Meet the Team
Marci – Office Manager
Marci has been with Dr. Tate’s office since December of 2009. She serves as our business office manager and helps with scheduling, insurance questions and helping coordinate treatment. She enjoys getting to know our patients and building a lasting relationship. Marci is a Michigan gal, and yes, she misses the snow and loves snowy days in Texas. Marci is married to the love of her life, Scott, and they have three amazing children, all married to wonderful spouses, and two precious granddaughters. She loves being Nana! Marci spends her free time reading, crocheting and playing her flute.
Deanna – Receptionist
Deanna was born and raised in Southlake, Texas. She is a mom of two, and she and her daughter recently renovated and moved into a home in historic downtown Grapevine. Deanna has been with Tate Family Dentistry since December of 2016. She serves at our front desk and is the most cheerful site to welcome each patient! As part of the Tate family, it’s pretty much in her blood to work here at the Tate Family Dentistry office. Her mother and grandmother both worked here for Dr. Tate’s father when he was practicing. Deanna says her favorite part of her job is interacting with the patients and forging relationships with them. Many patients may not know that Deanna was a member of Southlake Carroll’s Emerald Belles Drill Team in high school. Don’t forget to ask her to show you some of her moves next time you’re in the office!
Helen - Hygienist
After growing up in the Texas Panhandle, Helen, her husband, Mike and son have called the Dallas/Fort Worth area home for over 20 years. She is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1998 and has been a hygienist in our office since 1999. Helen enjoys getting to know each one of her patients and strives to make their appointment as gentle and relaxing as possible. When not working, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, being outdoors, and traveling.
Melissa - Hygienist
Melissa grew up in Austin and moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1986. She graduated from dental hygiene school in 1989 and began working for our office that same year. She has been happily married to her husband, Tony, since 1990. They have one child and a menagerie of pets including a variety of snakes. Melissa assists her husband in the care and breeding of Jungle Carpet Pythons, Green Tree Pythons and Carpondras.
Sarah - Dental Assistant
Sarah has been a dental assistant in our office since 1983. She grew up in Southlake, TX and graduated from Carroll High School. She and her husband have been married since 1993. Together, they shared the responsibilities of homeschooling their three children and are now enjoying watching their children as young adults. God and family are very important to Sarah and her family. They are members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alvord, TX. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
Erica - Dental Assistant
Erica grew up in El Paso. She moved to DFW in 2006 and loves it here! Erica started her dental career in 2009 and is proud to have called Tate Family Dentistry home since January 2013. Her compassionate and soft spoken nature makes her excel at helping patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Erica and her husband, Jose, have four boys-Eriq, Giovanni, Joey and Di’Angelo. She keeps busy running her boys around and doing the boy mom thing. She spends much of her time attending football practices and games, watching band performances, participating in church and outdoor activities, watching action movies, and, of course, cooking A LOT for her house full of boys! And she wouldn’t have it any other way!