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Nederland Family Dental

Meet the Team at 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.

Dr. G. Whitney Gomez, DDS

Owner - General Dentist specializing in Complex Surgical and Restorative Rehabilitation

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 has served as President, and been 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 was nominated for Texas New Dentist of the Year in 2013 and Texas New Dentist Leadership Award in 2014.

Dr. Gomez really appreciates the family atmosphere of his practice and his team.  Dr. Gomez says, "One of the things I am most proud of is the team that surrounds me.  This starts with my biggest cheerleader and supporter at home, my wife April.  The rest of my team at our practice works extremely hard every day to provide the best care and most unique experience for our patients.  We are consistently training, growing, and honing our skills.  We are all committed to excellence."  

Dr. Gomez has a special interest in Implant, Cosmetic, and Sedation 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 Clinical Mastery Series, Engel Institute Dental Implant Training, and has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education throughout his career.  Dr. Gomez has a passion for treating patients with very complex and extensive conditions.  He states, "The most rewarding thing for me in dentistry is to take a patient that has lost all hope, confidence, the ability to smile, eat, or function properly, and restoring all of these things back for them.  With all the knowledge, technology, and techniques we have, it is truly amazing the see the change in people lives from start to finish.  I'm beyond grateful that I am able to provide these services for patients."

Dr. Gomez married his high school sweetheart, April, in 2005. They have two daughters, Mabrey and Paisley, and a son, Brayden.  In his spare time, Dr. Gomez loves to travel, cook on his pellet grill, exercise, and coach his children in sports.  He also has a passion for the outdoors in which he loves to hunt and fish.  


Dr. Alyssa Noyola, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Alyssa Noyola was born and raised in Plano, Texas.  After high school, she moved to San Antonio where she attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Noyola always had a passion for helping others and after going on a mission trip to Honduras with her dental society, she decided to pursue her passion to become a dentist. She completed her education at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School and graduated in 2019. 


After practicing with Pacific Dental in her hometown of Plano, Dr. Noyola moved to Southeast Texas to be with her husband, and has been with Nederland Family Dental since June 2020. She enjoys getting to know every patient on a personal level and providing them the comprehensive dental care they need. 


Dr. Noyola married her husband, Jordan, in May 2021. They have two long haired dachshunds, Maggie and Micki - “M&M”. A new addition to the Noyola family will be coming in December 2022, a baby boy! Dr. Noyola loves rooting for her favorite sports teams, especially the Dallas Cowboys. She is enjoying the small town married life and looks forward to taking care of patients here for years to come. 

Dr. Jaryd Royer, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Jaryd Royer was born and raised here in Southeast Texas. His fascination for dentistry began after high school when he started working for a local dental laboratory. He attended Lamar University and obtained a Bachelor degree in Physical Chemistry while earning his National Board Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology. After working as a Certified Dental Technician for a few years, he knew he wanted to continue pursuing his passion for dentistry and attended Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. While in dental school, Dr. Royer received several awards including: Award of Excellence from the American College of Prosthodontists, Dean’s Award in Outstanding Clinical Pairings, and was recognized as one of the university’s top student clinicians due to his dedication in serving the community and his patients.

Dr. Royer strives to provide the best possible dental care while maintaining a meaningful and respectful relationship with all of his patients. His professional interests include implants, dentures, surgery, and preventative medicine. Outside the clinic, Dr. Royer is the father of two beautiful children & enjoys spending as much time with them as he can; they all enjoy bike rides, outdoor activities, and doing arts and crafts together. Dr. Royer looks forward to continuing his career at Nederland Family Dental and cannot wait to provide his patients with healthy, confident smiles.

Logan Crooks

Director of Growth and Operations

A Nederland native and a graduate of Lamar University, Logan began her career working in finance and human resources for large businesses.  She realized that she wanted to be in a position where she was part of a caring team that makes a real difference to the community, so she joined the Nederland Family Dental Team.  As Director of Growth and Operations, Logan keeps the practice running smoothly while helping us connect even more of the community with great dental care. Logan loves the culture and vision of Dr. Gomez and the rest of the Nederland Dental Family. 

Logan married her best friend and wonderful husband in 2019 and started a family. As a mother to two young children, "spare time" is a bit hard to find but in a few years, she'd love to spend more time traveling and exploring the world with her family.

Betty Herbert - Dental Hygienist

Betty Hebert, RDH

Dental Hygienist

A graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology, Betty has worked with Nederland Family Dental for fifteen years. Nederland is Betty’s hometown. She has been at Nederland Family Dental since 2006. 

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 loves fishing, reading, and hanging out by the campfire. She enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband of over 30 years, two grown children and three grandchildren. 

Sierra Meade, RDH

Dental Hygienist

A graduate from Lamar Institute of Technology, Sierra has been with the practice since 2017. Sierra has resided in Nederland throughout her life and loves her small home town. She chose dental hygiene because she loves making patients feel good about their smile and being able to educate them on how to take the best care of their overall oral health. Sierra loves the bond she makes with all of her patients and how the team at the office is like family.


Outside of work Sierra loves spending time with her family. She has a beautiful baby girl and a little boy on the way. Sierra has a mini zoo with all of her fur babies and wouldn’t change a thing. 


 Holli Kramlick , RDH - Dental Hygienist

Holli Kramlick, RDH

Dental Hygienist

A graduate from LIT, Holli has worked at Nederland Family Dental since 2019. She is very passionate about helping and educating patients on their oral health. She loves being able to call her coworkers and patients family and as the life of the party Holli loves making everyone smile. 

Outside of the office Holli loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. Together they enjoy wagon rides, picnics and playing hide and seek. In her spare time she enjoys reading a good book, watching home improvement shows or the cooking channel. 


Brenda Do, RDH

Dental Hygienist

A Louisiana native who graduated from Lamar Institute of Technology, Brenda chose to start her career here in Southeast Texas.  She joined Nederland Family Dental in 2021 and continues to invest her expertise and energy into the team who provides the best dental care for their patients.

She is truly passionate about her profession, always educating her patients on oral heath and confidence. She is thorough and educates them so they can achieve the oral health and confidence that they deserve.


In Brenda’s free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading, but ultimately, spending time with family. She continually strives to grow personally and professionally so that she can better serve her community.

Dianna Kaiser, RDA

Dental Assistant

A Hamshire resident, Dianna is a Certified Dental Assistant and has been an integral member of the team since 2018. With nearly 25 years as a dental assistant, she loves making long-term relationships with her patients and helping them feel at ease and comfortable. She is passionate about changing our patients smiles' for the better and loves to see how smiles can transform with the different services, techniques and technology available at Nederland Family Dental. Although she loves working with her amazing team here, when she is not working she enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with her husband Chris and her two sons Gage & Mason. 

 Brandi Felps , RDA - Dental Assistant

Brandi Felps, RDA

Dental Assistant

A resident of Port Neches, Brandi has been with Nederland Family Dental for nearly 2 years and a RDA for 5 years. What is most rewarding about being in dentistry is helping to educate her patients on dental procedures and helping to create smiles that boost patient's confidence and self-esteem.

When Brandi is not working chair side, she enjoys staying involved with her children's multiple activities and sports, being surrounded by family & friends, shopping and crafting.


Marian Pham, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Marian, a Port Arthur resident, has been a part of the Nederland Family Dental family since 2021. A lover of learning, Marian attended Port Neches Groves High School and graduated in 2014 and later attended UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. With a Texas Dental Assisting License and certification from the Dental Assisting National Board, she loves seeing a patient light up and their self esteem increase after treatment is completed. She also enjoys working alongside the doctors to provide the best care possible for each and every patient. In her spare time, Marian loves to spend time with her family and friends, shopping and traveling. 


Allison Fuentes , RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

A resident of Port Neches, Allison chose to work in dentistry as a way to help people feel good about themselves and she loves to see people smile. She began her journey to pursue dentistry shortly after graduating Port Neches Groves High School in 2018 when she became a Registered Dental Assistant after graduating from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry . Allison loves coming to work every day because she knows that her efforts result in a beautiful smile. She has been part of the Nederland Family Dental team since March of 2022. Outside of the office she loves to shop, travel, cook and spend time with her family and dog! 

Kayla West - Administration

Kayla West

Front Office Administration

Kayla loves to see patients’ progress through treatment from beginning to end and seeing the smile on her patients’ faces when completed.

Originally from Dayton, TX and a graduate of Kaplan College, Kayla has been with Nederland Family Dental for nine years. When she’s not helping patients, she enjoys events and activities with her husband and two children.

Carrie Leyendecker - Billing Coordinator

Carrie Leyendecker

Billing Coordinator

Carrie began working for Nederland Family Dental in 1991 and has a Certificate of Completion in Office Administration, which she received from Lamar University. Thirty years later she continues to remain passionate with helping patients achieve their dental goals.

Carrie is active in her childhood congregation, Trinity Lutheran Church, and enjoys kayaking, sailing and being surrounded by family around a beach campfire.

Christi Gordon - Dental Hygienist

Christi Gordon, RDH

Hygiene Schedule Coordinator

Christi has worked at Nederland Family Dental for twenty-four years and is a graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology. She loves that many of the team members have been with the practice for a long time. Patients also stay with the practice forever and it makes the office 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.

Kryspen Smith

Treatment Coordinator

Kryspen has been a valued member of the Nederland Family Dental team since 2021. Before joining the practice she had years of experience working as a CDA in dermatology. She enjoys meeting and greeting our patients and welcoming them into our family-friendly practice. Kryspen enjoys being part of a team that values dedication to excellence and values patients above all else. Her idea of a perfect Sunday is hanging out outside and grilling with family and friends. 

Heather Strother

Sterilization Technician

Heather joined the Nederland Family early in 2022. She believes that a smile is the prettiest thing anyone will ever wear and loves to help patients smile. Heather loves seeing the personal pride that everyone takes in their job and loves being part of an extended family when she is away from her own.  


A  Resident of Hamshire, she has been married to her husband for over 13 years and together they have three wonderful children.  Heather loves bingo, camping, swimming, and rooting her kids on as they play sports.

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Holli the hygienist talks about her experience with IV sedation

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