Meet Our Team

Dr. Jorge Gutierrez

Dr. Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch, he has practiced in the Houston and Katy area since 1986. He is experienced in both Invisalign Orthodontics as well as traditional braces.

Align Technology has called on Dr. Gutierrez to teach their certification courses that are required for doctors who want to use the Invisalign system. He continues to be recognized by Invisalign as a Diamond Provider which automatically places him in the top 1% by experience.

Dr. Gutierrez is a member of the following organizations:

  • Houston District Dental Society
  • American Dental Association
  • American Orthodontic Society

Dr. Ray McLendon

Dr. McLendon is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch and has practiced in the Houston area since 1981.

He has been a guest lecturer all across the country for continuing education programs.

He is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Greater Houston District Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists

Nessa – Practice Administrator

Nessa is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch. With over 33 years experience, she is still passionate about dentistry and loves serving and educating patients about their dental health. Nessa has worked with Dr. Gutierrez since 1986. She is happily married with four children: Jessica and Haley (twins), Bryce, and Brooke. In her spare time, Nessa loves reading, personal development, and traveling.

Amy – Treatment Coordinator

Amy has been with the KCC team since 2012 as one of our Treatment Coordinators. She has lived in Katy for over 20 years. Amy is married to Matt and they have two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Maddi. She loves to travel to other countries and learn about different cultures. Her two favorite pastimes (even when traveling) are reading and playing tennis.

Annie – Insurance Coordinator

Annie is an alumni of Texas Tech University and has been on the KCC team since day one of the practice. She has 31 years experience helping patients get their full insurance benefits. Annie loves spending time with her husband, Mark, and their children, Travis and his wife Sarah, Austin, and Cody. Her favorite activities are yoga and jogging with her two dogs, Abby and Ag.

Sara – Clinical Assistant

Sara is a Registered Dental Assistant who joined the KCC team in August of 2007. She is our Lead Clinical Assistant. Sara loves going on cruises and traveling all around. She is a dog mom to Shadow and also has a gift for working with special needs children.

Amy – Clinical Assistant

Amy is a Registered Dental Assistant who joined the KCC team in August of 2011. You’ll probably see her all around the office, as she serves as our Administrative Coordinator and one of our Clinical Assistants. Amy’s favorite TV shows are Big Bang Theory and First 48. Most of her time spent watching these are spent snuggled up with her sweet pup, Nala.

Carmen – Clinical Assistant

Carmen joined the KCC team in July of 2019. As a Registered Dental Assistant, she is a rockstar on our Clinical Team and as Lab Technician. Carmen values time spent with her husband, Nicholas, traveling, going to the beach and spending time with family.

Natalee – Clinical Assistant

Natalee joined the KCC team in 2022 as a Clinical Assistant. She is currently a freshman in college. When she is not working at KCC, HEB or studying, you can find her watching some of her favorite shows on Netflix. Natalee and her boyfriend enjoy being adventurous and visiting different cities in Texas. Her favorite part about working at KCC is getting to impact the lives of kids!

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Jessica – Admin Assistant

Jessica joined the KCC team in 2016. While she has served many roles on our team, Jessica currently serves mostly behind the scenes. Her roles include helping with marketing and managing our social media accounts. In fact, Jessica owns a social media management company. She also has a passion for helping women walk through addiction recovery. In Jessica’s spare time, you can find her mudding with her husband, Matt, on their 4 wheelers and SXS or playing with their dogs, Damian and Kooper!