Meet Our Hygienist

Kari Heard, RDH, BSDH, MSHE

Certification Track Orofacial Myologist- Clinical Dental Hygienist

Kari graduated from the Blinn College Dental Hygiene Program in 2010.  She was awarded the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award for her clinical skills, and she was also the recipient of the Blinn College Dental Hygiene Community Service Award for her leadership and service to the local community.  Kari enjoys learning and loves sharing that knowledge with her patients.  She decided to continue her education and graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2013 and a Master of Science in Health Education from Texas A&M University in 2015.  Gig’em Ags!  Kari is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Texas Dental Hygienists Association.  Through her yearly continuing education courses for her dental hygiene licensure, Kari has learned that orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) affects 38% of the general population and 81% of children with speech issues.  Kari has taken coursework in orofacial myology and is currently a certification track orofacial mycologist which now enables her to provide therapy services for patients with OMDs.  When Kari is not working or learning you will most likely find her outdoors with her husband, Brent.  She enjoys gardening, being on the water, sports, baking, and spending time with friends and family.