Meet our Team of Dental Experts
Diana Cardona, RDA/Office Administrator
Diana started with West U Dental Smiles when Dr. Dodig opened the office. She has more than 13 years of experience in the dental field as a dental assistant, working in the business office and in office management. She keeps her RDA certification with annual continuing education so that she is able to assist with our patients. Diana works closely with the dentist and staff to ensure that every patient has the ultimate dental experience, from the first phone call until patient completes their treatment. She is available to discuss treatment plans, financial arrangements, appointment scheduling or to answer any questions you may have regarding the office. Diana enjoys spending her free time with her husband, three lovely children and her two German shepherd dogs. She also enjoys visiting her second home in Mexico.
Corinne Kirby, RDH
Our Registered Dental Hygienist Corinne has been practicing for more than 15 years. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Texas in 2001 after living in South Dakota for 10 years. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at the North Dakota State College of Science. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. She is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Hygiene Society, Bellaire Periodontics Dental Hygiene Study Club and the American Dental Hygiene Association.
Susan Palacios, RDA
Susan is our Registered Dental Assistant. She received her dental education from Astrodome Dental Branch in 2003. Susan has continued to increase her dental knowledge each year, taking continuing education courses. Susan is fluent in Spanish, which has been a great addition to the practice for our Spanish speaking patients. She continues to expand her skills by learning and implementing new techniques to provide care to patients. She enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter Angelina. Her hobbies are playing soccer, volleyball, traveling and visiting family in her home country of Peru.
Patty Rodriguez, RDA/ Recare Specialist
Patty began working at West U Dental Smiles 5 years ago. Throughout her years of working as a dental assistant, she has gained knowledge of many areas of the practice. Her primary goal has been scheduling hygiene visits, verifying insurances, and helping patients obtain the best benefits from their insurance company. Patty also shares the office administration duties with her co-worker Diana Cardona. She truly enjoys her job and that can easily be proven by her performance. Patty’s hobbies are running, spinning, and shopping. She is married with two kids, an 18 year old who plays baseball and a 14 year old who loves to dance. She loves watching them perform. She also enjoys taking trips with her husband and watching the Texans play. They love to drive to Destin, FL in the summer and enjoy the white sand beaches.
Catherine Humphries, RDH
Catherine, our Registered Dental Hygienist, has been practicing for nearly 8 years. She takes pride in educating our patients about the importance of oral hygiene. She also finds value in nutrition and fitness. Originally from South Carolina, she and her husband, Chris, moved to Houston early last year. On her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband exploring Houston and checking out different music venues. She is a BMW enthusiast who loves to travel and visit with family and friends. She loves her German Shepherd and 2 cats, which she treats as family members.