Meet our team

Tom Novak - Dentist Read Bio

Dr. Tom Novak graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps for five years, where he earned “Top Doc” honors. He also earned a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998. Dr. Novak is a voracious reader and conscientious student of his profession, having achieved certifications in numerous areas (LANAP laser, Six Month Smiles (tooth-colored braces), Snap on Smile, implants, and many others). Dr. Novak is...Read More

Alisa O'Bannon - Dental Assistant Read Bio

Alisa joined our office in 1996 and has over 33 years of experience. As a dental assistant, she works side-by-side with our doctors to provide effective care for a full range of issues. She is very proud of the efficient care we provide and loves helping others solve their dental problems. Alisa’s hobbies include gardening and crafts. She has one daughter and is married to her husband Steve.

Dana Simmons - Dental Assistant Read Bio

Dana joined our team as a dental assistant in 2003 but has than 25 years of experience in dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and well-being, and she loves working with the rest of our team. Her outside interests include traveling, working in her yard, and spending time with family.

Kirsti Gilley - Dental Assistant Read Bio

Kirsti joined our office in 2012. She enjoys working with our amazing team and helping others. Every day, she works chairside with our dentists to create smiles that are healthy, beautiful, and functional. Away from the office, she loves shopping and spending time with family and friends. Kirsti is married and has one daughter.

Chelsey Johanson - Dental Assistant Read Bio

Chelsea has lived in Weatherford for 23 years. She enjoys working with our dental team to help our patients achieve their dental goals. She joined our team in 2014, but has been in the dental field for three years. Her hobbies include spending time with family and playing with her two puppies.

Lorie Ragon - Hygienist Read Bio

Lorie joined our practice in 1997. With her concern for others and her many years of experience as a dental hygienist, she can help you enjoy better oral health and well-being. During your visit, she’ll be happy to offer you tips for taking better care of your smile, in addition to cleaning your teeth and gums. Lorie is married and has two sons.

Laura Chilcutt - Hygienist Read Bio

As another one of our three dental hygienists, Laura can help you clean your smile and prevent new problems from developing through a preventive service like dental sealants. She can also help with laser care for gum disease and fever blisters. Originally from Oklahoma, she has more than 23 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She treats patients the same way she would treat visitors to her own home. Away from the office, Laura enjoys going to stock shows and showing la...Read More

Jana Stewart - Hygienist Read Bio

Jana graduated from Austin Community College and loves her profession as a dental hygienist. She is married with two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys being outside in the sunshine and reading. Jana is passionate about seeing people transform their smiles with good oral hygiene. Jana loves meeting such a diverse group of people and says “You never know who is going to touch your life until they walk into it!”

Cynthia Barton - Insurance Coordinator Read Bio

As our insurance coordinator, Cynthia is happy to answer your questions about your benefits and the billing process. She has lived in Weatherford for over 30 years and has more than 28 years of experience in dentistry. She loves being part of our extended family and enjoys seeing our patients every day. One of Cynthia’s biggest interests outside of work is gardening.

Linda Gonzales - Hygiene Coordinator Read Bio

Originally from West Texas, Linda helps us schedule appointments for our three hygienists. She has more than 14 years of experience in the dental industry, and is also a registered dental assistant. She values our office’s family-oriented environment and enjoys seeing our patients leave with a confident smile after their appointment. Linda’s hobbies include antiquing and going to estate sales. She’s been married for 20 years and has two kids. She loves spending time with her family.

Kim Hodges - Treatment Coordinator Read Bio

Kim has lived in Weatherford for 15 years and has over 12 years of experience in the dental field. Kim loves being a part of a close knit work family and as treatment plan coordinator enjoys interacting with and helping patients. She is married to Greg Hodges, has two boys and two granddaughters. Outside of work, she loves watching movies, spoiling her granddaughters, and spending time with her family.

Michelle Ballard - Office Manager Read Bio

Michelle is a Weatherford native with more than 15 years of management experience. She enjoys working in our friendly, fun atmosphere and loves interacting with our patients, whether they’re visiting for the first time or have been seeing us for years. Michelle is married to her best friend, Randy, and when they aren’t bouncing between school activities and sporting events, they enjoy bow hunting, rifle hunting, and fishing. She also enjoys hanging out with her family at the dinner table and wat...Read More

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At Thomas J. Novak, DDS we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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