At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

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. She and Scott are very active at their church, First Baptist in Grapevine

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 share the responsibilities of homeschooling two of their three children. Their oldest daughter is currently doing online college courses. 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!

Sally – Dental Assistant

Sally has 15 years experience in the dental field.  She loves every moment she spends in the profession, but most enjoys the personal relationship she forms with each patient. Sally was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Weatherford, Texas when she was 14. Since she has lived in Texas for over 20 years, she officially calls herself a Texan!  She resides in Hurst with her family and loves their neighborhood. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Federico. They have 4 wonderful children, Joseph, Sonja, Justin and Audrey who attend school in Birdville ISD.  In her spare time, Sally enjoys couponing, shopping, movie nights, starting new projects at home, and she’s a big boxing fanatic! But most of all, Sally loves spending time with family and friends.