Dr. Chris Yelton grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. While in dental school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he participated in endodontic research and gave presentations at numerous professional meetings all over the United States. Dr. Yelton graduated Summa Cum Laude and was accepted straight out of dental school into the Stowers Johnson Postgraduate Endodontic Program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. While in his residency Dr. Yelton served as Chief Resident, gave endodontic lectures and provided clinical assistance and supervision to dental students, and published articles in the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Yelton has published articles on obturation, 3D imaging with CBCT, and the use of ultrasonics. Learn More
Dr. Lauren Shin received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, graduating as the Salutatorian of her class. Her academic achievements include the Dean’s Salutatorian Award and Scholarship, Herbert K. Yee Scholarship Award for Scholarship and Character, Tau Kappa Omega Honor Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.Learn More
Dr. Miguel Martinez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD). Upon graduation, he entered military service as a general dentist at Fort Benning, GA. Dr. Martinez went on to serve in a Field Dental Unit in Fort Bragg, NC and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 until 2007. Upon returning from deployment, he was accepted into the U.S. Army Endodontic Residency Program in Fort Bragg, NC where he earned his Endodontic Certificate. He moved to Fort Bliss, TX to serve as the Chief of Endodontics. After 4 military moves and 9 years of Army service, Dr. Martinez was ready to call Texas home and be part of this wonderful state. Dr. Martinez is happily married to his wife Ashley and has two beautiful twin sons, Sebastian and Giulianno. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially attending his son’s baseball games.
Hailey grew up in Highland Village, Texas and found her home at Essential Endodontics in 2020. She has worked in the dental field for over 5 years with experience in front office and marketing. Hailey enjoys connecting with patients and providing a space where they can feel reassured and at ease with their dental treatment. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, spending time with her fur babies and expressing her creativity through pastry decorating, makeup, and music.