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The Team

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Emma Van Winkle, DMD


Dr. Emma grew up hunting and fishing in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks. After graduating with a degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis, she went on to complete her general dentistry training at A. T. Still University’s Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She graduated first in her class in 2020 and moved to Dallas to work as an intern with UT Southwestern-Parkland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. There she gained valuable surgical experience and became comfortable managing patients with complex medical histories. She is also able to discuss her patients’ treatment in Spanish. Dr. Emma enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, and takes pride in making her patients feel comfortable. She and her husband live in Dallas with their two children. 


“I love being back in a small town! I want all my patients to feel like family. I’m here to help meet your needs with openness, honesty, and a gentle touch.”

Shelby Hill

Office Manager

Shelby was born and raised in Terrell. She began her career in dentistry in 2002 as a receptionist. Within five years, she became office manager, handling all aspects of patient care coordination. From the moment she began in the dental field, she knew this was where she was meant to be. One of her favorite things about dentistry is to see someone whose life is transformed by a beautiful smile. She loves helping patients figure out ways to complete necessary dental treatment. Her deep ties to the community drive her to ensure that all patients are treated like family. 

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Hilary Bates

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hilary graduated in 2011 from Baylor College of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Hilary’s passion for dentistry is rooted in her ability to build long-term relationships with her patients, ensuring that they maintain a healthy smile. Hilary lives in Wills Point with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not in the office, you can find her cheering on the sidelines at her daughters’ various sporting events.



Natalie is a lifelong resident of Terrell. She graduated from Terrell High School 2018 and had her RDA three months later. In 2024, she completed her Associates Degree in Biology. Natalie is a light to the practice. Her passion for dentistry and her patients is apparent in her chair-side manner, making her great at what she does. Natalie sincerely enjoys engaging with patients. You’ll feel at home the moment you meet her!

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Brisseida Valles


Brisseida grew up in the Kaufman area. She graduated from Kaufman High School in 2021, and has been working in dentistry since 2022. Brisseida not only works chairside with patients, but also coordinates patient insurance to ensure they get the most out of their benefits. Both English- and Spanish-speaking patients can feel comfortable talking with her about their care. When she's not at the office, she helps to run her mother’s clothing business.

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