Meet our Friendly Dental Team

Ginger Clayton

Registered Dental Hygienist

Ginger joined our practice in 1998. She truly cares for our patients and strives each day to provide them with excellent treatment and education. Ginger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and with 14 years as a registered dental hygienist, she is highly knowledgeable, especially in the preventive aspects of dentistry. As a valued part of our team, Ginger helps our patients maintain optimal oral health. She’s also happily married with two great kids.

Karen Hayes

Registered Clinical Assistant

A native of Texarkana, Karen is credited with 21 years in the dental field. She loves to see our patients smile with confidence when they feel good about their oral health. Karen also likes working with the close-knit family at Dr. Marracino’s practice and we’re lucky to have such a dedicated team member. Outside of the office, Karen spends time with her husband, three children and four grandchildren. She also enjoys cooking, catering, and entertaining her friends and family.

Darrah Grace

Registered Dental Hygienist

When you visit our Texarkana office, Darrah is one of the wonderful hygienists who will help provide you with a beautiful, clean smile! After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology and an associate’s degree in dental hygiene, Darrah joined our practice in 2007. She’s a true people person and she enjoys meeting our new patients, as well as growing relationships with our existing patients. In her personal time, Darrah loves to ride horses.

Christine Heath

Business Administrator

The day to day operations of our dental practice really keeps the front office buzzing, and our business administrator Christine handles it with grace and a smile. Since joining our practice in 2002, she’s helped patients with scheduling, insurance, and any questions or concerns they may have, improving their experience and making them feel at home. She likes the upbeat atmosphere of the office and loves the whole team. When she’s not at the office keeping us on track, Christine enjoys landscaping, the outdoors, and spending time with family.

Rhonda Asfour

Dental Assistant

Rhonda is originally from Texarkana, AR and has spent 26 years in the dental field so far. Meeting new people is one of her favorite parts of being a dental assistant! She studied at the James Bowie High School before pursuing a career in dentistry. Since her formal education, she went on to receive additional training in CPR and dental X-rays before joining Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry.

When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her two brothers, two sisters, and raising her daughter. She also enjoys yard work, being outside, and flipping houses with her husband. One interesting thing about her is she’s pretty handy with her tools (her co-workers even poke fun at her for always having tools in her car!)

Katie Cobb

Registered Dental Assistant

Originally from Texarkana, Katie has been in the dental field for several years now and greatly enjoys connecting with new patients, catching up with existing ones, and working with an incredible group of people at Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry. For her, one of the most rewarding parts of being in the field is seeing newfound confidence in her patients and their bright smile after treatment is done. After attending Genoa Central High School, she enrolled into the Texarkana School of Dental Assisting in Little Rock. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and visiting new places with family and friends and having girls’ nights out with the PGFD team!

Jenee’ Clayton

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jenee’ has always loved being able to work with patients of all ages over her 26 years in the dental field. Establishing relationships and providing gentle and thorough treatment are two of her favorite things to do as a dental professional. Since graduating from Hope High School, she enrolled into Tyler Junior College and has received certification in skills like dental prophylaxis, scaling and root planing, head and neck oral cancer screenings, dental radiographs, and sealants. She’s been married to her high school sweetheart since 1997 and together they raise 3 kids. Her favorite hobbies include volunteering at her local church in the kid’s ministry, fitness, cooking, swimming, traveling, and yard work.

Tricia Leonoudakis

Dental Hygienist

A Texarkana native, Tricia attended North Texas State University before completing the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at Baylor Dental School. Today, she has 25+ years of experience under her belt, and she has spent the last two full decades right here at Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry! Throughout the years, meeting patients and helping them get the absolute best dental care alongside a great group of people has continued to be her favorite aspect of her job. When she isn’t at our office, she enjoys hanging out with loved ones, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time at the Caddo River.

Ashley

Front Desk Team

Ashley was born and raised in Texas! Now, she is a certified medical billing coder with more than a decade of experience in the dental field. For her, our patients, her colleagues, and the encouraging environment are the best parts of her job.

Ashley comes from a tight-knit family of introverts (with the exception of her husband). Outside of dentistry, her interests include reading, enjoying the outdoors, completing continuing education, and taking family trips out of state each year. One thing you may not know about her is that she likes watching Korean TV shows and plans to visit one day!

Michaelyn Marracino

Human Resources

Michaelyn holds over six years in the dental field, loves meeting with new and existing patients, and enjoys seeing her husband live out his passion for dentistry. Following her graduation from Ouachita Baptist University and Texas A&M University-Texarkana, she would eventually join the practice. To her, family time is the ultimate #1 and she cherishes every moment with her husband, Torin, their 14-month-old daughter Brynleigh, and their puppy, Bailey. She also enjoys relaxing at the beach, skiing, hunting, online shopping, and bonfires with friends! One interesting fact about her is her middle name Winnifred has been passed down for three generations.

 

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