Meet the Staff

 Mindy Hernandez,
Office Manager,RDA

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Mindy has worked in the dental field for 11 years now and has been with Sandalwood for several years. She enjoys spending time with her family,reading,and pursuing her education. She loves interacting with our patients and providing quality, honest care. 


Billing Specialist

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Yuri was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has been in the dental field for 4 years and counting. In her spare time she enjoys running with her pitbull named Rocky. Yuri enjoys spending time with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters, Mariah and Valerie.


Treatment Coordinator

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Susie is a Texan native and has been a dental assistant for the past three years, but is happy to join the administrative team at Sandalwood Dental. She loves the summer time as well as outdoor activities, listening to all genres of music and meeting new people. She is always in a happy, positive mood and enjoys a good laugh. 


 Amit Singh,

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Amit was born in Newdelhi, India. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Math from The University of Delhi. Amit has been a Registered Dental Assistant for several years now and on the side she enjoys spending time with her children. Amit is happy to be a part of the Sandalwood Team and living in Houston! 




Cortney was raised in the small town of Peltus, TX.  She received her Registered Hygiene degree in 2009 and moved to the Houston area shortly thereafter.

Cortney has been working for Sandalwood for more than two years now.  With her free time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors and spending time with her husband and two children. 


 Jennifer Jones,

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Jennifer was born and raised in Cypress, TX. She received her bachelor of science from Texas A&M University and graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She still considers herself an Aggie and loves watching and attending their football games. She loves water activities from boating to lounging around the pool. She has been a part of the dental field for 9 years and has a heart for working with children and making their experience fun and enjoyable!


 Jaime Lyn,

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Jaime was born in Michigan where she obtained her registered dental hygiene degree. She worked as a dental assistant prior to her education in hygiene and has been a part of the dental field for 11 years. She is certified in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. She enjoys the beach, boating, cooking, movies and spending time with family and friends. Jaime is happy to be a part of the Sandalwood team and living in Houston!


 Vanessa Pineda,

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Vanessa was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Elsik High School before attending Texas School of Business for dental assistants. She is certified in radiology and coronal polishing. In her free time she enjoys swimming and going to the beach any chance she gets. She also loves spending time with her family and friends but most importantly helping others in her community and those she meets at Sandalwood. She has been in the dental field for 11 years.




Irene is from Waller, Tx and graduated from Houston Dental Assisting School in 2012.  She enjoys being crafty and spending time with her boyfriend, Danny and their three dogs.



Elim Martinez,
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Elim Martinez is a graduate From Orange County Dental Careers CA. She returned to Houston to be closer to family. Her main goal is to provide quality patient care by making her patients feel welcome and comfortable. The best part about her job is having the opportunity to make people smile! When she’s not in office she and her boyfriend try to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and attending the gym when they have time. They also love to travel and go on many memorable adventures. But most importantly they love to spend time with family.