Nederland Family Dental
We take great pride in our team of dental professionals. Please take a moment to get to know us. We look forward to seeing you in the office.
Meet Our Team
Dr. G. Whitney Gomez, DDS
Dr. Whitney Gomez is the owner of Nederland Family Dental. Dr. Gomez was born and raised in Nederland, Texas. He graduated from Nederland High School in 2002 and continued his education at Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Gomez graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School in 2009. Dr. Gomez earned the Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry for being one of the top clinicians in his graduating class.
Dr. Gomez is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Southeast Texas Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Gomez is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Texas Dental Society. Dr. Gomez is also a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and working towards his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Gomez was nominated for Texas New Dentist of the Year in 2013 and Texas New Dentist Leadership Award in 2014.
Dr. Gomez enjoys all aspects of dentistry. He appreciates the family atmosphere of his practice. He finds it very rewarding to treat an entire family. Dr. Gomez says, “One of the most rewarding things I do is to take a patient from a state of disease, pain, infection and unawareness to a state of understanding, health, and having a reason to smile. I love to listen to my patients concerns and values, then establish a treatment that we are both comfortable with.”
Dr. Gomez has a special interest in Implant Dentistry where he has received extensive training. Dr. Gomez has completed a Preceptorship in Dental Implantology at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and is an alumnus of the Engel Institute Dental Implant Training.
Dr. Gomez married his high school sweetheart, April, in 2005. They have two daughters, Mabrey who is four, and Paisley who is two. They just had a baby boy, named Brayden in June. Dr. Gomez loves to raise animals on his “hobby farm” with his family. Dr. Gomez also really loves to hunt and fish.
Dr. Gomez is passionate about dental mission work as well. For the past two summers, he has set up a dental clinic in Mombasa and the Shimba Hills of eastern Kenya with Real 4 Christ Ministries. He sees many Kenyans of all ages who have never seen or heard of a dentist before. He says “The Kenyan people are so thankful and appreciative of the care we are able to provide to them, but what they don’t realize is how much of a blessing it is for us to even be there taking care of them. I once had a young teenage boy who had an abscess, pain, and swelling that walked 15 miles barefooted to be treated. It is and continues to be the most humbling experience of my life.”
Betty Hebert - Dental Hygienist
A graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology, Betty has worked with Nederland Family Dental for eight years. Nederland is Betty’s hometown.
The best thing about being a hygienist is that she gets to see her patients routinely. She loves helping people to feel good about themselves and make a difference in their lives by supporting their health.
When Betty is not busy making peoples’ smiles shine, she enjoys fishing, reading, and hanging out by the campfire with her family and friends.
Christi Gordon - Dental Hygienist
Christi has worked at Nederland Family Dental for 17 years and is a graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology. She loves that many of their team member have been with the practice for a long time. Patients also stay with them forever and it makes the office have a family atmosphere.
The mother of active boys, Christi has no spare time due to baseball, soccer, track, and football, but she dreams of a day when she can read a book or do some gardening.
Lindsay Garcia - Dental Hygienist
Also a graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology, Lindsay is new to Nederland Family Dental. She has been with us since early 2014. She loves meeting interesting people and developing a relationship with her patients.
She likes helping patients achieve their perfect smiles and educating them on how to maintain excellent oral health.
Lindsay is originally from Bridge City, Texas and enjoys reading, riding her bicycle, watching Netflix, and playing with her puppy, Maxwell.
Kayla West - Dental Assistant
Kayla loves seeing patients’ progress through treatment from beginning to end and seeing the smile on her patients’ faces when they complete their treatment.
Originally from Dayton, TX and a graduate of Kaplan College, Kayla has been with Nederland Family Dental for two years. When she’s not helping patients, she enjoys events and activities with her husband and two children.
Sharon Bulls - Dental Assistant
Originally from Bridge City, Texas and a graduate of Kaplan College, Sharon has worked at Nederland family Dental for two years. She loves helping people have the confidence to smile again.
When she’s not improving lives here at the office, she enjoys baseball with her son, spa time with her daughter, and fishing with her husband.
Carrie Leyendecker - Billing Coordinator
A graduate of Lamar University, Carrie really loves her job and has been with Nederland Family Dental for 22 years. She loves her job most because all of the doctors put God first in their lives. This is demonstrated by the way they treat and interact with their families, staff, and patients. This promotes a pleasant work atmosphere. They all genuinely care about each other and our patients. Carrie believes this comes from the top.
Carrie is active in her church and is the youth leader for Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoys spending time with the youth group, her family, sailing, and all water activities.
Kimmi Hoffpauir - Administrator
Kimmi loves developing relationships with her coworkers and patients. In fact, that’s what has kept her around for 21 years.
Originally from Port Neches, Texas, Kimmi loves going to the lake, spending time with her family and her new grandbaby.
Karen Bellow - Administrator
Karen has been in the dental business for 35 years and the last year, Nederland Family Dental had been lucky enough to have her. Karen’s favorite part about her job is building lasting relationships with her coworkers and patients. She believes that the doctor at Nederland Family Dental is the most caring dentist she has ever worked for.
Karen enjoys gardening, family time, and bowling.