Our Staff

Candise Abel

Candise joined Fadal Pediatric Dentistry in 1997.
Serving as the Appointment Coordinator, Candise handles patient scheduling, presents treatment plans, verifies insurance and enjoys getting to know the patients.

During her spare time, you can find Candise entertaining family and friends and spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Nikki Applegate

Nikki has served as a dental assistant to Dr. Rogers since 2008. She works very closely with our teenage patients to make sure they have a wonderful experience.

Nikki is nitrous certified and is also the OSHA representative for the practice, ensuring the safety of our patients and staff.

In her free time, Nikki enjoys fishing with her husband and spending time with her daughter.

Debra Bussey

Debra received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Women’s University, and brings over 40 years experience practicing dental hygiene in pediatrics, periodontics and general dentistry to the Fadal Pediatric team.

Debra and her husband Bill Bussey, DDS, live at Lake Cherokee.  They have one son, Zachary, and a daughter-in-law, Chelsea. She enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, traveling and hot air ballooning.

Amanda Fisher

Amanda has served as Dr. Fadal’s assistant since 2013. She loves working with children and making them feel comfortable when they visit the dentist is her top priority.

Amanda and her husband Adam live in Harleton where they have served on the Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Amanda enjoys all sports, the outdoors and fishing.

Amy Gay

Amy has assisted Dr. Fadal since 2013. She is very energetic and loves working with our special needs patients. Her goal each day is to make sure that each patient has a great experience and receives the best care possible.

Amy enjoys working out, hiking, farming and spending time with her husband Kurt and their children, Corey and Leah.

Paula Harle

After receiving her dental hygiene degree from Tyler Junior College, Paula joined Fadal Pediatric in 1999.
Paula is semi-retired and enjoys spending her time away from work with her family. 

Paula and her husband Joe have two daughters and two precious grandchildren, Audrey and Walker.

Debbie Harris

Debbie joined the Fadal Pediatric team in 1986.  She started out as a dental assistant and now serves as the Office Manager.

Debbie’s responsibilities include overseeing the daily business activities of the practice and attending to the needs of the physicians, staff and patients.

On her days off, Debbie likes to read, spend time with family and relax.

Tiffany Neill

Tiffany has served as a Dental Assistant with Fadal Pediatric since 2005.

With over 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Tiffany has a great chair-side manner and enjoys making our little patients laugh.

Tiffany and her husband Kelly have four daughters and two grandchildren that have completely stolen their hearts.

Tina Pepper

Tina is a dental hygienist that joined the Fadal Pediatric team in 2006 and is dedicated to making our littlest patients enjoy coming to the dentist.

Tina works in both the Longview and Marshall offices, and is also involved in educating students at area schools about the importance of oral health.

Most of Tina’s free time revolves around her daughter Maci, and attending softball games, gymnastics and shopping. She also enjoys grilling out with family.

Yareth Torres

Yareth is a native of Longview, Texas. After graduating from Longview High School, she attended East Texas Dental Academy where she received her Registered Dental Assistant certification.

Yareth enjoys being a dental assistant and working with patients. She also enjoys spending time with her two daughters.

Lisa Wright

Lisa joined the Fadal Pediatric staff in 2006. She is a native of Longview and received her degree in Dental Hygiene from Tyler Junior College.

She is certified in sealant application and nitrous oxide sedation, and has over thirty years of experience as a dental hygienist.

Lisa enjoys cooking, reading, fishing and watching the Dallas Cowboys. She and her husband Walt have three sons; Austin, Brandon and Collin.