Rex Swinney – Office Manager
Allison – Front Desk
Allison was born and raised in Tyler, Texas and graduated from Lindale Highschool in 2016. She attended TJC for 3 semesters before starting to work fulltime at the beginning of 2019 in the dental field. Allison truly believes what we do changes lives and shows up to work with a positive attitude every day to ensure the quality in our patient care. In her spare time Allison enjoys painting, traveling and being outside with her dog.
Ariel V. – Front Desk
Ariel recently starting working in the dental field the end of July 2020 of this year. She enjoys helping out the patients and treating them like family. She’s originally from Palestine, TX born and raised. She has a daughter who is her world. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Haylie – Front Desk
Haylie has always enjoyed working in the dental field and has been an amazing addition to our team! She greets all of our patients with a sweet smile and brightens everyone’s day. She enjoys spending time with her children and family outside of the office.
Dara – Front Desk
Dara has been in the dental field since 2010 and received her dental assisting license in 2012. She does everything she can to help make our patients’ visits a positive experience, both in and out of the chair. Dara loves to spend time with her daughters and loves watching them play soccer on the weekends
Tiffany G. – Front Desk
Tiffany began her career in the dental field in 2010. She works hard to make sure our patients have the best experience possible when they are in our office. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new things with her husband.
Tiffany D. – Dental Hygienist
In 2004, Tiffany began her career in hygiene. Swinney Dental welcomed her to the team in May of 2020. Her favorite part of being a hygienist is getting to know her patients and finishing their visit with a smile. During time outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, her puppy, Walter, playing golf and staying active and healthy.
Melissa – Dental Hygienist
Melissa has been an active part of the dental field since 2013. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a Dental Hygienist. She received her degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and she is involved with multiple dental hygiene study groups in order to stay current in the field. Her goal is to quickly make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust, and friendship with each one of them. She has an understanding nature which makes it easy for patients to feel comfortable. She is extremely devoted to educating patients on their individual needs. In her free time, she loves cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Mindy – Dental Hygienist
Mindy has been a hygienist since 1983 and has worked in Athens, Gladewater, and Tyler. She has been with Dr. Freeman for twenty-two years before joining our team here at Swinney Dental in January of 2020. Mindy has many patients she considers to be like family and she enjoys meeting and helping new people with their oral health. Mindy and her husband have five children and five grandchildren with one more on the way. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, reading, and snow skiing.
Sherrie - Dental Hygienist
Sherrie has been practicing dental hygiene since receiving her degree from TJC in 1986 and has been part of the Swinney Dental team since January of 2018. She has been married to her husband Greg for 32 years. They have 2 daughters. Sherrie enjoys staying current in her field by attending continuing education presentations throughout the year. She is passionate about getting to know her patients, making them feel at ease in the dental office and educating them to keep their smiles healthy. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and traveling to the mountains with her husband and 2 daughters.
Brittany – Dental Hygienist
Brittany has shown interest in the dental field ever since she was 15 years old, it was then when she decided to pursue Dental Hygiene. She graduated Tyler Junior College in May of 2014 and has been with Dr. Chip Swinney/Swinney Dental since April of 2016. She has a calming demeanor and bright smile that makes patients feel at ease. Brittany enjoys getting to know and establish great friendships with her patients - making them feel at home. She is committed to making her patients feel comfortable while helping them achieve their best oral health. Brittany is married to her husband Bryan and combined they have three children and two fur babies. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Marleny – Dental Assistant
Marleny has been a dental assistant for seventeen years and hopes to be in her role for many years to come. She loves her job because she finds it challenging, enjoyable, and interesting every day. She believes that the best part of her job is seeing her patients happy and leaving the chair with a smile. Marleny enjoys baking for her family in her free time.
Gina – Dental Assistant
Gina has been a dental assistant since 1993 with Dr. Chris Freeman and joined the Swinney Dental team at the beginning of 2020. She is married with two daughter and two dogs. Gina enjoys writing Christian screenplays, producing movies, and acting in her own movies.
Jackie – Dental Assistant
Jackie was born in California and moved to Tyler in 2005. She has been a dental assistant for two years and enjoys helping her patients have a pleasant experience at our office. She is furthering her education with the hopes of someday becoming a dentist herself. Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with loved ones.
Janee – Dental Assistant
Janee has been a dental assistant for 7 years and a member of our team since 2015. Her positive attitude and warm smile brightens everyone’s day! Outside of work, Janee enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves trying new recipes, baking, and working on crafts with her girls.
Erica – Dental Assistant
A native of Tyler, Texas, Erica joined out team in 2017. She is a registered dental assistant who works hard to ensure every patient receives quality care. She is dedicated to caring for the individual needs of patients and our patients enjoy the personal care and dedication Erica shows to everyone. She spends her free time traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.
Julia – Sterilization and Room Turnover
Julia started as an assistant in 2000. In 2005 she started working for Dr. Freeman as a sterilization tech. Since joining the team here at Swinney Dental, she handles room turnover and sterilization. She enjoys spending time with her family and shopping.