Meet Our Team
Dr. Dana Doan
Dr. Dana Doan is a board-certified pediatric dentist who truly believes in the early prevention of dental problems and educating families about life-long healthy teeth. She uses age-appropriate techniques to provide exceptional care for you and your children. Getting to know the uniqueness of each child, building a trusting relationship, and understanding each family's individual needs are how she delivers gentle dentistry and creates positive dental experiences. In college, while teaching kindergarten and first grade Sunday school, Dr. Doan realized how rewarding it was to work with children, so she pursued a career that did just that!
Dr. Doan has been a life-long resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with an undergraduate degree in Biological Science. After graduating with second scholastic honors from her class at Baylor college of Dentistry, she embarked on her dream to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
Dr. Doan completed her pediatric dental residency and received a Master of Science in Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. During residency she gained knowledge in all phases of pediatric dentistry, including comprehensive oral health care for the well child, the medically compromised child and the child with special health care needs. Extensive experience is provided in the areas of sedation, analgesia and general anesthesia to deliver quality dental care.
After completing residency and gaining experience in private practice for several years, Dr. Doan (“Dr. Dana” as children call her) decided to move back to the DFW area to open a one-of-a-kind pediatric dental practice. She is excited to now have the opportunity to give back to her community.
When not at the office, Dr. Doan likes to spend time with her husband, Dan, their dog, Lucky, and catching up with friends. Her other hobbies include traveling, cooking, playing board games, and working out!
Honor and Awards:
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomat
- Certificate of Residency of Pediatric Dentistry
- Master of Science in Dentistry
- Second Scholastic honors for the Dental Class of 2011
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Dean’s Honor List
- Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington
- Golden Key International Society Member
- Outstanding Teacher Award at First Lady of Fatima Church
- The State of Texas Honor Graduate (Valedictorian of high school)
- Texas Mission of Mercy
- Give Kids a Smile Day
- Connections Resource Fair for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs
- Mentor for the Summer Pre-Dental Enrichment Program
- Project Dental Awareness
- Salvation Army
- Mission Arlington (Allen Saxe Dental Clinic)
- Sunday school teacher/Choir member
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society
- Texas Dental Association
- Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity
- American Dental Association
Vanessa - Lead Registered Dental Assistant
Vanessa received her Registered Dental Assistant license at Collin College in 2007. Vanessa started in general dentistry, until she realized how much she loved working with kids, so she decided to join the world of pediatric dentistry and has been in the field for 6 yrs. She also has the following certifications; coronal polishing, sealant placement, nitrous, and CPR. She maintains her certifications by taking continue education classes every year. She is currently enrolled at Collin College to receive an Associate’s Degree in Science, and pursuing enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program. Vanessa is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Outside work and school, Vanessa loves to spend time with her husband and their two children. Her hobbies include going to museums, traveling, playing soccer, and visiting local coffee shops. She teaches 3rd grade faith formation at her church and volunteers at her children’s elementary school.
Kelsey - Registered Dental Assistant
Kelsey attended the University of North Texas in 2015, where she received her Registered Dental Assistant license. She also has obtained certification in CPR and nitrous. Kelsey worked in general dentistry for two years right out of school knowing she would want to pursue Pediatrics. Kelsey has always loved working with children and has experience with kids and young adults through working in daycares and being an at home nanny full time while in college.
She also loves animals, so outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dogs and friends hiking at the lake. With her family living locally, she also enjoys spending time with them and traveling. She looks forward to having children of her own in the future.
Lindsay - Patient Care Coordinator
Lindsay is the Patient Coordinator here at Sea of Smiles. She will work with your schedule to accommodate your most convenient time. Her persistence helps patients to be on top of their dental care!
Lindsay enjoys her position very much as it allows her to interact with each and every patient on a personal level. Lindsay grew up in Columbus, Georgia ( GO DAWGS ) and now resides in Denton. She loves working in this office because we have amazing patients, a great team, and a terrific doctor! It feels like working with family. When she’s not working with her “office family “, she is spending time with her two young and energetic children, Emma Grace and Brodie Scott. Outside of work you can find Lindsay spending time with her family on the lake kayaking and playing water sports! She is devoted to making your experience at our office comfortable and enjoyable.
Lily - Patient Care Coordinator
Lily has been with our office since May of 2017. She loves working with our children and parents, making their dental visit fun and memorable. If you have called our office, chances are you have spoken with her! She looks forward to starting her dental career to further grow her knowledge and help the beautiful smiles of our future. Lily has younger siblings and was their babysitter for years, so being around kids is nothing new for her. In her free time Lily enjoys spending time with her husband, and long walks with her German Shepherd "Odin" and keeping up with high school football! She is also bi-lingual in English and Spanish.