Elizabeth Fernandez, Registered Dental Hygienist


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 Advanced Dental Center for over three 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


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