NORTHEAST TEXAS PERIODONTAL SPECIALISTS
Nathan E. Hodges, DDS, MS
Kimberly D. Sheppard, DDS, MS

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Elysha
Registered Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Paris, Texas. I started my dental career in 2007 as a dental assistant, then wanting to advance my career in a field I fell in love with I became a hygienist in 2011. After working nine years in general practice the opportunity became available and I was blessed to begin working with the amazing team here. I look forward to helping our patients accomplish their goals and provide the highest standard of care. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jared and son, Ty. We live on a ranchette half way between Paris and Rockwall that provides hours of endless fun, adventure and at times a lot of hard work.

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Angela
REgistered Dental Hygienist

My name is Angela and we moved to the Paris area 3 years ago. We love the kind people here and beautiful scenery all around.  I graduated from the University of Texas School Of Dentistry Dental Hygiene program in Houston in 2006. I enjoy helping my patients have a healthy mouth and smile.   I’m married to Sam and we have four sweet kids. In my spare time I like the outdoors, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you!

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Stacie
Patient Care Coordinator

I joined the team here at NTPS 3 years ago and I am privileged to be one of the first people to welcome you to our office.  My mission is to put every patient at ease from their first visit through scheduling procedures and making sure our flexible financial options are explained.  I worked for several years in the medical field before coming to work with Dr. Hodges and Dr. Sheppard.  My husband and I came to Rockwall 11 years ago and have raised our 2 boys here.  I am an active member of LakePointe Church where I help as a Mentoring Mom.

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Jason
Registered Dental Hygienist

In 2017, I joined Dr. Hodges’ team at Northeast Texas Periodontal Specialists and am delegated with providing Perioscopy in the Rockwall, Paris and Fort Worth locations. Through Dr. Hodges’ Dental Study Club, I have had the pleasure to provide continuing education courses on Perioscopy to hundreds of other dental professionals introducing them to periodontal endoscopy and its benefits for my patients. Outside of dentistry, I love to spend time with my family. My wife, Michelle, is currently working in Wylie ISD. Our two children, Seth (14), Blake (6) keep us very busy with various activities. I am a Basic Life Support, Adult/Child/Infant CPR, Basic First Aid and Epinephrine Administration Certified Instructor through the American Safety and Health Institute and provide certifications to healthcare professionals and laypersons throughout Texas.

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Sandy
Registered Dental Assistant

After growing up in Tyler Texas, Sandy moved to the Rockwall area in 2016. She has been working in dentistry for 35 years and has been with our practice for 4 years. Sandy loves to build a trusting relationship with her patients and educate them on their dental health. On the weekends, you can find her living life to the fullest while traveling, camping and exploring with her husband. Her golden doodle and family brings her so much happiness while keeping her busy when she is not with her wonderful periodontal team. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” – Bob Goff

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Jill
Insurance Coordinator

I joined the NTPS team in June 2019, following a career in teaching.  I was raised in Rockwall.  I have one daughter and two sons, and I am an avid animal lover.  I enjoy working in the city where I live and making connections and forming relationships with our patients.  My hope is that I am one of the first friendly faces that our patients encounter, and that I make them feel comfortable and welcomed.  I handle all insurance claims and insurance related questions, along with scheduling their appointments and procedures. I am truly blessed to love where I am employed!

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