Our Team

Jo Ellen – Office Manager
Jo Ellen has been managing our practice since 1996. She calls herself the “resident perfectionist”, so you can be sure you will be in good (and organized!) hands. JoEllen is the person that can help you with insurance questions, questions regarding your bill, or anything else you may need. Originally, she is from New Orleans and began her career in the dental field in 1991. Away from the office, JoEllen enjoys exploring the small towns of Texas, taking cruises with her husband and playing with her grand baby! She also likes gardening, decorating her home and spending time with family and friends.
Cari – Patient Account Coordinator
Cari joined Central Austin Dental in 2008. She is one of the first friendly faces you will see as you enter the office. Cari is extremely helpful with insurance and is committed to serving all your scheduling needs. Her gentle nature and positive disposition will certainly make you at ease. When not at work, Cari enjoys taking her kids to Zilker Park, reading, and horse back riding.
Dot – Registered Dental Hygienist
Dot has been in the dental field for over 25 years, 1st working as an RDA for 14 years before returning to school and obtaining her RDH in ’94. Dot is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Assoc. and served as its trustee for several years. She is active in volunteering in Community Ed Service in the public school system in Austin. Dot and her husband have 2 children. Dot enjoys Yoga and traveling.
Dana – Registered Dental Hygienist
Dana graduated from Del Mar College in 2011 and is happy to be back in Austin. She is very excited to have gained a new dental family, where she can earn the confidence and trust from her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, yoga, reading, and traveling. Dana is a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association.
Ashley – Registered Dental Assistant
Ashley has been assiting since 2010, and joined Central Austin Dental in 2012. She’s lived in Austin since birth and when she isn’t working she is spending her time outdoors with her son playing at Zilker Park or enjoying a walk at Mt. Bonnell. She also enjoys reading, exercising, and playing volleyball.
Clara – Registered Dental Assistant
Clara has been a Dental Assistant with our practice since 2010. She loves to help people and provide great care in dentistry. She’s been in Austin over 18 years and When she’s not at work, Clara enjoys gardening and being outdoors with her kids.