Our team has been together at Westgate Family Dental for over 20 years. Our dental team is dedicated, educated and always willing to help our patients with all their dental needs. If you have any questions, they will find the answer. They are experts in their specialty of the dental practice, from the front to the back to the doctors, they are prepared for any or all of your questions or concerns.
Christy, Administrative Coordinator
Christy, our Administrative Coordinator, grew up in South Austin and graduated from Bowie High School. Shortly after graduation she began working for Dr. Yarbrough and has been a part of our dental family since 1995. Christy takes care of the front office and business activities. She takes great joy in getting to know all of our patients and watching their kids grow up. With two small children of her own most of her time is spent with them and their numerous activities, including raising animals in their 4H club. When she manages to get time for herself, she enjoys shopping, camping and spending time with her family.
Liz, Financial Coordinator
Liz, our Financial Coordinator comes to us from Southern California. Even though she is a native Texan, she spent some of her childhood in Hawaii before moving to California. She moved back to Austin in 1985 and has been with the Westgate Family Dental since 1998. Prior to that, Liz earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts/American Studies from the University of Texas, but a family friend got her into dentistry in 1986. Liz takes great satisfaction assisting our patients with their insurance problems in effort to get their claims paid. On the weekends she loves to head out to the lake and takes a special interest in archaeology and geology.
Wendy, R.D.A., Clinical Supervisor
Wendy, our Clinical Supervisor, originally from the Pacific Northwest moved to Austin and has worked at Westgate Family Dental since 2004. As a Certified Dental Assistant she has combined her interest in science, art and people into helping create smiles. With her love of working with her hands, Wendy loves the intricate precision needed in transforming a person’s smile. Wendy is also our resident chef, if she isn’t in the operatory creating a beautiful smile, she is in the staff kitchen whipping up a 5 star lunch for the staff. In her spare time she enjoys all genres of music, traveling and cooking.
Originally from Southeast Texas, Melissa has lived between Austin and the Beaumont area for the last 15 years. After earning a Bachelor’s from Southwest Texas State University, she entered the dental field where she has worked in various positions for the last 11 years. Six years ago, after graduating from Lamar Institute of Technology as a hygienist, she moved to Austin for good and started working with Dr. Yarbrough. She finds educating her patients, improving their dental health and helping them feel comfortable with their smile to be the most rewarding parts of her job. At home she enjoys cooking, reading and family.
Shari has been with the Westgate Family Dental the longest, assisting Dr. Yarbrough since 1980. In 1978 Shari began her dental career in her hometown of Seguin and shortly after that moved to Austin and has worked with Dr. Yarbrough ever since. Patient care is her favorite aspect of assisting. On the weekends you can find Shari RVing and “junking” in various small Texas towns!
Mari, RDA Front Desk/Dental Assistant
Originally from Chicago, I moved to South Austin in 1998 and it has been home ever since. I began my career in dental Assisting after graduating from Austin Community College in 2005. I love helping people achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. On the weekends I like to hike in the greenbelt with my family or go camping or relax at home with a good movie or board game.
Katherine has been with Westgate Family Dental since 2015. Katherine grew up in Laredo Youngest of 3 girls and moved to San Antonio in 2004 and received her BS in Biology from UTSA. Went on to University of Texas Health & Science Center to earn 2nd BS in Dental Hygiene. She later worked in S.A. for 4 years before moving to Austin in 2015 with her husband Matt.
Katherine enjoys visiting with patients and being able to play a role in improving and maintaining their oral health. She also enjoys cooking, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends