Ashley Sutak – Office Manager and New Patient Liaison
Ashley is wife to the wonderful Dr. Sutak and mother to three amazing children and two fur babies. She knows firsthand what a difference having a positive dental experience can make. In high school, she had a bad experience at a dental office and then avoided the dentist for 5 years!
Thankfully, with the gentleness, kindness, and patience of Dr. Sutak, she has not only overcome her fear, she loves getting her teeth cleaned and Dr Sutak has transformed her smile into one she loves. Together, Dr. Sutak and Ashley became passionate about changing what going to the dentist looks like. They had a dream of creating a spa-like, caring, relaxing, personalized experience. Lone Star Smiles was created!
When Ashley is not helping patients at Lone Star Smiles she enjoys reading a good book or traveling to spend precious time with her family.
Kaci – Lead Registered Dental Assistant
Kaci became a dental assistant in 2021. She decided to become a dental assistant after realizing how much she loved going to the dentist as a kid. An amazing fact about Kaci is she has only worked for Lone Star Smiles. She has been with Lone Star Smiles since the office opened its doors! By working with Lone Star Smiles she has grown a deep passion for dentistry, not only making people confident in their smiles through smile make-overs but also being able to help patients in pain. Kaci is determined to change the stigma and fear around dentistry by using her calming presence alongside Dr. Sutak to ease patients’ dental anxiety.
A little more about Kaci: She was born and raised in West Texas and has lived in Lubbock since 2020. She says there has never been a day she hasn’t wanted to go to work, because of the wonderful team she’s able to work with. When Kaci isn’t working on teeth, she loves to listen to music, go to concerts, and spend time with family and friends!
Sheryl – Registered Dental Assistant
Sheryl has been a registered dental assistant since 1992! Sheryl and her family came to our office as patients and really liked Dr. Sutak and his team which led her to working at Lone Star Smiles. What she enjoys most about working in the dental field is making patients feel comfortable and helping them overcome their fear of dental treatment. She moved to West Texas to be closer to her children who are both attending and alumni at Texas Tech University. GO RED RAIDERS! When Sheryl isn’t helping patients, she loves spending time on her ranch and with her family. She enjoys going to Tech sports games, spending time on the lake and hopes she will be able to get cows soon as they are her favorite animal!
“I love the way Dr. Sutak and Ashley show and express how much they appreciate their team and patients!” ~Sheryl
Mirth – Patient Care Coordinator
Hi there! My name is Mirth and I’m a patient care coordinator. You will usually see me at the front desk, but I help wherever I can as I am also a trained dental assistant! I was born in North Carolina and have lived all over the US, but I consider Lubbock my hometown. I love to learn new things, meet people, be outdoors, and go on spontaneous day trips. My goal is to make everyone smile when they are in Lone Star Smiles. I can’t wait to meet you!
Meegan – Patient Care and Insurance Coordinator
Meegan is our patient care coordinator! She works hard to get patients scheduled, checked in, and does the hard work of calling and verifying patients’ insurance prior to their visits. She worked as an R.N. in Colorado for 20 years before “retiring” and moving to Lubbock to be closer to her family! When Meegan isn’t filling the front desk with her kind smile she loves gardening (and loves trying to new recipes with her harvest), horses, traveling and spending time with her family!
Miranda – Registered Dental Hygienist
As a registered dental hygienist, Miranda is committed to providing compassionate and excellent dental care to our community as she was born and raised in West Texas. She is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of patients through ensuring their oral health is well taken care of and they are educated about their beautiful smiles. When Miranda isn’t helping patients at Lone Star Smiles, she likes to spend time with her cat and go on walks with her dog. She also likes to go on roadtrips with her parents and sisters. She hopes to go on a road trip to Destin, Florida soon to see the beautiful beach!