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Meet Our Dental Team


Elizabeth Fernandez

REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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Elizabeth graduated from Midwestern State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her dental experience includes periodontics, orthodontics, general practice, and now prosthodontics with Dr. Hopkins.

Elizabeth has been with the dental office of Advanced Dental Center for over seven years and she loves working with all of her wonderful patients. She is passionate about educating her patients and helping them maintain their oral health. She knows the difference a healthy smile can make in a person’s life and she is proud to help patients achieve the smile they deserve.

Elizabeth values continuous education and training. Her certifications include CPR, Sealants, Nitrous Oxide, and OHSA. She also has additional training focusing on periodontal disease & laser treatment, oral cancer & diseases, TMJ disorders & treatment options, and Invisalign.

In her free time, Elizabeth loves spending time with her friends and family including her husband, Manny, and their son, Reilly. Elizabeth has an admiration for the arts and she enjoys painting, crafts, and floral work. Elizabeth also feels it’s important to give back and she does volunteer work for Children’s Medical Center and the Global Aid Network Mission where she helps with numerous medical/dental issues for those in need throughout the world.

Carin Hemmila

REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT

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Carin attended Collin College where she completed her coursework to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Carin has been with Advanced Dental Center for over seven years.

Carin is dedicated to helping her patients and providing them with the dental care they need and deserve. Carin loves getting to know her patients and she finds it incredibly rewarding seeing how their lives change with a new, healthy smile.

Carin feels it’s important to continue to learn and train in order to better care for her patients. In addition to her RDA certification she also Nitrous Oxide certified. Carin also has training in dental photography as well as working with radiographs to better identify diseases of the teeth and oral cavity.

Carin, in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her family including her son, Jacob. Carin loves animals and caring for her pets. She also trains in Krav Maga (Israeli martial arts).

Susan Standard

DENTAL ASSISTANT/ FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT

Susan completed her coursework at Collin College to become aRegistered Dental Assistant. She loves working with her co-workers to provide the care patients deserve at Advanced Dental Center. Susan enjoys meeting new people and seeing the positive effect a healthy smile can make.


Susan feels continuing education and training is important. In addition
to her RDA certification, she is Nitrous Oxide certified. Susan is also
training in dental photography and working with dental materials.


In the evenings and on weekends Susan can usually be found
working at a dental laboratory learning how to handle wax, metal,
ceramic and other materials to make crowns. In her spare time,
Susan enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.

Brenda Casarez

FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR

Brenda began working in the dental field as a RDA but has found her passion at the front desk.

Brenda is the first person you meet upon visiting our office. She is dedicated in helping patients understand their dental benefits and financial options.

In her free time Brenda loves spending time with her husband Jesse and their children Jay, Julissa and Jennady.

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"I have been going to Dr. Hopkins for years now. I was looking for a general dentist but also a doctor that also had a prosthodontist background so any major work that I would require in the future could be done by the doctor who has regularly worked on me. Dr Hopkins has met and even exceeded my expectations in oral care."

Julie W.

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6541 Preston Rd
Ste 100
Plano, TX 75024

Open Today 8:00am - 5:00pm

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