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About Us

The Dedicated Team at Transcend Dental

  • Dr. Matt Carpenter

    Holistic Dentist

    Dr. Carpenter has built his reputation on the exceptional technical quality of his work and the genuine, heart-felt interaction he has with his patients.

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  • Melissa Russ, ND

    Naturopathic Doctor

    Melissa specializes in a broad spectrum of health care needs. Her scope of practice covers the entire Family…regardless of age! She is a teacher & practitioner encouraging others to take responsibility for their health. Melissa’s practice also addresses a wide variety of issues such as plant, food and chemical sensitivities, acute and chronic issues and overall body & lifestyle balancing. Her unique perspective takes into account the body, mind & Spirit. She believes going beyond the symptoms and searching for the underlying root cause. Her disciplines include Homeopathy, Herbology, Kinesiology and Nutrition.

  • Sharon McLaughlin

    Office Manager

    Transcend Dental Health is a unique combination of biological dentistry and natural health practices. We gain new information every day about Whole Body Health and want to share our knowledge with all patients. Every patient is important to me, each patient has individual needs, and our staff strives to honor our patients’ goals. The history of dentistry has been traditionally negative, yet we offer an environment of comfort and caring on all levels. I feel it is important to treat every person as I would like to be treated. My hope is that every patient feels like a member of the Transcend Dental Health Family. I have worked in the dental field for over 13 years and my goal is for every patient to receive a positive experience. It's an honor for me to be part of the team at Transcend Dental Health.

  • Jackie Franklin


    I have been a certified dental assistant for almost 10 years and enjoy my job with all my heart. I have a thirst for knowledge about every aspect of dentistry. I thrive on continuing to learn and research the ever changing dental technologies! It’s great to be part of a team who strives to achieve the patient’s best overall dental health and wellness, taking into account function, comfort, appearance and affordability. I enjoy making a patient comfortable by having their favorite things available when they come into the office, if it’s a hug, favorite song to listen to, or a warm blanket to cover up with. I graduated from Allied Health Careers in 2002. I am IV and Radiology Certified. I appreciate our doctor’s holistic approach to our patient’s wellness and it is a blessing to me to see their health improve as their dental work is completed. Transcend Dental Health offers safe biological dentistry that treats the needs of the whole body and I am proud to be a member of the team.

  • Debbie Beach

    Assistant Office Administrator / RDA

    l joined Transcend Dental Health in 2012 as an Assistant Office Administrator. I graduated from The Center for Dental Professionals in 2010 in Austin, Texas. This career choice was perfect for me because | wanted to be in an environment to help others. I also received my Phlebotomy Certificate from Central Texas Phlebotomy institute of San Antonio, TX. I'm grateful that Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Russ gave me an opportunity to learn about being mercury free and to live a healthy lifestyle. The secret to success is to love what you do. One important goal in my life is to always humble myself and thank God for my continuous Blessings. l am very happy to be part of this extremely professional team. We as a team strive to treat all of our patients as family because your dental health is one of our top priorities.