Dr. Suzan Harris
School of Dentistry
Dr. Suzan Harris started her career in dentistry in 1977 as a Certified Dental Assistant on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Dentistry has undoubtedly been an integral part of most of her life. In 2000, she graduated from Marian University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry minor. She then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry, earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2004. Dr. Harris is also a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Central Texas Dental Society.
Dr. Harris wants to use the skills she has learned through her education and many years of experience to help others. And in the summer of 2011, she opened Texas Star Smiles in hopes of providing excellent preventative dental care to the community. Suzan truly believes that she can make a difference in helping to increase dental awareness in Killeen.
When Dr. Harris is not practicing dentistry or working in the community, she loves gardening and spending as much time as she can with her grand-kids. You will instantly see that she has an unwavering bond with children, and would love for them to all have gorgeous smiles.
Ultimately, Dr. Harris’s main goal is to offer exceptional dental care to her patients in a comfortable and calming environment. She truly takes the time and patience needed to relieve any doubts or concerns her patients may have. Dr. Harris and her staff look forward to providing this type of care to you and your family.
Dr. Thembi Evans
University of Maryland
School of Dentistry
Dr. Thembi Evans was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Miami, Florida where she completed her early, middle and high school educations.
After receiving a full academic scholarship, she graduated with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biomedical engineering from the University of Florida. After deciding to pursue a career in dentistry, Dr. Evans moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she obtained her dental degree from the University of Maryland Dental School. While there, she tutored high school students as part of the Head Start program and performed volunteer services in the Dominican Republic. After obtaining her dental degree, she completed a general practice residency at the Washington, D.C. VA hospital with surgical rotations at the Washington Hospital Center.
Upon completion of the residency, Dr. Evans decided to move back to Miami to be closer to her family and open her own general practice office. During that time, she focused on creating a warm, friendly office where even the most fearful of patients would be comfortable seeking treatment. She’s maintained abreast with current techniques and treatments with many hours of continuing education courses and holds certifications in Invisalign and Soft Tissue Management.
After 13 years as a small business owner, Dr. Evans made the difficult choice to sell her practice so that she could spend more time with her husband and 2 young children. The opportunity to associate with Dr. Harris in her office in Killeen prompted Dr. Evans to move with her family to central Texas.
Dr. Evans looks forward to providing you outstanding service and compassionate care while helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Cynthia L White, RDH
Department of Dental Hygiene
Cynthia is our passionate Registered Dental Hygienist that is dedicated to providing you with quality and comfortable dental care. She was born in Germany and was raised in Temple, TX.
Cynthia received her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Temple College in 2012 and has been practicing dental hygiene for the past 2 years. Cynthia enjoys helping people improve their smiles and oral health. Cynthia strives to provide her patients with a comfortable experience and attends continuing education courses frequently throughout the year to keep up with the newest products and services in dentistry to better serve her patients.
When asked why she enjoys working at Texas Star Smiles, her response was, "Our Doctors always have the patient's best interest at hand and strive daily to meet the goals of our patients. The staff at Texas Star Smiles always think of the patient as an individual. The dedication of our team is unwavering, and I am proud to be a part of it."
During her free time, Cynthia enjoys spending time parenting with her husband, playing at the park with their daughter, riding horses, and relaxing at home.