Meet Our Dental Team in Spring, TX
Melanie Cantarella, Dental Hygienist
Melanie has nearly two decades of experience in dental care, and joined our family in 2006. She feels lucky to work for and with such a great group of people, and considers her patients and coworkers to be like the closest family and friends. Melanie studied at Lone Star College and completed the Blinn College dental hygiene program. She has advanced training in laser therapy, sleep apnea, full mouth reconstruction, Invisalign, Dentrix software, OSHA and HIPPA regulations, and attended Brady Group seminars.
A native of small town, Elkhart, TX, Melanie has been blessed to be happily married for more than two decades. Her husband is the lieutenant of The Woodlands Fire Department, and they have one son, Cody, one daughter, Courtney, and a son-in-law, Sam. Melanie is extremely proud of her entire family, but especially her two beautiful granddaughters, Blair and Olivia. When she has time, Melanie enjoys working out with her husband and fellow boot campers, being with family and friends, sewing, crafting, Young Living essential oils, and traveling.
Margaret Buchanan, Dental Hygienist
Margaret has been with our practice for more than fifteen years, and entered the dental field in 1989. When asked what she loved most about her job, Margaret said working with fantastic patients, a boss that values her opinions, and a great team she considers to be as close as family. Margaret graduated from the Blinn College Dental Hygiene School, and appreciates the work Dr. LeBlanc does to ensure the office is up to date on the most advanced training. Some of the continuing education Margaret has participated in includes laser therapy, sleep apnea, full mouth reconstruction, OSHA, and HIPPA regulations. Additionally, Margaret has completed training with the prestigious Las Vegas Institute, and Brady Group.
Margaret has been happily married to her husband, Kraig for more than thirty years. They have two adult sons, Shane and Kolby. Shane and his wife Kelly are both recent Texas A&M graduates, and Kolby is currently attending Texas A&M. He will graduate in May of 2017. She believes family and faith are her most valuable possessions, and loves spending time growing with her loved ones in faith. To relax, Margaret enjoys golfing, trying new foods, traveling, going on cruises, and riding on the back of her husband’s Harley. A devout Christian, Margaret feels extremely blessed to be surrounded by strong, kind Christian friends and family at work and home.
Kelly Grimes, Registered Dental Assistant
With thirty years of dentistry experience, Kelly joined our team in 2012. Since then, she has shown her dedication to offering patients a comfortable dental experience. Kelly tells us she loves coming to work every day because her coworkers are warm and welcoming like family. In order to continue offering patients the highest quality care, Kelly has advanced training in radiology and nitrous oxide monitoring.
A native of Kansas City, MO, Kelly loves spending time with her two wonderful children, Chris and Amanda, and the three family dogs, Noah, Casey, and Gracie. Kelly is very creative, and spends a lot of her down time painting, making jewelry, crafting, and working on household DIY projects.
Amanda Thornton, Sterilization Tech
Amanda joined our team in 2014, and she loves working as part of a supportive, cooperative team. She is dedicated to maintaining the strictest sanitation protocols in order to ensure every patient receives safe, effective treatment.
A native of nearby Tomball, TX, Amanda is married, and though she and her husband hope to have children soon, they currently enjoy spoiling their three canine fur babies, Bailey, Emma, and Abbey. Amanda loves all animals, and is proud to say all three of her dogs were rescues. In her free time, Amanda visits with friends and family, hunts, and goes to the gun range with her husband.
Jan Kindred, Front Desk
Jan has nearly two decades of dental experience, and she makes every patient feel welcome and comfortable the moment they walk through our door. Jan planned to retire this past year, but she couldn’t tear herself away. We’re glad she decided to stay with us! Dedicated to offering great service to our patients, Joni has advanced training from the Brady Group and in Dentex software. She is also trained in sleep apnea, CPR, and OSHA safety regulations.
Happily married for more than 50 years, Jan has a daughter and son and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Jan is active in her Sunday school group, loves to read, enjoys travel with friends and family, loves her puppy, and spends most of her free time attending her grandchildren’s various activities like baseball and cheer.
Dee Dee Buck, Front Desk
Since 2013, Dee Dee has offered patients and her fellow team members a friendly, welcoming smile every day. She studied at Houston Community College and has training in customer relations, communication, Dentrix software, and OSHA safety regulations.
Originally from Hockley, Dee Dee enjoys spending time with her “big fat Greek family!” Dee Dee loves horses, meeting new people, scrapbooking, and above all just being with family and friends no matter what the cause or occasion.