WE ENVISION A STRONG FOUNDATION WHERE…
We offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere from the moment a patient arrives until they leave.
Our goal is to always provide the highest standard of care.
Through our commitment and concern, our patients will be motivated to care, not only for their dental health, but their overall well being.
All team members are eager to come to work because we know we are changing and influencing lives–co-workers as well as patients.
Each team member will be respected and held accountable with regards to expectations and goals.
Our facility will have current innovations to stay abreast of patient care.
MEET DR. HAMNER
Dr. Hamner is a graduate of Kilgore High School. She received a B.S in Math from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a D.D.S. from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. Dr. Hamner practiced at Alpha First Dental Clinic in Longview, TX for three years before purchasing her current office in August 2008. Dr. Hamner is proud to welcome patients to a practice where providing the highest standard of care is the first goal. Her favorite part of patient care is transforming someone’s smile.
Dr. Hamner received an Academic Scholarship from Baylor College of Dentistry. She made the Dean’s Honor List at both Baylor College of Dentistry and Tulane University. Her list of achievements include: Texas Association of Women Dentists Certificate of Appreciation and Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to the City of New Orleans from Mayor Marc Morial. She has been awarded Volunteer of the Year by Tulane Community Service Program, New Orleans Outreach. Dr. Hamner is a Member of Kilgore Rotary Club, Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and a board member for the Because I Care.
Dr. Hamner is very close to her family. During her free time, she loves to travel, read, go out boating, and have fun at Lake Cherokee with her husband Steven and his daughters.
Kelly Sage – Office Manager
Kelly is a 1994 Kilgore High School graduate. She has over 10 years of experience in the dental field, first getting her feet wet at a periodontal office in Longview. Kelly joined our team in 2010. She is the proud parent of KHS graduate Sydnee, who attends University of Texas at Austin. Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, Dave, as well as numerous family and friends. When Kelly is not at the office, she enjoys hunting, travelling, and cook-outs. Kelly looks forward to bonding with our patients and developing strong relationships with other team members as well as patients. She feels the patients’ needs should always come first.
Renee Ingram – Certified Dental Assistant
Renee is the newest addition to our team, becoming part of the “crew” in early 2016.
Laurie Coldiron – Certified Dental Assistant
Laurie brings a wealth of experience to Dr. Megan Hamner’s practice, as well a passion for her work and the patients she gets to meet while doing her job. A 27-year veteran of the dental industry, Laurie began her career at a Baylor office in Dallas, focusing on general dentistry. When her boss at the time, Dr. Richard Roblee, decided to go back to school to become an orthodontist, Laurie found what would become her home for the next 21 years. Working chairside for Drs. Greg and Teresa Farr in Garland, Laurie honed her craft and innate talent and spent the next two decades as an indispensable member of the Farr team.
When Laurie returned to Kilgore in 2009 with her two sons, Cody and Cooper, and their Yellow Lab, Cate, Laurie knew it was her destiny to work for Dr. Hamner. She sent Dr. Hamner her resume but at the time there were no openings. With a positive and hopeful attitude, Laurie enjoyed a short tenure at a dental office in Gladewater….until the call came. An opening had become available at Dr. Hamner’s office and both dentist and assistant knew it was the perfect fit. As Laurie has said often about her joining her dream team, it has definitely been worth the wait!
Laurie was raised in Kilgore, and graduated from KHS in 1981. She lived in Rowlett for 27 years before returning to her roots, where she now spends her days making new friends and reconnecting with old ones.
Jamie Murray – Registered Dental Hygienist
Jamie has 28 years of experience in the dental field. She worked five years as a Certified Dental Assistant before receiving her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from Tyler Jr. College in 1986. Her experience includes two years in a fast paced Orthodontic practice and seven years as a temp in several general and periodontal practices. The past 14 years have been spent at our family practice, working with Dr. Megan since August of 2008. Jamie has been married for 24 years to her husband Randy. They have a daughter, Caitlin, who has served as a missionary in Costa Rica and a son, Jacob, who is a double business major at Baylor University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite part of patient care is building relationships and being part of a team that cares for patients through education and working together to restore them to optimum dental health.
Mary Jo Cayce – Registered Dental Hygienist
Mary Jo attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello for three years before graduating in 1987 from Tyler Jr. College with an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene. She has worked in Kilgore for 22 years, with 21 of those spent at this family practice. Mary Jo and her husband of 24 years, Gerald, have four children. The eldest daughter Kelsey attends Kilgore College, while Trent, Shelby and Rowdy attend Kilgore schools. She has volunteered in many capacities in school and church activities. Mary Jo loves the personal relationships she has formed with so many of our patients through the years. Her goal is to provide excellent care to all patients and is always ready to catch up on what has been going on since their last visit.