Meet the Staff
Trina, Registered Dental Assistant/Office Manager
Trina has been in the Dental field for twenty-seven years. She began learning as a dental assistant in high school and the adventure continued from there. She has been working with Dr. Daftarian since her office opened here in Bryan, TX in 2006 as her lead assistant and the incredible bond that she and Dr. Daftarian share shows working side by side each and every day!
Trina is a Registered Dental Assistant, Nitrous Oxide Certified, Pit and Fissure Certified, Coronal Polishing Certified, CPR Certified, and EMS Trained. Trina also has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama in Human Environmental Sciences and currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Public Health. She has been an instructor for Vista and Kaplan College over the Dental Assistant Programs. She is trained in managing the office in any way needed, and always ready to learn how to expand her education in any way possible to help our patients.
Trina is very much a people person, and she loves working with and learning about our patients. Trina states, “the combination of working so closely with patients, and the incredible opportunity to help patients through any fears they may have of dentistry is very rewarding and has made this the perfect job for me.” She also states, “Dentistry today is exciting, the field of dentistry is constantly changing, and it keeps me on my toes.”
On a more personal note, Trina loves to spend time riding horses, hunting, Alabama football “ROLLTIDE”, four wheeling, working around her house but most of all spending as much time as she can with her family and friends.
Mikie has been in the dental field for twenty-two years. She began her training as a dental assistant her senior year in high school. Her commitment and passion for dental health lead her to a career in Dental Hygiene. She is a 2001 graduate of Blinn Dental Hygiene School located here in Bryan, Texas. She has been a Registered Dental Hygienist in the Brazos Valley for the past 16 years and with Dr. Daftarian for the past 7 years. She works extremely well with Dr. Daftarian and it is apparent in their amazing work relationship.
Mikie is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Nitrous oxide certified, CPR certified, and has specialized training in laser periodontal therapy and sealant placement.
Mikie loves working with people and has a true passion for making her patients feel at ease. She loves what she does and this truly shows in her work every day. She is extremely knowledgeable and works to learn more each and every day. She takes pride in her work and she states, “My primary concern is building personal relationships with each and every one of my patients, learning new methods to improve every individual’s oral health, and making sure my patients are always comfortable and at ease.”
On a more personal note, Mikie loves spending time with her family and is very involved in church activities and childrens’ church ministry partnered with her husband. Along with her two daughters, she enjoys participating in competitive barrel racing.
Lisa was born and raised in San Marcos, Texas. After moving to College Station, Texas in 2007, she decided to call College Station her home and raise her children here. Lisa has worked for Dr. Daftarian for eight years. She has a great working relationship with Dr. Daftarian and it truly shows in the way they interact together.
Lisa is our Front Office and Insurance Coordinator and she is the friendly, smiling face you will see when you first walk into Dr. Daftarian’s office. She has an amazing ability to have a great attitude each and every day while always remaining calm. From scheduling patients to greeting them to checking and utilizing their insurance benefits, she has an outstanding ability to help out anywhere she is needed. She is also a Registered Dental Assistant and strives to learn more each day by continuous training and also staying current with continuing dental education. Lisa is also CPR certified.
Lisa is warm and inviting and loves the time she gets to spend building relationships with our patients and their families. She states, “The most rewarding part of my job is helping and interacting with my patients.” Lisa also states, “I am truly blessed to work with a wonderful group of ladies in a warm environment providing outstanding service to our patients.”
On a more personal note, Lisa’s hobbies are drawing and sketching, crafts, gardening, camping, and spending time at the lake with her family and friends. She also values quality time with her two children.
Summer was born and raised here in Bryan-College Station and is a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School. Still new to the dental field she is pursuing her dream of being a dental hygienist and works full time as well as attends Blinn college.
Summer is a registered dental assistant and also helps in the front when needed. She has worked for Dr. Daftarian for one year. Summer schedules appointments, brings patients back and assists Dr. Daftarian’s chair-side. She works very well with Dr. Daftarian and the other staff and enjoys learning new techniques each and every day. She is kind and strives to make each patient’s experience the very best possible. Summer stays current with dental continuing education and is also CPR certified. On a more personal note, Summer loves the outdoors, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Kaitlynn was born and raised in the Houston area and attended Wharton County Dental Hygiene School. She has been practicing in Bryan/College Station as a hygienist for four years.
She works extremely well with Dr. Daftarian and it is apparent in their amazing work relationship. Kaitlynn is a Registered Dental Hygienist, CPR certified and has specialized training in laser periodontal therapy and sealant placement.
Kaitlynn loves working with people and she states, “What I love most about my job is that I get the opportunity to form close relationships with people all while helping to improve their oral health. Every day is a new opportunity for me to connect with someone and provide them with the tools to maintain a healthy smile.” She is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate.
On a personal note, Kaitlynn loves spending time with her amazing husband Landon and sweet baby boy Liam who keeps her on her toes along with Rusty, her Jack Russell Terrier. During her free time she attends concerts and baseball games. If you can’t find her at home she is on the coast soaking up the sun and saltwater.