Jay Herrington, D.D.S.
Junior Hernandez, DDS
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Meet The Team

We pride ourselves in the service and treatment we provide to our patients! We have an exceptional staff that is professional, ethical, and very experienced. We look forward to helping you maintain or improve your dental health. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns....... We're here to help you!

Phyllis Cooper

Office Manager

Phyllis has been in the dental field for since 1985; she has served as our Office Manager since 1997. Phyllis enjoys the variety that the front office offers, and loves making each patient feel that they are the most important person she has seen that day. Phyllis and her husband, Bill, moved to Palestine in 1983. Bill and Phyllis have been married for 48 years and have three children; Shari, Chris, and Jeff. They have been blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren ages 6 - 16 years. Spending time with family and close friends, cooking, collecting cookbooks, going to garage sales, and shopping for the grandchildren are Phyllis' favorite things to do.


Leah Morris

Registered Dental Assistant

Leah has been in with our office since September of 2009. She currently holds her RDA, and is working as hygiene coordinator. Currently she has an Associate's Degree in Business, and will graduate with her B.A.A.S in 2018. She has been married to her husband Jeffrey for 7 years, and they have one son together. She enjoys spending time with her family, and shopping.


Esther DeLeon

Office Personnel/ Registered Dental Assistant

Esther has been a registered dental assistant since 2014. She is currently working as our front desk receptionist. In her spare time away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel and daughters Sophia and Ariel.


Rhonda J. Anderson

Registered Dental Assistant

Lead Dental Assistant and Treatment Coordinator

Rhonda has been in dental assisting since 1979. She has been with Dr. Jay since 1998. She received her Associates in Applied Arts in 2009. Rhonda enjoys keeping up with the latest dental continuing education. She also loves to travel and karaoke, and has two grandsons that keep her very busy.


Renee Stampley

Registered Dental Assistant

With 23 years in the dental field, Renee joined our practice in  2017. She is currently working as Dr Hernandez's assistant. Her years of experience as a RDA also lends knowledge  to assist in many areas as an office.  Her "off" time consists of leading group fitness classes at  the YMCA and Anytime Fitness. She enjoys life with family and friends.


Mayra Ortiz

Sterilization Technician

 New to the dental field as a RDA, Mayra is eager to learn while performing her duties as a sterilization tech. She enjoys spending time with her family.


Nicole Austin

Dental Hygiene Assistant

Nicole is currently an RDA. She is actively pursuing her education through Tyler Junior College. While working on her Dental Hygiene degree, Nicole is our "busy as a bee" hygiene assistant.  She is most happy enjoying her outdoor activities which include running, fishing, and bow hunting. She also has four dogs that keep her on her toes.


Katy Weatherford

Registered Dental Hygienist

Katy started working as a dental assistant in our office in 2010. She graduated from Tyler Junior College with her Dental Hygiene degree and went on to receive her Bachelors' through Texas Women's University. She has been working as a hygienist in our office for over four years now. She enjoys sharing and inspiring patients to improve their oral health. She strives to make their dental visit a comforting experience. In her spare time Katy loves spending time with her family. Katy and her husband Kyle have a sweet baby girl named Kenly. She also enjoys being outdoors and is a avid hunter.


Staci Wolf

Registered Dental Hygienist

Staci graduated from Tyler Junior College in 2008 with an Associates of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and her Bachelors' through Texas Women's University in 2016.  She has been with our office since 2005, starting out as a Registered Dental Assistant and then returning  to school to get her Hygiene license. Staci enjoys developing relationships with each and every patient and helping them achieve a healthy smile. Staci and her husband,  Adam live in Elkhart. When not cleaning teeth, she enjoys barrel racing, her many pets, going out to eat, and spending time with her family and friends.


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