Healthy Smiles for Central Texas Families Since 1993
About Our Office
The brand new Waco dental office of Dr. Rick Cofer will continue in the tradition of excellence that Central Texas families have come to expect from us. Our practice philosophy is based on the golden rule: We treat people the way we want to be treated – like family. Value is vital, and we keep our dental care affordable while maintaining quality with a comprehensive offering of services. Convenient to Lorena and Robinson, we take our commitment to being of service seriously by providing care for the entire Waco area.
Dr. Cofer grew up in Irving, Texas. He studied biology at McMurray University before attending Baylor School of Dentistry. Premier Family Dentistry is Dr. Cofer's second practice, officially opened on February 28, 2012.
Dr. Cofer is associated with Texas Advanced Dental Seminars and Seattle Study Club, and has been for over five years. He's married with three children and enjoys motorcycle riding, flying small airplanes, boating with his family, and biking.
Andrea is responsible for all aspects of running Premier Family Dental including filing insurance, financial coordination, and treatment coordination. She's been in the dental field for over 10 years, spending all of that time with her husband, Dr. Cofer She has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. She enjoys working with all of our nice patients and using her knowledge of finance and dentistry to help patients accomplish their goals, allowing her to walk them through the entire process from first visit to completion. She enjoys spending time with her three children, Zumba, boating, biking, skiing, and just generally hanging out at the lake.
Jessica joined Premier Family Dental in August of 2012. Originally from South Carolina, she moved to Waco in 2012 with her husband. Her primary role at Premier Family Dental is Office Coordinator, and she is also a Registered Dental Assistant. When she’s not helping our patients in the front office, she is assisting Dr. Cofer. Jessica is responsible for scheduling appointments, answering insurance questions, reviewing treatment plans with patients, and more. She genuinely enjoys meeting and talking with our patients, always sharing a friendly smile. Her outgoing and fun-loving personality makes her a valuable asset to our practice. Jessica and her husband have been married for seven years and they have one daughter. She enjoys sewing, traveling, cooking, and – most of all – spending quality time with her family.
Erica graduated from Coastal Bend College in 2002 with an Associates Degree on Dental Hygiene. She is experienced in working with patients of all ages and periodontal conditions. She is certified in CPR, Pit and Fissure Sealants, and is up to date on her Continuing Education requirements with the latest knowledge and comprehensive skills. Erica ensures to give each patient the highest quality care in a relaxing environment. Her hobbies include swimming, snow skiing, Texas Ranger baseball games, and vacationing with her husband and 2 boys.
Jana started her dental career in 1998 through the TSTC Dental Assisting program and continued as a dental assistant until 2003. It was then that she began the pursuit of her current career via the dental hygiene program at Wharton County Junior College, where she graduated in 2005 with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Jana keeps up with the latest technology and patient care techniques, and has current CPR certification as well as certification in nitrous oxide monitoring. Jana enjoys swimming, water skiing, and outdoor sports with her husband and their two kids.
With more than two decades of dental experience, Kim is a favorite with our patients, and loves helping them achieve their smile goals. Kim was raised in central Texas, and received her registered dental assistant degree from Texas State Technical College. Kim didn’t stop with just her RDA. She continues her education and holds certification and expertise in such specialties as implant surgery assisting, scanning and customizing, teeth in a day, CEREC, and more. In her spare time, Kim likes to spend time with her family, friends, and beloved pets. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, hunting, and fishing.
With more than 30 years of experience in the dental field, Penny joined our practice in 2006. She enjoys working one on one with patients to maximize dental insurance coverage, and getting to know patients and making them feel like family. Originally from Corsicana, TX, Penny loves spending time with her daughter, Casey, son-in-law, James, and grandchildren, Ava and Emmett. When she’s not busy with her family, Penny enjoys bird watching, cooking, yard work, University of Texas football, and outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.
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Fantastic dentist AND staff! The office is clean and exceptionally beautiful. I've always been seen BEFORE my appointment time even starts. I appreciate that everyone is patient and takes time to teach. They've more than ...