AboutHigh Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry

At High Plains Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, our goal is to provide the periodontal care patients need with an emphasis on attention to detail and personalized care. Far too often, people will assume regular dental checkups and brushing teeth are all they need to keep up their oral health. The truth is that cleaning is not always going to be enough once there is an infection or other dental problem. That is where we come in.

We provide personalized periodontal care for each patient since no patient is exactly like another. With this in mind, we also have our team attend continuing education courses to provide patients with quality care and periodontal services. There is no reason for you to continue struggling with missing teeth or other dental issues when we can provide the treatment you need. Call us today.

Dr. Joseph Dylan Everett, DDS

Originally from further north in the Texas Panhandle, Dr. Everett was born in Amarillo to a great family of ranchers and farmers, and called the nearby town of Stratford, Texas his home. After graduating high school as salutatorian in his class, he attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry while participating on the football and track teams. It was during the summer breaks that, under Dr. Dennis Plunk’s mentorship in his general dentistry office in Dumas, Texas, Dr. Everett found his calling into the dental field.

Dr. Everett earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. During his dental training he discovered his passion for surgical procedures and decided to pursue his specialty training in Periodontics. After completing a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology at Texas A&M University, Dr. Everett decided it was time to return to the Texas Panhandle.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Kelsey, a radiology technician. They are proud to call Lubbock their new home and hope to raise their daughter, Hadleigh, in the same West Texas traditions that he grew up in.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Periodontists
  • Texas Society of Periodontists
  • The American Board of Periodontology
  • Active Member of American Academy of Periodontology Specialists in Periodontics
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist
  • International Team of Implantology
  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
  • Certifications:

  • Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Dr. Marshall W. Morgan, DDS

    Dr. Morgan graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then continued onto dental school, and graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, along with his Master of Science in Dentistry and periodontal certification.

    He has been in private practice in Odessa, Texas since 1980. He has performed over 12,000 periodontal cases and done over 3,500 soft tissues grafts, including connective tissue and Alloderm. Dr. Morgan is also a graduate of the Misch Implant Institute and has successfully placed more than 8,200 dental implants including prominent brands such as Nobel Biocare, Straumann, and Biohorizons. He has done approximately 75 All-on-Four® Treatment Concept cases, all of which were exclusively Nobel Biocare.

    Outside of work, his hobbies include golfing, flying, and reading. His favorite topics to read about are church history, apologetics, and Ben Hogan. Dr. Morgan is a proud member of the Baptist congregation.

    Dr. Morgan has been married to his beautiful wife Debbie for 40 years and has three wonderful sons. They have two young grandchildren, which Dr. Morgan and Debbie absolutely adore!

    Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • Southwest Society of Periodontology
  • Texas Society of Periodontology
  • Permian Basin District Dental Society
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Certifications:

  • Texas State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Dr. Michelle M. Torres

    Dr. Michelle M. Torres was born and raised in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Arecibo, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Torres then received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Puerto Rico – Medical Science Campus. After dental school, she attended Nova Southeastern University where she completed a three-year residency and received her periodontal certification, along with her Master of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Torres was also honored to serve as Chief Resident during her last year in Perio residency, a very distinguished honor as there is only one person nominated to serve this position throughout the entire year!

    Michelle met her husband, Rohit, in dental school where they were both pursuing their post-graduate programs. When Michelle isn’t at work, her hobbies include salsa dancing, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Isha and Puffy. Michelle and Rohit are excited to call Lubbock their home.

    Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Meet The Team

    Michael Don Everett

    Administrative Assistant, Office Support Coordinator

    Mike was born in Dumas, Texas, and was raised on the family farm. He attended and graduated from Stratford High School with honors. After graduation, he traveled around the country and worked a variety of different jobs, until he found his wife, Reyna. They married and had three beautiful children, Joseph Dylan, Ixchel Rhiannon, and Sinead Ixbelca’an.

    Mike then attended the University of Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and Master of Arts in Geography. During this time, he worked for the Texas Historical Commission and Texas Historical Atlas.

    He returned to the farm but still had a passion for learning. While on the farm, he was offered a position with Heifer International as Southwest Field Coordinator. He became very passionate about their mission of working with limited resource farmers/ranchers to increase income and nutrition. His interest in traditional farming paradigms led him to Holistic Management, which he studied for several years. He is very passionate about protecting the environment along with continuing education.

    Mike joined High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry family in 2018 and “enjoys the camaraderie of the team and the chance to work with two of his children and daughter-in-law.” When he’s not being the Jack-of-all-trades and keeping everyone on their toes at the office, you can find Mike spending time with his granddaughter, working in the garden, or reading.

    Kelsey Everett

    Office Manager & Financial Consultant

    Kelsey is from Decatur, Texas, where she graduated from Decatur High School. She attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband, Dr. Everett. After attending McMurry for two years and competing in track and field, she transferred to the University of North Texas in Denton, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

    After graduation, she worked several years at South Denton Animal Hospital where she multitasked as a receptionist and assistant to the veterinarian. She then decided to return to school to continue her education at Baylor University Medical Center’s Allied Health School of Radiologic Sciences, where she received her certificate in radiologic technology in 2013. She worked at Baylor Regional Medical Center in Irving for two and a half years before moving to Lubbock. She has since joined the High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry family in 2018, where she strives to “provide the best possible options and solutions for each of our patients while gaining their trust.”

    Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves watching her daughter, Hadleigh, grow and change every day. She is a huge sports fan and loves the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. She is an animal lover and has three dogs that she loves to cuddle with.

    April Buckelew

    Financial and Insurance Coordinator

    April was born and raised in Plainview, Texas, where she attended and graduated Plainview High School.

    April has worked in the dental field for over 12 years and continues to be in the field because of her love and dedication to help patients with all their needs. “Being able to meet new patients and able to see their transformation from start to finish, and the confidence they have when they leave the office after everything, is such an experience and I love it!” April joined the High Plain Periodontics and Implant Dentistry family in June 2018.

    April is happily married to her husband, Bryan, with one stepson, Andrew. She lives by her favorite quote daily, “Enjoy the little things in life…for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things”, as she and her husband enjoy mud racing, fishing, kayaking and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors.

    Melissa S.

    Assistant Office Manager

    Ashley L.

    Front Office Coordinator

    Jerrica I.

    Surgical Dental Assistant & Dental Implant Coordinator

    Susan B

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Jessica Mendez

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Jessica was born and raised in Lynn County, Texas. Jessica is a graduate of Amarillo College School of Dental Hygiene class of 2017. Her passion for a career in dentistry led her to pursuing her degree in dental hygiene. Jessica enjoys her job and loves performing at a high level. She is very big on helping others and will go out of her way to put the next person first.

    She is driven by her ambitions and strives to always do her absolute best. She has continued her education by taking further education courses and seminars. Jessica is happily married to her college sweetheart, Michael, and hopes to one day start a family of her own. In her spare time, she loves date nights with her husband and spending time with family.

    Dylan Hickmott

    Sterilization Tech, Surgical Dental Assistant

    Dylan was born in Levelland, Texas and almost immediately was swept into the life of a world traveler. With the United States Air Force, Dylan’s family has lived in Texas, New York, England, Michigan and South Dakota to name a few. Dylan is the oldest of 8 children with most of them living all over the US.

    Dylan attended and graduated from Texas State Technical College with a degree in Paramedicine. He worked as an EMT for 7 years before he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a dentist. He currently attends Texas Tech University working on his bachelor’s degree in order to apply to dental school. He works for High Plains Periodontics & Implant Dentistry as a sterilization tech in order to gain experience in the dental field.

    Dylan and his wife Susan have lived in Lubbock for over 5 years with their son Tanner. Dylan and Tanner enjoy participating with the Cub Scouts where Dylan is a Den Leader. Dylan is also an Eagle Scout.

    Bailey M.

    Surgical Dental Assistant, New Patient Coordinator

    Destiney D.

    Surgical Dental Assistant

    Morgan S.

    Surgical Dental Assistant, New Patient Coordinator

    Jasmine B.

    Surgical Dental Assistant

    Sinead Everett

    Marketing Manager/Administrative Assistant

    Sinead was born in Amarillo to a great family of farmers and ranchers and called the nearby town of Stratford, Texas home. After graduating high school with honors, she attended West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Exercise and Science with a minor equivalent in Psychology while participating on the track and field team. After a gap year and encouragement from friends and family, she decided to continue her education and attended McCoy College of Business at Texas State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and International Business minor.

    After spending over a decade working in a variety of jobs from home remodeling to working years in the service industry, including bartending and managerial positions to promotions, she knows what truly drives conversions. “It’s how well you connect and engage with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and being able to communicate back your understanding while respecting their needs all at the same time. Once you start to open the door to understanding that, you automatically feel more compassion and acceptance. When you accept, you don’t judge; when you stop judging, people start responding to you and connecting to you.”

    Sinead’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the practice’s reach. She joined the High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry in 2018.

    In her free time, Sinead spends her time volunteering, doing photography, hiking with her two Weimaraners, or traveling locally and internationally.