Pediatric Dentists, Harker Heights, TX, Dr. Andrew Heaton

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Pediatric Dentist Harker Heights, TX - Dr. Andrew HeatonAndrew M. Heaton, D.D.S.

Dr. Andrew Heaton was born and raised in Southern Utah and spent his childhood playing little league, raising chickens, and working in his family’s garden. As he grew up he found that his first love was sports. But, it didn’t take long for him to realize that his second passion in life was dentistry.

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University he was accepted the University of Southern California for dental school. There he not only served the adults and children of the greater Los Angeles area, but also worked with AYUDA, a non-profit organization that reaches out to provide free dental work to underserved children. With this group he gave his Saturdays to local free clinics and also had the opportunity to travel to Belize, Mexico, and Nicaragua to help children who would never have had the resources to get their dental work done otherwise. It was during this time that he realized that making a difference in the current and future health of a child was what he most wanted to do with his career.

From that point forward he focused on pediatrics (children’s dentistry). Upon completion of his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at USC in 2009 he was accepted into a pediatric dental residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans Louisiana. For two years he worked in Children’s Hospital New Orleans providing specialized dental care to children of varying backgrounds and health needs.

Dr. Heaton and His Family - Pediatric Dentist in Harker HeightsDr. Heaton married his wife Candice during the first of his many years of schooling and training. Together they have four children. In June 2011 he completed his residency and moved to Texas to open All Star Children’s Dentistry. In November of 2012, Dr. Heaton was awarded the title of Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry after achieving board certification.

His goal is to provide quality care for every family that he sees and to help create a healthier future for the children in the area which he serves.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Staff

Amanda Nuckles - Registered Dental HygienistAmanda Nuckles
Registered Dental Hygienist, B.S.D.H.

Amanda joined our team when we opened our practice in July of 2012 and has over six years of experience in pediatric dentistry. She graduated from the Blinn College Dental Hygiene Program in 2005 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011.

Amanda enjoys the rewards and challenges of working with pediatric patients. She also organizes annual GKAS events, provides oral health screenings at area head start programs, and creates and presents oral health care education to preschoolers and parents of preschoolers.

Amanda married her high school sweetheart, Aaron, in December 2003. They live in Lampasas, Texas. Aaron is a basketball coach and teacher at Lometa I.S.D. They have a son, Aidan, who keeps them busy. She enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, shopping, photography, and attending sporting events that her husband coaches.


Clarissa Holland - Practice HollandClairissa Holland
Practice Manager, R.D.A, B.S.B.A.

Clairissa married her husband Matt in 1989 and followed him through his military career to Georgia, Germany and back to Texas.

While in Germany, Clairissa pursued a degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Maryland with a focus on children with special healthcare needs. Blessed with a child who had special healthcare needs, she has a unique appreciation for both the challenges and blessings that brings.

Upon returning from Germany, she opened a small child care center in Burnet, Texas which grew to become a large, accredited center over the time she owned it. During this time she completed her course work at the University of North Texas in Business Administration. After selling her center, she worked in hospital administration and then several years later began working in the pediatric dentistry field where she has remained now for close to six years.

Her unique background in hospital administration, management, children with special healthcare needs and child development are what brought her to our office in April.

Clairissa resides in Lampasas, Texas with her husband Matt who is a “die hard” Aggie. Together they share three children; Emily, Jacob and Joel. She enjoys Aggie football games, attending her children’s sporting events, reading, movies and chocolate cake.


   
Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Andrew Heaton

Pediatric Dentist Harker Heights, TX 76548, Dr. Andrew Heaton. Serving patients in Harker Heights and the surrounding cities of Killeen, Copperas Cove and Temple, TX.

 

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