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.

Alisha Albrecht - Registered Dental HygienistAlisha Albrecht
Registered Dental Hygienist

Alisha graduated from Coastal Bend College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. In 2001 she married her husband Matt and together they have a busy household of 3 children, 3 dogs and even a few pigs they raise on the side! She loves reading and playing word games but most of her time is devoted to supporting her children at the softball and baseball fields or helping them show their pigs. She has been a Sunday school teacher for many years and enjoys being active in her church.

Clarissa Holland - Practice HollandClairissa Holland
Practice Manager, B.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 eight years.

Her unique background in hospital administration, management, children with special healthcare needs and child development are what brought her to open our office with us in 2012.

Clairissa resides in Burnet, 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.

Deisy Jackson - Assitant ManagerDeisy Jackson
Assistant Manager

Deisy has been with All Star since just after we opened our doors for business in 2012. She is a former active military soldier and spent a year in Iraq. Upon completing her time in the military in 2007 Deisy started her first job in a dental office and has been in dental insurance and administration ever since. She currently works as one of our insurance experts. Deisy is married and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time with family, movies, reading and knitting.

Stephanie Rice - Office AssistantStephanie Rice
Office Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Jasmin Molina - Office AssistantJasmin Molina
Office Assistant

Jasmin joined All Star in 2014 as part of our front desk team. She has an associates degree in Science and Business administration and is currently continuing her education in healthcare. Jasmin has one son and they both enjoy boxing and exercise. In her free time she loves to put on her dancing shoes and dance everything from ballet to salsa to hip hop.

Susie Garcia - Registered Dental AssistantSusie Garcia
Registered Dental Assistant

Susie started her career as a dental assistant in 2005 and transitioned to working in pediatric dentistry in 2010. She not only loves working with children but has a special interest and gift for working with patients who have special health care needs. She has been happily married for 21 years and has two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys reading, movies, gardening, arts and crafts and volunteering in her daughters schools.

Tiffany Evers - Registered Dental AssistantTiffany Evers
Registered Dental Assistant

Tiffany has been assisting in dentistry since 2002. She began in general dentistry but soon transitioned to pediatrics and has spent most of her years working with children. In addition to her dental assisting license, Tiffany has earned her certificate for coronal polishing. She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two sons and one daughter. In her spare time Tiffany can be found running everything from 5ks to half marathons and always pushing to be the best she can be.

Shannon Cumba - Registered Dental AssistantShannon Cumba
Registered Dental Assistant

Shannon graduated from Texas State Technical College Dental Assisting program in 2006 and has been working in dentistry ever since. She is a licensed dental assistant who is also certified in sealants. In 2009 she married her high school sweetheart. Shannon enjoys fishing, movies, spending time with friends and family and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Lily Diaz - Registered Dental AssistantLily Diaz
Registered Dental Assistant

Lily joined the All Star team in 2014 after 2 years of working in general dentistry. She completed her Registered Dental Assisting program at Everest Institute after spending 10 years as a hairstylist. In her spare time she loves doing hair and makeup and spending time with her family, her boyfriend, and her son Omar.

Amber Wood - Registered Dental AssistantAmber Wood
Registered Dental Assistant

Amber joined All Star in 2013 after completing her dental assisting program at The Center for Dental Professionals in Austin. She and her husband Terry have one daughter and have spent their years together as an active military family. She enjoys her regular time at the gym, church, crafting, baking, and spending time watching her daughter compete in gymnastics.

Kaitlyn Polacheck - Registered Dental AssistantKaitlyn Polacheck
Registered Dental Assistant

Kaitlyn joined All Star as a volunteer in 2014 and we instantly wanted to keep her! She soon completed her dental assisting program and became a full time registered dental assistant. Kaitlyn married her husband Steve in 2013 and has one daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and keeping busy with her daughters dance and gymnastics. Kaitlyn was born and raised in Texas in a large family with six siblings. She hopes to have a large family of her own someday.

Katie Davis - Registered Dental AssistantKatie Davis
Registered Dental Assistant

Katie is a University of Mary Hardin Baylor graduate with a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology. She has a passion for working with children in health care settings and spent time volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital and McClane Children’s Hospital before obtaining her RDA and becoming a pediatric dental assistant. Katie loves being active, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the great outdoors.

Savannah Wiley - Registered Dental AssistantSavannah Wiley
Registered Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.


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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