Meet Our Staff
Meagan Mardis- Insurance (Treatment Plan Coordinator)
Meagan grew up in Holliday, Tx and attended Vernon College for Dental Assisting in 2018. Meagan’s mom was also a dental assistant/office manager for many years; which is what sparked her interest in becoming a dental assistant. Meagan joined our team in 2020. She has worked her way from an assistant to our Insurance Coordinator. She helps our patients understand their dental insurance benefits and works with them to apply those benefits to their proposed treatment plans.
Meagan and her husband Josh, have two daughters and two dogs. They fell in love with the Iowa Park community and decided to plant their roots here. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys making road trips anywhere to visit new places or see family. She also has a passion for photography, and can usually be found with a camera in hand.
Deanna Otts-Whitfield, RDH, BSDH, MSHCQS (Dental Hygienist)
Deanna Otts-Whitfield, RDH, BSDH, MSHCQS has been practicing clinical hygiene for 13 years in Texas. Since receiving her Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from Texas Women’s University in 2009, she has practiced in community health and private practice, as well as served as the primary hygienist at the State Supported Living Center in Brenham, Texas. During her time at SSLC, Deanna coordinated an innovative suction toothbrushing program, served as the interim dental clinic director and became an OSHA trainer, speaking at meetings across the state.
Seeking to expand her knowledge and skills after ten years of practicing dental hygiene, Deanna received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Quality & Safety from Sam Houston State University, where she was also appointed as the new face of the program which featured her skills and accomplishments on the University website. She has also been featured in Registered Dental Hygienist magazine and plans to pursue her PhD in the future.
Deanna and her husband currently reside in Wichita Falls where they enjoy traveling and meeting new people. She is also involved with volunteer organizations as she completed a mission trip to Honduras to provide dental care for impoverished people, has been a member of the Texas Dental Hygienist’s Association, and volunteered at community health programs in the DFW area. Deanna loves helping people and is focused on advancing her hygiene skills as well as continuing to educate herself on new advancements in the industry.
Evelyn Ehrhardt (Dental Hygienist)
Evelyn was raised in Quito – Ecuador, where she obtained her bachelor in Business Administration with Cum Laude. Her love for the dental profession began in 2004 when she got married with Dr. Ehrhardt. Soon after getting married she enrolled in Fresno College and later in Cypress College, where she was able to fulfill her dream of becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. At Cypress College she received the Clinician Dedication Special Needs Patients Award. She won the First Place for Research Poster and Presentation at The American Dental Hygienist Association, and she received an award from the Hispanic Dental Association. For Evelyn, having the business administration and dental hygiene backgrounds is a great combination to bring her best to Iowa Park Dental.
Evelyn has a passion for providing excellent patient care and believes that patient education is key in the prevention of oral disease. She is passionate about serving others and has participated in heath campaigns with Lions International, Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, CDA Cares and Team Smile, which have brought fullness to her life. Evelyn likes cooking, eating nutritious foods and living a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Ehrhardt, and their dog, Benny.