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Meet the TAYLOR SMILE TEXAS team

Meet Our Team

Discover the faces behind the expertise at Taylor Made Smiles of Texas. Our dedicated team of skilled professionals is committed to crafting your perfect smile. Get to know the people who will make your dental dreams a reality.

Front Office Staff

Vicki Taylor

Practice Manager

Professional Background: Vicki Taylor brings a wealth of experience in business fundamentals to her role as Practice Manager at Taylor Made Smiles. Growing up in a family that owned and operated several small businesses, Vicki gained invaluable knowledge in strategic planning and operational excellence.

Passions and Interests: As a lifelong athlete who still holds a basketball record at her high school, Vicki is deeply passionate about teamwork and competition. This passion extends into her professional life, where she is dedicated to building a strong team culture at Taylor Made Smiles. She believes in the power of collaboration to provide the highest level of care and compassion for the patients.

Unique Qualities: Vicki’s blend of business acumen and commitment to patient care sets her apart as a Practice Manager. Her background in small business ownership, coupled with her dedication to teamwork, enables her to lead with empathy while driving organizational success. Vicki’s personal warmth and ability to connect with both staff and patients create a supportive and welcoming environment at Taylor Made Smiles.

Personal Touch: As a native Arizonan who married Dr. Taylor in 1992, Vicki and Dr. Taylor owned and operated their first practice in Las Vegas, Nevada for 15 years. They relocated their young family to Ketchikan, Alaska and spent another 15 years there before moving to Wills Point, Texas in 2012. Her upbringing and experience as a mother of six children and grandmother to five grandchildren have instilled in her a strong sense of empathy and compassion. She strives to bring this personal touch to every interaction, fostering a caring environment where both staff and patients feel valued and supported.

Kathy Gintert

Office Manager

Professional Background: With a career in dentistry spanning since 1998, Kathy brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as the Office Manager. She is instrumental in the development and implementation of administrative procedures and systems, ensuring the smooth operation of the office. Kathy is dedicated to providing excellent patient care by promptly responding to inquiries and addressing any concerns or complaints.

Passions and Interests: Outside the office, Kathy’s heart lies in two areas. She has a deep love for travel, exploring new places and experiencing different cultures. However, her greatest joy comes from spending quality time with her beautiful granddaughters, Kennedy and Lorelei, making every moment together memorable. 


Unique Qualities: Kathy’s unique qualities extend beyond the office walls. She has leveraged her expertise to train several dental practices for a large corporation, showcasing her commitment to excellence and efficiency in dental administration. 


Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional journey, Kathy is more than an office manager—she’s a West Coast swing dance enthusiast. Whether gliding across the dance floor or ensuring the office runs seamlessly, Kathy brings rhythm and precision to everything she does. 

Experience the dedication and vibrant energy of Kathy, where dental administration meets a passion for excellence and a love for life.

Chrissy Taylor

Dental Implant Coordinator and Insurance Specialist

Professional Background: As the Dental Implant Coordinator and Insurance Specialist, Chrissy Taylor plays a vital role in the seamless operation of our practice. Her responsibilities include scheduling and setting up implant consultations for patients, along with verifying insurance coverage, handling claims, and maintaining accurate patient records.

Passions and Interests: Chrissy’s heart lies in the great outdoors, where she finds joy in activities like hiking, fishing, and gardening. Beyond her outdoor pursuits, she is incredibly thrifty. Throughout her husband’s medical school journey, she mastered the art of budgeting, feeding her family of six on a tight weekly grocery budget of $125. Chrissy’s love for nature and resourcefulness shine through in every outdoor adventure and budget-friendly meal.

Unique Qualities: Chrissy’s work ethic stands out as a defining trait. Recognized for being a hard worker, she ensures that every patient is taken care of with diligence and care.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional profile, her talents extend beyond the dental field. She has a remarkable skill for making sourdough bread, maintaining the same starter for six years, consistently producing the best loaves. Alongside her culinary pursuits, Chrissy is an avid gardener. Regardless of her location, whether in the desert or the bustling city of Chicago, she has always cultivated her garden, providing fresh vegetables and a touch of nature to her daily life.

Experience the dedication, skill, and unique touch of Chrissy Taylor, where patient care and personal passions intertwine seamlessly.

Casey Rhamstine, RDA

Front Desk Receptionist & Registered Dental Assistant

Professional Background: Casey Rhamstine is not just a familiar face at the front desk – she’s a dual force as our Front Desk Receptionist and a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). After graduating from Edgewood High School, Casey pursued her passion for dental care at ARCH Dental Assistant Academy. Her responsibilities extend beyond the front desk; Casey engages with patients about their treatment plans and provides invaluable assistance with financing options. 


Passions and Interests: Beyond the dental office, Casey finds fulfillment in creating joyous moments for kids. Whether it’s organizing fun activities or exploring outdoor malls for the latest finds, she brings her vibrant energy to every occasion. In her downtime, Casey enjoys experimenting with new recipes to delight her family’s taste buds.

Unique Qualities: Casey’s unique blend of skills sets her apart. A fast learner, easy to get along with, and exceptionally organized, she ensures that the patient experience is seamless and positive. Her adaptability and efficiency contribute to the smooth operation of both the front desk and dental assisting roles.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional life, Casey is a twin, sharing a special bond with her twin brother. Her knack for shooting a bow stems from numerous bow hunting adventures with her dad, showcasing her diverse range of interests and skills.

Discover the warmth, efficiency, and dual expertise with Casey Rhamstine, where a friendly face meets exceptional dental care.

Dental Hygienists

Jennifer Fisher, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Professional Background: Jennifer Fisher is a skilled Dental Hygienist that brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her role. With a passion for oral health, Jennifer is committed to educating and fostering a positive dental experience for her patients.

Passions and Interests: Beyond the dental office, Jennifer finds fulfillment in two primary areas. As a Real Estate agent, she enjoys assisting individuals in finding their dream homes, making the property journey a smooth and rewarding experience. Additionally, her heart is with her family, where she creates cherished moments and nurtures lasting connections.

Unique Qualities: Jennifer’s unique strength lies in her passion to build rapport with patients. Her commitment to making each individual feel comfortable and valued sets her apart. With a focus on patient well-being, Jennifer ensures that every dental visit is a positive and personalized experience.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional journey, Jennifer has been a dedicated Dental Hygienist since 2008, bringing over a decade of expertise to her patients. Her longstanding commitment to the dental field is reflected in her tenure at our office since 2011, where she continues to make a positive impact on oral health.

Experience the personalized care and expertise of Jennifer Fisher, where dental health is not just a service but a partnership in well-being.

Bailey Engstrom

Registered Dental Hygienist

Professional Background: Bailey is the friendly face behind the gentle care at our practice. As a dedicated Hygienist, her mission is to improve patient health and confidence through thorough and compassionate care. Bailey brings her expertise to the team after graduating from TJC in 2022.

Passions and Interests: Beyond the dental chair, Bailey finds joy in simple pleasures. She cherishes moments spent with her family, seeking hidden treasures through thrift shopping adventures, and expressing her creativity through painting.

Unique Qualities: What sets Bailey apart is her calm and relaxed demeanor. With a soothing presence, she has the remarkable ability to convince anyone that they too can be calm and relaxed at the dentist. Her approach fosters a comfortable environment, making dental visits a positive experience for every patient.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional life, Bailey hails from Washington, bringing a touch of Pacific Northwest charm to our practice. Her friendly and welcoming nature, combined with her passion for patient well-being, makes Bailey an integral part of our dental care team.

Discover the comfort and care with Bailey, where your dental experience is not just thorough but also calming.

Dental Assistants

Taylor Davis

Registered Dental Assistant

Professional Background: Taylor Davis embarked on her journey in dental care after graduating from Grand Saline High School. Eager to pursue her passion for assisting in oral health, she attended Elite Dental Assisting School in Forney, TX. As a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to her role. 


Passions and Interests: Beyond the dental office, Taylor finds joy in spending quality time with her family. Whether indulging in a shopping spree or navigating the great outdoors on four-wheelers, she embraces life’s simple pleasures. 


Unique Qualities: Taylor’s strength lies in her empathetic nature. With a genuine love for people and a curiosity to know each unique face, she brings a compassionate touch to her role as a dental assistant. Her ability to connect with patients sets her apart, creating a welcoming environment for everyone she encounters.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional life, Taylor is an avid journaler with a dream of one day writing a book. Her creative spirit and desire to capture life’s moments make her not only a skilled dental assistant but also a storyteller with a pen. 


Discover the warmth, empathy, and dedication to dental care with Taylor Davis, where each smile is met with genuine care.

Lupita Armendariz

Registered Dental Hygienist

Professional Background: Lupita Armendariz is a skilled RDA-Registered Dental Assistant, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice. She completed her Dental Assistant Program at Central New Mexico Community College, earning her DANB certification in 2016. With a solid educational foundation and six-plus years of experience in dentistry, Lupita specializes in IV sedation, ensuring comprehensive and compassionate patient care.

Passions and Interests: Beyond the dental office, Lupita finds joy in exploration and culinary delights. She is passionate about traveling to new destinations and indulging in the diverse flavors of various restaurants, enriching her life with experiences from around the world.

Unique Qualities: Lupita’s unique qualities set her apart in her role. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she brings bilingual proficiency to the team, enhancing communication and understanding. With over six years of experience, Lupita’s background in IV sedation showcases her commitment to providing specialized and high-quality dental care.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional journey, Lupita recently embraced the role of a new mom. Her family-oriented nature extends to her adorable pug, creating a home filled with love and warmth. Lupita’s commitment to excellence in dentistry and her dynamic personal life make her an invaluable member of our dental care team.

Kristi Conger

Registered Dental Assistant

Professional Background: Kristi Conger brings a wealth of experience and education to her role as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). She holds a diverse educational background, including studies at Charleston Southern University, UT Arlington, and completion of the Red Cross Dental Assisting Program in the USAF in 1998. With 25 years of hands-on experience, Kristi is well-versed in the art and science of dental care.

Passions and Interests: Outside the dental office, Kristi’s passions are as diverse as her skills. She enjoys the art of cooking, finds joy in decorating spaces, and has a love for exploring new destinations through travel and camping. A self-proclaimed shopping enthusiast, Kristi embraces the balance between adventure and relaxation in her personal pursuits.

Unique Qualities: Kristi’s extensive 25 years of experience in dental assisting sets her apart, bringing a depth of knowledge to patient care. Additionally, she is nitrous certified, showcasing her commitment to providing comprehensive and specialized care to her patients.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional journey, Kristi is not only passionate about her work but also deeply obsessed with holidays and her three sons. Family plays a central role in her life, with her husband contributing to the adventure as a train driver for UPRR.

Experience the expertise and warm care of Kristi Conger, where her wealth of experience and personal touch make each dental visit a unique and comfortable experience.

Ashton Smith

Registered Dental Assistant

Professional Background: Ashton Marie Smith, a dedicated Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), brings her warmth and expertise to our practice. Ashton’s educational journey includes Arp ISD and Elite Dental Assisting School, where she honed her skills and passion for dental care.

Passions and Interests: Beyond the dental office, Ashton finds joy in the art of crafting and cherishes precious moments with her family. Whether immersed in creative projects or spending quality time with loved ones, Ashton’s interests reflect her vibrant and dynamic personality.

Unique Qualities: What sets Ashton apart extends beyond the dental chair. A skilled seamstress, she brings her creativity to life through sewing, adding a unique touch to her repertoire. Additionally, Ashton is a baking enthusiast, infusing her creations with the same precision and care she brings to dental assisting.

Personal Touch: Adding a personal touch to her professional journey, Ashton shares a love for the fantastical. She and her husband, Wesley, engage in the imaginative world of Dungeons and Dragons, combining strategy, storytelling, and camaraderie. A collector of swords, Ashton’s interests reflect her appreciation for both the creative and adventurous aspects of life.

Experience the personalized care and creative spirit of Ashton Marie Smith, where each dental visit is met with warmth, skill, and a touch of magic.




Implant Expertise & Compassion

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. Ron Taylor

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In college I majored in Spanish Linguistics and minored in Chemistry at Brigham Young University and earned my DDS degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1998. I have performed dental implant surgery since 2003 and I am certified in moderate (conscious) IV Sedation and Invisalign. I also offer same day crowns, same day emergencies, and digital dentures, all of which will improve the dental treatment options available here in Van Zandt County
“I love the field of dentistry and I strive to continue learning so that I can give my patients the best that dentistry has to offer. My wife, Vicki, and I have 6 kids. We raised our kids in Ketchikan, Alaska. When our kids graduated we were ready to move to the sunshine! I lived in Texas for two years after graduating from high school. I have loved Texas ever since and I am glad to be back!”

Meet Dr. Bryce Wainwright

Dr. Bryce Wainwright earned his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has always had a passion for art, starting college with an art scholarship, and minoring in Design. Continuing his academic journey, he found the blend of art
and medicine in the dental field. He attended A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health in St. Louis, Missouri.

Beyond the dental chair, Dr. Wainwright finds great joy in the outdoors and can be found rock climbing, mountain biking, or camping whenever he has a chance.

As a dentist, Dr. Wainwright stands out for his compassionate approach to patient care. His priority is to ensure that every patient feels at ease during their dental visits, fostering a
comfortable and trusting environment. With his background in art, he is also very attentive to details and esthetics.

Real Patients, Real Stories

Don’t Take Our Word For It. Trust Our Patients.

Experience the transformation – Our patients share their dazzling dental journeys.
May 13, 2024
Juan Dornel
Thank you Dr Rita and staff for your incredible professionalism and support! My Invisalign journey was nothing short of your continuous and diligent care and help. I am so happy with my new smile! My whole family only trusts you with their dental care! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
April 29, 2024
Robin Chaney
From the first phone call to them I was immediately comfortable. I have had bad experiences in the past with dentists but this dental office is amazing. The people here are compassionate, patient and knowledgeable. I have hope now that my teeth are not a lost cause and I look forward to my journey with them. A WONDERFUL GROUP OF DENTAL PROFESSIONALS.
April 19, 2024
Kimberly Hart
I don’t even know where to start! I LOVE this office staff. I can’t tell you how happy I am that my family and I have finally found an amazing dentist. They are so incredible, knowledgeable, honest, no pressure, and just good people!!! You will not regret going with this office for your dental treatment.
April 19, 2024
Pink Loves
The BEST dentist I have ever come across. Wow! Professional, laid back, incredibly knowledgeable. I will NEVER try another dentist again and I’m so happy I found one our family loves.
April 11, 2024
Carley Kellar
Absolutely love Jennifer as our Hygienist! She is very thorough and a pleasure to talk to. Super sweet! Definitely recommend this office for all routine Dental work!
April 5, 2024
Patti Howell
Traveling to Texas..my temp crown fell out... they worked me right in and it was LAST MINUTE.. Taylor was awesome and very sweet. I had Wainwright as a dentist very knowledgeable and helpful to work me in.. his assistant was extremely sweet as well.. GREAT PLACE 5 stars for me! Thank you!
March 26, 2024
Jane Gutierrez
My visit was great. Dr Taylor Made was very nice and thorough on what I needed I appreciated that. From Lupita who was working on me to Vicki who was working on my total bill, were both so sweet and very caring of my needs. The office was clean, the waiting was hardly nothing. I would sure recommend this dentist office to anyone who need dental work.
March 16, 2024
kim wynn
My first visit at Premier Dental Associates Inc, in one word was "AMAZING". Starting from my appointment confirmation, to the warm inviting greeting of the team, to the Dental Technicians professional care and finally to my doctor. The wholistic consultation for my problem to providing me with various solutions was very enlightening. The best part, was feeling confident in knowing I am being provided with quality service from a team that looks at providing me with Quality Results. Thank you so much.
March 13, 2024
Warren Serrani
I’ve been seeing Dr. Rita for the past 9 years - everything from general teeth cleanings to most recently my Invisalign treatment! Her knowledge and care has made such a difference in both my life and my smile. 🙂 The staff is a true highlight of this office & always make me feel so welcomed and cared for. Everyone from Cindy and Erica at the front desk, to all of the wonderful hygienists who have worked on me over the years. I can’t imagine doing anywhere else for all my dental needs.

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