnis enjoys making dentistry a positive experience for her patients, providing quality treatment in a caring manner. She is a member of the American Society of Forensic Odontology and the Academy of General Dentistry. Outside of dentistry, Dr. McGinnis likes being outdoors, hiking with her dogs, reading good books, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

LILA BANTON

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lila graduated from Temple College in 2006 and has enjoyed practicing dental hygiene ever since. When not tackling gum disease, she enjoys outdoor activities like Kayaking, gardening, photography, hiking, basically anything involving nature and being with family.


KAYLEIGH LAWSON

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayleigh grew up in Lampasas and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Temple College. She enjoys researching the latest holistic approaches to dentistry and even won an award in dental hygiene school for her research on "Honeybee Products used in Dentistry." Kayleigh has three adorable fur babies and a 7 year old nephew named Chandler who keeps her on her toes. In her spare time you can catch her at Lake Buchanan with her partner and a good book!

DARIAN HENRY

Registered Dental Assistant

Darian joins us from Marble Falls and has been an assistant since 2015. She enjoys doing things outdoors and long road trips.

FARAN ISCHY

Registered Dental Assistant

Faran was born and raised in Bertram TX and graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2020. Faran joined our team in May of 2021. She enjoys meeting new people and learning new things! In her spare time she likes to be around family and enjoys listening to music.


KATHY SALAZAR

Registered Dental Assistant, Patient Coordinator

Kathy began her dental assisting career with this practice in 1988. Kathy finds excitement in learning the new procedures and technologies that have developed in dentistry. She provides patients with compassionate care and is great about educating the patients as well. She spends her spare time enjoying family and is very active in her church.

J'Zee Freeman

Insurance Coordinator

JZee and her husband, Austin, have a daughter named Raylee. JZee has been in the dental field since 2016 and grew up in Ballinger, Texas. In her spare time she enjoys family time and riding their RZR.

SHELLY MAYNARD

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Shelly joined our practice in mid 2014 and comes to us with extensive dental experience. She grew up in Andice, Texas and has a son, Kaden. Shelly has a large family and enjoys lake activities as well as dance.


JEN BANTON

Henson Dental Family Office Manager

Jen joined our practice in 2011. She graduated from Temple College in 2010 and then from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2013. Jen is married and has two beautiful children with her husband, Zeke, whom she met while serving in the United States Marine Corps. She enjoys coaching soccer in her spare time and has a passion for community dentistry.

 

 

Dr. Carla Thomas DDS

Dental Surgery

Dr. Carla Thomas graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry and obtained her undergraduate degree from Baylor University. While at Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas did research over the "Development of a Hybrid Scaffold for Enhanced Odontogenic Regeneration.”

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

When Dr. Thomas is not with her patients, she can be found working out with her husband, playing volleyball or spending time with their two dogs, Riley and Millie.

 

 

 

 

Shannon Herring RDA

Office Manager

Shannon joined this practice in 1979 and has enjoyed watching the practice grow. She is amazed at the advances dentistry continues to make every year. When she is not working, her family keeps her busy helping with their ranch and grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

KATHY SALAZAR, RDA

Patient Coordinator

Kathy began her dental assisting career with this practice in 1988. Kathy finds excitement in learning the new procedures and technologies that have developed in dentistry. She provides patients with compassionate care and is great about educating the patients as well. She spends her spare time enjoying family and is very active in her church.

 

 

 

 

NORA ELTON, RDA

Nora has over 26 years of experience as a chairside assistant and is a great asset. She has great compassion for the fearful patient - having been one herself in the past. She has three grown children and grandchildren that share her love for the outdoors by camping, fishing, kayaking and shooting skeet.

 

 

 

 

JUDY LEWIS, RDH

Judy joined this practice in 1999. She graduated from Tarrant County in Hurst, TX in 1977 and brings over 37 years of hygiene experience to the practice. Judy strives to make every patient feel at ease, special and meet their dental needs. She lives in Burnet with her husband Mike and has two grown sons. Judy's love for family, photography, the outdoors and working with kids at church & school fills her time outside the office.

 

 

 

 

Lila Banton, RDH

Lila graduated from Temple College in 2006 and has enjoyed practicing dental hygiene ever since. When not tackling gum disease, she enjoys outdoor activities like Kayaking, gardening, photography, hiking, basically anything involving nature and being with family.

 

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