Meet the Staff

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Alicia — Office ManagerAlicia Hannon

Alicia is the office manager at Forney Family Dentistry. She has over 15 years of dental/medical experience and is an insurance specialist. Her vast knowledge of dental and medical practices enables her to help patients understand the connection between their oral health and overall systemic health.

Your first visit to Forney Family Dentistry isn’t complete without Alicia reviewing your recommended treatment. At Forney Family Dentistry our mission is to educate our patients. You will be educated by the hygienist, assistant, the doctor, and last but not least, by Alicia. You will be able to ask her treatment, scheduling, or financial questions in the privacy of our consultation room before you leave here.

Alicia’s main objective is to insure you do not leave here with an unanswered question. She wants to make patients excited about their treatment and to help educate them on keeping their mouth healthy. Her favorite part of dentistry is how it is always evolving to make life easier for the patient, and she loves working for Forney Family Dentistry where the latest technologies are introduced to provide the patient with the best overall care possible. Alicia is a native Texan and attends Transformation Church of Quinlan. Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and beautiful granddaughters.

 

Brittney — Billing ManagerBrittney Perez

Brittney is our Billing Manager. She has a big heart and is always concerned about the patients’ well-being. Her insurance expertise enables her to help patients with their financial needs. She understands the investment patients make in their health is important and wants to ensure patients minimize their out-of pocket expense by maximizing their available insurance.

She will assist patients with financial arrangements to help get patients back to a state of good oral health, while making it affordable to the patient. Brittney’s goal is to help every patient understand their insurance plan and to take the burden off by dealing with the insurance companies directly. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and their beautiful girls. Brittney is involved with the Transformation Church in Quinlan, and enjoys attending the church activities.

In a recent survey, Steve wrote: "I did not think I could afford to save my teeth. Brittney helped me to get all my work done and to find a payment plan I could afford (interest free). Thank you Brittney for taking the time to work with me." She is an advocate for the patient with filing for a patients medical insurance to allow for the least out of pocket expense to the patient. We do not want finances to be a road block to patients taking care of their oral health therefore we want to help patients use their dental and medical insurance when the procedure allows.

 

Claudia — Front Desk CoordinatorClaudia

Claudia is a ray of sunshine in our office. She loves working with patients and helping them understand their recommended treatment. She can answer pretty much any question you may have. Claudia has been with Forney Family Dentistry for 5 years! She loves catching up with all our patients whether it be about a new baby or their 50 year anniversary. Claudia spends her free time with her Husband Brent of 13 years and their beautiful children. 

Kristin — Greeter/ RDA

Krisitn has the privilege of meeting our patients as soon as they arrive.  The opportunity to greet our patients being at the front desk with a friendly smile is the best part of her day.  "My goal is to provide our patients with warm and welcoming smile to create an amazing experience at Forney Family Dentistry from the very start. When I am not at work I enjoy being home with my Husband and our little boy Ryder. "

Ashton — Insurance Coordinator

Ashton provides a service to our patients through insurance verification.  For us to provide our patients with an estimate for their dental needs, she verifies your insurance with a personalized discussion with your provider.  Although this process is time intensive, it is important to all the team members here at Forney Family Dentistry to provide the upmost care to our patients from every aspect."Working at Forney Family Dentistry has given me the opportunity to fulfill my dream of working in the dental field, and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.  I love working with this team and love the ability to help our patients."

Mercedes- Schedule Coordinator

Mercedes has the unique opportunity to be able to help our patients schedule convenient appointments to fit their schedule.  With her background as a dental assistant she can help patients understand their diagnosis with any questions they have with the procedure the doctors recommended.  She personally knows how important it is to have a point of contact that understands the patient’s needs, personal history, as well as their dental needs.  Our patients enjoy being able to have a “smile concierge” to assist them with all their needs.  When she is not at work she enjoys working out and spending time with her Husband Mark, and their "fur" baby Meco. 

 

 

Amelia — Lead RDA/ Certified Orthodontic Assistant  

Amelia holds a special position in our office as the Senior Assistant. She is methodical and precise making sure every aspect of her job is done to a superior standard. She volunteers to call all the patients to check on them the following day because she truly is empathetic to their needs and concerns and wants to reach out to each of them to help answer questions and confirm they love their work. Her passion to perfect every step of her job makes the end result unparalleled. She is a helper at heart and wants to help every member of our team and every patient that walks through the door. If she doesn’t know the answer to a question a patient asked she will eagerly say "I will find out for you" and will search the correct answer down for the patient. We love her hard work, determination, and kind heart. She truly embodies the scripture Colossians 3:23 " Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for The Lord rather than for people”.

Tyler — RDA/ Certified Orthodontic Assistant  

Tyler has such a passion for dentistry that can be seen by anyone who speaks with her. Before she became a RDA, she attended the Elite Dental Assisting Program that is held here. She realized this was her dream! Forney Family Dentistry is where she needed to be!  Once she completed her dental assisting course. She went on to earn more certifications. She was able to obtain her Certified Orthodontic Certification and is now the Lead Orthodontic Assistant. She couldn't be happier. "My favorite thing is for my patients to leave smiling. I want all my patients to have the best experience in my chair! In my spare time I love spending time with my family, being by the pool and learning all the new orthodontic technologies."

Ashley —  RDA/ Sterilization and Lab Tech

Ashley has the privilege of assisting Dr. Pope with all his surgeries, sedation cases,  and  implant placements. She also has the privilege of assisting Dr. Nickell with all his root canal procedures.  She enjoys being a specialize focus assistant because she can be useful to our patients with specific procedures they might be doing for the first time. "I am happy to say I have a strong work ethic dedicated to care of my patients as well as the team I work with. I have been married for 10 years and have 2 beautiful children that fills my life with joy."  

Morgan —  RDA/ Trudenta Therapist 

Morgans favorite part about dentistry is building the relationships with her patients and making them feel more comfortable with the doctors and their treatment.  She loves working for Dr. Cozby because she encourages her to do her very best every day. "Dr. Cozby and Dr. Lewellens  passion for this office and their patients has allowed me to find a career I love.  My favorite bible verse is “ Let all that you do be done in love” 1 Corinthians 16:14”  I bring that wisdom into my career, to love what I do, and do love the people I work with, and patients I help take care of. My hobbies include tennis, bowling, and reading."  

Jessica — Dental Hygienist

           With over 12 years of experience as a Hygienist Jessica has found that her passion is teaching her patients to not only learn about their oral health but to see the importance in maintaining the health of all their teeth as well.  She loves being able to take intraoral pictures of their teeth and gum tissue in order for the patients to well informed and to visual see the reason behind the doctors diagnosis.  She enjoys educating my patients to know all the same reasons and advice that we personally take in order to be an active participant in the care of their oral health.  Patients see us 2-4 times a year for their cleanings so she believes in educating the patients to the proper care of their teeth on a daily basis.  Prevention is the first step in keeping the health of your mouth at the maximum level. " My patients will not leave my chair questioning their diagnosis.  I take care of my patients with the upmost respect, care, and education by using all the methods of visualization including videos, pictures, brochures and models. "

 

Leigh — Dental Hygienist

Leigh

Leigh Garner is a Registered Dental Hygienist here at Forney Family Dentistry. She graduated with a Bachelor in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler where she also played soccer all four years. Following that degree, she became a personal trainer and moved to Amarillo to attend Dental Hygiene school. Leigh stays active by playing on 5 soccer teams and enjoys working out in her free time. She looks forward to seeing her patients and providing them with the best dental care available. Her favorite thing is getting to know her patients. She is very empathetic and knows how to help patients with any level of dental phobia. Leigh will go the extra mile to make sure her patients are comfortable and are educated about every aspect of their care. Her ultimate goal is to make sure your visit is the best possible experience you can have. She feels extremely blessed to be able to work in such an amazing office with caring individuals who go out of their way for each patient’s specific needs.

 

Cyndi — Dental Hygienist

Cyndi enjoys having a solid relationship with her patients.  It is important to her that when she sees her patients she knows their history with not only their oral health but enjoys remembering they went on a trip, that their child plays baseball, someone retired in their family, or personal celebration occurred.  It allows her to know her patients on a personal level and for them to know Cyndi as well.  "I believe patients feel more comfortable when they know their hygienist on a personal level. Comfort, respect, and consistency allows my patients to  feels comfortable me, and allows me to look forward to their visits with me."

Alexis — Dental Hygienist

Alexis loves the interaction that comes with providing education to her patients, and allowing them to understand the link between their oral and overall health. She strives to be sure when her patients walk out the door they are knowledgeable in all prevention and maintenance aspects of their oral health. She is  especially enthusiastic when it comes to working with children!  Not only does she work for the children to enjoy their visit, but she wants them to be able to use their creative imaginations throughout the appointment. “We have a grand old time with movies, stickers, silly hats and of course the treasure chest! Our "kid-friendly" vocabulary makes communication easier and less stressful on the children. Outside the office I love playing softball, watching the Texas Rangers, spoiling my dogs and spending as much time with my family as I am able.”

 

Minh — Dental Hygienist

Minh loves being a hygienist at Forney Family Dentistry.  Everyone here has a team spirit of helping each other and helping our patients to have a good experience.  Minh came from a family of 7 siblings, and therefore she learned at an early age the importance of having a team spirit. She has a gentle and calming personality that allows patients to feel immediately at ease. She has extensive background not only as a hygienist but as a previous assistant which allows her to offer an expanded explanation on the procedural steps the doctors will provide. She has a vast educational background including 3 bachelor degrees in Biology, Dental Science, and Dental Hygiene. This educational background allows her to teach her patients how science, habits, and personal care is effecting the health of their mouth and body systemically. “ I love to work with my patients to achieve a health and beautiful by helping my patients develop an individual plan to is specific to their needs. “