Meet the Team


APRIL TUBENS, Office Manager

I have been in the dental field for 18+ years starting as a dental assistant and working my way into management.  I have extensive clinical knowledge in the dental and medical field and have training as an EMT.  I am an active member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. I love helping my patients in any way that I can and being a leader and supportive member for my team and helping us grow within our community

LAUREN BUCHANAN, Dental Assistant

Lauren is from the small town of St.Simons Island, Ga. and received her associates degree in Dental Assisting from Ogeechee Technical College in 2007. Lauren feels being able to comfort patients by interacting with them on a personal level, as well as being a part of assisting them in their well being is the most rewarding part of her job. On her time off she enjoys spending time with her 8 year old daughter, her beautful blended family, cooking and being adventurous.

MARCELA VASQUEZ, Dental Assistant

My name is Marcela Vásquez. I’m originally from Colombia, South America, and I came to the United States when I was seventeen years old in 1986.

I was introduced to dentistry not long after I arrived.  I went to school to learn the English language, and I had God’s given blessings to work with different doctors in Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and Atlanta, GA. I earned my certification as a four handed dental assistant in Augusta, GA. To me, there is no better reward than to help people in need. Thankfully, with my profession I am given the honor to do that every day. I love dentistry and everything that comes with it!
I have three amazing kids. They are God’s given jewels  who motivate me daily to keep striving to do better. I love spending time with them, extended family and friends. I would not be where I am today without the help of our Lord Jesus Christ, and it’s because of him I get to do what I love everyday and help others in the process!
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Nikki Earl, Dental Hygienist

Hey my name is Nikki Earl. I graduated Dental Hygiene School in 2015 from West Georgia Technical College. I have always had a passion for hygiene. My mom was a dental assistant for 30+ years and that was what motivated me to go and pursue my dream as becoming a Dental Hygienist. I am a Christian and I love God with all of my heart. I am married to a wonderful man and we have four beautiful children.

I am very family oriented and like to spend time on my days off with my husband and children. I am very compassionate about helping people feel better about their smile. I will go above and beyond to make our patients here at Dallas Dental feel welcome and comfortable.