Dr. Tina Foss
Dr. Foss makes her office a fun place to visit. As you enter into each operatory, you will notice all of the rooms are decorated in an inviting décor of animals from different places around the world. She enjoys traveling and taking pictures. She also has a great love for animals and enjoys photographing them. You will notice that she and her staff are usually laughing and joking around, which makes her office feel like a family environment.
Dr. Foss opened her private practice in 2003 after serving in the U.S. Army as a dental resident. She is a loyal fan of Oklahoma University, her alma mater, from which she graduated dental school in 1990. Her gentle hand and that great smile prove most inviting in what can sometimes be a nervous situation.
Dr. Tina Foss
Meet Our Team
Dr. Tina Foss is assisted by a friendly, inviting team loves to joke with patients and are always ready to answer questions. We invite you to read the biographies of the wonderful individuals who make great dental care a reality at North Mesquite Dental. If you would like to meet us in person, please schedule a time to visit our dentist in Mesquite, Texas.
Carrie Alaoui, RDA
Carrie is our Office Manager and has been with North Mesquite Dental since October 2004. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and Eastfield Community College. Carrie became interested in the dental field while in college and worked for a pediatric dentist. She met Dr. Tina Foss while working in another office and knew they would make a great team. She continues to educate herself on the most updated insurance laws to provide patients with exceptional patient services. Carrie became a registered dental assistant in 2008, so don’t be surprised if you see her helping the doctors out. When away from the office, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and dog Jazzmine. Carrie and her husband welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in October of 2014. She is always willing to show new pictures if you ask.
Christie Alvarez, RDH
Christie has been lending a helping hand to North Mesquite Dental since 2011. We are excited to bring her on full time in 2015. Christie is a compassionate and outgoing hygienist who sincerely cares for the overall health of her patients. She feels that providing patients with dental hygiene education and motivation is the best way to prevent gum disease and future dental treatment. Outside of becoming a dental hygienist, she prides herself in being the best mother possible to her four children and her pitty, Abby. Christie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Her favorite activities are going to the lake or beach and riding ATVs. Although Christie lives a very busy life, it’s achievable with the loving support of her friends, family.
Vanessa DeLaTorre, DA
Hello, my name is Vannessa and I started working at North Mesquite Dental Group right out of dental assisting school in 2017 and have stuck with the office ever since. Right from the beginning I knew this office was going to be a comfortable fit, from the incredibly nice patients to the office’s atmosphere. I am currently attending Eastfield community college working on my last few classes before applying to the El Centro hygiene program. Working, going to school, and being a full time dog mom to my German Shepard Captain may be a handful but I’m always looking forward to seeing what the work day brings. When I’m not working or juggling school I like to go out with friends and loved ones and try new places to eat, venture out and try new things! There’s never a dull moment working a long side Dr. Foss and the rest of the girls here. Helping patients feel comfortable while getting their treatment done and making the day run as smoothly as possible is very important to me. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities given to me and to work along side such an amazing staff.
Haley Duncan, DA
Hello, my name is Haley Duncan, and I started working at North Mesquite Dental Group in 2020. I completed the dental assistant course at Pure Dental Assistant Academy, leading the top of my class. I recognize that each patient is unique and deserves to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my Aussie, Malie. I also enjoy riding 4-wheelers, shopping at all the different boutiques, and detailing my car! I am thankful for this opportunity, and I cannot wait to see where this takes me in life.