Meet The Team!
Timothy E. Gardner
Dr. Tim Gardner is a long time resident of Montgomery County and graduated from the Woodlands High School in 1983. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BBA of Finance. He then graduated with Honors from the University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1991. While there, he served as Class President for his final three years. He was also one of five students selected to participate in their pre-doctoral implant course where he learned to place and restore implants. Dr. Gardner is passionate about the art and science of dentistry and realizes the impact he can have on people’s self-esteem, confidence and overall health. He truly enjoys serving the people of Montgomery County for the last 25 years. Dr. Gardner is one of only 271 dentists in the nation who has earned his Fellowship (LVIF) from the prestigious LVI Institute. Due to his commitment to continuing education, Dr. Gardner is able to treat patients who are suffering from chronic head and neck pain, TMJ/TMD issues, sleep apnea, bad bites, etc. This dedication distinguishes Dr. Gardner by proving his dedication to quality of care and a desire to master complex procedures in order to provide the best comprehensive care for his dental patients. In addition to the LVIF, Dr. Gardner has also earned his Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Orthodontic Society, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is currently pursuing his mastership from the Las Vegas Institute and Academy of General Dentistry, as well as his diplomat status in the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Orthodontic Society. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Gardner enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing tennis, golfing, water skiing, hunting, gardening and doing just about anything outdoors.
Credentials and Memberships
LVI Fellow and Preferred Dentist
Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Orthodontic Society
American Dental Association
American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Texas Dental Association
Conroe Chamber of Commerce Since 1992
World Academy of Laser Dentistry
Member of the Better Business Bureau
Meet the Team
Danielle Shirley – RDA & Clinical Team Leader / Instructor
I have over 15 years of dental assisting experience. I attended Blinn College and graduated from Houston Dental Assistant School. I have a license in nitrous oxide, sealant application and coronial polishing. I have three children; one is attending Texas A&M University. I have lived in Magnolia for 22 years. I love spending time with family and seeking out opportunities for self-development. I also love to teach others everything I know to help leave an impact. If I were not a dental assistant, I would have been a marine biologist.
Carissa Fox – Tour Guide / Treatment Coordinator & Business Team Leader
I enjoy working with Dr. Gardner and seeing him live out his God-given talent. His compassion and drive to care for his patients are outstanding qualities to witness. Working for him has given me the opportunity to not only help broaden my knowledge of the dental field, but to really expand my character traits in such a positive manner, as we give back to the community with our charity events. I was born and raised in Mississippi and moved to Texas in 2016. I am happily married to my husband, Luke, and we have two beautiful daughters, Avery and Abigail. During my free time, I enjoy reading books, being outdoors, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy checking out all the local festivals. In 2012, I earned my associate degree in applied science. I became a registered dental assistant in 2018 by attending the Montgomery County Dental Assisting School. I am also certified in CPR and have experience in medical coding. I have been in the healthcare industry for almost eight years, and I began working with Dr. Gardner in 2017.
Jamy Furnandez – Instructor & Registered Dental Assistant
I am very grateful to be a part of Dr. Gardner’s dental team and to offer every state-of-the-art, progressive treatment option found in dentistry today. His vision, heart, and extensive training in physiologic dentistry is second to none. I am excited to be a part of this dental family as we wholeheartedly work toward restoring our patients’ oral health to full function and comfort for years to come. I’m from Honduras, a small but beautiful country! I moved to Texas in 2011, and as you can imagine, I had a lot of obstacles to overcome—but I had a goal for new opportunities and a better life. I have always worked hard for what I want, especially for the big plans I have for the future! I have a passion to travel, cook, garden, play sports and do many home improvements, but always make time with family, friends, and God a priority, as well as volunteering in my community and my church. I am happily married to my best friend, Trevor. We like to travel, try new restaurants and on a lazy day, we stay home watching movies or TV shows. We also have a pit bull named Knight. He is a happy and active dog always on play mode. During my time off, when I am not visiting family, I play with makeup and watch tons of YouTube videos (my guilty pleasure). I love the beach; my favorite color is pink; I love pasta, pizza and baleadas (a Honduran dish). I decided to become a dental assistant because I wanted to invest my time and effort into helping others smile again! I feel extremely blessed to be working with Dr. Gardner and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to learn and work with an amazing staff I am lucky enough to call coworkers. Dr. Gardner has a way of practicing dentistry that is different from others. He creates a connection with the patients to further serve them and their dental needs.
Oly Rodriguez – Instructor & Registered Dental Assistant
I have been in the dental field for 10 years and began working for Dr. Gardner’s office in 2012. The dental assistant position allows me to communicate and interact with patients. I enjoy helping patients overcome any concerns about their treatment and explaining the technologies and materials we use. I am also very happy to help patients who speak Spanish I love the way all of our patients become part of our dental family. Our practice is dedicated to providing the best dental care to all patients. We do our best to make all patients’ visits as pleasant and comfortable as possible. I’m really honored to be part of this team. I am committed to making your dental visit very enjoyable. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids, playing any outdoor sport or just relaxing at home watching movies.
Gabriel Fuentes – Instructor / RDA & Treatment Coordinator
I joined Dr. Gardner’s team in July 2020, and I have been dental assistant certified since 2015 from Brightwood College. I am currently attending Lonestar College to become a hygienist. My favorite things about the practice are the family environment with the staff, doctors, and patients as well as how much love Dr. Gardner has given to the community. I always want to ensure that our patients always feel at home and make sure I can be helpful regarding their finances by showing them different patient options. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Karina, as well as doing photography and music on the side. We have a Shi-poodle dog and love spending time with him and going on walks after work and during the weekends. We are also involved in helping church ministries.
Tracey Tsitso – Marketing Director
I joined Dr. Gardner and his team in March 2020. I am really enjoying being part of this team and truly enjoy my work. We begin each day with a team prayer, and it is honestly the best way to start our day. I am married and have three sons. I enjoy spending time at the beach under an umbrella in a comfortable chair with my husband and try to go as often as possible. I enjoy traveling and have been blessed to visit many places in the United States and many other countries. My absolute favorite travel was a trip we took to Italy, where I was fortunate enough to attend a Catholic high mass by a cardinal in a 3,000-year-old cathedral in Genoa. It was an incredibly amazing spiritual experience! I really love volunteering in the community. I’ve volunteered as a Catholic faith formation teacher, breast cancer charity fundraiser, American Cancer Society committee member, and American Heart Association fundraiser. I have also volunteered on several American Diabetes Association campaigns, as my oldest son has Type 1 Diabetes. I live in Spring, Texas and moved to Texas in 1995 from Chicago. I literally started college the actual day I took my youngest son to kindergarten. I studied communications, marketing, journalism and have a passion for overall wellness. I was previously a Corporate Wellness Coordinator for a global company and have always worked in healthcare.