Meet Our Staff

Dr-Waggener-Waco-Dentist-Office-StaffWe are proud that our staff has combined experience of more than 56 years working directly with Dr. Waggener. Our entire staff is trained in emergency care, and maintain current CPR certification.


AMY –
RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

Amy grew up in Llano, Texas and moved to Waco in 1990 to attend Texas State Technical Institute where she graduated as a dental assistant. She has been assisting Dr Waggener since February 1992. Amy lives in Bosqueville with her husband Russell and their youngest son Stephen, while their oldest boy Taylor attends the University of Texas at Austin. Amy enjoys trips to Austin to visit Taylor and attending Stephen’s baseball games.


ELAINE –
RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist

Elaine is from West. She keeps busy with her two girls, Kara and Kailey. They are all involved with their church in West and busy with sports. Kailey participates in volleyball and track while Kara is on the track team at Southwestern College in Kansas.

Elaine graduated from Tyler Junior College in 1991 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a hygienist with Dr. Waggener for 18 years. Elaine is certified in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, keeps up with the latest trends in dental technology, and prides herself in the continuing care of her patients.



JESSI –
RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist

Originally from the Waco area, Jessi was born and raised in Robinson, Texas. After graduating from Robinson High School, she moved to College Station and completed her Associate of Science Degree at Blinn College in Bryan. She continued her education at The University of Texas Dental School in Houston, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2010. After graduation she moved back to Aggieland and spent the next 4 years practicing dental hygiene before returning to Waco and joining Dr. Waggener’s team.

Jessi’s interests include wakeboarding, wakesurfing, working out, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She has a passion for health and says the most rewarding part of her job is having the opportunity to improve her patients’ overall health through the education of oral hygiene.



KENNA
– RDA – Registered Dental Assistant

Kenna is from east Texas where she attended East Texas Dental Assisting School to become an RDA. She has been assisting since 2007. Kenna lives in Lacy-Lakeview with her boyfriend Adam, his son Adam Shane and their dog/human, Jackson. When they have free-time they love to spend time with their family and friends. To them, that is the most important thing in life!


LIZ
– Clinic Administrator

Liz was born and raised in Waco, Texas where she attended Reicher Catholic High School. After graduation, she moved to San Antonio, Texas to play softball for St. Mary’s University. In 2004, she graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Her faith and ability to give to others is what defines her. She has an amazing son, Jacob, who is her world. They are an outdoor family who love hunting, fishing, football and baseball. They cannot get enough of Texas Rangers Baseball and those Baylor Bears. Sic’em Bears!! With over nine years of experience in the dental field, she has had the opportunity to obtain a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Liz feels very privileged to help lead a group of exceptional healthcare professionals here at Thomas W. Waggener DDS.