Michael D. Plunk, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dr. Plunk has provided exceptional pediatric dental and orthodontic care in the White Rock/ Casa Linda communities of Dallas for 30 years. He is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he was a yell leader and Permanent Class President. Dr. Plunk completed his dental training, including graduate studies in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He has been a guest lecturer to graduate students in both pediatric and orthodontic departments of Baylor as well. He has practiced both specialties since 1985 offering his patients the most comprehensive approach to their dental care. Dr. Plunk continues to live in our community with his wife Carol. They have two grown children, Jeff and Sarah, both living in the Dallas area.
Katie ~ Front Desk Administrator
Katie joined Dr. Plunk’s team in 2015 with valuable experience as a Registered Orthodontic Dental Assistant. She now brings that experience to the front office coordinating orthodontic care for our patients. She will also help you with scheduling, insurance and billing questions and moves with ease from front office to the treatment area if needed. Her energy, enthusiasm and creativity is contagious! Katie lives in Dallas and outside of the office she loves to travel and experience new adventures.
“I am very honored to have the opportunity to work beside some of the most talented women. Dr. Plunk has always been a doctor I’ve seen myself working for and learning from”
Elizabeth ~ Front Desk Adminstrator
Elizabeth is our newest team member with over ten years of experience in pediatric / orthodontic dentistry. She assists with scheduling, billing and accommodating your financial needs. As our insurance coordinator, she is responsible for updating, verifying and explaining your child’s dental benefits and how it relates to their treatment. She leaves you well informed and your mind at ease so you can focus on your child’s treatment. Elizabeth lives in Dallas with her three-year-old daughter and enjoys cooking and trying out new restaurants around town.
“I’m really excited to be a part of this team and love the laid back and fun atmosphere that Dr. Plunk brings to work every day. It’s also great to be working less than a mile from home (and where I grew up) in this wonderful neighborhood!”
Donna ~ Registered Dental Hygienist
With over 25 years in Pediatric Dentistry, Donna earned her Dental Hygiene degree in 1995 from Tarrant County College. Her love of children and outgoing personality serve her well as our Office Coordinator where in addition to her hygiene responsibilities, she acts as a liaison between patient, doctor and parent, recapping office visits and teaching families about home care. Donna has developed our infant oral health program and has a true passion for teaching parents preventive dental care for a lifetime of healthy teeth!
“It brings me great pride to see so many of you who have grown up in our practice returning now as parents with children of your own. And thank you Dr. Plunk for the MOST REWARDING CAREER IN THE WORLD!” - Donna
Lesa ~ Registered Dental Hygienist
Lesa received her Degree from Baylor College of Dental Hygiene in 1984. She joined Dr. Plunk’s practice in 1991 serving both in a part time and now, a full time capacity. Lesa loves to cook, read, and dabbles in photography. She values her “work family” and enjoys practicing with a team that truly has a heart for children.
“Dr. Plunk has built a practice on honesty and integrity and I feel very privileged to have worked with him for 20+ years”. - Lesa
Vicky ~ Registered Dental Assistant
This summer, Vicky will celebrate 25 years on the Plunk Team. She truly values her relationships with both her patients and fellow team members. Vicky assists both in our office and at Children’s Medical Center where Dr. Plunk treats patients once a month. Her years of experience are immeasurable! She has two amazing adult children and a lovely daughter-in-law and is currently known as “GiGi” to her first grandchild, Jace! Vicky’s spare time is spent on DIY projects, Zumba and road trips!
“I’ve been blessed to come to work every day in an environment of true quality & professionalism in a neighborhood where I grew up, Casa Linda!” - Vicky
Sarah ~ Registered Dental Assistant
Sarah was born in Houston, Texas but has lived in the DFW area most of her life. She has been a pediatric dental assistant since January 2003 and joined Dr. Plunk’s team in March 2014. Sarah loves working with children and making their dental experience amazing and memorable. Her free time is spent with two young daughters that love the outdoors, swimming and horseback riding.
“It is so rewarding to teach young patients that dentistry can be fun and to see them laughing and smiling after their dental visits.” - Sarah
Susan ~ Registered Dental Hygienist
Susan is our “full-time, flexible” Dental Hygienist. You’ll see her here on especially demanding days like school holidays and several weeks during summer break to help accommodate patients during this busy time. Susan graduated from Baylor Caruth School of Dental Hygiene in 1981 and lives in our East Dallas Community.
“Dr. Plunk was an outstanding Pediatric Dentist for our large family and now as an employee, I have learned what a generous and loving spirit he has for his patients and his team members” -Susan
Debbie ~ Administrative Assistant
As a part-time Administrative Assistant, Debbie works mostly behind the scenes of Plunk Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. She helps coordinate administrative and financial aspects that help operate a busy practice. She attended Abilene Christian University and has had a dental career expanding 20+ years.