Meet Our Texas City Team
Every member of our team is hand-picked by Dr. Hackbarth, who insists on hiring professionals who demonstrate competence, caring and, most of all, integrity. He believes that a person's trustworthiness and commitment to excellence are every bit as important as his or her technical skills.
We survey our patients regularly, and the words that come up most often to describe our staff are "kind," "gentle," "thoughtful," and "friendly." The staff is very talented technically and because we have worked together a long time, we've developed an easy rapport that helps treatment go more smoothly. Patients tell us they can sense this, and relax in the knowledge that they're in good hands.
Dr. Willis J. Pumphrey
Dr. Willis J. Pumphrey is a world renowned expert in aligner orthodontics as well as having many years experience with cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry. He has been in practice for over 30 years. Dr. Pumphrey is currently on sabatical for 5 years as he serves on a mission for his church.
After 21 years teaching elementary school, JoAnn Hackbarth joined our team 15 years ago as the office manager. She is deeply embedded in our community, where she has served on many community boards. She truly enjoys seeing our patients’ smiling faces year after year. After hours, JoAnn loves entertaining, decorating, listening to a wide variety of music, craft projects, and keeping up with her grown children and grand-dogs.
Esther is our Registered Dental Hygienist. She received two degrees in applied science, one focused in Dental Assisting and the other in Dental Hygiene. Esther is a member of the ADHA, TDHA, & BADHS. She's called dentistry her career for over 25 years. Esther and her dog Papí live in the Kemah area. In her spare time she plays the piano and sings professionally with her boyfriend, Scott, as well as in a new girl band, “The Flowerettes.” She also enjoys driving limousines.
Adam comes to us with his masters degree in applied mathematics from the University of Houston. He helps our clients with financing options and is an insurance specialist. Adam is also a professional photographer and graphic designer. He spends his free time studying artificial intelligence, Information Technology Security, and helping tutor students from grade school on up through university level math.
Jenna is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been part of our team for over five years. While serving as Dr. Hackbarth’s head assistant she is excellent at helping our guests feel like family, and making their appointments quick and pain-free. Jenna and her fiancé recently purchased their first home, have a dachshund named Boomer, and plan to be married this December. Jenna’s enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Lisa is our New Patient Coordinator and a Registered Dental Assistant. She enjoys educating our patients and helping them get on track toward a healthy and a beautiful smile. Lisa joined our staff in 2015. She has a degree from College of the Mainland. When at home, she loves spending time with her children.
Yosselin, also known as Yozzy, recently moved to Texas from Florida. She has her Dental Assistant Certification from the State of Texas and is our front desk receptionist. During her free time Yozzy enjoys spending time with her family and playing soccer. Yozzy is also bilingual, being fluent in both English and Spanish.
Jane is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 25 years’ experience as a hygienist, and more than 35 years total in dentistry. She graduated from Texas City High School and holds a degree from Tyler Junior College. Jane moved back to Galveston County 3 years ago. She and her husband, Garland, have two chihuahuas, Peep and Squeak. Jane is glad to be home and part of a loving and caring staff.
Ruth comes to us as a Registered Dental Hygienist with over 30 years experience in dentistry. She works part time in our office, and has a calm and professional chairside manner. During her spare time she enjoys activities with her church and spending time with her son, Michael.