A pediatric dentist is a professional who has specialized in the treatment of pediatric and adolescent dental patients. The doctors and staff at Legacy are highly qualified, compassionate individuals who strive to provide excellent care for infants through adolescents and special needs children in our community. We are especially adept at handling the child who may experience slight apprehension toward the dental visit through those who suffer from severe anxiety or behavioral difficulties. We also believe it to be vitally important to include parents and caregivers through education and providing clear and comprehensive information pertaining to all aspects of dental health. These areas include nutritional counseling, prevention of dental disease, and conservative treatment options.
Our team is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for both parents and children and continually strives to make each and every visit to the dentist a positive and pleasurable experience! We gladly welcome any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s visit to Legacy Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry.
Dr. Doss was born in Kemp, Texas, where some of his family still lives. He grew up there and graduated from Kemp High School. He attended Texas Christian University from 1970-1974 where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Immediately following, he completed a year of graduate study in Microbiology. He then attend the University of Texas Dental School at Houston and completed a two year residency in Pediatric Dentistry of Texas Children’s Hospital. During his second year there, Dr. Doss served as the Chief Resident in Pediatric Dentistry. Since 1981, Dr. Doss has been practicing Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Likewise, Dr. Doss is a member of local, state and national dental societies.
Dr. Doss has been married since November, 1980 to Maureen (Mo) and has two grown children, Michael and Kaydee and daughter in law Megan. He enjoys reading, playing golf and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Doss is also an active member of Christ Chapel Bible Church.
Dr. Gold was born in Galveston, TX and was raised in Palestine, TX. Upon graduation from high school, she moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science in 2006. Dr. Gold continued her education at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston and graduated with her DDS degree in 2010. Her interest in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry led her to remain in Houston to complete a two year residency, also at the University of Texas School of Dentistry.
Dr. Gold is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of national, state and local dental associations and is a part of a Spear Study Group in Fort Worth. She is affiliated with many community organizations such as Junior Women’s Club, Texas A&M Alumni Association and volunteering with the Middle School youth group at her church. She has four siblings and she has recently taken on a new role as aunt to her niece and nephew. Dr. Gold’s hobbies include traveling, running, cooking, going to Aggie football games and spending time with her family and friends.
Daena is our sedation and hospital coordinator. She has been in the dental field for over 18 years and loves every minute of it. She has been married for over 19 years. She and her husband are parents of two wonderful children, Aaron and Gisselle. Daena’s free time includes spending time with her family and friends, watching movies and doing crafts.
Debbie Cypert is our office manager. She has been with our office since 1987. She and her husband Harold have been married for 40 years. In her free time she enjoys crafting with her grandchildren.
Rachelle is our front office receptionist. She has been with our office since 2008. Rachelle is the first face you see when you enter out office. When she is not answering phones, Rachelle loves to interact with our patients in the waiting room, making sure they are having fun and enjoying their time with us.
Marisa Morrow is our check out receptionist. She has been with our office since 2013. She has been happily married for 3 years. Marisa and her husband have a beautiful 18-month-old little boy named Cole
Debra Deeds has been with our office since 2004. She has been a dental hygienist for over 29 years with experience in general and pediatric clinical hygiene and school based preventive programs. Debra graduated from Texas Women's University with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. She and her husband Lee have a combined family of 3 children and a son in law. They are members of Mayfield Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Debra enjoys reading, traveling, watching sports and spending time with her family.
Lacey Sinclair is one of our three dental assistants. Lacey has been with our office since 2009 and was a patient since age 3. When Lacey is not at work, she enjoys staying fit by participating in CrossFit and other fitness activities. She has a dog named Loki who she says is one of her best friends.
Debbie Gitchell is our collection and insurance coordinator. She has been with our office since 1992. She has two children, a daughter and a son. In her free time, Debbie likes to read and travel.
Tracy is our recall and appointment coordinator. Tracey has been in the dental field for almost 31 years, mainly in clinical and hospital setting. She has 2 AMAZING boys, Rylie and Michael. Tracy attends Birchman Baptist Church. Her hobbies include reading, health & nutrition and spending time with her boys and friends.
Dawn Brucks started working at our office in 2013. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1988. After graduation she and her husband Russ were married. They have a beautiful daughter who attends the University of Oklahoma. Dawn likes to spend most of her time at home with her family or on their family ranch in Brownwood, TX.
Jana is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been in the dental field for 4 years. Her areas of expertise includes pediatric care and general dentistry. She and her husband, Bryan have 2 kids, Thomas and Logan. Her hobbies are reading and spending time with her family.
Jackie Owens has been in the dental field since 2014. Her area of expertise includes pediatric and special needs care in a clinical setting. She loves working with children and seeing them smile every day. She and her husband Marc have been together for 7 years and just recently got married in October of 2016. They share 2 fur-children, a dog and a cat. Jackie loves to write poetry in her free time and traveling with her family.
Julie Fowler has been in the dental field for over 2 years. Her love for children is what brought her to work at a pediatric office. Julie and her husband Josh live in Poolville, TX and have a beautiful 6-year-old daughter named Kyleigh. Julie likes to spend her free time at home with her family and their two dogs.
Melissa Stanley has been a hygienist for 9 years. She graduated from Texas Women’s University in 2009. She worked at a general dentist office for 9 years and discovered her love for pediatrics in May 2016. She has been happily married for 10 years. She and her husband have three beautiful boys, Landon, Logan and Levi.
Sydnee Poynter graduated from Texas Academy of Dental Assisting in December of 2016. She has been a patient with us since she was a baby. Sydnee loves working with our special needs patients. Sydnee loves spending her free time with her boyfriend Stone on his ranch in Blum, TX.