About Us

Meet the Burnet Team

We have a wonderful, dedicated and professional staff working hard to make your smiles bright and keep your teeth healthy. Meet them below!

Susan Henson

Susan Henson, DMD

Dr. Henson is a native Texan and grew up in Georgetown. She attended Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Dr. Henson and her husband have a daughter and twin boys. She likes to spend time at her family's house on Lake LBJ. She really enjoys practicing dentistry in Burnet!

Nancy Yousef

Nancy Yousef, DDS

Dr. Yousef was raised in Egypt and later moved to California with her husband. Shortly after, she attended and graduated from New York University College of Dentistry. After graduation, she and her husband decided to move to Central Texas. She enjoys crocheting, sewing & old book folding in her spare time.

Dr. Carla Thomas, DDS

Dr. Carla Thomas graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry and obtained her undergraduate degree from Baylor University. While at Baylor College of Dentistry, Dr. Thomas did research over the “Development of a Hybrid Scaffold for Enhanced Odontogenic Regeneration.”

Dr. Thomas is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

When Dr. Thomas is not with her patients, she can be found working out with her husband, playing volleyball or spending time with their two dogs, Riley and Millie.

Jen Banton

Jen Banton

Henson Dental Family Off. Mgr.

Jen joined our practice in 2011. She graduated from Temple College in 2010 and then from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2013. Jen is married and has two beautiful children with her husband, Zeke, whom she met while serving in the United States Marine Corps. She enjoys coaching soccer in her spare time and has a passion for community dentistry.

Brooke Mott

Brooke Mott

Registered Dental Hygienist

Brooke joined our practice in 2013. She attended high school in Lampasas and went on to earn her hygiene degree from Temple College. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her husband, Jerald, and their two children, Riley and Kyleigh.

Mylea Hernandez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Mylea is a homegrown Burnet girl with over 14 years of dental experience. She started out as a dental assistant and went to dental hygiene school at Coastal Bend College where she graduated in 2014 with highest honors. Mylea enjoys spending time on her family ranch, watching college football, listening to live music, and just being with family and friends.

Tina Thomas

Tina Thomas

Registered Dental Hygienist

Tina came to our practice in 2015 and very quickly became a beloved part of our team. She has been practicing for more than twenty years and loves meeting new people. Tina and her husband have two children and two grandchildren that are the joy of their lives.

Kayleigh Lawson

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayleigh grew up in Lampasas and graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Temple College. She enjoys researching the latest holistic approaches to dentistry and even won an award in dental hygiene school for her research on "Honeybee Products used in Dentistry." Kayleigh has three adorable fur babies and a 7 year old nephew named Chandler who keeps her on her toes. In her spare time you can catch her at Lake Buchanan with her partner and a good book!


Leighanne Walker

Registered Dental Assistant

Leighanne was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Austin in 2009. She started at our office in October of 2018 and fit right in to the mold. In her spare time she like hunting, fishing and spending time with her husband and their boys.

Faran Ischy

Registered Dental Assistant

Faran was born and raised in Bertram TX and graduated from Dental Assisting School in 2020. Faran joined our team in May of 2021. She enjoys meeting new people and learning new things! In her spare time she likes to be around family and enjoys listening to music.

Paula Pierce

Paula Pierce

Patient Coordinator

Paula lives in Lake Buchanan, TX. She lived in San Saba, TX. for twenty years and started at the San Saba location about 11 years ago as an assistant. She eventually transitioned to the front desk. Paula moved to the Burnet location in 2018 and now has love for both offices. She has two grown sons and a set of beautiful, vibrant 7-year-old twin granddaughters! In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family, camping and going to Port Aransas.

Makinze Campbell

Financial Coordinator

Makinze grew up on the lake in Lago Vista, and went to MS and HS in Burnet. She enjoys JESUS, fishing, traveling, seeing family, playing volleyball and working with the team and patients at Burnet Dentistry!


JZee Freeman

Insurance Coordinator

JZee and her husband, Austin, have a daughter named Raylee. JZee has been in the dental field since 2016 and grew up in Ballinger, Texas. In her spare time she enjoys family time and riding their RZR.

Shelly Maynard

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

Shelly joined our practice in mid 2014 and comes to us with extensive dental experience. She grew up in Andice, Texas and has a son, Kaden. Shelly has a large family and enjoys lake activities as well as dance.