Marisol Adame, Insurance Coordinator/Receptionist
Born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Marisol became a registered dental assistant while living in the Dallas area nearly 13 years ago. Since then, she has been educating and taking care of patients. “I love working in the dental field and could not imagine doing anything else. I enjoy interacting, comforting, and helping each and every patient. I take great pride in knowing I will be assisting Dr. Everett, and using the most up-to-date technology to ensure each patient leaves satisfied with a beautiful and healthy smile.”
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 was a receptionist and assistant to the veterinarian during exams. 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.
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, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Mavericks. She is an animal lover and has three dogs that she loves to cuddle with.
Deborah Henderson – Office Manager/Financial Coordinator
Hello! My name is Deborah Henderson. I’m a country girl born in the piney woods of Palestine, Texas. We moved to Marshall, Texas during my elementary years and I graduated from Marshall High School. I’ve been in the medical or dental field for the last 35+ years, with 25 of those being dental. I have had the opportunity to work with some of the finest doctors in dentistry. Each time it has been an incredible learning experience. Through the years, I have specialized in dental and surgical assistance and worked with patient insurance and financial help within the dentistry field. My CE focus is in the area of office management with the purpose of providing help to the doctor and patients I have the joy of meeting.
My husband is a pastor with Southcrest Baptist here in Lubbock. I find a great deal of satisfaction working with him in ministry as well as promoting women’s ministry in the Lubbock area. I am proud to be a directing member of the team that hosts the women’s event, “Fabulous Faith.” It is always a pleasure to work with City Wide Dental here in the Lubbock area as well.
My job gives me enormous satisfaction of serving alongside doctors with a heart for helping people and the team of women that serve with them. There is joy in helping hurting people and seeing them get the help they need. Each patient is different with a different set of needs. It is always a learning experience in this field of work. It is fulfilling to help people in need and see their lives improved through dental improvement. To see people in their everyday lives that you have had the opportunity to help is always a joyful reunion!
The only thing I can think of that is better is the time I get to spend with my children and grandchildren. Being the wife of a pastor means there is always somewhere to be and something to do. I consider it all a joy!
“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. -Philippians 4:13
Tamara Childers – Receptionist, CNA/CMA
Tamara is originally from Spur,Tx, where she graduated high school. In 2005 she obtained her CNA License from Texas Tech Health Science Center. She then attended South Plains College to further obtain her CMA License. She has been in the medical field for thirteen years. Tamara enjoys meeting new people everyday as well as caring for her patients. She works hard to ensure their satisfaction and comfort during their visit so that they leave with a smile. In her personal time Tamara spends quality time with family and friends. Her daughters, Brijanae and Jada, are both athletes. She takes pride in building their sportsmanship and watching them grow into young ladies. She is a huge sports fan and LOVES her Dallas Cowboys and Golden State Warriors.
Crystal Blackbourne – Lead Surgical Assistant
Hello! My name is Crystal Blackbourne. I was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1982. I was raised by my grandmother who instilled in me hard working values and taught me how to become a strong, successful, independent woman. I graduated from Monterey High School in 2000. In high school, I volunteered to help special needs students with their art work. I loved to see their smiles when they completed their masterpieces! I completed Dental Assisting school in 2006. I also ran my own professional painting business for 5 years. I am a surgical assistant here at High Plains Periodontics and joined the HPP team in 2017. I have attended several continuing education courses to help strengthen my skills as a periodontal surgical assistant. I enjoy being in the dental field; it makes me feel good knowing I have helped a person in pain or I have helped to transform their smiles to give them their confidence back! I pride myself in compassionate patient care. People shouldn’t be scared to go to the dentist. Gaining a patient’s trust is always my first goal. I am a surgical assistant by day and a baseball mom by night! In my free time, I do art work and spend as much time with my three kiddos as I can.
“Be someone’s reason to smile today!”
Angela Williams – Surgical Assistant
Angela is from Texas City, Texas. She met her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas while serving in the United States Navy. She attended Kaplan College where she received her Registered Dental Assistant license in 2014. Angela has been living in Lubbock with her husband and two children since 2013.
Angela enjoys spending time with her friends and family and watching the Dallas Cowboys.
Schedule a Visit with Our Amazing Staff
Our goal is to improve your life by improving your oral and overall health, all while making the experience as friendly and convenient as possible. To schedule a visit with Dr. Everett and our amazing staff, email DrEverett@highplainsperio.com, or call our office in Lubbock, TX at 806-686-1262. We offer a free consultation (typically valued at $400) that includes any radiographs Dr. Everett may need for proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires.