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Dr. Paul Latta is a native Tylerite who attended Tyler Junior College and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin. He worked for Delta Drilling Company in Odessa and Tyler and the Trane Corporation in Tyler prior to his decision to continue his education at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.
Dr. Latta has practiced General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Tyler since 1991. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to meet his patients’ needs in a professional manner and a caring environment. He views his staff and his patients as extensions of his family.
Dr. Latta maintains membership in the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the East Texas Dental Society, the Smith County Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has served as Chairman of the Texas New Dentist Committee for the Texas Dental Association and as Secretary/Treasurer of the East Texas Dental Society. Dr. Latta also held the roles of Treasurer, Vice-President and President of the Smith County Dental Society.
Dr. Latta has been awarded the title of Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry and Good Fellow by the Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Latta believes that his skills in dentistry should be utilized to give back to the community he enjoys. He serves as a volunteer dentist with the Texas Mission of Mercy, Give Kids A Smile, the Bethesda Dental Clinic, the St. Paul Children’s Foundation Dental Clinic and People Attempting To Help (PATH). Dr. Latta has also traveled to Belize to perform volunteer dentistry in very remote locations.
Dr. Latta is active with numerous other volunteer positions and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Tyler Junior College Foundation Board and has served as the Chairman of the TJC Foundation Golf Tournament Committee. Dr. Latta is a long-time member of the Tyler Junior College Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Advisory Board and served as Co-Chairman of a TJC Nursing and Health Sciences Facility Task Force. He presently serves as Chairman of the UT Health East Texas Institutional Review Board and is a member of the UT Health East Texas Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Board.
Dr. Latta is a past Chairman of the St. Paul Children’s Foundation golf tournament. He served Historic Tyler as Board President and is also a past President of the Parent Services Center Board. Dr. Latta has served as President of the All Saints Episcopal School Athletic Booster Club Board and was a member of Leadership Tyler Class VII.
Dr. Latta and his wife (Kay) are members of Calvary Baptist Church where her serves as a Deacon and an Adult Sunday School teacher. Kay is an officer and shareholder at the Tyler accounting firm of Henry & Peters, P.C. She has been employed there since graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983. They are extremely proud of their two sons. Andrew attended Baylor University and is a financial analyst with Comcast Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia. Matthew is studying Communication Disorders at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
In their spare time, the Lattas enjoy traveling with family and friends, golf, community volunteering and enjoying the great outdoors with their motorhome.
Michelle joined our team as Office Coordinator in April of 2019. Growing up in Tyler, she graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2010. Michelle then attended the University of North Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2014. She is engaged to fiancé, Trevor and a dog mom to Remi and Luna. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, days at the lake and taking road trips.
Jody began working as a Dental Hygienist with Dr. Latta upon graduation from the Tyler Junior College Dental Hygiene program in July of 1998. She is married and has two active stepdaughters (Kinsey and Milee) as well as a boxer (Lexi) and a cat (Khloe). Jody and her husband (Miles) enjoy attending sporting events, playing softball and bowling in a local league.
Dental Hygienist, Jamie, joined our practice in June of 2004. She is married and has three children (Colton, Baylie and Cutler). They stay busy as a family keeping up with kids playing sports and raising livestock. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys gardening with her husband.
Shekinah joined our team in March of 2021. After graduating from the Tyler Junior College Dental Hygiene program, she continued her education in dental hygiene to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Growing up in Lindale, she graduated from Lindale High School in 2014. Shekinah and her fiancé, Richard, enjoy traveling, being on the beach and spending time with their family and friends.
Frida joined our practice as a Dental Assistant in October of 2020. She grew up in Tyler and graduated from Arch Dental Assistant Academy. She is a dog mom to the cutest chihuahua named Lucy, and a new aunt to her precious nephew Dorian. In her spare time, Frida enjoys walks in the park with her husband, Nathan, playing board games with friends and family, and going on trips.
Kelsey joined our practice as a Dental Assistant in July of 2021. She grew up in the small town of Troup, TX and enjoys being an east TX resident. Kelsey earned her education in dental assisting from Arch Dental Academy. She has experience working with people of all ages and is truly what some may call a “people person”. Kelsey and her boyfriend are dog parents to the most precious English and Italian mastiff, Nohea. In her free time, she enjoys road trips and spending time with loved ones.