Meet the Team
At Tieken Smiles Dentistry, we've assembled a seasoned team with collectively more than 100 years of experience in dentistry! More important, though, they all share a real love of improving our patients' lives and a desire to treat you like a VIP.
Dr. Dylan Rutherford, DDS
Dr. Dylan Rutherford was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, Texas and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 2009. He attended Texas Tech University, graduating summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012. For his dental education, he attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, graduating in 2017. Dr. Rutherford enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and looks forward to providing a high standard of care to all of his patients. In his spare time, Dr. Rutherford enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and fishing. He is excited to become a member of the League City community.
A registered dental hygienist, Darby has been involved in dentistry since 2018 and graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2020. She joined the Tieken Smiles team in 2020 and loves the positive, patient-oriented environment. She is certified in placing sealants, laser dentistry, nitrous oxide monitoring, and CPR. When she is not working she likes to spend time with friends and family, spend time outdoors, and try different crafting projects.
A registered dental hygienist, Traci began her career in dentistry in 1992 as an orthodontic assistant. She received her dental hygiene license from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1996 and has been working at Tieken Smiles Dentistry since 2001. She is certified in laser dentistry, sealant placement, and inhaled sedation monitoring. She is a graduate of the Las Vegas Institute in Evolutionary Hygiene in Support of Aesthetic Dentistry. She is certified by the Scheduling Institute and has attended classes in implant care and complete mouth-to-body health. She enjoys making the dental environment a fun, safe place for people to achieve their optimum oral health. In her free time, she enjoys watching any sport her two sons are playing, raising livestock for show, and spending time with her husband and other family and friends.
Lindsay has been in the dental field since 2012 and has worked at Tieken Smiles Dentistry since 2013. She is certified in laser, inhaled sedation, sealants, and CPR. She enjoys getting to know our patients, making them feel comfortable in our League City, TX dentist office, and helping them see improvements. She also likes her awesome teammates! She enjoys spending time with family and friends, dining at restaurants—especially if a margarita is involved—playing sand volleyball, and participating in group fitness classes.
A registered dental hygienist, Lauren began her career in dentistry in 2010 and received her dental hygiene license from Coastal Bend College in 2015. She has been with Tieken Smiles Dentistry since 2016. Her certifications include the Scheduling Institute, laser dentistry, and sealants placement. She enjoys helping patients obtain a healthy smile. Her pastimes outside the office include watching and attending Houston Astros games, spoiling her two dogs, traveling, and spending time with family, especially if it involves outdoor activities.
Ashley has 5 years of experience as a dental assistant and joined Tieken Smiles in July of 2019. Ashley loves getting to know her patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible when they come in for their dental visits. During her free time, Ashley enjoys playing and spending time with her dog, cooking, and discovering new restaurants.
Penny has been involved in dentistry since 1999 and has worked with Dr. Tieken since 2016. She is CPR certified and a registered dental assistant. Her favorite part of the job is making her patients comfortable and creating beautiful smiles. Penny has a Texas cosmetology license and enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her daughter play softball.
A registered dental assistant, Felicia has worked in the dental field since 2005 and since 2011 with Dr. Tieken. Her certifications include OSHA, CPR, Scheduling Institute Five Star, and inhaled sedation monitoring. She has completed continuing education courses in implants, dental aesthetics, restorations, sleep apnea, and dental health. She loves being able to transform patients' smiles, giving them confidence and a renewed sense of self. She also enjoys making them comfortable in our League City, TX dentist office and informing them about their dental health and the advanced dental technologies available to them. She enjoys watching movies and spending time outside the office with her two daughters and son.
Dominique has been with Tieken Smiles Dentistry since 2020. She moved to League City from Louisiana. Dominique enjoys getting out into the community, and meeting new patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, going to Pure Barre, and playing with her dog Tucker.
Team Lead/Treatment Coordinator
Carol has worked in the dental field since 1987, she has been with Tieken Smiles Dentistry since 2001. She has certifications from the Scheduling Institute and the Las Vegas Institute, a top provider of dental continuing education. She loves helping our patients find affordable ways to attain their dreams and great smiles. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking. She and her husband have three dogs.
Daisy has over 10 years of experience in the dental field and joined the Tieken Smiles Dentistry team in 2018. She loves working with patients to give them hassle-free appointment scheduling. She is bilingual (fluent Spanish) and loves crafting and makeup artistry. During her free time, Daisy enjoys spending time with her daughter and going on family vacations, especially to Disney World.
Ready to experience Tieken Smiles Dentistry? Call (281) 942-0444 or contact us to book a visit to our League City, TX dentist office.
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