Mike A. Musso, DDS
Dr. Mike Musso was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. As a young child, he watched his father practice dentistry and knew that he wanted to be a dentist. Dr. Musso majored in zoology, with a minor in Spanish, at Texas Tech University before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1990. He joined his father at Musso Family Dentistry, and has been practicing for more than 27 years. Dr. Musso continues to hone his dentistry skills, and has completed a number of advanced training programs and continuing education courses, including the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Gary Kadi’s NextLevel Practice, and Invisalign® training.
Dr. Musso values the relationships he has built with our patients over time. His goal as a dentist is to provide total care for his patients. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Dallas Country Dental Society. Dr. Musso has three children. He enjoys his children’s activities, whether going to his son’s football games or watching his daughter cheerlead. He also loves coaching his daughter’s basketball team. His sons are both extremely talented, and play in a Beatles cover band. Dr. Mike spends time at his lake house where he fishes and knee boards. He also enjoys travelling anywhere with a nice tropical view or skiing.
Mark C. Musso, DDS
Like his brother, Dr. Mark Musso majored in zoology at Texas Tech University before earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1994. He then joined his brother and father at Musso Family Dentistry. Dr. Musso continues to work at advancing his dental education, and has
received advanced training in implant dentistry and Invisalign®.
Dr. Musso is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, the Dallas County Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, and Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He has bene practicing for over 20 years, and wants to honor God by using the gifts He gave him to make a difference in the health of his patients. Dr. Musso and his wife have two daughters and two sons. Some of his hobbies include working out, golfing, and coaching his sons’ sports.
Mark B. Waggoner, DDS
Dr. Mark Waggoner is a skilled general dentist with extensive experience in oral surgery. We are pleased to have him as part of our team at Musso Family Dentistry.
Dr. Charla Newhouse
Dr. Charla Newhouse was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 with dual degrees in Biology and Psychology then continued on to earn her Dental degree in 2011 from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Newhouse has wanted to become a dentist since high school and truly enjoys changing peoples lives through their smiles. She is passionate about all aspects of general dentistry and strives to treat patients as if they were her family. Dr. Newhouse and her husband Ben have two children. Outside of work she enjoys running, reading, traveling and anything Disney!
Meet Our Team
Musso Family Dentistry wouldn’t be what it is today without our friendly dental team! Our caring dental professionals are like family, and work hard to improve the oral health of our patients, maintaining a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere and offering the highest quality of care to each of our patients. Please call us at 972-840-8477 to learn more about dental care in Garland, Texas, and schedule your appointment with our experienced dentists. We are eager to meet you!
Mandy – Office Manager
Mandy has been in the dental field for over 10 years. She loves the people she gets to interact with. She is very passionate about our patients and team. Most importantly, Mandy makes sure that our patients are provided with top quality care and feel comfortable and welcoming each time they visit our practice. Outside of work, Mandy enjoys the outdoors. She spends most of her time camping, boating, and playing sports with her husband Dennis and their two boys, Mason and Cash.
Kristi – Patient Care Coordinator
Our Patient Care Coordinator, Kristi, is the first smile you’ll see when you walk into our office. With over twenty years in the dental field, she is great at helping patients feel comfortable when they call or visit our office. Kristi enjoys going to her son’s football games. She also loves going to motocross and camping with her husband and friends on the weekend.
Eren – Insurance Coordinator
Eren is an insurance expert. She solves insurance issues, and helps our patients feel comfortable about all their benefits. She has over 13 years of experience in handling dental insurance, and is also a licensed beautician; she loves to color and cut hair on the weekends. She also has other great talents – she is amazing at cooking and making jewelry!
Lori – Dental Hygienist
Lori has been an integral part of the Musso Family Dental team for over 10 years! As a hygienist, she educates her patients about total health and wellness, and appreciates working with a knowledgeable team that strives to give patients the best care possible. She is the proud mother of two beautiful kids, Hannah and Adam. She enjoys going to Stars games and likes spending time outside!
Sahar – Dental Hygienist
Sahar is one of our hygienists at Musso Family Dentistry. She loves being able to provide her patients with the proper care they need not only for their oral health, but for their overall health. Sahar is Iranian, and is fluent in Farsi. She attended the University of Oklahoma for her prerequisites, and then went to the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio for Dental Hygiene school. Sahar loves dogs, and has a yorkie named Boomer. She enjoys photography, working out, playing soccer and basketball, and loves to water her Sooners, Mavericks, and Cowboys play.
Jennifer – Registered Dental Assistant
Jennifer has been working for Musso Family Dentistry for over 15 years. She is the life of the party and always has everyone laughing. When she’s not in the office caring for her patients, Jennifer is a professional actress. When she isn’t acting or working at Musso Family Dentistry, she loves to work out. Jennifer and her husband, Jeff, have a beautiful baby girl named Abby.
Trina – Registered Dental Assistant
Trina brings over 12 years of assisting experience to our team. She does an amazing job of keeping our patients comfortable and smiling during their appointments. She is married to a firefighter/paramedic, and is the proud mom of two boys. She enjoys photography and plays kickball with her boys in her spare time. She is also an excellent bowler.