Dental Care in Dallas - Staff Bios
Stephanie Shackelford – Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie graduated from Texas A&M University before studying at the Baylor College of Dentistry. Her certifications and trainings include:
- AHA CPR
- Nitrous oxide monitoring
- Soft tissue laser certification
Stephanie routinely adds to her expertise through continuing education courses. Highlights include courses focused on:
- Periodontal disease maintenance
- Dental implant care and maintenance
- Orthodontics and Invisalign™
- Benefits of antioxidants on oral health
Stephanie and her husband, Miles, have two children: Hudson and Lily. When away from the office, Stephanie loves playing with her kids, cooking and baking, vegetable gardening, refinishing furniture, doing arts and crafts, reading, using essential oils, and Pinterest-ing!
Grace Smedley – Office Manager
Grace is a long-time team member and Dr. Alhadef’s office manager. She graduated from both Western Texas College and Austin Community College, where she received her dental assistant certification. Her certifications and trainings include:
- LVI extensive training
- Roger Levine Management
- Pinnacle Consulting Group, Inc.
She has added to her knowledge with several continuing education courses, including:
- International Association for Orthodontics certificate
- Seattle Study Club training
Grace is married to Danny Smedley. They have three grown sons - Thomas, Aaron, and Michael - and one daughter, Lauren. They also have two grandsons. In her spare time, Grace enjoys golfing, gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Julie Dallas – Scheduling and Financial Coordinator
Julie is a graduate of the University of Colorado, earning her bachelor’s degree in finance. She has also received her real estate license.
As Dr. Alhadef’s scheduling and financial coordinator, she has also completed numerous continuing education courses. Her favorite of these was the Seattle Study Club.
Julie has three children ― Hunter, Jenna, and Blake. When away from the office, she enjoys gardening, doing arts and crafts, oil painting, decorating, fishing and other water/lake sports, Pinterest-ing, cooking, refurbishing furniture, reading, and watching The Walking Dead.
Natalia Figueroa – Registered Dental Assistant
Natalia graduated from Javeriana University in Colombia and has several years of experience in the dental field. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Her certifications and trainings include:
- Invisalign fundamentals
Natalia routinely adds to her knowledge through continuing education courses, and her most recent courses include:
- Sleep-disordered Breathing
- Total Patient Service (ToPS) Total Immersion
Natalia was born and raised in Colombia and has one son, Mateo. In her free time, she enjoys making jewelry and crafts, going to movies with her son, reading, dancing, and taking Zumba classes.