Meet our Assistants


Kathy Gipson, R.D.A.

Kathy Gipson, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Kathy has been a R.D.A since 2008, and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2015. She currently lives in Kilgore with her husband, Corby and their 2 children, Shelby and Dalton. Kathy says her favorite thing about working here is "I love that I am able to use my skills so that our patients feel that they are getting the best treatment, and I get to help with their smile." In her spare time she loves watching movies, singing, camping, four-wheeler riding, and spending time with family and friends.
Mistie Helms, R.D.A.

Mistie Helms, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Mistie has been a R.D.A. since 2004, and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2012. She was born and raised in Henderson, Texas. She is married to Josh, and has 2 children, Cameron and Ayden. Mistie says her favorite thing about working here is "How everyone is so caring of the patients, and how we say prayers each morning before heading to work." In her spare time she enjoys working on her new house and spending time with family.
Shanan Coats, R.D.A.

Shanan Coats, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Shanan has been a R.D.A. since 2010, and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2010. She was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in Nacogdoches, Texas. She lives in Henderson with her husband Shannon. They have 3 children; Colin, Casey and Jessica. Shanan says that her favorite thing about working here is “The patients!” In her spare time, she enjoys camping, participating in mission projects and spending time with her family.
Jenny Gonzalez, R.D.A.

Jenny Gonzalez, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Jenny has been a R.D.A. since 2012 and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2012. She is from Henderson and has a beautiful son, Jahmir. Jenny says her favorite thing about working here is "I love working with everyone and the doctors." In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son and family.
Wendy Vandefifer, R.D.A.

Wendy Vandefifer, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Wendy has been a R.D.A. since 2005, and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2012. She lives in Henderson with her children, Mason, Trenton, Kloe and Judge. Wendy says her favorite thing about working here is "Making people feel better about themselves. I enjoy working with such a wonderful and caring group of people." In her spare time she likes spending time with her kids, going to different sporting events, and hanging out with friends and family.
Erika Estrella, R.D.A.

Erika Estrella, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Erika has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2014. She lives in Kilgore. Erika says her favorite thing about working here is "I love the big office and everyone here who is always so helpful." In her spare time she likes to work out whenever she has the chance and participate in her Church Choir...All the Glory to God!!
Ashley Mejias, R.D.A.

Ashley Mejias, R.D.A.

Dental Assistant

Ashley has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2014. She currently lives in Henderson with her husband Angel. They have one son Alex.
Kayla Bassett, R.D.A.

Kayla Bassett, R.D.A.

Hygiene Assistant

Kayla has been a R.D.A since 2012, and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since 2013. She was born in Nacogdoches and raised in Henderson. She currently lives in Henderson with her daughter Acelyn. Kayla says her favorite thing about working here is "Coming to work with the greatest co-workers and bosses. Being in such a nice work facility with loving and caring patients." In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, going out, and just laughing and having a good time.
Rosalia Merez Davila, R.D.A.

Rosalia Merez Davila, R.D.A.

Hygiene Assistant

Rosalia has been a R.D.A since 2014, and has been with Henderson Family Dentistry since December 2016. She was born and raised in Kilgore. She currently lives in Kilgore with her husband and their son Joe. Rosalia says her favorite thing about working here is “The staff is all friendly and the Doctors are great to work with. I am learning and growing as an assistant” In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, shopping, trying new restaurants, decorating her home for the holidays and pinterest browsing in her spare time.