Meet Our Staff

Nicosia Akins – Operations  Manager

Nicosia, a native of Houston TX, but childhood roots & values stem from Louisiana. Her career in the dental industry spans over 15 + years -/ Starting out as a Registered Dental Assistant taught her the foundation of serving patients and educating them to their dental needs.

Today, what she enjoys most about her position is being able to see the positive impact she can have on patients, as well as inspiring her fellow team members to grow and become leaders in their field.

In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, Quentin and daughter Nylah and hanging out with family and friends.  Hobbies: Ballroom dancing and Wine Tasting.

 
 
Valerie Garcia – Front Desk Coordinator

Valerie has been in the dentistry field for three years. Since starting her dental career, she has become fascinated in the Oral Surgery specialty of dentistry. That is how she came to join Katy Periodontology & Oral Surgery. She loves to help her patient’s achieve the smile they deserve. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching sports.

 

Estefany Martinez – Front Desk Coordinator

Estefany has lived in Texas her whole life. Since graduating from school, she has been able to learn and expand her dental knowledge. She finds joy in seeing people smile and making a difference in their lives. She believes the most important thing is giving back to the community and loves that her job allows her to do that. During her spare time, you will find her spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Rylee Joslin – Lead Surgical Assistant/Implant Coordinator – DAANCE Certified
Rylee has been a Surgical Dental Assistant for four and half years. She has been in the medical/dental field for over 20 years. She loves helping and caring for patients. Rylee is happily married and has three children. When she’s not at the ballfield, Rylee enjoys refurbishing furniture and cooking for family and friends.
 

Mariana Nuñez – Surgical Assistant

Mariana has been a dental assistant for five years. She loves her job and making patients feel at home when they arrive. Mariana is vegan and in her spare time she loves to cook, go camping, travel and hangout with family and friends. She is happily engaged to her fiance and they have a beautiful daughter named Mia.

 

Elsy Paz – Surgical Assistant – DAANCE Certified

Elsy Paz has been a dental assistant for nine years. She is an optimistic, passionate and dedicated woman who takes her responsibilities with the utmost enthusiasm. This is what drives her towards success. In her free time, Elsy loves to dance, listen to music, cook, run and spend time with her husband and her 2 children.