We love and care for the families of our practice, and take pride in giving exceptional service every day.
Dr. Melissa Rozas has a personality and size (4’11”) that is a custom fit for pediatric dentistry. Her experience with dentistry began around age 3 when her four upper incisors had to be extracted because of dental decay due to drinking Coke in a baby bottle. Many dental appointments later for cavities, 3 sets of braces, and a set of wisdom teeth removed, she still loved going to see her dentists. “I knew very early that I loved being in a dental office atmosphere and that I wanted to be a pediatric dentist”. She also had a cousin who was a pediatric dentist in Mississippi and visiting his office was the highlight of her trip!
Dr. Rozas graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science in 1991, and in 1995 she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Following dental school, she completed a two-year residency at the University of Texas at Houston and Hermann Hospital where she received her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry in 1997. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Dallas and started her own practice in 1998.
Dr. Rozas is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Over the last 15 years, she has been recognized as a leader in the local dental community, as well as state and national organizations. She is past president of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and past Director of College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She was the Chairman of the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society from 2007- 2013, and she is currently on the Board of Directors for the Dallas County Dental Society. Dr. Rozas is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Rozas is passionate about educating families and her patients on dental health and she is committed to giving each child excellent care. She resides in Coppell with her husband, Tim and their two children, Bryce and Lauren. When she is not taking care of little teeth, she is busy with her children and their activities in dance, basketball, golf and school.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Dr. Terra Compton attended Oklahoma State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2006. She then moved to Mesa, AZ, and concurrently obtained her Masters in Public Health and Doctor of Dental Medicine degrees from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. After dental school, Dr. Compton moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her dream of being a pediatric dentist by completing a two year pediatric dental residency at Children's National Medical Center.
Dr. Compton is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society.
Dr. Compton lives in Dallas with her husband Miles and their new daughter Sylvie. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, walking their two dogs around White Rock Lake, and cheering on the OSU Cowboys!
A Ft. Worth native, Dr. Loria Nahatis graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2000. While attending high school and college, Dr. Nahatis worked in a pediatric dental office part-time, proving to herself that she indeed wanted to seek a career in pediatric dentistry. She actually met Dr. Rozas while working there! After college graduation, she immediately began pursuing her dream to become a pediatric dentist and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2004. During dental school, she was on the Dean’s Honor List 2000-2004, was an elected member of the Odontological Honor Society, participated in the Pediatric Dentistry Departmental Summer Honors Program, and received academic scholarships. Following dental school, Dr. Nahatis earned her pediatric specialty certificate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 2006.
Dr. Nahatis is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association and the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society.
Dr. Nahatis lives in Dallas with her husband, Takis, and their children, Athan and Alice. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, cooking, and traveling.
Priscila Swearingen was born and raised in Mansfield, Texas. She attended both Tarrant County Junior College and North Texas State University. Priscila started in the pediatric dental field in 1993 as a clinical assistant and joined Dr. Rozas as her business manager in 1998. Her experience in both the clinical and business area of dentistry, make Priscila an excellent resource in all areas of the practice.
Priscila resides in Coppell with her husband, Will and their three children, Haley, Tripp and Jett. Although her after-work schedule is filled with carpool, homework and numerous sports activities, she still finds a little spare time for herself. She enjoys competing in mud runs, exercising and listening to books on her ipod. But her favorite activity is spending time with family and friends traveling, being outside, and simply enjoying each other’s company.
Tammy Duncan has been in pediatric dentistry since 1986. She started as a dental assistant as a teenager in Lubbock and now works as Dr. Rozas’ Financial Administrator and Patient Coordinator since 2001. Tammy is certified in CPR, Radiation and Nitrous Oxide administration. She attends continuing education programs throughout the year to keep her up to date on the most current changes in the pediatric field. Having a great knowledge and experience in both the clinical setting and the business area of pediatric dentistry helps her make parents and children feel more comfortable about their visits to the dentist.
Born and raised in Lubbock, Tammy is a true Red Raider fan! She lives in Flower Mound with her two children and their beloved dogs Sassy and Rascal. When not working, Tammy enjoys spending time with her family, friends, shopping and traveling.
Jamie Barrows has been involved in dentistry since 1988, and she has been with Dr. Rozas’ practice since 2000. She is involved with patient and parents in scheduling treatment and new patient appointments. Another aspect of her job is to help guide parents through the dental experience if they need to be treated in a hospital setting. Jamie is also certified in Nitrous Oxide and Radiology. Jamie most enjoys working with her colleagues in a fun environment and delivering excellent care to our patients and parents.
Jamie lives in Lewisville, with her husband Paul, and their two children, Megan and Brandon. Her two teenagers keep her very busy when away from work with school activities, dance and soccer. Her favorite pastime is working on her family’s scrapbook.
Roxanne began working with Dr. Rozas in 2010. She brings joy to our team primarily working with patients scheduling their preventative care and treatment appointments. Her friendly smile and laugh makes her shine daily. Her hard work and computer knowledge ensures that our patients will receive the utmost level of care! While not in the office, Roxanne loves to spend time with her husband, family, friends and pups.
Mandy Goff started with Dr. Rozas as a chair side dental assistant in 1999. She worked both full and part time while attending college and pursuing her education at Tarrant County College to obtain a degree in Dental Hygiene. While in hygiene school, Mandy was Vice President of the Students of American Dental Hygiene Association (SADHA), and presently she is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) as well as the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association (TDHA). Mandy chose to work in the pediatric dental field because she enjoys educating children on the importance of a healthy smile and good dental health. She also finds a real since of fulfillment when she works with the mentally and physically challenged children.
Mandy resides in Irving and is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have three beautiful children: two rowdy boys, Austin and Harper who keep them busy on their toes, along with their newest addition, Brooklyn, who will soon follow suite! Away from work, Mandy enjoys taking trips, doing crafts and spending time with her friends and loved ones.
Kelli Thompson received her Dental Hygiene license from Baylor College of Dentistry in May 2004. Because of her love for children, Kelli accepted a position in a pediatric dental office straight out of school and she joined Dr. Rozas’ team in April 2007. Kelli enjoys pediatrics and loves guiding her patients through the dental experience, teaching them the importance of good dental health while making each visit fun. Kelli is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and Texas Dental Hygiene Association.
Kelli resides in Grapevine with her husband Ry and their two precious girls, Bella and Lyla. She and Ry are huge Aggie fans and spend weekends in the fall watching their favorite football team play. Kelli also enjoys traveling, scrapbooking and hanging out with her family and friends.
Lara joined Dr. Rozas’ team in January 2012. A native of Nashville, TN, she received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. After moving to Texas in 2008, Lara returned to school and became an RDA (Registered Dental Assistant). Lara is certified in Radiology, Infection Control, Jurisprudence, and CPR. Her business experience coupled with her clinical dental experience makes Lara a valuable asset for Dr. Rozas’ staff
Lara currently resides in Denton with her husband Mitch, their daughter Charlotte, their Lab/Border Collie mix Kenzie, and cat Zoe. In her free time, Lara likes being outdoors, swimming, and traveling back to Tennessee to visit family.
Christina joined Dr. Rozas’ team in June of 2011 while completing her externship for her dental assisting certification. She officially graduated from Anthem College’s Dental Assisting program in November 2011. Christina is certified in Radiology, Nitrous Oxide Administration, CPR and Infection Control. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge and skills through continuing education and clinical training. Being at Dr. Rozas’ office, has allowed Christina to fulfill her dream of working in the pediatric dental field. Her love for children, combined with being able to work in the pediatric dental field, makes every day fulfilling.
Christina currently resides in Dallas. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She is a huge animal lover. When she’s not at Dr. Rozas’ office, spending time outdoors with her family’s 5 dogs and cat keep her quite busy!
Shannon joined the team in February 2013. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2000, and proceeded to work in the banking industry for 9 years. After her daughters were born, she decided to stay home and enjoy those precious years. As her children got older, Shannon decided to return to school and received her Dental Assistant Certification in 2012. Shannon is certified in Radiology, Nitrous Oxide Administration, CPR and Infection Control. Shannon loves working in pediatrics. Holding a child’s hand on their first visit or laughing with them at silly jokes makes every day a joy for her.
Haley officially joined Dr. Rozas’ team in July 2014. However, she may look familiar to some of you because Haley has been a member of our team off and on since she was in high school. While helping out in our office throughout her years in high school, Haley discovered she was passionate about the dental world and even more so about helping kids with their dental care. Haley proceeded to pursue a dental career after graduating from Coppell High School and received her Registered Dental Assistants certification in 2010. Haley is also certified in Radiology, Infection Control, Jurisprudence, Nitrous Oxide and CPR. We are thrilled to have watched her grow up and now have her as an official member of the Rozas team!
Haley lives in Coppell with her pitbull, Hank. She loves country music and has a heart for animals. In fact, she has been known to bring home stray animals at any given time! During her spare time she loves spending time and traveling with her family. On any given week night you can find her at her family home helping her siblings with their evening homework.