Meet Your Waco Dental Team
A dentist’s team is the true heart of any practice, and Dr. Cofer is proud to have a truly exceptional heart backing him up here at Premier Family Dental. All of our staff members are highly experienced, unfailingly friendly, and 100% dedicated to helping you achieve your smile goals here in Central Texas. To learn more about the people you’ll meet at your first visit, keep reading below:
Andrea – Business Manager
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 the first visit to completion. She enjoys spending time with her three children, Zumba, boating, biking, skiing, and just generally hanging out at the lake.
Erica – Registered Dental Hygienist
Erica graduated from Coastal Bend College in 2002 with an Associates Degree in 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 – Registered Dental Hygienist
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.
Dana - Treatment Coordinator
Dana has been working in the dental field for nearly 20 years so far. She attended Texas State Technical College in Waco and is a certified Registered Dental Assistant. Her favorite part of working for Dr. Cofer is being able to help patients improve achieve the oral health and happiness they deserve. Seeing them smile as they are leaving is always a wonderful feeling! Originally from San Saba, Dana now lives in Robinson. She and her husband Chad have two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys watching her girls play lots of sports (including softball, basketball, and volleyball) and cheering on the Rangers and Astros too.
Elizabeth - Registered Dental Assistant
Although Elizabeth is a new member of our team, she’s actually been working in the dental field for a decade so far! She has studied at Temple University, McLennan Community College, and Texas State Technical College for her education. She is also certified in nitrous oxide. What she enjoys most about her position is getting to see firsthand the confidence patients gain in their new, improved smiles. Outside of work, has a fiancé named Jon (they’re due to be married in June of 2019) and a daughter named Rileigh. Her hobbies include watching Rileigh play sports, going bike riding on the trails, grilling outdoors, crafting, and spending quality time as a family.
Emily - Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily has worked as both a dental assistant and a dental hygienist, and she first came to our practice two years ago. She has her Associates in Dental Hygiene and is also trained in CPR, nitrous oxide monitoring, and pit and fissure sealants. She loves getting to know her patients and helping them maintain a healthy smile! Originally from Groesbeck, Emily and her husband have two dogs named Kenzi and Callie. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time in church, vacationing, being at the lake, watching sports, and playing golf.
Brittany - Hygiene Coordinator
Brittany’s been working in dentistry for a few years now, and her favorite part of the job is easy – the patients! Getting to know them well over time is extremely enjoyable to her. Originally from Idaho Falls, she has a daughter named Chloe. When she isn’t busy at work, she spends her free time being outdoors, watching Chloe play sports, listening to live music, and visiting new places. Something interesting about her: she’s from a family of seven, and all of them have red hair!
Marlene - Dental Assistant
Marlen has about a decade of dentistry experience. Over that time, she has learned that our patients take first priority, and she appreciates how well our team works together to meet our patients’ needs. As a native to Waco, TX, she graduated from Riesel ISD and studied at ATI. She also has advanced training in coronal polishing, CPR, and pit and fissure sealant. When away from the office, you can find her with her seven-year-old, who loves going to the movies. She also enjoys going to rodeos and being around horses, working out, and shopping.
Wyndi – Registered Dental Hygienist
Wyndi has an impressive 20+ years of experience in the dental field under her belt. She completed her studies at Temple College, and she joined our team in 2020. When asked about her favorite part of her job, she shared that it’s being able to provide patient care while developing a genuine friendship. Outside the office, she loves spending time with her children, cooking, reading, hiking, and running. In fact, she has completed 7 half marathons!
Penny - Insurance Coordinator
Penny has been an important member of our team for the last 5+ years, and she has been in the dental field for nearly 40! Not only is she certified in CPR, but she also has completed numerous continuing education courses at the University of Texas Dental Program over the last three decades. She loves the challenge of dental insurance and getting to see all the patients who have become friends and family over the years. When she isn’t at our office, you can find her spending quality time with her daughter and grandchildren. Together, they love fishing, hunting, gardening, and bird watching.
Micaela - Registered Dental Assistant
Micaela may currently be one of the newest members of our team, but she brings nearly a decade of experience with her. After attending MCC, she continued to expand her clinical expertise by becoming certified in nitrous oxide. She loves that each day she gets the opportunity to interact and educate each patient in her treatment chair. In her free time, she spends every moment she can with her husband and three children. You can often find her cheering them on during sports games and rodeos!
Elaine – Registered Dental Hygienist
Elaine has been helping patients improve their oral health since 1991. She completed her studies at Hill College, The University of North Texas, and Tyler Junior College. Today, she is certified in CPR, nitrous oxide, and sealants. She joined our team in 2020, and she has enjoyed meeting each patient and working alongside her colleagues ever since! She and her husband Rick enjoy spending time with their blended family, which includes three daughters, one grandson, two long-haired dachshunds, and one cat. She also loves golfing, camping, and spending time with her family and church family.