Meet Our Team

Cosmetic Dentist Richardson


G. Brooks Haney, DDS

A closeup photograph of Dr. G. Brooks Haney.Dr. Haney, a native Texan, was born and raised in Dallas. He received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and his doctor of dental surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a member of numerous local, state, and national dental organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dallas County Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Texas Dental Association. He has served 3 terms as a representative on the Dallas County Peer Review Board and has recently been an Adjunct Professor at the Baylor College of Dentistry in Operative Dentistry. He has also achieved the status of Goodfellow with the Dallas County Dental Society.

Dr. Haney is proud to have completed the continuum at the prestigious L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. The Pankey Institute is the leader in teaching postgraduate, advanced, restorative concepts to dentists worldwide. Dr. Haney takes numerous hours of continuing education in advanced concepts. He has studied with leaders in the fields of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, having taken courses at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study and courses with Dr. Jon KoisDr. Haney and his staff have had training in TMJ therapies, wire-less braces (Invisalign), sleep apnea treatment6-months Smiles Braces, and advanced Deep Bleaching. He has also made many presentations to local dental study clubs in the fields of implantology and cosmetics.

Dr. G. Brooks Haney and his family in their living room.Throughout his career, Dr. Haney has committed his practice to high quality care delivered in a personalized and extremely caring environment. He and his staff are continually educated in the most advanced dental techniques. He has found that many patients appreciate the opportunity to speak and be heard. He allows sufficient time to listen to patient desires and concerns, as well as answer all of their questions before treatment begins. Dr. Haney believes it is more important to know the patient and understand their concerns and desires than to merely examine teeth. People really appreciate not feeling rushed and spending quality time with the doctor.

He and his wife, Susan, have 2 children, Anna and Chris. They are long-time members of the Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Richardson, where both Dr. Haney and his wife have served on several boards. Dr. Haney is a trustee with Dallas Boys Baseball Incorporated and has served many years with the organization. He has taught select baseball for several years in the Dallas area. He is extremely dedicated to his family and their activities. He enjoys coaching, all sports, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Audra Tunnell – Patient Coordinator

A photo of Audra Tunnell – Patient Coordinator.Audra is originally from Houston, TX and moved to Dallas in the late 80's. She now resides with her husband, Jon, in Plano. Audra has over 20 years of experience in the dental industry.

For the benefit of her patients she always strives to be knowledgeable on current dental practices and procedures. She is a tremendous asset to our practice and patients. Audra thoroughly enjoys getting to know each patient individually and their families.

It is important to her that each patient knows that she will do all that she can to help them achieve their dental goals. She is always working hard to help our patients find solutions. Audra can assist our family of patients in explaining any treatment necessary, financial arrangements, length of appointments and scheduling, etc.

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"I love working with a team that helps our patients achieve their dental goals."

Melba Benavides, RDH

Melba was born in Tulsa, OK. She moved to Texas in 1974 and now resides in Plano.

A photo of Melba Benavides, RDH.She graduated in 1981 from the Dental Hygiene program at TheUniversity of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Upon graduating, she moved to Dallas and began working for Dr. Haney at that time. Melba attends multiple Continuing Education courses each year to keep up with the latest in dental technology. Melba has attended the vaunted Dental Hygiene program at The Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, FL.

Melba enjoys movies, reading, good food and above all time spent with close friends and family. She enjoys getting to know her patients and their families and has built lifelong relationships with many of her patients through the years.

She says that she loves being a member of such a dedicated team that is always creating new and improved smiles for so many patients.

Melba has seen the many changes in dentistry though the years and strives to continue to stay on top of her profession and to provide quality care to her patients in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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“How great it is to work for such a phenomenal Doctor and with such a fantastic and fun team that all share the same goals, vision and philosophy for our practice. Every day is a new adventure and one to which we always look forward!”

Kelli Carter, RDA (Dental Assistant)

A photograph of Kelli Carter, RDA (Dental Assistant).Kelli is the newest addition to our dental team.

She was born in Paris, TX. She married her high school sweetheart, Chad, and their family now resides in Sachse. They have three wonderful children, Sara (12), Brett (10) and Lucas (5). After being a stay at home mom for 12 years, Kelli graduated from Dental Careers Foundation as a Registered Dental Assistant in August of 2008. She is certified in Radiology, Infection Control, Jurisprudence and CPR.

Kelli’s time in the dental field has been brief, but she says that working with our great staff has taught her the importance of a strong team.

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“It is a pleasure working in such a fun and positive environment!”

Susan Haney – Front Office Asst.

A photo of Susan Haney – Front Office Asst.Susan and Dr. Haney have been married for over 30 years. They have 2 wonderful children, Anna and Chris. Susan has been working in our office for many years and has been through a considerable amount of dental training.

Susan has been so important to our practice over the years in dealing with insurance coverages, keeping charge of our records, updating our files, working as a receptionist when needed, making appointments, website management, and handling recare.

Her caring and gentle attitude towards our patients and staff are extremely comforting. She is always willing to “go the extra mile” to do whatever it takes to help our patients have a great experience.

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“I just enjoy being a part of a practice where the staff and patients have so much fun together.”