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Dr. Tyler Ferris

Dr_Tyler_Ferris_2015.jpgDr. Ferris was born in San Antonio and raised in Brady, Texas. After earning his bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University, he gained early acceptance into the number one ranked dental school in the country at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. There he received numerous awards and was valedictorian of his class. He then received his orthodontic specialty training at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Orthodontics. In May 2003, Dr. Ferris was awarded the Earl Shepard Award of Distinction for achieving the highest score in the nation on the American Board of Orthodontics Phase II Examination, which tests one’s knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of various orthodontic problems. He has lectured at the Gorman Institute annual meeting and served as an instructor at the Charles H. Tweed Orthodontic Foundation seminar in 2004.

Dr. Ferris has been in practice since 2001. Dr. Ferris and his wife, Sharlynn, reside in Boerne with their daughters Madison and Emmy. His interests outside of orthodontics include time with family, church activities, exercising and being outdoors.


Dr. Megan Hembree

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Dr. Megan Hembree, a native of the West Texas town of Muleshoe and began her career in orthodontics working as a chairside assistant throughout college for Dr. Christopher Anderson in Lubbock. Dr. Hembree graduated first in her class at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, before completing her Orthodontic residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. She has been in private practice in San Antonio since September 2007.

Dr. Hembree was the recipient of numerous awards during her educational experience at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, including:
•    The Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry (2005)
•    The William S. Kramer Award of Excellence (2005)
•    The M. Franklin Dolwick Research Award (2004)

Dr. Hembree also served on numerous committees and served as a class officer throughout dental school. During her orthodontic training she received her Master’s degree conducting research with temporary anchorage devices used in orthodontics which was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in March 2009.

With an impressive list of educational achievements, Dr. Hembree continues to approach the study and practice of orthodontics with relentless enthusiasm. She truly enjoys what she does!

She met and married her husband, Ben Hembree, a San Antonio native, as a volunteer leader for Young Life while she was in dental school. Together they enjoy spending time with their two children, Chance and Hallie, and three dogs, Boomer, Bailey, and Sealy. Outside the office Dr. Hembree enjoys activities at her church as well as snow skiing, working out, and spending time with her family.


Amanda

Position: Treatment coordinator

Why did you choose your profession? This profession chose me! As a patient to the orthodontist who did my braces I grew to love this field. I started to work for him part time during my senior year of high school and have not stopped since then! That was almost 12 years ago. Seeing what we can do and how we can change people’s lives one smile at a time is why I have not left orthodontics. It is a beautiful thing and being a part of it is a true blessing.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? May 2012

What schooling have you accomplished? I have graduated high school and have received my certification in dental assisting.

Favorite part of your job?  The before and after! I love seeing a patient who swore off smiling before braces then who cannot stop smiling after. Making this a fun place to come to is great too! I remember loving all the people who worked for my orthodontist (it's why I never left!) and now being able to do that for our patients makes me really happy.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes; 13-16.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love spending time with my growing family! When I'm not busy being a Mama to my 1 year old or spending time with my husband I love to read and take pictures. We are currently expecting our second child which we are all so excited about!

Your favorite Day is spent....  My husband and I playing with our little one!


Audrey

Position: Clinical Coordinator

Audrey.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? Enjoy seeing the end result in our patients smile.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? 2006

What schooling have you accomplished? San Antonio Medical and Dental Assisting

Favorite part of your job?  Meeting new people and enjoy my work family

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? At age 25.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Watching movies and spending time with family and my French Bulldog, Addie

Your favorite Day is spent....  Somewhere near the water!



Brandi

POSITION: ASSISTANT

Brandi.jpgBrandi joined our team in 2008. Brandi has been in the orthodontic field for 12 years.

Brandi has been blessed to be married to an amazing man for 14 years. They have three children Jericka, Janelle, Elijah and a grandson, Brandon. They also have a four legged princess named, Nena.

Brandi enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones. She thanks God for all her blessings big and small. Brandi knows the best thing in life is to let go and let God take care of it all.



Brenda G.

POSITION: ASSISTANT

BrendaG_04Feb2015.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? To help individuals boost their confidence by bringing out their beautiful smiles.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? 2013

What schooling have you accomplished?
Registered Dental Assistant Certificate
Associate Degree in Business
Medical Office Specialist
Hemodialysis Certification

Favorite part of your job?  Helping others Smile and seeing them change through treatment

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes. Now.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Spending time with family. Attending church. Cooking.

Your favorite Day is spent....  Helping others.


Brenda R.

POSITION: ASSISTANT

BrendaR.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I am a people person love to know that my super power is to create smiles and lift the confidence of others!!!

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? 3 and a half years ago

Favorite part of your job?  Seeing the faces of our patients and making new smiles bright along with my Ferris family.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? I had braces at 30.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love to go to the hill country and spend time with my family.

Your favorite Day is spent....  Raising my mini-me.​​



Caroline

POSITION: ASSISTANT

Caroline_04Feb2015.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? Wanted to be in the health field and help others, when I started working for my first doctor in 1989, I knew this is what I wanted to do, make people smile.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? 2012

What schooling have you accomplished? Just high school, got on-job training

Favorite part of your job? Meeting new people every day, changing their lives when they see their beautiful smile, working with a great group of girls and wonderful and caring doctors.

Did you have braces? If so, how old were you? Yes, 13.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Spending time with family and enjoying my grandson while he lives with me while daddy is deployed. Seeing my daughter when she comes home from college (Longhorns).

Your favorite Day is spent.... Making smiles happen!


Chezna

POSITION: ASSISTANT

 

 

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Cindy

Position:  Office Manager

Cindy.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? It kind of found me. I met Dr. Ferris when I was in braces and the rest is history!

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  May 2004

What schooling have you accomplished? I have a BS in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University.

Favorite part of your job? I love the awesome people I work with; they are my second family!!

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? at 43.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Spending time with family and friends and quilting.

Your favorite Day is spent.... Creating quilts for the special people in my life.


Darlene

Position: Treatment Coordinator

Darlene2016.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I started assisting in the 80's part-time while I was in college and loved the upbeat atmosphere.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? March 2016

What schooling have you accomplished? Three years of college at Sam Houston State University (maybe I will finish one day)!

Favorite part of your job? The excitement of our patients when they are getting their braces on and when they get them off.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? 14

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Being with my family, baking and traveling.

Your favorite Day is spent.... Floating the river


Debbie

Position: Schedule Coordinator

Debbie_04Feb2015.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I have worked for an optometrist part time and full time for 28 years in Louisiana and God blessed me with this position with Dr. Ferris when I moved to San Antonio.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? 2012

What schooling have you accomplished? Graduated from University of Louisiana in Monroe.

Favorite part of your job? Meeting new people and getting to know people.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes in high school and had new braces with Dr. Ferris a year ago.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love being with my family and doing anything outside and hiking the hills of San Antonio

Your favorite Day is spent.... Just give me the beach!


Heather

POSITION: ASSISTANT

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Jessica

POSITION: ASSISTANT

 

 

Jessica_04Feb2015.jpgJessica has lived in San Antonio all of her life. She received her Orthodontics Dental Assistant training from SAMSA and has been in the field for the past 13 years.

Jessica is married to her wonderful husband, Bobby, and has a beautiful dog named Bella. She enjoys running and spending time with her family.

Jessica loves Orthodontics because it gives her a chance to meet new people and see the end results.



Lauren

Position: Scheduling Coordinator

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Why did you choose your profession?I like the challenge my job presents in helping the schedule run smoothly and accommodating patients' requests.

 When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  July 2015

What schooling have you accomplished? B.A. in History

Favorite part of your job? I love the atmosphere at Ferris Orthodontics and working in a truly positive and energetic environment. I feel honored to be a member of such a professional and caring team.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes, at age 16.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Home improvement projects, thrift store shopping, reading and hanging out with family and friends.

Your favorite Day is spent....  At home with my husband of 19 years and my three school-age daughters.



Lindsay

Position: Public Relations/ Marketing Director

Lindsay_04Feb2015.jpgWhy did you choose your profession?  It found me, and God is so good! I am a former high school teacher and coach.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  Spring 2010

What schooling have you accomplished?  Graduate of Smithson Valley High School! Go Rangers! Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 1998! Whoop!

Favorite part of your job?  I can't list them all....but first...working with our awesome patients and families. Working with a staff that is like a second family and working with our local community and schools!

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you?  Yes! I was in 8th & 9th grades!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love spending my free time with my family and friends, working out and participating in sports, watching my kids sporting events, being outdoors, camping, gardening, etc...

Your favorite Day is spent....  Traveling with my husband and three girls! 



Lisa B.

Position: Treatment Coordinator

Lisa_04Feb2015.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I have always wanted to be in the dental field in some way or another. Orthodontics was the most fun, energetic place to be. 23 years later... :)

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? December 2005

Favorite part of your job? Meeting new people Enjoy seeing patients grow-up with their new, beautiful smile. We have awesome patients and parents, who become friends as well Our staff is like family and I love working with them.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes, twice. Please wear your retainers!! 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Watching my home town Nebraska Football. GO BIG RED!! Spending time with my family. I have a daughter, Kara, who is a Freshman at Champion High School, and a son, Evan, who is a 5th grader at FORE. I have been happily married for 19 years and we enjoy going to the movies, spending time with one another and enjoy running outdoors.

Your favorite Day is spent....  with family, traveling


Lisa M.

Position: Scheduling Coordinator

LisaM.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I won 1st place in the 2nd grade for my dental poster and started loving the dental field, even though I was a terrible patient. Later, I started having a lot of dental & orthodontic treatment done and lost my fear of the dentist. I wanted to work with people to help them get over their fear of the dentist.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? April 2013

What schooling have you accomplished? I graduated from Judson High School, and San Antonio College of Medical & Dental Assisting.

Favorite part of your job? Greeting patients, and meeting new patients all the time. Working with a great group of people who loves their job, including me!

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? I was 16 years old.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love going to antique shops, yard sales, and resale shops. I also like working with my plants and watching movies.

Your favorite Day is spent....  Shopping in small towns with my daughter, Dara.



Lori

Position: Scheduling Coordinator

LoriB.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I have worked in the medical field as a receptionist/scheduling coordinator for 30 years. I feel that I am outgoing and friendly and love working with the public.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  January 2015

What schooling have you accomplished? High School Diploma

Favorite part of your job? Knowing that I have made patients and parents comfortable and happy with their experience here. I also love working with so many different coworkers and getting to know them

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Never had braces before but in treatment now at age 55.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Walking, reading, spending time with my 3 grandchildren.

Your favorite Day is spent.... Relaxing and spending time with my kids and grandkids.



Mel

Position:  Orthodontic Assistant

Melf.JPGWhy did you choose your profession?  I chose this profession to be able to see the difference a beautiful smile can make in a person’s life and being a part of the process is very rewarding. A smile can build a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence to a whole new level.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  October 2014

What schooling have you accomplished? I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1997 with honors and attended San Antonio College from 1997-2000.

Favorite part of your job? Favorite part of my job is seeing a person’s reaction to their new beautiful smile. I also enjoy being a huge part of the transformation.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes, at the age of 28.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy spending time with my goofy husband Ben and our kids Gabe(20), Marisa(15), and Chloe(13). We love movie/game nights with our extended family, gym time, and the outdoors. Of course, there is our crazy fur baby, a Boston Terrier named Harley, who is constantly making us laugh.

Your favorite Day is spent....  Wearing pj’s all day!



Pennie

Position: Treatment Coordinator

PennieS.JPGWhy did you choose your profession? I went to dental assistant school and loved the profession. I love being a part of helping to create beautiful smiles.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? August 2014

What schooling have you accomplished? Dental Assistant at TSTC Waco Texas 1996

Favorite part of your job? Helping patients have confidence in their smile.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Yes as a child.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I enjoy go to the beach, camping, hiking and anything outdoors. Spending time with family and friends.

Your favorite Day is spent.... Relaxing with family and friends.



Rebecca

Position: Financial Coordinator

Rebecca.jpgWhen did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  October 2010

Favorite part of your job? I enjoy working with such an amazing group of people. But I mostly love that the smiles, conversations and friendships we share here at work carry over to connect with our patients. I feel like such a bigger part of the community working here. The many faces and people that we get to connect with is a rare thing to find in a workplace. Our patients are our friends as well, and I love that!!

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? I had braces from the age of 34 to 36.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I ran my first half marathon in 2011 and was hooked after that. I have run 3 marathons and many other shorter distant races since then. I also love hiking, biking, camping, and really anything to do in the great outdoors!

Your favorite Day is spent.... My favorite days are spent with my son, Ashton, doing something active like hiking or biking.



Rosalie

Position: Insurance Coordinator

Rosalie.JPGWhy did you choose your profession? I chose this profession to utilize my experience in customer service and business administration.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics? April 2015

What schooling have you accomplished? BBA Marketing with minor in Economics

Favorite part of your job? The favorite part of my job is claims investigation, which includes following up on claim status.

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? No

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love to garden. I also enjoy baking and family get together.

Your favorite Day is spent....  Traveling

 


Sara

Position: Orthodontic Assistant

Sara.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? My previous employer hired me as a treatment coordinator, and decided to one day show me the process of bonding braces. I was immediately intrigued, and wanted to learn more.

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  May 2016

What schooling have you accomplished? Grace King High in Metairie, LA
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Favorite part of your job? I absolutely love the reaction of our patients when they see their final result smile.

Did you have braces? Yes, I was 23.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love venturing out in my new city by going out to eat at local restaurants, being a newbie at hiking and camping, and enjoying as many state parks with my boyfriend and new furry baby Arya. Traveling back home to New Orleans is always on my list, especially during crawfish season while i patiently wait for football season to start, Who Dat!

Your favorite Day is spent.... Relaxing at Destin Beach, Florida with family and friends.


Shari

Position: Front Desk

Shari_04Feb2015.jpgWhy did you choose your profession? I Really Do Love People...

When did you start working for Ferris Orthodontics?  May 2005

What schooling have you accomplished? High School

Favorite part of your job? Interacting with the patients and working with this awesome group of people!!!

Did you have braces? If so...how old were you? Nope

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Shopping, Church Activities, Gardening

Your favorite Day is spent.... With my family!!


Jen

POSITION: Assistant 

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 Adrianna

POSITION: ASSISTANT 

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