About Our StaffTennison Orthodontics

We love to learn all about our patients and their families, so we hope you’ll enjoy learning a little about us, as well!

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Amy

Amy

Office Manager/Mrs. Dr. Tennison

As Dr. T’s wife since 2000, Amy has earned the designation of most senior staff member and has worn just about every hat at TO at one time or another. She learned very quickly that she is MUCH more suited to front office duties than clinical work, though, so she currently handles most of our marketing, HR, accounts payable, and whatever else might need to be done. Many people may not know that she built a small side-business making cake pops a few years back, so give her a call if you need cute cake on a stick. Needless to say, she has a considerable sweet tooth and finds a question like, “What is your favorite dessert?” quite overwhelming and impossible to answer. She loves what Tennison Orthodontics has become in our community: a place where people can come to feel loved and valued – and also get their teeth straightened.
Not-yet-planned Tennison Ortho TV mini-series casting choice? Minnie Driver

Darra

Darra

Insurance Coordinator/Pinch Hitter

Darra has been with our team since 2009. She worked for 11 years as one of our orthodontic assistants, and then in 2020 she switched over to insurance coordinator, so she has the ability to help in the front or back as needed. Darra loves the beach and dreams of someday vacationing in Greece, and most people don’t know that she is very creative. She enjoys working in an environment where she is genuinely helping people and thinks the practice can be best described using the words professional, transparent, and loving.
Not-yet-planned Tennison Ortho TV mini-series casting choice? Amy Adams

Emma

Emma

Receptionist/Lab Rat

Emma joined our team in 2018 but became a part of our TO family years before that as a patient. She started out as an orthodontic assistant, but feels most at home helping our patients in the front office, taking patients’ records, and handling most of our lab work. She is our resident chocoholic (although Dr. T might fight her for that title) and tells us that her hidden talent is tap dancing, so we’re going to have to see about getting that on video sometime soon! Her favorite part about working here is meeting new and diverse people every day.
Not-yet-planned Tennison Ortho TV mini-series casting choice? Sandra Bullock

Raeann

Raeann

Orthodontic Assistant/TO Lifer

We go WAY back with Raeann! Although Raeann was hired in 2020 (yes, in the middle of a global pandemic), she came into our lives back in 2009 as a patient, and years later, was one of our very first Cleburne High School interns. We think she may like us. She enjoys playing the French horn, loves getting to know our patients and their families, and is passionate about the nonprofit Feeding America. If she ever decides to take some time off for a vacation, you might find her in her dream vacation spot of Hanalei, Hawaii, enjoying her favorite strawberry cake.
Not-yet-planned Tennison Ortho TV mini-series casting choice? Alexis Bledel

Vanessa

Vanessa

Orthodontic Assistant/Joy Spreader

We have been fortunate to enjoy Vanessa’s contagious joy and big laugh in our office since 2015. She describes Tennison Orthodontics as loving, fun, and energetic and she is a big reason why! Her dream vacation is a trip to Mount Everest, and a little-known fact is that Vanessa has studied American Kenpo Karate – so we definitely try to stay on her good side. Vanessa’s favorite parts of her job are loving on our patients and putting a smile on their faces, two things she literally does every single day.
Not-yet-planned Tennison Ortho TV mini-series casting choice? Scarlett Johansson

Vicki

Vicki

Front Office Coordinator/Encourager Extraordinaire

Vicki joined our front office team in 2017 and has been loving, encouraging, and praying with and for our patients (and staff) ever since. She has a true heart for others and loves supporting Cleburne Bible Church’s Benevolence Ministry. Her happy place is wherever her family is, but she dreams of one day vacationing in Santorini, Greece, where you’ll probably find her scuba diving. Oh, and if you ever need to sweet-talk her, a slice of key lime pie – or just about anything lemon or lime - will do the trick.
Not-yet-planned Tennison Ortho TV mini-series casting choice? Katy Mixon