Meet the Team

Dr. Jake R. Williams

Dr. Jake R. Williams graduated in the top 3% of his dental class, magna cum laude, from the prestigious Creighton University Dental School in Omaha, Nebraska. Since then, Dr. Williams has gained many years of experience and special training in general, implant, clear aligners, full mouth reconstructions and pediatric dentistry. Most people know Dr. Williams from his work and reputation with cosmetic smile makeovers. Dr. Williams has practiced dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska, Colorado Springs, Colorado and most recently, since 2014, in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Williams is also Level 2 sedation certified which enables him to provide anxiety relief through moderate conscious sedation of nervous patients.

Dr. Shawn Beals

Dr. Shawn Beals is from Safford, which is a small mining town in Arizona. He got his bachelor’s degree in applied biological sciences from Arizona State University before being accepted to Midwestern University, College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. At MWU, Dr. Beals received extensive training in all areas of general dentistry, especially crowns and bridges, implant dentistry and endodontics. He is especially passionate about cosmetic dentistry and receives tremendous joy in making people more confident with their smile.

Dr. Beals has been married to his wonderful wife Valerie for 13 years and they have four beautiful kids. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling, exercising and eating.

His charisma, kindness and warmth resonates in the way he works with the team and patients. He puts forth all efforts to maintain the highest standard of quality care and friendly customer service that our practice has become known for.

Dr. Ashley Cole

Dr. Ashley Cole moved to El Paso from Long Island, NY, which is where she was born and raised. She received her B.S. degree in biology from Clemson University and after finishing her undergraduate studies, she started a new chapter in Charleston, South Carolina, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. To further her dental skills, she completed a one year AEGD residency with East Carolina University where she received advanced training in crown, bridge and implant restorations, root canal therapy and digital dentistry. Dr. Cole has a passion for patient centered care and building strong relationships with the patients she treats. One of her favorite aspects of dentistry is transforming a nervous patient’s experience into something positive. Her vibrant personality and understanding nature make it easy for patients to feel comfortable.

Dr. Cole played softball through college so in her spare time, she enjoys giving pitching lessons. She also enjoys soaking up sun at the pool, traveling and spending time with family, friends and her cat, Sebastian.

Dr. Alex Havig

Dr. Alex Havig graduated from A.T. Still University in Gilbert, Arizona. While Arizona has always been home, his dental career has taken him to Bossier City, Louisiana, and now El Paso. He is an experienced general dentist who is passionate about connecting with patients and restoring their smiles. He is skilled in all areas of general dentistry including dentures, crowns, implants and SureSmile® aligners.

Dr. Alex Havig was raised in Gilbert, Arizona. He and his wife, Kelsey have three beautiful children. In his spare time Dr. Havig enjoys exercising, traveling, golfing and spending time with his family. Dr. Havig and his family have loved living in El Paso and are excited to see what the future holds for them here.

Meet Our Team

The team at Agave Dental Care is here not only to help our dentists provide you with top-notch dental care in El Paso, Texas. Our team is also here to make sure that every aspect of your visit is the best it can be. Our friendly, experienced team members can answer your questions about your treatment, see to your comfort and even help you with insurance and financial issues. You can meet them below and when you call 915-755-7697 for your appointment. Our team members speak English, Spanish and Russian for the convenience of our patients.

Amanda

Regional Office Manager | Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda attended Career Centers of Texas, where she made the dean’s list in 1995. She joined our team in January 2017 and loves the feeling of family and of being part of a professional team that is so great at what they do. Amanda manages several offices and works hard to motivate and teach our team so that we can do our very best and help our patients maintain their oral health.

Amanda has been married for over 24 years and has four daughters and nine grandchildren. When not in the office, she loves to read, dance and play with her grandchildren.

Claudia

Hygiene Manager | Front Desk | Registered Dental Assistant

Claudia attended the EPCC dental assistant program to receive her associate degree. She is also certified as a medical assistant. She joined our team in February 2007 and loves our great patients! She also enjoys being part of a team that is always up to date with the latest technology and changes and that stays at the forefront of all the exciting changes in dentistry. Claudia is often found helping our patients feel at ease and helping them learn more about their oral health and dental procedures.

Claudia is a mother of two sons and one daughter, and she is a proud grandmother of one granddaughter. Outside the office, she enjoys taking walks, watching football (especially the Cowboys) and spending time with her friends and family.

Sandy

Lead Dental Assistant

Sandy graduated with her Associate in Applied Science in dental assisting in 2015 from El Paso Community College. In addition to the standard training for registered dental assistants, she also completed training to become a certified dental assistant, which is the nationally recognized certification for dental assistants. Sandy joined our team in 2018 and appreciates her flexible working school and the way that our team functions as a unit. She enjoys that we always pull together and assist each other to care for our patients and keep our office running as smoothly as possible. She contributes to the success of our office in many ways, including supply management, day-to-day operations of dental assistants, support for our dental hygienists, mentoring for dental assisting students and on-boarding for new team members.

Sandy married her high school sweetheart and together they have three children and two beautiful granddaughters, as well as a dog. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Griselda (Gracie)

Registered Dental Assistant

Gracie graduated from dental school in 2009 and joined our team in 2020. She has four children, two boys and two girls, and three dogs.

Joann Lopez

Dental Assistant

Joann values the culture at Agave Dental Care, being able to help our patients and bring smiles to other people. She always makes an effort to be patient and take care of all our nervous patients. She does everything she can to help the team and make the office run smoothly.

Joann is a 2014 graduate of Vista College and has been with us since February 2021. She has a beautiful son who is her life. She really enjoys likes being outside and playing with her son.

Lulu

Registered Dental Hygienist

Lulu joined our dental family in April 2021, and she enjoys being able to see and care for patients that she has known for over 20 years and with whom she has built trusting relationships. Lulu has one son and three grandchildren. Outside the office, Lulu enjoys riding her bicycle and going to the gym.

Amber U.

Dental Assistant

Amber graduated from Pima Medical Institute in October 2018 and joined our team in August 2020. For Amber, the best thing about being part of our team is feeling that we are a family. Amber enjoys helping each patient she meets to smile and feel comfortable in our office. She makes sure that we are prepared and on time for each patient so they can receive the treatments they need.

Amber and her husband are high school sweethearts and have been together for over 10 years. She enjoys drawing, dancing, playing pool and hiking, and each Sunday she can be found attending church, cooking and singing karaoke.

Rebecca

Registered Dental Hygienist

Rebecca attended the EPCC dental hygiene program, graduating with her associate degree in dental hygiene in 2021. She joined our team in 2021 and appreciates being part of a team where everyone is so great at what they do. As a dental hygienist, she is dedicated to helping prevent dental problems and treat periodontal disease to improve her patients’ quality of life and confidence in their smile.

Rebecca has one daughter, Evelyn.

Leslie

Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Leslie completed her dental assisting program at Brightwood College and joined our team in June 2020. She appreciates the kindness and humbleness found in our office and works hard to learn new things and lead her teammates on a great path.

Leslie has two sons.

Hermi

Registered Dental Hygienist

Hermi attended El Paso Community College for her Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene. She then attended the University of Texas at El Paso to complete her bachelor’s degree in education. Hermie joined our team in May 2022. She is a great team player and loves being part of such an awesome team that she works well with.

Outside the office, Hermi’s hobbies include walking and dancing.

Celina R.

Dental Assistant

Celina attended Vista College, graduating in 2014, and joined our team in September 2020. She loves her teammates and her schedule and works hard to learn and help as much as possible.

Adriana

Dental Assistant

Adrianna completed her training as a dental assistant in 2018 and her insurance processing training in 2000. In 2022, she become certified as a phlebotomist. Adrianna joined our team in May 2021, and she loves everything about our practice, from our amazing doctors and team to our incredible patients. She loves what she does and always maintains a positive attitude and a great sense of humor.

Adrianna is married and has one daughter. Outside the office she enjoys watching TV.

Juan

Dental Hygienist

Juan attended El Paso Community College (EPCC) for his dental hygiene degree before joining our team in September 2021. He appreciates the close friendships found at our office and works hard to help our patients receive the care they need and to keep our team running smoothly.

Juan is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has one daughter, and outside the office, his hobbies include going to the gym, watching movies and traveling.

Lorena

Regional Insurance Specialist

Lorena completed her degree in criminal justice at Hartnell College in 2001 and achieved her associate degree at Heald College in 2011 and medical assisting degree at Kaplan College in 2015. She joined our team for the first time in October 2020 and rejoined our practice in May 2022. Lorena is dedicated to providing accurate treatment plans to our patients, and she enjoys being part of a team where she is appreciated and where others are confident in her abilities.

Lorena has two children, Angel and Adrian, who are her life. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time at home with her family.

Tiffany

Dental Assistant

Tiffany attended Brightwood College, graduating in 2016 before joining our team in June 2021. She loves how much our doctors and team care about patients, and she always enjoys seeing how our patients’ teeth and smiles transform during their time with us.

Tiffany and her husband met in high school and have three children, one daughter and two twin boys. Outside the office, she enjoys being outdoors and organizing anything.

Amber L.

Front Desk Receptionist

Amber attended the University of Austin, where she graduated with a degree in child psychology in 2006. In 2019, she also completed her teaching degree in mathematics. Amber has 16 years of experience as a medical assistant and billing assistant. She joined our team in June 2021 and loves the atmosphere and teamwork of our office. She always greets our patients with a smile and uses her knowledge of dental insurance and benefits to provide great customer service for each person she meets.

Amber is married and has two handsome boys and a beautiful step-daughter. She is a fan of the Cowboys and, in her spare time, enjoys building vintage motorcycles and working on classic cars.

Roberta (Bobbie)

Office Staff

Bobbie attended Vista College, graduating in 2012 with her certification as a registered dental assistant. She joined our team in July 2020 and loves the awesome people she works with. She enjoys being part of a team that is kind, compassionate, loving and committed to providing the best possible customer services.

Bobbie and her husband have been married for over 35 years. Their son Paul just completed his MBA in accounting, and his wife, Amber, is studying to become an RN. Their son Joseph earned his doctorate in physical therapy, and his fiancée, Val, is completing her MBA. Outside the office, Bobbie enjoys spending time playing fetch with their lab, Cooper.

Bridget

Registered Dental Hygienist

Bridget earned her dental assistant certification in 2016 and her associate degree in dental hygiene from EPCC in 2021. She joined our team in October 2021, and she loves the positive atmosphere in our office and the willingness of our team to help each other out. Her positive attitude and upbeat personality make our office an enjoyable place to be each day.

Bridget is originally from Seattle and moved to El Paso in 2018. She has two dogs, Milo and Ollie, and in her spare time enjoys hiking with her dogs, working out and traveling.

Patricia

Dental Hygienist

Patricia completed her associate degree in dental hygiene at El Paso Community College. She joined our dental family in June 1988 and enjoys the relationships she has built with patients that she has known for over 30 years. She also loves being part of a team with such amazing doctors and coworkers. Patricia is dedicated to continued education and stays on top of developments in the dental field in order to provide excellent care to her patients.

Patricia has been married for over 35 years. She has two sons and one daughter, and her daughter is applying to dental school! Her hobbies include weightlifting, running and reading.

Jeannie

Dental Hygienist

Jeannie attended EPPC for her Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene, graduating in 1983. She also attended UTEP for her Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in sociology, which she completed in 1993. Jeannie joined our practice in April 1999 and loves being part of such a great team. She also appreciates our recent remodel and that all our equipment is up to date. With over 39 years of experience in the dental field, she enjoys seeing patients of all ages and appreciates the flexibility of our office.

Jeannie has been married for over 38 years and has one son and one daughter. Her son currently lives in Austin and her daughter is a medical student who aspires to be a pediatrician.

Angelly

Lead Registered Dental Assistant

Angelly completed her bachelor’s degree in social work as well as her dental assisting certification. She joined our team in November 2020 and enjoys working with an amazing team and such great patients. She communicates effectively and is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care.

Angelly is happily married and has two daughters, whose volleyball games she enjoys attending.

Jessica

Dental Assistant

Jessica completed her schooling at Pima Medical Institute in August 2021 and her externship in January 2022 before joining our team in March 2022. She enjoys meeting amazing people every day and learning about their lives, and she always maintains a positive attitude.

Jessica’s family consists of her mother, father, one sister, five dogs and her boyfriend of three years. Her hobbies include cooking, painting, baking and off-roading. She hopes to return to school in the future and become a dental hygienist.