About Us

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Our Mission

To exceed the expectations of our patients and our referring colleagues and to provide the best possible dental care for our patients in a caring and responsive environment.

Best Accomplished Through:

  • Continuing education in excess of Texas requirements
  • Embracing the latest improvements in dental technology
  • Always keeping in touch with the needs of our community
  • Delivering dental care conforming to the highest standards
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Doctors

J. David Sandridge, DDS

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Dr. Sandridge is aTexas native from Sherman. He graduated from Baylor University in Waco, followed by Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Immediately after graduation in 1985, he came to Plano and opened his solo private practice.

Dr. Sandridge is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and actively attends regional and national meetings for his dental growth and development. Dr. Sandridge considers dental education to be an ongoing process which enables him to provide his patients with the latest dental expertise and advancements.

In 2012, Dr. Sandridge won the “Readers Choice Award” for Best Cosmetic Dentist in North Texas, and has been recognized several times by the Consumers’ Research Council of America in it’s “America’s Top Dentists” award.

Dr. Sandridge and his wife Terri are proud parents of three daughters: Lesley and Mycah, who are graduates of the University of Arkansas and Carly, who currently is an undergraduate at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Sandridge and his family are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, and in his spare time enjoys being with his family, jogging, bicycling, golfing and fishing.

Deborah J. Thomas, DDS

Dr. Thomas is a native of Fort Washington, MD.  In  search of warmer weather and southern hospitality,  she moved to Texas about twenty five years ago to  attend Texas A&M University.

After deciding to make Texas her permanent home,  Dr. Thomas moved to Dallas to attend Baylor  College of Dentistry.  Upon graduation,   Dr .  Thomas joined the WestPark team of dentists in  2000.

In addition to caring for the patients in her practice,  at WestPark Dental,  Dr. Thomas also makes  "house calls" to a local senior living facility in Plano  to assist the residents with their dental needs if they  are not able to drive to the office.

In Dr. Thomas' free time,  she enjoys watching and  cheering for her kids soccer, volleyball and  basketball teams, as well as bike riding, swimming  and hanging out with their Chocolate Lab, Audrey and Belgian Malinois puppy, Gizmo. Dr. Thomas and her husband, Doug, live in Allen and they have two children: Abigail (9), Logan (6).

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Deborah J. Thomas, DDS

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Dr. Thomas is a native of Fort Washington, MD.  In  search of warmer weather and southern hospitality,  she moved to Texas about twenty five years ago to  attend Texas A&M University.

After deciding to make Texas her permanent home,  Dr. Thomas moved to Dallas to attend Baylor  College of Dentistry.  Upon graduation,   Dr .  Thomas joined the WestPark team of dentists in  2000.

In addition to caring for the patients in her practice,  at WestPark Dental,  Dr. Thomas also makes  "house calls" to a local senior living facility in Plano  to assist the residents with their dental needs if they  are not able to drive to the office.

In Dr. Thomas' free time,  she enjoys watching and  cheering for her kids soccer, volleyball and  basketball teams, as well as bike riding, swimming  and hanging out with their Chocolate Lab, Audrey and Belgian Malinois puppy, Gizmo. Dr. Thomas and her husband, Doug, live in Allen and they have two children: Abigail (9), Logan (6).

Our Team

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Dianne - RDA.   Dianne was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and moved to Texas in 1977.  She has been in dentistry for 20 years and 15 of those years have been at WestPark Dental Associates; beginning as an RDA for Dr. Nicholson for many years until his retirement and then continuing on with her Dental Assisting skills for both Dr. Sandridge and Dr. Thomas when needed to assist, as well as operating currently as the Hygiene Team Leader.  Dianne lives in Sache, Texas and has been married to husband, Bruce, for 36 years and has 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls) and 8 grandchildren.  In Dianne’s spare time, she enjoys sewing, reading, bicycling and of course spending time with her wonderful grandchildren.

 

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Patti - RDH, BS.  Patti  has been a practicing dental hygienist for 26 years and has been with WestPark Dental Associates for almost 5 years .  She is a graduate of University of Louisiana of Monroe (NLU) and is a resident of Plano, Texas.  Patti is married to husband, Kevin and they have two boys, ages 15 and 9. Between sports, competitive power lifting and playing the guitar, the family enjoys golfing and flying airplanes. One of Patti's personal passions is reinforcing good dental hygiene habits to the elderly and hopes one day to expand her schedule to include working in local nursing homes to provide patients who are unable to travel, proper dental hygiene care.

 

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Ashley - RDA.   Born and raised in Texas, Ashley was first introduced to dentistry by her mom, who worked in the Orthodontic field for over 10 years.  Ashley received her RDA from the University of Texas, San Antonio Health and Science Center.  Ashley also brings to our office two years of Nitrous Certification by the State Board of Texas and a plethora of front office skills.  In her free time, Ashley is involved with her church, The Harvest Church, located in Allen, TX, where she enjoys being a Core Team Member for the college age group called RISE.  Ashley also loves to bake. Sweets are her specialty! She is also crazy about her 4-year-old boxer named Bailey whom she fondly calls her Monkey.

 

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Michelle - RDA.  Michelle has been with WestPark Dental Associates for 3 years this Fall as Dr. Thomas' dental assistant. She has been in the dental field as a RDA for 5 years and continues to expand her dental knowledge and growth through dental education opportunities. Michelle was born and raised in Southern California, and moved to Texas in 1999. She is married to her husband, Jason and they have a daughter, Olivia who is 4 years old.  Michelle enjoys working alongside her WestPark Dental team members and looks forward to a bright future as they continue their success together in creating beautiful smiles!

 

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Kristi – RDH, BS.  Kristi has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and a member of our dental team at WestPark Dental since 2011.  Kristi was born in Jackson, MS. and raised in Ruston, LA.  She graduated in 1990 from University of LA., at Monroe, with a BS. in Dental Hygiene. Upon graduation, Kristi went to work immediately for a Periodontist in Monroe, LA. for three years before changing career paths and going into pharmaceutical sales for 15 years. She moved to Plano in 1996 and eventually returned to her career as a registered dental hygienist in 2011.  Kristi has been married to husband, David for over 20 years and they have two children, Zachary, 22, a student at My Possibilities; an organization that provides further education in life skills, and job training for special needs young adults, and a daughter, Sydney, who is 17 and a Senior at Plano West High School, as well as a “furry child”, Bentley, who is their adorable King Charles Cavalier puppy.

 

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Lisa - RDH.   Lisa is a 1987 graduate of Texas Woman’s University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.  She worked part-time as a dental assistant while in college, which gave her confirmation that she wanted to go into the dental field to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.  She has been a hygienist for 28 years, with 18 of those years at WestPark Dental (’93-’99 then 2003-present).  Obviously she loves the doctors and team at WestPark.  Lisa and her husband, Steve, celebrated 26 years of marriage last October, and they have 3 grown children and a new daughter-in-law.   In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with family, involvement in their church “The Harvest,” being outdoors, biking, and the beach (especially Barbados where her mom is from!)

 

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Maria - RDH. MPH. Maria graduated from Loyola University, in 1980 with highest honors and brings 35 years of experience in Dentistry to WestPark Dental Associates.  Her interest in Dentistry began early as her father was a dentist in Saginaw, Michigan and she saw firsthand the importance of dentistry vs total physical health.  That interest and drive has served Maria well as she has continued to achieve educational goals such as graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science from University of North Texas in 2012, and recently receiving her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Texas Health Center. Maria enjoys working with children of all ages, teaching them good dental hygiene and starting them off on the right foot to optimal dental health.  Maria is married to husband, Don and they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren and she loves every minute of being a Mom and a grandmother.

 

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Jenny - RDA - Financial CoordinatorJenny grew up in the Plano-Frisco area and discovered her love of dentistry in 1985, while attending Texas Women’s University.  After college, she continued to pursue her career in dentistry as a successful Registered Dental Assistant. In 2000, Jenny started her own dental assisting school in Richardson, Texas.  The school was a licensed proprietary school for Registered Dental Assistants.  In 2001, Jenny joined the Dallas County Dental Assistants Society, became a board member and served 8 years. Jenny is married to Gordon Gohmert and they have two little Dachshunds, named Coco and Brandy, who are loved beyond measure and rule their household.  In Jenny’s free time she burns off her energy at Flywheel Sports Gym through extreme spinning. She also loves expressing her talented creative side, by knitting, and painting beautiful canvas art work.

 

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Loretta - Insurance Coordinator.  Loretta has been at WestPark Dental Associates for 5 years and in the dental field for almost 10 years. She was born in Oklahoma City and graduated college with a BA in Marketing/Management from a small Kansas Liberal Arts college. She has been married to husband, Neil for 32 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters, 1 son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, and 2 yellow Labradors named Chloe and Baylee.  Loretta has lived in Plano for 35 years, but recently she and Neil moved to Lucas for a little country living. Many weekends they enjoy time with the family at Lake Cypress Springs. Neil and Loretta are also active at “The Village Church-Plano”.

 

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Kathy -  Hygiene Coordinator. Kathy was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and was trained as a RN, with a BSN from University of Tulsa.  She has been married to husband, David, for 27 years. They have one son, Trenton, who is a junior at Auburn University.  Kathy, although experienced as a Pediatric nurse, chose to be a stay at home Mom and was actively involved in PTA and volunteer work for many years. After recently becoming an empty nester, Kathy decided to go back to work part time and much to our good fortune, joined our WestPark dental team. Kathy is a people person and has a love of bible study and fit camp with her church family.  Kathy and David moved to Texas in 2003 and are proud to call Texas home. According to Kathy, she and David go by the Texas motto, "we weren't born here, but we got here as soon as we could!"

 

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Pamela - Communication Coordinator.   Pam was raised in Florida and moved to Plano and became a Texan in 1991.  She has been married to her husband, Byron, for 47 years and they have two children and 5 grandchildren.  During her children’s childhood, Pam held many board leadership positions in organizations such as PTA, March of Dimes, PTSO Boards. Pam also was involved with her church and headed major fundraisers and developed a Bible School Music ministry for all surrounding churches.  After moving to Texas, Pam started her own business, which specialized in gift baskets and designer sugar cookies.  Honing in on her creative side, Pam began using her computer to design and communicate in the field of PR.  In 2010, she joined the WPD team and brought our office into the paperless era, while becoming familiar with and interested in Dentistry.  Pam worked in-house until she moved to Kansas in 2014 and continues to be a part of our dental team remotely by handling all our reviews, social media, newsletters and PR.

 

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William Nicholson D.D.S. - Technology Specialist.  Dr. Nicholson, one of the original founders and owners of WestPark Dental Associates, enjoyed many years at WPD building his practice alongside of co-owner, Dr. Sandridge.  He was successful in that endeavor and today continues to be loved by all with whom he forged solid and valuable relationships with during his tenure.   Upon retiring from patient care, Dr. Nicholson has moved behind the scenes to keep the infrastructure of WPD running.  He is enjoying being an employee of WPD taking care of their Computers, Compressors, and Air Conditioners etc.  If it is Mechanical or Technology based Dr. Nicholson is the one who keeps it running.  He is also enjoying retirement life with his wife Val and his four cats and says, “it doesn't get any better than that.”

 

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