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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

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.”

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”. 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, Kyler and Olive. He 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.

Christi Gordon - Dental Hygienist

Christi Gordon, RDH

Dental Hygienist

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.

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.

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.

Sierra Meade, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Holli Kramlick, RDH

Dental Hygienist

A graduate from LIT, Holli has worked at Nederland Family Dental for nearly 3 years. She loves being able to call her coworkers and patients family. 

Outside of work, Holli loves spending time outside with her two kiddos and husband. We enjoy wagon rides, picnics and playing hide and seek.

Dianna Kaiser, 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.


Victoria Cavazos, RDA

Dental Assistant

Sharon Bulls - Dental Assistant

Sharon Bulls, RDA

Front Office Administration

Kayla West - Dental Assistant

Kayla West, RDA

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

A graduate of Lamar University, Carrie really loves her job and has been with Nederland Family Dental for 30 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.

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His staff and himself are so professional and friendly

I have been a patient of Dr. Gomez for almost a year. His staff and himself are so professional and friendly. I was so scared to go back to a dentist after my last experience with another dentist in orange. I decided to try out Nederland family dental and am so glad I did. Everyone there welcomed me like I have been a patient for years and didn't make me feel gross for not going to the dentist for a while. I love Nederland Family Dental.

- Bree T.

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