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Dental Team – Lubbock, TX

Get to Know Our Small But Mighty Dental Team

Our dental team may only be comprised of four people, but they’re dedicated to providing the most outstanding and personalized care! Dr. Shively is proud to work alongside his passionate team who strives to make every patient feel valued and well-cared for when they enter our dental office. Below, you can read more about the friendly faces that you’ll see around our dental office and what inspired them to pursue careers in the dental field.

Office Manager

Dental office manager Christina

As our dedicated office manager, Christina loves being able to help patients through their dental care experience, whether by explaining their finances clearly and concisely or simply easing their minds while enhancing their smiles. She loves the variety that each day, new patient, and unique case brings! Originally from Hudson, NC, she is a proud member of the American Association of Dental Office Management and an Ambassador with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of work, Christina and her husband have two children named Ella and Hudson, two dogs named Diesel and Fisher, and a cat named Leo. As for hobbies, she enjoys getting up at 4:30am every weekday to exercise, hiking, exploring new cities, cooking, gardening, and making it back to the beach in North Carolina as often as possible. She also regularly works alongside her husband (the pastor) at their church!

Dental Assistant

Dental assistant Tyana

Tyana is a native of Lubbock, Texas! She chose to complete her studies at Virginia College and is currently certified in N20. Throughout her career in dentistry, one of her favorite parts of her job has continued to be meeting amazing new people.

Tyana has a young son, Wyatt, and a dog, Koda, at home. Spending time with them is her favorite thing to do outside the office, but she also enjoys doing karaoke and spending time outdoors. Here’s something you might not know about her: she’s in a pool league!

Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist Desirae

A Texas native, Desirae chose to complete her studies at Texas A&M University and Concorde Dental Hygiene School. Plus, she underwent additional training in nitrous oxide and sealants! Since joining our team in 2023, her favorite part of her job has been helping patients with their oral hygiene.

Outside of the office, Desirae enjoys spending time with her two dogs, watching movies, being outdoors, and playing soccer. In fact, she even coaches two club soccer teams in her free time!

Misty, Scheduling Coordinator

Scheduling Coordinator Misty

Misty’s career in dentistry began when she was just 15 years old! Now, she has an impressive 20 years of experience in the field, and she’s worked in oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry during that time. When asked what she loves most about her job, she said it is the amazing team she works with.

Misty is a native of Lubbock and is now raising two daughters here. She loves spending her time outside the office with family and reading!