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Our Waco Dental Staff

Our staff is top-notch! Each one of these professionals navigate patients through their office experiences and keep our practice running smoothly, cleanly, and efficiently! If you love our dental practice, tell your friends and family about us! Plus, tell Dr. Cobb so we can recognize and celebrate specific above-and-beyond service! If you can offer us ways to improve, never hesitate to let us know!

Dental Hygienists

Gail, RDH

Gail is a country girl from Bosque County, and has been in the dental field for over 35 years.  She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at TSTC and worked as an orthodontic assistant for 25 years. To further her education and advance her career level, she attended the Temple College Dental Hygiene program and graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Gail tailors her clinical skills for each patient and helps each one achieve optimal oral health while stressing its connection to systemic whole-body health. She stays current on new research that pertains to advances in care for periodontal disease and grows professionally through continuing education programs.

Horses are her passion!  Some people take Zoloft for stress, but Gail rides her horse or takes long walks in nature with her dogs to admire God's work.

Jennifer, RDH

Jennifer is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is a 2000 graduate of Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Texas, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She joined our practice in 2013 and has a great deal of insight on how to keep your mouth healthy. Jennifer enjoys taking the time to develop a relationship with each patient she sees. She loves getting to know all her patients and keeping them happy in the chair as well as educating them to a healthy smile. Patients love her joyful personality and benefit from her thorough and specialized skills. Jennifer is married and has three boys. They enjoy spending time together as a family and stay very busy attending all of the boys’ activities.

Regina, RDH

Regina, a Registered Dental Hygienist, has always had a love for the dental field starting at an early age. She began her dental career in 2004 practicing as a registered dental assistant. She continued her education and graduated in 2015 from the Blinn College Dental Hygiene School in Bryan, Texas. During her time in hygiene school, Regina received the Colgate Student Total Achievement Recognition award. Regina is so friendly, warm, and peppy! She brings a wealth of current dental hygiene best practices to our office.

Veronika, RDH

Veronika started her dental career in 2009 after completing the TSTC dental program here in Waco. She fell in love with the dental field, and decided to go back to school for dental hygiene. After graduation in 2013 at TSTC Harlingen, she moved back to Waco to be close to family which is very important to her. Veronika loves getting to know her patients and creating personal relationships with them. She strives to make each dental experience pleasant through her positive and caring attitude. She is passionate about educating patients on how to keep up their oral health through teaching oral hygiene habits and nutrition.

Veronika is married with two kids. Both of their children play sports, and they stay busy between practices, games, and church activities. She likes to stay active whether it is running outdoors or going to the gym with her husband. 


Front office

Dana, Financial and Treatment Coordinator

Dana is originally from San Saba, Texas. She moved to the Waco area to attend college, and graduated from TSTC dental assisting program in 2001.  Dana met her husband while in school and has been here ever since. She worked as a registered dental assistant and office assistant for five years before joining our practice in 2005.

Not only does Dana greet and serve our patients in the front office, she offers exceptional customer service regarding treatment planning, scheduling, and financial arrangements.

Dana has two daughters. Kinzie, her oldest, keeps Dana very busy traveling with her Buzz Fastpitch softball team.  Preslie, the youngest is following in her sister’s footsteps and also plays select softball with Firecrackers.  She loves spending time with family, hauling the girls to practices and games, and every chance she gets she loves getting caught up with friends.

Carrie, Hygiene and Scheduling Coordinator

Carrie worked as a machine operator at a manufacturing plant for 20 years. Once her children graduated, she decided to go back to school. She graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant from TSTC in 2010. She enjoyed being a chairside assistant but has excelled working in other roles in our practice. Carrie has a gentle and pleasant personality, and assists patients in-person and on the phone.
Born and raised in Waco, Carrie married and moved to McGregor where they have raised their children.

Dental Assistants

Virginia, RDA

Virginia Diaz received her dental assistant training at TSTC and graduated in 1977.  After graduation, she worked alongside Dr. Morton, and then Dr. Cobb beginning in 2011.  She continues to stay current with the latest dental advancements through continuing education courses.  She is CPR Certified and is bilingual which helps with Spanish speaking patients.

Virginia is Dr. Cobb’s primary chairside assistant and has an excellent rapport with patients. She is highly skilled, witty, and hard working.

A native of Central Texas, Virginia and her husband Lupe have three sons and one grandson, Louis, their joy!  Virginia enjoys family get-togethers, gardening, cooking, and playing with their dog, Jeni.

Christy, RDA

Christy grew up in Lorena. She graduated from the TSTC dental assisting program in 1988. She has over 20 yrs of experience in all aspects of the dental field.

Patients love Christy’s efficient work and warm personality. Working as Dr. Evans’ primary chairside assistant, Christy performs a range of tasks for patients at each visit. Christy sterilizes equipment, prepares treatment rooms, directly assists Dr. Evans, and takes care of her patients like family.

She and her husband Jimbo own Playdium Pool Company in West. This keeps her very busy in the summer! She loves spending time with her family and enjoys rodeoing with her 2 children Kristyn and Karson.

Elizabeth, RDA

Elizabeth grew up in Robinson. She completed the dental assistant program at TSTC in 2009. Elizabeth stays very busy with her daughter Rileigh. She enjoys her time with family and running trails at Cameron Park.

Our staff is top-notch! We welcome patients, navigate them through each office experience, assist with insurance questions, and keep our practice running smoothly and efficiently!  When choosing from among the many dentists in Waco, you deserve the highest level of service. We are here to make sure that you have the highest quality care and service. If you love our dental practice, tell your friends and family about us! If you can offer us ways to improve, never hesitate to let us know!

113 Burnett Court, Waco, TX 76712 USA
Nick Cobb, DDS Ron Evans, DDS Our dentists at Hearts of Texas smiles take pride in their ability to restore and enhance their patients bright smiles. (254) 400-2230 (254) 224-6066