Meet Our Staff


I was born in Louisiana but moved to Houston at a very young age; you could say that I am a transplanted Texan. After graduating from school I started a career in Dentistry. I started working with Dr. Cress in 1993. In 1995, I assisted him in the opening of his private practice in Sugar Land. We have worked together for so many years he has made me a part of his family. I received my certification as a Registered Dental Assistant from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in 2007. In my spare time I like reading, watching movies and playing with my basset hound.

Judy - CFDSM Staff


I am the friendly face that greets you when you enter our office. For many years my experience had been in the medical profession, but in the year 2005, Dr. Cress gave me the opportunity to join his dental team as his front office coordinator. It has been a fun experience learning the dental field. Although born and raised in Long Island, New York, I have enjoyed living in the Sugar Land area. My children have graduated from college allowing my husband and me the freedom to travel and visit them out of town. We both enjoy gardening, bike riding, cooking and spending time with our family dog.

Janis - CFDSM Staff


I have worked in the dental field since 1977, first as a dental assistant and currently as a dental hygienist. I graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch-Houston, Dental Hygiene program in 1994. Needless to say, I enjoy working in the dental field! I have seen first hand how dentistry has shifted from just “drill and fill” to treating the patient as a whole. There’s more to the mouth than just teeth! A patients overall health is affected by the condition of their mouth and oral habits. I recently completed a course on Orofacial Myofuntional Therapy held at Columbia University. This therapy is used to correct the proper function of the tongue and facial muscles used at rest and for swallowing. Did you know that serious health problems may result from the improper function of muscles used in swallowing? Working with Dr. Cress has allowed me to expand my professional abilities so that I can better treat our patients not only in keeping their mouths healthy, but their bodies healthy also!

Lori - CFDSM Staff