Clinical Staff

dentist dallas, sunnyvale, tx

Dr. Cary A. Shatto

Dr. Cary A. Shatto grew up a native Texan. He was born in Houston but also lived in the Dallas area as well as the south Texas valley. Enduring family hardships as a youth he became a ward of the state of Texas and was raised in a boys home where he was instilled values of discipline, responsibility and ambition. During these years he excelled in areas of sports,agriculture and academics. As a result he earned scholarships after graduating from La Porte High School in the Houston area. This enabled him to attain a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University which was a stepping stone to successfully fulfilling his dream as a dental professional from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1992.

Dr. Shatto believes in the philosophy of the complete dental health model where there is an oral systemic connection or in other words a direct correlation between the mouth and how it effects overall health of the body. Eradicating harmful bacteria caused from gum disease and decay are just part of the equation. Straightening crooked teeth is not only a cosmetic reward but more importantly aids in the reduction of bacterial hiding places. Even replacing missing teeth with dental implants or fixed bridges is important in digestive chewing efficiency and keeps teeth from separating leading to food impaction. Lastly the breathing airway from your mouth to your body has been highly overlooked as it relates to sleep because the sleep apnea/snoring epidemic is slowly killing many Americans. Dr. Shatto’s philosophy of the complete dental health model is important to him and his team for the well being and quality of life for his patients.

After many years of practice Dr. Shatto has the experience and expertise in providing comprehensive dental care, orthodontics, implantology, cosmetics and sleep treatment in a caring, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Compassion and understanding are staples in his office.

Dr. Shatto is married to his supportive wife Angela and has three beautiful daughters Shea, Maddi and Jillian. He enjoys movies,tennis, basketball, travel, adventure, dogs and his family life.


Kelly Allen, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and moved to DFW area in Feb 2009. I have a 6 year old daughter named Alyssa who attends 1st grade and recently got married to a wonderful man. We all enjoy watching movies and taking our new dog to the park often.
The last 4 years as a store manager in health and nutrition helped me lead me to want to pursue a health related field in dentistry. I started by becoming a Dental Assistant in August 2010 then decided to continue into Dental Hygiene school and graduated late May 2013. I have been working as a dental hygienist since then. I love teaching my patients about the importance of good oral hygiene and getting the chance to interact with a variety of people to help impact their lives. I am so excited to start this journey with such a wonderful team that works together like a family.

Merryl Brown, RDH

Registered Dental Hygenist
I am a native Texan but lived most of my childhood and adolescence in Des Moines, IA. I returned to Texas at 18 to attend TCU where I studied Health and Wellness. I loved the health field and wanted to expand my knowledge, so I returned to school to become a Dental Assistant in 2007. Then I recently went back to school again to become a Dental Hygienist, and graduated in May of 2015. As a hygienist, I love interacting with my patients and promoting whole body health through the teaching of good oral hygiene.

My husband and I married in 2013 and live in Lake Highlands. We are expected out first child, a son, in November 2016.

Jose Altamiranda

Orthodontic Technician
I am a native of Cartagena, Colombia South America, where I attended the Del Norte University in Barranquilla Colombia and received my medical doctor title in 2001. I came to Dallas about 10 years ago and met my loving and supportive wife and now became parents to a beautiful daughter and son together. I have been with this team for about 7 years now working in the orthodontic field which is my love and passion. It is so fulfilling to see how making a beautiful smile can change peoples life’s forever.

Business Office Staff

Sandy Rodriguez, RDA

Office Manager/Treatment Coordinator
Sandy has been on our team since 1999 and truly feels like part of the family when coming in to work. She has had the privilege to see a lot of her patients for many years. Some as kids now adults with their own children. She was Dr. Shatto’s assistant for 12 years and has graduated to the Assistant Office Manager of the practice.

Sandy, along with her husband Juan enjoy spending their free time with their 3 beautiful children. Isabell, Matthew and Noah are her passion . They spend most of their weekends at the baseball/softball fields cheering them on at games.

Linda Dutton

Appointment and Treatment Coordinator
Linda, who was born in Dallas & raised in Mesquite, joined our team in 2001. Her bubbly voice is the one you’ll hear when scheduling or confirming your visit. In addition to scheduling & marketing, she will also assist you with your treatment plan. Linda’s knowledge with American Sign Language (A.S.L.) help to communicate with our hearing-impaired patients.

Linda was blessed with six adorable grand kids, Hunter, Ethan and the twins Jax and Jake, Tenley and Dylan which she loves spending the majority of her time with. Linda and her wonderful husband Arnold, both have a love for animals They have fostered over 500 dogs and found great homes for them . She also enjoys spending quality time with her two children and their spouses. She attends Sunnyvale Baptist Church and has a passion for serving the Lord.
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.” Philippians 4:13

Brittany Renfro, RDA

Dental Assistant
I was born and raised in Dallas, Tx. I have 2 beautiful daughters my oldest, Peighton and youngest, Adalynn. In our spare time we love to spend time with family and friends, cookout, swim and watch movies. I have been dental assisting since 2011. I love making people feel better at there time of need and making smiles more beautiful. I hope to one day possibly further my career.